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Old 04-01-2016, 06:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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first drive video of the Model 3.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yeah, those stupid electric/automotive engineers.......putting that clear non-reflective, non-blacked, non-tinited glass in........
oh, they DIDNT do that...

review of the model S 'glass' roof:


"Although I don’t often drive with a sunroof open, I’ve always been a big fan of having one in car. Sunroofs seem to open up the cabin space to make it feel less enclosed.

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Tesla claims it blocks 98% of ultraviolet light and 81% of solar heat.

I love sunroofs, but my wife hates them. It’s always a discussion point when I’m buying a car. If it’s for me I get the sunroof, but if it’s for her we try not to. If she gets a car with a sunroof for some reason (“loaded” ones that have everything on them) then she pulls the shade over it to pretend it doesn’t exist. She dislikes the glare of the sun on her and the feeling of openness. Knowing this, I expected her to have dissatisfaction with the Model S panoramic sunroof since it does not include a pullover shade, but surprisingly she has never complained about it.

The reality is that the sunroof is so dark and so great at blocking out light that it meets my needs (more room, some outside light, openness) as well as my wife’s needs of having no glare. This is the first car I’ve owned where we’re both happy with the sunroof."

Read more at http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model...BaTUJlqm0uT.99

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Two words: shark mouth.

But my greatest fear is a stick-on electronic emoji face driven by a smartphone app. Jalopnik:

Why The Tesla Model 3 Will Succeed In The End

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The Chevrolet Bolt. The Hyundai Ioniq. Even the Nissan Leaf. All of these will be remembered as oddball electric also-rans, while the Tesla Model 3 will be remembered as the car that brought electricity to the masses. And the reason why is actually very simple.

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Tesla, bafflingly, seems to be the only company that understands this. When Iíve asked various Hyundai and GM representatives whether or not their cars will be capable of fast charging, I get an enthusiastic affirmative response. But when I ask whether or not those companies plan on either making their cars compatible with Teslaís Supercharging network, or building their own fast-charging network to enable true freedom of movement, I get confused, befuddled looks.
This Is The Tesla Model 3's Biggest Design Fail

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The Model 3 has one huge design flaw, and itís on the other side of the car.

That flaw? The trunk.
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All Model ☰ have a Supercharger port - that is key. And the Gigafactory is the biggest building footprint in the world - and it will produce more lithium batteries than all other factories COMBINED.


My only issue is that the Model ☰ is not a hatchback. But maybe if the rear seats fold down, it will be good enough for practical use.
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All Model ☰ have a Supercharger port - that is key. And the Gigafactory is the biggest building footprint in the world - and it will produce more lithium batteries than all other factories COMBINED.


My only issue is that the Model ☰ is not a hatchback. But maybe if the rear seats fold down, it will be good enough for practical use.
Saw a video saying the biggest 'flaw' was the trunk. didn't see if the seat folded or not.
Cant imagine them NOT folding down in the yr 2016. That is almost an expected/standard feature!
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Sunroofs seem to open up the cabin space to make it feel less enclosed.
Why would you want it to feel less enclosed? I mean, that's the whole point of pretty much every car since horseless carriages with tiller steering. If you want open, you buy a convertible or motorcycle.

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Maybe their designers need to spend some time outside the foggy Bay Area? In the Central Valley, cutting out 81% of solar heat is just the difference between steamed rice and deep frying.

Oh, and did anyone wonder what happens to all that glass in a collision, or a rollover? If it's the same tempered glass used for hatch lids, a minor bump causes it to instantaneously disintegrate into pea-sized bits.
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Hopefully they laminate it like windshields.
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I sure hope they're going to stick a grille on that front end. It looks like Neo in the Matrix when they delete his mouth.
That's what it reminded me of as well. I think it would look better with the lower grille removed and a grille placed on the upper part. Lack of hatchback is disappointing, too.

Now let's get cranking them and Bolts out so I can buy a used one for $10k in a few years.
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Hopefully they laminate it like windshields.
they do.....multiple times. it's discussed in the first drive video.

some on here just like to look at pictures and *****......God forbid they use google to look up the FACTS before the post.
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....and yeah, the tesla driver discussed the availability of a sunshade as a option. but again, you'd have to watch the first drive video......

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