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    1. Senior Member Lwize's Avatar
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      05-12-2019 07:36 PM #26
      i3's a bunch of times, e-Golfs, Soul EVs, Bolts, Spark EVs and LEAFs.
      CODAs too.

      Fuel cell cars are full electrics too, so Honda Clarity (gen 1, 2 and 3), Mercedes B-Class F Cell, and Hyundai Santa Fe FCEV.

      Tesla? No.
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      05-12-2019 08:49 PM #27
      I’ve driven a couple Model S’s, Bolt, E-Golf, i3, Volt, and need to go drive a Model 3 soon.

      We have a Bolt in our fleet-hit the two year mark in March. Such an effortless car to drive—quiet, smooth, torquey, and surprisingly composed in the ride/handling department.

      I’d love a Model 3 Performance, but I’d settle for an i3 as a commuter with something fun for the weekends.

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      05-12-2019 09:43 PM #28
      I know Tesla’s are fast even without driving one.

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      05-12-2019 09:51 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by chucchinchilla View Post
      Yes. Besides the acceleration, it's much nicer going through traffic in quiet smoothness than in an ICE vehicle.

      as ive said in other EV threads, i think our next new car purchase when the time comes will be one of the multi hundred mile EVs. probably not a tesla though
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      05-12-2019 09:58 PM #30
      I love my parents model 3. So fast off the line, reminds me of my Aprilia superbike.

      My dad and I stoplight raced an old lady in a CLS550 last night. My dad waved bye-bye as we put bus-lengths on her.

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      05-12-2019 10:06 PM #31
      i3 and a Model X 75D.

      i3 was wholly unimpressive. Didn’t care for it.

      Model X was legit like driving the future, but I didn’t get anywhere near the advertised range.
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      05-12-2019 10:09 PM #32
      Oh man. Hawk is gonna end up with a Model 3 if he drives one. Mark my words! I look forward to his threads about it
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      05-12-2019 10:10 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Tommietank View Post
      Oh man. Hawk is gonna end up with a Model 3 if he drives one. Mark my words! I look forward to his threads about it
      At this rate the Model Y will be out and be a better fit for his 3 kids...
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      05-12-2019 11:08 PM #34
      Many, and not just cars

      I've driven the usual suspects: Leaf, Bolt, M3P (which I couldn't get past the interior of it to actually enjoy the car...).

      But I've also driven EV buses, a couple converted trucks, and one electrified tow rig. The latter had quite the launch compared to its diesel counterparts...
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      05-12-2019 11:19 PM #35
      Golf cart count?

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      05-12-2019 11:49 PM #36
      I came from a B8 S4 to the Model 3 and haven't looked back for one second. It IS that much of a game changer. I will be very surprised if Hawc doesn't go for the Tesla or Taycan.
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    13. 05-13-2019 12:00 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Tommietank View Post
      Oh man. Hawk is gonna end up with a Model 3 if he drives one. Mark my words! I look forward to his threads about it
      I'm going to test drive one this week for sure.

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      05-13-2019 12:06 AM #38
      I drove Tesla Model S, Chevy Bolt, and leased an i3 for two years. It's kinda hard to see pure electric in Texas, since not everyone has it. I do see a lot of Tesla Model 3s on the road here though, and that's a good sign.
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      05-13-2019 12:19 AM #39
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      What is with that vertical license plate on the Audi?
      Aerodynamics I've been told ...

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      05-13-2019 12:46 AM #40
      Where's the "Ban Hawk" option? I've ridden in exactly one fully electric car, a Model S in Montreal a year ago. I called an Uber X, and got a message that an Uber Select had picked up the call at the Uber X price. The Model S was nice, and definitely makes me want to check out the 3 (driver said his wife was on the waiting list for one). Only hangup is I'd need to be able to afford a three pedal toy to go with my Tesla, and that would be a lot of money for. Maybe my next car(s) will be a Tesla and something that pops up on Bring a Trailer, we shall see...
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    17. Senior Member dunhamjr's Avatar
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      05-13-2019 01:40 AM #41
      Just test driven, nothing more than about 10 minutes.
      And not fast ones either.

