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Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

Postby Mr-914 » April 5th, 2016, 7:04 am

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The space for the grille bugs me too. I get it that the shape is their signature right now though. I think I would have suggested face-lifting the S and changing to something else for the 3 and X.

Purely from a styling point of view, I think it looks like a slightly upmarket Mazda 3. The subtlety of the S works because of its size. On the smaller 3, it looks a bit awkward. Much the same way, in fact, that the Mazda 3 doesn't look nearly as nice the 6.

I love reading Scott's points about the perception of the interior. I've always felt the interior of Teslas look like something the Soviet's would build: spartan, utilitarian, lacking concern for the driving experience.

Having said all of this, the brand is so strong, it probably won't matter.
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Horn it, grille it, plate it or winch it...have to do something with it.
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Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

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You know, with a plate on it, the whole no-show grill thing goes away.
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Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

Postby Mr-914 » April 11th, 2016, 6:12 am

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Chris: I thought you would be more for the viking horns.
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Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

Postby NURB » April 11th, 2016, 9:04 pm

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Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

Postby Mr-914 » April 12th, 2016, 6:51 am

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Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

Postby Dan Lewis » April 12th, 2016, 7:34 am

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Generatewhatsnext wrote:Horn it, grille it, plate it or winch it...have to do something with it.


I think they were a little desperate in trying to find a solution that didn't look like a Porsche Panamera.

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Model S facelift fresh out, today. Predict the predictable. No Helga hair.
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Looks great on the road.

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

Postby Cyberdemon » April 12th, 2016, 1:23 pm

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Generatewhatsnext wrote:Horn it, grille it, plate it or winch it...have to do something with it.


You almost nailed it with your mini grille sketch.

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/04/12/tesl ... -facelift/

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The tiny slit grille works much better here. Makes it feel less like a combustion powered car but gives it that central focus point and helps break up the space (especially when the front plate gets put on).

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Generatewhatsnext wrote:Horn it, grille it, plate it or winch it...have to do something with it.


You almost nailed it with your mini grille sketch.

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/04/12/tesl ... -facelift/

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The tiny slit grille works much better here. Makes it feel less like a combustion powered car but gives it that central focus point and helps break up the space (especially when the front plate gets put on).


Yep - that's the one I saw in Car & Driver as well...just feels better.
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Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

Postby NURB » April 13th, 2016, 1:02 pm

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Elon Musk has been pretty vocal of late with "crowd sourcing" design changes. Already changed the trunk/rear glass, and he's mentioned that the interior isn't going to look like that. I wonder if they're waiting to add to the grill after releasing the new S front end? New S looks very nice. Really well done.
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