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Steering column and wheel, I love it.

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by William13, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. spatterso911

    spatterso911 P100DL - Raven

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    Brings back good memories of a great comedy!

    Or perhaps he meant...

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  2. BYT_P1837

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    Are ute kidding me? Sorry, I just couldn't resist!
     
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    #23 Thumper, Apr 6, 2012
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    I knew a guy who had a 250SE coupe MB stored in a barn. The barn collapsed and crushed the roof over the back seats. He turned it into a Ute. It turned out quite well. I used to have his card with picture but can't find it now. He was from Willmette, IL. He also owned an SSK.
     
  4. tdelta1000

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    After visiting the Dania store again, I think the column shifter make sense with the TM idea of having a large open space under the screen or some other functional storage unit.
     
  5. neroden

    neroden Model S Owner and Frustrated Tesla Fan

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    My grandmother was a 4-on-the-floor fan -- even ordered a car with a bench seat and 4-on-the-floor (that was an interesting special order)....
    When she was younger she drove a Cord.
    She was the auto fan in the family, driver of sportscars since the 1920s, and I'm sorry she's not around to see the Model S. She'd've liked it.
     
  6. neroden

    neroden Model S Owner and Frustrated Tesla Fan

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    Damn. Thanks. It had been suggested that a 19 inch rim with a deflated tire might fit, but probably not?

    This makes me VERY happy; it's going to be far easier to keep looking nice.

    Good. My family's going to be shoving that as far in as possible (short legs all).
     
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    That clunking seemed fairly smooth in 1964 :)
     
  8. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    In 1964 torque converters had a lot of "play" in them to smooth the shifts--at the expense of MPG. Modern cars don't have that kind of play. However, once you've driven a car that doesn't shift, you won't want to go back to the clunky system.
     
  9. 78Lion

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    thank you.

    Remember this is a one gear transmission. The way it works in our ML is flick it up for reverse, down for drive (down again for lower gear) and a button on the tip is pushed for park. Also, if you turn the car off while in gear is automatically goes into park.
     
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    Bingo. My tribute to a great comedic actor.
     

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