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Moped Cars? Jan2013

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by harrisis, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. harrisis

    harrisis Senior Member

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/20454629

    Save us!

    1) The price!?! Dear god. £9,999?

    2) 28mph max? Perhaps in busy city centre where 20 is plenty, or no-one gets above 15 anyway. But if you're in a city you can walk or use the bus.
    If you're somewhere that you'd need a car (out of town) on 40mph dual carriage way and 60mph country lanes, these things look like a booby trap for everyone else. Looks like a 'real' car, but you'll come up on it in a hurry if you're not careful.

    Scary stuff IMHO
     
  2. Silver_Star

    Silver_Star Senior Member

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    Only a fool would pay 10k for one of those.

    I wouldn't fancy being in a crash in one either. :shock:

    You can already get stupid little boxes like that with tiny engines in that will do 50+ mph for far less. Mind I think you need to be 17 to drive them.
     
  3. turbopete

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    IF any 16 year olds can afford them, i think they will soon find a way, like with mopeds, to de-restrict the speed!

    engine doesnt sound too healthy either! and i thought that to qualify to be driven on a motorbike license at 16, they had to have no reverse gear? or was that phased out?
     
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    turbopete Senior Member

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