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    New electric vehicle

    The Amp



    If you've been lusting after an all-electric convertible and have tired of waiting on the Tesla Roadster to arrive, your ride is now here. The Amp ($25,000 plus the cost of the Sky) is an all-electric conversion of the Saturn Sky, the funky-logo'd cousin to the Pontiac Solstice. Featuring a zero-to-60 time of 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 90 mph, the Amp is no slouch, and it can run for 150 miles per charge, emitting zero emissions and costing only 3 cents per mile to drive. It's the most affordable eco-friendly drop-top we've seen yet.
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    Hotwicks

    Hotwicks ($9) definitely aren't your typical candles. With scents like beer, campfire, grass (as in lawn), new car, pancake, pigskin, stripper, popcorn, and the rather scrumptious sounding urinal cake, your place can smell exactly how you want it to. Just be careful with combinations. While beer + grass + pigskin = great gameday memories, beer + hippie + stripper + urinal cake + dryer sheet = that time when you and that weird guy at the airport used your layover in Chicago to get plastered at a strip club, passed out in the bathroom, missed your flight, drove 9 hours home, then tried to cover up the incriminating smell with dryer sheets you bought at the 7-Eleven two blocks from home. Good times.



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    Re: New electric vehicle




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    Re: New electric vehicle

    What is a stripper scented candle? Cheap perfume, tar, and sweat?



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    Re: New electric vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    What is a stripper scented candle? Cheap perfume, tar, and sweat?
    If you have to ask....you can't afford it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    If you have to ask....you can't afford it.

    I would hope its only a dollar for a sniff and 20 for a private viewing of the candle.



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    Re: New electric vehicle

    That care looks pretty sweet but I'm willing to bet there are some flaws in it that some don't know about


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    Re: New electric vehicle

    The car is a toy at this point. Thats all these cars are.



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    Re: New electric vehicle

    So... if I buy a $25,000 car... then I can pay someone another $25,000 to convert it to electric?

    Great... so I spent $50,000 to drive for 3c per mile.



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    Re: New electric vehicle

    What they need to do is do the same thing but use a Mazda Miata. You could find a 10 year old Miata for $8,000.



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    Re: New electric vehicle

    If they have a stripper candle why don't they take it to the next level and have a "Corner Prostitute" candle too.



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    Re: New electric vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    If they have a stripper candle why don't they take it to the next level and have a "Corner Prostitute" candle too.

    I may have learned something today. A stripper candle must burn at both ends.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    What is a stripper scented candle? Cheap perfume, tar, and sweat?
    From what I have "heard" it could smell like any of the scents found on the following link.

    Victoria's Secret - Women's Fragrance


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    Re: New electric vehicle

    Ah yes. The electric car conversion. I guess I would be very very afraid of something like that. I would have some major heartburn turning over my perfectly good new car to some aftermarket shop to make it and EV. No way. But that is just me. I think these small businesses are what drives innovation. Often times, it is the small guy in his garage that comes up with the best ideas and not large companies like GM. Heck, the Tesla was the first commerically available car using the Lithium Ion batteries. Now GM is working frantically to do the same by late 2010 with the Volt. And Volt is only expected to have 40 mile range off battery power. Why can these private shops do twice that?

    The EV-1, BTW, was a an awesome car far ahead of it's time. If the timing had worked out differently, those things would be selling like hot cakes right now and would have been through several model year iterations to improve looks and technology. Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20.


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    Re: New electric vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    If they have a stripper candle why don't they take it to the next level and have a "Corner Prostitute" candle too.
    Because anyone over 18 can purchase a stripper candle, while the corner prostitute candle is only available at the Bunny Ranch...


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Now GM is working frantically to do the same by late 2010 with the Volt. And Volt is only expected to have 40 mile range off battery power. Why can these private shops do twice that?
    It's because GM can't lie about doing twice that, like the private shops are able to do.

    The best conversions go for 75 miles in town and 40 miles at highway speeds. Period.

    Anyone who says they do better is stretching the truth....


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