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Does this happen to you ?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by electricity, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. electricity

    electricity Member

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    Every single day I go out on the Model X, people point at me, wave at me, people walk up to me and ask about the car. Yesterday a cop stopped me at a baseball game just to say "wow nice car" , all of the staff at the garage in the venue, today at the bank, absolutely everywhere and im not even talking about the few times i opened the falcon wings in public. Im a low key guy and would usually be against this attention, but i love the fact people are interested because its an electric car from such an innovative american company. It makes me very proud and feel honored to get to drive one of these things. Do u go through this daily also ?
     
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  2. flyhigh123

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    yes.... when the FWD open, it's unstoppable
     
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  3. xlpro

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    Yes,
    I own a Model S and it happens everyday! I even started a thread on it:
    Here's a link:
    Not a day goes by...
     
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  4. Pandamoanium

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    I wonder if this is going to happen to us. One thing you said stuck out because I was thinking this before buying the X. Tesla is an American company. I've never in my life wanted an American car. I've always wanted imports but Tesla changed all of that. Interesting to me and wonder how many others this has been the case for.
     
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  5. NovemberXray

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    Yep, even at home people walking or driving by will stop to look, and if I'm outside, ask questions. :)

    This is also my first American car. Very cool! Sure is a fun way to help accelerate the transition to sustainable transport!
     
  6. electricity

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    It will. With me its a daily routine. I haven't thought much about the american part since I used to have a Mustang :D
     
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    less than 1 week of ownership and have only opened fwd once in public...no one around to gawk, but i know they will come!
     
  8. vangogh

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    Had that experience for the first few months of ownership but Tesla's and now X's are becoming commonplace in the Bay Area...
    That being said...opening the FWD's still can draw a crowd...
     
  9. dprisoner

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    My current car (as I await my X) is a 1971 Mini 1000, with right hand drive. It's a bit of a rust bucket, but the Smiles Per Hour that I get on the road is massive. Also, being right handed, other drivers will ask me questions at stoplights.

    I expect this will not happen so much with the X. Mostly because I'm in Tesla's backyard, but also because I'll be keeping the windows closed most of the time...
     
  10. GoCanes

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    When I'm in a hurry, I will go to great pains to avoid opening the FWD or frunk in a busy parking lot - because it usually attracts a crowd that want to stop and talk about it! The novelty of it is not going to wear off for some time!
     
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    I'm pretty sure people get whiplash when they turn so quickly to see the doors open. Besides that, the car goes mostly unnoticed by the public in general. I think people in my area just don't even know that Tesla exists. Still lots of thumbs ups and smiles from EV fans though.
     
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  12. AMPd

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    Not really, that's how common they have become around here.
    In the last month I'd say I've gotten maybe one or two "nice car, I love Teslas" comments
     
  13. captaintessie

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    Yeah. Me too. It's a dime a dozen out here. I see at least 5 a day from home to office and I have about a 10 mile drive. 4 on my block including mine. Too funny.
     
  14. Camera-Cruiser

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    Yes, but even in my S, in LA and Orange County I'll get questions or looks.

    Last week, I was about 30 feet away from the car waiting for my daughter, and a guy parked next to me, got out, walked 5 feet, turned around and walked around the car twice, crouching down and checking out the car. Turned, waked another 10 feet and looked back at it, before going on his way.

    I enjoyed the little show.
     

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