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Elio Motors: 84 mpg, Top Speed of 100 mph and Costs $6800 - Made In USA

This got me excited! Hope it doesn't get squashed by Big-Oil.


http://youtu.be/w-SawjhfwQk

http://www.eliomotors.com/my-strengths/



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Seems nice. The road

Seems nice. The road clearance is a bit low though; yes, it is made for on road driving, but I would still be weary, there are plenty of roads with large bumps as well as the occasional large rock. Would also also be nice if it had two doors instead of just one.
I would also prefer a different shaped body as well with it possibly covering over the front wheels

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

i wonder if i have to get a motorcycle license.

doesn't specify at website. says "most states don't" but contact my DMV.

ugh.

I hope its classified as a motorcycle...

...I already ride, and in WA you don't have to get insurance on a motorcycle. :)

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison

strange caveat

that's like having a crosswalk law, and exempting small children from using it.

I don't get the

I don't get the comparison...

Motorcycles rarely kill others, or cause damage. And besides mandatory insurance laws are BS

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--Voltaire

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and people rarely kill others crossing the street

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Touche...

...Mandatory vehicle insurance is just repackaged ObamaCare.
Government forcing people to buy something..... grrrr.

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does it offer

On demand 3 wheel drive?

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Phxarcher87's picture

I have a 1998 VW Jetta TDI

I get 50-55 mpg
5 seats
huge trunk
6-disk cd changer!! ---OH YEAH----
and a rEVOLution car badge on the back!!
Iv done 130mph in it
smoked a 2013 tdi golf a couple months ago going up the on-ramp to the high way

This thing look like an egg on wheels and you could never escape a fart in it.

THE CLASS OF CITIZENS WHO PROVIDE AT ONCE THEIR OWN FOOD AND THEIR OWN RAIMENT, MAY BE VIEWED AS THE MOST TRULY INDEPENDENT AND HAPPY.
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Cheer Up!

A VW Jetta looks like an egg carton on wheels. Yours may be OK, but VW don't have the best track record. Lots of people ride around most of the time with their other four seats being empty. CD...??? Slow down before you hurt someone! What's the price of a new VW? This isn't 15 years old. Most Jettas smoke EVERYTHING. BTW, my Ford, Chrysler, or Caddi would eat your Jetta, slow down, then let you catch up, and then run your VW into the ditch.Then I could turn around and crush it.

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Obviously, you know nothing of the VW diesels. Also listing entire other manufacturers whom make vehicles whith MULTIPLE problems is a laugh. Also, none of the vehicles you mentioned get ANYWHERE near a stock 50 mpg VW diesel.... even funnier if we were talking about a lightly modified pumpe dusse nibbling at 100mpg. LOL....

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Ha ha ha!

I mentioned the other vehicles in response to his statement of smoking a Golf. Do you find it funny that the difference between 30mpg and 50mpg is smaller than the difference between 50 and 85? Ha ha ha!

Phxarcher87's picture

baby bear

for what reason do you choose to live life?

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You go first.

henry9's picture

umm?

It does't look very well suited for winter travel here in Maine. I doubt I'll get to see too many.

I thought about winter travel in this too

They need to offer a winter option of a snowmobile rear track and bolt on skis for the front, then it would be a great winter beater.

deacon's picture

looks like a spider with a body

but it is kind of slow,isn't it?
deacon

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My thoughts exactly

My thoughts exactly

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looks like a tandem based on a

motorcycle...

would be curious to see its innards.

Predictions in due Time...
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deacon's picture

sorry spelt it wrong

see here,looks like one of these
http://www.spyder.brp.com/home
with a body,i'd like one,least it won't tip over upon a stop :)
deacon

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The volkswagon GX3 concept car

supposed to be quite peppy

Check out their home page.

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I will get to drive one of these

I know someone who is buying one. :)

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Southern Agrarian

Whoa

Just saw one of these being tested outside of my office 3 days ago. I had no idea what it was, this is awesome. It had fairly good pickup, he was going up and down my industrial drive after hours. Very interesting.

Eric Hoffer

For those w/o petrol, needing to pull a heavy load...

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