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MScarborough64

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Oldschool microcars - where are they?
« on: August 25, 2020, 10:45:07 AM »
What happened to making unsual and oldschool microcars? I bet there are plenty of people who'd love to buy a new one that looks like an old one. Car brands keep making new old cars and people go nuts for them. What about cars like Isetta, P50, Trident etc? I've had enough of these SUVs and electric cars on the streets. Give something people really want. It's hard for me to believe it's not profitable enough.

Don't forget about the old fashioned people!

MMeekins94

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Re: Oldschool microcars - where are they?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2020, 02:19:16 PM »
I totally agree with you, but I'm afraid the car manufacturers don't see it the same way. People are more and more interested in flashy new gadget computers on wheels instead of real cars. It's supposed to be a car for all people, not just the young ones... My son isn't interested in modern cars at all what makes it more difficult for him to find a car he really wants. It's either junk or keeps breaking down. Microcars are something to be truly missed!

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Re: Oldschool microcars - where are they?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 06:57:47 PM »
I think the biggest thing is meeting current safety standards with a micro car.

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Re: Oldschool microcars - where are they?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2020, 03:44:11 AM »
I think the biggest thing is meeting current safety standards with a micro car.

And emissions!

woollen797

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Re: Oldschool microcars - where are they?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 04:10:57 PM »
I think the biggest thing is meeting current safety standards with a micro car.

And emissions!

True although there are still plenty of 2 stroke bikes out there

EK1977

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Re: Oldschool microcars - where are they?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2020, 01:28:10 PM »
For example I see no issue in adding an engine from motorcycles, let's say Yamaha or Honda. They are efficient, lightweight and won't take much gas. They won't be slow too  8)

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Re: Oldschool microcars - where are they?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2020, 06:03:01 PM »
May be that the UK licencing laws don't help as some countries allow microcars as well as mopeds before getting a full car licence.

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Re: Oldschool microcars - where are they?
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2020, 08:59:09 AM »
Ask and you shall receive! Apparently there is quite a big movement to actually bring back microcars, including Isetta. So far I see the Dutch leading the fun race but others are keeping up. Here are the few Chinese: Thunder Power Chloe; YKS1 - from the Netherlands; Microlino and Artega Karo Isetta both from the Switzerland. I can only keep my fingers crossed for those brands to have a breakthrough they deserve!
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