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    Itís time to rock down to Electric Avenue as we welcome a first-timer to our service department.

    As you may expect from the title and the tags (does anybody actually read those?), we had ourselves a Tesla Model S the other day. It was only in to have its summer and winter wheels swapped over, so while it wasnít anything big, for most of us it was our first time seeing this car in person. And almost every single one of us walked away impressed. Not what youíd expect from a business whose entire being is based on the existence of the internal combustion engine.




    To say the car looks good is a bit of an understatement. Pictures donít really do it justice, especially in regards to the width of the vehicle. You may have heard the news this week saying that Teslaís Elon Musk is willing to put his own money into widening Californiaís highways. Thereís a good reason for this ó the Model S is WIDE. Like, nearly the size of an entire side street lane wide. You can really appreciate the cavernous feeling the car imparts once you get inside, but even from the outside, itís a formidable silhouette.

    It also has two trunks ó front and rear ó thanks to its powerplant, which consists of a three-phase AC induction motor coupled to a battery hung low along the floorboards of of the vehicle. Not only does it shove the center of gravity into the asphalt, but this drivetrain also provides for instant torque at any speed, from zero to the top. And the numberís donít mess around ó with the 80 kWh battery that this model has, the car puts down the equivalent of 362 bhp and 325 lb-ft of torque. It hits 60 in 5.4 seconds, which isnít bad when you put it next to, well, every other non-Tesla electric vehicle. If you get the Performance pack, that 0-60 time drops to 4.2 seconds, which is faster than a 991 Porsche 911 Carrera S with a manual transmission. Jesus.




    The interior keeps the weirdness alive, but wraps it with a swath of luxury that temporarily confuses you into thinking youíre driving a Mercedes concept car. The seats have great leather and also great body support, thereís a massive panoramic glass roof up above, and the side pillars arenít terribly large, so you really feel like you have all the open space in the world in that car. The door cards, though, look and feel pretty weird. The pull (which also contains a tiny pocket) is at the top of the door, near the latch, and the rest of it is a weird contour that feels like it was pulled from the wreckage of a UFO.






    Even with all the neat and interesting bits, by far one of the best parts of the Tesla Model S is the display setup. Both the center console and gauges consist of massive flat-screen displays. The stack in front of your face gives you range estimates, efficiency averages, road speed, as well as infotainment tidbits. The center console, which is even more impressive, boasts just about everything you can imagine, including a 3G internet connection. Itís like youíre driving a moderately expensive, incredibly complicated cell phone.





    However, thatís not to say that itís without a downfall. Exhaust noise falls way short of anything, seeing as how itís completely nonexistent. And itís a little weird driving a whisper-quiet car at any speed, where all you have is some slight road noise to remind you that yes, you are in fact driving a motor vehicle on a road. That said, we came away impressed, and weíre glad that we were given the chance to have one through the shop, if only for a wheel swap. Weíll see you right back here on Monday, so have a fun and safe weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxer
    I'm pretty sure I will molest any exhaust systems you leave lying around

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    Ah yes, the Tesla A7
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    what did you guys do to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Dillinger View Post
    what did you guys do to it?
    Made babies in the back seat.
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    Fix your sig pic size cunt. <3 Ox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Dillinger View Post
    what did you guys do to it?
    Perhaps if you made it to the third sentence in the blog post, you'd know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxer
    I'm pretty sure I will molest any exhaust systems you leave lying around

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    Quote Originally Posted by FluidMotorUnion View Post
    Perhaps if you made it to the third sentence in the blog post, you'd know
    I didnt even make it passed the tittle. once the song was stuck in my head, game over
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    Quote Originally Posted by FluidMotorUnion View Post
    Perhaps if you made it to the third sentence in the blog post, you'd know
    LIES. Babies were made. I'm sure of it.
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    Fix your sig pic size cunt. <3 Ox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Average_Jerk View Post
    I didnt even make it passed the tittle. once the song was stuck in my head, game over
    Before I even typed up the post, that shit was stuck in my head.

    And now, after a weekend of it being gone, here it is, right back in my head again.

    Quote Originally Posted by WICKED WEISS View Post
    LIES. Babies were made. I'm sure of it.
    You're totally right.

    I definitely had sex with this car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxer
    I'm pretty sure I will molest any exhaust systems you leave lying around

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    Quote Originally Posted by FluidMotorUnion View Post
    You're totally right.

    I definitely had sex in this car.
    Fixed.
    Sup. Call me Z.
    My Accord "build".

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    Quote Originally Posted by FluidMotorUnion View Post
    Before I even typed up the post, that shit was stuck in my head.

    And now, after a weekend of it being gone, here it is, right back in my head again.



    You're totally right.

    I definitely had sex with this car.
    Nikola Tesla would be proud


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    LOL that's not a Yugoslavian! ^ Silly dave!




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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackerTeg View Post
    Fixed.
    Nope. It was right the first time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxer
    I'm pretty sure I will molest any exhaust systems you leave lying around

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    Damnit!
    Sup. Call me Z.
    My Accord "build".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackerTeg View Post
    Damnit!
    Although it WAS pretty difficult, since there weren't any tailpipes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxer
    I'm pretty sure I will molest any exhaust systems you leave lying around

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    Quote Originally Posted by FluidMotorUnion View Post
    Although it WAS pretty difficult, since there weren't any tailpipes...
    Sup. Call me Z.
    My Accord "build".

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