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2013 motortrend car of the year is...

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Briansol, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Briansol

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    love it love it love it. its really gorgeous in person. the fit and finish on the tesla cars is top notch.

    had a chance to drive the roadster awhile back when an IT buddy had a friend of a friend. the acceleration is amazing and its retarded quiet.
     
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    Not a fan

    I need to hear a motor to feel connected to the car

    I would imagine driving this would feel a lot like playing a video game w/the sound off...no feedback
     
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    A video game with 402hp and 306 torque right off the line at 0 rpm. A deaf person can appreciate a great car... We're just all about to lose our hearing. :)

    My only concern is apartment dwellers like myself... Where the heck do I plug it in? Every parking lot, garage, and meter needs to tie into the grid over the next few years/decades.
     
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    I want to drive one before I come up with an opinion.

    There are some in the mall next to my work. Might have to do some more ogling.
     
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    If you still live in an apartment, you should be spending 100 grand on a house, not a car. Just sayin'
     
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    :werd:

    We're about to start looking at our mortgage options, actually!

    All-electrics are getting cheaper and cheaper though. The Nissan Leafs of the world will be in the hands of lots of apartment people very soon.
     
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    Just another car 99% of people can't afford...price it in the mid 20's then im impressed
     
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    Nothing is in the mid 20s anymore.

    even a civic fully loaded is 27k.
     
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    For $90k, 402hp doesnt get me excited....


    Here's your drivetrain, looks like tons of fun:

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    Exhaust note, turbo's, superchargers, gear drives....the noise is part of the experience

    I can usually go 8 out of 10 in the parking lot stater game, i can pick out a Ford/Chevy/Dodge diesel just hearing the idle, there's nothing like the sound of a good motor
     
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    The range doesn't impress me much. 160-300 miles of range traveling 55mph. I'd like to see what these numbers look like at 75 mph, or on a hot day in a traffic jam, AC running. Who the hell drives 55mph?
     
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    I know a guy at work who has one. He drives about 80 miles a day, and most of it is faster than 85mph on the highway.

    He said he could go three days without charging it, without changing the way he drives.
     
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    This usually means good things... :popcorn:
     
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    I can get a fully loaded crz with manual trans for 24,495 (before ttl)
     
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    And a fully loaded Veloster turbo.
     
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    I'm seeing a lot of these around, haven't seen a single ad for them and didn't know they existed until recently.
     
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    those velosters are all over the place where i live... and most of them surprisingly are being driven by old people. geezers... and the turbo ones i see are the only one i see young people driving around in em.
     
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