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Sucks to be tall

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by eisbock, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. eisbock

    eisbock Member

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    I'm glad I'm the height of an average American male.

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    His knee is actually touching the screen while sitting normally...

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    I wonder how many screens Tesla will have to replace due to people inadvertently jerking their knee up and smashing the screen loose? Talk about poor design.
     

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  2. giarmdok

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    Looking at some of those pictures I wonder how far forward that seat is moved - his arms look awfully bent as well. If he was sitting further back his knee wouldn't be as close.
     
  3. AnxietyRanger

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    Good point.

    There is still reason to hope ergonomic details may have improved.

    But yeah, it seems possible Tesla got a bit too caught up in their big screen idea and are forcing down various compromises to keep that...
     
  4. giarmdok

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    I know I'll be pretty upset the first time I break my screen with my knee - and knowing me if it is really that close I'll do it pretty darn quick.
     
  5. Pando

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    I'd rotate it to a portrait mode.
     
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  6. samsonm3

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    No. if you watch the video you hear the guy say he is freaking white Michael Jordan. He is 6'7".

    The first pic seems more of an average guy and hence you got decent legroom. again I would think Tesla drivers may have purposely pulled a little forward to enhance the rear passenger legroom for the guests. Because when you look in the video almost everyone that drives shorgun has descent legroom.
     
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    Yes, you do it for rear passenger legroom and to expedite the side & middle person being able to get in and out quickly and safely. Wasn't there at the event but imagine they were doing everything as quickly as possible to get the most ppl into and out of the cars.
     
  8. Bokonon

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    This. The standard "scripts" for the drivers mentioned seating positions and legroom for rear-seat passengers, so in order to avoid contradicting themselves, the taller drivers pushed their seats a little more forward than normal.
     
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  9. kablammyman

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    I'm 6'7, all legs! I really hope this wont be an issue!:eek:
     
  10. WileyTheMan

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    Since it seems the screen will indeed be a floater (not integrated into the dash), I would think they would make it adjustable to avoid tall people getting a knee job.
     
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  11. Jason Bourne

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    Maybe the driver had the seat very far forward in order to, no only accommodate a rear adult passenger, but give the illusion of a very large back seat.
     
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