Comments - Horrible Small Cars: Vanguard CitiCar

Published: Feb 04, 2013
Description: Did you know there was an American-made electric car which sold thousands of units some 22 years before GM built the EV-1? The reason you might not is because vehicles which so obviously fail all on t...
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Jommel Marcella Feb 04, 2013
Never heard of it.
Reese Fenske Feb 04, 2013
oh come on. citicar is cool in it's own way
Cearbhall Beggan Feb 06, 2013
Just look at those lines! And all of them are straight...!
Bill Estep Jr Feb 05, 2013
Yeah I would throw some 24's on that JK lol
Greg Lewis Feb 04, 2013
That's awesome! Screams I like it in the rear!
Benjamin Hardaway Feb 04, 2013
Looks like a POS.
Pablo Herasme Feb 04, 2013
Did they cut out the chassis of Countach and put wheels on it
rowhan116 Feb 04, 2013
0_0 oh my God....
Jt Collier Feb 04, 2013
i didnt realize that Barbra Streisands nose had wheels...
Ashton Summers Feb 04, 2013
The poor mans Countach
Greg Kenerly Feb 04, 2013
Shut up and take my money!
David Parenti Feb 04, 2013
A beer can with wheels and batteries. It was a good idea at the time, just underdeveloped. We've come a long ways.
Caleb McCoy Feb 04, 2013
Sliced block o cheese 2me
Will Will Feb 04, 2013
I'm thinking cheese...
Adam Thomson Feb 04, 2013
@Dale or even the G-whiz
Oscar Galvan Feb 04, 2013
I want!
Redge Diakité Feb 04, 2013
"They see me rollin they hating" LOL :D
Howard Ding Feb 04, 2013
Looks like a piece of cardboard with some lights and wheels..
Dale Schroeder Feb 04, 2013
Suddenly the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust doesn't seem quite so silly anymore.
Chris Gaines Feb 04, 2013
I'm scared to read the rest of this article now :0
Gustavo Kelso Jun 15, 2013
I shall buy one for my granddaughter!
Cian Mac Gearailt Feb 05, 2013
Only in Oregan would someone actually drive one
Bill Estep Jr Feb 05, 2013
I'd rather drive a pinto
Ashton Summers Feb 04, 2013
And it's got a very modern leaf spring suspension.
Jason Bartlett Feb 04, 2013
There's enough room back there for a jl w7 !
Christian Billman Feb 04, 2013
It has seats!?
Adam Thomson Feb 04, 2013
The seats look like they could be comfortable for 8 year old children!
Chris Huff Feb 04, 2013
2 seats? Not bad
Description: A prototype electric car was built as far back as 1828, with the invention of rechargeable batteries in 1856 making the idea much more viable. The first proper four-wheeled electric car was built in ...
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William Chong Feb 05, 2013
Yep the first car was invented in 1885 by Karl Benz(Yep that Mercedes Benz). He is known as the inventor of modern automobile.
Miranda Nearlydriftingondreams Pavelle Feb 04, 2013
I didn't realize that cars were even invented back then O.O
Darian Vorlick Feb 04, 2013
Thanks petrol conglomerates!
Jesse Jalapeno Feb 04, 2013
Ohh wow the electric cars in 1899 are faster than the smart car
Description: The Hartford Electric Light Company would even come up with a battery swapping system. EV battery swapping has come back, and is currently failing in the form of Better Place, a company which is simpl...
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Carl Johnson Feb 05, 2013
Ben, it's called sarcasm. It's a form of humor. It loses a lot when one has to explain it, though.
Bill Estep Jr Feb 05, 2013
I would put a ridiculous large spoiler on it then again it might flip back when driving Down the road lol
Ben Taylor Feb 04, 2013
***please read*** #GREG it is not a fucking golf cart it's a flippin' car
Ashton Summers Feb 04, 2013
The chalk marks on the window must be lap times.
Greg Kenerly Feb 04, 2013
It's the coolest golf cart I've ever seen.
Jack Dransfield Feb 04, 2013
Really, seriously, what were they thinking.
Austin Goodman Feb 04, 2013
The hood scoop adds at least 25 hp
Redge Diakité Feb 04, 2013
@Howard don't say this some planes have those windows :D
Rodrigo Allen Feb 04, 2013
Now THAT is some quality craftsmanship right there...
John Darwin Price Feb 04, 2013
That's an MGB next to it.
Howard Ding Feb 04, 2013
Those windows...
Adam Thomson Feb 04, 2013
Omg what a dreadful, ugly piece of junk!
