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    I agree with Busters post. Tesla’s are for people interested in tech, not cars. There is no emotion in driving a Tesla. I also find the styling either extremely bland or extremely weird depending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BavarianBeast View Post
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    Truth. What kind of enthusiast wants to listen to a bloody electric motor when they hit the throttle? No thanks. I've driven the p100d and yeah, it's fast as fuck but there is zero emotion driving that car. Wouldn't even pick one up if they were $30k.
    This is a good way to put it... the I-Pace was quick enough, but it kind of felt like it was missing a soul
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    I saw my first Model3 at Mec a couple of days ago. Horrendous styling. I don't think that's an opinion thing. That's jsut the objective reality.

    I rode in a new Model S in San Francisco last weekend (for the first time actually). Guy spent the whole time demoing and bragging about the auto-pilot. Nothing could be more boring to me than a car that drives itself. Convenient? Sure. But it's hard for this car enthusiast to get excited about turning the automotive landscape into a bunch of boring electrified transportation pods. Gross.

    It really highlted to me how Teslas and EVs aren't for Car Guys (or Enthusiasts). Rather they are for technology enthusiasts who spend time online hunting down the latest iPhone leak.

    It's depressing.

    Tesla is awful.
    Isn't that why you can have a daily and a weekend car?

    Also, the Model S styling is top notch. The Model 3... EH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    ... Car Guys (or Enthusiasts)....
    Someone who gets it. I think I'm in love #nohomo
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
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    Isn't that why you can have a daily and a weekend car?

    Also, the Model S styling is top notch. The Model 3... EH.
    I think the best compromise is an AMG with all of the AP bells and whistles. Party when you want, but convenience when you just need to get somewhere.

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    The best comparison to the model 3 is a Nissan GTR. Point and shoot and just gets the job done. But yea, itís an emotionless experience.

    I donít care if youíre a car guy or not, bumper to bumper traffic youíll love self driving features. The way I use it in the E, flip it on in rush hour, traffic eases up, take control and enjoy.
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    Serious question, what does one do while autopilot is on in rush hour traffic? I can't look at my phone because that'll be distracted driving... Maybe nap?!
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    Considering Tesla owners?

    I assume they give themselves road head?
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    Quote Originally Posted by msommers View Post
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    Serious question, what does one do while autopilot is on in rush hour traffic? I can't look at my phone because that'll be distracted driving... Maybe nap?!
    Why not save yourself 100K and just take the bus if that is what your end goal is?


    Anyway, my purpose for this thread was to objectively discuss the track potential for the 3 now that Tesla has started taking things other than 0-60 into consideration. If we start getting side tracked with shortcomings regarding "autopilot" or "range" or "quality" or "value" or "practicality".... and so on, the entire thing is going to go off the rails; probably by me. Haha


    So I think I can say with confidence the I-pace, although marketed as a performance SUV, is pretty mid range when it comes to anything else besides 0-60. Even then, it wasn't that fast. Honestly my Q5 felt like a feather light performance machine after that.

    The Model 3 has to be substantially better, like in magnitudes if it is to be taken seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msommers View Post
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    Serious question, what does one do while autopilot is on in rush hour traffic? I can't look at my phone because that'll be distracted driving... Maybe nap?!
    Typically I’m playing DJ while my kids requests songs. Other times I’ll call my team and have impromptu work meetings.

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    Why not save yourself 100K and just take the bus if that is what your end goal is?
    I don’t rely on it for my whole trip, just the boring parts. Still enjoy the driving when there’s clear roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    I don’t rely on it for my whole trip, just the boring parts. Still enjoy the driving when there’s clear roads.
    Yeah I take my comment about the bus back

    I would have also accepted that it offers quietness, privacy and plush leather seats

    I am taking the bus as part of my commute everyday right now (mandatory pass, so might as well) and while it is about the same amount of travel time as driving, it is full of smelly disgusting gross sick people... yuck

    Even I will concede that even the worst Tesla is better than that
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    https://www.motortrend.com/cars/tesl...ersion-review/

    Decent improvement, shaved some time off

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    Quote Originally Posted by googe View Post
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    https://www.motortrend.com/cars/tesl...ersion-review/

    Decent improvement, shaved some time off
    To be fair, that's probably all tire, going from P4S to Cup 2's.

