TWINS!

TWINS!

Joined: February 28th, 2005, 9:30 pm

June 16th, 2008, 9:53 pm #1

Twins born 26 years apart!



It's amazing how similiar the X1/9 and the Elise are. Park next to one and you will see!

The older twin is a 1980 Fiat X1/9 (mine)

The younger twin is a 2006 Lotus Elise (co-worker's)

(sorry about the quality of the pix--tiny cell phone)

X19chris

1980 Fiat X1/9 FI
2006 Toyota Scion xB

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Alex Eddington
Alex Eddington

June 16th, 2008, 9:56 pm #2

a near perfect reincarnation of the X. Very cool pic!
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Joined: September 25th, 2004, 5:43 am

June 16th, 2008, 10:00 pm #3

of course. There is a Lotus dealer near my house. I went to look at an Elise and drove my X to the dealership. They did not offer me a test drive. Apparently they want you to show them some cash and intent prior to a test drive.

They are dead sexy though.

jd


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June 16th, 2008, 10:47 pm #4

Twins born 26 years apart!



It's amazing how similiar the X1/9 and the Elise are. Park next to one and you will see!

The older twin is a 1980 Fiat X1/9 (mine)

The younger twin is a 2006 Lotus Elise (co-worker's)

(sorry about the quality of the pix--tiny cell phone)

X19chris

1980 Fiat X1/9 FI
2006 Toyota Scion xB
These two are definately NOT twins
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 3:33 pm

June 16th, 2008, 10:59 pm #5

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Dayton Tom
1974 X1/9

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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

June 17th, 2008, 12:42 am #6

Twins born 26 years apart!



It's amazing how similiar the X1/9 and the Elise are. Park next to one and you will see!

The older twin is a 1980 Fiat X1/9 (mine)

The younger twin is a 2006 Lotus Elise (co-worker's)

(sorry about the quality of the pix--tiny cell phone)

X19chris

1980 Fiat X1/9 FI
2006 Toyota Scion xB
... If I had a choice of which one to drive... I'll take yours!

My best,



Tony
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June 17th, 2008, 12:44 am #7

These two are definately NOT twins
... one of those Chevron Cartoon Cars!&nbsp; HA!&nbsp; Cute... I bet it corners well also!

My best,



Tony
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June 17th, 2008, 1:13 am #8

Right click on the pic and check the properties. t shows the pic is named: revafiatxn6.jpg Well I know what a Fiatx is, so I Google'd "reva" and here is the top result:

http://www.revaindia.com/

Must be nice to get to play with all those cars Paul.

jd


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June 17th, 2008, 1:30 am #9



My best,



Tony
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Paul Valente
Paul Valente

June 17th, 2008, 1:42 am #10

Right click on the pic and check the properties. t shows the pic is named: revafiatxn6.jpg Well I know what a Fiatx is, so I Google'd "reva" and here is the top result:

http://www.revaindia.com/

Must be nice to get to play with all those cars Paul.

jd


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You're like Encyclopedia Brown (am I dating myself?). It's also marketed as the "Gee Whiz" or something in the UK.

Probably hijacked the thread but I could actually drive this thing every day if it was just a little bit better and if they spent a little more time on safety. I commute 13 miles one way and the range is almost 50 miles on a charge. It'll go 48 mph...eventually:-) Has A/C, a heater, Blaupunkt MP3 player and plugs in to 220V 15A outlets. It doesn't have paint, roll-up windows or an air bag but, what the heck!

I have driven it home a couple times and it attracts WAY WAY more attention than the X1/9.

Someone on XANA is a real wiz on batteries. I remember reading his posts a while back about the GM Impact. and the Who Killed the Electric Car movie. Anyone know who that was?
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