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Downside of Tesla Ownership...

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by LosAltosChuck, Oct 9, 2017.

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  1. LosAltosChuck

    LosAltosChuck Member

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    Three times this weekend while stuck in a rental Toyota Camry, I parked and walked away from the car, engine still running, key still in the ignition. Sheesh.
     
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  2. Uncle Paul

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    Not the first...won't be the last.

    Tesla ownership changes people.
     
  3. Snerruc

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    Doing the same thing now with my daughter’s Acura.
     
  4. kort677

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    that happened to me once, I borrowed my son's car and when returning it to him I parked it on the street and walked away with the engine running, it ran for over 3 hours until we returned to retrieve it.
     
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  5. GregKo

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    I drive an X and my Wife an S. Many times when we switch for the day, I hunt around the screen looking for the "open door" button... Also, while walking up to the car I'll pause because I'm so accustomed to the door opening on its own...Quite funny!
     
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    An early sign of dementia? In psych test people are asked to remember three objects, distracted for short time and asked what were the three objects. If they cannot remember all 3 potential early sign
     
  7. Ugliest1

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    I'm currently driving a rented Jetta for a week while in Edmonton (BTW haven't seen any S or X here at all yet). Haven't walked away with the engine running, but I do have to pause for 5-10 seconds after parking to figure out what it is that I'm supposed to do (push the "off" button). I'm consoling myself that that's about how long it takes to plug a car in (when necessary). At least I'll only have to visit the (horrors!!) gas station once just before taking the car back to the airport.

    I have a whole list of other gripes about driving but I'll leave them out.
     
  8. Struja

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    That scares me because I've done it in my wife's RX, (only we GARAGE PARK) our cars all the time. Our garage is connected to our home, so I am creating a potentially life threatening situation with my forgetfulness.
     
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    get a carbon monoxide detector
     
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    So guys I am a Leaf and smart ED owner and wannabe tesla owner so I don't understand what's happening here. Does the Tesla turn off when you walk away from it or do you still have to push a button to turn it off like the leaf.

    Thanks.

    John.
     
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    While overseas I rented a Volvo XC60 - which suppose to be a great car! Just closing the door of that car was an effort..
     
  12. Daniellane

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    Yes,
    It drives me crazy too.
    I traded in my Toyota Hylander Hybrid for my Model S. When I drive my wife’s Prius, I invariably flip on the windshield wipers when I attempt to put it in gear. Can’t wait until we get the Model 3 we have reserved for her so we will have parity.
     
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    it shuts down when you close the door.
     
  14. Webeevdrivers

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    Really. That is just too freakin cool. God you guys pi$$ me off. Sigh.....
     
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  15. LosAltosChuck

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    More specifically, it shuts down if there is no weight on the driver seat and the door opens and closes. (Had to try this early on, when an older release of AP2 was refusing to work. I was too lazy to actually climb out of the car (on the road shoulder) so I just “levitated” off the seat and cycled the door.
     
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    a typically TMC pedantic response, yes you are 100% correct.
     
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  17. Webeevdrivers

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    Sigh. I really need to think about my plan of changing out my leaf for a new leaf in a few years.
     
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  18. kort677

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    the newer leafs look good if you can still live within it's newer/longer but small range.
     
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    #19 Webeevdrivers, Oct 10, 2017
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    Yah. Actually we do fine with the range we have on our 30 KWh 2016. 180 - 200 km. We are a couple of three years away from retiring and then we'll need more range. We'll look at the market then.
     
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  20. MorrisonHiker

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    It's totally automatic if you have the fob with you. You just walk to the car, get in and drive away. When you arrive at your destination, you just put it in Park and walk away. No buttons required.
     

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