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Old 07-12-2018, 03:09 AM   #461 (permalink)
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Always appreciate reviews of any sort, but owner reviews should be regarded with an extra grain of salt, since owners tend to look through rose-colored lenses and thereby confirm their choice.

The 100D has a 0-60 of 3.6 seconds compared to Model 3 time of 4.6 seconds. That's fairly significant, and should be plainly obvious to any driver.

I'm sure that for $40k+, the Model 3 is a very nice car.
There's rose colored reviews and there's bad press. We can take all at face value.
This owner is obviously happy with his Model 3, but as he compares several things point by point I thought it wasn't too bad.

He knows the Model S is faster, but also mentions it does not feel like that from the inside. You can feel acceleration but you can't feel speed or power.
A bigger car will seem slower than a small car just because of the longer wheel base; the time it takes before the rears hit the same bump as the fronts gives a false impression of speed or lack thereof to those accustomed to a different wheel base.

He does mention good things on the Model S, like the air suspension and the ability to raise or lower it; most notably, if you raise the suspension to clear a driveway entry it will remember the location and raise automatically from then on.

He mentions Tesla might do a complete refresh of the Model S, but as for now and value for money counting, he prefers the Model 3.

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Old 07-12-2018, 04:07 AM   #462 (permalink)
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Are the interior door handles mechanical?
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The intended handles are not, but there is a mechanical override which does open the door. Tesla warns against using that habitually as it might cause damage.
(from memory; I saw this in another youtube vid a month or so ago, so I cannot provide a link)
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Musk is saying the ramp up to 10,000 Model 3's per week will happen very quickly; now that the production line is working well.

Also, Tesla is going to start building a new Gigafactory, that will be doing FULL production of cars - from materials to finished cars, for batteries and everything. This could double their production in as soon as 5 years.
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Yes - where they will sell a lot of cars.
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Musk is saying the ramp up to 10,000 Model 3's per week will happen very quickly; now that the production line is working well.

Also, Tesla is going to start building a new Gigafactory, that will be doing FULL production of cars - from materials to finished cars, for batteries and everything. This could double their production in as soon as 5 years.
From what Jack over at EVTV is saying, Elon has a kind of 'preferred' status in China. The Tesla Model S and the Tesla Model X are status symbols for those who have 'made it' ... and the Chinese government has exempted TESLA from having a chinese partner for production.

I'm sure that Elon could raise another few Billion $$$ with a couple more tweets ...

There is likely a bit of bias in Jack's report, but I can't find any holes in the facts as reported.
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Annoying background noises that persisted through various shots gone at 1:27:29

At 1:30:26 a train rolls by. He lives closer to a railroad track than I do!
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