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10/2/2012 04:41 PM EDT
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charlesxavier
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charlesxavier   8/29/2013 6:11:54 AM
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Driving an insect car seems to be a fun idea. I had love to drive it some time very soon. Some more interesting tips can be found at http://termitesvic.com.au/pest-control online.



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GREAT-Terry   10/12/2012 4:11:44 PM
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So driving finally doesn't look like driving anymore. It is fun!

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tb1   10/9/2012 9:10:48 PM
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You can get an electric motorcycle that will go 100 miles and go 100MPH for just a little more than this.

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Duane Benson   10/4/2012 2:17:34 AM
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They could make a version for warmer climates that isn't enclosed. That would save weight and cost. Doing that would probably allow them to further reduce the weight by making it narrower. Maybe narrow enough to only need on set of tandem wheels. The weight savings might even allow for carriage of a passenger seated behind the driver. That would be kind of a dangerous vehicle though.

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WKetel   10/4/2012 1:23:49 AM
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It is fine if they want to keep the ugly little toy in Japan. But a vehicle like that has no place on the roadways in the USA. We don't need such a piece of junk over here. There is simply no room on our roads for a vehicle that is a glorified extension of the drivers cell phone system.

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Etmax   10/4/2012 12:36:05 AM
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The majority of our interconnect roads are 80kph someone is likely to push you out of the way :-)

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derooney   10/3/2012 8:29:22 PM
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Insect seems appropriate because you'll look like a bug on the window when some idiot runs a red light in his big old SUV and T-bones you.

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selinz   10/3/2012 5:50:17 PM
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The specs do seem quite similar to a golf cart. A new golf cart will hold two people but doesn't have doors. The price of a new one is on the order of $8k so this is clearly better if it is street legal. The 60km/hr limit is a problem though.

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Scott SG.   10/3/2012 5:39:04 PM
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It's got a top speed of 37MPH and a range of 31 miles. At least a golf cart seats 2-4

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xorbit   10/3/2012 3:37:40 PM
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Looks great, but will be a hard sell here in the US where half the population seems to think they need a 1 ton truck to haul their 180 pound body to work every day. Unfortunately, its advanced electronic systems do not include a brain upgrade.

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