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What's your driving style?

How do you drive your Model 3?

  • I seek out fun drives that push the limits of both my car and local laws

    Votes: 8 10.7%
  • It's my daily commuter, and I'm getting to my destination aggressively and quickly

    Votes: 16 21.3%
  • I drive normally, but occasionally have extra fun on corners or acceleration

    Votes: 47 62.7%
  • It's my daily commuter, I drive gentle enough

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Always Chill Mode and/or drive like I have a wedding cake in the trunk

    Votes: 3 4.0%

  • Total voters
    75

camalaio

Active Member
May 28, 2019
1,483
2,181
Vernon, BC, Canada
Hi folks,

As is often the case, EV owners I've interacted with are very different from the ones on this forum. One of the more striking differences (especially prevalent in tire-related discussions) is how often people need or want performance characteristics of their car, requiring or recommending tires for that purpose instead of daily traction and comfort. The ones I've talked to in person are looking for practicality, environmental concerns, etc.

Of course, the Model 3 does attract more performance-oriented drivers than a Chevy Bolt (for example). But it also attracts the same crowd as a Chevy Bolt in many ways, which we can agree is not a performance machine.

So, there's the poll. How do you tend to drive your Model 3?
 
Sep 1, 2019
50
24
Baltimore, MD
I spend 1 hour on Tuesday evenings and 2+ hours on Sunday mornings seeking out curvy and scenic roads that push the limits of this car (and the law ;)), as have on all my previous cars. This best thing about this car is balance between relaxing drives and spirited drives. Few cars can actually carry the 'sports sedan' label as well
 
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boriszima

Member
Jul 12, 2018
676
335
Los Angeles
Just a daily driver here in Los Angeles traffic. As most of us, every now and then need to punch the pedal to go around folks or merge etc. I try to save my tires since i see it here often owners complain about tire wear and they punch at every red light.
 
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MrG_NY

Member
May 20, 2019
149
115
NY
I didn't get the car because it's enviromentaly friendly, that's just a byproduct. I got the car because it's cool, fast and high-tech.Oh and my wife likes it too.

A car grabs your soul, it's an extension of you, your personality. its gat to fit you like a well worn pair of jeans.
 

AndrewAllen

Member
Mar 19, 2019
211
143
Gilbert, AZ
I spend 1 hour on Tuesday evenings and 2+ hours on Sunday mornings seeking out curvy and scenic roads that push the limits of this car (and the law ;)), as have on all my previous cars. This best thing about this car is balance between relaxing drives and spirited drives. Few cars can actually carry the 'sports sedan' label as well


I guess I need to add Tuesday to my Sunday schedule!!!

I call it Track Mode Sunday.
 

St☰v☰

Member
Aug 27, 2019
837
587
Texas
Odd man out here. I bought the Tesla to replace my ICE daily driver to save money and not have to buy gas any longer. To buy a Tesla for the purpose of flooring it at (almost) every opportunity just seems counter-intuitive, yet I'm certain many did it merely for the 0-60 times, and for those that did, more power (and tickets) to you. I'm saving about $50 a week in gas after netting out the cost of electricity. Then there's the savings from not having to take the toll road every day so I don't sit in traffic.So between gas and toll road savings, probably $75 a week, easily!
 
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XLR82XS

D M C
Jul 26, 2019
3,153
1,954
SWFL | Vegas
Daily duty but life is too short to not fully enjoy the torque electric vehicles provide. :cool: With all the gas my ICE vehicles consume I couldn't care less if the range drops a bunch when I find some twisty tarmac.
 
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novox77

1.21 Gigawatts
Nov 25, 2017
1,924
4,099
NH, MA
2 decades ago I got a fast car and gunned it at every light to show off to other drivers. Not feeling the need to do that anymore. must be lower testosterone levels these days. With the Tesla, I find myself alone when I gun it these days. When I'm not doing that, I'm marveling at how efficient the 3 is, and how awesome that I have the choice to treat it like a sports car or an econobox. Def couldn't do that with my previous fun car.
 
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Justmurr

Member
Apr 2, 2016
207
131
PA
Some days the best part of my day is my commute... maybe that’s sad o_O
I definitely use the available torque whenever reasonably possible.
Also just had to replace the original 50k-rated primacy tire at 35k miles, so there’s that.
 

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