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The Elise is quite a small car but there are some smaller. Look here.
 

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By the way this car does 0-60 in 4 seconds flat and the quarter mile in 12 sec at 120 mph.
 

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My friend in Japan drives a Honda Beat. Not sure if it's smaller than the Elise, but it's VERY cool. When I rode in it, I just wanted to put it in my pocket and take it home.
 

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one more at an autocross

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pinmagic said:
My friend in Japan drives a Honda Beat. Not sure if it's smaller than the Elise, but it's VERY cool. When I rode in it, I just wanted to put it in my pocket and take it home.
The Beat is smaller but it has a 660 cc engine. It might make 40hp. I can't remember if they are turbo but 660 cc engines usually are in cars over here.
 

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But lets see it cornerin...eh?
If you believe the Tango guys, it actually handles really well since it has almost all of its weight around axle height.. all those batteries are most of the mass and they're hung low.

I wouldn't mind seeing a few more of these on the road. Last I checked (January) there was really only one existing, and the owners wanted $85k (!) for a kit:

http://commutercars.com/

Yep, still the same. I'm curious to see if they're back in LA for the auto show again trying to get deposits.
 

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The Tango business (marketing model) is nuts. They promote the car on how much money it can save you in parking.

Like some tightwad is buying an $80k+ commuter vehicle?
 

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What does that little car want to be when it grows up?
 

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What's it like in a strong cross wind?:huh:
 

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Randy Chase said:
The Tango business (marketing model) is nuts. They promote the car on how much money it can save you in parking.

Like some tightwad is buying an $80k+ commuter vehicle?
That's flawed thinking. I understand that parking commands a premium in CA and NE but with oil futures rising with no end in sight....the equation is sure to change.
 

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babak said:
That's flawed thinking.
In mass production, the cost could come down significantly. I think their marketing is probably optimistically forward-thinking (when they can sell kits for 25k or so).
 

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I saw it in the LA car show in January this year. I agree with the assessment of the business model... they say its closest competition is A bike...

... so why not get a bike then? Get a goldwing. it's got more storage.
 

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LOL! I love that parking job. Those headlights (97 honda civic) are too big and make the car cross-eyed.
 

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the blue one dude....!!!!!!!

It has a really strong electric motor and has massive torque. Check out the site
www.commutercars.com
 
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