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High Gear Media: Roadster Sport dislikes

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  1. TEG

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    I wouldn't say it has "very wide tires"...
    But most cars without power steering (of which there are few) don't weigh as much.
     
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    I guess that video goes along with this:
     
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    And things they did like:



    Umm, there was no 2009 Roadster... Must have been a 2008 they tested before.
     
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    Overall I think they are well done and he does capture the good and not so good. The car is not perfect but is is a blast to drive.
     
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    I thought it was a very fair review as well. On the storage issue, it should be pointed out that the trunk space is much better than the Elise it's based on. I'm not sure you can even fit a small briefcase in the Elise's trunk.
     
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    Yes, a fair review, but in a Roadster of any sort, shouldn't one exepect the minor quibbles of a lack of storage space, no power steering, and the overall cost of the vehicle?

    They were bang on about the J1771 issue though...
     
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    I don't see why Tesla couldn't have started delivering the Roadster 2.5s with J1772 and then had it as a paid upgrade for earlier cars. I guess they are running a tight ship and didn't want to divert any resources. Hopefully they'll look into it at some point but I agree, valid point in the review.
     
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    #4 and #5 of the dislikes are effectively the same (they charge for the UMC and they charge too much for the car).

    But, that's OK - it's clear they're having to stretch to find things they don't like.

    I would have added that looking cool while getting in and out of the car is hard. One of my neighbors is a part-time ballerina, and she literally floats out of the car. I'll have to get a video of that to share someday....
     
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    Entirely agree David...
     
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    Overall the videos seemed fair to me.

    The cost of the Roadster really isn't something that should be complained about as it was designed as an attention-getting sports car to bring attention to Tesla and EVs in general. I think having to buy the J1772 adapter is a valid complaint, though.
     

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