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jbob357

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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:43:05 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. – A startup company called Elio Motors is moving into the former General Motors plant in northwest Louisiana, where it plans to build three-wheeled vehicles with high fuel efficiency and a cheap price tag.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/01/04/6800-car-to-be-built-at-former-gm-plant-in-louisiana/?intcmp=features#ixzz2H0w4mHFQ
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:24:00 PM

"The vehicle is car-like, fully enclosed with power windows, airbags and air conditioning. But because it has three wheels, it's considered a motorcycle under federal vehicle safety standards, according to Elio's website."

Wonder what that does to insurance rates...

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StanleyCup
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:15:18 AM

Very interesting!
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RAE344
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:43:52 AM

Nice motorcycle. Since this is a three-wheeled vehicle it will be classified as a motorcycle. Motorcycles usually get better gas milage then a car.
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CityCouponer
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:26:02 PM

Interesting
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:39:56 PM

It's kinda cool looking.
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kkimes
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:50:10 PM

I'm glad they have the word car in quotes. This is a car in name only.
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 5:13:56 PM

We love big, it could be cars, steaks or hearts, size matters
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jbob357
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:57:20 PM

yes they are
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:43:44 PM

perfect for a eco nazi, hells angels type club
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:46:16 PM

a Yugo would be better...........
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tankumo
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:52:32 PM

I thought TATA from India can make even cheaper car.

Safety is the issue, not mpg or price, let's get this straight.

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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:56:19 PM

La eeds the jobs
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Van_Halen
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:45:48 PM

.
And low safety on the backs of tax payers!
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:26:21 AM

Okay I'll bite. But if it turns out to be just a frame and a motor I'll have to pass. With all the mandates out there to stuff them full of airbags, cameras and make them lighter, that is more fuel efficient, I can't imagine it will be anything else.
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knutzAL
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:14:39 AM

Not gonna happen.
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lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:01:37 AM

easy way to escape a hurricane for the big easy
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md11capt
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:47:45 AM

Funny looking motorcycle with a sidecar.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:42:21 AM

How many bags of groceries do you think you can get in the back of that thing?
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qwerty17
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:40:38 AM

build it here. sounds like a great city car. good luck, LA.
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bigt61
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:38:14 AM

Well, it's better and safer than a motorcycle. Nice for the guy with a long commute in a rural area with limited traffic. Hope they can sell enough to be profitable.
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DrGasPain
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:29:25 AM

Looks like a Can-Am with windows!
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deputydog082
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:13:00 AM

don't get hit by a Hummer!
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bruin19MD
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:49:44 AM

sounds good
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dm9667_23
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:43:19 AM

good luck with that
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RONALD777
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:42:06 AM

Since America is becoming a 3rd world country under Obama, cheap cars will become the norm.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:38:00 AM

I don't think so
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skempton
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:35:26 AM

It also doubles as a golf cart.
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TC5504
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:31:56 AM

Great for around town.
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eschroth442
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:31:18 AM

it's not a car, just another trike. Won't catch on
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Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:30:42 AM

$6800 in today's dollars. After they get moving and actually produce something with all the gubment mandates, it'll be closer to $10k....just sayin'.
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mainenightowl
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:29:33 AM

I think I'll pass.
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cwashi3324
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:15:51 AM

Yeah, then they'll raise the price to $15,999, just like Kia did on the Swephia, and luike GM did with the Cobalt and Cavalier.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:15:31 AM

Interesting, but I can't find any more information of the Elio. Probably just another scam
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ObieDog
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:13:01 AM

Not for me.
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RAJNY
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:09:40 AM

good
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atdinut
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:05:44 AM

If considered a motorcycle , you don't need an M1 license , at least here in California!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:56:10 AM

new scooter........
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fora_7
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:55:14 AM

Might be a replica of the Nano in India. When you want to save too much in construction, you often end up with a lemon
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peabeax55
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:55:03 AM

Good luck Elio and Louisiana.
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RAJNY
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:55:03 AM

nice
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bcline909
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:54:55 AM

great mileage
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genoist
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:54:31 AM

There doesn't seem to be much (any) info about this car. I find it interesting. I have a long commute, and that kind of mileage would be awesome.
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Point__man
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:52:28 AM

I'd like to have something similar. They are built elsewhere and are successful. This finance deal makes me wonder who goes belly-up first Elio Motors or the state of Louisiana. Mardi Gras approaching; maybe that brought on this deal ;)
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HoosierDaddyKY
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:48:18 AM

Curious about this but I bet it's a 'disposable' car for all practical purposes.
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