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John_Wayne
04-27-2006, 08:28 AM
Pic:
http://www.foxnews.com/images/201702/0_21_clever_car1.jpg

Link:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,193187,00.html

I saw this care demonstrated on a show called Top Gear. It's a great show and this is a cool car.

The rear carriage will stay stationary while the cab and front wheel will tilt like a motorcycle through turns. It gives you the feeling of being in a fighter jet when you fly......... er......... I mean, drive it.

I'd drive this back and forth to work for and get 100 mpg. I'd like it to have a higher top end speed than 80 mph though. It needs to have a few creature comforts as well. I've not heard if he has heat, A/C, radio, etc. But, those are all pretty simple and I'd assume that they are standard.
It is said that this is a two seater. But, where would the other person go. That looks like a tight fit.

Saulbadguy
04-27-2006, 08:30 AM
2.9 million. :)

John_Wayne
04-27-2006, 08:31 AM
2.9 million. :) Read the whole story. It'll cost about $8,500 - $17,000.

Saulbadguy
04-27-2006, 08:33 AM
Read the whole story. It'll cost about $8,500 - $17,000.
I'd think about it at $8,500. You aren't getting a whole hell of a lot of car. $17,000 is absurd.

jspchief
04-27-2006, 08:34 AM
Looks like a death trap. The blind spots of a car, without the protection.

John_Wayne
04-27-2006, 08:35 AM
You are not just buying the car. You are buying the fuel economy. That's why the current hybrid cars cost 2X what a regular car would cost. But, I agree, I'd pay $8,500, but maybe not $17,000.

John_Wayne
04-27-2006, 08:36 AM
Looks like a death trap. The blind spots of a car, without the protection. They SAY it's safe. But who knows? :shrug:

Saulbadguy
04-27-2006, 08:39 AM
Why would you need to go faster than 80 mph?

John_Wayne
04-27-2006, 08:44 AM
Why would you need to go faster than 80 mph? Sometimes I feel the need......... for speed!

If I were driving something like this, I'd want it to be zippy. I'd want it to have good acceleration and a decent top end speed, in order to weave in and out of traffic. We're Americans. Americans want to go fast. It's the American way.

Saulbadguy
04-27-2006, 08:45 AM
Sometimes I feel the need......... for speed!

If I were driving something like this, I'd want it to be zippy. I'd want it to have good acceleration and a decent top end speed, in order to weave in and out of traffic. We're Americans. Americans want to go fast. It's the American way.
That's pretty foolish.

jspchief
04-27-2006, 08:47 AM
Sometimes I feel the need......... for speed!

If I were driving something like this, I'd want it to be zippy. I'd want it to have good acceleration and a decent top end speed, in order to weave in and out of traffic. We're Americans. Americans want to go fast. It's the American way.So you want it for the fuel economy, but you want to be able to drive it in the least economical way possible? :shake:

John_Wayne
04-27-2006, 09:01 AM
So you want it for the fuel economy, but you want to be able to drive it in the least economical way possible? :shake: Yes. Exactly! I want to go 100 mph with 80 mpg fuel economy.

John_Wayne
04-27-2006, 09:02 AM
That's pretty foolish.

A.) That's American
B.) It's no more dangerous than riding a motorcycle.

Kerberos
04-27-2006, 09:17 AM
2.9 million. :)

Kind of hard to see a return on that investment huh ???



Read the whole story. It'll cost about $8,500 - $17,000.


Wonder what the government crash test rating on something like this would be??

:rolleyes:


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Brock
04-27-2006, 09:24 AM
Wonder what the government crash test rating on something like this would be??

:rolleyes:


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Probably similar to a motorcycle. Just guessing.

John_Wayne
04-27-2006, 09:25 AM
Kind of hard to see a return on that investment huh ???






Wonder what the government crash test rating on something like this would be??

:rolleyes:


. That's probably a cheap prototype, as prototypes go.

I would guess the crash test rating would be similar to a motorcycle.

MahiMike
04-27-2006, 09:32 AM
But where do you get the compressed gas to refuel? I'd buy one. Course I posted the link to the BMW C1 earlier - from which this car came from. Those are cool too....

Inspector
04-27-2006, 10:16 AM
Looks like it would be a pretty good commuter car for going back and forth to work.

At $8500 I might consider it, especially if I could find a used one with low miles for even less.

John_Wayne
04-27-2006, 10:18 AM
But where do you get the compressed gas to refuel? I'd buy one. Course I posted the link to the BMW C1 earlier - from which this car came from. Those are cool too.... It runs on gas too.

John_Wayne
04-27-2006, 10:19 AM
Looks like it would be a pretty good commuter car for going back and forth to work.

At $8500 I might consider it, especially if I could find a used one with low miles for even less. There won't be any used ones for quite a while.

Rain Man
04-27-2006, 10:20 AM
I'd buy something like this as a second car. It'd be better if I could get some kind of parking advantage with it, though. I pay $150 a month for my parking garage at work, and I'd hope that I could split a spot with another one of these vehicles for half the cost.

I like the Smart Cars that are apparently just becoming legal to sell in the U.S. (Apparently, they didn't meet EPA standards in the past.) However, I was at a car show last month, and they're trying to sell them for $20,000 or more. That's ludicrous. I could be wrong, but I was thinking that they were half that price in Europe.

Saulbadguy
04-27-2006, 10:25 AM
A.) That's American
B.) It's no more dangerous than riding a motorcycle.
No, i'm pretty sure it's just foolish.

Count Alex's Losses
04-27-2006, 10:28 AM
I'd buy one.

burt
04-27-2006, 10:32 AM
I'd buy one!!

Kraut
04-27-2006, 10:33 AM
Not a chance !

ChiefFripp
04-27-2006, 11:15 AM
Not sure I'd want the car that would come out the worst if it got in a wreck witha GEO Metro.

John_Wayne
04-27-2006, 11:36 AM
No, i'm pretty sure it's just foolish. So, you're against motorcycles? :hmmm: