The Polaris Slingshot is a three-wheeled, open-air autocycle that admittedly looks like a toy. Take one look at it, and it’s clear that there’s no way it can be practical enough to drive daily. Technically, you can, but it’s more of a weekend plaything. If you’re looking for something to throw around the corners and cruise to the car meets in, here are five reasons you could use a Slingshot in your life.

1. The Polaris Slingshot has unique styling that is sure to turn heads

5 reasons you could use a polaris slingshot in your life

The side view of a Polaris Slingshot. | Polaris

Sure, the Polaris Slingshot may look like something Batman would drive, but that’s not a bad thing. If you’re the type of driver that likes to turn heads in every parking lot, then the Slingshot has you covered. Its aggressive look, open concept, and large rear wheel will have onlookers coming up to you and asking what it is. If you would rather not field any questions, just wear a helmet and keep it on at all times, like The Stig from Top Gear.

2. The Slingshot is more practical than you think

5 reasons you could use a polaris slingshot in your life

A blue Polaris Slingshot drives over a bridge. | Polaris

The Slingshot only seats two people, but the seats are decently comfortable. Also, the autocycle’s open-air architecture makes getting in and out of it a little easier. There’s not much storage – only a couple of bins behind the seats – but it’s enough to do some light errands if needed. That’s more than a motorcycle can do.

3. There are a number of customizable options

5 reasons you could use a polaris slingshot in your life

A pair of Slingshots drive through a city. | Polaris

If you like to make your vehicles your own, then you’ll like how customizable the Polaris Slingshot is. According to Bert’s Mega Mall, “Many Slingshot owners have gotten very creative and designed some of the most modern and futuristic Slingshot customizations we have seen.” If you don’t care to customize it, then you can stick to one of six stock colors available from Polaris.

4. The Polaris Slingshot is relatively affordable

For 2022, there are five different Slingshot trim levels to choose from – S, SL, SLR, R, and Signature LE. The base model starts at $20,799, which is affordable considering the type of machine that it is. However, the top trim goes up to $35,799, which may be out of reach for some buyers, but is still sensible.

5. You can squeeze around 200 miles out of a Slingshot

5 reasons you could use a polaris slingshot in your life

A red 2022 Polaris Slingshot drives down a mountain road. | Polaris

Do you like cruising up and down the coast on the weekends? If so, you can do it in the Polaris Slingshot. The autocycle has a 9.8-gallon fuel tank, and its 2.0-liter engine can get an average of around 20 mpg. That means you can squeeze out around 200 miles of auto cycling fun. Imagine the places you could visit with that kind of mileage.

You could use a Polaris Slingshot in your life

If you’re looking for a weekend toy that’s a little more stable than a motorcycle and drives like a car, then you could use a Polaris Slingshot in your life. The Slingshot might be an oddball of a vehicle to drive around, but you’ll get a lot of looks and have even more fun.

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