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Plethora of Red Roadsters

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by spiderguy, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. spiderguy

    spiderguy Member

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    Has anyone noticed the abundance of red Roadsters for sale? I keep very close tabs on the sale sites and couldn't help but notice that red Roadsters dominate the category. For example, on AutoTrader.com there are 13 total Roadsters listed. Of the 13, only 11 are real cars as 2 have either been sold or unrealistic. 8 of the 11 are red and the 3 remaining ones have all been recently listed.

    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/Tesla/Roadster/San+Francisco+CA-94121?endYear=2011&makeCode1=TESLA&mmt=%5BTESLA%5BROADSTER%5B%5D%5D%5B%5D%5D&modelCode1=ROADSTER&searchRadius=0&showcaseOwnerId=0&startYear=2008&Log=0&captureSearch=true&fromSIP=48FDCBEC6A3BBF555F00D0597CF9A50A&showToolbar=true&Log=0

    Similarly, on Cars.com, 7 out of 9 are red. The 10th one (thunder gray) was sold about a year ago.

    http://www.cars.com/for-sale/searchresults.action?stkTyp=U&tracktype=usedcc&mkId=28263&AmbMkId=28263&AmbMkNm=Tesla&make=Tesla&AmbMdId=21834&AmbMdNm=Roadster&model=Roadster&mdId=21834&rd=100000&zc=94121&searchSource=QUICK_FORM

    Did they make a disproportionate amount of red cars or do red car owners just get bored more easily? Anyone have a theory on this?
     
  2. gregd

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    Maybe they're tired of the tickets? That's why mine is Thunder Gray :)
     
  3. Curt

    Curt Roadster Signature #55

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    IIRC (can't locate the thread, at the moment), there were a LOT more red Roadsters than any other color.
     
  4. ecarfan

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    My "Very Orange" Roadster is even more eye catching than red. I really have to be careful. ;-)
     
  5. Jaff

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    I agree...plus, there were two "reds" to choose from (Radiant Red and Fusion Red...I think Fusion Red was the more popular of the two...I was going to order Fusion Red, until I saw the Toronto store's new Arctic White 2.5, and changed my mind just before sending in the order)...

     
  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I believe the Radiant Red was the most popular but not sure (darker red). Did the same thing and ordered white. Good choice!
     
  7. slcasner

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    I agree, that is what I heard, too. It was influenced in part by the fact that the second evaluation prototype, EP2, was radiant red. Most of the pictures seen in the media in 2006 and early 2007 were of that car.
     
  8. nsxpert

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    Laughed hard when I saw this today, because I just took one of the MANY red roadsters home with me! It's a 2008, #374

    IMG_6364.JPG IMG_6368.JPG FullSizeRender.jpg
     
  9. ModelX

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    Beautiful!
     
  10. spiderguy

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    Looks great. You bought the one with the new battery. Can you tell us what your "ideal" range is when fully charged?
     
  11. nsxpert

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    Finally got to charge it fully overnight and I'm only getting 157 ideal miles. :confused:
     
  12. Doug_G

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    Needs balancing. Just keep charging it daily and it should improve over a couple of weeks. A Range Mode charge, leaving it for one hour before driving it, would do it faster but is not necessary.
     
  13. nsxpert

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    Will do. Thanks Doug.

    So far I absolutely love this car :biggrin:

     

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