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Affordable Collectible Cars Slideshow


“In fact, for those who would rather be driving an interesting car or truck than fussing over the originality of its headlamp bulbs, there are many vehicles in the lower price brackets — less than the average new family sedan — worth considering”….<More>

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Toyota’s 3g Prius Has Solar Panels, Remote Control Air Conditioning

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“The most energy-efficient Prius yet–50 mpg compared to 46 mpg for the 2009 model–comes with an optional solar panel on the roof to power cabin vent fans. Since the remote control-powered air conditioner is electric, it can run even when the car is off–so a quick trip to the store doesn’t have to mean an oven-like car upon return. Toyota’s new Prius also comes with LED headlights that save 17% of power used by high-intensity low-beam lights”….<More>
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Wow Car-Concept by Honda

I think this concept car has a good chance of seeing production; it is not that different from the Honda Element…I love the wood floors and doors…<Link>

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The DIY Solar Car – SUNN Auto Kit

You can design and build a car that makes you happy when you drive and makes you smile when you look at it. We are offering plans and assemblies so can custom design and build your own car which can be driven on roads with a speed limit of less than 35 MPH (in states that have a low speed vehicle law). The car is recharged from the sun or can be plugged in. It has a top speed of 25 MPH and a range of 20 miles. It is street legal: windshield wiper, disc brakes, seat belts, turn signals and lights.  It can also be use to get around campgrounds and gated communities. Manufacturers Certificates of Origin are supplied for all major items so these can be registered as a Specially Constructed Vehicle in your state”…. <More>
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The New Volvo C30: A Sporty Small Car

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Toyota Concepts: I-Real, Hi-Ct & Rin


“Designers have lofty goals for their concepts, and the Toyota RiN is no different. With a massive greenhouse, seats that keep your spine in its proper position, an oxygen-level conditioner and humidifier, plus a meter that gauges your mood through the steering wheel and then displays a color based on your psychological state”

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“Toyota keeps pumpin’ out those personal mobility concepts. First there was the i-Unit. Then there was the i-Swing. Now behold the latest, the i-Real.

It pretty much does what all its predecessors do except with each incarnation, expect more power, more energy efficiency, better controls, and in the case of the i-Real, close to production level build. The i-Real is sorta like a souped up Segway except you sit down”…. http://www.tranism.com/weblog/2007/10/ill_race_you_in.html

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The Shark Concept Car

“Rumor and automotive legend suggest that Bill Mitchell caught a shark on one of his fishing trips while on the island of Bimini in the Bahamas in 1961. He create an experimental concept car called the XP-775 with help of Larry Shinoda. They nicknamed this concept car the Mako Shark.

The car closer to our hearts however is the xp-15, the Mako Shark II: The body style of this 3rd Generation of Corvette, Known affectionately as the C3 Corvette”…. <More>

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