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Old 05-22-2019, 09:16 PM   #1211 (permalink)
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:13 PM   #1212 (permalink)
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In the 1980s,Ford was still using holdover components from the 1964-1/2 Mustang on their new Mustangs.American Motors was famous for this trick.
Which was based on the 1960 Ford Falcon. The front suspension, maybe with aftermarket tubular A-arms, made into a lot of street rods and customs.

No love for the humble Beetle? At the end of production there must have been holdover parts from the 1940s. Maybe the fuses?

On my 1959 Rambler, the door window frames were an identical extrusion, and the front and rear bumpers were identical. The carburetor bolted to the flat head and the exhaust pipe clamped directly onto the block.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:38 AM   #1213 (permalink)
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It is actually a quote from a Monty python skit regarding ridiculous British ministerial departments.
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:38 AM   #1214 (permalink)
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Someone took delivery of a Standard Range Model 3 which is a de-facto Standard Range + with software locked features. Earlier 'Standard range' Model 3s were +es but did not have locked features, but this one has so Tesla programmed these.

https://electrek.co/2019/05/26/tesla...cked-features/

Except for immersive sound. The Standard has it too. Did they forget to lock it or just not care?
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:51 AM   #1215 (permalink)
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Will people who took possession of an earlier base/standard range model, but who received all the SR+ capabilities, have their cars downgraded at some point?
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Old 05-27-2019, 12:17 PM   #1216 (permalink)
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I don't think so.
In a way they would get what they paid for, but you don't want a situation where you can't accept upgrades that make your car better because they'd also make it much worse?
If their cars are actual SR+ there's nothing to worry about.
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I've heard that the owners were told the features would be disabled in the future, but I haven't heard reports of this happening. Tesla doesn't want to sell the cars, so if the numbers are low enough I don't think they care.
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The Bloomberg tracker has ended...
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/t...3-vin-tracker/
But you can fill in an owners survey. And it has some nice graphics, and the remaining stats got an upgrade.
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:08 AM   #1219 (permalink)
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The Bloomberg tracker has ended...
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/t...3-vin-tracker/
But you can fill in an owners survey. And it has some nice graphics, and the remaining stats got an upgrade.
I wonder how long that little "VIN factory" animation running in the background will need to go before it brings my browser to its knees.

EDIT: After 4 minutes it stopped making the tags fall down... we'll never know.
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"How to get a Tesla Model 3 for $78.39 a month [not really--at all]"

This millenial decided to price a Model 3 and made an impulse decision to go ahead and buy it. If you don't want a black exterior, it costs up to $2,500 extra.

He said "Forget that."

If you don't want a black interior it costs $1,000 extra.

Forget that.

Extra for wheels?

Nope!

$3,000 to keep you in your lane?

Yes please!

$5,000 for autopilot?

No way! I will do that myself!

Doesn't autopilot come with the lane-keeping feature?

His $35,000 Tesla came to $40,000, but they claimed it was under $30,000 because of the federal and California rebates, and then estimated gas savings. He was about to pay cash, because everyone has that kind of pocket change, but they offered to finance it at 3.75%, and he said "Of course I will pay interest!"

So, at the very end, after wasting twelve minutes of our lives, he said that with the rebates, and two different business deductions that he can make, but most of us probably couldn't, it worked out to $78.39 a month.

One of the top comments was "What about years 2 - 6?"

So, please stop by, and leave a downvote!


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