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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation AutoBlog Reviews the 2015 Polaris Slingshot [w/video]

AutoBlog put together this great review of the all-new Slingshot including some great visuals along with a video.

See the full review here: 2015 Polaris Slingshot [w/video] - Autoblog

In the end, here's what they had to say:

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The Real Appeal

The Slingshot's appeal lies in its connectedness to the outside environment and let's face it its inherent sense of danger.

When all is said and driven, the Slingshot's appeal lies in its connectedness to the outside environment and let's face it its inherent sense of danger. Though it's got three-point seatbelts, this is most certainly not a car, and it's also not a motorcycle by any stretch of the imagination. There are take-no-prisoners styling details, but there are also neat touches like locking storage compartments behind the driver and passenger and yet the Slingshot still maintains a post-apocalyptic road presence, a sense of tire-squealing squirtiness, and suspension dynamics that manage to straddle the line between surprising shock absorption and tight, connected grip.

You might consider the Slingshot devilishly handsome, or you may believe it to be quite the opposite. But considering its relative affordability to more seriously focused pavement pounders like the Ariel Atom, KTM X-Bow, and Campagna T-Rex, the Polaris Slingshot's outrageous grins-per-buck ratio and unfiltered immediacy makes it anything but ugly.


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I think that Autoblog is on the money here by emphasizing the sense of danger. You feel close to the road and environment, and being that the Slingshot is unlike most other cars/motorcycles on the road, there is a sense of adventure and experimentation that makes the Slingshot fun to drive.



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Anyone that gets as far as reading and/or watching a review on the SlingShot won't care much for the risk that comes with riding one, just a second of looking at it and it's easy to see how vulnerable you'll be.
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Anyone that gets as far as reading and/or watching a review on the SlingShot won't care much for the risk that comes with riding one, just a second of looking at it and it's easy to see how vulnerable you'll be.
I agree.



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like an old roadster...
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like an old roadster...
basically yeah.

got to love that raw feeling, much unlike cars these days



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Although the SS offers that sort of experience, being the DIY type, i would still look into getting some old and fun or potentially fun car to mess around with
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