looks like Max Dell doesn't know how to post appropriately.
What?! Wait... Im still confused. So there is an exhaust on this machine and it puts out an odor that doesnt smell like roses and lavender?!?Max wanted me to post this here in this thread........
I just want to note I was two minutes away from taking possession of a Slingshot SL. I was next on the list in Simi Valley CA. Nice dealership even though they were charging a 10% premium of $2400.00 because of the demand. I went on the test drive and there were some pros and cons but nothing was more important than the fact it was so fun to drive- until I realized the one thing that made me decide to return my deposit. When you look under the hood, the muffler has a pipe that extends out only about 6 or so inches. This is, of course, the exhaust which makes the car move forward. (I am overstating the obvious in case someone does not know what an exhaust is). The problem with this exhaust system is it is literally pointed directly at the passenger and driver. If you are looking for yourself, open the hood and look on the passenger side. The muffler and pipe are located directly in front of the passenger an you will notice the pipe is pointed in between both driver and passenger. I noticed on my test drive this smell of gasoline. I wasn't a smell of pure gasoline but the kind of smell you would notice if going go cart racing. If you have ever been to Disneyland, Autopia the ride is a perfect example. This was a deal breaker for me because my stomach started "turning." It was gross. I only noticed the smell when the Slingshot was in the idle position waiting for a light to change. The dealer told me there was a local metalworker who was one of the first to own one and is planning on modifying his so as to push the exhaust away from the driver and passenger. If there are enough complaints, Polaris will be required to modify this problem at no charge. It is a serious health issue and should not be ignored. The second this problem is dealt with, I will be the first in line to buy one.