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Old 08-21-2013, 01:32 AM   #21 (permalink)
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It'd be great to have a 85+ mpg kit car to put together. An enclosed vehicle put together like Ikea.

With a cool factor look to it though.

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Old 08-21-2013, 01:59 AM   #22 (permalink)
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It'd be great to have a 85+ mpg kit car to put together. An enclosed vehicle put together like Ikea.

With a cool factor look to it though.
My Ikea furniture did not turn out very well.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:01 AM   #23 (permalink)
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It'd be great to have a 85+ mpg kit car to put together. An enclosed vehicle put together like Ikea.

With a cool factor look to it though.

Yep and you could fit a diesel if you choose and run biodiesel ... that would really be cheap !
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I would love to own one of these if they come to fruition but articles like this make me wonder.
Financial Reports Show that Elio Motors is Definitely Not Gonna Happen
Man, that IS discouraging. Some can be hopeful though. Even if I never got one, it would be nice to see it succeed.

Made up of 95% US parts and many of those parts available off the shelf is partly how they can get by making it so inexpensive. 1000cc 3 cylinder motor up front with manual or standard tranny driving the 2 front wheels would seem a good design. In fact, from the video seen from this link shows what appears to be a Geo/Chevy Metro/ Suzuki Swift engine and dash instruments. That is a piece of cake to work on. (had a '98' Chevy Metro but traded it on a '06' Ford Ranger pick up truck. WHAT WAS I THINKING??? )

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Old 08-23-2013, 04:50 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Yep and you could fit a diesel if you choose and run biodiesel ... that would really be cheap !
Even a few of those low-displacement stationary Diesels could work decently on a vehicle like the Elio due to the light weight. Eventually could run cheaper than a 250cc motorcycle.
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Someone is trying to stop Elio from using the factory in Shreveport, so she is being taken to court, correct?
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No, a Caddo Parish Commissioner Commissioner is suing the parish to keep it from spending $7.5 million of taxpayer's money on the Elio plant.

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