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Old 01-08-2006, 11:30 AM
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Reliant Robin 1973-1981

Reliant Robin Mk.1 (1973 - 1981)

Manufactured by the Reliant Motor Company, the Reliant Robin (sometimes incorrectly known as the Robin Reliant) is a small three-wheeled car, also jokingly known as "the plastic pig". This, along with its light weight, allows it to be driven on a motorcycle licence in Britain.

The Reliant Robin Mk.1 was first introduced in November 1973, powered by a water cooled four-cylinder 750cc engine that yielded 23 kW. The vehicle had a complete glass-fibre body attached to a box steel chassis.

In 1975 the Robin received a few minor changes in its body work but the biggest change was that it was now powered by an uprated 850cc engine which increased the power to 29 kW and gave a top speed of 135 kph ( ) with a 0 - 100 kph time of 16.1 seconds. The engine also featured a new SU type carburetor which replaced the old Zenith type.

The Reliant Robin became one of the most famous 3-wheelers in the UK and was produced in its thousands and shipped World wide until 1981 when; in this form, it was replaced by the Reliant Rialto.
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:41 AM
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:10 PM
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"Manufactured by the Reliant Motor Company, the Reliant Robin (sometimes incorrectly known as the Robin Reliant) is a small three-wheeled car, also jokingly known as "the plastic pig". This, along with its light weight, allows it to be driven on a motorcycle licence in Britain."

From wikipedia.org.....similar right?
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:21 PM
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From wikipedia.org.....similar right?
Right.

And your point is...?
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:43 PM
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Looks kinda fugly.
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:53 PM
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isnt it all about west virginia?
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And your point is...?
lol, what i was gunna say
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:35 PM
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i want one... to put in a parade or something
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:19 AM
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I want one for my living room. Thanks a lot man!!!
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:35 AM
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Very funny looking car. Thanks for the laugh.

Must corner really badly with the entire weight of engine on one wheel.
Understeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!!
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:49 AM
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They did this backwards. Since it's FWD they should of had 2 wheels on the front and only one is the back since the back in a FWD car does nothing.
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Old 01-09-2006, 02:52 AM
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Do you have any of the Reliant Rialto?
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:03 AM
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Do you have any of the Reliant Rialto?
No, I don't have any of these....
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:40 AM
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They did this backwards. Since it's FWD they should of had 2 wheels on the front and only one is the back since the back in a FWD car does nothing.
WHere'd you get the idea the Robin was FWD ???
The chassis .......
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Old 01-09-2006, 02:12 PM
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I don't know. Just jumped to conclusions. I just now saw the differential under the back. I guess this is the cheapest RWD car you can buy.
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Isnt this the "car" that allways get Screwed in those Mr.Bean episodes?
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