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Old 01-25-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: bend oregon
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It is actually shorter distances that make cars more economical. Go to work, leave at lunch to get Rx filled at discount Rx, pick up kids at daycare, get pizza on way home, etc. an argument can be made for getting on a bus to go 100 miles, but not for every day tasks unless you live in the guts of a huge city.
if you need more then two seats you have to have a car. nothing can beat a long arrow dynamic efficient train. they will make electric cars more efficient and have more green power. i hope
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:27 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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in china there pretty small. smallest one, a tandem two seat car


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8-GijXoigs

pretty much as safe as a enclosed motorcycle.
You're only allowed to have one child in China. You need enough seats in at least one car to transport your entire family.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:46 AM
 
Location: bend oregon
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people arnt having 10 kids anymore, its mostly one or two. have a small car or something and have a normal car,if you can afford it. people around here have a suv, a truck and a nice bigger car lol
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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And what about those of us who don't live anywhere near a big city? Are we supposed to join the Amish and Mennonites and horse and buggy our way around? No thanks!
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:49 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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ive seen someone drive a smart car where the roads are dirt and it worked good
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Old 01-25-2015, 02:39 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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instead of slaves in a skyscraper or people paying way too much to live in one, have it for cars that you rent. the chinese are way ahead of us, sucks most the people work all day there and not make much.
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Old 01-25-2015, 03:53 PM
 
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What are you talking about? China has the worst traffic gridlock and air pollution in the world.
They aren't ahead of anybody in reducing car use.

Epic traffic jam in Shenzen City has to be seen

And they are building way too many highrise towers most which sit empty
in ghost cities where no one lives.
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:26 PM
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instead of slaves in a skyscraper or people paying way too much to live in one, have it for cars that you rent. the chinese are way ahead of us, sucks most the people work all day there and not make much.
China is not a role model for much of anything.
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:35 PM
 
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instead of slaves in a skyscraper or people paying way too much to live in one, have it for cars that you rent. the chinese are way ahead of us, sucks most the people work all day there and not make much.
.... and how are you supposed to get from your home to the "car skyscraper" to rent the car?

Many folks choose not to be a "slave in a skyscraper". The have a house well away from the hamster-style living facilities in town. The house has a place to park their car. Thus it's readily available whenever they need it. "Problem" solved.
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:44 PM
 
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if you need more then two seats you have to have a car. nothing can beat a long arrow dynamic efficient train. they will make electric cars more efficient and have more green power. i hope

The little hybrid car is the most efficient transportation there is assuming a place to park and no gridlock. there is nothing efficient about an 800,000 piece of iron fueled by coal burning electric rolling up the rails with 50 people on board in the middle of the day and a crew of union transportation workers on the public payroll. Every full train comes back nearly empty everyplace I've been.
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