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If Model 3 doesn't look better than this...

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Mr X, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Mr X

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    I might just end up keeping my Volt (or get a Model S). It pretty much looks like a mini Tesla already.


    But we'll see come the 31st!
     
  2. Candleflame

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    ha, it really does!
     
  3. MassModel3

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    Wow, I never noticed until now just how HUGE that shark fin antenna looks on the Volt! (Is Chevy compensating for something???)

    I can at least say with absolute certainty that the Model 3 will have nothing to do with those horrid things!

    The front of the volt is not very attractive, but otherwise there's only so much a manufacturer can do with overall shape to get the best mix of aerodynamics and utility out of a car. And still look like a typical car rather than a weird-mobile. But in all black, your Volt does have a bit of a coolness factor that I've never related to a Volt before. Except for that antenna...
     
  4. McHoffa

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    In all black it hides the ugly Chevy grill, and almost looks like it could be an Acura. Normally I think the new Volt is "eh" but I do like it like this.
     
  5. MsElectric

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    Not a fan of those all black wheels. Makes the wheels look like those tiny donut spare wheels on cars. When combined with the yellow calipers the yellow part looks like the warning label on a donut tire.

    I'm not a big fan of the blacked out look. I have no doubt the Model 3 will look much better than the Volt.
     
  6. Jamriman

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    Model 3 is going to blow away the Volt. I have a 2015 Volt and will most likely dump it for the new Tesla.
     
  7. Audrey

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    Of the non-Tesla options for AEV, I like the Volt's styling more than most. I think, despite Elon's claim on Twitter about something unfamiliar, the 3 will look quite similar to the S. But smaller, of course.
     
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    It'll look better. Trust me - I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night
     
  9. Justicepool

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    That's a sharp looking Volt!
     
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    with a 0.285 drag coefficient(2016 Volt) compared to Model 3 anticipated 0.20, can't see how they will look anything alike.
     
  11. PTADO

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    I honestly still prefer Gen 1 Volts over the new body style. The new ones are a mash-up between a Prius, Prius C, and a CR-Z. Gen 2 lost it's individuality IMO.
     
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    Personally after owning a Gen 1 Volt, I agree. Now it just looks like the previous gen Civic.
    I really enjoyed having a car that looked like it came straight from the Auto Show as a concept. The Volt was a "weird mobile" for sure, but I really enjoyed that car's styling.

    ONTO MODEL 3!!!
     
  13. trils0n

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    The tail lights look like Ford Focus lights. A whole lot of different styles of lines and shapes going on with the new Volt. Like it is cobbled together from many cars. End result isn't bad, but it lacks the cohesiveness of a good looking car like the Model S. Hopefully the Model 3 will be a strong, clean and cohesive design like the S and X.
     
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    To each their own. As far as Volt's go, it's not bad. My biggest gripe with it is the massive T-shaped battery that takes up half the interior space. Second-gen is slightly better with a nominal middle seat in the back, but let's face it, it's mostly for a child seat.
     
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    The 2016 Volt has the disadvantage of having to shoe-horn an ICE in the front and a fuel tank in the rear. Model 3 will have greater styling freedom with only a frunk up front.
     
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    remember the original volt concept? I'd stop dreaming of a model 3 if they just released it like this.
     
  17. ualdriver

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    I remember that Lutz jokingly stated that the Volt concept car would have had a better Cd if they ran it backwards through the wind tunnel : )
     
  18. FloridaGary

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    Holy Cow! How did it go from this concept design to the current Volt design? It's like 2 different cars! This design would have least got me in the door of a Chevy dealership, which I have never done in all the years I have been driving.
     
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    Yeah, I'm in the same spot as you, I never got into a Chevrolet dealership in all my years i've been driving cars !
     
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    It was easy for Chevy to recycle the old Cavalier Z24 body for the Volt.
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