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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yes, but out of the rain, and with A/C and heat, The A/C is VERY important in Houston

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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    Yes, but out of the rain, and with A/C and heat, The A/C is VERY important in Houston
    For $3K to $4K one can buy a small used pick-up truck (e.g. Mazda B series) leaving $3K to $4K towards the increased fuel needed. This also allows carrying tools (and any other cargo), towing a trailer (as required) and no need for a motorcycle license.
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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    For $3K to $4K one can buy a small used pick-up truck (e.g. Mazda B series) leaving $3K to $4K towards the increased fuel needed. This also allows carrying tools (and any other cargo), towing a trailer (as required) and no need for a motorcycle license.
    But I already have an F-150 for that stuff, and intend to keep it.
    The Elio would just be to commute, out of the waether.

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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    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.
    ...and that's a bigger problem to solve than building high MPG cars. I'm a big fan of the idea of providing a gas tax break for carpoolers. Not entirely sure how to administer it, but doing so would take cars off the road and that's the best way to reduce fuel consumption, extend road life, make our roads safer and reduce enforcement costs. The Elios might make a decent back-up car for running to the store for milk and the like, but we should be focusing on finding ways to get cars off the road entirely instead of just finding ways to make people feel better about putting more cars on the road.
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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

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    Size matters, Mr. Hat.
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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    ...and that's a bigger problem to solve than building high MPG cars. I'm a big fan of the idea of providing a gas tax break for carpoolers. Not entirely sure how to administer it, but doing so would take cars off the road and that's the best way to reduce fuel consumption, extend road life, make our roads safer and reduce enforcement costs. The Elios might make a decent back-up car for running to the store for milk and the like, but we should be focusing on finding ways to get cars off the road entirely instead of just finding ways to make people feel better about putting more cars on the road.
    I am not sure how you do the tax breaks, but I work across from a HOV parking lot.
    People with more than one passenger can bypass the traffic.
    Single drivers, will pick up people waiting in the parking lot, so they can use the HOV.
    I assume the same thing happens at the other end.
    At around 7:30 AM the times savings is about 45 min.

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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I don't think that's such a hot idea. Cars are often needed for emergencies and people wouldn't appreciate having to send in a payment to the bank (via whatever means) before being allowed to drive their kid with a broken leg to the hospital.
    Where, in that little thing, are you going to put a kid with a broken leg?

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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Where, in that little thing, are you going to put a kid with a broken leg?
    Or my golf clubs?
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    Re: 6800 bucks 84 mpg american made

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    ...and that's a bigger problem to solve than building high MPG cars. I'm a big fan of the idea of providing a gas tax break for carpoolers. Not entirely sure how to administer it, but doing so would take cars off the road and that's the best way to reduce fuel consumption, extend road life, make our roads safer and reduce enforcement costs. The Elios might make a decent back-up car for running to the store for milk and the like, but we should be focusing on finding ways to get cars off the road entirely instead of just finding ways to make people feel better about putting more cars on the road.
    It is automatic - the same amount of fuel then transports two (or more) folks. By splitting the fuel costs (or rotating who drives), not only do you save the fuel tax but the cost of the fuel as well.
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