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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Are you sick and tired of the high gas prices? There's a new futuristic car to help with that.

It's called Elio and its a three-wheeled car.

Inside the Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids, the Elio car was on display for people to see.

The whole car only cost $6,800 dollars and it seats two people.

"You think about it, 84 miles to the gallon, yeah it'll pay for itself," said Sean McMann. "Just driving it around and in a few years the gas mileage itself will pay for itself."

McMann is strongly thinking about ordering an Elio.

The car hasn't hit the roadway yet, but there are thousands of people who already preordered the car.

"Ten years ago I don't know how successful the product would have been because we hadn't gone throughout the American down sizing," said Jerome Vassallo, vice president of sales." In 2008 the economy tanked and a lot of folks lost their jobs and not just a few you know, enough to make the news every day."

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