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I saw somewhere online that $17500 was a goal but I'm thinking $25,000. With 50mpg I could justify a bit more in fuel savings. I put 15,000 miles on my bike last year, I'm totally going to drive this everyday.
 

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I saw somewhere online that $17500 was a goal but I'm thinking $25,000. With 50mpg I could justify a bit more in fuel savings. I put 15,000 miles on my bike last year, I'm totally going to drive this everyday.
That's what I'm talking about! It would make for the perfect cruise to work or around town :cool:
 

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That's what I'm talking about! It would make for the perfect cruise to work or around town :cool:
Last winter was pretty mild here in Salt Lake, I rode my bike every day it was above 30 degrees. I got caught in a couple snow storms but it wasn't too bad. It would be pretty easy to install a heater in the Slingshot and drive through most of the year.
 

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Polaris Industries churns out a lot of machines, I'm hoping they put that manufacturing volume to good use. The T-Rex is $60K which is stupid. The Morgan Trike is $36K and hand built like the original from 80 years ago.
For the Slingshot, I think low $20K makes sense with Polaris' volume and manufacturing cost.
 

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Let's look at some of Polaris Industries' Products for pricing:
2012 Gem2 Electric Road Vehicle $7829
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2013 RZR XP 900 EFI $15,999
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2013 Pro-RMK 163 $12,499
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2014 Victory Cross Country 15th Anniv $29,995
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Polaris also has a stake in KTM as well:
KTM X-Bow "Street" $69,000 (not available in the US)
Carbon fiber monocoque with crash box in visible carbon fiber
Audi 2.0 TFSI motor with direct fuel Injection and 177 kW (240 h.p)
Smooth surface racing underbody with a rear diffuser in aluminium composite
6-speed manual gearbox
Mechanical limited slip differential
Sports suspension
Individually adjustable pedals
Adjustable and detachable multi-functional steering wheel
Keyless go system
Painted Rims
4-point safety belt

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Considering that a T-Rex is about $70k, a Morgan is about $50k and a fully loaded Can-Am Spyder is about $30k I have no idea what to expect. You'd think that Polaris would directly be targeting the Spyder and that they would be competitive with that.
 

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Well, I'm sure power-to-weight ratio is no comparison, so that's not it.
Just seems to me that for a Vette in the mid twenties you can do 12 sec. 1/4 mile, drive in the rain, and have heat and A/C when needed.
I'd gladly get wet and sacrifice heat & A/C for, let's say 18K, much like a nice bike.
For me to pay over 20K it would have some seriously kick ass suspension and brakes, with some very sticky performance tires - like Michelin PS2s
 

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I completely understand where you are coming from. I'm looking for the Slingshot to provide a thrill ride that gives the freedom feeling that you get with a motorcycle, but the driving experience of a sports car. I can also see value in having a vehicle that I feel like I can drive hard at a race track and not worry about. Even if I buy a $20k Vette I'm still going to want to take care of it like a luxury car. Not to mention it's a lot more expensive to fix if anything happens at the track.

So I think I would pay up a bit for a car that I could rip through the gears and really have fun driving at any speed.
 
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