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Old 11-03-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: rain city
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"......The air car can tool along at a top speed of 35 mph for some 60 miles or so on a tank of compressed air, a sufficient distance for 80% of consumers to commute to work and back and complete daily chores."

http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/106040/Air-Cars:-A-New-Wind-for-America%27s-Roads (broken link)
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:25 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I wouldn't give them $20,000 for that.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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These experiments are getting ridiculous.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I'd love to have an alternative fuel car, but this one looks like it was designed by my 6 month old granddaughter. Also, I'm not convinced of the safety in driving around a 4000-psi bomb in my car. I say, "Back to the drawing board".
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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"Hi AAA, can you help me, my car's out of air." LOL!
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL
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Too many (opposing) motorists would make a game of bouncing it around...
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: rain city
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I'd love to have an alternative fuel car, but this one looks like it was designed by my 6 month old granddaughter.


I do have to admit the air compressed car does look kinda like a backyard toddler toy.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I would love to see the crash test ratings on that, especially pitted against a heavy vehicle instead of just crashing with it's own weight. Also, while the range COULD be acceptable purely for commuting, the top speed is not. Maybe we can add a steam engine as a power booster
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:02 AM
 
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Interesting idea none the less. I think electric cars are going to be more mainstream though.
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