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Old 09-13-2021, 08:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Would rather just buy a larger car knowing Iíll need to space in a year or two. I keep cars a long time.
Life is quite unpredictable anyway. On a sidenote, nowadays I'd be mroe willing to buy some utility vehicle with a body-on-frame layout which is supposed to be easier to implement some upgrades. Might seem crazy, but then I remember a short-wheelbase J40 Land Cruiser has a smaller footprint than some modern subcompacts

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Old 09-14-2021, 07:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I just learned that there is a 7 seat version of the Model Y. A used one of those is probably most realistic for me one day. Prices need to come way down.



Nice they can all fold flat.

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What bothers me about the Model Y is that has more interior room than the Model 3 yet less weight capacity at just over 800lbs. So, as long as your passengers are around 100lbs each and you don't carry anything else with you, you're ok. Or maybe it can haul way more than it's rated for. Who knows.
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What bothers me about the Model Y is that has more interior room than the Model 3 yet less weight capacity at just over 800lbs. So, as long as your passengers are around 100lbs each and you don't carry anything else with you, you're ok. Or maybe it can haul way more than it's rated for. Who knows.
I hope they don't weigh more than 100lbs each, those seats must be effing tiny!

Just because you can get that many seats in a vehicle doesn't mean you should.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:53 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I hope they don't weigh more than 100lbs each, those seats must be effing tiny!

Just because you can get that many seats in a vehicle doesn't mean you should.
Ya, they better be pretty small.

My brother and I are around 220lbs each. By the time you put us two in the front the other 5 passengers will need to weigh about 400lbs total. And that's without luggage. Add 100 lbs of luggage and each of the 5 passengers in back must weigh an average of 60lbs.

To put things into perspective, the Model Y has way more cargo space and up to two more places for passengers than my Avalon. And a lot of those place are actually more roomier per passenger except the rear two. But at the same time the Model Y has a weight carrrying capacity of a 1972 Super Beetle.

My question is Y?
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Y? Tires bearings and braking capacity. Wieght has kinetic energy that has to be altered to drive about.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:20 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Y? Tires bearings and braking capacity. Wieght has kinetic energy that has to be altered to drive about.
But why market a $50,000 vehicle that has more space than a station wagon yet can't carry more weight than a 4-seat compact car?

The Model 3 has more weight carrying capacity yet less cargo space and no 3rd row option.
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But why market a $50,000 vehicle that has more space than a station wagon yet can't carry more weight than a 4-seat compact car?
Because it's some sort of a self-indulgence "sustainable" billboard more than anything else?
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Because it's some sort of a self-indulgence "sustainable" billboard more than anything else?
Because it is slightly larger and heavier CUV built on the basic underpinning of a Model 3 sedan and most CUV owners don't care about cargo ratings?
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Because it is slightly larger and heavier CUV built on the basic underpinning of a Model 3 sedan and most CUV owners don't care about cargo ratings?
Yep, most people are oblivious to ratings. If they do overload and it causes a crash AND they're found at fault for that.... the ratings published by the mfgr reduce/eliminate liability.

Customer doesn't know/doesn't care and the mfgr benefits.

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