Regarding the test drive, I participate in a Tesla forum. I private messaged a member (we live in the same state) with a question on his Model 3 and he offered to meet me to show me the car. I met him in the parking lot of a supermarket in a nearby town where I had an engagement earlier that day.wrongfunds wrote: ↑Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:43 amHow? Courtesy of a friend or a family or a colleague? In our area, I can not even see that car in the show room let alone sit in it. Test driving is out of question.Had an opportunity to sit in and drive it around a parking lot.
That is fake TopGear; TopGear without Jeremy is NOT TopGear; I am sure Jeremy will HATE model 3 I can justsee him ripping the Model 3 to shreds in his review and intentionally running out of juice during his test drive. It is guaranteed.Top Gear gave the Model 3 a great review...
Seriously though, he was little humbled by his test drive of X but not much.
Regarding seeing the car, the upside to where I live I can easily get to NYC to see it and now Cherry Hill, NJ also has one in stock. The forum member saved me probably 4 hours since I planned to go to NYC and that would have been a half-day activity. The downside to where I live is it is a HCOL so I pay for privileges like this.
No comment re Top Gear being real or fake. I’m not close enough to its history to comment.
If the Model 3 is anything like the S and X, Tesla will have another hit on their hands with most owners loving their cars and vowing to staying with EVs. All that despite a ton of noise by detractors of the company and the cars themselves.
These are cars that compete for the $$$ of luxury car buyers. I think there is going to be a lot of noise if people start to stretch their budgets to buy these vehicles. These folks are better off buying Bolts or hybrids. One place Elon was wrong is, IMO, a $35K car is not a mass market car.