      I wouldn't say exciting specifically. Different. Felt quicker than expected. But not really exciting.

      Model 3 would likely be quite exciting.

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      05-13-2019 05:02 AM #42
      Got to drive an Gm EV1 in 99. Sadly haven't had the chance to drive an electric car since.

    19. Member esrballa's Avatar
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      05-13-2019 06:08 AM #43
      Drove a Jaguar I Pace at the auto show. Incredibly smooth and good Lord did it take off at an instant.

    20. Member 2 doors's Avatar
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      05-13-2019 06:33 AM #44
      Owned an e-Golf for the last 3 years. I’ve also driven on a racetrack, so that makes two things I’ve done that you haven’t.

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      05-13-2019 07:00 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      i3's a bunch of times, e-Golfs, Soul EVs, Bolts, Spark EVs and LEAFs.
      CODAs too.

      Fuel cell cars are full electrics too, so Honda Clarity (gen 1, 2 and 3), Mercedes B-Class F Cell, and Hyundai Santa Fe FCEV.

      Tesla? No.
      Yeah they drive similarly, but FCHEV are not full electric.
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      05-13-2019 07:01 AM #46
      Came super close to buying a P85D but for the money at the time it was still a bit more than I wanted to spend for what it offered. Loved the car overall and honestly after driving the S Series the 3 series seems just cheap/plain, especially the interior which for me is a deal killer. Way to plain. Honestly the dumbest and most rediculous thing about the Tesla 3 series is the steering wheel. It's the cheapest looking/feeling part of the car and once would think with such an item they would make it nice.

      Overall the performance is great but so is that of an Audi RS3 or above and those cars come with a visceral experience that is second to none. To me the EV's are like banging a super plain looking girl with a smoking body but she just lays there and does nothing. I'd much rather have a 8/9 chick that knows how to have a great time including making a bit a noise
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    23. 05-13-2019 08:35 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by DrivinAW8 View Post
      Yes! An i3 and a Model 3 70D. Going to try to get behind the wheel of a Model 3 soon, standard model and performance as well.

      Regarding BEVs, and Tesla especially, I'm sold. Just can't afford it yet.
      I'm in the same boat - would love a Model 3 or Y - just can't quite swing one yet.

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      05-13-2019 08:59 AM #48
      I’ve driven the Model S and Model 3, the I3 and the Leaf, and I’ve been driving my Fisker Karma regularly since 2011. I like them all, but I prefer the styling of the Karma.

      I like the smooth accel with no shift points, it’s the ultimate in luxurious feel. I like using regen braking because it makes me feel like I’m saving brake pads ;-). And while they don’t all corner sharply, the low center of gravity gives most EVs a very solid, planted feel on nice wide sweepers. Yes, I love EVs and I still love ICE, so I will always have both in the garage, as long as they’ll let me!

      Next year I may either be ordering a Taycan or an iPace. I’ve been given a ride in a iPace but haven’t driven it myself. I want to try the Taycan before I decide on anything. The iPace would give me people-hauling capability I am lacking now. And I wish the Taycan just looked a bit more aggressive, like the original renderings.

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      05-13-2019 09:55 AM #49
      I’ve driven an i3 and a model S P85D. I hated the interior of the BMW (I’m in the minority on that one), but the driving experience was pretty incredible for both cars. One pedal driving is awesome in town, and the silence of the EV powertrain is nice everywhere. I don’t own any “fast” cars, so my perception of speed is different from others here, but that Tesla was earth shatteringly fast to me.
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      05-13-2019 10:14 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      i3 and a Bolt. I guess a Volt doesn't totally qualify since it has an ICE backup. Although I've driven a Volt many times all EV and much distance all ICE generator.

      Well Hawk, did you run wiring out to your parking pad yet?
      I'm on the fents about the Volt. I have driven one and if the battery isn't flat under very high load there's no connection between the driven wheels and gas engine, so in my case it was certainly 100% electric. It's a damn good car.
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