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14 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

you dont get to tell me what to do either...

I didn't tell you what to do.

I just stated what you were, and that was triggered. 

13 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

And it seems your little lap dog CCAP is on your side...when a while ago..you were on his  case regarding down  votes...

Sorry we agree on something...? :stupid:

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43 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

I didn't tell you what to do.

I just stated what you were, and that was triggered. 

Sorry we agree on something...? :stupid:

It’s sad when one doesn’t get that I (nor you) need agreement from the other in order to make a point against basic lunacy. People sometimes agree and people sometimes disagree. It’s called life and he needs to understand that point before making another seemingly drunken post about it. 

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1 hour ago, surreal1272 said:

It’s sad when one doesn’t get that I (nor you) need agreement from the other in order to make a point against basic lunacy. People sometimes agree and people sometimes disagree. It’s called life and he needs to understand that point before making another seemingly drunken post about it. 

 

1 hour ago, ccap41 said:

I didn't tell you what to do.

I just stated what you were, and that was triggered. 

Sorry we agree on something...? :stupid:

 

Every little thing that I say or do
Your hung up
Your hung up one me!!!

 

But you are not hangin' up, are ya?

 

Open up your heart...Ill make you love me

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19 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

Back to reality, Musk says Tesla still in 'production hell'.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/10/elon-musk-says-tesla-is-in-model-3-production-hell/

Reality indeed. Musk is definitely finding out the hard way that it’s not so easy to mass produce when you have no history of mass production. 

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and that was a big issue from the on-set. As I stated before.. by the time the Model 3 gets up and running.. Ford and GM will have already started building more "mainstream" looking EVs. Seriously..looking at the Model 3 is it really worth all the Hoopla? I'm talking about a vehicle that goes 220 miles on a charge for $35K or 310 miles for a WHOPPING $9K more.. and looks like an uglier version of the Lexus IS and Porsche Panamera mashed up together. 

I call on Chevy to convert its Malibu Hybrid into a complete EV.. so we can have a better looking Model 3 competitor

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1 hour ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

and that was a big issue from the on-set. As I stated before.. by the time the Model 3 gets up and running.. Ford and GM will have already started building more "mainstream" looking EVs. Seriously..looking at the Model 3 is it really worth all the Hoopla? I'm talking about a vehicle that goes 220 miles on a charge for $35K or 310 miles for a WHOPPING $9K more.. and looks like an uglier version of the Lexus IS and Porsche Panamera mashed up together. 

I call on Chevy to convert its Malibu Hybrid into a complete EV.. so we can have a better looking Model 3 competitor

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Hell Ya, GM could so easily stretch the BOLT platform and dump the Malibu body on it and have a Superior looking EV Sedan. Being bigger, then GM could offer a 100kWh battery pack getting over 300 miles and just kicking Tesla away! :metal: 

3 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Well, until GM makes an EV car.. it is easily the best looker of the available "affordable" EVs. 

Still take a BOLT over the Tesla 3 any day.

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1 minute ago, dfelt said:

Still take a BOLT over the Tesla 3 any day.

That's because you have poor taste in vehicles... 

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14 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

That's because you have poor taste in vehicles... 

Naw, I just know a superior built auto when I see one. Tesla is far from superior built. :roflmao: 

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23 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Hell Ya, GM could so easily stretch the BOLT platform and dump the Malibu body on it and have a Superior looking EV Sedan. Being bigger, then GM could offer a 100kWh battery pack getting over 300 miles and just kicking Tesla away! :metal: 

Still take a BOLT over the Tesla 3 any day.

I third the Malibu conversion to EV. Would look leaps and bounds better than the 3 and Chevys own Bolt. Would make even more sense to do the same thing with the Equinox. 

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5 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

I can just feel the love with two of our posters...

 

Yes...lets get back to reality...in...deed!

 

 

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12 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

I third the Malibu conversion to EV. Would look leaps and bounds better than the 3 and Chevys own Bolt. Would make even more sense to do the same thing with the Equinox. 

