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#1 RonBaldwin

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:59 PM

http://www.vpgautos....ehicle-features

no diesel option, but a cng option
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:30 PM

I'll do the investigation myself and report back
At first look I thought it was a new car Scam, like many I've seen before with a great car and promises of great prices, but it never gets thru the Goverment Red tape.
This actually looks good. I'll see what's up first hnd since it's based here in Miami. I'll report back
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:42 PM

I thought this one was made by AM General in Indiana? They are also making taxi cabs now that the humvee line is slowing.
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:21 PM

Just looked at the youtube videos and recognized a familiar face
Dave Schembri, the CEO was the CEO of Smart car for a while, he did a good job with it, and was very accesible to the Smart owners.
Thanks for posting this, I'm gonna go check this thing out this week. I'll post findings.
All blacked out, tints, add a GPS, all set.
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:07 AM

I'm gonna go check this thing out this week. I'll post findings.

Please take a look and see if a Magliner Sr can roll in and land in the back



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#6 RonBaldwin

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:24 AM

A mag senior!? Are you high? I guess i was thinking a yeager jr (or mag jr) could roll in sideways and stay built. I guess the ramp could also go in the rear to accomodate a sr....AM General is known for wide vehicles though (he he).

Int width at the b-pillars is 64", oberall floor length is 81". The door is I think 36" x 50-ish if I remember correctly.
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:29 AM

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#8 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:37 AM

Just got off the phone with a rep. Curb weight 4985 lbs, Ford 4.6L V8
24 gallon gas tank
Mileage has been 13 city/ 18 highway
First dealership is in Pembroke Pines, Fl. About 15 minutes from me. I'm on my way there now.
I'd have to figure out how to cut 500 lbs off the car in order to increase the gas mileage a bit. I'll report back with pictures later today.
Let's see ..... goggles, check.....cutting torch, check....sawzall, check. Ready.
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#9 William Demeritt

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:33 AM

Please take a look and see if a Magliner Sr can roll in and land in the back


My Mag Sr fits in the back of my Honda Element. I had to modify the height of the fore and aft bars as well as the stand to make it fit height-ways, but it fits length ways pretty much perfectly. The mods required a few hours, rotary tool and drill.
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#10 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:00 PM

This vehicle rocks gentlemen. I just spent the last hour driving around taking a bunch of pictures. They were very very nice at the dealership. it drives great plenty of cup holders and tie down points. I'll post pictures later this afternoon when I get back home.
salesman at the Cadillac dealership where this car was tells me that they might be available in late July.
Looking at it I can't really tell where to cut off excess metal, but it will have to do. The V8 works very well, lots of pickup. Front and rear defrost, rear wiper and wiper mist, the cruise control is on the steering wheel, and like 9 cup holders n 3 12 volt outlets towards the front of the vehicle. the rear compartment up behind the hatch has plenty of room and the gas model.
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#11 RonBaldwin

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:26 PM

Glad you liked it. I have been reading about this for almost a year (my hummer mechanic has a few at his shop in Tustin). They are apparantly able to be configured for a number of purposes including cargo, taxi, handicap friendly etc..
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#12 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:39 PM

http://s124.photobuc...adicam Vehicle/
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