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Old 07-21-2020, 02:37 PM   #16
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Are the brakes iffy or did you intend to overshoot onto the grass?
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Old 07-21-2020, 02:43 PM   #17
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they have a 4yr 50k basic and 8 yr battery warranty. I think I'd def extend that. what do you have to service other than wiper fluid and tire rotations? Is there any kind of a cooling system service?
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Old 07-21-2020, 02:53 PM   #18
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Intentional: I have a shared driveway with the folks next to me. I put one tire on the grass so they can get their rear car out more easily.

I hardly ever touch the brake pedal. The car has regenerative braking - when you take your foot off the gas, the car uses its forward momentum to recharge the battery. This slows the car considerably -- enough to handle 95% of slowdowns/stops.
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:01 PM   #19
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Wiper fluid and tire rotations is exactly the entire user maintenance.

The first scheduled maintenance is at two years. That maintenance is: inspect the brakes and change out the cabin air filter. That's IT.

Think about the last 10 services you had on your cars. Now think what they would be if the motor was electric and the car had no transmission. Reported services are on other sections of the car, and some of those are kinda of major - like, someone said their front radar malfunctioned. (They could still drive, but couldn't use Autopilot) Still, my expectation is way less service will be needed, that is part of the Hope.
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:25 PM   #20
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0-60 in 4.4 secs, I think it's like 345 HP
Oh hell yeah!
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:35 PM   #21
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I want a Tesla Ford Bronco right now.
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:37 PM   #22
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I'll take a Tesla Tacoma.
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:54 PM   #23
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One of my salesmen just bought a new Tacoma. I like it. It's cool looking
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Old 07-21-2020, 05:03 PM   #24
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My knock around truck is a 2011. Reliable vehicle but maybe drop the body on an electric..
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Old 07-21-2020, 05:43 PM   #25
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Old 07-21-2020, 09:01 PM   #26
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Sweet ride, UT!
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Old 07-21-2020, 09:45 PM   #27
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I will start collecting tin cans and hoarding shaving foam and string... what?
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Old 07-21-2020, 09:54 PM   #28
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Congrats buddy I hope ya like it 4 many years!!!!!
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Old 07-22-2020, 05:37 AM   #29
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Old 07-22-2020, 05:59 AM   #30
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it's all on the touchscreen. The air vents are hidden and, like everything else on the car, are controlled by that screen.
How is the user interface on the screen? I remember you criticizing a Ford touch screen about ten years ago.

I understand Teslas can assist you with driving, so is hunting around on the touch screen not a distraction because the car will take care of you while your eyes are off the road?

I have a 2009 Accord, and there are still little things that annoy me about the controls, like the A/C button doesn’t light up when the A/C is on. You have to glance around on the display screen to find that information, and it isn’t very prominent.
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