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[*] posted on 8-9-2022 at 11:13 AM
An electric Meyers Manx is coming


This looks like it could be a lot of fun for short runs! https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1136769_meyers-manx-2-0-...

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[*] posted on 8-9-2022 at 11:44 AM


Looks like fun.



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[*] posted on 8-9-2022 at 01:10 PM


I currently own a Teryx side by side that I use at my place on the near east cape. It does the job for what I need but it is noisy and hauling gas out from town is a pain. Neighbors have old Manx and similar vehicles and they also do the job as long as their owners are willing and able to tinker with them on a regular basis.

This Manx 2.0 looks like the kind of thing I have been dreaming of for years. Capable in the sand, quiet running, easy to rack surfboards or even my surfski, plenty of range for my usage and I could charge it up from my solar system in the garage. I just hope they don't want $40,000 for it.





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[*] posted on 8-9-2022 at 02:03 PM


Quote: Originally posted by El Jefe  
I currently own a Teryx side by side that I use at my place on the near east cape. It does the job for what I need but it is noisy and hauling gas out from town is a pain. Neighbors have old Manx and similar vehicles and they also do the job as long as their owners are willing and able to tinker with them on a regular basis.

This Manx 2.0 looks like the kind of thing I have been dreaming of for years. Capable in the sand, quiet running, easy to rack surfboards or even my surfski, plenty of range for my usage and I could charge it up from my solar system in the garage. I just hope they don't want $40,000 for it.



RZR pro r 4 priced at 41,000$ I think they will cost more than 40. They do look fun though!
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[*] posted on 8-10-2022 at 10:23 AM


I really like that, but agree, not for $40K+. Will have to watch this develop.
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[*] posted on 8-10-2022 at 11:01 AM


Quote: Originally posted by pjpvi  
I really like that, but agree, not for $40K+. Will have to watch this develop.


There was no mention of what the price point is likely to be, but I am sure that it will be way above any of the older SUVs that I have been driving to Baja!

It will be interesting to see just where the batteries are mounted, and how vulnerable they will be to the elements and road hazards.

When I was buying fuel a bulk plant this week, a flatbed with an older Tesla onboard was at the other pump. The owner of the Tesla high-centered on an ornamental rock bordering his own driveway, and the cost of replacing it may exceed the value of the vehicle.

At least it did not short out and burn!




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[*] posted on 8-10-2022 at 12:37 PM


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The owner of the Tesla high-centered on an ornamental rock bordering his own driveway, and the cost of replacing it may exceed the value of the vehicle.


That's one expensive ornamental rock!

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Quote: Originally posted by John Harper  
Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
The owner of the Tesla high-centered on an ornamental rock bordering his own driveway, and the cost of replacing it may exceed the value of the vehicle.


That's one expensive ornamental rock!

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[*] posted on 8-10-2022 at 04:27 PM


I wonder what the weight difference is between an e-Manx and the old-style VW Manx?

Batteries weigh a ton and I think being heavy works against off-roadability, especially on really rough roads and sand.

But, I bet old VW bug engines are becoming really scarce.




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[*] posted on 8-10-2022 at 04:32 PM


They were still being sold in Mexico until about 2008 or so.



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[*] posted on 8-10-2022 at 04:36 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
They were still being sold in Mexico until about 2008 or so.


Yeah but I seldom see them on the road when I'm in Mex. Old bugs might be a good investment; i.e., one that will appreciate with time. I've always thought they're cool cars, soooooo basic.




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Quote: Originally posted by SFandH  
Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
They were still being sold in Mexico until about 2008 or so.


Yeah but I seldom see them on the road when I'm in Mex. Old bugs might be a good investment; i.e., one that will appreciate with time. I've always thought they're cool cars, soooooo basic.


In 1971 I bought a 1966 Bug (1300 cc) for $450 and turned it into a Manx type buggy. It had some minor body damage, but was probably as good as this craigslist offering; https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/copperopolis-1969-v...




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[*] posted on 8-10-2022 at 05:12 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SFandH  
I wonder what the weight difference is between an e-Manx and the old-style VW Manx?

Batteries weigh a ton and I think being heavy works against off-roadability, especially on really rough roads and sand.

But, I bet old VW bug engines are becoming really scarce.


1500lb for the 20kwh 1650 1650lb for the 40kwh.....original/knock off of the past around 13-1400lb




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[*] posted on 8-10-2022 at 05:30 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
They were still being sold in Mexico until about 2008 or so.


The last vochos made at the puebla plant was 2002 or 3. A sad day in Mexican history :(
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Quote: Originally posted by chippy  
Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
They were still being sold in Mexico until about 2008 or so.


The last vochos made at the puebla plant was 2002 or 3. A sad day in Mexican history :(


From what I can find online, it looks like 2003 was the last year the Bug was made in Mexico and Brazil. The engine was still being used in the van until 2006, so parts are probably still in the supply chain.




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[*] posted on 8-11-2022 at 10:13 AM


Quote: Originally posted by SFandH  
I wonder what the weight difference is between an e-Manx and the old-style VW Manx?

Batteries weigh a ton and I think being heavy works against off-roadability, especially on really rough roads and sand.

But, I bet old VW bug engines are becoming really scarce.


Like old Chevy trucks, old VWs have a huge after market for parts.
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Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  

It had some minor body damage, but was probably as good as this craigslist offering; https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/copperopolis-1969-v...


Yikes! $5000 for an old, undrivable, beat-up bug that doesn't run?

There's one born every minute.

I'm going to keep my eyes open for one.




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Quote: Originally posted by SFandH  
Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  

It had some minor body damage, but was probably as good as this craigslist offering; https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/copperopolis-1969-v...


Yikes! $5000 for an old, undrivable, beat-up bug that doesn't run?

There's one born every minute.

I'm going to keep my eyes open for one.


you can thank the class 11 guys! :P




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[*] posted on 8-11-2022 at 11:24 AM


Quote: Originally posted by SFandH  
Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  

It had some minor body damage, but was probably as good as this craigslist offering; https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/copperopolis-1969-v...


Yikes! $5000 for an old, undrivable, beat-up bug that doesn't run?

There's one born every minute.

I'm going to keep my eyes open for one.


I had a bug when I was in high school. It’s the only car I have owned that I wish I still had…. Fun to drive, fun to work on.




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My first car, in high school, was a 1600cc VW Meyers Manx, modified with a roof and rack for Baja camping and side curtains to fully enclose for bad weather. Here it is, on a Easter vacation Baja trip (1975) with a friend... on the road to El Mármol...






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