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Old 01-03-2017, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would anybody dare buy this and tweek it to get 200mpg?

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I think there are at least 3 Insighters in line at the moment.
ME being one of them.
It is a "KIS" vehicle.
(Keep it simple)

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So would you tweek it or leave it as is and enjoy? They should sell it without engine and tranny imagine the posibilities
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Got a "turbo" on the bench just waiting.
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So they will sell it without the engine? Slap one of these once you find a wrecked one in it

By 2018 there should be a few in the junkers

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I'm in line too. Not sure I will pull the trigger but that is not yet an issue.
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Will you be able to get them without drive train?
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Will you be able to get them without drive train?
Unlikely. There was no mention of that when a bunch of IC folks met in Phoenix to see the display.
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Will you be able to get them without drive train?
Not unless you are willing to buy one and remove it yourself.

They have no plans to offer just a chassis. Why would they? If there is enough demand for and EV or hybrid version, they will make one. First things first.


If you really want a light weight chassis to play with, there are some Insights for sale for under $1000. Are you thinking of a different engine? Or maybe making an EV? There may be some of thiose for sale too as it has been tried but not perfected. Experimentation is good.
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I looked at this years ago i hope they dont string you along forever

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