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View Poll Results: Would you drive this car on the road?
Yes. 3 21.43%
No. 11 78.57%
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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BMW’s intention to launch a fourth brand could herald the return of its quirky Isetta “bubble car” and challenge some of he company’s long-held traditions…the things some manufacturers do in the name of meeting emission standards.

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Old 02-09-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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BMW mini car could burst the bubble.

BMW’s intention to launch a fourth brand could herald the return of its quirky Isetta “bubble car” and challenge some of he company’s long-held traditions…the things some manufacturers do in the name of meeting emission standards.
No thanks, John . . . I'll pass.

Many years ago, a buddy had one of those Isettas and it was downright scary when it exceeded 20 mph!

Sorry, gas mileage just isn't that important to me.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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Only if every one else was driving one on the road or a vehicle of similar size, would I drive something that small. I would hate to see it hit by anything bigger than a mini cooper.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Around town? Sure. Easy to park, easy to maneuver. On open highway? No, probably not.

As to how the old Isettas handled, I'm pretty sure that 5 decades of engineering have probably improved things.
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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I would without a second thought.
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Isn't that the same car Steve Urkel drove on Family Matters?
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