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Amphibious vehicle hits US market soon

Tennessean -- Amphibious vehicles could soon be zooming out of James Bond’s garage — or pond — and into yours.

The Quadski — a one-person all-terrain vehicle that doubles as a personal watercraft — is being billed by its makers as the first high-speed, commercially available amphibious vehicle. It’s scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. by the end of this year for around $40,000. Michigan-based Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc. hopes to sell the vehicle worldwide by 2014.

With its all-terrain tires and four-cylinder, BMW-supplied engine, the Quadski can drive up to 45 miles per hour on land. To take it into the water, the driver presses a button. In five seconds, the four wheels fold up and tuck into the sides.

“You just drive straight into the water, quite fast, and keep on going. It’s sort of magic,


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CVA19
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 9:52:47 PM

If I ever have 40 grand to spend for a toy-on-wheels, it will be for one of these--not an EV!
Skimo2012
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 4:58:58 PM

I'll get one win I hit the lottery. Probably want ride it.
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 1:36:59 PM

There are some 200 of the original 1000 amphibious consumer cars that were made in the 50's.

Many still run.
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 1:34:44 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:41:34 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 7:31:05 AM

COOL BEANZ! MAYBE "UNCLE MITT" WILL BUY ME ONE!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:06:47 AM

Wow....40 years ago it was a movie fantasy now it's coming to a city near you.
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:06:27 AM

Don't want one.
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:05:13 AM

sounds good to me
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:02:55 AM

Nice!
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:02:54 AM

Gas or food, maybe a $40K toy???
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:01:17 AM

I want one!
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:59:49 PM

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:59:29 PM

Wow what a bargain.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:59:07 PM

What? LIke it hasn't been her before? It didn't make it in the 60's what in the world makes anythink if can make it now?
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:59:05 PM

Should be a good market, has anyone contacted Wisconsin Dells about replacing their ducks?
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:55:05 PM

Toys for the boys.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:54:45 PM

Yeah but how about a flying submarine?
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:52:11 PM

is it needed?
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:49:53 PM

no trailer
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:47:28 PM

can you fish from it?
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:44:54 PM

I am in
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:41:20 PM

I want one
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:38:45 PM

COOL!
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:38:32 PM

Sounds cool.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:37:49 PM

Oh boy, a combination quad and waverunner - how utterly useless
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:36:05 PM

what gasmilage
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:35:59 PM

Let's worry about fuel efficiency first please.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:34:21 PM

What does this have to do with gas prices?
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:33:50 PM

I rode in one in 1965 in Utah that seated 4.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:24:00 PM

old
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:20:55 PM

who's gonna buy one for XMAS? those with the ching!
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:18:43 PM

SO?
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:17:12 PM

Interesting, but not for me.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:15:28 PM

It's nice to know that "somebody" may have disposable income again.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:14:51 PM

Not something I would buy ever
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:14:20 PM

What do the batteries weigh?
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:14:05 PM

Very nice.

$40K = no way.

Nice toy but not very practical I don't think - unless used in climates that are warm year round.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:12:17 PM

Lets talk about gas mileage!

100mph on land 30mph on water does it get 100mpg on land & 30mpg on water as well? no mention that I noted
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:09:45 PM

Hahaha
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:09:10 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:07:55 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:07:22 PM

no talk about gas mileage!
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:07:03 PM

I take 3 please-not!
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:05:34 PM

toys for the boys
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:00:22 PM

wow..another play toy for the rich...
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 10:58:37 PM

Interesting concept! But at $40k for a car that isnt a households main vehicle... that must mean Armageddon is near. Yikes! (I kid)
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 10:57:32 PM

"I want a personal plane we can launch from streets"
I dont want an airplane... I want a personal helicopter :)
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 10:56:13 PM

Cool!!!
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I want a personal plane we can launch from streets
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