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    Superchargers in Southern California (location speculation)

    Now that I better understand that Tesla pin on the map isn't exact I am thinking the Del Mar, CA location is likely to be near the Del Mar Fairgrounds as they will have the power infrastructure already piped into the area, space and some food/restrooms nearby. Not to many other locations to put...
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    Superchargers in Southern California (location speculation)

    Wait. I had to stare at it and then refresh my browser just to be sure I was seeing it correctly but does this state that Tesla is planning to put a Supercharger in Del Mar, CA... just a couple blocks from my home... in one of the busiest, most congested coastal areas in all of San Diego...
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    "Spaceship Steering" on the new Roadster?

    Variable assist steering is common in the automotive landscape but variable ratio is not. I'm not a fan of the idea of a variable ratio because driver and machine need to interface as one and having the ratio alternate is akin to having a golf club change length mid-swing. I want a static ratio...
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    "Spaceship Steering" on the new Roadster?

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned this but I guess Tesla forums is not exactly going to be chock-full of track rat, high performance car crazed types. Proper high-performance driving generally dictates never removing your hands from the steering wheel. So a circular steering wheel in theory is...
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    For a Luxury Car my Model S sure is noisy

    We have a MX and I did a test using a scientifically imperfect decibel meter app. Driving 45 miles an hour in two directions on the same road it averaged 66db. I did this test because I was suspicious that our Kia Soul EV was quieter and boy was it at only 60db. Granted the Kia Soul EV is the...
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    A week with Model X - Owner Review

    Yes, it appears so. Doesn't make much sense to me either. I do worry about Tesla as a company with what seems like almost braggadocious future plans of this nature. I also found it odd that they offered to pay for all of our gasoline usage of our Infiniti ICE loaner... Some $400 worth. I would...
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    Why does the P100D cost $42,500 more than the P100?

    Don't be baffled. Kia/Hyundai not only makes cars that are on par with both Toyota and Honda, they are arguably further ahead of both manufacturers in terms of technology and future tech. But most consumers are unaware of this simply because you'd have to follow the industry very closely to...
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    A week with Model X - Owner Review

    Update: After 3 windshield replacements and some minor wrestling with the overburdened San Diego Tesla Service Center we finally have our Model X back. What should have been a simple repair turned out to be much more complex. We had a misaligned drivers side sun visor which led to the...
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    A week with Model X - Owner Review

    Update: Well rumor is our Model X 75D will be returning to our stable tomorrow... after a month in Service. I had mentioned prior that we were given an Infinity QX80 loaner that was just about the most horrid and somehow hilarious mode of transport I have ever driven. Well, a week ago I could...
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    Vendor Tire Rack announces Closeout Pricing on Axis Allies wheels (21"x9')

    Doc... I have bought 3 sets of wheels and tires in the last month for various cars I own, not all of which are applicable to a year make and model scenario. (Custom, one-off cars) Tire rack's website tendency to not allow me to view the wheel prices without inputting a year make and model is...
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    A week with Model X - Owner Review

    Thought I would update my owner review as there is some decent content to add... Now I was going to make a joke about how an over the air update changed our Tesla Model X 75D into a 2016 Infinity QX80 but it just doesn't seem funny right now. See, I brought our Model X into the local service...
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    Model X P100D price to go up almost $10,000 4/24

    McRat is right... This is something I have been saying to people who comment that our new MX75 is "expensive". I tell them that is not true. It is The greatest value in an automobile since the Ford Model A. You have to step up to a Bugatti Chiron to keep up with a Tesla Model S P100D from 0 to...
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    Does going to 19" wheels improve range over 20"?

    The thing I'm waiting to see is someone range test a Model S or Model X with four space saver wheels and tires. They are about as light in low rolling resistance as it gets and I'm suspicious that they wouldn't produce any significant increase in range. Granted they are totally unsafe for...
  14. abikepeddler

    Model X Interior Design

    I really appreciate this thread and how everyone is so respectful in discussing this topic. Just wanted to say that. As a Model X 75d owner I have to agree that fit and finish and design is not the strong suit of these vehicles. I also agree that I actually appreciate the minimalist design ethos...
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    Kia Soul EV

    I don't think anyone think anyone has posted this yet. Bjorn, Tesla YouTube fame, just did an extended review the Kia Soul EV...

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