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    Might have just a slight propensity to roll . . .
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    it's a backwards fuel efficient reliant robin.
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    I can't wait for the Top Gear (UK) special on it.
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    Pastel/Bright green? That's your best foot forward guys? Really?


    Too many things about this particular car I don't dig, but I have to admit that a low-cost single seater with storage space (I'm not going to call it a 2-seater because I anticipate a lot of people would refuse to get in the back of that thing), really good fuel economy and decent accelleration like this appeals to someone like me who is a bachelor and has almost zero need for anything larger...

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    Anticipated 5 star safety? really guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmin View Post
    Anticipated 5 star safety? really guys?
    Yeah everything about that commercial was annoying to me. Plus the car sucks. Other than that, great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepass View Post
    Pastel/Bright green? That's your best foot forward guys? Really?


    Too many things about this particular car I don't dig, but I have to admit that a low-cost single seater with storage space (I'm not going to call it a 2-seater because I anticipate a lot of people would refuse to get in the back of that thing), really good fuel economy and decent accelleration like this appeals to someone like me who is a bachelor and has almost zero need for anything larger...

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    Anything that small better stick out. Bright obnoxious colors work!

    This reminds me a bit of the Can-Am Spyder 3-wheeled motorcycles, but with a surrounding shell, airbags, etc.
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    But why only 3 wheels? 4 wheels are more stable but at the price of more weight, material cost, and probably slightly reduced gas mileage.

    We'll see if this goes anywhere. Will it be yet another automotive flop or will it gain traction like the Tesla electric cars? Personally, I love seeing new ideas, technologies, etc. come to the market and hope this car does well.

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    Conceptually I love the idea of a commuter pod. Lots of folks don't need much for a second vehicle -- especially if you only had to spend 8 grand out of the door on the purchase. But I ain't holdin' my breath for it to appear in dealerships...

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    I just bought a Passat TDI and I am averaging 40 mpg combined city and hwy. If it's mostly freeway 48 mpg is pretty easy to get at 75 MPH and the A/C blowing :-)
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    Gas is way too cheap in the US to make anything like that work.
    Maybe when it'll be $9/gallon and people will make their purchases based on actual usage parameters... right now it seems that every teenager that works in Mcdonalds needs a lifted V8 behemoth to get the girls.

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