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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    As a person that once swore off EV's I hate to say it but after driving a Model 3 Performance for a month I can say I'm not really missing much about ICE cars. It's not like I'm tracking cars here and the reality is that my cars are used for commuting. I'm actually going to have a lot of interest when we get to the stage where real automakers are offering dedicated EV sports cars. Yes there's a loss of that visceral sensation when driving a beautifully sounding ICE vehicle but we can't change the present or future so you either make the decision to pack up your bags and go home or embrace the new technologies and continuing to enjoy other dynamics of driving like handling, acceleration, modding appearance, etc. As with everything else in life it's all about what you make of it. You can choose to be a negative Nancy that lives in the past or choose enjoy today and have fun with the tools available to you.
    The competition for EVs as a hobby isn't old cars, it's all of the other things you can do other than cars. I'm just replacing my car enthusiasm with non-car things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    The competition for EVs as a hobby isn't old cars, it's all of the other things you can do other than cars. I'm just replacing my car enthusiasm with non-car things.
    That's great if you can. If I had non-car things I could replace car things with I would have done that long ago as I would be in a much better financial situation today. Unfortunately I'm locked into what I like at this stage of my life. A car is a car to me whether it be ICE or EV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    The competition for EVs as a hobby isn't old cars, it's all of the other things you can do other than cars. I'm just replacing my car enthusiasm with non-car things.
    You've talked a lot about why acceleration (i.e., performance) is no longer a differentiator with EVs. This is certainly true. One thing I can't reconcile though, is it's still fun to go fast. Do you only like to go faster than others, as opposed to just going fast?

    I'm w/ HeavyD. Cars will still be fun, just different.

    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    That's great if you can. If I had non-car things I could replace car things with I would have done that long ago as I would be in a much better financial situation today. Unfortunately I'm locked into what I like at this stage of my life. A car is a car to me whether it be ICE or EV.
    Preach. I wish I wasn't into cars, it's the stupidest hobby.

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    Cars are cool because they are complex and interesting.

    There is nothing interesting about an EV.

    Am EV going fast is the CGI of cars.
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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Cars are cool because they are complex and interesting.

    There is nothing interesting about an EV.

    Am EV going fast is the CGI of cars.
    i was going to write a longer post saying exactly this in a less interesting way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    You've talked a lot about why acceleration (i.e., performance) is no longer a differentiator with EVs. This is certainly true. One thing I can't reconcile though, is it's still fun to go fast. Do you only like to go faster than others, as opposed to just going fast?
    Speed is only one component of exhilaration. I mean, you're going WAY faster in a 787 flying to Toronto. Yet that's not interesting.

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    Well. I think 787’s are interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Well. I think 787’s are interesting.
    listen, you

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    To me even as a kid into R/C, nitro cars/trucks were more interesting than electric even though electric was quicker. They were just boring.
    I'll enjoy ICE while I can until I can't. It has nothing to do with being stubborn. When EVs is ultra cheap and you have super high end performance models that aren't $150k+, I'll bite the bullet.

    On a totally unrelated note, isn't it more "interesting" to cook on a gas stove than electric?

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    Fuck electric stoves

    Gas all the way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    To me even as a kid into R/C, nitro cars/trucks were more interesting than electric even though electric was quicker. They were just boring.
    I'll enjoy ICE while I can until I can't. It has nothing to do with being stubborn. When EVs is ultra cheap and you have super high end performance models that aren't $150k+, I'll bite the bullet.

    On a totally unrelated note, isn't it more "interesting" to cook on a gas stove than electric?
    I cook on the rendered fat of my vanquished foes.

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    Now that modern vehicles are using EPS and electrically adjustable dampers and differentials, I feel the only we are really losing going to EV's is the visceral rush of intake/exhaust noise. I suppose people that like to do stuff like oil changes, intakes, exhaust, etc lose the odd weekend in the garage turning a wrench but the reality is that modern car engines are so complicated you can't do a lot on them anyway. While my EV is a little different from my ICE cars how it goes about some things it still drives and feels like any ice car outside of the fact the lower center of gravity provides less sensation of body roll which is welcomed.

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