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  • Nysoz
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    So almost 2 years of ownership and 38k miles of my model 3 I’ve had to do my first maintenance on the car aside from tire rotations. The car let me know I had to fill up my windshield washing fluid. It holds almost a gallon if anyone else didn’t know.

    Also fsd beta continues to look impressive. Apparently Elon thinks they can do pure vision and not even use the radar sensors anymore?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/WholeMars...74296730824704

    https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/...22745709158407

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  • Panscan
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    Originally posted by Nysoz View Post
    I think I've mentioned it before, but a side effect of buying a $45k car has been saving around $50 in lotto tickets so far. I did run inside when my wife was driving her dino car and stopped to get gas to lose $4 when the jackpots were $800M.
    You’re basically making money

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  • Nysoz
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    I think I've mentioned it before, but a side effect of buying a $45k car has been saving around $50 I would've spent in lotto tickets so far. I did run inside when my wife was driving her dino car and stopped to get gas to lose $4 when the jackpots were $800M.
    Last edited by Nysoz; 02-05-2021, 09:53 AM.

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  • Tim
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    Originally posted by CordMcNally View Post

    But then where do you buy your lotto tickets?
    Vending machines or drones or amazon? Maybe on your phone, scratch offs. The options are endless.

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  • CordMcNally
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    Originally posted by Nysoz View Post
    Once you get used to plugging in your car when you get home, it's so nice not having to pay attention to a gas gauge or visit a gas station
    But then where do you buy your lotto tickets?

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  • Nysoz
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    if you don't travel far and can charge at home, then you really don't need the charging network as you just charge in your garage. Once you get used to plugging in your car when you get home, it's so nice not having to pay attention to a gas gauge or visit a gas station

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  • Gamma Knives
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    Originally posted by Peds View Post

    im assuming it uses EA. while its not SC lvl yet, its definitely expanding/improving.
    EV cannonball record was set by @outofspec with taycan and EA, and it was a miserable experience but faster and in winter.

    do you road trip like every other week? otherwise i wouldnt even given it a second thought.
    I'm pretty sure charging network would not really be an issue for me. Probably just the anxiety of leaving ICE and knowing you can get fuel almost anywhere .

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  • Nysoz
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    Yeah roadster got postponed again until 2022 now.

    talking about the ‘spacex’ package where the back seat gets replaced with compressed air spacex tank with thrusters.

    cars can only accelerate so fast because of tires/friction/traction, but with a rocket thruster it solves that problem. Doesn’t seem safe at all or legal so who knows.

    The Tesla charging network is definitely more robust, plentiful, reliable compared to anyone else for now. My goal is to get a 500-600 mile vehicle and road trip around the country and see all the national parks.

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  • CordMcNally
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    I haven't heard anything about the Roadster in a while so I was looking around and apparent they're planning on a special package with cold gas thruster system which would help the car accelerate and turn along with allowing the car to fly 'a little' in 'short hops'. I don't know anything further about this system but isn't your wheels coming off the ground while in motion and then landing back on the ground a pretty good precursor for losing control?

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  • Peds
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    Originally posted by Gamma Knives View Post
    Definitely not going to rush into purchase. Long range seems plenty fast to me so wasn't looking at plaid+ (or plaid).

    Irony of aging. When I didn't have money, there were so many cars that I craved. Now nothing seems worth it. Maybe lucid will be appealing but I worry about charging network.
    im assuming it uses EA. while its not SC lvl yet, its definitely expanding/improving.
    EV cannonball record was set by @outofspec with taycan and EA, and it was a miserable experience but faster and in winter.

    do you road trip like every other week? otherwise i wouldnt even given it a second thought.

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  • Gamma Knives
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    Definitely not going to rush into purchase. Long range seems plenty fast to me so wasn't looking at plaid+ (or plaid).

    Irony of aging. When I didn't have money, there were so many cars that I craved. Now nothing seems worth it. Maybe lucid will be appealing but I worry about charging network.

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  • Peds
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    Originally posted by Gamma Knives View Post
    Been eyeing the model S for a while (have plenty in my fun spending account but don't need a new car). I am curious to see what youtube reviews make of the yoke wheel (and maybe test drive but I am hesitant to test drive as I might decide to pull the trigger). I think the interior looks cool but I'm not sure about function and stalkless design. I am not usually a fan of touch screen controls.
    personally i would pass. still old cells unless you are going plaid+, and like you said control system that i dont see aging well....

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  • Nysoz
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    Yeah I’m waiting for a plaid model s+ or roadster in a few years. Wife says hard no on cybertruck (I wonder if she’ll change her mind if it looks ok in person).

    Really want to see how the no stalk/yoke thing works. If it actually makes sense I’m sure you can get used to it rather quickly like regenerative braking but who knows.

    Then again maybe in a few years lucid will be the car to have or Apple car. Time will tell!

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  • Gamma Knives
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    Been eyeing the model S for a while (have plenty in my fun spending account but don't need a new car). I am curious to see what youtube reviews make of the yoke wheel (and maybe test drive but I am hesitant to test drive as I might decide to pull the trigger). I think the interior looks cool but I'm not sure about function and stalkless design. I am not usually a fan of touch screen controls.

    Never understood why people would race on public streets. If you want to race go to a track. Obviously a fast car (or any car really) is like any other potentially dangerous object; it needs to be used responsibly.

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  • Nysoz
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    I think it has more to do with stability/traction control than the awd part. when a tesla senses that it's losing traction/grip it cuts power to that motor I believe. or possibly applies brakes? I dunno but there's magic gremlins in there doing something

    https://www.torquenews.com/4121/how-...ains%20control.

    there are ways to kill it that's off menu/needing to unhook some sensors. that'll let you actually drift a tesla otherwise you can't on a regular basis. hopefully that doesn't become too mainstream

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