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I have some friends that work there and I'm wearing one of their fleeces now. I have seen the 3. I likely think it does 0-60 in mid 5s to mid 6s across what are likely 3 lines. It'll likely going to use nearly the same differential torque vectoring and PID on the software (minus the front motor) that it's big brothers do. The S does something amazing when it comes putting down torque. The X takes it to a new world.

Internet experts, please weigh in.

I'm so curious to drive any of the models. brother and I got my dad good and drunk and I think we had him convinced to get the 3 when it comes out. 

post #21497 of 26335
Saw a white Model X on the road this last weekend. It looked like an egg. Didn't care for it.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

there's one right across the street from the airport
Grrr...the damn GPS sent me back out and across some kind of bridge
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

there's one right across the street from the airport
Grrr...the damn GPS sent me back out and across some kind of bridge

Google maps was weird every now and then, sent me to obviously wrong roads/turns. Right next to the airport there's a big McDonald's sign, and there's a gas station right next to that.
post #21500 of 26335
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Saw a white Model X on the road this last weekend. It looked like an egg. Didn't care for it.

Haven't seen one in person yet but it does look odd due to the lack of a grill. It just looks strange -- not in a repulsive way. Just strange.

/Global Head of YouTube Video Armchair Analysis
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I keep thinking that self-driving cars are a much bigger game changer than the locomotion technology. Rough future for truckers and cabbies.
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Originally Posted by horndog View Post

I keep thinking that self-driving cars are a much bigger game changer than the locomotion technology. Rough future for truckers and cabbies.


Honestly, the trucker thing wouldn't even exist as much as it does today if our rail system was better.

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You all can have your future with self driving cars. I'll be the Will Smith character in I Robot who mistrusts all machines and hoards his ancient internal combustion vehicles in a secret garage
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Just watched the evening news. Apparently Jeep Cherokees, and possibly some other Chrysler product, have an electronic shift mechanism like what one finds on Mercedes (makes sense for some shared tech between them). Well, some of the owners are suing because you don't get the mechanical "clunk" of an older style transmission.

So, I guess Mercedes drivers really are superior to Chrysler drivers? confused.gif
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Haven't seen one in person yet but it does look odd due to the lack of a grill. It just looks strange -- not in a repulsive way. Just strange.

/Global Head of YouTube Video Armchair Analysis

I agree that it looks really weird. Saw a white one on the street on Friday and I didn't like it. Egg is a great description @whiteslashasian

Btw, how many Tesla drivers actually floor their cars? I feel like acceleration is one of the key selling points of electric and yet I never see Teslas zipping down on ramps or off dead stops. I do see that with other high performance cars (being driven hard). Maybe it's just that it has the ability but most Tesla drivers aren't really that kind of driver.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Just watched the evening news. Apparently Jeep Cherokees, and possibly some other Chrysler product, have an electronic shift mechanism like what one finds on Mercedes (makes sense for some shared tech between them). Well, some of the owners are suing because you don't get the mechanical "clunk" of an older style transmission.

So, I guess Mercedes drivers really are superior to Chrysler drivers? confused.gif

 

Haha, suing under what grounds?


"My car doesn't make the sound I like. I bought it of my own accord and now I'm going to throw a tantrum."

post #21507 of 26335
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Originally Posted by deepitm View Post

I agree that it looks really weird. Saw a white one on the street on Friday and I didn't like it. Egg is a great description @whiteslashasian

Btw, how many Tesla drivers actually floor their cars? I feel like acceleration is one of the key selling points of electric and yet I never see Teslas zipping down on ramps or off dead stops. I do see that with other high performance cars (being driven hard). Maybe it's just that it has the ability but most Tesla drivers aren't really that kind of driver.

Most Tesla driver enthusiasm is all but spent after the DMV has accepted their perfect 7 character license plate combination that reminds others the novelty of their car/themselves.
post #21508 of 26335
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Haha, suing under what grounds?


"My car doesn't make the sound I like. I bought it of my own accord and now I'm going to throw a tantrum."

The claim is folks being unable to discern if they're in R, D, or P because a) it doesn't make that "clunk" and I'm thinking probably b) fuck that gear shift selector display anyways!
post #21509 of 26335
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


The claim is folks being unable to discern if they're in R, D, or P because a) it doesn't make that "clunk" and I'm thinking probably b) fuck that gear shift selector display anyways!

 

Yeah. Listening to/feeling a clunk is a pretty hilarious way to judge a shift when there are myriad other things telling you where you are.

post #21510 of 26335
Semi-related, but this gear selector talk reminds me of my old Dallas roommate. Whenever he would reverse out of a parking spot, he would shift into D before coming to a full stop. Made me wince every single time.

Poor transmission frown.gif
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