Lee’s Lido

In November, 2002, GolfCarCatalog.com learned that Lido Motors has closed its doors. Lee Iacocca is no longer associated with the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle that bears his name. Bob Holmes, President and CEO of Lido Motors USA, has also left. It is rumored that Lee and Scott Stevens, owners of Western Motors in Desert Hot Springs, California, may resume production of this NEV under the title “Lido by Western”.In October 2003, we learned that the four-seater Sedan is still in production, but we have not been able to obtain any information on dealer locations or parts availability.Below is the original report on the Lido that we published in 2001.

Lee’s Lido

Lee Iacocca, former Chairman and CEO of Chrysler, is venturing into the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle market with the Lido. We managed to wrangle an exclusive interview with Bob Holmes, President and CEO of the new Lido Motors USA. The interview lasted well over an hour and provided a wealth of information, so we’ve split the information into two chapters. The third chapter contains the results of our test drive and impressions of the vehicle.

Chapter 1: Meet Lee’s Lido
  • Mr. Lee Iacocca
  • “A Different Track”
  • Vehicle Performance
  • Accessory Option Upgrades
  • Coporate Headquarters Relocation
  • Minor Design Changes
  • More Information on the Coupe Model
  • Name Change: Wagon now called the “Runabout”
  • Sales and Distribution Structure
  • Preparing the Environment
  • Customization Options
  • Specifications for Each Model
Chapter 3: The Test Drive
  • We Take the Lido for a Spin

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