Discussion in 'Camping Community Board' started by g8trmom1, Jul 31, 2008.
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.
Yea, not driving one of those around here
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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.
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
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...
I predict that Debbie will post here soon.
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?
So in other words, the trunk will only hold one large child or one very small adult. Not very useful if you ask me.
It holds several otters, and maybe a squished peacock or two.
How much does a hundred pounds of beer weigh?
12 gallons, wait thats not right!
Ummmmm....let me see..... 100 pounds????
If you have 7 apples and take 3, how many apples do you have?
Yeah that makes really good sense. Quit driving my p/u and spend $25,000 on two Gem cars to save gas. Oookkaayyy.
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.
Phoenix Electric Car Defaults
SUT Purchase Price $47,500
SUV Purchase Price $54,000
Yeah, that will really help the old wallet. Pretty neat looking though
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.
Wow! 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.
My neighbor is selling his 2004 GEM car (4 seater) for 3400. Should I jump on it?
if it's in good shape, and you have use for it, it's probably not that bad a deal.
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