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Offline hjon71

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Elio?
« on: February 09, 2014, 10:55:54 PM »
I saw an ad for this on fb. I'm buying one ASAP. Anyone else?

 http://www.eliomotors.com/
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 07:24:37 AM »
Naw, gimmi a horse any day  :-D  That thing doesn't look like it would last very long around here…...
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 09:42:40 AM »
Lol TBeek, a horse wouldn't be nearly as practical for a 50 mile round-trip commute to work everyday. I currently drive a debt free 06 Prius :shock: It is the only one where I work. Still get weird looks sometimes from the jacked-up crewcab 4x4 diesel truck owners. Wait till they get a look at this :-D
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 09:49:40 AM »
Lol TBeek, a horse wouldn't be nearly as practical for a 50 mile round-trip commute to work everyday. I currently drive a debt free 06 Prius :shock: It is the only one where I work. Still get weird looks sometimes from the jacked-up crewcab 4x4 diesel truck owners. Wait till they get a look at this :-D

I think that's the point, right?  :laugh:  Getting weird looks that is  :laugh: 

(I rarely drive much further than 50 miles from home these days, so a horse suits me fine for most sojourns)
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 10:58:17 AM »
I think that's the point, right? Getting weird looks that is


   No. Not really. Just a funny byproduct of trying to commute efficiently while maintaining a certain comfort level.
It is cheap(by comparison to other new vehicles) to buy, and nearly doubles my current MPG.
It is built and mostly parts sourced here in the USA(buy American keep Americans working).

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Re: Elio?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 12:25:16 PM »
i only spend a few looking at the site, but it seem short on real info?  maybe i missed something....  it's interesting looking.
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 12:38:08 PM »
They aren't in production yet. Looks like the first of 2015.
The facilities are an old GM plant I believe. The fourth generation prototype is on tour trying to gain support. There are a few YouTube videos.

I really hope they build and sell them. I already paid my deposit to be one of the first delivered. Can't wait :-D
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 01:16:46 PM »
When did they start the first prototype? If it's the same one, I think it has been quite some time. Your deposit invested in an interest bearing account may have paid for the whole car by the time it hits the market.
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2014, 10:07:01 PM »
When did they start the first prototype? If it's the same one, I think it has been quite some time. Your deposit invested in an interest bearing account may have paid for the whole car by the time it hits the market.

Founded in 2008.
I just heard about it this year. So my $1000 "investment" isn't likely to pay for the car in the next 12 months lol.
Unless you know a guy who can make a 600%/yr :shock:  roi happen, I am happy helping a good idea get off the ground.
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 10:30:08 PM »
I hope the best for you and for the car business. I'm thinking they missed a couple of roll out dates. Again, just going from a senile memory, so I may well be wrong.
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014, 10:30:16 PM »
84 miles to the gallon has my interest. Need to research this more.


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Re: Elio?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2014, 12:16:59 AM »
Iddee there has been some delay. I think some was due to waiting to get the facilities and some from trying to get the crash test certification, also some work on getting helmet exemptions based on the crash rating.
I'm not trying to sell it, just anxious to get in one 8-)
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2014, 12:00:12 AM »
Any Louisiana beeks have any info? Did you even know?
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2014, 09:48:04 AM »
I hope they get this vehicle on the market. I have said for many years that it was possible for a company to make a vehicle that would get 50 or more miles per gallon, and still be economical for the average American to purchase. I would never pay $75,000 or $100,000 for a vehicle that gets 40 or 50 miles per gallon that also has a battery that cost $5000. I am very excited about the Elio. I have not paid them any money yet but I sure would like to have one. It does seem to be a waste to be driving around by myself in my truck at 22 mpg.I also do not anticipate mass transit coming to rural western NC, so I could see a 84 mpg vehicle in my future.     
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2014, 10:09:03 AM »
They have 2 options for reserving your purchase.
I chose the option that returns my deposit should the venture fail to come to market. I believe it will but there is still a chance it won't. I'm not a gambler. 8-)
But I am willing to help fund it (I REALLY want one).
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2014, 11:54:07 AM »
if you only had to make highway commutes it would be practical.  i'd hate to be in one and get tagged by a semi (or even a civic), though.

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Re: Elio?
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2014, 03:10:50 PM »
In the warmer months I ride a motorcycle. This would be safer than that. So that doesn't bother me at all.
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2014, 03:51:29 PM »
In the warmer months I ride a motorcycle. This would be safer than that. So that doesn't bother me at all.

in my mind that's pretty much what i was comparing it to safety-wise. 

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Re: Elio?
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2014, 04:50:40 PM »
If you look at their site they hope to achieve a high safety rating just like normal cars.
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Re: Elio?
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2014, 10:54:07 AM »
i don't see how they could but i'm not an engineer so i have nothing to back myself up other than looking at it.