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Old 12-26-2007, 05:31 PM   #1
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The All New Aptera...Opinions?

Check out this car, soon to be released with 400 people already coughing up the deposit.

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/artic...part=passenger

After reading the article, what are the opinions? In my opinion that is a step towards the future of 100% clean technology but I doubt the world is ready for it. Firstly, the electric-only version is useless as 120 miles is not enough to drive on. The hybrid version, making 'up to' 300mpg would have to suffice. Secondly, it is way too small and way too slow to be liked by many. Finally, its unique technology and design makes me think that it's not very safe, although the designer begs to differ.

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Old 12-26-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
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It looks like shit, and is made of shit. Its perfect for the enviro-obesessed idiots that have signed up to buy it
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:47 PM   #3
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What are 2.5 seats? Is that like one regular guy and a fat guy? lol.

120 miles would be enough for most people on most days, but there's always that one day every month, where you'd wish you got the hybrid.

Personally, I wouldn't buy one of those, and it doesn't look like it will catch on--although it looks pretty cool. However, if enough people want to buy it, then that company is onto something, and more companies will do the same. That's the free-market. That energy bill that was passed a few weeks back basically forces all companies to do this, regardless of whether anyone actually wants it.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:55 PM   #4
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What are 2.5 seats? Is that like one regular guy and a fat guy? lol.

120 miles would be enough for most people on most days, but there's always that one day every month, where you'd wish you got the hybrid.

Personally, I wouldn't buy one of those, and it doesn't look like it will catch on--although it looks pretty cool. However, if enough people want to buy it, then that company is onto something, and more companies will do the same. That's the free-market. That energy bill that was passed a few weeks back basically forces all companies to do this, regardless of whether anyone actually wants it.
Dude so far today, I drove 200 miles (ive been up since 2:30am), then I have to interview for some work, add 60 there and back, then friends house and wherever we go, usually 50 miles around...thats 310 miles at least just today lol that thing wouldnt to me any good....i personally think its retarded
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:10 PM   #5
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Dude so far today, I drove 200 miles (ive been up since 2:30am), then I have to interview for some work, add 60 there and back, then friends house and wherever we go, usually 50 miles around...thats 310 miles at least just today lol that thing wouldnt to me any good....i personally think its retarded

You're either lying or really, really wanted to drive. To prevent flame wars, I'll take the latter of the two. Most people do not drive 200+ miles a day regularly and, truck, taxi, etc drivers aside, there is no necessity for anyone to do so.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:06 AM   #6
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You're either lying or really, really wanted to drive. To prevent flame wars, I'll take the latter of the two. Most people do not drive 200+ miles a day regularly and, truck, taxi, etc drivers aside, there is no necessity for anyone to do so.
I had to drive a friend to the airport...no I dont do it regularly, its a one shot deal, but it would suck for the people that got this car because they wouldnt be able to take a longish trip without having a secondary car for it...its kinda like cars that run on natural gas, yea its nice and good if you have a fill station at home, but that stuff isnt readily available everywhere, so you really cant take a trip somewhere in the car because it will run out of fuel...
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You're either lying or really, really wanted to drive. To prevent flame wars, I'll take the latter of the two. Most people do not drive 200+ miles a day regularly and, truck, taxi, etc drivers aside, there is no necessity for anyone to do so.
I drive over 200 miles a day at least once a week. Your presumption is flawed. I'm none of those things you listed.
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