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Feb 14th 2011 12:47PM Thats some very impressive skill to drift in such a tight space.
Feb 11th 2011 5:26PM They can't raise anymore funds because the end result is not a car that the consumer wants.. Go back to RWD and do it with nothing but gas design. Get the costs down to such that they can retail for 16k. Narrow it up for the eco concious since they tend to be thin anyways.
Feb 8th 2011 5:46PM If only they made something reliable and didn't cost an arm and a leg worth of tools to maintain. Thier new extended maintenance cycles are stupid, people are finding metal shavings in the transmissions and engines within 15000 miles and BMW wants that fluid to be lifetime.
Feb 6th 2011 2:25AM It's not impossible in the snow with a RWD electric design you just need to have a snow setting and add in a stability control setup for it. Not to mention, that the snow market is never going to buy this car the fact that the third wheel is riding down the center of the lane snow/ice pack is going to unnerve any driver wether it has front or rear wheel drive. Try a 3 wheeler in the snow and you'll understand. Besides who said anything about electric, I just want a gas version of the damn thing that gets 45 plus on the highway at 80mph and has A/C. I could care less about the regen issues as I wouldn't buy that version anyways. Aptera concept in the beginning was something I would test drive first. It looked cool, still had a danger factor to it, and had some potential for a good aftermarket following. Now its something I might ride in once or rent but never buy.
Feb 5th 2011 3:30AM Aptera lost me as a customer the moment they decided to make this a front wheel drive instead of a rear wheel drive. The major reason I had to buy one was that while it gets great mileage It's also fun to drive sliding sideways through a corner once in a while only burning up 1 tire instead of two. Yes, I understand saftey reasons and even greater gains of mileage . I also understand that a front wheel drive version of this car also increases the complexity of the design and further more increased R&D cost along with longer wait to market. Really, I'd love to wring my hands around the idiot who thought it was a good idea to change this over to front wheel drive.
Dec 30th 2010 1:59PM The reason is pretty easy. Chrysler makes minivans at a lower cost than Honda or Toyota. Thus they are used in a number of different private and public entities. I think the sales pickup should signify that companies are spending again though.
Dec 15th 2010 3:48PM One could say its the economy. But, I'm thinking that the introduction of smart phones and GPS devices are decreasing fatalities because they allow for live information updates about your Commute. Knowing that there is an accident halfway through your commute allows you to replan the route and call ahead to set expectations to your employer. Even texting has the side effect of reducing a large amount of anxiety about being late without notice. I know I'm not the only one who's texted my boss on the way to work to say I'm going to be 10 min late. This sets a new time for me that allows reduction of the accident causing anxiety. I'm willing to bet if our cars had more accurate desination time projections allowing us to plan farther ahead we would have less accidents.
Dec 3rd 2010 3:38PM I'm still waiting for T-Tops.
Nov 26th 2010 1:38PM Bye bye Odyssey, hello mazda5. I've been wanting a manual 6 speed minivan for years.
Nov 26th 2010 1:37PM Bye bye Odyssey, hello mazda5. I've been wanting a manual 6 speed minivan for years.
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