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When automotive talk turns cheap, the most common vehicle that comes up is the Tata Nano, which currently holds the title as the Cheapest New Car in the World and is only available in India. So, Americans, how would you like to snag a brand-new electric car for the low, low price of just $865, right here in the United States? If you happen to live in Oklahoma, you can do just that... sort of.

There's plenty of fine print, naturally. For instance, the electric car in question, the Kandi Coco, is really a Low Speed Vehicle (or LSV) capped by law to a top speed of 25 mph and restricted to roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less. And yes, it's made in China and looks something like half a Smart Fortwo. Still, the Coco carries an MSRP of $10,599 and you may be able to score one dirt cheap thanks to a couple of state and federal rebates.

The first deduction comes from the federal government and cuts the price by $4,435. Next, the State of Oklahoma deducts another $5,299 from the starting price for a total rebate of $9,734. Do the math, and that equals one Kandi Coco for $865 – but only if you live in Oklahoma, and only if you make the purchase before the end of the year. Now... go out and get that giant red bow before it's too late.

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Stripper like name aside, $865 sounds like a heck of an investment for prospective Oklahomans, drive across state lines and quadruple your purchase price, but the real question is will it stay put together? :lol:
 

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Farmers and ranchers use these cars and those tiny Asian not-quite-pickup trucks to run their fences and such. A friend who runs a dairy operation in my hometown has one.
Hey, I know the pickups you mean, there are farmers etc that have em here. But I just don't see this little car on a ranch unless you've got paved roads out through all your pastures! (that sounds more like horse ranchers than cow ranchers)
 

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^ Plus correct me if I am wrong, but you can't really fit any fencing/anything in that car. Maybe the farm sheepdog and your lunch box. A rifle might fit with some creative packaging. I have always heard that farmers used Japanese light trucks, this vehicle seems like it would get stuck off road, and if you run out of juice for the battery, you are SOL
 

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I guess it comes down to the fact that a 4 wheeler or a Kawasaki Mule type thing is going to set you back several times what this setup would-I'd also get one. A guy can run up and down county roads along his fences just fine in this, legal or not. The most dedicated wheat and soybean farmer I ever met rode an ancient small-bore motorcycle the same way for 20 years, and he never had a tag on it. No local cop is going to hassle a guy like that, not in Oklahoma.

And he didn't use it to BUILD fences, just to make sure they were ok.
 
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