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      03-16-2020 12:20 PM #2


      I don't think the styling will sell the car, but the hatch should. I've had half and half between hatches and sedans and honestly it is hard to justify a sedan if you can get a hatchback for similar money.

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      03-16-2020 01:06 PM #3
      It's a shame they didn't have their usual camera gear, I would have liked to see more driving/action shots from more angles. Either way, it looks very compelling. I'm not sure if, for me personally, it's worth the premium over the 3, but for many/maybe most people, I would say that yes it is.

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      03-16-2020 01:22 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      I don't think the styling will sell the car, but the hatch should. I've had half and half between hatches and sedans and honestly it is hard to justify a sedan if you can get a hatchback for similar money.
      IMO the hatch is what the Model 3 should have come with from the beginning. I know they had their reasons (mfg cost, Musk had to have that full glass roof, maybe they knew it would compete with future Model Y, etc.) but still.
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      03-16-2020 01:27 PM #6
      Woof---this has the proportions of a Micro Machine toy. Their sedans are so much better looking, and particularly, better proportioned.

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      03-16-2020 02:23 PM #7
      I wonder if the blacked out bits (handles, etc) would swap to a 3? Probably not worth the effort above vinyl or dip though.

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      03-16-2020 02:27 PM #8
      As far as I know the handles will.
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      03-16-2020 02:31 PM #9
      Still don't see the benefit of eliminating instrumentation directly in front of driver. Anyone?

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      03-16-2020 02:40 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by JackStraw79 View Post
      Still don't see the benefit of eliminating instrumentation directly in front of driver. Anyone?
      It was trendy for the Prius and Echo, so for whatever reason Tesla followed suit.
      Agree, its one of my not so favorite things about the Model 3 and well Model Y

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      03-16-2020 02:43 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by JackStraw79 View Post
      Still don't see the benefit of eliminating instrumentation directly in front of driver. Anyone?
      No benefit to driver.

      Benefit to manufacturer - Cheaper, and much easier to manage left vs right hand drive.

      I'm debating ordering a GPS speedometer or HUD to put behind my wheel. But I quickly stopped noticing during my test drive.

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      03-16-2020 02:44 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Rudy_H View Post
      It was trendy for the Prius and Echo, so for whatever reason Tesla followed suit.
      Agree, its one of my not so favorite things about the Model 3 and well Model Y
      I didn't like it at first, and still generally don't, but I've only driven a Model 3 for a day, and by the end of the day I was totally used to it. One huge benefit is that you can adjust the steering wheel perfectly from a comfort and function standpoint, and not have any worries about the visibility of the gauges.

      I'm fine with the central screen, but would love it if higher trim versions got a HUD to complement it.

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      03-16-2020 05:00 PM #13
      Doug is reviewing one today. I'd imagine he is planning on getting it up this week.

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      03-16-2020 05:16 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      The styling of the rear valence draws my eye to where the dual exhaust isn't.

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      03-16-2020 05:19 PM #15
      It looks too close in size to the Model 3. Maybe that's all a visual trick though.

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      03-16-2020 08:08 PM #16
      Those guys are well connected to have a Y so quickly available. They said that they borrowed it from a new customer.

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      03-16-2020 08:49 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by BlakeV View Post
      Those guys are well connected to have a Y so quickly available. They said that they borrowed it from a new customer.
      Is that customer named Musk?

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      03-17-2020 08:22 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by JackStraw79 View Post
      Still don't see the benefit of eliminating instrumentation directly in front of driver. Anyone?
      Central gauges and controls have always benefitted the car manufacturers, as it relates to build LHD and RHD versions of the same vehicle.
      The Model 3 and Model Y are more cost sensitive than Tesla's two bigger/more expensive models, and probably could not rationalize the investment required for completely new interiors in RHD markets. The central iPad and symmetrical dashboard saves a lot of money.

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      03-17-2020 08:45 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      Woof---this has the proportions of a Micro Machine toy. Their sedans are so much better looking, and particularly, better proportioned.
      Tesla, BMW, Benz, and Audi have all really latched onto this "SUV Coupe" styling trend.
      I don't think the Model Y is any better or worse than any of those other vehicles, from a styling perspective.
      The German brands, however, at least offer regular "square-backed" versions of all their fastback SUVs.
      Since Tesla already has the Model X as a fastback, it might have been nice to make Model Y with a more conventional SUV profile.
      This would have helped distinguish it from the 3 and X visually.

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      03-17-2020 08:50 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Tesla, BMW, Benz, and Audi have all really latched onto this "SUV Coupe" styling trend.
      I don't think the Model Y is any better or worse than any of those other vehicles, from a styling perspective.
      The German brands, however, at least offer regular "square-backed" versions of all their fastback SUVs.
      Since Tesla already has the Model X as a fastback, it might have been nice to make Model Y with a more conventional SUV profile.
      This would have helped distinguish it from the 3 and X visually.
      The shape is based solely on what is the most aerodynamic and therefore efficient; there is a reason all their cars look the same. See E-Tron for inefficient EV.

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      03-17-2020 09:03 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Central gauges and controls have always benefitted the car manufacturers, as it relates to build LHD and RHD versions of the same vehicle.
      The Model 3 and Model Y are more cost sensitive than Tesla's two bigger/more expensive models, and probably could not rationalize the investment required for completely new interiors in RHD markets. The central iPad and symmetrical dashboard saves a lot of money.
      I should have phrased that "benefit for the driver". I get that it's cheaper to manufacture. I guess that while they're still in hype mode, they don't have to worry about the quantity of sales they are losing from such decisions.

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      03-17-2020 09:09 AM #22
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      03-17-2020 09:32 AM #23
      I'm getting tired of their exterior designs

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      03-17-2020 09:55 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by JackStraw79 View Post
      I should have phrased that "benefit for the driver". I get that it's cheaper to manufacture. I guess that while they're still in hype mode, they don't have to worry about the quantity of sales they are losing from such decisions.
      I think we are past "hype mode".
      There are alternatives to buying a Tesla, at this point, yet the Model 3 is still one of the best selling cars (EV or otherwise) in the US.
      Other cars, EV and otherwise, are adopting the Tesla "big a$$ Tablet" layout.
      I am not saying that I like the central tablet located gauges at all, but I think it might more of a concern for car enthusiasts vs the everyday car buying public.

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      03-17-2020 09:58 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by BluMagic View Post
      I'm getting tired of their exterior designs
      All car brands have a particular design aesthetic, including Tesla (except for the Cybertruck).
      We have been living with the Benz, Porsche, Audi, Jeep, Lexus, etc... design languages for MUCH longer than the current Tesla language, which launched with the Model S.

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