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Old 04-02-2009, 04:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Finally, a car back under a ton of weight. I had four people in my 55 HP car for a highway trip yesterday, and another hundred HP would only have cut a few seconds off our time up hills. For a while, my only vehicle was a moving truck, and I found its performance more than adequate.

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Old 04-02-2009, 06:22 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Now my question is. Where is the trunk? I don't see you you can fit 4 people in that and still have any trunk space.



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so I guess there isn't any trunk at all you have to fold down the seats. So no taking 4 people on a roadtrip.

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For as often as that happens, a trailer might be appropriate. It can even be made into an aerotail to improve mileage. The original Mini could have had a hatchback, but Alex thought it more versatile to lower a tailgate and lash on an overload, so he put a hinge on the license plate to make it legal.
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Now my question is. Where is the trunk?
That is what rooftop cargo boxes are for. When we got our boy, we had an aveo hatchback. That 18 cube feet box (a friend joked it looked like an aveo on top of an aveo) was some of the best money I ever spent.
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95% of the time it's me and my backpack in the car. So having 2 doors and zero cargo space is okay even for picking up the groceries.

If they lowered the price I'd get one. A $10k car with a radio including aux-in, A/C for defrosting purposes, and a wiper in the rear.
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How about killing two birds with one stone. With the boattail concepts being attached to create higher aero efficiency, a viable addition of a swing-away cargo boxes with efficient aero tapered forms can satisfy the requirements. Trailer hitch connections could be made strong enough to carry such aero boxes. The recent iQ's deficient/non-existent cargo capabilty can benefit with such concept. I quickly Pshopped examples.

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Covered third brake light, illegal.

Just teasing, but cool concept renderings. I wouldn't buy one, but I'm sure if that were possible many people would consider it!
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I love it! A long while ago, I saw something like this -- it had a single caster wheel under the center of the unit, to help carry the weight. And it would not make it harder to drive, like a conventional trailer, since there is no pivot.

I'm sure that a third brake light could be added, as well as a review camera and inside display screen to go with it!
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Alright, Thanks for the reminder. I turned off that CHMBL layer.

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