Cars That Make You Smile :-)

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  1. donee

    donee New Member

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    Hi All,

    I saw a car that made me smile on the way home this week. It started out as a modern Mini. They chopped out the rear half of the cabin, and then mounted a giant can of Red Bull slanting from the transom to the roof. Quite a sight coming down the road!
     
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    Hyo, did you know that Toyota had Yamaha build the 2000GT for them? They've gotten lots better at building sporty cars since then!:)
     
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    hyo silver Awaaaaay

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    No, I didn't know that. Maybe a hybrid sports car is next. :)
     
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    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    The last Yamaha-built engine is the 2ZZ 1.8 litre DOHC VVT-Li engine found on the 01-05 Celica GT-S, 03-05 Matrix XRS and 2006 Corolla XRS.
     
  5. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    ^^and S2 version Lotus Elise/Exige/Cup and 2-11 cars :)
     
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    Tesla Roadster (sporty) makes me smile....ooohh!
    100% electric
    0-60 mph in 3.9 sec.
    14,000 rpm redline
    check it out

    Tesla Motors

    :cheer2:
     
  7. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    i posted it, post #86 LOL
     
  8. jorgeez

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    I agree that this one from Tesla is one of those cars that just makes me smile.
     
  9. TJandGENESIS

    TJandGENESIS Are We Having Fun Yet?

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    I do this on another site:
    Peace

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    The Bunny Says It's Time For Some Grillin'!
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    Really cool bro! I guess Bunny is on his way to world domination! :rockon:
     
  11. Rokeby

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    Here's another three wheeler currently in production that is smile-worthy,
    the Can-Am Spyder:

    http://priuschat.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=12524&stc=1&d=1230223049

    Last summer, I saw one of these outside the Harley-Davidson dealer just
    east of Portland, Maine. It has a price tag just above $17K, ABS, traction
    control, and other high-tech refinements. In real life it looks like it has been
    squashed down, and the wide front wheel track, very good for stability,
    looks awkward to my eye ...

    Yeah, but I didn't drive one, so who am I to say?

    I'm posting now because I saw one motoring around NE Ballamer yesterday.

    More info on this vehicle from Bombardier, a Canadian firm, here:

    BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster
     

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  12. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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  13. TJandGENESIS

    TJandGENESIS Are We Having Fun Yet?

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    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    I hear from others in my motorcycle club who have ridden or own these that they are awesome. They take a little getting used to but once you do they corner extremely well, are quite quick and make good tourers.
    You can even tow a trailer with them.
    But it isn't a car.
     
  15. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    sorry try the link: Luxury4Play.com
     
  16. Rokeby

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    Pat,

    Technically yes, but...

    It is my understading that in Great Britian, three wheelers are, or at least
    can be, considered "cycle-cars." It maybe stretching it a bit, but it was on
    this understanding that I have posted this and other three wheelers to this
    thread...

    I hope that I haven't committed some kid of unforgivable international
    motoring enthusiast's gaff here. :rolleyes:
     
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    Jees! And people say that we've cornered the market on smug... Not!
     
  18. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    TJandGENESIS Are We Having Fun Yet?

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    So...no picture there!
     
  20. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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