A normcore EV would be a game changer.  I wonder if the Malibu platform can support the EV hardware, as opposed to something purpose-built as an EV like the Bolt. Ford has the Focus Electric, but something like a Malibu EV if it had a good range and price could be a hit...

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20 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Naw, I just know a superior built auto when I see one. Tesla is far from superior built. :roflmao: 

All you like is soul-less EVs and huge vehicles. Everything else is "jelly bean", "derivative", "hideous", or "too small". 

It appears GM is still learning how to build EVs as well. Nobody is perfect... 

https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/26/chevy-bolt-ev-battery-issues/

 

Malibu EV would be fantastic and I guarantee that size vehicle is one of their upcoming EV's that they said would be out by like, what,  2020 or so? 

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They already made the lame hybrid Malibu with the destroyed trunk, wouldn't expect them to invest more in the current gen..

 

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2 hours ago, ccap41 said:

It appears GM is still learning how to build EVs as well. Nobody is perfect... 

https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/26/chevy-bolt-ev-battery-issues/

We have seen every auto maker have some bad parts and being only 100 affected out of the first 10,000 produced is nothing to worry about. GM came out and admitted the issue and has stated they have contacted all owners and are fixing the issue.

I am not so sure Tesla has done this.

In regards to sou-less auto's, not a single one I own is soul-less as they all have amazing souls and cool names. Course they are all Female and sexy as hell! :D 

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3 hours ago, ccap41 said:

Well, until GM makes an EV car.. it is easily the best looker of the available "affordable" EVs. 

GM makes an EV car.. its the 2017 NA Car of the Year.. 2017 Green Car of the Year.. 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year.. selling like hotcakes in terms of EVs. :wub:

and the whole fuckin point of the thread is that the Model 3 IS NOT AVAILABLE:blink:

3 hours ago, ccap41 said:

All you like is soul-less EVs and huge vehicles. Everything else is "jelly bean", "derivative", "hideous", or "too small". 

It appears GM is still learning how to build EVs as well. Nobody is perfect... 

https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/26/chevy-bolt-ev-battery-issues/

 

Malibu EV would be fantastic and I guarantee that size vehicle is one of their upcoming EV's that they said would be out by like, what,  2020 or so? 

This the type of poster that Googles his heart out to try and find negative shit.. yet still comes up short looking like a blatant shill hater..

GM has admitted to Autoblog that a number of it earliest Bolts have battery issues that could lead to "unexpected loss of propulsion." The good news is that only around one percent of the 10,000-or-so Bolts -- so, approximately 100 -- on the road are affected. -From Fuckin AUGUST

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25 minutes ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

GM makes an EV car.. its the 2017 NA Car of the Year.. 2017 Green Car of the Year.. 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year.. selling like hotcakes in terms of EVs. :wub:

and the whole f@#kin point of the thread is that the Model 3 IS NOT AVAILABLE:blink:

Are you talking about the Bolt? That's like a hybid of a suv/car/van thing. It sure as heck isn't a "car". The Volt is a car but it's a plug-in. 

26 minutes ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

This the type of poster that Googles his heart out to try and find negative $h!.. yet still comes up short looking like a blatant shill hater..

I'm not hating one bit but the Bolt is ugly compared to the Model 3. Had GM went with a genuine CAR I'd likely like it a heck of a lot more. Its tech and abilities are awesome. It just doesn't look very good.

By the way, it's easy to click the top link of a google search. I wouldn't say the top link was "Googles hit heart out" but you don't like to hear anything negative about The Mother Ship... 

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On 10/9/2017 at 8:32 AM, Cmicasa the Great said:

Tesla needs to realize that its WOW EFFECT is dissipating. In truth, the only thing that Tesla truly has going for it is that it currently has a captive market on 0-60 times and sportier styling.

you forgot both 'prestige' and 'aspirational' but as a cadillac owner, you'd be unfamiliar with either.

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52 minutes ago, FAPTurbo said:

you forgot both 'prestige' and 'aspirational' but as a cadillac owner, you'd be unfamiliar with either.

