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After reading lot of sale pitches about Tesla, that for long years was promising a lot at low prices and when finally they deliver, it is all but cheap.
I remember laughs on US forums a decade ago, when common saying about Smart was "you will never see me in it".
Now USA not only downsized in the expectations but I see more and more Fiat 500.
I used to drive its sibling Fiat 126 back in Poland and it was consider "poor man car" back in 1980's.
Anyway, Elio $6800 price and real engine sounds promising, while FWD is big advantage comparing to other 3-wheelers.
So 2 questions.
1. Do you really think US can make good car so cheap?
2. If they do, will that "poor man car" catch in this country?

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Now USA not only downsized in the expectations but I see more and more Fiat 500.
I used to drive its sibling Fiat 126 back in Poland and it was consider "poor man car" back in 1980's.
The new 500 and the Maluch are hardly siblings.
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So you drove them both?
How about Elio?

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