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      09-11-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
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Brabus Smart

Anybody driven one here?

My mother loves the Smart and wants to get one. Seems to be an awful lot of car for the money.

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I got one. Best 22k i've ever spent Let me know if you would like some pics
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I got one. Best 22k i've ever spent Let me know if you would like some pics
Yeah, i would appreciate some pictures.

Big question is, is it okay to drive at about 60MPH?

This will primarily be a city car but it would be great to know if it can handle the outer lane on the highway if required.

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id just get a regular the brabus is a little redonkulous

I couldn't believe how less it cost, i thought a Brabus would cost more than that.
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whats the difference between the regular and brabus?
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My friend has a Smart, but it's on KW's and Brabus wheels...that thing looks too sick!
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they are nice get around cars. people take them way too seriously though. i dont love em nor do i hate em but they are fun to drive. the brabus looks nice.

only difference is springs and the brabus wheels.
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I've got a Pure for commuting. The Brabus looks nice, but it's pointless without the turbo, imo.
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Yeah, i would appreciate some pictures.

Big question is, is it okay to drive at about 60MPH?

This will primarily be a city car but it would be great to know if it can handle the outer lane on the highway if required.

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Ill get some up for you tonight!

Well my commute primarily consists of Il-83 & Eisenhower highways so im doing 70-75 pretty much 90% of the way with no problems and the car seems more then willing. My only gripe about the car is the transmission. The shifts are very slow and you have to take your foot off the gas during the shifts, otherwise you will upset the car.
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whats the difference between the regular and brabus?
The Brabus Coupe gets;
- Staggered 15" front & 17" rear Brabus wheels.
- Lowered ride height with firmer suspension
- Far more aggressive front and rear bumber
- Exhaust system with twin center tips
- Sports seats
- And the best feature, the Tach
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I saw a Brabus SMART in the parking lot the other day. I thought it was funny A car company that tunes a car into a monster such as this:



...tunes this:



^instills fear and much trepidation into my heart.
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