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I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot #4542300
10/13/17 02:31 PM
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Not going to preach safety since I ride and mc's are inherently unsafe, but having seen a Slingshot they are as low visibility as a motorcycle and just look hazardous in traffic.



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Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: LoneRanger] #4542309
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welcome
To the club of people who just don't get other's attraction to these sorts of things.
It has all of the negatives of both cars and motorcycles and just about none of the positives.

Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: LoneRanger] #4542320
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I don't either.

9/10 Slingshots I see downtown here are covered in colored lights, huge stereos, and chrome wheels. They're exclusively driven in huge groups in an obnoxious and [censored]-like manner. I absolutely hate those things.

I've also seen some videos of people rolling them over -- they're not as stable as a car.


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Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: LoneRanger] #4542327
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I'm a former motorcycle rider and think the same way. I'd put a dune buggy whip/flag on mine if I owned one.



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Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: LoneRanger] #4542367
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A Slingshot doesn't look any less visible than a Miata convertible. Seems like a mid-life crisis kinda thing.


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Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: AZjeff] #4542390
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
A Slingshot doesn't look any less visible than a Miata convertible. Seems like a mid-life crisis kinda thing.


Exactly. And you have to give it an entire garage bay, pretty much, for the off season.

Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: LoneRanger] #4542431
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A lot of dough for something that isn't good when it snows.


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Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: dparm] #4542437
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Originally Posted By: dparm
I don't either.

9/10 Slingshots I see downtown here are covered in colored lights, huge stereos, and chrome wheels. They're exclusively driven in huge groups in an obnoxious and [censored]-like manner. I absolutely hate those things.

I've also seen some videos of people rolling them over -- they're not as stable as a car.


I was visiting Chicago with a buddy recently and some maniac almost killed himself when he was trying to pass our rental car on the right through empty parking spaces on a Slingshot while we were driving to New Comiskey (or whatever that park is called now).
Of course, it was all my buddy's fault and the moron screamed and waved his fist at us for half a mile after his attempted suicide failed.


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Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: Virtus_Probi] #4542451
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Maybe it has super fast acceleration or something, not sure. From a visual stand point it doesn't do anything for me. Then adding some of thos expensive options doesn't make it look any better either imo. Just looks like foolish decidion making.

Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: LoneRanger] #4542482
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if drivers paid attention to driving instead of all the gadgets in todays cars + not to mention cell phones that cause a LOT of accidents we would all be SAFER!!! cell phone useage of any find SHOULD be banned while driving!!!!

Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: LoneRanger] #4542497
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I don't understand them either but then I don't understand jet skis.


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Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: AZjeff] #4542502
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
A Slingshot doesn't look any less visible than a Miata convertible. Seems like a mid-life crisis kinda thing.


They are less visible, though, when seen in person rolling in traffic.



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Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: LoneRanger] #4542532
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Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Originally Posted By: AZjeff
A Slingshot doesn't look any less visible than a Miata convertible. Seems like a mid-life crisis kinda thing.


They are less visible, though, when seen in person rolling in traffic.


There's a black one and red one locally I see all the time. Not to argue but here are the specs:

Slingshot:
Overall Vehicle Height 51.9 in/1318 mm
Overall Vehicle Length 149.6 in/3800 mm
Overall Vehicle Width 77.9 in/1980 mm
Wheelbase (in/mm) 105.0 in/2667 mm


Miata:
Height 48.8 in.
Length 154.1 in.
wheelbase 90.9 in.
Width 68.3 in.

They seem to be a LOOK AT ME thing.


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Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: benjy] #4542633
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Originally Posted By: benjy
if drivers paid attention to driving instead of all the gadgets in todays cars + not to mention cell phones that cause a LOT of accidents we would all be SAFER!!! cell phone useage of any find SHOULD be banned while driving!!!!


Great idea! I couldn’t agree more. Now, how do you enforce it?


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Re: I Don't Understand the Polaris Slingshot [Re: LoneRanger] #4542643
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I'll take one of these instead, even though they cost 3x the price of a Slingshot.


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