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Tesla Quicktip: How to get in

Discussion in 'Video' started by TEG, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. TEG

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    #1 TEG, Nov 25, 2009
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    Maybe next time they can show the hard-top technique.
     
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    I have always remembered this formula for getting in an out of a Tesla Roadster.
    This is what I tell people getting in my Tesla for the first time. I think either Ted or John Rokos told me this.

    1) Foot
    2) Butt
    3) Head
    4) Foot
     
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    Funny video.

    That's how I get into all of my cars already but I don't need to tuck my right leg under the steering wheel or bring my left knee up to my face. :biggrin:

    I thought the most effective method had been the drop (or fall) into the tub method which I always read about (going in rear first and falling into the seat).
     
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    The butt first strategy doesn't work for tall people. You really have to do with the right foot first (driver side), then the butt, then bring your head inside.
    Then getting your left leg/foot inside is easy.

    Most other strategies make you look absolutely like a wounded animal during the entry procedure.

    It is even more difficult in a Lotus Elise with the higher door sill.
     
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    Hey TEG,

    Are you referring to getting in and out with the hard top on? It really isn't any different than the soft top. They have nearly identical dimensions with regards to the opening.

    Zak
     
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    Yeah, I just heard it was even harder for tall people to get in with the hardtop mounted.
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    Personally, at 5'11", I never really had any issue getting in and out.
     
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    The hard top may just scare people because it looks more solid and permanent. I can't think of any reason why it would be any more difficult and haven't experienced anything personally.

    It is certainly true that it is easier to get in and out with the top off but either way you are better off being a bit more deliberate with your actions if you are my size. Once you get some practice you can jump right in, but anyone getting in for the first time should take it slowly. That probably goes for driving style as well. :biggrin:

    Zak
     
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    Zak has it exactly correct. I am 6'3".

    After getting in and out of my Tesla for months it is very easy now.
    I would say that I had it mastered within about a week or two. It just takes being careful and some practice.

    My door sill still looks perfect. No scuffs.
     

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