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Old 11-25-2011, 01:22 PM
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I just hope they let it stay our choices...If you want one Buy it.. If you don't Keep your gas cars.... I don't have anything against someone that want's to buy one.... Just don't try in force me to buy one..... Give me a big block Chevy any day...
Agreed, glad we got that out of the way.

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Old 11-25-2011, 01:31 PM
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You all have to admit what John "Plasma Boy" has done on a shoe string budget, old DC technology, and never interfacing a computer with the controller and wheel speed sensors is amazing. You wouldn't believe how many times he and his driver have had to back pedal after too much "throttle" application during a run. Keeping the same Datsun, but going AC with wheel sensors so that all the driver had to do was mash the pedal and the computer would ramp up and deliver the max power for any given track condition, would give times, well who knows how low, but 7 or 8 second sure would be possible.
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:08 PM
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I don't see the choice of driving gas or electric ever being taken away (at least in our lifetime). I think the market and price of gas will eventually dictate where people go. I for one plan on having a fun gas car for the smiles, and a nice electric car for the day to day.
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Like your user name, a very intelligent observation.
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I don't see the choice of driving gas or electric ever being taken away (at least in our lifetime). I think the market and price of gas will eventually dictate where people go. I for one plan on having a fun gas car for the smiles, and a nice electric car for the day to day.
Maybe not MY lifetime. Yours? I wouldn't bet on it. There may well be IC power for personal transpo 50-plus years from now, but gasoline might not be part of the IC equation.

Looking back 50-plus years to the late '50's, I don't thing too many then thought gasoline prices would've surpassed $5/gall even during a crisis, nor ~$3.50 being the norm today. So looking ahead 50-plus years, I shudder to think what a gallon of gasoline would cost- if it's available at ANY price.
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[QUOTE=trees]How innovative. Coffin on wheels!!!

Often wondered if the Smart Car comes with a life insurance policy to cover final expenses and will cemetaries allow it's use as a burial vault? How many people does it take to flip a Smart Car on it's side?

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How innovative. Coffin on wheels!!!

Often wondered if the Smart Car comes with a life insurance policy to cover final expenses and will cemetaries allow it's use as a burial vault? How many people does it take to flip a Smart Car on it's side?

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LOL Everytime i see one I have to fight the urge to tip it
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Sounds like you guys feel that the only way to get from point A to point B in a Smart Car (mine is the Smart Electric) safely is via this method. This was when I first picked it up at the Port of Tacoma and had to bring it home to SoCal 1000+ miles away. No doubt you would approve of the safety of the tow rig, 8000 lbs of 4X4 diesel SUV.

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Sounds like you guys feel that the only way to get from point A to point B in a Smart Car (mine is the Smart Electric) safely is via this method. This was when I first picked it up at the Port of Tacoma and had to bring it home to SoCal 1000+ miles away. No doubt you would approve of the safety of the tow rig, 8000 lbs of 4X4 diesel SUV.


Man !!! I'm really starting to wonder if you don't own the company for the battery's or the cars...
You sure are behind this...Or something.. You must have invested all your money into a battery company..
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Man !!! I'm really starting to wonder if you don't own the company for the battery's or the cars...
You sure are behind this...Or something.. You must have invested all your money into a battery company..
I am invested, mind, body and soul.....also a bit of coin.
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:52 PM
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I am invested, mind, body and soul.....also a bit of coin.

That's what I thought !!!!
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Why are you shaking your finger? I have not invested in batteries or electric cars.
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You are right but where in the living hell is ANYTHING made in America made from all American materials? It makes me sick to think of how much is made elsewhere, so this is no different. Heck, look at all the stuff in your hotrod, from wheel bearings to the water pump, made in China. How about the tires, are their tires made here, few are.

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I just bought a set of tires made in Virginia....by a Japanese owned company but it's no telling where the actual raw material came from.
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just minutes ago on the internet NEWs another Chevy Volt Crash test went up in Flames as the battery blew up and caught fire. this is not good news for GM
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needs to come with 20 lbs of Hot Dogs so when the fire starts you can have a weiner or so
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