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    $25k?

    TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS for that pop can!

    Where do you stow your 'chair?


    Ti
    "We must overcome difficulties rather than being overcome by difficulties."

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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium4motion View Post
    TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS for that pop can!

    Where do you stow your 'chair?


    Ti
    you roll your chair in the back.

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    Ok. You drive that pop can 70 mph across the Ohio Turnpike with a double or triple semi-truck behind you.

    Your batteries start to drain and you are driving slower.

    You're truck food!


    Ti
    "We must overcome difficulties rather than being overcome by difficulties."

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    There is more here and the text of an interview with Stacy Zoern, owner of the company:
    http://www.disaboom.com/adaptive-dri...l-theres-a-way

    And videos here:
    http://www.kenguru.com/

    Doesn't $20,000 to $25,000 seem like a lot for what is basically a scooter with a body? Max speed is 30mph so it can only go on city streets and it doesn't have room for a passenger or packages from errands. Then there would be the issue of charging this electric vehicle. I wish this entrepreneur well, but I'm not sure many people with disabilities are going to shell out this kind of money for a wheelchair for their wheelchair.

    All the best,
    GJ

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    I've actually been looking at this. 90% of my travel is around town, and my regular vehicle is a full-size van that gets 10 miles to the gallon.

    I can use my chair to go to the local grocery store, but that's 15 min. travel each way, and uses up a lot of charge on my chair. It takes about half an hour, by chair, to get to the movie theater. I don't want to do either of those in the chair when it's wet. So, for me, it might be a good choice.
    4/6/97, car accident, C5. http://raccoon-kathleen.blogspot.com/

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    For $25,000.00

    For $22,310 you drive around town with this little sport plus extra money in your pocket to spend!

    Or that little pop can above for $25,000.00!

    Yugo GV-1 sold only for $2288.00.


    Ti

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    "We must overcome difficulties rather than being overcome by difficulties."

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    For $25,000.00

    For $23,470.00 you can drive this sporty little devil around town with cash left in your wallet!

    There's probably room behind the seat to stick an Icon A1 'chair there too!

    2012 Mazda Miata MX-5.


    Ti
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    "We must overcome difficulties rather than being overcome by difficulties."

  9. #9
    Really.

    Doesn't look real comfortable for a power chair.
    4/6/97, car accident, C5. http://raccoon-kathleen.blogspot.com/

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    Man the base price of a Mini Cooper is 20K. I have one, works great for a para with a manual chair.

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