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  1. kenmce

    kenmce High Voltage Member

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    I'll look at their hydrogen Mirai after they mandate that every Toyota dealer install a 24/7 hydrogen pump.
     
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    I've seen Woz come out and triumph the Bolt over his current issues with his Tesla Model S. He has yet to see the Model 3 though, and whatever changes they may make, but his issues seem to be a general dislike of Tesla's features.

    I'm not sure how much of a media concoction the story may be, there are several interested parties in pushing anything over the Model 3.

    If the Bolt is indeed a better buy, the cache of Tesla will likely keep Model 3 reservations on track. In any case, a lightly used Model 3 from the first crop of vehicles will command a break even or small profit resale.

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    And set up dealerships on my commute.

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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    At least the ethanol FCEV Nissan plans to release in Japan can be fueled with cheap vodka until a alcohol station arrives locally.
     
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    i wouldn't trust woz's opinion, only because of his hysterical prius cruise control moment.:p
     
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    I still can't believe how many of my friends have pre-ordered the model 3 knowing they won't even get it until a few years from now
     
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    great minds are entitled to disagree . . . . don't forget - over 400,000 people don't care if a front end is 'blunt' . . . . if I may be so blunt.
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    i agree! that's why we have choices. in truth, i would buy an ugly practical car, before a practically ugly car.
     
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    I think Limpet Lips looks bad as well, but then, I don't exactly love the looks of my Prius either... But I still drive it every day. Like bisco says, ugly practical.
     
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    Toyota got you covered then. ;)

    Of course they gave you both options together in Mirai.
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    As the owner/driver, you'll spend more time looking at the dash than the nose anyway.
     
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    LOL, lost my coffee on that one. Hilarious ;)
     
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    The car will be that good, the only gripe will be the nose design. It'll make non-owners happy they can justify not making the best new vehicle purchase of their lifetimes (incentives in some areas are insane, looking at $14k back in my Province), or those people who own model 3 and just need something to whine about.

    Aftermarket mirror on the hood to always be reminded of the "ugly" front end design? Genius!

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    yes, it comes across as NOT having a product that customers want as much - so the best you can do is run the negative campaign - whatever means that you can find ... like with politicians sniping e/other.
    can japan still use it if I've already mixed diet 7 up with it?

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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Well, the FCEV plans to release by 2020 in Japan takes 55% ethanol. So I'd say 7 up and vodka or gin and tonic can be used in emergencies.
     
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    Just be like Nascsar and put a sticker on it, problem solved. That was the first thing I said when I saw it in March.
     
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    since we all seem to agree that it's ugly, why is tesla doing it?
     
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    Maybe because we're not all on the list to get one &/or many that aren't here actually like it ?
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    someone must be. it looks like bill the engineer took hiss sawzall and cut the nose off. besides, putting a down payment and/or buying one doesn't mean you like it. if someone says they like it, i'll believe them. i just can't believe elon didn't check with us first.
     
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    They're going to put one of these on the front:

     
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