**** a 100 mpg microcar. We need 100 mpg sports cars! Google "Opel Eco Speedster" and/or look at the cars built by the Vehicle Research institute at Western Washington University.
100 mpg sports cars that can hit 160 mph are perfectly feasible through clean aerodynamics!
It isn't that glamorous. In fact, it really sucks getting teargassed at a peaceful protest. I haven't been to any violent ones (yet), but I imagine that it gets even more painful then. I remember being at the G8 in Georgia in (I think) 2004 and there being pigs everywhere in riot gear ready to kick the **** out of anyone they didn't like even though there were only a few dozen people at the protest. We wouldn't have stood a chance it we tried to stick it to the non-elected authority figures. One person was maced for no reason and dragged off (I guess as an example).
I stopped attending protests after I resolved that the next cop to point a gun at my head for me legally excersising my constitutional rights will be shot.
I think I'd be better off building a kitcar or modifying a normal production vehicle. Really it seems like I like collecting vehicles, but I need to get into a for profit instead of for bankrupt. It'd be nice to get one cheap though.