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Title: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: sunset gun on August 09, 2005, 09:36:04 AM
If only they would make them for the US market.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/09/automobiles/09mini.html?hp&ex=1123646400&en=39dec4f0be9f3532&ei=5094&partner=homepage
Title: Re: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: The Lone Surfer on August 09, 2005, 09:37:20 AM
Yeah, so many people would want an 80 HP van the size of a yugo.
Title: Re: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: Psycho on August 09, 2005, 10:33:54 AM
 NO MORE CHINESE PURCHASES!!!
Title: Re: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: sunset gun on August 09, 2005, 10:52:08 AM
They are made by GM.  I'm not suggesting buying Chinese made cars.  I thought it would be good if GM made really cheap fuel-efficient vehicles for our market.
Title: Re: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: skSURF on August 09, 2005, 10:52:55 AM
Would this thing be legal in the US.
Title: Re: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: Psycho on August 09, 2005, 10:58:54 AM
OK, MY BAD, YES BY THIS GM!!!
Title: Re: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: sunset gun on August 09, 2005, 11:03:07 AM
OK, MY BAD, YES BY THIS GM!!!

haha, pretty funny.  Psycho, you actually used typeface to comic effect.  I commend you.
Title: Re: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: jscottk on August 09, 2005, 11:22:33 AM
No I looked into it a few years ago.

Does not fit into the really narrow US regulations for emmissions.  Which by the way are set up to keep the price of Gas higher rather then conserve more fuel or save our air, but that is a whole nother thread..

So, who here now thinks that we need to have the Government bail out the GM, FORD, ameriKan Auot industry.  You know the guys that keep cranking out Sedans and SUVs because thats whats "Sells"  Not that their Billion Dollars of Ad $$$ has any Effect...

I twisted my back and im in a badddd mood...
 
Title: Re: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: Some people call me Maurice on August 09, 2005, 12:48:23 PM
$5,000 minivans that get 43 miles to the gallon in city driving sounds pretty cool to me if gm(or any other american car company) made one of those. with our luck one of the guys at gm will say we need a bigger car and an engine that just eats this gas and then we raise the price by 20 thousand
Title: Re: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: sir_schadenfreude on August 09, 2005, 01:36:24 PM
Japan is full of tiny little cars like that.  They're pretty sweet, although I don't fancy your chances in an accident.  I'd rather be hit by one of those than by a Tacoma, though.  Anyone who's travelled to anywhere else in the world can tell you that there are much cooler cars outside the US than in.  Even in poor countries in South America and Africa they have sweet rugged, efficient imports from Europe and Asia that go anywhere on a teaspoon full of gas.

BTW, whether it's GM or not, it's still an import if it comes from China as far as the economy is concerned.
Title: Re: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: The Knot on August 09, 2005, 08:27:13 PM
Exactly sir grind those pices of brown trout are made by chinks for chinks profit for GM only .KNOT ONE DIME EARNED BY AND BLUE COLLOR AMERICAN 
Title: Re: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: Some people call me Maurice on August 09, 2005, 08:30:56 PM
Exactly sir grind those pices of brown trout are made by chinks for chinks profit for GM only .KNOT ONE DIME EARNED BY AND BLUE COLLOR AMERICAN 

hey man watch it . just edit that stuff
Title: Re: perfect cheap little surf van...
Post by: Psycho on August 09, 2005, 08:32:05 PM
NO RACISM!!!