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Instead of Twenty Questions, how about twenty hints?

wcalvin

Member
Apr 3, 2013
310
16
Seattle WA USA
[I will keep updating and rewriting the list, to boil it down to 20.]

Q: So what’s this new car of yours?
A: Guess. I’ll give you some hints.

  1. If you like a car that goes from a purr to a throaty roar, it will disappoint. But the acceleration is so strong and smooth and silent that my passengers think it has "warp drive." Yet it doesn’t even have a muffler.
  2. No automatic transmission. No clutch. Indeed, no gear-shifting at all, even for reverse. You also don't need to use the brakes very much.
  3. Every morning, you discover that it’s good for 250-300 miles from overnight refueling. And the maximum fill up costs you only $5-10, not $60--and refills are free along many Interstates.
  4. It seats five to seven. And has luggage space to rival a Town Car.
  5. But it is not a van or a crossover. Indeed it has better aerodynamics than any other car in production.
  6. It has a lightweight aluminum body. But it weighs more than many light trucks.
  7. Someone drove one through a concrete wall at high speed and walked away uninjured.
  8. It never leaves oil drips on the garage floor. Or needs an oil change. You can safely leave it running in the garage with the door shut while taking a nap.
  9. Before leaving for the parking lot, you can turn on the heating or A/C from your smartphone app. It will even show you the walking route to an unfamiliar parking spot.
  10. [Propose more. Revise ours.]
The idea is not to give away the game; no mentions of missing gas tank or tailpipes or emissions.

 
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Jason S

Model S Sig Perf (P85)
Apr 20, 2012
1,590
208
Rocklin, CA
No, I can't show you the engine or radiator fill cap. But I'll be happy to open the front and back hatches if you want to help me look.

It is built in California and includes parts from Panasonic and Mercedes Benz.

It is mostly aluminum.

... Name some celebrities that have one?
 

neroden

Model S Owner and Frustrated Tesla Fan
Apr 25, 2011
14,676
62,627
Ithaca, NY, USA
Q: So what’s this new car of yours?
[*]It never leaves drips on the garage floor.
You should see the muddy slush on my garage floor today, dripping out of many points on the car's wheel wells and drains.

Anyway, hmm...
"You can safely leave it turned on in the garage with the door shut. As long as you like." <--(This is particularly good at perplexing people.)
"The heat comes on as fast as the A/C -- within one second."
"It has a lightweight aluminum body. But it weighs more than many trucks."
"Someone drove one through a concrete wall at high speed and walked away uninjured."
"It has extremely powerful brakes. But I probably won't use them much."
 

arg

Supporting Member
Aug 22, 2012
1,794
1,749
Cambridge, UK
9.No automatic transmission. Indeed, no gear-shifting at all unless you count reverse.

I would write "no gear-shifting at all, even for reverse" (since reverse is done electrically rather than by gear shifting, and because it sounds more mysterious that way)
 

AudubonB

One can NOT induce accuracy with precision!
Mar 24, 2013
8,028
26,331
You can safely leave it parked in the 100º sun with your malamutes in it, as in our window statements (apologies for the incorrect url!):
DSC_7235.JPG
 

AudubonB

One can NOT induce accuracy with precision!
Mar 24, 2013
8,028
26,331
Tesla.com ?
Yeah yeah yeah...I did apologize....look at my first line.
You can make believe that I inserted that in order to catch any copycats.
:)

Or maybe my wife created the poster.
Or Aurora or Borealis. They're horrible writers.
 

woof

Fluffy Member
Apr 30, 2009
1,576
1,756
Or Aurora or Borealis. They're horrible writers.

Hmm, nope. Not buying that excuse. If your pups were to have done it , they'd have written "We are very comfortable." Also, with the advent of desktop publishing software, it's very easy for even those without hands to publish beautiful prose.

After all, on the internet, no one knows.... (see sig!)
 

Gynob001

Closed
Aug 1, 2013
171
12
Orlando
No need to tint the car windows-you want other drivers to see you!
Women-there is enough space in the central console to keep a good sized purse.
You can find where you parked your car easily using the app.
You can "fill" the juice, even from an ordinary electric wall outlet, don't have to go looking for a gas station. There are many free charging places around!
With a 17" monitor, you are just one click away from many controls.
 

Chris Naps

Member
Jan 4, 2014
182
0
New Jersey
An excellent car choice if one is possibly a Buddhist monk and prefers meditating while someone else drives. There is practically no noise when compared to an ICE. This helps the meditation process. It adds adds less stress because one can think clearly now.
 

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