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Missed encounter - Model S P90D in Irvine

Discussion in 'Model S' started by MXWing, Jun 10, 2017.

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  1. MXWing

    MXWing Active Member

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    Me: Old white Dodge Grand Caravan
    You: White Model S P90D
    Where: Intersection of Jamboree and Irvine Blvd about 10 minutes ago.

    I was admiring you at a red light until a Toyota Camry smoked you when the light turned green.

    Please don't let that happen again. It's bad advertising for Tesla.

    Thanks
     
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    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    Ha ha, today 4 teenage boys smoked me in their beat up Civic. At the next light they looked over at me with "WTF old man!" faces". I didn't make the same mistake at that light :cool:

    Thumbs up ensued at the 3rd light.
     
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  3. MXWing

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    No need to go to 100 MPH on city streets but gotta pep it up a bit to the speed limit at least.

    4 boys went home and asked their parents about the Model 3. Great job! :D
     
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    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    Oh hell no, it's dangerous to street race. I usually only put my foot into it for a few seconds to impress with the instant torque and the AWD traction.
     
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    I love that. I skyrocket to 35mph. It is still a rush even if it is short (though quite a bit longer in my lowly 75D).
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I save speeding for the 133, sometimes portola parkway but Irvine blvd has to much traffic
     
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    Trust me, there was plenty of room to show that Camry up since they were both in front at a red light.

    You don't want stories spreading about how much faster Camrys are compared to Tesla's. :)

    I would say only a very minuscule percentage of the driving public has actually driven a Tesla even though it's easy peasy lemon squeezy to arrange for one at a Tesla store.

    I shake my head every time I see a fletcher jones or crevier BMW, or mj/south coast Audi plate around here. No idea what they are missing out on.
     
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    Am I the only one who feels Tesla is so common in Irvine? We may not be too far away from Silicon Valley's number of Teslas.

    Today alone I saw like 10 Teslas in traffic in short time.
     
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    In Irvine, I'll see so many Tesla's going my direction, in opposite directions and cross traffic that they are second only to Toyotas in density.

    I drove all over San Jose and SF over Memorial day and was shocked at the lack of Tesla's I was expecting to see.

    I guarantee they have more Tesla's on the road overall but maybe Orange County has the most per capita?

    Any case most of the Tesla's around here seem to be driven by Miss Daisy's That peddle can be pushed more than a 1/16th of an inch ya know. ;)
     
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    #10 Navsarin, Jun 11, 2017
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    Yesterday night in our way home from a dinner...some kids in a Dodge Challenger 'general lee' with the whole Orange 51 as loud as a rocket were trying to egg me on at a residential traffic light. It was hilarious having them rev their massive V8 guzzling beast and try to entice me to race. I was tempted and my endorphins started kicking in....except for my wife sitting staring at me with the 'look'. You know the one guys? The one that says 'give me a reason to regret making you the father of our children '

    Conclusion: They took off and smoked their tires for 3-5 seconds while doing so and sped on to unholy speeds while I shook my head and decided this was one of those battles I chose not to fight and live another day lol.

    Not 1.5-2 min later we passed by them waving as a police officer pulled them over!!

    Was the sweetest Tesla WIN we ever had :) marriage intact and driving record safe. Love the wife!
     
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    Nice story but I don't need one minute to get up to 45mph which is the speed limit of the road.

    Not advocating for one second anything risky or law breaking.

    Besides, cops heard the engine and tires of the challenger from a mile away. Tesla makes no noise on the engine and the wheels.
     
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    Agreed. I personally have no issue accelerating hard to to the speed limit range for fun. These guys clearly took it to another level and ended up paying for it! Priceless :)
     

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