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Dumb questions thread

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by TOBASH, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. TOBASH

    TOBASH Member

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    Well, I think its time. I keep hearing so many dumb questions that my cup runneth over.

    Let's all share and even invent a few new ones...

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    If it's electric, where does the gas go?

    How many miles per gallon?

    If you run out of charge, can you go to a gas station?

    How do you do a tune-up?

    A car like that can't be cheap [to operate], it must need 93 octane...

    Where's the muffler go?

    Is that the "new" Tesla?

    If it's electric I bet it is all show and no go.

    If it's electric, do you need tracks like a train?

    How many cubic inches is it?

    Will it fit a small block Chevy?

    Is it Turbo?

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    As far as my number one concern right now... I'm wondering if Elon Musk also screwed with the car to fake the emissions like Volkswagen did.:smile::cool::tongue:

    Best,

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  2. mkspeedr

    mkspeedr Member

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    I like - "I know it is electric but it still needs oil changes, right?"
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Model S owner: "When did Tesla start making this? I didn't know they had a new model."
     
  4. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    In the early days, Tesla had this motto:
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    Someone came up to a Tesla rep and asked "Where is the tank for all the rubber? What kind of rubber can it burn?"
     
  5. pcdefl

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    - so how many liters of gas does it take?
     
  6. Canuck

    Canuck Active Member

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    Actually, it does. But "not until 12yrs/150K mi":
     

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  7. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

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    I can't believe the overwhelming majority of people who think my 22-month-old 50,000km car is still "brand new" -- must be 70% of people who have questions. And that's sometimes not even just after I've washed it!
     
  8. Zextraterrestrial

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    why don't they put a generator on the axle so that it charges the batteries while you drive?
     
  9. LetsGoFast

    LetsGoFast Active Member

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    I know its a Tesla, but who makes it?
     
  10. ElectricLove

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    "Is that a Ferrari?"
     
  11. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Maybe not a totally dumb question, but a lot of "Is that an electric Lotus Elise?"
     
  12. supersnoop

    supersnoop Tesla Roadster #334

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    "Do the doors fold up?"
     
  13. gregd

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    Just last weekend: "What IS that?"
     
  14. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    OMG so often!

    My car is 5 years old... I also get that!

    This is the biggest problem when you get your car in Fusion Red...
     
  15. DaveD

    DaveD EVs Kick Gas!

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    And if your Roadster is painted yellow, they think it's a Lamborghini.
     
  16. wiztecy

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    "How fast does it go?" Typically young kids, and I rephrase clarify the question to "how quick can it go from 0-60..." and share its more important and realistic to go quick rather than fast as in top speed.

    I too get the "It looks brand new!" and I've never polished it since I bought it as well as its usually a day when its filthy. I believe due to the good looking lines of the Roadster that they're just blown away with the beauty no matter what condition its in.

    Also get the, "Is this Tesla's new car they just released?"

    And of course the, "Is that a Lotus?" as well as "What is that?"
     
  17. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    "What happens if it rains?" (when the top was off)
     
  18. MLAUTO

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    "WTF?" Usually after a few full power take offs getting away from the idiots with their cellphone cameras.
     
  19. DrGuest

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    How come they just don't put solar on the car's roof so it could just recharge that way?

    And its variation,

    How come they just don't put solar on the car's roof so it could just keep going and not, even need a charge?

    Hey you wanna trade your Tesla for my ........Insert their ICE Car Model Here .....?

    What do you do when you run out of electricity? My response,

    I have never run out of electricity, Have you ever run out of gas? Yes. What did you do?
     
  20. dhrivnak

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    +1 Yes I get this all the time. Usually by a VERY persistent person that goes into great detail on how it really will work.
     

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