I would never consider a Tesla owner an Idiot since they are some very wealthy people. Yet with that said, I would also not consider them to be always the smartest as auto owners. Tesla is like Apple. They both have their prestige and aspiration by a select group of folks.

Just like us Cadillac owners enjoy the prestige, aspirational and rich heritage of Cadillac.

Clearly to think Cadillac does not have that even a little has to make one think twice about where you are coming from. <_<

Every company get a tarnished rep, some die, some come back. it does not mean that there is no prestige or aspiration to be had.

Personally, Apple to me builds crappy products that force you to live their way only and from what I have seen of the Prestige and Aspiration crowd, also some of the most common Lemmings in the universe. Tesla is the same in many regards.

I will credit Tesla with at least finally finding a solid way to move us beyond the ICE Auto. Thank you Musk for that.

Now let's look to see who builds the EV better. My bet is on GM. 

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No point in bringing up intelligence as regardless of the vehicle, most driver's are stupid and shouldn't be allowed to operate anything larger than a Matchbox car.

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3 hours ago, dfelt said:

Clearly to think Cadillac does not have that even a little has to make one think twice about where you are coming from. <_<

i'd ask an ATS owner to back you up but I can't find one anywhere............ :[

3 hours ago, dfelt said:

Personally, Apple to me builds crappy products that force you to live their way only

lol you know what product forces you to live their way only? a chevy bolt... because where are you going to charge it if you don't want to be homestuck?

tesla lets you traverse the continent east-to-west with super fast charging stations, whenever you want. 

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37 minutes ago, FAPTurbo said:

i'd ask an ATS owner to back you up but I can't find one anywhere............ :[

lol you know what product forces you to live their way only? a chevy bolt... because where are you going to charge it if you don't want to be homestuck?

tesla lets you traverse the continent east-to-west with super fast charging stations, whenever you want. 

There are charging stations across the country for the Bolt, including fast charging. You are trolling just a little too hard today  

 

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Neat app. I see the Hyatt about a mile from me has a charger, as does a Dunkin' Donuts a couple miles away.  (Not that I need one, but I'll admit to being EV-curious)

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      Tesla also anounced that their trucks will have two options, 300 mile battery pack and a 500 mile battery pack. Most Semi's travel no more than 250 miles a day making the Tesla Semi the quietest and best solution for inner city deliveries as well as inner state transportation. Allowing for deliver and return to the hub with no charging needed during the trip.
      The Cab also has adjustable wings, this being the back section of the cab to handle all types of trailers old and new. Tesla Trailer is totally flat with superior storage capacity under the traditional trailer maximizing airflow around the whole truck, giving it a coefficient equal to a Bullet. Diesel Trucks have a Cd of 0.65 to 0.70, Bugatti Chiron has a 0.38 and the Tesla Semi is 0.36 Cd.
      The truck has autopilot and a 1 million mile warranty for the powertrain. Cost of the truck is recouped in 2 years compared to a Diesel cost including fuel and maintenance.
      Tesla put together the following operating costs:
      100 mile route (A-B-A)
      60 mph average speed with 80,000 lbs. GVW, $2.50 per gallon Diesel or 7 cents per kWh electricity price.
      Diesel truck is $1.51 per mile.
      Tesla truck is $1.26 per mile.
      They also compare it to rail transportation when you do a Tesla Semi convoy, they beat rail in price per mile.
      This is all attained with four independent electric motors and can be driven by anyone with a normal auto license since there is no gears. Check out the video below for full views of the inside and out of the Semi.
      Surprise announcement was the all new Roadster 2.0

      This is what I would call sex on wheels, Tesla has really improved and delivered a fast 2 door sports car that anyone can enjoy. 
      Tesla Roadster 2.0 Specification 0-60 1.9 seconds, 0 - 100 4.2 seconds with a quarter mile of 8.9 seconds certified and a 250+ MPH top speed. You get 3 motors, 200 kWh battery pack (620 miles) and 10,000 nm Torque (7,376 lb-ft) in a 2+2 configuration even though Musk does admit that you would not put people in the rear seat. Production 2020, taking pre orders now.
       
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