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a car i've loved ever since i first saw it, no longer exists.
this is sad, 'cause it's an energy-efficient and space-efficient car:

http://corbinsparrow.com/



if people who could afford to purchase hybrid and/or alternative-fueled vehicles did, their prices would go down.

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sckot
Apr. 22nd, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
The importance of effective marketing
I could write a lengthy diatribe concerning the inherently classist nature of cities zoned around automobiles, the tremendous inefficiency caused by using a 3,000 pound vehicle to carry something one twentieth its weight (as well as itself), or the political confrontations necessary to maintain the current transportation infrastructure in this country, but instead I'm just going to say:

You have to admit, "Lime Green pizza-butt sparrow" sounds less like a vehicle than a grade-school insult.

Perhaps the Smart Cars will fare better? Then again, I'd rather ride a bike. (Or, failing that, a <href="http://www.retrothing.com/2006/04/introducing_two.html">Vespa</a>, if I could afford one.)
sckot
Apr. 22nd, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
The importance of effective proofreading
lost_tumbleweed
Apr. 25th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
Re: The importance of effective proofreading
didn't realize this was a link ... my lj template ... blah ...

yes! the vespa. i know what you're talking about. nice ... though it's not enclosed ... i need something to keep the wind out ... noise level ... et al .... IF i'm gonna be riding it on a regular basis.
sckot
Apr. 25th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
Re: The importance of effective proofreading
I don't know how practical they would be here, really. I just find them aesthetically pleasing. I'm not a motorcyclist, I guess.
lost_tumbleweed
Apr. 23rd, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
Re: The importance of effective marketing
oh, i do hope the smart car fares better. plus, they put a lot of work into making it safe in accidents. can't recall what/if the sparrow had safety features. :/
sckot
Apr. 23rd, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
Re: The importance of effective marketing
You mean like a plastic bumper filled with styrofoam?
lost_tumbleweed
Apr. 25th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
Re: The importance of effective marketing
no, no.

the car is made out of a metal egg-shape, which will roll instead of crush. it would be best to read their own description ... or Wired's wordage.
sckot
Apr. 25th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
Re: The importance of effective marketing
Sorry, snarkasm.
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