Slingshot vs. T-Rex

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  1. ScottyJ

    ScottyJ New Member

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    I'm on my phone and I can't find the search function so I apologize if this has been discussed already.

    I think the T-Rex has been around for about fifteen years (although I could be wrong) and I can probably count on one hand how many I've seen on the road or at a motorcycle gathering. I want the Slingshot to do well but how is it going to successful when a similar vehicle like the T-Rex apparently hasn't? Or maybe it has but they're not around here.
     
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    ScottyJ New Member

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    Oh, great, now it shows a similar thread. lol. My bad. Guess I'll read that.
     
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    Tango You could've had a V8

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    T-Rex pitfalls in a nutshell:
    1. Too expensive ($65k)
    2. No dealer network
    3. "hand crafted" = not mass produced = expensive to make
    4. Nearly impossible to get into
    5. Uses motorcycle everything - sequential gearbox, screaming motor, switchgear, instruments.
    6. Very ugly. This is subjective and I think it looks ugly good vs ugly bad but no denying it's ugly
    7. Extremely cramped inside.
    8. Too expensive ($65k) for what you get

    The Slingshot is almost opposite in all those categories. The most important will be #1 and #8.

    I suggest this read - not only funny but done on the 2014 model:
    http://jalopnik.com/2014-campagna-t-rex-16-s-the-jalopnik-review-1441919628

    By the way, instead of someone's "garage" Polaris is a $4.0+ Billion company with a huge dealer network (the key to being mass market):
    http://www.slingshotforums.com/thre...s-beats-on-q2-earnings-revenues-ups-view.145/
     
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    ScottyJ New Member

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    Well written. Lots of information. Yes, Polaris has deep pockets. I hope it does well. I'm anxious to see more than the teasers.
     
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    You can say all that stuff all you want, but you can't put Lambo doors on a Slingshot so the T-Rex wins. HANDS DOWN!!!! barfing.gif
     
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    Tango You could've had a V8

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    Wait... Lambo doors on a Slingshot? Hold my beer and watch this...
     
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    the1sen Active Member

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    Watch what?

    No Slingshot is as sexy as THIS... Nothing says class and sexy like Lambo doors on a non-Lambo.

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    Well put
     
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    PFFFFFFFFT!!!

    You guys are just lame. Nothing says class like Lambo doors on a random vehicle. My Kia Soul has Lambo doors. F@##$ing SWEEET!!!

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    Tango You could've had a V8

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    LOL

    How do you get into that Kia Soul with the door "open"?

    Some cars were just never engineered to have suicide doors - like all the ones that don't begin with "Lamborghini". :D
     
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    dascrow Administrator Moderator

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    I've heard getting in and out of the Slingshot is much easier the the T-Rex.
     
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    Now with the pricing released.. At 1/3 of the price the Slingshot is a hands down winner!
     
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