I’m watching old episodes of Top Gear right now. Episode 2-09 (2003) features the most marvelous vehicle I’ve ever seen, the Carver. It’s a three-wheeled cross between a car and a motorcycle that actually leans into corners. It gives you the thrill of riding a motorcycle with the safety of being enclosed in a car. And it seats two.
It’s not available yet in North America yet — they’re estimating late 2009. It cost 22,000 pounds back in 2003. They haven’t sorted out prices for the future North American release yet. Like the Smart Fortwo, it looks like they’ll have to tweak the European design.
So, I need to find a really good job really quickly so that I can save up the money to buy one of these when they roll off the cargo ship. 😉