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Gray, Double Bubbles, no entertainment for me. I will be looking to lose weight so I will ditch the cast wheels and whatever else I can.

I will start a "<1550 lb" thread in October sometime. :)
 

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Not sure which one I want. Waiting to hear what other people think when they get to test them. I don't know that a radio is useful since the exhaust is probably pretty loud and the cockpit is completely open, and I'll have a helmet on...

Leaning towards a gray one with full windscreen.
 

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The reason I want the audio so that I can run bluetooth helmet kits easy and the backup camera is nice to have as well.
yes, that backup camera will be nice but I just can't do it because of the weight. Gotta stay the course, gotta stay the course...
 

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I'm confused, to be completely honest. Was super gungho and then... I don't know anymore. I like it, but it's almost a game - you can't get a grey SL? Why? Well, you can add options to the grey one to sort of become an SL, but...

What????????????? Annoying.

I guess now, it comes down to the test drive...

The people's enthusiasm in the video reminds me of something that happened to me when I moved to AZ in '97. I asked a bunch of people where I could find a good Italian restaurant. Everyone I asked told me that there was a wonderful place called Olive Garden that I had to try - best Italian food in the world. I'm from NY, and I had never heard of Olive Garden, so I went and I was utterly disappointed. I thought about it, and these people were all super nice, so why would they all "lie" to me like that... They didn't lie. They told me what they knew. I'll tell you what, those same people recommended some of the best Mexican places I've ever eaten at in my life as well...

Do I believe that the vehicle is as fun as they describe? Yes. I only question their perspective.

Bikes, had a slew, Miatas... I've owned the NA, NB, skipped the NC... then I got a Lotus and it was SO different. I didn't realize how much better it was until I drove it. When I did, I determined it was more fun than any bike I ever had, or a Miata, or an S2000, or a Vette.

In some way, I feel as though that car ruined me - every time I look at another "fun" vehicle, it just falls short.
 

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I'm confused, to be completely honest. Was super gungho and then... I don't know anymore. I like it, but it's almost a game - you can't get a grey SL? Why? Well, you can add options to the grey one to sort of become an SL, but...

What????????????? Annoying.

I guess now, it comes down to the test drive...

The people's enthusiasm in the video reminds me of something that happened to me when I moved to AZ in '97. I asked a bunch of people where I could find a good Italian restaurant. Everyone I asked told me that there was a wonderful place called Olive Garden that I had to try - best Italian food in the world. I'm from NY, and I had never heard of Olive Garden, so I went and I was utterly disappointed. I thought about it, and these people were all super nice, so why would they all "lie" to me like that... They didn't lie. They told me what they knew. I'll tell you what, those same people recommended some of the best Mexican places I've ever eaten at in my life as well...

Do I believe that the vehicle is as fun as they describe? Yes. I only question their perspective.

Bikes, had a slew, Miatas... I've owned the NA, NB, skipped the NC... then I got a Lotus and it was SO different. I didn't realize how much better it was until I drove it. When I did, I determined it was more fun than any bike I ever had, or a Miata, or an S2000, or a Vette.

In some way, I feel as though that car ruined me - every time I look at another "fun" vehicle, it just falls short.
I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

The SS has a nearly identical power-to-weight ratio compared to a base Elise and should have a lower center of gravity. I think it will be a more visceral experience than the Elise (which is saying something) just by the nature of the open cockpit and low relative seating position.

The Elise will be a sharper tool in the canyons but .88 G of roadholding for the SS is nothing to scoff at. I have a feeling you will be hooked when you jump in one. :happy:
 

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I'm confused, to be completely honest. Was super gungho and then... I don't know anymore. I like it, but it's almost a game - you can't get a grey SL? Why? Well, you can add options to the grey one to sort of become an SL, but...

What????????????? Annoying.

I guess now, it comes down to the test drive...

The people's enthusiasm in the video reminds me of something that happened to me when I moved to AZ in '97. I asked a bunch of people where I could find a good Italian restaurant. Everyone I asked told me that there was a wonderful place called Olive Garden that I had to try - best Italian food in the world. I'm from NY, and I had never heard of Olive Garden, so I went and I was utterly disappointed. I thought about it, and these people were all super nice, so why would they all "lie" to me like that... They didn't lie. They told me what they knew. I'll tell you what, those same people recommended some of the best Mexican places I've ever eaten at in my life as well...

