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What Do You Think About This Vehicle...the Sam?

Discussion in 'Similar Vehicles' started by Dr. Werner, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Dr. Werner

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    I would question stability issues. It looks short and narrow. Might cause problems on a highway that is rough or windy.
     
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    I seen a green one in Switzerland a few years ago. It's a plastic chassis and made pretty crappy. It's more like a play toy as opposed to something you'd use every day. I could see using it in some closed retirement community where you never go more than 25 mph. Even the Europeans laughed at it and would never drive one. If they think it's funny and the won't accept it, I can't imagine Americans will go nuts for it. No wonder why they are trying to pawn it off on us.
     
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    The Swiss company went bankrupt (2003), then employee owned then was sold again. Now Polish.
    They've been trying to sell them in Europe for almost 20 years and they only sold about 300 units.
    Joe's trying to get them into the US. He's already bought one and is having it delivered soon.
    It will stand or fall on it's own merits. If it's a quality product, it will sell. Look at the 60's VW Bug.
    However, this one's a little pricey, considering the purchase price doesn't include a battery.
    And it's noisy. Funny someone mentioned a toy. It does look fun. It is fairly efficient.
     
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    I suggest you look at it in person before you make any decisions. Even at that, I'd drive it for a while too. If it was offered in kit form for $3K and then you pick or build your battery pack then I think it would be a fun project. Beyond that, it seems to be a bit expensive for a 20 year old design that didn't work in the first place.
     
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