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The doors

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by TEG, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Aug 20, 2006
    Silicon Valley
    #1 TEG, Sep 17, 2007
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2007
    One of the things you come to get to know about a car is how the doors feel when you open and close them. (You end up doing that a lot). There is that famous "bank vault" feel of a Mercedes with a solid door that has that certain latch thunk.

    The Tesla Roadster doors have a very wide width. They are also made of carbon fiber, and have a "different" feel from the doors of most cars. In a way I wish they were more traditional because they add to the overall width of the Roadster, and I think a narrow vehicle is better for fitting through traffic and finding narrow parking spaces.

    There is something memorable about those ultra-light, ultra-wide doors on the Roadster. It makes me conjure odd thoughts... Building something with Legos. Scraping graham crackers together. Oh well, perhaps some owners will relate to what I wrote when they get their vehicle.

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