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No self presenting door handles

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Manzacoty, Feb 22, 2017.

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  1. Manzacoty

    Manzacoty Member

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    Listening to the Tesla webcast and Elon just said the Model 3 won't have self presenting door handles?! First I heard that.
     
  2. igotzzoom

    igotzzoom Supporting Member

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    Meh...Non-issue for me. From what I've seen, they're flush-mounted, but pivot out to pull.
     
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  3. WarpedOne

    WarpedOne Supreme Premier

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    Self-openning doors need no self-presentig handles ..
     
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  4. diamond.g

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    While it would be cool. Not really that important to me either.
     
  5. brkaus

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    Didn't have them in the first preview either. They were flush mounted as mentioned above. Push in one end and the other end pops out to open the door.
     
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  6. ecarfan

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    That has been made clear in the past. The handles will be as shown in the prototypes we have seen, and will work as @brkaus described.
     
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  7. Manzacoty

    Manzacoty Member

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    Cool. Model S owner and I don't follow the 3 all that close. I just assumed they were auto present based on the pictures.
     
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    IMO self-presenting door handles are just one more thing that can go wrong, and utterly unnecessary. I do like the way my 2004 Prius does it: Touch the inside of the door handle and it unlocks if it detects the key fob in my pocket. No need to pull out the fob.
     
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    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    About 8:49 into the video, you can see them open the doors.


    Thread from 1 APR 2016:
    The model 3 door handles
     
  10. timk225

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    Self presenting handles = one more thing to break. Unnecessary crap.
     
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    "Just one more thing to break." How many times have I heard that? Electric windows, electric seats, power steering, radios, windshield wipers,, yada yada. How about ten moving parts in the drive train, instead of 700?

    There was an issue with door handles at first, taken care of no charge. Then the same big complain with falcon wings. The point is that these things were signature features (not a bug) and now everyone expects projecting handles on a Tesla. Did it work? You bet! Same with Falcon Wing Doors. People see that and want to know more. This is why Tesla doesn't have to advertise.

    Sure, there will always be teething issues. Most drivers realize this, and if it happens to them, get it fixed and enjoy the ride. My first S had the handles replaced. My second one never had handle problems, but had a squeak in the pano, that's all. Fixed in 15 minutes. Hardly an issue. But there were still some people who pointed out, again: "Pano roof? Just another thing to break." Sorry. I like my S. And Tesla. They wouldn't be where they are if the cars broke down all the time.
     
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    Great news.
    Robin
     
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    All the items you mention are actually useful. Self-presenting door handles are just a gimmick. I'm glad my Model 3 won't have them.
     
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    I've had all 4 of mine replaced at least 2x each now. And now... 2 of them make squeaking noises on retract!

    So... yea... I'm going with useless gimmick on the door handles. Much rather have had $1k off the car and normal handles.
     
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    You forgot to tag this as NSFW! This is 100% porn...
     
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    Motor Trend mate demonstrates how to open them with a "single fluid motion". At 2:43



    credit to /u/Gargantuon on reddit for linking this.
     
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    This handle style is very similar to what Aston Martin and Jaguar use except their handle profile is just a straight pull, not "hockey stick" on the 3. In my opinion, the pull part of the handle on the 3 looks a bit thin and weak. I'm sure it really isn't weak as it's probably cast/machined metal of some sort, but looks cheap. As something you will grab every day, want something that feels quality and durable.
     
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    Good. One less thing to break. Totally unnecessary.
     
  20. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    I can see women with long fingernails NOT being impressed with this operation. I know men are supposed to open doors for the ladies, but honestly, 100% of the time? :rolleyes: And women that own/drive the car solo? :eek:
     

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