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2005 Smart ForTwo on eBay America

the car is located in Cleburne,Texas.

do you guys think that this guy converted it, or drove it in from Canada, or what?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Merce...02896746QQrdZ1
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Its a CDI...They are NOT US legal....The Pics are a Smart exported from Canada..None of the RIs have applied for a Smart CDI for the USA..and It would be $$$ to do the EPA testing

I Will stick with my Gas Smart
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but it says that it is in texas.

hey, you live in huntington beach. Same with me. Wow. I never knew that i am so close to you. guess it's a small world. Nice to meet you.
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What is the current "market" rate for getting a SMART converted? I understand the diesel is a no-go, are there specific model years that easier?



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Contact G and K in Santa Ana Ca..George can quote you prices on the DOT/EPA conversion
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Are the several hundred ZAP cars G&K is suppose to be converting done yet? I thought they were to have released the 1st batch last week?

http://www.automotive.com/features/90/auto-news/18769/index.html

Zaps website doesn't list them as being available or with prices.

Ideally, I'd rather find a used cabrio in Europe, Canada, or Mexico.

For $15K I'd like a Smart car, for $30K it becomes a lot less attractive. Used on eBay UK there are many selling for well under £5000. Even with the terrible exchange rate I could buy and ship it for under $10K. Unfortunately that is right hand drive so I'd have to look elsewhere. I just picked eBay UK b/c the site is in English. I know Gs were ridiculously expensive to convert, mostly b/c of the price Europa charged. The registered importers figured they could charge obscene amounts. The actual changes required were very minor.
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Contact G and K in Santa Ana Ca..George can quote you prices on the DOT/EPA conversion
Still waiting for a response from G&K. I'm worried they signed an exclusive SMART agreement w/ ZAP and won't do the job for me. Anybody have any luck getting a response or know a ballpark figure for the conversion?
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We Have a Smart Owner that had his car converted from G/K in Santa Ana..Yes George WILL convert your car..
Locate one in Europe..ship it over..put up the bond have G/K convert it..
Check out the site

smartenthusiast.com
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Here is a link to the UK Auto Trader for the cost of second hand Smart
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