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Re: Tesla [Re: Julian BB] #396047
30/09/16 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted By Julian BB
glorified milk float………
imho


You must have very quick milk floats where you live grin2

0-60 3.1 Sec.

155 mph.

Just saying laugh2

We have at least 2 owners on TM that are very happy with their choice.
I would need a plug in V8 soundtrack so not really in the spirit of the thing.


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Re: Tesla [Re: John V6] #396085
30/09/16 04:19 PM
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I've seen a couple on the road and I'm surprised that they didn't make the design more distinctive. I took the first one to be a big Mazda. There seemed to be similarities.

Milk floats were quick 0 - 10 mph. Especially with empties.


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Re: Tesla [Re: DaveW] #396088
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Originally Posted By DaveW
I've seen a couple on the road and I'm surprised that they didn't make the design more distinctive. I took the first one to be a big Mazda. There seemed to be similarities.


It would make an excellent 'Q' car or 'sleeper' with nothing much to distinguish it except its' barmy acceleration.


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Re: Tesla [Re: DaveW] #396245
01/10/16 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted By DaveW
I told you!.................

Incidentally...thread drift warning..... some years ago when the BIG fuse for our shower started to get hot, it smelled of rotting fish in the pantry.


As did the inside of my central heating boiler a couple of weeks ago when the circuit board went into melt down. It's taken until now for the smell to go!


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Re: Tesla [Re: John V6] #396945
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The Tesla is a great car - driven 3 versions of it so far and the tech 'just works'. Great ride quality and quieter than any Rolls it's a great place to spend a long journey, and the handling is remarkably good for a big car given the low COG.

I think the interior is a bit Anerican and the big screen is somewhat distracting but nothing awful. Where they missed a trick is in the styling. It could look far more interesting.

In terms of practicality the challenge is home charging. You really need a 3 phase supply to get the best charging speeds. At the very least if you're running several cars then a 32A line will be required. For me with only 12A in the garage and far too long a cable run to the garage to sort out without getting in to digging trenches and laying conduit it's a non starter for now.

For me the i8 gets the styling right, still offers enough room for the family for trips out and with 16 miles of electric range means I cover most local trips without using any fuel at all anyway but don't have any range anxiety when suddenly called upon to do 500 miles in a day...

I can see the Model 3 being a big seller in a couple of years though - ideal second car for a lot of people...


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Re: Tesla [Re: DaveW] #396983
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Originally Posted By DaveW
I've seen a couple on the road and I'm surprised that they didn't make the design more distinctive.


Couldn't agree more.

To me they look like something that has been unleashed by Kia, Hyundai, Daewoo, etc.


Re: Tesla [Re: Simon] #397041
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Originally Posted By Simon
Originally Posted By DaveW
I've seen a couple on the road and I'm surprised that they didn't make the design more distinctive.


Couldn't agree more.

To me they look like something that has been unleashed by Kia, Hyundai, Daewoo, etc.



Yes the i8 manages to look really rather special, and although I thought the i3 was a bit wacky when I first saw it, I now really rather like it.


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Re: Tesla [Re: Simon] #397042
04/10/16 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted By Simon
Originally Posted By DaveW
I've seen a couple on the road and I'm surprised that they didn't make the design more distinctive.


Couldn't agree more.

To me they look like something that has been unleashed by Kia, Hyundai, Daewoo, etc.



I agree

the first time i saw one was when my son pointed one out

My reaction was a disappointing "is that it"!


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Re: Tesla [Re: John V6] #397044
04/10/16 01:50 PM
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A more interesting design?

Perhaps like the relaunched Fisker Karma ?



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Re: Tesla [Re: John V6] #397170
04/10/16 07:16 PM
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I think its great that the Model S doesnt look too distinctive. Electric cars (either hydrogen or battery powered) are going to be come mainstream at some point and I dont think there's any need for the cars to look different for the sake of it. Look at the new Prius for an example of where this goes wrong....


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