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No future schlock - WSJ's review of the Tesla P85D

JohnQ

Active Member
Jan 1, 2012
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Redding, CT
I'm always bemused by the amazement about one pedal driving. As if manual transmissions haven't been using engine compression to brake since the inception of the ICE. Granted, EV regen is much more refined but whenever I get in an ICE automatic I miss the gear shift.
 

AnxietyRanger

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Aug 22, 2014
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EU
I'm always bemused by the amazement about one pedal driving. As if manual transmissions haven't been using engine compression to brake since the inception of the ICE. Granted, EV regen is much more refined but whenever I get in an ICE automatic I miss the gear shift.

Driving a manual ICE isn't exactly one pedaled driving, though. :)

Well, neither is driving a Model S on a winter's morning either.
 

artsci

Sponsor
May 10, 2012
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3,230
Timonium, Maryland
The comments from those who love the sound of an ICE engine are the height of irony and, perhaps, stupidity.

ICE engine sounds are the symbol of the air around us being poisoned. If people really value the sound so much, I have a suggestion. Put your high powered ICE in the garage, close the door, and rev it up for about 30 minutes. You'll die loving the sound:) And we'll all benefit from natural selection, if you know what I mean.
 

AnxietyRanger

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Aug 22, 2014
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Hah, that's true. The problem with nostalgia is that it makes my brain rot.

You are right that automated transmissions make many people forget about how forcefully a manual actually can brake merely on the engine. :) It just becomes a bit too literal if one forgets about the clutch at the right time...
 

brianman

Burrito Founder
Nov 10, 2011
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The comments from those who love the sound of an ICE engine are the height of irony and, perhaps, stupidity.
ICE engine sounds are the symbol of the air around us being poisoned. If people really value the sound so much, I have a suggestion. Put your high powered ICE in the garage, close the door, and rev it up for about 30 minutes. You'll die loving the sound:) And we'll all benefit from natural selection, if you know what I mean.
Might want to put a disclaimer on that one artsci, just out of generosity towards those of below average intellect.
 

EchoDelta

Supporting Member
Mar 5, 2012
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562
RootedNW.org, Seattle, Planet Earth
I just don't look at the comments at most sites anymore. There is so much trolling and FUD and posturing, it is a massive waste of time and heart to even read this stuff, much less respond.

A fantastic business model for newspapers in this day and age could be to charge a small fee to make comments discrete and opt in; and the free edition puts them in your face. I'd spring my wallet in a second.
 

brkaus

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Jul 8, 2014
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Austin, TX
A fantastic business model for newspapers in this day and age could be to charge a small fee to make comments discrete and opt in; and the free edition puts them in your face. I'd spring my wallet in a second.

Perhaps better, a small fee to make a comment. Everyone has an opinion that they want to share.
 

sickfox

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Jun 7, 2013
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San Francisco
i didn't even bother reading the whole article. 1/4 of the article, i just clicked the clip of the two cars, P85D and the Bentley. Most of the comments I read on articles are personal preferences...
 

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