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    Segway and GM's foray into togetherness begets (sob!) the PUMA

    For some reason I just can't see this in Minneapolis in Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar and maybe Apr!

    http://dvice.com/archives/2009/04/segway_and_gms.php

    [img width=450 height=299]http://dvice.com/assets_c/2009/04/OB-DL221_segway_G_20090407005950-thumb-550x366-15895.jpg[/img]

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    Re: Segway and GM's foray into togetherness begets (sob!) the PUMA

    They need to make that in a 4X4 model with a reciever hitch on the back.
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    Re: Segway and GM's foray into togetherness begets (sob!) the PUMA

    I want one.

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    Re: Segway and GM's foray into togetherness begets (sob!) the PUMA

    Follow up on the original article:

    Second Opinion: Hitching a ride in GM and Segway's PUMA

    http://dvice.com/archives/2009/04/second-opinion.php

    As you can see in the picture, this thing is tiny. In fact, I had to leave my backpack on the sidelines, since there was no place to put it. But the ride itself? it was pretty awesome. Scary? Yes. It was kind of like driving around in the gondola of a Ferris wheel. Because it drives on two wheels instead of four (like a Segway), there's a lot of tipping and tilting involved. But it was way more fun than taking a ride in a golf cart or Smart car.

    While it's unlikely to save GM from bankruptcy, and certainly should never share the road with an SUV, we hope that GM and Segway make some more PUMAs, even if it's just so people can use them on golf courses, or for a ride-between-rides at an amusement park.
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    Re: Segway and GM's foray into togetherness begets (sob!) the PUMA

    Or you could just walk places. Whatever happened to walking?
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    Re: Segway and GM's foray into togetherness begets (sob!) the PUMA

    "gregair13" wrote:
    Or you could just walk places. Whatever happened to walking?
    hahaha

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    Re: Segway and GM's foray into togetherness begets (sob!) the PUMA

    GM lost 84.7 million dollars every day last year.

    Where's that Failboat picture?


    Edit: i found it.

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    Re: Segway and GM's foray into togetherness begets (sob!) the PUMA

    How about designing a hybrid or electric small car that doesn't look like an angry anti good looking car artist designed.
    I agree with Jeff Dungum's bit what is the sound a prius makes when it drives by.
    nnggggaayyyyy.
    Ever heard of a bike?
    How about a motorcycle?
    How a bout a tricycle(like a motorcycle with 3 wheels)?
    What a wast of research and development, no wonder these guys are losing money.
    They tied their own noose when they dedicated so much of their factories to building gas guzzlers with machines that were one dimensional and couldn't build anything else.
    I'm usually a pretty left leaning guy but good lord should they have let these guys go bankrupt.

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    Re: Segway and GM's foray into togetherness begets (sob!) the PUMA

    Can you imagine the chicks you could pull riding in that thing.
    You'd have to have some type of chick deterrent system to keep them at bay.

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    Re: Segway and GM's foray into togetherness begets (sob!) the PUMA

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    Can you imagine the chicks you could pull riding in that thing.
    You'd have to have some type of chick deterrent system to keep them at bay.
    That's what the "Battery-Revving" feature was supposed to deter... but it only made them wetter.
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