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I'm seeing them on a daily basis, and its not the same one .. how many are there out there?

Tesla is wooing me .. the more i see them, the more like them ...

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Look awesome on the outside buy cheap on the inside IMO. They are all over the place up here
 

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They are everywhere here on the west coast of FL. See at least a few every day. If they can manage to stay in business and have success selling the Model 3 in 2017, it will likely replace my SS sometime down the road. It will be hard to say no to one that is $45K with some options.

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I'm up to seeing maybe 3-4 a week. That excludes my neighbor who owns one. And this is in Chicagoland, nothing like what you'd see out west.
 

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I had never seen one until vacationing in the Tahoe area a couple months ago. I saw 6 Model S's the first day. They do look nice in person.
 

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There's a few in my area here in CT. I see a black, white and silver one pretty regularly.
 
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They're pretty. They're quiet. They're nice inside.

Shame you can't get one with a V-8 and a stick.
The model S has a single speed transmission making a shift it yourself model quite comical. Lots of them here. Electric cars don't suffer power loss at altitude which is hugely attractive.
 

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The model S has a single speed transmission making a shift it yourself model quite comical. Lots of them here. Electric cars don't suffer power loss at altitude which is hugely attractive.
did you see the 0 - 60 stats? wow!!! the AWD hot rod ..
top speed is not important to me since jail suits and me do not agree!

Tesla is really making me rethink MY hard-line V8 ideology .. wow, THAT unheard of ...
the base model at $52K .. with options can take it to $100K ?
maybe a hack faux V8 to make the car shake & growl, and a make believe manual-shifter ..

Is it FREE refueling if you are close to Tesla plug?
is trunk big enough to carry a small portable Honda generator for long trips where there are not Tesla stations? woooo - that would make it a HYBRID!

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If you can afford a Tesla and you are diggin' 'em, then why would you own an SS? Why DID you buy an SS?
 
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did you see the 0 - 60 stats? wow!!! the AWD hot rod ..
top speed is not important to me since jail suits and me do not agree!

Tesla is really making me rethink MY hard-line V8 ideology .. wow, THAT unheard of ...
the base model at $52K .. with options can take it to $100K ?
maybe a hack faux V8 to make the car shake & growl, and a make believe manual-shifter ..

Is it FREE refueling if you are close to Tesla plug?
is trunk big enough to carry a small portable Honda generator for long trips where there are not Tesla stations? woooo - that would make it a HYBRID!

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All of the model S's are very fast. The AWD model is incredible off the line. Test drive one and see if you like it. I was very impressed, but I found the experience quite antiseptic. It was fast without being fun. I think it was lack of the visceral sensations I'm used to and enjoy, such as the thrum of the V8 engine. Akin to masturbation vs. sex, you get there either way, but the less efficient way is a lot more entertaining.
 

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If you can afford a Tesla and you are diggin' 'em, then why would you own an SS? Why DID you buy an SS?
IF i can afford it? Tesla S, base, is only about 11% more than SS base .. chump change difference ...

And, when i got the SS, the Tesla was but a toy for environment minded .. now i see it as probably viable transportation .. time will tell .. but i highly believe it is the NEXT future ...

the V8, as much as I and all of us here love it, is a dying breed .. the V8 may well be in the history books, museums, and car shows for our grand kids ...
the writings on the wall are autonomous transportation and no more driving licenses for the masses .. its coming ...
please notice the word "car" is absent ..

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All of the model S's are very fast. The AWD model is incredible off the line. Test drive one and see if you like it. I was very impressed, but 1. I found the experience quite antiseptic. It was fast without being fun. I think it was lack of the visceral sensations I'm used to and enjoy, such as the thrum of the V8 engine. 2. Akin to masturbation vs. sex, you get there either way, but the less efficient way is a lot more entertaining.
1. that is why i said: " .. maybe a hack faux V8 to make the car shake & growl, and a make believe manual-shifter .."

2. You really must watch "Demolion Man", the movie starting Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, & Sandra Bullock. .. quite a Dystopian future of a Utopian society ...


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They are everywhere. I see 5 different Tesla's every morning during my 6 mile walk with my wife, I see zero Chevy SS's. The Fremont factory is ~45 miles from where I live.
 

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They just opened a dealership in Charlotte and it's the strangest thing to look at. It's a normal large dealership building and lot but there are only ~5 Teslas parked across the entire lot. I assume that the actual dealerships that they have opened across the country don't get a lot of cars to sell at this point???
 

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They just opened a dealership in Charlotte and it's the strangest thing to look at. It's a normal large dealership building and lot but there are only ~5 Teslas parked across the entire lot. I assume that the actual dealerships that they have opened across the country don't get a lot of cars to sell at this point???


I have a feeling that when the $35-40k Model 3 is finally available, that lot will be well used. I'm pretty sure they will sell a lot of those.
 

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With gas so cheap these days, it is a tough proposition for Tesla. The battery/electric car tech moving so fast, I don't like my car being obsolete in a few years.
 

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I'll wait for plutonium. Golf ball size chunk should be able to power an average car for 8-10 years so I should get at least half that and no worries about needing a charging station.
 

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I'll wait for plutonium. Golf ball size chunk should be able to power an average car for 8-10 years so I should get at least half that and no worries about needing a charging station.
Ford Nucleon, 1958 ...
there is one a the Peterson Museum ...


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With gas so cheap these days, it is a tough proposition for Tesla. The battery/electric car tech moving so fast, I don't like my car being obsolete in a few years.
You are driving one already .. the SS ...
it was obsolete before the last one rolled off the assy line ...

the world is going electric, and progress is accelerating ...
the TESLA is not new tech, it is old tech, improving fast ..
GE was making Diesel-electric giant EARTH MOVERS, AWD, decades ago ...



i bet yo think HYBRID is new tech? ahhhh no no no ...

When the diesel-electric drive was accepted, the pace of development acelerated .. by 1925 diesel locomotives were in service in the United States .. today, an improved descendant of 1920's is:




Another name for a submarine? Electric Boat!
Watch "Daas Boot", the movie!
"General Dynamics Electric Boat is a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation. It has been the primary builder of submarines for the United States Navy for more than 100 years ..."

- CB, to answer your previous comments, although i do quote "public sources" in internet, its for my, as well as their protection, not due to lack of knowledge/experience .. Former employers/contractors: GE, GD, TRW, USAF, BOEING, AVCO (defense), BMO, Novell, Banyan, MS, etc., etc... .. so please ...



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