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      03-15-2019 07:58 AM #176
      I don't like the styling. It reminds me of a BMW 3 GT to a BMW 3 series. It's basically the same car with f*d up aspect ratio's.
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      03-15-2019 08:10 AM #177
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      Those were tall greenhouse wagons. The Model Y is a tall greenhouse sedan coupe. By not making it a straight roof CUV design they miss out on a true utility model. They already have the Model X serving this market in a larger size.

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      03-15-2019 08:14 AM #178
      I’ll need to see one in person to judge, but I think I prefer the 3. It’s good to see them expand the lineup though.

    5. 03-15-2019 08:15 AM #179
      Quote Originally Posted by tejlab View Post
      Honestly I prefer the 3

      I don't see any inherent benefit to the Y bodystyle?
      Taller ... easier for people to get in and out. More interior space. 3rd row, even if it is only for children. Liftback as opposed to sedan. Marketing.

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      03-15-2019 08:25 AM #180
      Quote Originally Posted by GoFaster View Post
      Taller ... easier for people to get in and out. More interior space. 3rd row, even if it is only for children. Liftback as opposed to sedan. Marketing.
      I like that it is 7 passenger optional. Too many of the CUV things have zero room either in the seats or behind them if they are occupied.

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      03-15-2019 08:42 AM #181
      Well, I really like it, and a 'fall 2020' release (aka summer 2021) fits better into my car-buying schedule.

      Hoping to see more real-world photos soon!

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      03-15-2019 09:24 AM #183
      And from the unveiling, Musk and his Tesla Nikes. They could make more money selling these than cars.


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      03-15-2019 09:24 AM #184
      It doesn't look bad, just not different enough from the 3.

      I feel like a less coupe like profile would make it an easier sell.

      I could be entirely wrong.

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      03-15-2019 09:33 AM #185
      It's so weird seeing TCL get all excited about melted jellybeans.




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      03-15-2019 09:36 AM #186
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      And from the unveiling, Musk and his Tesla Nikes. They could make more money selling these than cars.
      Now I don't know if they just had fluffer hype men out there in the audience, but the cheers and applause were so painfully nerdy.. A serious question I ask myself when I think about buying a Model 3 is whether I want to be considered a part of that "club" or not. Hopefully they go fully mainstream the way Apple did and the cultishness dies down eventually.

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      03-15-2019 09:41 AM #187
      I really couldn't care less who buys them or who likes them or not. I buy based on whether or not the product works.

      If I cared about who bought them, I'd have never bought a BMW or Mercedes. (edit: or any of the cars in my sig, really)

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      03-15-2019 09:51 AM #188
      Quote Originally Posted by Yuppie Scum View Post
      Hopefully they go fully mainstream the way Apple did and the cultishness dies down eventually.
      Apples cultishness has gone down?
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      03-15-2019 09:53 AM #189
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      I really couldn't care less who buys them or who likes them or not. I buy based on whether or not the product works.

      If I cared about who bought them, I'd have never bought a BMW or Mercedes. (edit: or any of the cars in my sig, really)

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      03-15-2019 09:57 AM #190
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      TSLA is up
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      0.35%. Not really up in any significant way. Maybe tomorrow after the introduction.
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      That's just today. I'm talking week-long.
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      Still down 10% from end of February and down 25% from mid Dec 2018.
      Apparently the stock market didn't like the unveiling either. TSLA is down about 4% this morning.

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      03-15-2019 10:00 AM #191
      Quote Originally Posted by Yuppie Scum View Post
      Now I don't know if they just had fluffer hype men out there in the audience, but the cheers and applause were so painfully nerdy.. A serious question I ask myself when I think about buying a Model 3 is whether I want to be considered a part of that "club" or not. Hopefully they go fully mainstream the way Apple did and the cultishness dies down eventually.
      I think they bought this from a 1970s TV sitcom.


    18. 03-15-2019 10:07 AM #192
      Quote Originally Posted by zmt2 View Post
      There's no real packaging penalty on their platform for sticking the motor in the rear, so why not get the car mag cred?

      I'm surprised that with it being 75% model 3 and most likely only having sheet metal differences that it'll still take them that long to bring it to market. Guess they think it'll be a while before they can meaningfully increase capacity.
      Not sure there will be much magazine cred for a RWD 'SUV' as they are all going to be saying it should be AWD standard or they should offer AWD on the Standard Range model.

      I think the timeframe is due to them not having extra manufacturing space until 2020.The China factory has to be finished, and the NA factory for the Y has to be figured out and built at GF1 or prepped if it ends up at Fremont which would slow 3 production. As much as anything, I think that holds up the Y production.

      The range on the Standard Range model is interesting... seems to me they are using the Mid Range Model 3 battery for that.

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      03-15-2019 10:10 AM #193
      Quote Originally Posted by silverlegacy View Post
      Not sure there will be much magazine cred for a RWD 'SUV' as they are all going to be saying it should be AWD standard or they should offer AWD on the Standard Range model.
      Aside from Subaru, nearly every SUV you can buy is 2-wheel drive in base trim, and typically FWD at that! Buyers around the world have never required AWD to call a vehicle an SUV.

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      03-15-2019 10:11 AM #194
      How do you get to the third row and what's the headroom like? The Performance variant is $72,500 well equipped, so it isn't that bad a price, just not sure how usable the third row is actually going to be.
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    21. 03-15-2019 10:11 AM #195
      Wow that looks incredibly . . . meh.

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      03-15-2019 10:14 AM #196
      I think this looks much better than the 3 and that pano roof is awesome. That said, the interior is almost as bad as the 3. Was not expecting the 7-seater option and a nearly 450km range on the top model is super.
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      03-15-2019 10:15 AM #197
      Quote Originally Posted by Yuppie Scum View Post
      Now I don't know if they just had fluffer hype men out there in the audience, but the cheers and applause were so painfully nerdy.. A serious question I ask myself when I think about buying a Model 3 is whether I want to be considered a part of that "club" or not. Hopefully they go fully mainstream the way Apple did and the cultishness dies down eventually.
      What they got is a cross-section of people who would show up at a Tesla unveil in Hawthorne on a weeknight. It's going to skew a certain way.

      Tesla appreciation is pretty mainstream though. My parents in their 70s (also bought shares early) for two. One of the people I know most excited about Tesla is a mom of four; even if she lived within 2,000 miles of SoCal I wouldn't expect her to be there at an event like that.

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      03-15-2019 10:15 AM #198
      Quote Originally Posted by silverlegacy View Post
      Not sure there will be much magazine cred for a RWD 'SUV' as they are all going to be saying it should be AWD standard or they should offer AWD on the Standard Range model.

      I think the timeframe is due to them not having extra manufacturing space until 2020.The China factory has to be finished, and the NA factory for the Y has to be figured out and built at GF1 or prepped if it ends up at Fremont which would slow 3 production. As much as anything, I think that holds up the Y production.

      The range on the Standard Range model is interesting... seems to me they are using the Mid Range Model 3 battery for that.
      That is the only logical reason I can think of as to why it couldn't be built in Fremont. I mean, if they aren't designed to be able to use the same assembly line that would be incredibly stupid.



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      03-15-2019 10:15 AM #199
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      It's so weird seeing TCL get all excited about melted jellybeans.
      I don't get it. The Model X/Y are slightly more elegant Azteks.

      I would have been ordering one this morning if they had put a reasonable rear cargo area on it (which would have helped the styling immensely.)

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      03-15-2019 10:17 AM #200
      Tesla Model Y unveiling in 3 minutes;


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