Sigh. You are probably right. It's too bad. For a limited mission, it made decent sense. Like I said earlier, it's mostly personal needs that define what is "best". We had a sailboat at a marina across the state border from us. We went a lot and the gas adds up. If the Elio mileage numbers held up, we could have gone round trip for about a gallon. It was over two gallons, even in my pretty-economical Ford Focus... I would sure hate to work in their marketing group. And keep on churning out repeat emails ("what colors do you want to see?").