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About Aixam

Aixam - Mega is a French automobile manufacturer based in Aix-les-Bains, Savoie. It was founded in 1983 to make microcars in the old Arola factory after that company failed. In 1992 they started making a range of standard sized cars under the Mega brand, but by 2002 this brand was just being applied to a range of microvans and light utility vehicles.

The company currently produces the Aixam A.7XX series (powered by Kubota diesel engines), a microcar comparable with the Smart. A notable difference is that some of the smaller models are restricted to just 30 mph and can be driven without a driver's licence in some European countries (including France and Italy, but not the UK).

In Britain they are classified as a quadricycle (quad bike) because of their weight and power output. This requires either a full car licence or a full unlimited capacity motorcycle licence to legally drive them. Because they were brought into UK legislation in a poor fashion they are an anomaly – a quad for driver licence purposes and emission regulations, but a standard car for road tax and insurance purposes. One result of this is despite very green credentials they don't qualify for any UK government tax breaks.

They can be thought of as a sort of modern "2CV", not fast (about 100 km/h or 60 mph ), economical (often over 90 mpg or under 2.6 L/100km ), and with a surprisingly roomy body made from a strong alloy frame covered with plastic panels (no rust). The low-emissions Kubota engines plus the automatic CVT transmission make them exceptionally "green" vehicles; but it is now possible to get various electric car versions.

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2-door
2-seat
S1   0.3L       1-spd
4.0 kW / 5.4 hp / 5.4 hp  11.6 N·m / 8.6 lb·ft / 8.6 lb·ft
   

Aixam Evolution 300 (2001)

2-door 2-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, diesel 1-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 276 cm3 / 16.8 cu in / 16.8 cu in, 4.0 kW / 5.4 hp / 5.4 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, 11.6 N·m / 8.6 lb·ft / 8.6 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, 1-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 45 km/h / 28 mph / 28 mph top speed

2-door
2-seat
S2   0.4L       1-spd
4.0 kW / 5.4 hp / 5.4 hp  14.0 N·m / 10.3 lb·ft / 10.3 lb·ft
   

Aixam Evolution 400 (2001)

2-door 2-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, diesel 2-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 400 cm3 / 24.4 cu in / 24.4 cu in, 4.0 kW / 5.4 hp / 5.4 hp @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, 14.0 N·m / 10.3 lb·ft / 10.3 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, 1-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 45 km/h / 28 mph / 28 mph top speed

2-door
4-seat
S2   0.5L       1-spd
7.1 kW / 9.5 hp / 9.5 hp  28.5 N·m / 21.0 lb·ft / 21.0 lb·ft
   

Aixam Evolution 500 (2001)

2-door 4-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, diesel 2-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 479 cm3 / 29.2 cu in / 29.2 cu in, 7.1 kW / 9.5 hp / 9.5 hp @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, 28.5 N·m / 21.0 lb·ft / 21.0 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, 1-speed transmission, front wheel drive

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Beyond basic auto insurance

In addition to having enough liability protection, there are some other coverages you should consider:

Collision: Pays for damage to your car resulting from a collision with another car, an object or as a result of flipping over. It also covers damage caused by potholes. Even if you are at fault for the accident, your collision coverage will reimburse you for the costs of repairing your car, minus the deductible. If you are not at fault, your insurance company may try to recover the amount they paid out from the other driver’s insurance company though a process called subrogation. If the company is successful, you will be reimbursed for the deductible.

Comprehensive: Reimburses you for loss due to theft or damage caused by something other than a collision with another car or object, such as fire, falling objects, missiles, explosion, earthquake, windstorm, hail, flood, vandalism, riot, or contact with animals such as birds or deer. Comprehensive insurance will also reimburse you if your windshield is cracked or shattered; some companies may waive the deductible on the glass portion of this coverage.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Reimburses you, a member of your family, or a designated driver if one of you is hit by an uninsured or hit-and-run driver. Underinsured motorist coverage comes into play when an at-fault driver has insufficient insurance to pay for your total loss. These coverages are required in 19 states, but available in all. It is important to purchase the same amount of coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists as you have for liability to others.

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