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Poll: How do you feel about Grill-less front end styling?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Snowdog, Apr 8, 2016.

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How do you feel about current Model 3 Front Grill?

This poll will close on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:34 AM.
  1. It's fine, don't change it.

    243 vote(s)
    70.4%
  2. It's tolerable (I would still buy), but prefer change

    89 vote(s)
    25.8%
  3. It's intolerable, if it doesn't change, I would not buy a Model 3

    13 vote(s)
    3.8%
  1. Snowdog

    Snowdog Member

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    There are lot of people posting alternate grill designs. I would like to get a view of how many people really don't like it.

    I think it is just something new and distinct. Tesla should stick with it, and eventually it could be as iconic as the Porsche 911 front end. They definitely shouldn't use a fake grill IMO.
     
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  2. tga

    tga Active Member

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    It's not the lack of a grille that bothers me, is the odd looking, not-aerodynamic-looking-at-all flat area on the front bumper.

    If the bumper were rounded off, the lack of a grille wouldn't bother me at all. As it is, it looks like someone ran the car into a wall.
     
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  3. jkk_

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    Voted for "it's fine, don't change it" but I won't mind the refinements they are going to make.
     
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  4. nime01

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    Weird at first, but I actually think the front end is looking better and better.
     
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  5. Gr3g

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    Doesn't look right
     
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  6. ucmndd

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    The front end needs a little massaging and visual interest. I'm not sure if a "grille" is the right way to do it, but either way it's not a big concern for me.

    The biggest objection seems to be the fact that most people are accustomed to cars having big gaping holes in the front of them, so that's what we expect. It would seem there's plenty of opportunity to make a clean break from the past while also designing something beautiful and efficient/aerodynamic.
     
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  7. eisbock

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    No.

    Everybody here isn't concerned with the lack of grill, they are concerned that the shape is strange.

    All of us expected no grill or very minimal grill (a la Model X) and that is what we got, but we also got a weird misshapen potato shape out of it. People aren't happy about that.
     
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  8. BBryson

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    I really need to see it in person.
    The nose really stands out at the reveal when the cars are on stage, but that's not a normal angle. I don't think I have a clear idea of what it looks like in person.
    However, I'm not cancelling my reservation, or my purchase based on what the nose looks like.
     
  9. BluestarE3

    BluestarE3 Active Member

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    The nose looks better from some angles than it does from some others. I'm fine with the way it currently looks, but I'm not opposed to some tweaking to smooth out some of the bluntness... as long as this redesign doesn't negativity impact aerodynamics or the production schedule. But absolutely no grill!
     
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  10. n00bie

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    Doesn't look right at first obviously from lens distortion and weird angles. The more I see it, I like it better and better. It looks fine the way it is, but wouldn't mind some minor tweaking.
     
  11. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    No issues with or without because the overall design is AWESOME.
     
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  12. oldpueblo

    oldpueblo New Member

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  13. Magzzy

    Magzzy Member

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    The more pics I see of it the more I like it now. Not that I hated it in the first place.
     
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  14. pinski

    pinski Going Plaid

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    Feel the exact same way, but I voted the second option. The rounded off options just look slightly better to me. I'm happy either way, though.
     
  15. MattUK

    MattUK New Member

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    It's grown on me. We need a front number (license) plate in the UK so I'd like to see it with one on.
     
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  16. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    I'm fine with it.
    If it is changed, I won't be upset, unless it has a fake "grill" which only has the purpose of increasing drag.
     
  17. boiler81

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    Poorly structured survey. People don't necessarily want a grill, they just don't want a front nose that looks like it can off a traditional EV (aka. Weird mobile)
     
  18. CyberKnife

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    I actually started liking it as is from the reveal, so my vote is to leave it as is. I looked at several grill ideas here and then looking at the pictures/videos showing the 3 in the wild and I am questioning why does it have to have something unnecessary on the front bumper? Its simple, aggressive, streamlined that looks really attractive. One added bonus is that license plate will fit nicely in front for me.
     
  19. flashflooder

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    I think it looks great. I really hope they don't get swayed by the vocal minority on this one.
     
  20. AdrianEdson

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    I picked the "it's fine" option but I think it's MORE than fine. I love it. I took me about 5 minutes looking at it to feel comfortable with it.... But then it looked just right. I think that's a sign of how progressive it is that it feels odd initially, because it jumps to a new place.

    I think it's really modern and forward thinking. I think once these cars get on the road people are going to really fall in love with them from an aesthetic point of view.

    That's how I feel anyway!
     
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