TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Schwarzenegger Wants to Terminate His Tesla Roadster

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Tdave, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Tdave

    Tdave Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    721
    Location:
    Columbia, MD
    Schwarzenegger Wants to Terminate His Tesla Roadster

     
  2. Kevin Harney

    Kevin Harney Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,052
    Location:
    Herndon, VA
    Yeah but I thought he bought it for his wife .... :confused:
     
  3. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    17,252
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Valleywag = Tabloid.

    All the stuff you didn't really need to know sensationalized to attract more gawkers.
     
  4. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    17,252
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
  5. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,572
    Location:
    Winchester, UK
    I wasn't going to post this because it is just more Gawker BS. Notice at least one other site picked it up.

    As Kevin said, it was for his wife.

    Does Arnie need the money? Does he want the embarrassment given his high profile courting of the company?


    I'd like to know who in Detroit pays gawker and their spinoffs to write this stuff, particularly given the timing...
     
  6. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    17,252
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Yes, agreed, the timing was very ripe. (in a bad way)


    Should we close this thread? ("nothing to see here, move along...")
     
  7. Tdave

    Tdave Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    721
    Location:
    Columbia, MD
    You can outright delete the whole thread, for all I care. I didn't, but should have, realized how much of a troll article it was.
     
  8. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,572
    Location:
    Winchester, UK
  9. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    15,914
    Location:
    Stanford, California
    I'll reopen this thread since closing it may have been a bit heavy handed.

    Governor to talk green to Detroit engineers - SFGate.com

     
  10. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,572
    Location:
    Winchester, UK
    Still doesn't explain the fact that the car was supposed to be for his wife.
     
  11. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,143
    Maybe she's a soccer mom and needs more space, but they want to run fewer cars.
     
  12. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    15,914
    Location:
    Stanford, California
    Yeah, doesn't exactly make sense to me. But here's a reputable source (SF Chronicle) that says he returned it, for whatever reason. Wonder "returned it" means. Did he get a refund? Anyhow maybe Tesla can resell it at a premium. "Formerly owned by the Governator."
     
  13. bobw

    bobw Tesla Reader

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    316
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    #14 bobw, Apr 20, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
    I find it hard to call Maria Schriver a "soccer mom", however many children she might have (4), or whatever her schedule.

    Is it possible that being Governator puts a crimp in their finances?

    Is it possible that neither of them gets to drive it? It's hard to fit an entourage into a Roadster. However some on this forum hate them, a Hummer has more room. Sometimes a giant SUV does make sense.
     
  14. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    14,792
    Location:
    CA CA
    With him it's more about width than height. Even for regular folk it's a shoulder rubbing experience in the Roadster.

    If the story is true I wish he just would have kept it for a few years and sold a coupla' Hummers.

    He's no 6'1" by the way.
     
  15. graham

    graham Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,572
    Location:
    Aptos, California
    Maybe he bought it for her as a present and she didn't like it. Having nothing to do with fit or practicality or anything - maybe she just doesn't like sports cars.
     
  16. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    326
    Location:
    Davis, CA
    I had this argument with the EVcast guys back when this exciting story "broke." Bo made the comment that Arnold was at least 6-4. It is VERY important to Arnie to be percieved as larger than life. There are websites dedicated to "actual" heights of celebs, and even they don't agree. I just know for a fact that he stands on a hiddle platform behind podiums when he speaks, and appears to wear lifts in his shoes. I'm about 5-11" and I've met Arnie in person a few times. He is no taller than I am. Bigger, hell yes. Taller, no.
     
  17. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    14,792
    Location:
    CA CA
    Ditto.

















    .
     

Share This Page