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Date: 09/26/06 02:14 AM

53 Responses to 100 mpg Homemade Car

  1. Profile photo of reb0rn4never
    reb0rn4never Male 18-29
    555 posts
    September 25, 2006 at 10:22 pm
    Link: 100 mpg Homemade Car - Is that thing safe?
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    Aerophyre Male 18-29
    177 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 2:36 am
    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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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
    1972 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 2:52 am
    It looks like fun...but I think walking on a highway is marginally safer.
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    bubba_gum Male 13-17
    278 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 4:40 am
    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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    Vikstar Female 18-29
    399 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 5:08 am
    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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    YevraHNairB Male 18-29
    579 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 8:23 am
    I would drive something like this back and forth to work, then again I am only 5 miles from work.
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    james838 Male 18-29
    222 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 8:45 am
    I would drive it.
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    byebyemoto Female 13-17
    345 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 9:08 am
    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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    xx75vulcan Male 18-29
    25 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 10:32 am
    I wish more people would research more fuel effecient vehicles like this guy! Two Thumbs up.
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 10:46 am
    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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    ryan14 Male 13-17
    2057 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 11:03 am
    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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    ryan14 Male 13-17
    2057 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 11:04 am
    so it can be safe!
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    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 11:52 am
    About as safe as Smart cars :P
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    7451 Male 70 & Over
    1478 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 12:40 pm
    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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    mldlds Male 18-29
    53 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 1:27 pm
    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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    boredchick19 Female 13-17
    228 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 1:29 pm
    almost looks like an oversized deformed ubrella... lol. btw nice car ryan17 :-)
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    boredchick19 Female 13-17
    228 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 1:29 pm
    sry ryan14
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    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 2:53 pm
    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.

    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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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 2:59 pm
    ^^^ 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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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
    943 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 3:29 pm
    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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    narlycharlie Male 13-17
    130 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 4:41 pm
    I would drive it.
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    Fishywishy Female 13-17
    1 post
    September 26, 2006 at 4:43 pm
    omg I know that guy! lol I go to highschool with his two daughters. Haha, the Squibbs...
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    LaChica Female 18-29
    1596 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 5:14 pm
    hmmm .5 of a person. Now, who in the world is .5.
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 5:28 pm
    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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    freakyppl Female 18-29
    395 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 5:30 pm
    Looks kinda fun. I donno if I`d drive it though.

    Btw, ajr2006 you do realize manorrd is european right?

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    cutbullocks Male 18-29
    393 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 5:39 pm
    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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    wolf08 Male 18-29
    244 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 6:19 pm
    you say gasoline and petrolium,

    i say benzene or benzin

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    soro Male 13-17
    693 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 6:20 pm
    I would drive it- but, I`d rather be driving a Smart car. :-D
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    soro Male 13-17
    693 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 6:20 pm
    haha, I say benzin too :D
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    lacker239 Male 13-17
    319 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 7:54 pm
    ride that car, prepare to die
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    stephie1954 Female 18-29
    412 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 9:01 pm
    benzin is intersting, is that a brand?

    most say petrol or gas here

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    stephie1954 Female 18-29
    412 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 9:01 pm
    or juice..
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    misscutieroo Female 18-29
    1944 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 9:07 pm
    ohmigosh no way!
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    wolf08 Male 18-29
    244 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 9:27 pm
    Benzine is C6H6

    the purest form of gasoline, i think

    Benzin is also the Russian and German word for gas.

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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 10:21 pm
    wow..don`t i feel...so not safe
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    kyles-alter Male 70 & Over
    95 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 10:31 pm
    What a liberal tree hugger dumbass.

    Gas prices are dropping.

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    kyles-alter Male 70 & Over
    95 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 10:32 pm
    BTW, I am liberal. This guys taking wildlife conservation too far.
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    brigmunst Female 30-39
    65 posts
    September 26, 2006 at 11:47 pm
    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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    KickinDonkey Male 13-17
    243 posts
    September 27, 2006 at 12:12 am
    That`s about as safe as a bus full of kids with Michael Jackson chasing behind.
  40. Profile photo of lolakitty72
    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
    1972 posts
    September 27, 2006 at 3:36 am
    You could call it Dino-Juice.
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    bgraham23 Male 18-29
    7 posts
    September 27, 2006 at 10:16 am
    Damn, my ATV is safer than that hunk of failure and has a higher top speed.
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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    September 27, 2006 at 2:46 pm
    Gas has dropped to $1.94 in SC. Keep drop`n baby!!
  43. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    September 27, 2006 at 2:47 pm
    Per Gallon that is...figured I had better put that up for the less educated.
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    Invalok Male 18-29
    724 posts
    September 27, 2006 at 3:19 pm
    I ... by principles, would not get in a car named "The Moonbeam"
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    September 27, 2006 at 9:52 pm
    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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    xDDitsmee Female 18-29
    266 posts
    September 27, 2006 at 10:10 pm
    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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    xDDitsmee Female 18-29
    266 posts
    September 27, 2006 at 10:10 pm
    Well would ya look at that. . . 100 posts? I`m proud of myself
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    xDDitsmee Female 18-29
    266 posts
    September 27, 2006 at 10:12 pm
    And I`ve only been a member for like 16 days or something.

    Hm. I think I need a life.

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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    September 27, 2006 at 10:42 pm
    ^ 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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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    September 28, 2006 at 5:18 am
    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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    willie-boy Male 18-29
    12 posts
    September 29, 2006 at 8:43 pm
    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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    Zootmaster Male 18-29
    5 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 6:53 pm
    other than the fact that its made out of scrap, i`d drive it.
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    artistchick7 Female 18-29
    963 posts
    October 2, 2006 at 10:10 pm
    That car would never see the light of day if someone drove that where I live. Ha.

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