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Elio Motors

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by awptickes, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. awptickes

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    B's new car?
     
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    He'll find something wrong with it. Don't worry.
     
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    I used to see these things all over in the 70s. The CanAm spyder isn't new at all.

    Hell, even the actual T-Rex is 14 years old.
     
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    That thing looks fucking stupid.
     
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    I like it, especially the price point. I've been watching their progress closely the last few months...
     
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    looks like a who car from "how the grinch stole christmas"
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Niche market definitely. Cool concept. But in NJ, overpopulated with soccer mom driven SUVs, I'd get run over.
     
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    I can dig it. I probably wouldn't buy one, but it could be a fun alternative to a motorcycle.

    it will probably be illegal here anyway after the gov't gets through with it, even with its 5-star
     
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    Fun alternative to a motorcycle? wtf.

    It's a cool idea but there's nothing in common from that and a motorcycle, it's like saying a guitar is like a piano because they both make music.
     
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    I'm curious now since I've been looking at jobs about an hour away, and something like this would be nice to use for that commute. Is the MPG EPA estimated?
     
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    pretty sure the specs are for the most part manufacturer claims/estimates
    these are still in the pre production testing phase
    i dont see anything mentioning EPA testing (not that EPA numbers are generally all that accurate anyway)
     
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    Might be small enough that it doesn't need to deal with EPA? kind of like a kit car?
     
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    Small as in the company.
     
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    I think its pretty sweet, maybe the company will get big enough to get aftermarket support, appears to be 4x100 ?
     
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    Guess you are missing the point of the car.

    Then again, given the chance, what car wouldn't you screw up.
     
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    Succinct, to the point and completely correct.

    The only company to pull this design off is Campagna.
     
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    I was referring mostly to the MPG/commute factor, not the fun factor/etc.
     
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