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Motor Trend reviews DT 1.5!

Discussion in 'News' started by graham, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. graham

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    2009 Tesla Roadster One Speed - First Drive - Motor Trend

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    Nice review. 180 miles out and about!
    I am still waiting to see what 1.5 feels like in person.
    There were a few minor errors... Like saying top speed (125MPH) was unaffected by the drivetrain change (it did drop a bit from original plans).
    Also they said 500 orders, but we hear it is 1200+
    These kinds of articles are likely to keep the demand up.
     
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    I am not sure this is an error. The article is focused on the 2009 Model. I think Tesla have said that they plan to only take 600 orders for 2009 and then start taking orders for 2010. Since they are not yet taking orders for 2010, 500 is probably accurate.

    I think the 1200+ numbers we have heard are either inaccurate wishful thinking, or do not take into account the numbers of cancellations as well.
     
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    Man that electric blue is nice.

    Is this a brand new marketing/press car? xx58 means a September 1st or later registration date.
     
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    #5 vfx, Oct 30, 2008
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    I liked this.
    I do believe the 1200# is right. 600 sold out first year plus down payments on second year combined with Europe sales.

    We have guys in here with cars in the mid 500's
     
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    From a recent Tesla press release:
     

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