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Empirical "evidence" that Model S is better than a Masserati

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by therealmach3, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. therealmach3

    therealmach3 Member

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    I texted my friend today and told him he had to come by and check out the Tesla. Apparently he had been living under a rock, because he hadn't picked up on the fact that I had gotten my Model S a couple of weeks ago ;-)

    He immediate responded with "I will trade you my Masserati for the weekend". He was quick to offer up his (brand new btw) gas guzzling beast, while I am still wondering if I can be without my baby for a whole weekend. So obviously Model S must be the better car.

    ... I might take one for the team on this one in the spirit of spreading Tesla love and convert another one o the light
     
  2. Desdi

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    Yea. "Take one for the team". It's a dirty job but someones gotta do it. :cool: Teslas are better in every way but a Maserati is still a Maserati. So you should just act reluctant and take him up on his offer for a weekend.

    Just say that you will hand over yours with a full battery and say that its okay if you get it back almost empty. And that should go for both cars ;)
     
  3. Cattledog

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    Do it. Look for Maserati on ebay on Monday.
     
  4. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Suggest a compromise of just one day, not two. your friend may not have proper charging capabilities at home so it may that may leave a bad taste.
     
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    I got a "thumbs up" from a Masserati driver the other day, I think they might have confused the Model S with a new Model Masserati :)
     
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    Krugerrand Active Member

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    I suggest you grin and bear it, and take one for the team. I also suggest you get yourself a bumper sticker to put on that Maserati that says: "My other car is Tesla."
     
  7. therealmach3

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    That'll be a hard bumper sticker to find ... because if you have a Tesla, would you realistically think anyone would have any other type of car also? :tongue:
     
  8. Krugerrand

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    Okay, so how about any sticker that says 'My other car is a ....." Then take a black marker, stroke out the offensive proper noun and write 'Tesla' in its place? Just don't draw outside the lines; wouldn't want to get any of the marker on the Maserati. That might be bad for your friendship. :biggrin:
     
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    Or could just replace his license plate frame with the one from the online Tesla shop. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1371954205.176723.jpg
     
  10. therealmach3

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    That is an AWESOME idea! It would probably take him weeks to realize. Done!
     
  11. Krugerrand

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    LOL! He'll be so happy to know you're 'friends'.
     
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    We should buy a couple of these to have on hand, that and Allen wrench/screw driver... to be on the lookout for a quick swap... for friends and neighbors that need a friendly (discrete) nudge! ;)
     
  13. therealmach3

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    One of my friends just bought a Ferrari. It makes me a little sad. You know, because friends don't let friends by Ferrari's. But now I have perfect way of making it work to my personal comedic benefit. I'm so happy right now.
     
  14. Aussie

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    The San Rafael service centre is just next to the local Ferrari/Maserati shop and there is a good deal of respect for each brand between the two facilities. Beautiful cars all around.
     
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    zdre 40kWh Model S P6415

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    I got a honk and thumbs-up from a Maserati driver and his passenger today on I-64! I am not sure what the model was. Custom plate said MZRATI :)
     
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    IMO, the closest thing to a Model S -- in terms of style and performance -- is a Maserati Quattroporte S. Makes you realize how underpriced the MS is if it's playing in that niche.
     
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    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    Maserati is launching the Ghibli in the luxury sedan segment. MSRP starts at 65K Euros, well above comparable Audi A6, BMW 5 series, or MB E 350 - but still below Model S which starts at 71k Euros over here.

    The picture struck me for its resemblance with Model S:
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    Link to article at Heise (in German): Wertvorstellung | heise Autos
     
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    It does look like the S except for the Buick holes in the side.
     
  19. brianman

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    The Maserati has a distinct "face" look to it. Like an devious Disney puppy. (I'm not saying it's a bad thing.)
     

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