Gustavo Kelso Jun 15, 2013
@greg it's furious 6
Bill Estep Jr Feb 05, 2013
Extended bumpers so u don't feel most of the impact
Logan Delony Feb 04, 2013
I think this is cool in its own way
Benjamin Hardaway Feb 04, 2013
Targa top!?
Daniel Eads Feb 04, 2013
I saw the first half of the picture and thought it was the back.
John M Weishahn Feb 04, 2013
Please kill it. My soul hurts.
Ben Taylor Feb 04, 2013
Sorry my wee bro tried to write rooster
Ben Taylor Feb 04, 2013
Look bigger than a smart fortwo roadster
Ashton Summers Feb 04, 2013
Those be ramming bars.
Greg Kenerly Feb 04, 2013
Imagine Dom in Fast 6 racing one of these.
Lee Gardner Feb 04, 2013
As a bricks
Redge Diakité Feb 04, 2013
Very aerodynamic ;)
Howard Ding Feb 04, 2013
TAKE THIS AWAY!
Description: The car wasn't really meant to replace your regular car, but rather to serve as a commuter vehicle, allowing you to save your regular car, and the fuel in its tank, for more important functions. ...
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Ben Norton Feb 04, 2013
What on earth are you talking about?
Hektor Yberg Feb 04, 2013
To our planet and and melts our planet. Than everybody dies.
Hektor Yberg Feb 04, 2013
Is so close t
Hektor Yberg Feb 04, 2013
No everytime he farts he sends message to a galactic civilization that is close to us. Than they make their star expand until it implodes and creates a supernova. ( Their star is bigger than ours). Because the star which have turned into a supernova
Will Will Feb 04, 2013
Which means everytime you fart you move at the same speed as the car?
Jack Dransfield Feb 04, 2013
My farts have more horsepower
Description: The car would end up weighing 1,300lbs, and that mean the 9-horsepower and 1,200lb Citroen 2CV was a veritable drag car by comparison. Top speed in these cars was 25mph, and it is frankly impressive t...
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A.J. Brady Feb 10, 2013
A+ for Carl, not so for Gabriel.
Carl Johnson Feb 05, 2013
The "bump" was from 3.5 to 6 horsepower. The car with 9 hp was the Citreon 2CV, a car that was notoriously underpowered. "Witty" comments are funnier when you read close enough to understand the text.
Cian Mac Gearailt Feb 05, 2013
I think these figures are with the lighter people that lived in that era driving
Gabriel Scott Feb 05, 2013
From 9 to 6 hunh? Big pump!
Zach Gathercole Feb 04, 2013
I think id be scared to go over 25 in that car
Ashton Summers Feb 04, 2013
Actually my golf cart is faster at 30mph. Has cup holders and Air conditioning too.
David Jefferis Feb 04, 2013
The faux-wood dash panel says it all really.
Nick Schnee Feb 04, 2013
Great engineering right there.
Gustavo Kelso Jun 15, 2013
What luxury!
Cian Mac Gearailt Feb 05, 2013
Simple to say the least
Bill Estep Jr Feb 05, 2013
Nice wood dash
Philipp Kentner Feb 04, 2013
Haha they even tried to make it look "good" by putting in a crappy wooden dash
Redge Diakité Feb 04, 2013
Or even a Lada interior
Redge Diakité Feb 04, 2013
I prefer a chinese interior
Howard Ding Feb 04, 2013
Worst!
Adam Thomson Feb 04, 2013
Interior is even more ugly!!!!
Bill Estep Jr Feb 05, 2013
Trade out for some optima batteries
Ashton Summers Feb 04, 2013
Ah, the smell of battery acid in the morning.
Jesse Jalapeno Feb 04, 2013
That's what I thought too
David Lee Feb 04, 2013
I can't tell. Are they rusty?
Description: But it would nonetheless be reborn in 1979, when the car's plans were bought by a company called Commuter Vehicles, with the name being changed to the Comuta-Car. This would also be joined by the...
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Description: Yet you still hardly ever hear about it from EV proponents, although it's not difficult to see why. It was a glorified golf cart which must have been absolutely miserable to drive in actual traff...
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William Chong Feb 05, 2013
Ha so true
Greg Lewis Feb 04, 2013
Hood scoop ftw!
Austin Goodman Feb 04, 2013
Dat ass
Christian Billman Feb 04, 2013
The water in the street is bogging it down.
Steven Nevets Feb 04, 2013
Can't quite make it up the curb... If only I had ten horsepower...