    Really smart of Tesla to go this route, great advertising getting a well known driver to do give feedback and show behind the scenes on chassis and stability control tuning. This is basically what happens with random unknown german every time a camo'd manufacturer car hits the ring to dial in drivability and performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by googe View Post
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    https://www.motortrend.com/cars/tesl...ersion-review/

    Decent improvement, shaved some time off
    They ran a 121 around Willow Springs? Isn't that like a crazy fast lap for that track?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarphreak View Post
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    They ran a 121 around Willow Springs? Isn't that like a crazy fast lap for that track?
    It’s pretty quick. On par with a Cayman GT4 and M4 with cup tires.

    If my E53 is delayed past the new year, I might go for it. $91k loaded is tempting. If Tesla has a lease for it, I’d have one by now. Throw the key(card)s back after 3 years if I end up with a POS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    To be fair, that's probably all tire, going from P4S to Cup 2's.
    I have no idea, but they sure spent a lot of time discussing software changes, which made for a cool story. An apples to apples comparison would be nice. If it's all tire, that's quite a piece of fanfiction (and great marketing). A lot of people like that Tesla is pretty much the only car that can continue adding value and features after delivery, so people don't hold off on a purchase due to FOMO from next year's model.

    I almost decided to jump in when they announced the price drop and pre-2019 delivery if you buy now, since it'll be the last chance for US residents before the $7500 tax rebate is gone for good. Still not feeling it though. Also probably would have if they had a lease option. Plus it's not like I'm going to track the thing, I just hate having to pay attention in our constant stop and go traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by googe View Post
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    I almost decided to jump in when they announced the price drop and pre-2019 delivery if you buy now, since it'll be the last chance for US residents before the $7500 tax rebate is gone for good. Still not feeling it though. Also probably would have if they had a lease option. Plus it's not like I'm going to track the thing, I just hate having to pay attention in our constant stop and go traffic.
    Tesla’s and MB’s systems are so good at self driving in bumper to bumper traffic, if I was in any major US city, it’s a no brainer. The stress level is zero. I don’t even give a fuck if I’m slower than chasing lanes anymore, and that’s Calgary traffic. I have access to a P100D in Bay Area and it’s designed for Cali roads and traffic. Pure stress free. Those little bumper to bumper pockets on the freeway is just frustration driving on my own. The Tesla just self adjusts.

    My biggest problem with the Tesla is just missing the basics in a lot of areas. No blind spot detection, shitty Bluetooth phone quality, no iPod integration, there’s Bluetooth streaming but zero access to your playlists. I mean fuck, I had that shit in my 2007 OEM systems. As you can see, I’m trying to convince myself I can get over those limitations. Tesla fans just tell me to let the car change lanes using autopilot and use their streaming radio setup, and slap on airpods lol.

    A couple of my coworkers have Tesla’s, one being my boss, who randomly struggles on our morning meetings because he does those from his car. Constant small issues that he doesn’t even bother to get serviced because they give him a Chrysler minivan for weeks at a time as a loaner to fix small shit. Just lives with the problems now and only goes in for big ticket fixes lol.
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    https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/thre...ov-8-9.133736/

    Model 3 Performance sets fastest time at time attack. Disqualified for fuel rule, only unleaded and diesel allowed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    Model 3 Performance sets fastest time at time attack. Disqualified for fuel rule, only unleaded and diesel allowed.
    How wide are the tires on this car... 325? lol

    nvmd, reading > me

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    I am actually pretty impressed, I didn't think the Tesla would be good for anything other than the straights
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