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

Discussion in 'News' started by jkliu47, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. jkliu47

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  2. JohnQ

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    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.
     
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    I love Dan Neil's writing style. He puts all his nits up front and then buries you in praise for the car, replete with humour and attitude. Bravo!
     
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    Driving a manual ICE isn't exactly one pedaled driving, though. :)

    Well, neither is driving a Model S on a winter's morning either.
     
  5. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Nice read, but the comments are somewhat painful to peruse ...

    Lots of FUD slinging there.
     
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    Somewhat? :) That's being kind.

    The comments are terrible.
     
  7. artsci

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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.
     
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    Hah, that's true. The problem with nostalgia is that it makes my brain rot.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    Might want to put a disclaimer on that one artsci, just out of generosity towards those of below average intellect.
     
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    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.
     
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    Perhaps better, a small fee to make a comment. Everyone has an opinion that they want to share.
     
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    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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    Good idea. 50 comments for a dollar.
     
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    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Putting in your 2-cents worth? :)
     

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