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Old 06-05-2020, 11:51 PM   #711 (permalink)
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It's still for sale, $3000 or best offer.
Had you advertised it? It sounds like he paid for the inspection. Do the inner tie rods, use a headlight restoration kit on the Lexan, and wait for the next opportunity.

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Old 06-07-2020, 09:40 PM   #712 (permalink)
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I haven't advertised it (except just now on ecomodder), the guy had come across the aerocivic website and contacted me asking if the car might be for sale. In addition to the repair cost and manual transmission, another reason he backed out on the sale was because he wasn't sure he would be able to get the car to pass his state's vehicle inspection with all of the aermods. SC doesn't require vehicle inspections.

I get some questions and comments about the car, mainly about the novelty of its appearance, but with our current low gas prices, fewer people saying that they wish they had a car like it.
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If I were a smaller guy, I would love to have it. Unfortunately I have never been comfortable in the smallest rigs. I really would like a first gen insight, but would not enjoy it.
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If I were a smaller guy, I would love to have it. Unfortunately I have never been comfortable in the smallest rigs. I really would like a first gen insight, but would not enjoy it.
To make my 1st car fit, I just had to drill two holes, and move the seat mounts back.
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the seat height and leg angles are just not working for me anymore. I am supremely comfortable in my ~46 MPG beetle and that will have to do.
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One of the automotive museums should purchase it just to save for posterity. Future generations would know that folks like basjoos really existed. Harrah's could park it next to the Dymaxion Car. Bucky Fuller would be delighted!
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One of the automotive museums should purchase it just to save for posterity. Future generations would know that folks like basjoos really existed. Harrah's could park it next to the Dymaxion Car. Bucky Fuller would be delighted!
I had the exact same thought. But what museum would receive the Buckminster Fuller approved donation of the year? Seriously, is there a museum?

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Everyone here should pester Jay Leno to drive it!
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If there were a "pantheon of Internet-famous cars", Aerocivic would certainly be in it.



That's too bad about the first deal falling through. Couldn't drive stick, eh? Kids these days!



Good luck with the sale.


Oh, and I third Ecky: what will you be driving instead?
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Yes! What's the best way to do that?

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...Oh, and I third Ecky: what will you be driving instead?
Me too, fourth... what's next?

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