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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

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    That's the thing. A pay-to-drive system would work better from a business perspective. Having car owners pay for access to their cars even once a month would ensure a steady cash flow that would make missed car payments a thing of the past. It would certainly put a lot of repo-services out of business.
    I don't know about you but I for one would never buy a car that required a code subject to change by somebody other than me. Microsoft and their now very defunct Music store where they sold drm'ed music and when they shut the store down didn't give you the key to play it. No I don't think its a very good idea. I think a lot of people would shy away from that.
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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    It's a single-seat vehicle. Look at the fuel economy from the perspective of MPG/person. If I buy a car that gets 30 MPG, but I carpool with three other people, that's moving four people @ 30 MPG or 120 MPG/person. The Elio is stuck at 84 MPG/person. It's stuff like this that makes me shake my head. You have a highly impractical vehicle that if put into large scale production would put more cars on the road than a practical one that could hold four people and put fewer cars on the road. Classic eco-nut dumbness. If you're the type who doesn't carpool, then go ahead and salve your conscience with one of these or you could start a carpool and do some REAL good.
    If you look at the freeway most cars only have one person in them. I am looking at one myself as depending on the available baggage space might make a really good runabout and errand vehicle.
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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I don't know about you but I for one would never buy a car that required a code subject to change by somebody other than me. Microsoft and their now very defunct Music store where they sold drm'ed music and when they shut the store down didn't give you the key to play it. No I don't think its a very good idea. I think a lot of people would shy away from that.
    Fine, then we change it to a system like that of calling cards. You buy a card. The card can be activated by a cashier after a debit card/cash payment. It's already used for other things like iTunes, calling cards, WoW etc. It wouldn't be hard to introduce to the rest of society.
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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    If I had the money, I'd love one of these. It's meant to be practical, not luxurious. Wouldn't want to go up and down the eastern seaboard in it though.

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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Looks like a motorcycle with an enclosure.


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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Does it come with a litter bag for easy disposal?

    It's a Plymouth Horizon? Dodge Omni ?

    What might be the crash test rating with, let's say, a semi tractor trailer? Instant coffin?

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    I don't see a cupholder in any of the pictures, but I hear that they do have one. At least they are smarter than the Mercedes folks were.

    How much for an optional ejector seat?

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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    At least they're building the thing in Louisiana.

    It looks like something you'd get if you bought a lifesized Buzz Lightyear figure for your kids.

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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    For $6400 you could buy a reasonable used car that may only get 30mpg, but has 4 seats, a spacious trunk, 150hp, safety, speed. For example a 2004 Corolla or Civic.

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