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New breed of Model 3 drivers out there.

IanMcL

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Jan 13, 2019
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It would be a shame if such a fast vehicle fell into the hands of the leadfootnobrain folk. A bad rep will ensue.

However, as a pensioner driver, I do get great joy, when sitting quietly at traffic lights, a car revving and inching, in the next lane. The lights change and as I look back, see they are still revving and inching! What larks!

Skinning the cat may also be referenced back to the cat o'nine. Those being flogged had to make their own cat for the purpose!

I wonder if anyone invented a blunt one!
 

Glan gluaisne

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Sep 11, 2019
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Looking at online reviews, it seems clear that the Model 3 is being pitted against boy-racer cars by quite a few of them. It's absolutely inevitable that the boy-racers will want one, just as they wanted a BMW M3 or, perhaps, an Audi S4. These pillocks aren't going to stick with a "slower" BMW or Audi now there is a faster car available, are they?
 

Adopado

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Aug 19, 2019
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Looking at online reviews, it seems clear that the Model 3 is being pitted against boy-racer cars by quite a few of them. It's absolutely inevitable that the boy-racers will want one, just as they wanted a BMW M3 or, perhaps, an Audi S4. These pillocks aren't going to stick with a "slower" BMW or Audi now there is a faster car available, are they?

Unfortunately you are absolutely right. Oh dear!
 

Adopado

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Aug 19, 2019
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In the UK it’s more a matter of good manners, like acknowledging someone who lets you out at a busy junction. We are big on etiquette and tradition, it’s probably something to do with having a Royal Family :rolleyes::)

Yes, the Duke of Edinburgh officially sets the standard for careful and considerate driving in the UK.;)
 
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Jason71

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May 8, 2019
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To those concerned that the M3 will get a reputation as a yobs car once the company car buying kicks in. Yup probably, but that never did the Audi A3 or BMW 3 series any harm sales wise so I think Tesla will be just fine. As for how YOU will be perceived. Yup you will be lumped in as being a thoughtless, aggressive,immature a55hole. But it will make a change from being thought of as a rich, smug, tree hugging, elitist a55hole. Soi there is that
 
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LukeT

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Apr 9, 2019
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I didn't realize this was the UK thread, just clicked on "new threads" and this came up and since I had someone wave I thought I'd put my .02 pence in.

Very thoughtful of you to apply a currency exchange to your post in the UK thread!

(sorry to the Irish contingent on that, but on the plus side, 2p roughly = EUR0.02 in the Brexit world)
 
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beths11

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Apr 30, 2013
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*waves*

Model S drivers also offer a hug. They signed up to it in the sales contract. Some are shy though, so it's down to you to initiate.

I don't know what Model X drivers do, perhaps flap their wings.
It used to be "thumbs up", but we all know how that got appropriated...I just do an index finger "i see ya"
 

Glan gluaisne

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Sep 11, 2019
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Last time I remember the waving thing was when my mother bought a VW Beetle about 1970. At that time all Beetle owners seemed to wave at each other.
 

Liagos

Member
Oct 15, 2018
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Columbia, MD
I haven't been paying much attention to waves, but one of my first thoughts after getting my Model 3 last year was...it's going to be insane when the majority of the public owns these vehicles. Hopefully, we can all be on FSD before it becomes a total nightmare, but not holding my breath.
 

MrABRanch

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Apr 23, 2019
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Here in PA - most don't wave back, I thought it maybe hard to see me waving, with the Spetra tint (75) on the front, so I always stretch my arm forward and wave, could be just poor visibility.
 

HeyMike

Member
Sep 17, 2019
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BC
Watch out because there is a new breed of Model 3 driver out there.
Back in the day, we all used to give a friendly wave to each other. I'm talking way back in August.
I still do, however I'm not getting the same level of response as I used to.
I suspect the community may have been penetrated by some riff-raff
Whatever next? AA patrolmen will stop saluting soon...

I have a Signature Red MS and on my island in the North Pacific I’ve been waving for years. The leaf guys thought they could join in for a while but with the introduction of the M3 all civility has gone down hill.

I hope you have better luck on your island in the North Atlantic and keep on waving.
 

HighZ

MDNT SLV M3
Apr 30, 2019
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Rockford, IL
The ‘club’ is less about being Tesla owners than it is about being EV drivers, still pretty rare relatively speaking.

If I could easily tell if another brand was an EV, I’d give a short wave to them as well. It is just that Tesla’s are more easily identifiable and, in my opinion, look fantastic.

I gave a wave to a M3 we passed just after I had my car in June and got a nice wave back. My son and daughter-in-law in the back both exclaimed ‘how cute!’. Not sure about that, but it did feel good to know I was in a new ‘club’.
 
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Adopado

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Aug 19, 2019
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In the late '60s I had a Corvette and every drivers waved to each other. Mostly it was just lifting your fingers up from the steering wheel but leaving your palm on it. Reminiscing, I Googled "corvette owners wave" and found these links
The Wave Rule » Vettes in Perfection
Ownership 101 - 10 Commandments and The Wave - Texas Corvette Association

Exactly ... I rest my case! Also good to know that it's not just us strange Brits that do it from time to time. And there's some joy in it! Anyone remember fun?
 
Oct 18, 2019
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Vermont, USA
Don't lose your manners. Tesla drivers should continue to wave or flash their lights - united, we can show others how being part of the EV community is the future of individualized transportation.
 

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