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Old 01-14-2008, 09:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SVOboy View Post
What's wrong with an EV?

I personally, would go for something like a hybrid drivetrain from a wrecked insight or prius if I could find one.
An EV would be great, but I always think "100 Mile" commute. Wrecked hybrids? There's also the mild-hybrid Saturn VUE or Ford Escape. Less ambitious, but maybe easier to lay one's hands on a wrecked one.

I also have a nostalgia for the "cheap kit cars" that were beetle based. It seems to me that it would be easier to just "drop in" a VW/Porsche boxer engine than retooling the chassis for a different powerplant. There used to be places that would sell you a "rolling chassis" of a vw beetle that could be shortened to your kit car's specifications. I don't have the skillzz for either project, but a "normal" drivetrain seems less ambitious to me.


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