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I'm thinking of buying one of these as a second car

just had a leaflet through from virgin cars offering one for ?6400

What do you think of them? - heard they can be chipped :)

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Have a test drive - the gearboxes are very odd (read my test drive of the roadster)

I think they can be chipped to 80bhp or so - I followed one yesterday and they are very nippy indeed [:D]
 

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Just ordered it - going to use it as my company car with my business logo /details on it.. lots of upgrades, even hybrid turbos - must resist the temptation on this car :)
 

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LIAMH,

I`m very interested in the deal offered by Virgin,

Is it a UK car?

Is it supplied by a UK dealer?

What`s the warranty supplied with it?

What delivery time have you been quoted?

Can you choose all the factory options?

You can PM me if you like but 6,400 is a pretty good price, I`m thinking of getting one for the `other half`

Cheers Simon
 

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My fiancee has one, it's top fun - like a tall go-kart [:D]

The seats are even comfy on long journeys and will happily cruise on the motorway all day at 80mph (hers is unchipped)
 

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I have been checking out some smart forums and i found a post of another virgin customer who ordered on the same day in the same colour picked it up on saturday - they only had PHAT RED and white left

Here are some pics

http://www.funkysmart.co.uk/uploaded/wispamint/200482151138_smartpic1.JPG

http://www.funkysmart.co.uk/uploaded/wispamint/200482151312_smartpic2.JPG

i had picked up a catalog from my local mercedes / smart dealer and i saw they have 2 option for the interior colour, i asked the girl what colour the interior was and she said grey.....from the pics this guy has posted you can see it not grey - not sure about the red - what do u think

Simon S3

They are pre- registered

MK7 700 CC Passion model

Air con as standard

they come with the 2 year warranty

Can't choose the options as they are already pre-registered

Its a great price as far and i can see and from the used car prices i've its a bargain

Taking it straight to be chipped at http://www.smartsrus.com/ - 84 bhp, more than the brabus

[:)][:)]
 

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Picked it yesterday - managed to get a silver one with grey interior instead of the red at no extra cost

I'm really pleased with it - the gearbox is a little odd, bit jerky on some gear changes but its got a nice little mid range punch in 2nd, 3rd and 4th, i think its a bargain at ?6399 - i see you can order a 54 reg passion for ?6200 from virgin now
 

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Yep, been looking at the Virgin site a lot, did the deal go as planned? Would you buy from them again?

Cheers Simon.

PS How did you manage to get silver for the same price as red?
 

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Yep they were good

just be a bit carefull when ordering - if its pre-registered

try to make sure what interior it has because the red interior isn't very nice - its more an orangy kind of colour - another customer was picking up a silver one at the same time and he got one with the red interior.

From the paperwork it looks like it was supplied from a Mercedes dealer in York.

They are nippy brings out the hooligan more than the Golf...lol

i was sat next to a new rolls royce yesterday, its the first time i've seen one in the flesh as well, Huge - would have been nice to get a photo, must have looked quite funny [:)][:)]
 

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LIAMH,

Have you got the second key from Virgin yet?

I heard that sometimes they can`t supply it and customers have been charged around 80 quid by Smart for a replacement.
 

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Have loads of fun. As odd as they are, they're still great little motors.

I've driven virtually all models of Smarts as my cousin has had more than quite a few plus his mate works for MB.

LOL! Anyhow, I once drove a Brabus fortwo Coupe to Oldham from London without stopping at all. Then stayed in Oldham for 20-30 mins and drove it back non stop again. GREAT FUN!

He's got a little Brabus roadster now.
 

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Makes you appreciate the Golf more as well

Hadn't drove my Golf for over a week - and it feels great jumping back into it...the seats feel excellent, the R32 steering wheel is perfect

hardly no body roll.....and so quick :)
 

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Now you have had the Smart for a little while. How is the build quality of the interior? Especially in terms of rattles and squeaks?
 
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