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Slate Review: Practically Perfect Road Trip Car

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Grendal, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Grendal

    Grendal Active Member

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  2. ken830

    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    Great article overall...

    BTW... I haven't read a review that doesn't get some fact wrong... the most obvious in this one is the reference to the 16" touchscreen?? Would be nearly fact-perfect otherwise.
     
  3. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

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    In that case it could have been a typo...
     
  4. Denarius

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    Looks like the typo was fixed.
     
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Props to them for fixing it, and for adding a note at the bottom of the article reflecting that.
     
  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I emailed the author last night complementing him an an excellent article and pointed out the small typo you guys found. He emailed back this morning saying they would fix it.
    I love the fact that they fixed it and also that they documented what they fixed. There are good journalists out there online.
     
  7. ckessel

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    My only criticism is it's a very short road trip with a long stops. Hell, I drove from Portland,OR -> Eugene and back in a day to pick up my son from college (stopping for about 2 hours to visit with my parents in Eugene), about 250 miles, and I certainly wouldn't call that a roadtrip.
     
  8. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    Finally, a real journalist (knowledgeable on his subject, with integrity enough to accept correction on errors, etc) that just GETS IT.
     
  9. PhilBa

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    Yeah but I bet the typical "road trip" is more like that than the multiday trips. I'd like to see research on this - bet there's a steep drop off at about 250 miles.
     
  10. Holden

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    You might want to email him again and point out that the last sentence in his first paragraph is erroneous - Broder's test car did not run out of "batteries" on the freeway.

    You can blame that observation on one of your forum's obnoxious members (i.e. me), so he doesn't think that you are too persnickety.
     

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