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Old 04-01-2016, 01:34 AM   #111
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Looks like it's puckering up.

Did I miss pricing, or did they just stick with the $35k number and no more details?
They won't reveal more details until people can order...

I predict options will be:
- leather 2.5k
- sunroof 1.5k
- autopilot convenience features (Elon only said autopilot safety features are standard -- which is also true on the Model S) $2.5k
- some sort of upgraded interior / auto lift gate $3k
- upgraded audio $2k
- larger battery $10k
- awd vs rwd $5k

That just about doubles the base price for fully loaded...
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:33 AM   #112
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I'd seriously consider one of these, but

1) Does the rear seat fold so I can put a bike in the back?

2) I wouldn't be able to charge it in Manhattan. At least not yet anyway.
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:49 AM   #113
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The front end is hideous. I'm assuming it's still a work in progress.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:41 AM   #114
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http://youtu.be/16SWVS56aZU

This video is helpful; gives a good view of the rear glass and (at 3:24) the trunk opening.

It's not a hatch, but Musk said something about a surfboard fitting, so I assume the seats fold.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:08 AM   #115
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The front end is hideous. I'm assuming it's still a work in progress.
Front end is a deal breaker for me.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:08 AM   #116
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Wow, the rear door opening looks really small. Everyone getting in and out of that thing looks like they're struggling a bit.

The front end isn't a dealbreaker for me. The whole car is pretty bland looking, but I'll take that over something overwrought like all the new Toyotas / Lexuses any day.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:55 AM   #117
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Rear door opening looks to be better than the Model S, which is really hard to get out of...
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:15 AM   #118
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Rear door opening looks to be better than the Model S, which is really hard to get out of...
Hm, looks worse to me, but with the shaky potato video footage it's hard to tell. The model S is really bad in that regard.

I hope that glass roof is really well tinted, otherwise the rear seat passengers are going to bake.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:20 AM   #119
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The lack of a hatch is disappointing
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:35 AM   #120
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Hm, looks worse to me, but with the shaky potato video footage it's hard to tell. The model S is really bad in that regard.

I hope that glass roof is really well tinted, otherwise the rear seat passengers are going to bake.
As long as they use the same or better tinting as on the Model S, things will be fine. I live in AZ and even on the hottest summer days (115+), I cannot feel any extra heat on my head.

Compared to the side windows, which were not tinted at the factory -- I immediately felt heat through them the first few days I had the car. Then I had a tint applied that has strong UV protection -- and the side windows are now very similar to the roof...
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