Do I believe that the vehicle is as fun as they describe? Yes. I only question their perspective.

Bikes, had a slew, Miatas... I've owned the NA, NB, skipped the NC... then I got a Lotus and it was SO different. I didn't realize how much better it was until I drove it. When I did, I determined it was more fun than any bike I ever had, or a Miata, or an S2000, or a Vette.

In some way, I feel as though that car ruined me - every time I look at another "fun" vehicle, it just falls short.
What's the lowest priced lotus you can buy these days? Is there a good used market for them? What year was yours? I'm interested to hear how the slingshot experience compares to the lotus in your opinion after you drive one.
 

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Hey Tango, I'm sure it's capable... I'm sure it'll be a nifty guy to have around. It's unique, that's for sure. I hate "comparing" it to the Elise, I'm not trying to - I just can't get that damned Lotus out of my head. Money talks, however.

What's the lowest priced lotus you can buy these days? Is there a good used market for them? What year was yours? I'm interested to hear how the slingshot experience compares to the lotus in your opinion after you drive one.
The market for them is strange, frankly. There are so few of them available now. I bought mine used in 2007 with 4000 miles on it for $29,999. When I sold my 2005 in 2009, I got $32000 with 21k miles on it. Now, a used 2005 is $35000+, and forget about a 2007, or 2008... They're in the $40's

My wife reminds me that I have a lot of school left, and that I can get a Lotus when I graduate. Yeah, I'm old and in school. Yay. She asks how practical the SS would be for school, everyday driving in AZ, and of course, if I should just wait until I graduate to get another Lotus instead...

The Elise was interesting in that I'm not the best driver in the world, but it was such an incredible tool, it made me LOOK like a freaking track genius. I think my friend Chris summed it up best. He had a John Cooper Works Mini, and we went up a mountain road in Phoenix called South Mountain. I got to the top about 2 minutes before him. When he arrived he said, "You know, it's not so much that you were doing 70 in the turns that were marked at 25MPH, it's that you were doing 70 and staying in your lane..." It really has ruined me.
 

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The Elise is cool but for me it's something I've seen on the road and at car meets for a long time. The thing that attracts me the most to the Slingshot is it's new and there is nothing on the road like it at the present time. Not to mention this thing is a real head turner.
 

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The Elise is cool but for me it's something I've seen on the road and at car meets for a long time. The thing that attracts me the most to the Slingshot is it's new and there is nothing on the road like it at the present time. Not to mention this thing is a real head turner.
Drive one for a week and tell me what you think afterward. Again, I'm not trying to compare, I'm just still stuck... I may need to just be silent.

I don't disagree with you about the SS. It's unique, to be sure.
 

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SL for me...
-i Prefer the RED color, this kind of toy need dynamic color!!lol...so no need to repaint($ave money++)...
-Comes with full windshield(500$).
-Original Audio/Video System make a more clean finish than after market...i will put a sub somewhere and thats it! GPS with the Bluetooth and my iPhone with the support they sell.
-Backup Camera
-The only cons...Wheels/Tires...i don't like the 20" shape...so need to change it...so 3 wheels to sell soon...lol
 

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Going to get the Red. Favorite color combo is the red/black. It'll stand out and be seen better than the gray too.
Wanted the backup camera package and full windscreen so in the end it was red all the way.Just wish Polaris was offering a touring version now. At the least I hope they or the aftermarket provides a clean install for these 1st generation Slingshots
 

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Probably storage...but motorcycle saddlebags have probably similar (if not less) cubic feet of storage compared to the glove box and rear compartments, so I don't know why slingshot gets a different standard? If saddlebags work, these compartments should work just as good?
 

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Probably storage...but motorcycle saddlebags have probably similar (if not less) cubic feet of storage compared to the glove box and rear compartments, so I don't know why slingshot gets a different standard? If saddlebags work, these compartments should work just as good?
For long trip i'll go with this kind of waterproof saddlebag attach on each Roll bar...!This one got 40L that mean 80L for 2!!
 
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