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  • In fact, the C-1 isn't really a car at all: It's officially classified as a motorcycle, but CEO Daniel Kim says that the vehicle resists classification.

    "It's disrupting the automotive space," says Kim.


    That kind of marketing-speak would scare me, even if I wanted one.
  • "Safety of a car"?
    I'm gonna need to see some test results on that.
  • This is not going to end well. Especially if it makes it to the showroom.
  • hillbillypharmacist: "Safety of a car"?
    I'm gonna need to see some test results on that.


    Yeah, that looks like a deathtrap, especially in a side-impact collision.
  • Nabb1: hillbillypharmacist: "Safety of a car"?
    I'm gonna need to see some test results on that.

    Yeah, that looks like a deathtrap, especially in a side-impact collision.


    Having done over $6000.00 damage to a Jeep Wrangler, I was thinking of animal collisions

    /deer, specifically
    //frikkin deer
  • Forget the side impact concern I'd like to know how he thinks it is capable of driving in "all weather". Anybody that lives anywhere with four distinct seasons has to look at that and wonder how it is going to handle any amount of snow. It doesn't tip over? Gee that's great! Can it handle a 3' snowdrift? Because that is my reality for at least half of the year.
  • MaudlinMutantMollusk: Nabb1: hillbillypharmacist: "Safety of a car"?
    I'm gonna need to see some test results on that.

    Yeah, that looks like a deathtrap, especially in a side-impact collision.

    Having done over $6000.00 damage to a Jeep Wrangler, I was thinking of animal collisions

    /deer, specifically
    //frikkin deer


    My brother hit a deer one night years ago. He was freaked out, so he got to a gas station and called the police from a pay phone (this was before everyone and their brother had cell phones). He tells the officer he needs to report an accident, and it's three a.m. and he says, "I hit a deer and damaged my car," and the officer, having heard this one before at this particular hour from people probably trying to cover up a drunk driving incident, says somewhat sarcastically, "Right, sir, of course, and how are you sure it was a deer you hit?" My brother says, "Well, there's a lot of deer snot on my windshield now, for one." The cop burst out laughing and said he was sending someone over.
  • I think I saw this one on Mario Karts.
  • Great now sell that bad boy for around $5000, that would really disrupt the market.
  • FTA: Today's youths are less interested in buying cars than they are in buying iPhones and other gadgets: Car ownership among people between ages 18 and 34 is down by 30 percent in the last five years.


    If only there were some other explanation for this, something other than marketing trends, like an economic cause ...

    This thing is definitely a solution in search of a problem. I'm sure it'll be just as successful as the Segway, and for all the same reasons.
  • Startup car company builds car that "breaks the rules." Looks like a trike with some kind of shell bolted to it.
  • Looks like a motorcycle with a cab on it.
  • Lit Motors

    Yes, yes they were.
  • St_Francis_P: In fact, the C-1 isn't really a car at all: It's officially classified as a motorcycle, but CEO Daniel Kim says that the vehicle resists classification.

    "It's disrupting the automotive space," says Kim.

    That kind of marketing-speak would scare me, even if I wanted one.


    This guy needs a serious punch in the balls.
  • FTFA:"but that cost will go down significantly--to around $16,000--once the product gains sufficient market share to enable bulk manufacturing."

    Sooo, I have $16k to spend on a car....why would I pick that one?
  • kmmontandon: FTA: Today's youths are less interested in buying cars than they are in buying iPhones and other gadgets: Car ownership among people between ages 18 and 34 is down by 30 percent in the last five years.


    If only there were some other explanation for this, something other than marketing trends, like an economic cause ...

    This thing is definitely a solution in search of a problem. I'm sure it'll be just as successful as the Segway, and for all the same reasons.


    You mean like people 18-34 being saddled with tens of thousands of dollars of debt if they went to a state school and hundreds of thousands if they went to top tier school for their Bachelors degrees?
  • This is vaporware like the last few electric car startups.

    That's fine with me so long as the Obama administration doesn't invest our money in other failure.
  • I agree. The price of this thing will determine whether it goes anywhere.

    20 thousand dollars?
    --Nope. People will just buy a normal car.

    5 thousand dollars?
    --Well, hell. I just might consider it.

    That's the trouble with these green technologies. Micro houses, smart cars...they all cost way too much. People would buy this stuff if the price reflected what they are getting upfront.
  • Oh look, yet another asshole who slapped some side panels on a motorcycle and thinks it's as good as a real car.

    Go back to Europe!
  • I'd prefer to have a car that doesn't need a gyroscope to keep from tipping over.
  • Spanky_McFarksalot: FTFA:"but that cost will go down significantly--to around $16,000--once the product gains sufficient market share to enable bulk manufacturing."

    Sooo, I have $16k to spend on a car....why would I pick that one?


    Hell if I know you could buy dam near any sub-compact in the market for $16k and probably get better gas mileage, certainly more range.
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