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Does anyone else still prefer to drive their gas cars?

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by itzkirb, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. itzkirb

    itzkirb Member

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    While I do like my Stealth Performance Model 3 I enjoy driving my gas sports cars MUCH more still. The Tesla serves its purpose as a commute car a few days a week.

    Any else feel the same?
     
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  2. MichaelP90DL

    MichaelP90DL Active Member

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    Seriously? No.
     
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  3. seattlite2004

    seattlite2004 Active Member

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    Yep....gotta pick the right tool for the job.
     
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  4. Puddles

    Puddles Member

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    Prefer? No.

    Enjoy? Yes. Our 6-speed GT is fun, especially if you have a hankering to troll Priuses.
     
  5. ewoodrick

    ewoodrick Well-Known Member

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    My Leaf is my commute car, the Model 3 is the driving car.

    Who needs that smelly gas!!!
     
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  6. RFernatt

    RFernatt Solar/EV Owner/Enthusiast

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    Same here. Leaf is the around town grocery getter.
     
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  7. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Active Member

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    I’m currently on vacation and I'm renting a convertible Mustang GT. It’s kind of fun in a perverse obnoxious way. I sure wish it was electric. Hopefully soon M3s will be a common rental car.
     
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  8. kkillebrew

    kkillebrew Banned

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    No. And It scares me now because when I get out of my "spare" ICE car I usually forget to turn off the key and end up leaving the car running.
     
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  9. VT_EE

    VT_EE Active Member

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    No way. I frankly can’t stand driving ICE vehicles now.
     
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  10. Webeevdrivers

    Webeevdrivers Active Member

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    Our smart ED is our boot around car, our leaf is our faithful commuter. Don’t own a Tesla yet...but am kinda glad I get to hang out here with the cool kids.

    :)

    No gas car to compare it to anymore. Not for the last 5 years.
     
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  11. Sparrow

    Sparrow S105/ Roadster 189

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    I am lucky enough to have a 2008 Tesla Roadster for my Sports car. I do not miss gas cars at all.
     
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  12. RFernatt

    RFernatt Solar/EV Owner/Enthusiast

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    Very cool! I had an '08 451 ICE smart for 6 years and really enjoyed it. But, I'm happy to power the house and a couple EVs with solar now. Still have a leased ICE SUV for the time being.

    You're always welcome to hang out here in my book. Besides, you'll join Team Tesla at some point. We're irresistible like that. :)

    I still pop over to the SCoA smart forum periodically to see who's getting into trouble lately. Good times in the smart going to events and decorating it for Christmas...
     
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  13. jerry33

    jerry33 (S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20

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    Haven't driven an ICE vehicle for almost seven years. Not sure I would know how to. I'd have to make a checklist before driving.
     
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  14. itzkirb

    itzkirb Member

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    I'd never give this up for a EV. Tesla is an addition, never a replacement.

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  15. linux-works

    linux-works Active Member

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    this is my first EV, just 3 months in.

    I dread the day I have to rent a car and it will likely be gas.

    I doubt I'll ever buy a gas car again.

    I'm over 50, I grew up with gas cars being the only thing around; and it did take me a while to catch on. I just don't see going back, at this point. there are enough EV choices for purchase and enough infra so that you don't *have* to have home charging.

    complexity, sound levels, smell: I can do without all that, thankyouverymuch ;)
     
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  16. destructure00

    destructure00 Active Member

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    Nope. Traded my BMW and haven't looked back. Driving my wife's GLE43 AMG is annoying.
     
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  17. SDRick

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    You are comparing a Porsche model GT3 RS to a model 3? Not quite fair and certainly not typical ICE.

    ICE is slowly dying. Loud obnoxious and inefficient. They only begin to get fun when really spun up at high RPM's. Imagine a GT3 with an all electric drivetrain, now that would be awesome! Hopefully the new Tesla roadster will compete making much of ICE begin to look somewhat prehistoric or at least old-school which it already is.

    Don't get me wrong, the Porsche is a beautiful, well engineered machine, but unless on the track my performance S will do many things that the Porsche cannot accept perhaps gain unwanted attention.
     
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  18. holmgang

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    If it sat 4 and was available where I lived, I'd have an Alpine A110...
     
  19. thefortunes

    thefortunes Active Member

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    Nope. Just unloaded our last ICE.

    When I want to have fun I drive the Roadster.
     
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  20. Zextraterrestrial

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    take the P3 on a muddy dirt road and drift it some....wont want to do that in the Porsche

    & really, you are comparing what and what? lol
    a car with a dial clock? WTF is that all about
     

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