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    Elio Three Wheel Car

    Well that's it , I'm all in for buying a Elio car ,stay tuned for this if it becomes a Dale auto scam. This could be a crap shoot or a nice surprise. My father bought a chystler mini van back in 1983 sight unseen and that turned out good , even though that is a bigger corporation I think this would be better than a smart car and more motorcycle like. The enclosed cab will be better for Wisconsin weather. Please stay tuned as for how this turns out. Check out eliomotors.com for the skinny on it.

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    Looks interesting.
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    Could well go the way of the Corbin Sparrow. I'm not sure that the aerial view of their "factory" in Louisiana is real. And they don't have any ACTUAL locations posted for dealers. I think you would have to be pretty trusting (gullible?) to put your money down at this point.
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    Great for a contained village. Grab a few groceries maybe a six pack. Hate to hit an aluminum F-150. Looks like a 1957 Messerschmidt. Wait a minute, I can grab six pack with the airhead.

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    Another 3 wheel car for a lot more money

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    Quote Originally Posted by themayer View Post
    Could well go the way of the Corbin Sparrow. I'm not sure that the aerial view of their "factory" in Louisiana is real. And they don't have any ACTUAL locations posted for dealers. I think you would have to be pretty trusting (gullible?) to put you money down at this point.
    They are suppose to be using the old GM truck plant in Shreveport LA. But not sure if this has happen yet.

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    New Elio-


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    Kinda a full circle- "what is old- is now new".
    Looks interesting for city commuting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themayer View Post
    Could well go the way of the Corbin Sparrow. I'm not sure that the aerial view of their "factory" in Louisiana is real. And they don't have any ACTUAL locations posted for dealers. I think you would have to be pretty trusting (gullible?) to put you money down at this point.
    Actually Mike Corbin sold the Sparrow and it is currently being developed by the people at Corbin for the new owner. Plus they are helping the developer with an additional, really neat combi bus looking thing.

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    Standard features: A/C, heat, AM/FM stereo, power windows, power door lock, three air bags, auxiliary port, ABS and traction control
    I wonder how they can build one with the above standard equipment for $6,800 when a 300CC Honda Scooter with ABS costs $6,100?
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    If it comes in anywhere near the claimed price or MPG, they won't be able to fill all the orders. I got on the list for one too. It'd be a great city car, commuter, second or third car in the family, car for retirees, or first car for many teens. Just how much car do you need at college anyway?

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    Have never understood why things like this or Slingshots would be of interest to motorcyclists.
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    once the novelty wears off, buyers will opt for a used Corolla or Civic for the same price. The Messerschmidt and Isetta did well for a while because there was no used car market and people needed cheap transportation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicVW View Post
    If it comes in anywhere near the claimed price or MPG, they won't be able to fill all the orders. I got on the list for one too. It'd be a great city car, commuter, second or third car in the family, car for retirees, or first car for many teens. Just how much car do you need at college anyway?
    As another academic year starts...........It's plainly obvious that you need a Mercedes, BMW or Audi, at least, for many students to slum it at college. The kids with the Maserati's don't appear to be struggling.

    Of course, considering the tuition rates, one doesn't have to worry about the car needs of students/families that can't afford the admission costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    As another academic year starts...........It's plainly obvious that you need a Mercedes, BMW or Audi, at least, for many students to slum it at college. The kids with the Maserati's don't appear to be struggling.

    Of course, considering the tuition rates, one doesn't have to worry about the car needs of students/families that can't afford the admission costs.
    How true! I guess it'll also depend on how many 30 packs of Natty Lite fit in the rear area. Come to think of it, will a keg fit?

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