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Roadster review in the LA Times

Discussion in 'News' started by graham, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. graham

    graham Active Member

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    Mostly positive review from the LA Times:
    Tesla Roadster packs power in a flash of electricity - Los Angeles Times

     
  2. dpeilow

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    A pretty honest article (although unfortunately I've not been able to test the claim of the motor feeling laboured at 100mph myself :frown:)

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  4. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    A very good review, not the least because the writer has an excellent voice in the review.

    About the motor feeling laboured around 100miles, he is probably comparing it to other super sports cars which might be very true. Still for Norway it doesn't really matter as at 100 miles, if the police catch you, you loose car, license, insurance on the spot and go straight to jail.

    Anyway a very nice review.

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    #5 vfx, Feb 6, 2009
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    For a while I wondered what all the fuss was about Dan is. I had met him and he is rather normal. At one event I met Motor Trend's Kim Reynolds who went on and on about how he wishes he could write like Pulitzer Prize winning Dan Neil. I think their skill on video is about equal.

    This is one of those clips that shows a skill and creativity worth aspiring to.

    video kim
    First Drive: 2008 Tesla Roadster Video | Concept Photos, Reviews, & More at Motortrend.com
    video dan
    http://www.autobloggreen.com/2006/11/30/la-times-dan-neil-gushes-over-tesla-roadster/
     
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    Err, Model S had better not be too much like the XF then...
     
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    Im just hoping they don't get so cheap that they put a plastic looking grill on the front.
     

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