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Old 02-13-2014, 01:18 AM   #1
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Elio 84 MPG Production Car for $6,800.

I've been following a start up American car company called Elio Motors. They are claiming it will get 84MPG, five star crash rating, 90% american made parts, assembled in the USA and for $6,800. It is slated for release in early 2015. Has anybody else been following this this company's rise?
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:06 AM   #2
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Yes, I have.
Being in aviation, I have seen these types of things come and go, for 3 decades, and usual taking investors money with them. They do not even have a true prototype.
The 5 star crash rating claim is interesting marketing, because it is a motorcycle, and there are no crash ratings for motorcycles, Red Flags everywhere. I would not invest, or make a deposit until they are actually rolling off an assembly line.
That said, I wish them the best, and hope they make it to production. I would be interested to buy one, but I doubt it will come to fruition
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First I've heard of it but it looks like it might have a chance.

Elio Motors: Ultra High Mileage Car
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First I've heard of it but it looks like it might have a chance. Elio Motors: Ultra High Mileage Car
I've been following them FB and watching press releases and they making some serious headway. Seems more promising than past company's.
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It looks like one of those CanAm motorcycles with a roof.
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Don't hold your breath and DON'T give them any money.

You can't buy a motorcycle with an engine that size for less than $10,000 and that's only two wheels, no body work, no heater, no windshield wipers, no radio etc. And that's from experienced manufacturers with well established factories, dealer networks and supplier base.
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It looks like one of those CanAm motorcycles with a roof.
That was my first thought. It actually has a longer wheel base than a Honda Accord and the track width on the front is the same as a Ford Taurus. It is definitely larger than it looks. And it is front wheel drive.
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Don't hold your breath.......
I'll make sure I breathe. I would call myself cautiously optimistic. I did put a $100 "all in" deposit on one. I don't normally gamble on things, but I would like to see this company succeed. I feel I have better odds with this than any lottery or casino. If it fails I'm out $100. If it succeeds then I just bought my self a little piece of innovation!
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I'll make sure I breathe. I would call myself cautiously optimistic. I did put a $100 "all in" deposit on one. I don't normally gamble on things, but I would like to see this company succeed. I feel I have better odds with this than any lottery or casino. If it fails I'm out $100. If it succeeds then I just bought my self a little piece of innovation!
That was my thought too...$100 isn't all that much money and it could be fun if you got one.

What the heck, you only go through here once so you might as well have some fun.

Still debating the deposit.
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I've been watching them as well, and have several friends in at the $100 level, and several friends in at the $1,000 level.

I did ask the manufacturer about flat towing behind an RV, and they advised that they are working on that capability (but couldn't tell me if that would be available only on the manual tranny model, or on both). Color me cautiously optimistic, but hubby has put his foot down and said he wouldn't trust one of those things for being in a crash.

But he loves the CanAms, so I'm a little confused.
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That was my thought too...$100 isn't all that much money and it could be fun if you got one. What the heck, you only go through here once so you might as well have some fun. Still debating the deposit.
If give up a $100 is going to hurt you financially....I'd go for. Oh, wait, I all ready. Lol
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Color me cautiously optimistic, but hubby has put his foot down and said he wouldn't trust one of those things for being in a crash. But he loves the CanAms, so I'm a little confused.
Because the Can Am is really safe in a collision. Oh...uh...mmm.....I think I will take my chances in the enclosed roll cage with three are bags. The Can Am definitely looks fun, no doubt about that. Marriage is about compromise, maybe you guys can get one of each.
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It looks like one of those CanAm motorcycles with a roof.
My thought exactly...
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My thought exactly...
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