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Old 09-20-2013, 06:21 PM   #311 (permalink)
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With all the Fiskers I see, I rarely see a Tesla around here.
At least the Fisker having an on-board genset, it's more versatile not just to city commuting but also safer for longer-range road trips.

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Old 09-20-2013, 07:24 PM   #312 (permalink)
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Saw this Opel Combo (rebadged as a Chevrolet in the South-American markets where it was also offered) in my most recent trip to Uruguay in July. It's fitted with a 60hp Isuzu 4EE1 non-turbocharged Diesel.



That's what was available in Brazil instead of the Combo...


The wider rear axle doesn't deny its origins, however...
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:28 PM   #313 (permalink)
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Whoa, does that last one come in a diesel as well? It looks like a modern VW Rabbit pick up.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:34 PM   #314 (permalink)
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Whoa, does that last one come in a diesel as well? It looks like a modern VW Rabbit pick up.
There were Diesel versions, but those were restricted to export markets.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:39 AM   #315 (permalink)
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How about a fleet of electric vans and a flat deck?







Vantage GreenVans and a GreenTruck. A local university was using them on campus, and now they are running them through an auction unreserved. Too bad they are low speed only so I couldn't use one where I live.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:48 AM   #316 (permalink)
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I looked at those pics and thought... the images are distorted! But I guess they really are that tall/skinny.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:58 PM   #317 (permalink)
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Yup, they really look like that! Vantage Vehicle International, Inc.

I'd be curious to know what they are worth new, as I am pretty sure they will sell for dirt cheap.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:25 PM   #318 (permalink)
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All three of those vans/trucks sold for around $2500. The guy I share a shop with bought one of the vans, I am sure he'll get bored with it and I can trade him for a broken 4x4 or something come next summer lol. Once he gets it back to the shop I will try it out, but I'll let him drive it there - there is a stretch of one lane highway full of fast moving big trucks that he has to take it down, good luck with that!
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Looks like I'm going to be seeing one less Tesla on my morning commute:

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I saw my first Volt last night. Trying to push his way through heavy traffic.

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