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Obraik
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  #2460726 13-Apr-2020 18:47
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RobDickinson: What non apple system has apple music now?

 

The Porsche Taycan has Apple Music built into it.


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  #2460740 13-Apr-2020 19:20
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shk292:

 

BlinkyBill:

 

Porsche’s...

 

 

Somehow it just seems wrong that someone who can afford more than one Porsche still can't use an apostrophe correctly

 

11/10 for car taste, 2/10 for grammar

 

 

 

 

Ha! I wouldn’t confuse having some money with having intelligence, good taste, generosity, compassion, or indeed anything positive.

 

Happy with the Oxford comma? In my own defence, I think Apple auto-corrected it, and I didn’t notice.


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  #2460744 13-Apr-2020 19:22
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RobDickinson: What non apple system has apple music now?

 

here is the current list, there are over 500 models with CarPlay https://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/available-models/ 




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  #2460745 13-Apr-2020 19:25
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BlinkyBill:

 

RobDickinson: What non apple system has apple music now?

 

here is the current list, there are over 500 models with CarPlay https://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/available-models/ 

 

 

 

 

I'm not counting or asking about carplay


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  #2460803 13-Apr-2020 21:07
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BlinkyBill:

 

Ha! I wouldn’t confuse having some money with having intelligence, good taste, generosity, compassion, or indeed anything positive.

 

Happy with the Oxford comma? In my own defence, I think Apple auto-corrected it, and I didn’t notice.

 

 

Hey, I'm just envious of your Porsches, always wanted a 911 - just the epitome of a classic sports car in my opinion.


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  #2465603 19-Apr-2020 18:33
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Watching the Sandy Munro Model Y teardown. TLDR it looks like (sample of 1 car, haha) the gap problems are still there, but also looks like the Y is a step up, engineering-wise, on the 3.

 

Munro Live on YouTube.


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  #2465609 19-Apr-2020 18:47
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Keep in mind that the Model 3 they tore down was one of the early production models. A lot of the improvements we see in the Y are already in current production Model 3 as well. The headliner for example is using the same cloth material that the Model Y is using now.




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As some may know, my Model 3 Performance was messed up by a meth-head on a one lane bridge on March 7th near Cape Runaway. 

The lockdown slowed things down a bit, but eventually AA Insurance decided to write the car off and pay me out the agreed value. That was all fine, and I promptly ordered another Tesla Model 3. This time, a Long Range. The exchange rate has weakened slightly, so the price to me had increased by a couple thousand. NO big deal. But then Tesla add delivery charges and a few bits and pieces and the total for the new Model 3 Long Range became $101,000 and change. No problem. Order in. 

A week passed. 

A friend came by and took me for a ride in his Model 3. Very nice. The effect of the ride was interesting. 

It's JUST A CAR!!!!! 

What the hell am I doing spending $100,000 on a car? I'm the guy who was "10 years old and $10,000" for cars until I went electric in June 2016......just under 4 years ago. 

I'd also ordered an MG ZS EV for $50,100. They called a few weeks ago to say it was now due in November.....a year after I placed the order. Yeah....nah. 

So yesterday morning I was looking at spending $151,000 and change on two cars. By the end of day I'd cancelled both orders and my 30kWh LEAF sitting in the garage was, once again, my main car both in mind and in reality. 

I'm going to wait a while and see what happens. I'll definitely buy a new EV at some point soon......but I'm not going to spend crazy money on it. I've already seen how it only takes one druggie to destroy a beloved and very expensive car in a second.....and leave me hanging for literally months. 

Nah. No thanks. I may buy another Tesla but it will have to be a LOT cheaper than anything they sell now. Even the SR+ is now a cup of coffee and sandwich less than $80,000. The "affordable" Model 3 is nothing like affordable in my eyes now. I just do not want to spend that much money on a car. Any car.

But I did love it. It was awesome. 





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  #2494722 29-May-2020 23:23
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I'm sorry to hear you're "leaving the family"! It IS a lot of money to spend, especially during the times we're in now. If I'm ever in the area I can stop by and give you a Model 3 fix ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  #2494725 29-May-2020 23:32
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Obraik: I'm sorry to hear you're "leaving the family"! It IS a lot of money to spend, especially during the times we're in now. If I'm ever in the area I can stop by and give you a Model 3 fix ๐Ÿ˜‰


I had felt it was a family, but Papa Elon has been working hard to dis-own me. His comments on Covid-19 left me feeling I'd been scammed.  He's not really saving the planet......he's just another rich guy who doesn't care who dies as long he's making money. Even if he was just sucking up to Trump as a contingency in a cynical move......it sucked. I've read his biography, too. Don't if you want to try to keep liking him. 

That "red pill" thing with Ivanka Trump really took the shine off it. 





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  #2494728 29-May-2020 23:41
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Yeah, I try and avoid getting caught up in the whirlwind that is Elon and instead remember that my car is the product of many smart people - much how my iPhone is the product of many smart people at Apple and not only the eccentric Steve Jobs. I'm not going to pretend to know Elon's motives for what he does but I do genuinely think Tesla as a whole care about making the planet a better place.

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  #2494730 29-May-2020 23:47
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Trying to assign motives to companies always ends in disillusionment.

Companies don't exist to save the world, they exist to make money. Sooner or later a company will do something unethical or crooked, it's just what they do.

Musk is a tech bro. They aren't a group known for being self aware or self critical.

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  #2494732 29-May-2020 23:56
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Elon likely also has bipolar or similar which he either struggles with or doesn't treat.

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  #2494807 30-May-2020 08:29
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It’s lucky people didn’t know what a truly horrible person Henry Ford was, otherwise he wouldn’t have sold 15 million Model Ts. But the motor company he founded is still around today, and even dipping its toes in the electric world.

 

I really like the Model 3, and even more, the Model Y. But have never bought into the Tesla cult, which in many ways is like the Apple cult. If you only buy something to ‘follow the leader’, then you will eventually be let down (IMO).

 

If I could afford $100K I would already have a BEV, (probably a M3),  but would rather have the money in the bank in the present circumstances.





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  #2503939 13-Jun-2020 08:08
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Wow, the bidding went up quick on this damaged Model 3, in Auckland Turners auction.



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