Did you settle for the Smart fortwo passion...
...because you couldn't justify the extra $26,000 for the Smart Crossblade Limited?
Well, don't despair, because if you bought one of the 43 fortwos recalled for defective paint, you could end up with a Crossblade at any moment:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the faulty paint was applied to the Smart’s chassis and Tridion safety cell framework. Apparently, the paint is a delaminating risk, and if the paint comes apart near the portion where the windshield and roof are adhesive-mounted, they could separate from the rest of the car [emphasis added]. According to NHTSA, "This could cause a crash if the roof or windshield separated from the vehicle while in motion.”
- Buy a fortwo passion coupe.
- Borrow a pressure washer.
- Apply pressure washer to windshield/roof adhesion areas until...
- ...you can sell the resulting "Krossblade" on eBay for $39k.
[first derivative H/T AutoblogGreen]