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Old 08-11-2018, 12:41 PM
 
Location: SC
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:42 PM
 
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WOW, HappyRider . . . great find.

Interesting they look much more like a copy of the old CJ's by American Motors Corporation than Chrysler's Wranglers and, once again . . . no "CJ Model Name" being mentioned.

Very similar to Chrysler never using the "CJ Model Name" since taking over way back in 1987 after AMC shut down.
That is the same vehicle I linked to in Post 191 of the Retirement section’s “dinosaur” thread. If the little SUV is anything like Mahindra’s tiny pickup truck that was being marketed in Portland, OR ten years ago, it is one heck of a tincan.
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:56 PM
 
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These as delivered are not street legal, but some states like here in Michigan allow you to license off road vehicles for street use with just s few modifications, safety glass, turn signals, horn, etc. There's plenty of power in that engine for 65 mph or better, the ecu's are already being reflashed.

I'm not sure I would spend that kind of money on one but even as a sidexside it's competitive. And of course FCA is using Mahindra for infringement, too close to being a real Jeep.
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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That is the same vehicle I linked to in Post 191 of the Retirement section’s “dinosaur” thread.
Darn! How did I miss that?
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I'm not sure I would spend that kind of money on one but even as a sidexside it's competitive. And of course FCA is using Mahindra for infringement, too close to being a real Jeep.
Isn't that a little late? I mean they have a factory in Michigan churning them out right now. I searched and found a dealer 30 miles from where I live. I've also heard that India way back in the 40s got a license to build Jeeps. May be it was for the domestic market. I can't believe people would pay 20 grand for as a glorified ATV. It's gotta be street legal somehow.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:14 PM
 
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Not street legal. Mahindra does not want to cough up the funding for that yet. They have been planning to enter the US market with pickups for ages now but still have not managed to do so.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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"Not street legal" quite likely depends on what state you want to drive it in.
Here, all that is required to be street legal is high/low beam headlights, one tail light, one brake light, a license plate light, and a horn.
Since it has a windshield, wipers might be required.
Turn signals are not required
Oh, yeah, it must also have the proper number of digits in the VIN. If it doesn't, the computers can't handle it!

My Kawasaki Brute Force 750 ATVs are both licensed for street use.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I must say for 20 grand you have a lot of options like a CJ5, unless you want a diesel.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:19 AM
 
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"Not street legal" quite likely depends on what state you want to drive it in.
Here, all that is required to be street legal is high/low beam headlights, one tail light, one brake light, a license plate light, and a horn.
Since it has a windshield, wipers might be required.
Do motorcycles that have windshields need wipers too?
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Do motorcycles that have windshields need wipers too?

Interesting question. ATVs, UTVs, and side-by-sides in this state are titled, registered, and get license plates as "motorcycles".
If this thing were to be registered and licensed for street use, would it be as a "motorcycle"?
My initial thought is NO, it is quite obviously a utility vehicle, not a motorcycle, similar to the tiny pickups that were a fad for a while, but then quietly went away.
A windshield wiper requirement would be up to the State Legislature or the DMV, not me.
Note that I stated windshield wipers "might be required".
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