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g8trmom1
07-31-2008, 02:33 PM
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121746229279198963.html?mod=yhoofront

2goofycampers
07-31-2008, 02:41 PM
Good idea if you can do it, we live off a busy highway, would be road kill real fast. The $10,000 investment is a big bill tho. I was talking to our buggy guy and he said gas carts are dirt cheap right now.

Colson39
07-31-2008, 03:31 PM
Yea, not driving one of those around here

g8trmom1
07-31-2008, 03:41 PM
Those GEM cars are really nice. We saw Debbie's at the July 4 GG, Pete took it for a test drive and loved it.

terri01p
07-31-2008, 03:51 PM
Oh I would love to have one, my dh and I have talked about getting one whenever he retires ...can't afford one right now...love it :love:

Shannone1
07-31-2008, 04:01 PM
I'd drive one around our town. Problem is we live outside of town off of a 55 mph road so I wouldn't be able to GET it to town, lol !!

Maybe one day when they are able to increase their speed...

ntsammy5
07-31-2008, 04:14 PM
I predict that Debbie will post here soon.

des1954
07-31-2008, 06:09 PM
Right you are, Al!!

We bought our Gem Car July 07. It actually replaced our golf cart. The entrance to our development in on a major State Rd with a 60mph speed limit, so our Gem is strictly a toy. If I had known last July that the economy was going to be this crappy I would not have bought it or the trailer to tow it on. Our previous GC & trailer were just fine. Whoooda thought the economy would sink this low??

Ours goes 26mph & if we lived in the city, I would use it for transportation. Ours has a locking trunk that can hold up to 100 pounds, and would be very convenient for shopping. Celebration & The Villages are full of Gem Cars.

What I'd like to know is....what is happening with the Phoenix Electric Car?
Is this another great idea that is getting squashed by the U.S. Government?
http://www.phoenixmotorcars.com/index.php

ftwildernessguy
07-31-2008, 08:07 PM
, . Ours has a locking trunk that can hold up to 100 pounds]

So in other words, the trunk will only hold one large child or one very small adult. Not very useful if you ask me.

AuburnJen92
07-31-2008, 08:14 PM
It holds several otters, and maybe a squished peacock or two.

ftwildernessguy
07-31-2008, 08:15 PM
How much does a hundred pounds of beer weigh?

RvUsa
07-31-2008, 08:18 PM
12 gallons, wait thats not right! :rolleyes1

des1954
08-01-2008, 05:34 AM
How much does a hundred pounds of beer weigh?

Ummmmm....let me see..... 100 pounds????


If you have 7 apples and take 3, how many apples do you have?

big kahuna1
08-01-2008, 06:30 AM
Yeah that makes really good sense. Quit driving my p/u and spend $25,000 on two Gem cars to save gas. Oookkaayyy. :rolleyes1

Minnie's Mate
08-04-2008, 02:15 PM
That Phoenix sounds really interesting, but their site doesn't say what they will cost. It might be worth having one of those not only to save money but to save the environment, too. I know the environment should come first, but at least I'm including it in the equation, too. Maybe I should drop old Ed Beagley, Jr. a line and ask him. :rolleyes1

Live4FW
08-04-2008, 02:48 PM
Phoenix Electric Car Defaults
SUT Purchase Price $47,500
SUV Purchase Price $54,000

http://www.phoenixmotorcars.com/why-choose-phoenix/roi-calculator.php

Yeah, that will really help the old wallet. Pretty neat looking though

momoffive
08-04-2008, 03:00 PM
That Phoenix sounds really interesting, but their site doesn't say what they will cost. It might be worth having one of those not only to save money but to save the environment, too. I know the environment should come first, but at least I'm including it in the equation, too. Maybe I should drop old Ed Beagley, Jr. a line and ask him. :rolleyes1

Do the cost comparison, looked like it would be upward of 45K. A little steep for my initial out of pocket, wouldn't work for us anyway i need an 8 passenger.
Loretta

Minnie's Mate
08-05-2008, 04:31 PM
Wow! :scared1: That's nearly as much as my wife's Ford Expedition Limited with all the bells and whistles. Bet the Phoenix doesn't even have air conditioned front seats or DVD player for the kids in the back seat. Not to mention it only seats 4 not 8. I was thinking if it were priced like a Prius we might get one as a daily driver for me when I get my F-250 paid off, but at that price, I can buy an awful lot of diesel in the years to come.

SCBeachBum
08-10-2008, 10:17 PM
My neighbor is selling his 2004 GEM car (4 seater) for 3400. Should I jump on it?

Gatordad
08-10-2008, 10:42 PM
if it's in good shape, and you have use for it, it's probably not that bad a deal.

BigDaddyRog
08-11-2008, 12:59 AM
I wouldnt go any higher than 3399!!!

des1954
08-11-2008, 05:17 AM
My neighbor is selling his 2004 GEM car (4 seater) for 3400. Should I jump on it?

That's a decent price if it's in good condition. Drive it first, though. The '04 models are very hard to steer. They didn't install power assist on the steering until '07. We own an '07 and it cost a LOT more than 3400.

Check out this website my DH has for GEM owners:

http://groups.msn.com/GEMNEVElectricCarOwners