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    The cheapest car in the world?

    At $2500, it is cheaper than most wheelchairs.

    http://picvault.org/2008/01/india-bu...the-world.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Young
    At $2500, it is cheaper than most wheelchairs.

    http://picvault.org/2008/01/india-bu...the-world.html
    India's certainly the right country to be producing and marketing it; they couldn't even aford to buy power from the Enron fiasco Dabhol power project which helped the company to fold.
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    I wonder what their production cost for a manual sport chair would be?

    as an aside, is there a correlation between a $2500 car and a spinal injury website?

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    saw this over at top gear,looks like tata wants to buy jag and landrover.(oh my)http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/2534/

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    I saw this on the news the other night and think it is a shame it is not being made available to potential purchaser's in the US. There are a lot of urban environments where this would be practical in terms of parking, or just for shorter errands. I would hate to be in an accident in one of these but.......oh, wait, nevermind....

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    Yes I was reading about this car the other day, amazing the low price. It has a 2 cylinder 650 cc engine and gets over 50 mpg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eileen
    I saw this on the news the other night and think it is a shame it is not being made available to potential purchaser's in the US. There are a lot of urban environments where this would be practical in terms of parking, or just for shorter errands. I would hate to be in an accident in one of these but.......oh, wait, nevermind....
    I saw it on the news also but I though it was a typo for $2500.00 . and I agree with you about the urban inviroments, it would be good for them.

    have to laugh on your comment about being in an accident.

    I can't help but picture Woody Allen in one of these and the movie "Sleeper"

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    not disabled friendly

    Its sad that there is still not a single disabled friendly car/van in India so far!

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    Dr. Young,

    Can Americans get those? I love that car, though the color is atrocious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Type Français
    Dr. Young,

    Can Americans get those? I love that car, though the color is atrocious.
    I suspect that it will get more expensive once it gets to the United States due to the safety and anti-pollution requirements here. But, if you like the there is the very cute SmartforTwo car from Daimler/Chrysler. While it may not be the cheapest car in America, it will supplant the Minicooper as the smallest car and the first ones have been seen on the streets of Washington DC (Source).


    http://www.boston.com/business/globe...for_us_market/

    In addition to being small, it is apparently very solid and built to be both dent and scratch resistant. It starts at $11,590 and gets 40 mpg. It is only 106 inches long, a full three feet shorter than a minicooper. Its max speed is 90 mph.

    http://blogs.cars.com/photos/uncateg...seinasmart.jpg

    Wise.

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