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Piaggio Ape

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“I think you should be able to handle this, just remember, it has no brakes...” These were the words the owner of this unit told me as he handed me the keys. In hindsight, I should have probably heeded the warning and gracefully handed back the keys… but HERE WE ARE, talking about a car that was hell-bent on making sure I don’t make it back... My bio states I love cars, I don’t know if this qualifies as one. It had three wheels and its officially known as Piaggio Ape. FUN FACT, they also make planes ( they really like three wheels huh ). Usually, this is where I talk about the engine specs and what not but sadly, I didn’t seek all that information.  Let’s just jump straight into my experience with this car. The Ape is one weird machine, here is why. Did I mention it has three wheels? That aside, its steering wheel looks like that of a motorbike. Now, this sounds like information you had but the weirdness doesn’t stop there. The brakes are on the floor, and the accelerator is a