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Rear End... Hmmmmmm

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Ocelot, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Ocelot

    Ocelot Member

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    I really like the car overall, and the controversial front end. The back however I find boring. I find the headlights, although they flow with the trunk lines, give a strange look as they are not straight. I also prefer narrow tai lights like most of Porsches recent designs. The thick tai lights just seem disproportionate. And inelegant. Overall, however big thumbs up.
     
  2. favo

    favo Model 3 Reservation Holder

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    Overall, I like it. The taillights could be better, I agree. I don't really like the inner half with its partial outline (nothing on the bottom edge). However, I also don't like the trend of small, but super bright taillights. Very annoying to be behind such a vehicle at night at a stop light.
     
  3. Electric700

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    I think the Model 3 looks great overall. Functionality-wise since it currently has a trunk, hatchback capabilities would be a plus for me.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the production version.
     
  4. GregRF

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    The trunk spoiler crease is gorgeous.
     
  5. Gizmotoy

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    Indeed the tail lights look a lot more like this than I'd prefer:
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  6. Spidy

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    Would look better like this.But doesn't really work if you look from the other angles (engineering wise)
     

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  7. Ocelot

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    Agree completely.mAlsomagree with the no bottom on inside edge makes it strange looking.
     
  8. voyager

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    #8 voyager, Apr 5, 2016
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    Tons of comments on the Model 3's front end. But what about its butt?... Isn't that a bit bland-looking? Don't you want other road users to realize what was whizzing by in a fraction of a second?

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  9. garsh

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    It's got "haunches" like a sporty car. It actually looks a lot like the S from the back.
    It's conservative for sure, but at least it doesn't look like just another econobox (I'm looking at you, Bolt).
    I'm fine with it.
     
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  10. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    I am not overly thrilled with the small traditional trunk on the Model 3. I wonder if at some later date, Tesla will make a hatchback version much like the Model S or perhaps even more utilitarian such as a hatch wagon. I guess they had to make a traditional trunk due to the large Pano roof glass.
     
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    The Model3 won't be a hatchback, but he believes they can increase the opening size (tweet)
    • Q: "The trunk opening on the model 3 now is rather very small, any chance of increasing its size?"
    • EM: "won't be a hatchback, but we should be able to increase the opening width and height

    Agree but at least Elon seems to indicate there will be some change to the small trunk. A hatchback version will be a nice addition.
     
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    plankeye That Vegan EV Guy

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    Yes, it will be called the 'Y'. Yes, they are calling it a crossover, but it's basically a hatchback.
     
  14. voyager

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    #14 voyager, Apr 5, 2016
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    You can really go crazy on the M3's butt.... and still show restraint (by leaving out the exhausts ;-)... Here's the TVR Sagaris:

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    What about the Genesis concept?

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  15. garsh

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    Exactly. Everybody who wants a hatchback version will just need to wait a few more years for Tesla to launch the car that puts the "Y" in S≡XY.
     
  16. voyager

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    The M3's rear end reminds me of the old Saab 9-5:

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  17. voyager

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    So... everyone fine with the rear end?
     
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  18. AnalysiZ

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    Yes, because it looks good AND fits in the line with S and X which is great...:)

    And... I also need some arguments to ultimately convince my wife that we need a Y, a pickup AND the roadster built on this platform as well...:D I mean, what if this were to be the perfect car.... no more dreams left?:rolleyes:

    But seriously, I am very happy with how well the car looks already, and I am sure there will be small tweaks to make it look better...:cool:
     
  19. Lloyd

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    Yes, but for those looking at the Butt End o_O, WERE THE TURN SIGNALS AMBER?
     
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    I would instantly recognize that as a Tesla ... Model ???

    The tail lights are the same, are they not, of those of the S?

    What really irks me is that all three different models, S, X, and 3 use different headlight LED patterns.
    When a Model S approaches me, I instantly recognize the LED's.
    Hat was their "trademark" and it's gone.
     

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