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I Took Delivery Of My New Elio Today !

Discussion in 'General Elio Discussion' started by DAVID BROWER, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. DAVID BROWER

    DAVID BROWER Elio Addict

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    I PUT MY MONEY DOWN FOR AN ELIO TO USE FOR A COMMUTER CAR .
    I WAS LAID OFF AND HAVE WAITED FOR MY NEW ELIO FOR 3 YEARS NOW .

    I HAVE A NEW JOB WITH A 30 MILE COMMUTE NOW SO ANYTIME NOW PAUL , ANY TIME .

    IT HAS GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE I CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER SO I WENT OUT AND BOUGHT THE NEXT BEST THING .
    A 2005 GEN 1 HONDA INSIGHT .

    IT HAS TOO MANY WHEELS BUT ALSO HAS SOME SIMILARITIES TO THE ELIO .
    FRONT WHEEL DRIVE 1000cc 3 cyl ENGINE , 2 SEATS , LIGHT WEIGHT AND GREAT AERODYNAMICS TO NAME A FEW .

    WHY COULDN'T ELIO HAVE SOURCED THIS MOTOR FROM HONDA & SAVED $100,000,000 ?
    WE COULD HAVE BEEN DRIVING BY NOW .

    THE CHASSIS & BODY ON THE INSIGHT ARE MADE OF ALUMINUM AND 70+mpg IS COMMONLY
    ACHIEVED WITH SO WE ARE NOT TOO FAR OFF THE MARK .

    MINE HAS A FEW BLEMISHES BUT WORKS FLAWLESSLY .
    AT $2300 , IT SHOULD PAY FOR ITSELF IN FUEL SAVINGS IN LESS THAN 2 YEARS .

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    W. WIllie Elio Addict

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    Congratulations on the good buy.
    What is the LMPG and how many miles on the vehicle?
    If you need any help, join the InsightCentral.net forum.
    The forum is a wealth of information,help, and mods.

    Willie
     
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    DJL Elio Fan

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    Congratulations!
    Yours looks great.
    I picked up a near flawless gen 1 Honda Insight one year ago for similar reasons.
    I have been able to use the Insight for 10 months of the year and the gas guzzling SUV for the other 2 months due to snow.
    As Willie mentioned, InsightCentral is very helpful and full of very knowledgeable members.
    No regrets.
    Good luck with your new Elio!
     
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    Good going David,:thumb: looks pretty good, as the others have asked how many miles are on the clock?
    I was wondering how much longer you have on the battery before it needs replacement.
    That seems to be the #1 reason people trade those in.
     
  5. DAVID BROWER

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    THE CAR HAS 150k ON IT .
    I DON'T KNOW HOW OLD THE IMA BATTERY IS BUT IT SEEMS TO BE CHARGING OK . .

    IT IS FAIRLY EASY TO BYPASS THE IMA BATTERY & REMOVE IT .
    THE HIGHWAY MILEAGE WILL NOT SUFFER TOO BADLY BUT THE CITY MPGs WILL TANK .

    THEY CAN ALSO BE REFURBISHED FOR A REASONABLE COST
    WHERE THEY PUT NEW OFF BRAND CELLS IN THEM .
    BATTERY TECHNOLOGY HAS IMPROVED IN THE LAST DECADE .

    BY THE WAY , I AM NO FAN OF THE VIDEO GAME DASHBOARD .
    MIGHT AS WELL BE A LORD ELGIN BUT IT IS FUN TO WATCH THE
    CHARGE / ASSIST GRAPHS AND BATTERY INDICATOR OPPOSITE THE FUEL GAUGE .
     
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    Wow, 150K is pretty good on those, from what I heard.
    But it sounds like a sweet ride, way to go!!
    And it's a 50/50 so we haven't lost you to the dark side (arrgghhh total battery cars, yuk!)

    Where's you find it through? Local paper, car trader, neighbor???

    I hear you on the charge/assist graph, I rented a Pries at an airport, in the middle of winter over in Spokane, and the gas motor ran full time (heater, lights, radio, etc.) but it still only used 2 gal of gas over 3 days, not to shabby, but it was really gutless the whole time I was driving it. But watching that little graph dash was entertaining.
     
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    Sweet Dave
    I love the Gen 1s....like to get a sweet deal like you got !!!
     
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    Another one for the new thread "Look what I got to replace my Elio..."
    We are looking at a Spark now, while cautiously eyeing a Sondors. The old Versa has 113k on it now, and the Elio was supposed to replace it, but that seems highly unlikely at this point.
     
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    I got a PriusC. My son-in-law got a Yaris. A couple Elio's would have been much better, but the combination of life and time requires motion.... If Elio should make a 'move' someday, I'm still getting mine.
     
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    David, I am so jealous, I don't know what to do with myself. Congratulations.
     

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