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View Poll Results: Why don't you own an electric vehicle?
Every last one of them was recalled and electric cars are no longer around. 4 4.71%
I'm waiting another 10 years untill something great comes out. 7 8.24%
I can't afford one, not even a used one. 44 51.76%
They don't have the range I need 46 54.12%
I can't find one that my family would fit in. 3 3.53%
What are you talking about? I already own one or more electric vehicles. 15 17.65%
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:06 PM   #81 (permalink)
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My City-EL did 55 mph but was not allowed on the highway. These Zipcars will probably smoke the tires too (until caught )

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Old 11-20-2010, 05:08 PM   #82 (permalink)
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forgot this- might help:
Zipcar expansion seen as good for environment: Car share service nearly doubles fleet size in Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:23 PM   #83 (permalink)
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LOL So true!!!!
I'm waiting to see the day when the sales advertising copy says in fine print:

*Batteries not included.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:47 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Every year brings new innovations and features that go from 'optional luxury' to 'industry standard' in 5 years or so...
Except that most of these innovations and features - from automatic transmissions down to wireless door locks, Bluetooth systems, and TV in the back seat - are things I don't want and often would pay extra* not to have.

*Well, not really: I just don't buy cars with them.
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Except that most of these innovations and features - from automatic transmissions down to wireless door locks, Bluetooth systems, and TV in the back seat - are things I don't want and often would pay extra* not to have.

*Well, not really: I just don't buy cars with them.
Unfortunately, the ongoing corporate strategy is to ram these unwanted accessories down our throats (and make us pay for them) whether we want them or not. In other words we have been conditioned by government and big business to believe that saying "no, thank you" is not an option. The alternatives are either to buy an older, used vehicle, or not to buy at all. When everyone (or most people) stops buying new cars, the manufacturers will get the message, and maybe then they'll heed the market and provide more choices.

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