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Old 01-10-2011, 04:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I hate it. Just the idea of a seven passenger car, to start with. And then why on earth sell it for less than half the price of the Roadster?
I LOVE the idea of a seven passanger car! How else am I supposed to haul around 4 kids and a dog?

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I LOVE the idea of a seven passanger car! How else am I supposed to haul around 4 kids and a dog?
...if the dog's BIG enough, remove the spare tire and use him as a "tow-home" device when necessary (wink,wink)!
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If you dump the rear seats and their occupants, you should have some decent luggage space.
If the battery is underneath the middle of the car, the lower space aft of the engine/transmission should be available for even more luggage.
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...sounds like the word "economical" has become the new euphemism for "expensive" (wink,wink)!

...must be a side-effect of eating TARP money.
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I don't follow your comment about TARP? How did Tesla have anything to do with that?

I like some things in the Model S chassis: the battery in the floor, the direct drive and the controller right next to it.

It is a *hatchback*, if you missed it...
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...sorry for my 'warped' sense of humor--I was only commenting on their very euphemistic use of the word "economical" to describe a vehicle costing $57K.

...and, as I recall, Tesla "dipped" into the TARP ("bail out" money) back when things first began to crash--maybe I'm wrong?
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You may be right... Yeah, even a $40K+ vehicle (Volt) is not "economical" in that sense.
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I LOVE the idea of a seven passanger car! How else am I supposed to haul around 4 kids and a dog?
Why would you want to haul around four kids?
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...sorry for my 'warped' sense of humor--I was only commenting on their very euphemistic use of the word "economical" to describe a vehicle costing $57K.

...and, as I recall, Tesla "dipped" into the TARP ("bail out" money) back when things first began to crash--maybe I'm wrong?
Tesla never got any TARP money AFAIK. Economical in this case really depends on perspective. Is it more economical than a $15k compact? Nope. But it's probably more economical than other vehicles in it's price range. That said, using the same idea the $15k compact isn't economical because someone can get a used version for $5k, and along the same lines they could get a used motorcycle for $1k, and a used bike for $100, or a beater bike for $free. By the time we're done the only really economical thing to do is ride around on our free bike eating only out of dumpsters!

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