Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Portland Oregon
Are the still making Redline Revolts?
I'm interested in finding out more about Redline vehicles and have a few questions.
First of all I'm not perfectly clear whether Redline is still in business and whether they are still producing Redlines and Riots. Their website appears pretty stale and I'm wondering about their financial stability and what the effect this could have on the long-term availability of parts for these puppies. Is anyone clear on this? If they are still being produced what are realistic prices on new ones and are they changing/ improving things enough to justify buying a new one versus used?
Second question: what would you say is the youngest age someone could drive one of these things safely. I had a Honda Odyssey (FL250) when I was about 12. My son will be that age soon and I'm thinking a couple of these things would be a good way to spend time together. He's pretty coordinated and generally careful. Would you think a 12 or 13 year old could handle?
Last question: How reliable are these things? I don't want to drop $20 g or more on a couple of things they be constantly annoyed because I'm unable to use them because they are bug-ridden. I'm fairly handy but would prefer to spend the time driving these rather than fixing them. Have people been pretty happy with the reliability? I think they are pretty simple vehicles really but maybe I overlook the effect of small production numbers.
Thanks in advance for any insights! Maybe I'll see some of you on the Oregon Dunes sometime.