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Front End... Hmmmmmm

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by bigbear, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. bigbear

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    I started this thread because I'm seeing some posts and tweets that aren't raving. I can't say I hate it, but when I first saw it I didn't know what to think. I still don't know. It's not a deal breaker for me, I still want one when they are CPO's in 5-6 years. But, I'm a little, just a little, disappointed.
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  2. jdevo2004

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    It just plain sucks.
     
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  3. zambono

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    It's like a baby panamera, and the front is the only decent part of the panamera.
     
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  4. aznt1217

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    Panamera + Ferrari California + Model X

    I like it
     
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  5. eclipxe

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    I love the front
     
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  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Zero FX Stealthfighter

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    okay... I know this is hard... REALLY HARD... but. Just for a moment, think about what the Chevy bo---wait for it... Bolt. That compared to the model 3 is like comparing a golf cart to a Ferrari. just sayin'
     
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  8. mfontanilla

    mfontanilla EV Enthusiast

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    This is exactly how I feel. Couldn't put in words better than this.
     
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  9. eloder

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    I love it, reminds me a lot of the Roadster front end, with a flair of Model X.

    Nosecones belong on dino cars. I always thought the Model S front end would look better with a MX-like revamp.

    The front end has quite the aggressive look.
     
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  10. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    I'm thinking they blurred it on purpose, and they'll bring out a new front end for the reveal, part 2
     
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  11. PaulJB

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    I was a bit weirded out by the Model X when I first saw it, so I'm going to give it some time. First impression was a little underwhelming though. They could still change it a bit before production, so who knows.
     
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  12. Dutchie

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    Oh come on, it is a great car. Things might need a little tweaking. I am sure you will get used to it. I was wowed, the roof, interior specs, price, Amazing!
     
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    It's amazing...they've done a great job!!!
     
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  14. zambono

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    Price and specs nice, design questionable. Will have to see in person for final judgement
     
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  15. JCLeonard

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    The lack of a grill is what seems to throw people (me included) off a bit. My whole life I have stared at cars with grills. Boring ones, cool ones, classic ones, etc. When I see the Model 3 front end I like it, because I understand why they likely did it.. reduce drag, increase range. I'm in.
     
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  16. boiler81

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    I must agree the front end will take some getting use to:(. I like the sloped hood, but the blunt front end needs something, even if it's a faux grill. Why didn't they include the model X slit grill in the blunt nose. It would have broken it up a bit.
     
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  17. Charles847

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    Front end looks inspired by a platypus.
    I still like the car overall. It will be amazing.
     
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  18. JuliaM

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    I like everything but the front end. It just seems unfinished. I am sure they will make some design improvements so it's not a deal breaker by any means. Definitely won't cancel my reservation.
     
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    Front is the best part of the car.
     
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  20. igotzzoom

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    Why continue with a vestigal appendix that serves no purpose? It's time to get people past the point of thinking that cars "need" grilles. I agree it does look a little different, but I applaud Tesla's boldness.
     
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