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Los Angeles Test Drive Route

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by pgwoosley, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. pgwoosley

    pgwoosley Member

    Mar 21, 2008
    For people hoping to see a Tesla on the street in Los Angeles, here is the recommended test route:

    Go west on Santa Monica Blvd. for a short block, then
    North on I-405 for 1.6 miles
    Exit Sunset Blvd, Right on Sunset
    Right at 2nd traffic light on Veteran
    Right at 1st Traffic light on Montana
    Left on Supulveda (1.7 miles)
    Right at Santa Monica Blvd.
  2. chimpanzee

    chimpanzee Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    pasadena, ca
    #2 chimpanzee, Sep 6, 2008
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2008
    There's Mulholland Drive (nearby in the hills), which has some nice turns. I think there is a higher than average accident rate there as well..

    I was just at UCLA yesterday, & if you take Sunset east (from the 405) there are some high speed sections. (I attempted this on bicycle, but people were telling me it wasn't safe because of hi-speed car traffic). Go, towards West Hollywood on Sunset. Go until Crescent Heights (?), you'll be in the high-end shopping district (near Petersen's Publishing, where I believe Martin w/family in tow, made a presentation at Petersen's auto museum). Hit La Cienega, then go south until you hit Santa Monica Blvd. Make right, & go west unitl you're back home at TM LA store. There are some nice stretches on Santa Monica Blvd (West Hollywood), it's a wide multiple lane thouroughfare.

    There are a LOT of fancy cars in the Sunset/UCLA/Beverly Hills area, I was there yesterday & ran into a Lamborghini. BTW, I suggested to the car owner that she check out TM LA Store (consider EV, instead of gas cars, aka "slimers"). This area (especially around Rodeo Drive) is pure eye-candy for auto enthusiasts, saw a ton of other high-end cars like Porsches, Jaguars, Mercedes, BMWs, etc
  3. pgwoosley

    pgwoosley Member

    Mar 21, 2008
    Tesla estimates the suggested route to take 20 minutes. I suspect that taking much longer than that would cause concern.

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