100 mpg Homemade Car

Submitted by: reb0rn4never 10 years ago
http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/cars/moonbeam-100mpg-homemade-car-202834.php

Is that thing safe?
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Female 963
That car would never see the light of day if someone drove that where I live. Ha.
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Male 5
other than the fact that its made out of scrap, i`d drive it.
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Male 12
Dumb 60s white hippie freak! What a waste of time to build. Only way these things would ever make it is if it was the only kind of vehicle allowed to drive. Sho`nuff!
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Male 4,246
Aftershock: If you feel like trying something different, maybe turn off your caps lock.

As for the...."vehicle," it`s weird-looking but not in a good way. Good on fuel, but I`d sooner get a Vespa or some other scooter.

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Male 2,781
^ I`M WITH YOU CHICA, I`M STARTING TO FEEL LIKE I`VE WASTED MY PRECIOUS AND VALUABLE TIME WRITING STUPID POSTS, (LIKE THIS ONE) GODDAMN OVER 1100...

I COULD BE DOING SOMETHING BADASS RIGHT NOW.

ANYBODY GOT SOME IDEAS?

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Female 266
And I`ve only been a member for like 16 days or something.

Hm. I think I need a life.

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Female 266
Well would ya look at that. . . 100 posts? I`m proud of myself
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Female 266
50mph. Made me lol.

I might (emphasis on might) drive it to like small places, like jewel osco, orrr... school. Yeah. I`d be TOTALLY popular if I rode that hunk of sexy car to school.

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Male 2,781
I`M GONNA INVENT A BADASS CAR WITH AN ANTIGRAVITY DEVICE AND A MATTER-ANTIMATTER ENGINE...

I`M GONNA GET ME A BADASS MOTORCYCLE. WHICH DO YOU GUYS THINK IS BETTER? A HARLEY OR A NINJA BIKE?

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Male 724
I ... by principles, would not get in a car named "The Moonbeam"
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Male 1,039
Per Gallon that is...figured I had better put that up for the less educated.
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Male 1,039
Gas has dropped to $1.94 in SC. Keep drop`n baby!!
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Male 7
Damn, my ATV is safer than that hunk of failure and has a higher top speed.
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Female 1,972
You could call it Dino-Juice.
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Male 243
That`s about as safe as a bus full of kids with Michael Jackson chasing behind.
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Female 65
geeky ... but a good idea ... although you could buy a vespa or other scooter for that amount of money. also how is the guy going to "cruises for babes" when there`s nowhere for them to sit?
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Male 95
BTW, I am liberal. This guys taking wildlife conservation too far.
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Male 95
What a liberal tree hugger dumbass.

Gas prices are dropping.

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Female 1,492
wow..don`t i feel...so not safe
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Male 244
Benzine is C6H6

the purest form of gasoline, i think

Benzin is also the Russian and German word for gas.

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Female 1,944
ohmigosh no way!
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Female 412
or juice..
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Female 412
benzin is intersting, is that a brand?

most say petrol or gas here

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Male 319
ride that car, prepare to die
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Male 693
haha, I say benzin too :D
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Male 693
I would drive it- but, I`d rather be driving a Smart car. :-D
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Male 244
you say gasoline and petrolium,

i say benzene or benzin

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Male 393
stupid car, oh and yeah btw, the whole gas/petrol argument relle showed that some euros are digging real deep just to have a jab at the US, nice to see them get stuffed though
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Female 395
Looks kinda fun. I donno if I`d drive it though.

Btw, ajr2006 you do realize manorrd is european right?

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Male 1,882
Props to that dude. The exterior could be better, but then again, he wasn`t really building it for looks. I wouldn`t question the safety all THAT much, I mean, people who ride motorcycles have just as much risk (unless they are wearing their safety gear, then it is probably much safer on the motorcycle).

I don`t think I`d drive that thing on the interstate, but driving it around town wouldn`t be very dangerous at all (although this depends on where you live).

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Female 1,596
hmmm .5 of a person. Now, who in the world is .5.
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Female 1
omg I know that guy! lol I go to highschool with his two daughters. Haha, the Squibbs...
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Male 130
I would drive it.
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Male 943
yeah, nice one manorrd - shut that damn european up! As for the car I would say it is safe, actually the same people that held the spacecraft competition a while back with Paul Allen are holding another one for 100mpg cars
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Male 1,039
^^^ heheh, nice

I live more than 30 miles from my job and driving 50mph the whole way would really suck. The speed limit on the main road I take, that covers about 75% of the trip, is 65-70mph. I would have to get up earlier to get there on time....

No Thanks

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Male 2,372
[quote]On 9/26/2006 12:40:11 PM 7451 wrote: Think how much money you could save on petrol! (gas, for you americans who thought it neccecary to change the word ever though it was fine as it was. i mean, come on, a gas is a vapour... so petrol that had been evaporated would have to be "gas gas") Don`t mind me, i`m just ranting.[/quote]

Gas is short for `gasoline`, fool. Just like petrol is short for `petroleum`.

It does not mean gas as in "stupid rants like this are about as useful as passing gas."

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Female 228
sry ryan14
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Female 228
almost looks like an oversized deformed ubrella... lol. btw nice car ryan17 :-)
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Male 53
but thte fact is that 60-70 mpg is possible in cars today, but oil has such a hold in politics that we just don`t see many. Instead people push suvs.

Way to go senator, you just caused global warming!

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Male 1,478
Think how much money you could save on petrol! (gas, for you americans who thought it neccecary to change the word ever though it was fine as it was. i mean, come on, a gas is a vapour... so petrol that had been evaporated would have to be "gas gas")

Don`t mind me, i`m just ranting.

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Female 3,574
About as safe as Smart cars :P
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Male 2,057
so it can be safe!
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Male 2,057
well THIS is a homemade car by one person, and it even got to Top Gear! Its called the Ariel Atom 2:


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Male 1,406
If he could make it as safe as the big cars, or finds a way to ride it in the bike lane, I say thumbs up!
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Male 25
I wish more people would research more fuel effecient vehicles like this guy! Two Thumbs up.
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Female 345
To me it looks safer than a bike, and I ride a bike A LOT.
So yeah, I`d drive it.
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Male 222
I would drive it.
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Male 579
I would drive something like this back and forth to work, then again I am only 5 miles from work.
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Female 399
This kind of car is perfect for cities. People who live in cities all drive big powerful gas-guzzling cars but never go upwards of about 40mph. Keep your big cars for long journeys or family trips, but cars like this (along with electric cars) are perfect for commuters!

But yeah, ok, make it a bit prettier....

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Male 278
wow this is all good and fine till a semi can`t see him in front of him and plows over him going 70 mph.
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Female 1,972
It looks like fun...but I think walking on a highway is marginally safer.
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Male 177
Um... Hello? Im reality, have we met?

This thing wouldnt survive a crash with a new york pothole, much less come anywhere near passing federal safety standards! Any moron can build a paper car that goes forever, how bout one thats actually PRACTICAL!!

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Male 555
Link: 100 mpg Homemade Car [Rate Link] - Is that thing safe?
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