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Old 11-28-2009, 07:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What would be a "good" price on this commercially built car, on the surface
ready to drive, save the batteries?.
The later Solectria Forces regularly trade hands for $8k-$12k in perfect working order.

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Some $4k would also be needed for a battery management system, battery box heaters -- ~$2.5K of that to add not strictly necessary AC.
You don't really need a BMS. With lead, you just need a battery monitoring system, and they're commercially available for a couple hundred bucks.

Heaters & insulation are relatively simple, inexpensive add-on as well.

Again, if you were a tinkerer (to get it up and running) and this car would meet your needs, it would be a great EV to have.

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Old 11-29-2009, 01:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hi,

Okay, I am interested in this car, and I read the seller's answer to the question about the batteries needed: they are 12v 60Ah gel lead-acid deep-cycle, of a specific size (which he does not specify). Any guesstimates on the cost and a source for these? I'm wondering if Azure Dynamics can supply them?

I've asked whether this car is the 4-seat model (it seems to have a back seat), and if it is, it is rated as having a 60 mile range. I also asked if it uses an actual automatic transmission, and if so how many speeds is it. Or, is it a reduction gear, and does it have a reverse?

I'm hoping to hear back from the seller about going down and seeing the car first hand, and meeting him in person.
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In case no one noticed, there is also a Force available in PA:


Geo : Metro:eBay Motors (item 160380990798 end time Nov-30-09 13:31:16 PST)
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:20 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have decided against buying this car; for several reasons. I am concerned about safety, and the fact that I am not currently employed, being the two main ones.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:30 AM   #15 (permalink)
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In case no one noticed, there is also a Force available in PA:
I love the faded paint revealing where the letters "SECURITY" used to be stuck on the front fenders and trunk!
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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In case no one noticed, there is also a Force available in PA:

Geo : Metro:eBay Motors (item 160380990798 end time Nov-30-09 13:31:16 PST)
That one was re-listed - the initial auction at $4700 failed to meet the reserve price.

It just sold for $4350 (needs batteries).

The first (older) one listed in this thread sold for $4950.

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