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Old 11-29-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Recent news says they reached an agreement to buy an old GM plant near Shreveport, LA . Struck up a deal with Cooper tire and have a ship date of sometime in July of 2014!

$6,800 for a two passenger, 84 mpg trike with A/C & heat.

Who's getting one? Their taking reservations
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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I'd buy one if they can deliver that sort of economy for that sort of price- but it's still not in production and there are a number of hurtles to be overcome before it will be. I've read it is being categorized as a motorcycle and would be exempt from a lot of automobile standards, hence the lower price- but in any area with helmet requirements that might mean one has to have a hard hat on while driving it, despite it having a roof, airbags, and seat belts.

It's a neat idea and hardens back to the bubble cars of the 50's- and for many of the same reasons. Low cost, high efficiency, easy buy in. But will it sell? I like small goofy machines and would purchase one to use as a runabout for me and the dog...... And I can see a urban utility to it.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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I'd be in at that price...
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #4
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Where's the rest of it?
That is in the "C level option package".
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:17 PM   #5
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Looks like half an '80's GM concept car.

As with most anything with these claims, at the moment they are just claims that have not been backed up with reality. When it actually happens, if it actually happens, it might be worth a look at.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:55 PM   #6
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Contender for the Morgan?

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Old 11-29-2013, 02:44 PM   #7
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The Morgan has nothing to worry about
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:04 PM   #8
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How can they build it for $6800? Compare the price to a midrange Japanese motorcycle. A KLR650 lists at $6499.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:12 PM   #9
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How can they build it for $6800? Compare the price to a midrange Japanese motorcycle. A KLR650 lists at $6499.
Maybe the KLR is overpriced. You know how it is, those KLR guys toss money around like it grows on trees.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #10
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How can they build it for $6800? Compare the price to a midrange Japanese motorcycle. A KLR650 lists at $6499.
Prison labor, no warranty, no profit, pick it up from the factory yourself.

You might be able to do part cost for that, with enough high volume parts. But labor, warranty and dealer profit will not support that price point. All signs that this is a smoke and mirrors illusion. At best it will be milking money from investors for a product that can't make it to market. So fudge the numbers, get people interested, suck in a few more investors, screw around on there money and when the whole thing comes crashing down make a few lame excuses and walk away from it.

Come July and I guarantee that there will be a delay and none will ship.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:39 PM   #11
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If (big if) it's only $6,800, I could be interested.

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Old 11-29-2013, 10:33 PM   #12
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Prison labor, no warranty, no profit, pick it up from the factory yourself.

You might be able to do part cost for that, with enough high volume parts. But labor, warranty and dealer profit will not support that price point. All signs that this is a smoke and mirrors illusion. At best it will be milking money from investors for a product that can't make it to market. So fudge the numbers, get people interested, suck in a few more investors, screw around on there money and when the whole thing comes crashing down make a few lame excuses and walk away from it.

Come July and I guarantee that there will be a delay and none will ship.
sounds pretty much DeLorian
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:20 PM   #13
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can I have mine in TDI
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #14
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If (big if) it's only $6,800, I could be interested.
X2. I have signed up for the news letter. If it happens, I'll take one, but I am not giving them any money up front.
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Prison labor, no warranty, no profit, pick it up from the factory yourself.

You might be able to do part cost for that, with enough high volume parts. But labor, warranty and dealer profit will not support that price point. All signs that this is a smoke and mirrors illusion. At best it will be milking money from investors for a product that can't make it to market. So fudge the numbers, get people interested, suck in a few more investors, screw around on there money and when the whole thing comes crashing down make a few lame excuses and walk away from it.

Come July and I guarantee that there will be a delay and none will ship.
And they're building their own engine.
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