Haha, that was a funny vid! That Audi is all sorts of souped up, running on jet fuel with an expert driver, launch control engaged and just the right air and tire temperatures, while the bone-stock Tesla just rolled off the showroom with a driver who simply reclined the seat and set the cruise control to 160. Yet it took 8 gear changes and an entire runway length for the Audi to *just barely* catch up and vindicate the petrolheads!
Woohoo! Yeah, next time you're driving along at 150mph and suddenly need to accelerate to 160mph, you better hope you have a precariously tuned methanol powered ICE with plenty of nitrous on tap or else it might take you 1/4 second longer to get up to speed.
(personal opinion only, not representative of TMC or anyone else but myself)
............All you accomplish is opening yourself up to people who may not agree with your position, for a discussion you should no longer care about having.
I guarantee there will be quiet EV's. Even Tesla makes a decent one in the S/X. And the refresh due out on the S/X will have active noice cancelation amoung other improvements. I'm sure the 3/Y will get there one day too.Disappointing that someone already owning a ZEV would go back to spewing emissions just to have a quieter ride. If many people operate that way the planet is doomed for sure.
How did I previously miss this little morsel???? That's awesome! I use an active noise cancellation headset at work, with very high ambient volume levels, and am beyond impressed at how well the active noise reduction works. If they have a well designed system for the car, it should really drop the noise levels.And the refresh due out on the S/X will have active noice cancelation
Cool story bro....First, a big THANK YOU to everyone on this forum. Over the nearly three years of 2018 LR RWD M3 ownership the information on this site has been wonderful and the overall atmosphere welcoming and supportive.
A short time ago my wife's 2011 BMW 335D's Check Engine iight appeared. We brought it to the dealership where it's been maintained over the years and they confirmed what I suspected, namely that future repair would likely continue and would be costly. That led to a long look at alternatives including Tesla.
Surprisingly after testing many different brands/models she settled on BMW 330e, a plug in hybrid that provides the instant torque we both enjoy. As I drove her car I began to notice how much quieter it is than my M3, and how the suspension is far more enjoyable and compliant to experience. That led me to notice other things about the M3, specifically the constant noise from tires/road, which was very noticable compared to her new ride. Once I experienced it I couldn't ignore it.
Add to that the need for new tires (28.5K miles on my car), and a very generous purchase offer (at least compared to other dealers) for my M3, and I found myself looking at other cars. To make a long story short, yesterday I sold the Tesla replacing it with an ICE (yes, I know).
What I learned is that Tesla is still the best EV on the planet, but things are changing. I overlooked the typical assembly issues that I experienced - paint/panels/etc, but the biggest factor is the road noise. The M3 windows are frameless, obviously, but that requires near perfect alignment and sealing to avoid wind noise. Sadly even the 2021 model I drove was far noisier than I expected, especially compared to more traditional brands.
That doesn't mean I'm bashing Tesla, far from it. I'm still on the list for the CT, but I've aged in the last few years and priorities have shifted a bit more toward comfort and quiet instead of pure acceleration. That doesn't negate Tesla's other obvious benefits, but I think that Tesla would be wise to place more emphasis on NVH (noise/vibration/harshness) when designing the next level cars.
Meh... still more informative than thoseI don't actually have an issue with how the OP described his decision but many of these kind of posts are pointless and don't add much to the conversation