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Old 08-19-2017, 12:18 PM   #1761 (permalink)
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In Facebook (Jalopnik) this morning: Elio only has $40K left. Glad I bought a "cheap Chinese 3-wheel scooter" in 2007, bought 2 new batteries, and am still riding it today. That Elio waiting-game does not look good.
What scooter do you have?

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Old 08-23-2017, 01:21 PM   #1762 (permalink)
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Want to throw more money at Elio? He's trying offer stock.
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Elio seeks $100 million in IPO; 3-wheeler price raised, production delayed, again
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:28 PM   #1763 (permalink)
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I have two Honda 50cc scooters from the '80s to overhaul and streamline.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:08 PM   #1764 (permalink)
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What scooter do you have?
Mine is a HandyTrike from Scooterland- San Jose, CA.- in 2007. I also had an EWheelz 36 (42 V) which looks the same but was very different and was dangerous in stores, so I sold it without breaking it in!
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:21 PM   #1765 (permalink)
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The price of the Elio machine is too low for a North American built product with acceptable quality for the specified model. A competitive price would be $17,000 putting it between the Slingshot and the Can-Am Spyder. It is still a motorcycle not a car so bring your MC license and helmet. It needs a sunroof as standard equipment to be less cage-like.
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:50 PM   #1766 (permalink)
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How about lower door windows like the VW Nils?

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Old 08-31-2017, 10:26 PM   #1767 (permalink)
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That would be cool.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:16 PM   #1768 (permalink)
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Think it has to do with anything over their heads and the the feel of the wind.
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:21 PM   #1769 (permalink)
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The price of the Elio machine is too low for a North American built product with acceptable quality for the specified model. A competitive price would be $17,000 putting it between the Slingshot and the Can-Am Spyder.
But you can buy a brand new Versa base $9999 any day of the week or a new Mirage $7999 to $8999 depending on local incentives.

Why would you buy an Elio when the full crash tested 4 wheel car brand new is half the price?
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:51 PM   #1770 (permalink)
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But you can buy a brand new Versa base $9999 any day of the week or a new Mirage $7999 to $8999 depending on local incentives.

Why would you buy an Elio when the full crash tested 4 wheel car brand new is half the price?
You wouldn't, well maybe if it got 84 on the current EPA test cycle but it never was going to. So you lie about the price and mislead about the mpg. A company that builds millions of cars and has been for decades might be able to make that $10,000 car but a startup can't, not even side stepping crash and emission standards by making it a motorcycle. Heck most new motorcycles aren't that inexpensive.

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