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17" wheels might be too small

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After looking very close at the picture of the fiberglass property, I have come to the conclusion the small wheels may be geared for mechanical advantage but the sacrafice in appearance is too significant. Big wheels are much more of the good look of the concept than I first realized. Guessing, they look like 16". Come on guys, please hold on to 18" at minimum. Of course economy is important but to win the market you need an edge, and appearance is that edge that will spark public interest. Use Ulra-caps for extra boost to turn those big wheels.
Go GM go!
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Gotta chime in and say..................... let the engineers use the wheels that work the best. Bigger wheels weigh more, the more they weigh, the harder they are to spin, to accelerate. The harder they are to accelerate, the more power they use. What is the purpose of this car ?? Viva le difference. But I do want an appliance. A stone-ax simple means of transportation that fires up and works every time. All the way. For the next ten years of operation. Big wheels that are not functional, then what's next ?? A big grill ? There goes the aero CD. Just my taste, but I don't appreciate big shiny bling on my car. Even on my appliance. If they are building a car that needs big wheels, then they are building the car wrong. There's plenty of those brand new sitting un bought in the SUV lot. Its one chance to get it right. Maybe their last chance. Don't play around with shiny non functional styling treatments. They can be added as an option, maybe ??
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