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Official Coda Electric Car thread

Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:14 pm

Production Photos ... not as bad as the earlier ones.

http://www.greencarreports.com/blog/104 ... ion-photos

Earlier this year, it announced that it would assemble its lithium-ion battery packs in Ohio, courtesy of a U.S. Department of Energy low-interest loan guarantee. While the Hafei Saibao "glider" vehicle on which the Coda is based is manufactured in China, it turns out that the Coda's 2011 Sedan actually qualifies as a U.S.-built car.


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Re: 2011 Coda Sedan Electric Car

Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:27 pm

It looks like what we saw in June to me.


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Re: 2011 Coda Sedan Electric Car

Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:42 pm

Compared to this, I guess.

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Re: 2011 Coda Sedan Electric Car

Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:43 pm

indyflick wrote:It looks like what we saw in June to me.
Wow?!? The "Epitome of American Innovation"?!

Cute video, but kinda like "EVs for Dummies". ;)

I hope the Coda does well. The more EV options, the better. Were they able to improve upon their safety and quality issues?
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Re: 2011 Coda Sedan Electric Car

Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:58 pm

The newest design is definitely a noticeable improvement. It looks alright now, although it's still rather plain. Not a head-turner. And not much different from any generic '96-'02-era car. It would blend in with the average car on the road, and maybe that's what they're going for.
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Re: 2011 Coda Sedan Electric Car

Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:47 pm

In my opinion, the car needs a bit sharper definition at the front, but the side profile looks very Volvo-ish to me. If the quality is good, the car could sell reasonably well.

However, they need to back it up with excellent warranty, servicing and support and a decent network of knowledgeable and enthusiastic dealers, and get their branding together a bit more.

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Re: 2011 Coda Sedan Electric Car

Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:17 pm

So what's the deal with CODA? I thought they were a Chinese auto manufacture, but then I saw the video which makes the claim the are U.S. Then I found this article on Edmunds entitled China-Made Hafei Saibao Heads to U.S. - Rebadged as Coda Sedan.

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Re: 2011 Coda Sedan Electric Car

Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:20 pm

Looks like Nissan will have some solid competition.
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Re: 2011 Coda Sedan Electric Car

Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:38 pm

smkettner wrote:Looks like Nissan will have some solid competition.
I wouldn't want a Chinese made vehicle, especially when there are Japanese and U.S. options at the same price points. I wonder if Walmart will carry the CODA? They could sell it under an American flag, sort of like all the other Chinese made crap they sell.

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Re: 2011 Coda Sedan Electric Car

Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:53 pm

indyflick wrote:So what's the deal with CODA? I thought they were a Chinese auto manufacture, but then I saw the video which makes the claim the are U.S. Then I found this article on Edmunds entitled China-Made Hafei Saibao Heads to U.S. - Rebadged as Coda Sedan.


It is a pvt US company with connections to Goldman Sachs. Read the article in the first post about the Chinese connection ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coda_Automotive

Kevin Czinger - President & CEO of CODA Automotive, former executive at Global Signal, Webvan Group, Bertelsmann AG, and Goldman Sachs
Miles L. Rubin - Founder and Co-Chairman of the board of directors, founder of Miles Electric Vehicles, former CEO of Detroit Iron & Steel Industries, Reliance Manufacturing, Puritan Fashions Corp. and Polo Ralph Lauren Jeanswear
Steven “Mac” Heller - Co-Chairman of CODA Automotive; former Goldman Sachs Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Worldwide and Co-Head of the Investment Banking Division
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