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Don't open your FWDs in NYC!

Discussion in 'Model X' started by dkim12, Jan 30, 2017.

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  1. dkim12

    dkim12 Member

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    Especially if the X has recently been washed. I felt like a D list celebrity with the stares and phone cameras directed at me. I'm pretty much a big deal now, or so I told my wife.

    It's a strange feeling seeing all the smiles as you drive by or when opening the FWDs and people jumping in the street to snap a quick pic.

    Next time I'll be ready... I'm taking my DSLR camera and will take pictures of the picture takers.
     
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  2. Matt125

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    Your photos will be popular on this forum! Would you mind also sharing the specs of your car? What battery size, options etc?
     
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    Obsidian black / tan
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    Every option checked
     
  4. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    People in Irvine (Orange County) are use to it, probably 10 Model X owners in my neighbor
     
  5. RRM998

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    The last time I had my MX washed, the guys at the entrance to the car wash tunnel stopped the line, came out to me and asked me to open the FWDs. And then called over everyone else who was working there to check it out. The manager apologized for them asking me to open the doors but of course I didn't mind in the least.


    The Model X's Falcon Wing Doors certainly attract attention!
     
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  6. Lipsyte

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    I was afraid of this before pulling the trigger, but the X is pretty much everywhere around LA and I never experienced this. It was a bit of a relief. The most I got is the usual "Oh, It's pretty cool!".
     
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    andrewket Well-Known Member

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    In December I was driving through Times Square. I briefly thought about pulling into the middle area and running the xmas Easter egg. I quickly came to my senses, but it would have made for a great picture.
     
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  8. CmdrThor

    CmdrThor Active Member

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    Did they get pictures of your paint swirls after you exited the tunnel? ;)
     
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    So far 1 lady asked to take picture of the car at the library parking lot. Then there are random people coming over to chat. I always hear people talking about the doors when passing by. I sometimes park further to avoid unnecessary attention but every time I did, it ended up someone was actually walking right up to the car next to mine and started talking about the car. Yes this is in LA.
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I think some guy in my neighborhood is a Tesla employee. Will try to get a pic of him but I have seen him walking around with a black shirt that says Tesla on it in red. Is that a employee shirt or just something from the accessory site? I got a jacket and t-shirt when I picked up my X but its different compared to the shirt he was wearing.

    If he is really an employee, that would be awesome especially if he works in service.
     
  12. cstromme

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    Man you Americans are spoiled. I keep hearing about people getting jackets and t-shirts, and that fancy box the key comes in. Never heard of anyone in Norway experiencing the same.
     
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    I got a mug and an umbrella (not complaining). I WISH I would have gotten one of those nice jackets!
     
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    I'm in the USA. I got a key box, but that's it, not even a license plate frame.
     
  15. Lipsyte

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    Same here, I actually love my mug. The umbrella however.... SoCal.... probably won't be of much use.
     
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    America First! Because it's clearly the 'Greatest'! ;)
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Don't open your FWDs in NYC!

    I see you belong to the Wet Paint school of thread naming.
     
  18. dkim12

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    not sure if that's an insult or compliment so I had to look it up on urban dictionary. I did not like the urban dictionary definition at all haha
     
  19. PedanticOne

    PedanticOne MyTesla Refresh Champion

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    I have such a shirt, and I'm not an employee. I got mine at shop.tesla.com.

    I did see a car the other day with a mfg plate, so *that* is probably an employee :)
     
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    FWIW the last loaner I had wore a MFG plate...
     

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