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Old 01-12-2018, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default R&T reviews the Tesla Model 3

Is it the holy grail that @Mike K believes?

Tesla Model 3 Test Drive, Review - First Drive With the New Tesla Model 3

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The Model 3 proves that Tesla is thinking far beyond the edges of the Model S and X. Stepping out of the 3, you realize that, as far as the S and X pushed the envelope, they were always meant as intermediaries, stepping stones designed to draw people away from comfortable convention and into the future of the automobile. Previous Teslas defined themselves by the standard paradigms: Sports car, luxury sedan, flashy crossover.

The Model 3 is Tesla at its most unabashed. Itís an automaker finally willing to abandon the skeuomorphism of a false radiator grille, the tradition of a driver-oriented gauge panel. Itís as daring today as the Volkswagen Beetle was in the days after World War II, as dedicated to unconventional solutions as old-days Saab.

Itíll take years to find out whether Tesla can make the electric car ubiquitous. The Model 3 is the right car for the taskóbut accomplishing this feat will require building them in the hundreds of thousands, at a level of quality the newcomer automaker has yet to master.

If Tesla can hack it, Von Holzhausenís dream may yet come true. People will look at a Tesla and they wonít wonder what propels itóbecause, if the plan works, electric cars will be the new norm.
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Disclaimer, I jumped to the bottom so I have no idea what the rest of the article says.
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Why didn't they put a HUD in it? That's the only thing I don't get.
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Why didn't they put a HUD in it? That's the only thing I don't get.
Thank you. It needs it
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How about a dash?
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I'd love this car to have a gauge cluster in front of the driver, then I'd consider it. Call me weird, but I just need it.
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GM is making an electric car with no steering wheel, who needs a dash?
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Because its an autonomous car. Thats a bit different
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Isnt that how the saying goes?
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I'll give you an A for effort.
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Where is your other hand?
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@Mike K sent me a text on my way home yesterday that simply said "Masturbate"

He must send you the same ones?
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Mine come with a pic of his tiny tesla model 3.
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I was supposed to send him pics last night and forgot.

We were talking about the length of our "batteries".
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That may explain why he didn't reply.... hrm
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Why do people always have to use big words that no one knows just to make themselves feel better
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In context, I understood what it meant, I just had no idea that was even a word. I agree, it looks weird just having that area filled in. They really need to do something more aesthetic than just filling it in with panel. I don't have any ideas, but something to make it look less boring.
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Solid review. I just can't get excited about the interior. It doesn't look luxurious to me.
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Is it supposed to be?
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