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#14 of 33 Re: Give 'em a few years. [anythngbutgm]
Feb 08, 2006 (3:43 pm)
Well here's a risk taker.
If they offer a brand new car at under $6000 my son might be a taker also depending on how cheap it is and how long the warranty is
#15 of 33 Re: Give 'em a few years. [jchan2]
Feb 09, 2006 (6:57 am)
Doesn't safety play a part in your decision? 6k can get you a lot of safe preowned choices out there. Choices with a PROVEN track record.
Geely HAS no record at the moment. Wouldn't want to be a guinea pig no matter how cheap it is. Hey, it's your choice though.
#17 of 33 Re: Give 'em a few years. [anythngbutgm]
Jul 08, 2006 (12:45 pm)
think about it. safety is a concern for everyone. and geely will obviously have to meet if not exceed national regulations. i am so proud of geely for wanting to take a stand in the states.
i love kia. their cars today are amazing. more reliable than anything a US automaker offers. yes they are still trying to make end meet. they always have something about them that is a decade behind honda/toyota/nissan. but i thik the majority of people out they, if given a choice, would rather buy a kia/hyundai than a mitsubishi/suzuki/isuzu/subaru. kia/hundai beats all of them, and honestly, i think they might have surpassed nissan.
kia/hyundai are on the coat tails of honda & toyota, and good for them. i love the new rio5, the Rio Cinco was a better name, but whatcha gonna do? the Cinco had a horrible interior, and not the rio5 has a great interior (for its price) the only problem is the stupid black cladding lined above the bumpers, the cinco beats the new model in exterior styling just for that. and, i've read in several place that the new rio5 beats the new fit and versa, so more props out to kia.
Jul 11, 2006 (5:20 pm)
Any new news on them?
The more times I visit Malcolm Bricklin's Visionary Vehicles website, the more aggressive he gets in trying to get people to sign up and sell his cars.
Jul 14, 2006 (1:42 am)
For some reason I just don't think this venture will ever come to be and if it does it will fail if the cars shown so far are the ones he intends to sell here.
#20 of 33 Re: . [merc1]
Jul 16, 2006 (6:47 pm)
I think that his idea of having each dealer put up 2 million dollars up front as an investment into Visionary Vehicles is scaring some dealerships from jumping on board.
His reputation with the Yugo doesn't help either.
That hardtop convertible looks nice, especially if he can do it at the promised $19K starting price.
Oct 31, 2006 (5:51 am)
Americans have proven they will buy any imported crap over domestics.
#22 of 33 Geely car's are made by Toyota
Apr 02, 2007 (11:47 pm)
I just wanted to add in since so many people put down the Geely car that the motor in the Geely cars is a Toyota motor. the blue print of the motor and other parts were sold from Toyota to Geely holdings.
#23 of 33 Has Anybody
Jul 04, 2007 (5:58 pm)
seen Malcolm Bricklin's site? He's changed his story from the Chinese cars over to plug in Hybrids.
I wonder what happened to the few dealerships that signed on to sell the Chinese cars...