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A Love Story: Model 3 is so good, monster truck drivers want to finger it

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Pkmmte, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Upscaleman

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    Someone needs to pick up the pace in the fast lane of the 405.
     
  2. Magnets!

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    In my opinion, AP caused this issue. It has happened to me, AP brakes too aggressively and leaves too big of a gap. The truck behind could see the car in front of you and wasn't expecting you to brake so hard and then accelerate so slowly...not in character with the way 95% of the people drive in that area. He thought one of two things....you shouldn't be in the fast lane driving like that or you thought he was tailgating and you brake checked him. Either way, an AP fail. Between AP and all the Teslas out there testing blind spot detection on the freeway, we're spreading a lot of Tesla goodwill....
     
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  3. Joshan

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    It is not an AP fail, it is just driving safely. Technically thats how we should all be driving. Try taking a driving test and rides people ass and drive reckless and see if you get a renewal.
     
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  4. Upscaleman

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    Try driving on the 405 and dealing with an idiot in the fast lane with 20 miles of traffic backed up behind him.

    You know why it's called the 405? No matter where you want to go, it takes about 4 o' 5 hours.
     
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  5. Upscaleman

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    True fact - Los Angeles is an hour and a half drive from Los Angeles.
     
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  6. TrumpetTitan

    TrumpetTitan Model 3 Performance

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    Since we're talking about rules commonly broken that OP didn't even come close to breaking, what's the deal with roundabouts? Why is it that every time I go round one to effectively make a left turn, someone will just blast right in, not yielding?
     
  7. Upscaleman

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    Given the number of people that can't drive in a straight line properly, I am not surprised at the failure rate of the average driver when it comes to roundabouts.
     
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  8. ReddykwRun

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    I realize this is over a year old but why are you not allowed to have a dash camera inside your own personal vehicle? Just curious. I've seen some models that blend covertly right into the rear view mirror housing.
     
  9. Leafdriver333

    Leafdriver333 Somewhat Active Member

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    So the truck driver was upset because he taught the Tesla driver brake checked him for no apparent reason.
    I would be upset also if I didn't know about phantom braking.
     
  10. Kilotango74

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    Lol I guess you never drive in any sort of “traffic”. Where I’m at it don’t matter what lane you are in people will always be trying to pass you. Do you suggest I swerve around from lane to lane? In the video the car in front was obviously going slower, is that the fault of the OP? Idiots like monster truck driver always seem to think their “hurry” trumps other people’s safety and they think it’s ok to act like idiots. Watch the video again and observe how fast the truck driver comes up on the OP’s bumper. Not necessary and frankly reckless. OP didn’t do anything wrong except have the audacity to be in front of the Raptor and that guy with the small penis was obviously compensating.
     
  11. Kilotango74

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    LOL. I get passed on the right side every day in CA. Sometimes even when I’m in the far right lane. That $hit don’t matter here at all. Lol
     
  12. groovidad

    groovidad Living the Dream!

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    You won't like driving in the land of Aloha, then. HOV lane, everyone uses, regardless if you're by yourseelf. It also doubles as the "fast lane" so, everyone uses. If you come up behind a car in the "fast lane", no one moves to the right to allow you to pass....no one. Like the locals say, "Brah, dis ain't da Mainland"......and they're right!
     
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  13. Bill Foster

    Bill Foster I'm going home!

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    Some people have way too much time on their hands
     
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  14. hydro 481

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    OP please stop fantasizing about getting fingered by truck drivers.
     
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