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Old 03-23-2009, 12:22 AM   #11
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:10 AM   #12
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Interesting concept. buy a new car... Strip it of everything..... Put the parts on ebay to make money for the car payment.
Wow, I wonder how the finance company feels about that.

Anyway, interesting development. I look forward to the day when electric cars are available in every dealership, and conversion kits are a bit more within reach of the average consumer.

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Old 04-21-2009, 10:46 AM   #13
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Well, since the thread was revived, I'll drop my 2 cents worth... You want a light car to convert to electric? My choice would be a Dodge Aries K. Very lightweight, quite roomy for its weight, they're extremely cheap to purchase, seats 6, and has a good size engine bay and trunk to stuff with batteries. Plus you can put some Aries wagon springs in the back to counteract the weight of the batteries.

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Old 04-21-2009, 10:53 AM   #14
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I'd prefer an old RWD Corolla, Supra, RX7, or Miata.

I only mention rear wheel drive because if you opt out of the transmission it is much easier to do. Plus, you also have more options as almost anything can be used for a gearbox since it has only one output shaft instead of needing the fwd transaxle.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth_Reliant cites the Reliant (badge-engineered Aries IIRC) at 2300 lbs.

Not sure if this is the right model, but it looks right. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_AE86 says RWD corolla weighs around 2000 lbs.
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I was thinking the generation before that but the AE86 works too.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:42 PM   #17
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:40 PM   #18
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But for 300 pounds more the Aries K is a lot roomier than the Corolla, and has a much larger trunk to store batteries in. You're comparing a midsize Dodge Aries to a compact Corolla. Taking into account the larger car, for 300 pounds more. The Aries had a nice size trunk. Pleanty of room for batteries, and still have room for a few bags of groceries.
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For just 1500 more pounds you could have a stupid amount of batteries!

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Great page for reading up on the K platform, with comparisons to other vehicles of its era,

http://www.allpar.com/eek/k/k.html
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