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Discussion in 'Elio Drivetrain' started by Floyd, Dec 21, 2013.
That one deserves the Groan button...
Yes, yes it did
I hope it was in this thread, but if not, this does fit in here:
Earlier, there was a member that said "the automatic was supposed to be standard equipment; that's what it said in the agreement said when I put my $1K All In deposit in"
I wrote EM and asked them if that was true in the "beginning".
I finally got an answer and here it is:
This is my question to them:
December 26, 2016, 22:18 EST
We have a member that brought up an argument that I cannot find an answer for, you should be able to. When he put his deposit in back in early 2013 he is under the impression that an automatic transmission was going to be standard equipment in the Elio; and he swears that was in the TOS when he did his All In deposit in early 2013 (his SIL is 2666) and is highly upset about this. I know this is incorrect, but can you show me the agreement he would have signed up for at that time? There is nothing we have come up with that will convince him otherwise, something from there during that time period would help us to prove to him about this; and prove to others that everything is subject to change. Thanks you Coss
Elio Motors Customer Service (Elio Motors)
Jan 19, 19:12 EST
Thanks Coss for being on the lookout.
You are correct: the targeted base price has also been for the manual transmission. Also, the reservation agreement does not mention a transmission in the base price.
The Elio Team
So there is the official word on the transmission from the beginning. Manual was Standard, automatic was never mentioned let alone be stated in the agreement.
They must be swamped to take almost 3 weeks to answer me; normally it's 2 days, max.
I am rethinking my transmission choice. I drove a Allis Chalmers tractor and a school bus in the 60's. I last drove a stick shift in 1978 when I got rid of my 1973 Vega. Do you think I will be able reacquire my old shifting skills? I want to drive my Elio home from Shreveport. I could use the money saved for some other options.
I'm doing the same.,.
It's like riding a bicycle.... you never forget !
Plus once you get up to speed on the freeway, you don't have to worry about shifting.
Not to mention, the left leg still isn't doing anything since there is no manual clutch.
I did not drive a stick since 2003 and bought a car with one in Oct it took about 1 minute to get it back. I had nothing but standards for 15 years before my automatic, you will be fine. I do not even think about it anymore, just get in and drive.
Thanks. Your response is giving me confidence.
The manual transmission Elio will have 3 pedals. There is a traditional clutch pedal. The "automatic" option is an automated manual transmission, which will not have a clutch pedal.
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