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Hypothetical: You get one free car... what car do you choose?

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by JRod0802, Nov 15, 2012.

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Which car do you choose?

  1. Tesla Roadster

    9.4%
  2. Tesla Model S

    79.7%
  3. Any other car in existence

    10.9%
  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    As much as a car like the McLaren F1 would be awesome, I would still have to go with Model S.
    I stopped lusting after anything powered by gasoline...

    Having a Model S would let me start developing custom apps for the dashboard screens. The "best in the world" electric drive-train plus customizable dashboard makes it my first choice.
     
  2. mikevbf

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  3. KBF

    KBF Model S 2017

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    I went with Roadster because I was able to convince my wife that the Model S was worth it. A genie is probably the only way I get a 2-seater sports car! :)

    Edit: and still have a happy wife=happy life
     
  4. anticitizen13.7

    anticitizen13.7 Enemy of the Status Quo

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    I voted for the Tesla Model S as well.

    I would take a standard Model S (non-Performance) with the following specifications:

    85 kWh battery
    Tech Package
    Sound Studio Package
    Active Air Suspension
    Parcel Shelf
    Twin Chargers
    High Power Wall Connector
    Pearl White Paint
    Solid Roof
    19" Wheels
    Textile Interior

    $88,050 price tag, $80,550 w' $7,500 Federal Tax Credit

    The 5.6 second 0-60 is fast enough for me. I prefer fabric seats, the lighter 19" wheels, and a lighter standard roof because moonroofs add weight to the top of the vehicle and may require maintenance down the road. So basically I am asking the Genie for all the options I want and minimal future cost.
     
  5. RDoc

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    1959 Cadillac Biarritz Convertible to give to my wife.

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  6. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    #26 brianman, Dec 23, 2012
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  7. gray

    gray Member

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    One interesting thing I learned about the Veyron from someone who sold one - it's got internet connectivity so that the car will report its performance statistics to VW technicians who are basically constantly monitoring it to ensure that it maintains its high level of performance. So the car is high-maintenence, but much of that goes on behind the scenes. The running costs will kill you though, just like a Ferarri.


    Personally, I'd be (very) happy with a R34 GT-R V-spec or an Autech Stagea (R34 wagon). I'd also accept a RS6 Avant. Alas, all the cars I want aren't available in the US.
     
  8. Raffy.Roma

    Raffy.Roma Active Member

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    #28 Raffy.Roma, Dec 24, 2012
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    I have chosen the Roadster because in a city like Rome it would be difficult to drive a big car like the Model S. I could change it in 2016 with a Gen III Tesla or even better with a Model R :)
     

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