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I am not saying Tesla is the be-all/end-all. People who buy Teslas are still on the early adopter curve... That is why I think 6 years, you won't be buying a top SUV without electric being in high contention. I could be wrong, since car makers are terribly slow at these things, so I am not placing bets on it. As for road trips - I think doing 30 minutes to charging every 200 miles does kind of suck, but by pure use case, you can justify it by every other single time you...
I just don't see that as an issue. You plug it in at night like your phone, and you get up in the morning and the damn thing has pulled out of the garage, is sitting right outside with the engine running and everything nice and toasty. If you regularly drive more than the 200+ miles, it (a) isn't the car for you and (b) you should consider moving closer to work since you don't value your time very highly.Battery costs will decline once the new factory goes operational....
Frankly given that 4-cylinders nowadays have the power that V8s had not that long ago, I don't really care that much. A 4 cylinder Accord does 0-60 in what? Just under 8 seconds? A 1998 Ferrari 308 GTSi was 7.8 seconds. And if you want torque - the era of electrics will be a revelation - Piob will be able to haul a shit-ton of wine in a 3-row seated monster with instant torque at zero in maybe not the next two cars he leases, but the next one after that (so let's say 6...
I love that grey. It is perfect.
FYI Current ES is on the larger Avalon platform.And, my parents owning an early ES300, there was a ton more sound deadening, the leather quality is still great (they still have it), and numerous other tweaks that, to their mind, more than justified the premium over the Camry equivalent. Hell, in free car washes alone they probably made up the difference. That being said, the current Avalon is a lot closer to the Lexus in refinement (and a lot less floaty and shitty...
I was thinking about a random article about Ralph Lauren's cars a while ago and it mentioned something about how he paints all his cars one of several colors (sports cars are a particular red; other cars are a sterling gray, etc)... It is why whenever you see photos of his cars, they all match.
Yeah, you are wealthy. Relax about it. False humility is pretty bourgeois.But anyway, being driven around is cause you have better things to do (e.g. spend time with your wife or work or whatever).
I am the opposite way. I see Americans driving themselves around in S-classes and other full-size luxury cars and wonder why Americans don't know how to be wealthy? If you are buying a car that big, you should have a driver. Otherwise, one side down is a much more fun-to-drive car (E-class or equiv).It is kind of like when I visited Carmel and saw those tiny $5M homes near the ocean - where the hell would servants live?
From C&DSo AWD on the S63 would probably help some as well. Plus it sounds like the S65 is aimed a bit more at comfort and may be geared accordingly. Not quite sure why since there is the S600 Maybach which I assume would be the chauffeured car. Although maybe this is in anticipation of an S65 AMG Maybach Black Label King Ranch Platinum Limited version or whatever...
So the trick is you have to sync them with iTunes and then they can play in Spotify playlists. Obviously this is a bit of a pain in the ass. I basically have a playlist I dump songs I want to use with Spotify. There are lots of odd omissions for Spotify, often just 1 song here and there by an artist... They should offer to sell you the track right then and there for a buck and then have it stream to you personally.
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