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Thread: Electric Cars to Replace Your ZHP... Eventually?

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    Many think ICE cars will eventually go the way of the horse, from beast of burden to weekend recreation. I'm hoping for fuel cells. And, I wouldn't mind a hybrid Tacoma TRD Offroad, or Hybrid Bronco (with Sasquatch pkg). Imagine one of those things averaging 30mpg. I'd get one of those and a fun light car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Many think ICE cars will eventually go the way of the horse, from beast of burden to weekend recreation. I'm hoping for fuel cells. And, I wouldn't mind a hybrid Tacoma TRD Offroad, or Hybrid Bronco (with Sasquatch pkg). Imagine one of those things averaging 30mpg. I'd get one of those and a fun light car.
    Itís closer than you think! The new Toyota Sienna is offered as a hybrid only platform now. Itíll be interesting how it is as taxi drivers put them through the paces. Haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandwagn View Post
    Yes, Tesla has some growing pains, but they are definitely not a boring EV. The immediate torque is insane and itís a completely different driving experience. Highly recommended taking a test drive if you have a chance. Itís a performance minded eco car.

    Also, the Taycan is pretty cool - quick, drives nice and is definitely the Porsche of EVs. Lots of pretty exciting options on the horizon.

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    Nah, Tesla is the other way around. It's an Eco-minded car with some performance. Yeah the instant torque is great. But it's a one trick pony at that point. Seriously, how can the brakes even be considered performance? Try it. Charge to 100% so that regen turns off, then go fast and try to stop lol The model 3 is like the most performance oriented model out of the bunch. All the rest are like this big floaty ship. Great for cruising though especially with the air suspension on the S.

    But it's a tech car as much as it is an EV. You deal with a lot of SW bugs that roll out too. You can't do anything about it until the next update. There's been times where it messed up the Autopilot, the reverse cam, my headlights, etc. My most annoying bug currently is the Bluetooth one (been like 5 updates, still there). It's the one where when I pick up, I don't hear the other person at all until I switch to handset mode and switch back.

    Not that I'm against Tesla or anything. As far as I can tell, they have the best BMS as well as motors. They just got to work on literally everything else. My friend, who got a Model S recently, has been telling me that he thought I was joking when I told him all the problems I had to deal with and the quality of the car and service. Now he has to deal with those too lol We fixed a ton of things recently when we opened up his car to put in the power frunk/soft close doors. Wires hanging randomly, clips missing, found a screw driver just in the car that wasn't ours lol And the big one, the main bolt on his front passenger control arm is...not there lol Shit luckily we only drove 60 miles.

    I still recommend Tesla though. If you get a good one and you never have to warranty it. Then it'll be problem free and you avoid like 90% of the problems by not having to deal with Tesla. They have the best range, a large charging network. You can use the others too, but I haven't had the need to use anything other than the Superchargers and I drove across 4 states. It's a great DD, seriously. And another good thing is that if you drive manual, the transition to the car is easy. It's basically like driving a manual, regen = engine brake. Doesn't move until you hit the gas. It's all throttle control which manual drivers are fairly good at to begin with.

    I hope in the future, Tesla can iron out all their problems and produce a car that can actually replace my E46.

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