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Old 02-12-2007, 11:29 AM   #11
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The trendy thing was a joke. But really, what is the point of this car? Comparable stats can be obtained by driving something much cooler and much safer IMHO. The Z06 had the same 0-60 and is more practical IMHO. Its handling is no joke either. I would be afraid to race this amongst bigger vehicles and I'd be afraid to take it on the road so...
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:35 AM   #12
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You obviously don't get it.

Let's leave it at that.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:39 AM   #13
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I think you have some youtubing to do... Much much cooler than a ferrari if you ask me.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:45 AM   #14
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You obviously don't get it.

Let's leave it at that.
Yeah, maybe.

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Old 02-12-2007, 11:47 AM   #15
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:21 PM   #16
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I'd have an Atom (or something like it) anyday even if it were just for driving around on weekends, nevermind autox, or the track.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:32 PM   #17
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Me, too. They are awesome cars that are stripped down to the bare essentials. I'd be like a street legal go-kart.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:36 PM   #18
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Me, too. They are awesome cars that are stripped down to the bare essentials. I'd be like a street legal go-kart.
other than the whole "street legal" part (and don't forget that gokarts that are legal for karting racing leagues are only about $5k)



it's impossible to get one that is street legal in MA, don't know about other eastern seaboard states. i'd have to have a full stable of about six other cars before i pondered dropping $50k to get an atom that i couldn't even drive on the street.

i'm with dred on this one. just when i think i begin to understand it, i don't all over again.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:42 PM   #19
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With all those huge ass trucks and SUV's in Texas, that is the last car I would use as a commuter.
I doubt that he is using it for commutes.

I just did a google search. This is probably it: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...d.php?t=111453
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:54 PM   #20
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i'm with dred on this one. just when i think i begin to understand it, i don't all over again.
I'm trying to understand the appeal and I'm reading more about it today than I have in the past and I really do not get it.

I understand it fills a niche, but driving it on the street in California at least is a death wish. I ride motorcycles, so I can't dog people on that, but why buy this when you can buy a lighter, faster, quicker, better braking, and more maneuverable street bike for 12K that gets 60 mpg? It cannot possible be a safety issue.

I truly either do not understand this car, or understand it better than most.

Ultra-obsessed karters or richer folks with, like lemming said, 4 or 5 other vehicles are the only people I could imagine would actually purchase this.
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