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Update: After Nearly 6 Months After 1st One Died At 4 Miles, Finally Was Sent A Replacement Ayro 311

Discussion in 'Similar Vehicles' started by Aufgeblassen, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. FC

    FC Elio Aficionado

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    If money is no object, why not get a 3 wheel electric with more range and speed that actually works?
     
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    I believe his answer is in post number 13.
     
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    You may wanna check out and test drive the Arcimoto FUV before deciding to shell out your own money trying to fix your Ayro 311. And we have Rickb to help you out with any questions.
     
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    A good suggestion! Both the Electra Meccanica Solo and the Arcimoto FUV are three wheeler EV equivalent to the Ayro. I suggest Aufgeblassen test drive both if they meet the needs and price point. As an old geezer the FUV’s ingress/egress and driver comfort works better for me since it has the same overall height as my SUV. Now if the FUV only had the SOLO’s doors and climate control..............I would take delivery. :)
     
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    I actually just stumbled across the actual designer of the 311, who happens to be in Canada of all places, and have been e-mailing back and forth, and on of the things he said was: "They made several pre-production models before selling any of course. Would be foolish not to. I honestly can’t speak to any of the issues and don’t want to make assumptions. All I can say is I assure you they’re continually improving products with a great team working in the background and good momentum." His website: http://darrenmckeage.com/portfolio-item/311x/

    BTW: I'm retired, so I have plenty of time to pursue this. :D
     
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    Can definitely see why they quite making the 311. Long as you are happy with the adventure is all that matters. Can't imagine how unreliable most cars would be if everyone has your patience.

    Do to there are tons of golf carts being used day in and day out, I wonder why this is any different? Hopefully, before your final days you will figure the answer out on your quest.
     
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    Patience does not cause unreliability.

    Well, they were sued by Archimoto for having a similar design, even though they are quite different. I don't know if the suit came before or after they decided to discontinue. But they still have it shown on their website. When I asked Ayro directly why they discontinued production, they said they satisfied all their orders. Plus, there is talk (I've heard from 2 sources) of a 311X model. Don't know how different it will be. If it happens, I'm going to ask to be a field tester for it. I'll be a good one!

    Golf carts are quite different; 15-17 MPH vs 50.
     
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    Aufgeblassen, I have to hand it to you, you are the customer that is sent from the heavens.
    If it was me, I'd probably be writing this same tale from jail, I admire your patients, and your trust.
    I would have made the news by now, with helicopters hovering over the house, and the swat team surrounding the place.
    Hell with the swat team, it would have to be special forces, and I would be throwing everything that wasn't nailed down.

    Ummm wait...ummmmmmmmm ummmmmmmmmm ummmmmmmm.
    Ok call the dogs back, I'm better now....... (count 5..4...3....2....1..ummmmm find my happy place...breath....)

    Ok all better.......peaceful....calm (the drugs are taking hold.....) whoooooooooo where were we, um oh yeah dude I admire your self control
    I'm glad its you and not me, because I would have had someones balls by now, don't let them short change you, and best of luck.
     
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    Actually, I a customer from HELL, as I WON'T go away. One from "heavens" would just wait for dealer/manufacture to call them. I constantly pester them! You got it so wrong.
     
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    Ha! I did saw the resemblance of your Ayro 311 to Arcimoto that's why I suggested looking into the latter! No wonder they got sued! Anyhow, time waits for no one specially for seniors who wants something "fun" to drive around NOW rather than waiting to get it fixed but it's obvious that's not you so keep pestering them and tell us their next move....
     

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