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Old 03-31-2016, 10:38 PM
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Presentation streaming now on Tesla's website. I'm definitely curious. My brother put down a deposit for a Model 3 today at a dealer in SoCal.
Im watching it now. Never watched Musk give a presentation before...he's not very good.
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I'm an Apple nerd, so I'm used to hype.

Elon Musk talking about CO2 and how it's bad, global warming, yadda yadda yadda. Just show us the fscking car already.
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I take it back...he's terrible
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He is NO Steve Jobs. Appreciate his thought, though.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
He is NO Steve Jobs. Appreciate his thought, though.
No, he is not. But I get him...his brain is working a million miles an hour and his mouth can't really keep up. He isn't a showman.
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Bu knowing that...he should play to his strengths and keep his presentation short...which he is not.
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kinda like a mini porsche panamera and tesla S had an offspring. I like it.
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Looks good! Like a smaller S. The one on the left with 5 spoke wheels looks hot.
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Orders in last 24 hours are 115,000. They'd better get cranking.
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Looks good.

These will be the BMW 3 series of So Cal.
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The center touch screen is HUUUUUGE
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:03 PM
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size matters
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Originally Posted by 2012wagon View Post
size matters
Like the increase in the amount of accidents because people are too busy playing with their cars rather than driving them
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:05 PM
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Let them have accidents.

Elon has paid for two of my rental properties. I can't hate on it.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:08 PM
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Let them have accidents.

Elon has paid for two of my rental properties. I can't hate on it.
I just dont want to be one of the ones involved in said accident...
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:12 PM
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Bakersfield/Palmdale won't have any
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:15 PM
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The two spoke steering reminds me of my 1990 Honda Civic HF, 4 forward gears, 67 HP rice rocket
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:22 PM
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Bakersfield/Palmdale won't have any
Oh yeah. You moving out to one of those hell holes? :-D
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:23 PM
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Nope.

Given that all the current LA population already cause plenty of accidents (I will leave the races alone ), given them bigger screen won't matter with further distractions.
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The interior kind of sucks
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:26 AM
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Looks like Tesla came down in its zero to 60 estimate. 6 seconds zero to sixty puts it square in the middle of the $35,000 car range.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by kurtatx View Post
Looks like Tesla came down in its zero to 60 estimate. 6 seconds zero to sixty puts it square in the middle of the $35,000 car range.
0-60 6 second is for the base car
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:18 AM
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I didn't realize they were so unreliable.
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wow 115k preorders... there goes the federal tax rebate...
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:35 AM
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The front is ugly. I know it doesn't need a grill...but it needs a grill, or something.
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Not in love with it, but not bad.
Will have to wait to see more coverage on it & see it in person to know for sure.
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Originally Posted by 2012wagon View Post
0-60 6 second is for the base car
The base car is the only $35,000 car for the masses. That's the point.

To get a fast one will likely approach the $60,000 ceiling.
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Elon doesn't spend days prepping his announcements. He says he's too busy for that, he makes up some bullet points and then goes on stage and wings it mostly and you can tell.

Yeah it's still weird seeing a car without a grill, it looks like a baby Model X to me.
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It is a concept right? Tesla could very well incorporate a grill by production time??
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That interior .

Only Apply or Tesla could release a product that sparse and boring and have people messing their pants about it...

If I made something that looked so half-finished, I'd be told I "gave up" and "stopped caring".

File me firmly in the unimpressed camp.

/grumpy old man
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you would think that it still needs a grill to cool the AC condenser? and it would help with Aero??

i'm sure something will be there...
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Do they use a traditional Freon based AC system or some sort of fancy Peltier system? Seems like that would be the way to go when you're driving around in a box full of batteries. Wouldn't need forced air cooling like a normal car and they could get away with a bigger heat sink that I'm sure is already designed in.
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So barren... autopilot?

Getting closer and closer.



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Do they use a traditional Freon based AC system or some sort of fancy Peltier system? Seems like that would be the way to go when you're driving around in a box full of batteries. Wouldn't need forced air cooling like a normal car and they could get away with a bigger heat sink that I'm sure is already designed in.
good point.
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Yeah it's still weird seeing a car without a grill,...
Really? Even after all these years?



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Originally Posted by KaMLuNg View Post
you would think that it still needs a grill to cool the AC condenser? and it would help with Aero??

i'm sure something will be there...
It still has an air intake under the not present conventional grille. The car still needs cooling air for the AC, battery cooling, etc...just not nearly as much air as a combustion engine intake and cooling system need.
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