View Poll Results: will u get 1???

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  • i will defenetly get 1

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  • i might buy it why not.

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    Ariel Atom

    this is my no1 must get
    this car is amazing...it goes from 0 to 60 in 2.9sec
    all the specs and info u wana know are at this site
    http://www.arielatom.com/ariel/site.php

    to realy apreciate this car watch the video of to gear on the same site
    Last edited by white devil; 06-02-2006 at 06:31 AM.

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    Maybe if I lived where it didn't rain all of the time and had extra money to burn I would get one. So probably in about 10 years.
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    That's not a waste of money but I don't like that kind of cars.

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    I'd buy one, if I had the money and if I had two cars (at least) and if I lived in England (I doubt those thing are imported over here). Too many ifs I think...
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    I love it But I'd rather have a Lotus 340R, it looks even better than the Atom!
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    sensational

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rijoh
    I love it But I'd rather have a Lotus 340R, it looks even better than the Atom!
    The Lotus 340R was many, many times slower than this however. The Atom I believe is actually cheaper than the 340R was when the Lotus came out too. If I recollect correctly, both hover around the 30k mark. But yes, the 340R looks nicer. But then you don't really buy these things for looks, you buy them for performance. IMO the Atom is one of the best cars available, performance-to- wise. Infact I think it's one of the best cars available performance wise fullstop.

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    Can't drive that on the streets here but I'd love to have one nonetheless.

    Maybe just trailer it from track to track.

    It's like a mini formula-car, really these are street-legal in Europe???
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    yeap, fully street legal (cheek damage and all!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chony
    Maybe if I lived where it didn't rain all of the time...
    The first atom imported (and street legal) is in Washington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyperl
    The first atom imported (and street legal) is in Washington.
    If this is street legal than why did the Lotus Elise have such a hard time passing safety requirements before it was available for sale here?

    I actually remember seeing this thing a few years ago parked in a showroom in Bellevue...
    edit: it was at a wheel-and-tire place, IIRC
    Last edited by PerfAdv; 06-02-2006 at 10:32 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfAdv
    If this is street legal than why did the Lotus Elise have such a hard time passing safety requirements before it was available for sale here?

    I actually remember seeing this thing a few years ago parked in a showroom in Bellevue...
    edit: it was at a wheel-and-tire place, IIRC
    It's technically sold as a kit car in the States I believe, so it avoids all the full type approval regulations that the Elise had to meet. The rolling chassis and engine come seperately and then get mated together in the States, similar to what happens with the Nobles that are sold over there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Bauer
    It's technically sold as a kit car in the States I believe, so it avoids all the full type approval regulations that the Elise had to meet. The rolling chassis and engine come seperately and then get mated together in the States, similar to what happens with the Nobles that are sold over there.
    I see, kits have it good that way.

    I just had a thought, nah, If it were that easy many who keep out of the American market would have already done it. I was thinking why don't TVR for example sell some cars as kits. Offer up a rolling chassis with your choice of locally available engines, maybe even offer some TVR crate-engine sold separately. But yeah, if it was that simple they'd already be doing it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfAdv
    If this is street legal than why did the Lotus Elise have such a hard time passing safety requirements before it was available for sale here?
    because american safety regulations are utter bullshit thats why

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    if you think america's laws are bullshit, look at canadian laws, we cant even get the Lancer Evo here.
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