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08/29/2003 - Tango Ready for Production

That loveable little car, the Tango, continues to draw enthusiastic crowds wherever it goes. For anyone who's missed previous stories, the Tango is an electric car, designed to hold one or two people, for use by commuters. It's small. It's cute. It wraps around you like a glove. It goes from zero to 60 in under four seconds and its top speed is 130 mph. The Tango is an ultra-narrow, high-performance, stable, safe car that fits in the space of a motorcycle. Its range is 80 miles. It recently found its way into a 10-page cover story in the Seattle Time Magazine. (See the story at:

Production of the Tango is moving along. "We're excited to have the Tango body molds from Montreal and are eager to start producing parts," says Rick Woodbury, President, Commuter Cars Corporation at 715 E Sprague. Woodbury and his son Bryan designed, engineered, and built the first Tango. "The major factor keeping us from moving forward quickly is a lack of funds," Woodbury continues. "Investors are skeptical that people will pay enough for a Tango to build a profitable business. We believe that the only way to start this business on solid ground is to build a product as perfectly as possible and then sell it for a reasonable profit."

However, a small initial market for $80,000 Tangos would be acceptable to the Woodburys because those customers will show off the Tango and boast about its excellent value. "Word-of-mouth advertising from happy customers will allow us to raise capital for engineering and bulk purchasing for mass production," says Woodbury.

The Woodburys are offering Spokane drivers an opportunity to be among the first ten Tango owners. According to Woodbury, "we have been offered funding for the first 10 cars if we can show 10 solid orders." If you, or someone you know, are interested in one of the first 10 Tangos for $80,000, and are willing to put an equitable deposit in a neutral escrow to secure the order, get in touch with the Woodburys.

Contact information is: Rick Woodbury
President, Commuter Cars Corporation
715 E. Sprague Ave., Suite 114
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: (509) 624-0762
Toll-free: (800) 468-0944
Fax: (509) 624-1466
Cellular: (509) 979-1815

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