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  • 2013 Automobile of the Year: Tesla Model S

    Interesting….an electric car that works!
    The price tag puts it out of reach of the average consumer (although a new Ford Explorer is now pushing 40 grand...) and I’m not convinced that it can handle all the climates of the 50 states…but it sounds like a real electric car.

    I guess if nothing else, they at least DID something with OUR money…

    http://www.automobilemag.com/feature...tesla_model_s/
    Last edited by andy30thz; November 2, 2012, 08:00 AM.

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    interesting.
    funny they mention the little boxer cars available..they aren't stupid.

    I found it odd they have to stand alone, like a boxer.
    ambiguous I guess.

    if gm or ford or dodge split across themselves the undertaking a flat four, a flat six, and teslas leap into electric..
    they'd still be doing better than a fake double numbered HP in a sideways four banger doing donuts with a giant sitting in the back seat to fit...posted all over you tube with drama.

    ..and kids still buy the stuff.
    Last edited by Barry Donovan; November 2, 2012, 10:46 AM.
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    • #3
      Excellent observation!

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      • #4
        I got a chance to look closely at one of these at the Tesla store in a mall near melast week. A really amazing car, especially at the base price around $60K. By no means cheap, but it makes other four doors in that price range look like quaint antiques of the 80's.
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        • #5
          don't believe it

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          • #6
            I'm with Jim. Myth.

            Nine year old company and you know how many I have seen? I hear the tooth fairy drives a roadster.
            Last edited by Beagle; November 2, 2012, 12:47 PM.
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            • #7
              There are plenty of Tesla sports cars around here. I know of at least of my clients who have them.
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              • #8
                There is a Fisker Karma around here . It would be great with an LS motor in it. Stupid ass electric cars, how about a good electric riding mower thats affordable even a push mower that was strong and worked well would be great.

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                • #9
                  I'd like an electric dishwasher and clothes dryer - if someone could come up with something like that I'd be all over it!
                  -dulcich

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                  • #10
                    I thought car of the year went to a car that was actually a production car, not vaporware, and hand-built cars.
                    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                    • #11
                      I wish someone would invent an electric toaster. That would be great, just put a couple slices of bread in and get real toast ready for strawberry jam right out!
                      -dulcich
                      Last edited by dulcich; November 3, 2012, 05:55 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
                        I thought car of the year went to a car that was actually a production car, not vaporware, and hand-built cars.
                        I agree. I'm not impressed with this. I doubt this will result in new showrooms being flooded with new customers........
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
                          I thought car of the year went to a car that was actually a production car, not vaporware, and hand-built cars.
                          Kind of like winning a Nobel Peace Prize for what it 'could' do. Just a hollow prize that dimishies the value and integrity of the prize.

                          Saw one at the Morro Bay car show during the anti-tour this year.
                          Escaped on a technicality.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TheSilverBuick View Post
                            Kind of like winning a Nobel Peace Prize for what it 'could' do. Just a hollow prize that dimishies the value and integrity of the prize.

                            Saw one at the Morro Bay car show during the anti-tour this year.
                            had to go there
                            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                            • #15
                              Elon Musk is blah.

                              Anyone see the over-the-shoulder filming of when he met Bob Lutz (at SEMA)?

                              I think it was part of a documentary on electric cars...

                              Musk looked like :

                              A. a deer in the headlights
                              B. a kid at school who wanted to sit at the cool kids table
                              C. a new hire who would stop at nothing short of butt-sharking to impress the boss
                              D. a mono-syllabic dork who's vocab is over-extended by the phrases "uh-huh", "mmm.. really?", and "yes, of course"

                              I appreciate what Tesla is trying to do, but holy crap, it sure seems like they half-ass it in the quality department. IMHO, from what I saw in that documentary.
                              Last edited by Caveman Tony; November 3, 2012, 09:07 AM.
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