Quirky and Fun to Drive
Controls in rear burned up (the switches that control speed as this is an electric car). It was stored in a barn for a long time, until my dad installed the replacement controls.
The brakes didn't work when we got it out of storage. We drove it down my dad's cousin's long dirt driveway until we got to the road. The car slipped into a ditch and we had to shift it into reverse to stop it from falling all the way down! What an adventure!
Door likes to open all by itself on the road.
My dad was driving it to my aunt's house for storage when the controls burned up again! He hasn't yet installed the modern replacements, so it's another long winter of storage.
I'm only 12 so I can't drive yet, but I absolutely LOVE this thing! This car is electric and was made in the '70's oil crisis, so it is necessarily very light and only holds two. The top speed is supposed to be 40 mph but is really a lot less, around 38 mph downhill.
I proposed getting an electric car when we thought our Honda was going to die, and that night my mom and dad bought it off eBay for $2000.
When I drove it in a parking lot and a grassy yard, I thought it was very agile, at least it could dodge the occasional tree very easily. However, I've never driven another automobile so I don't have much to compare it to.
When my dad drives it on the road, we get lots of stares and thumbs ups. If you don't like attention this is not the car for you.
However, if you like a repair challenge and love speeding past gas stations and laughing at those prices, or feel guilty stinking up the environment in your gas car, this vehicle might be the car for you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th April, 2008