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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:20 pm

The midsections have similarities, but the noses and tails are all very different.
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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:16 pm

palmermd wrote: you are absolutely right. Other and Other #2 look a lot alike. And neither look like Model Y. If you want we can get back to Leaf and Versa looking a lot alike. That was always an entertaining discussion in a thread. It is not useful to compare what cars you think look like others. 10 people will have 12 opinions on the subject.
OTOH, there have been some, not necessarily in this thread, who have implied that Tesla has some sooper-secret formula that allows their CUVs to be much more energy efficient than others, as opposed to making a design choice like prioritizing aerodynamics over interior volume. BTW, do you really not see that the roof/rear profiles above are essentially identical, or were you just being difficult?
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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:11 pm

GRA wrote:
palmermd wrote: you are absolutely right. Other and Other #2 look a lot alike. And neither look like Model Y. If you want we can get back to Leaf and Versa looking a lot alike. That was always an entertaining discussion in a thread. It is not useful to compare what cars you think look like others. 10 people will have 12 opinions on the subject.
OTOH, there have been some, not necessarily in this thread, who have implied that Tesla has some sooper-secret formula that allows their CUVs to be much more energy efficient than others, as opposed to making a design choice like prioritizing aerodynamics over interior volume. BTW, do you really not see that the roof/rear profiles above are essentially identical, or were you just being difficult?
If you just look at the roof line then you can probably name 20 vehicles that all look alike. My point is that you can't just look at one item and say that they are the same. Yes, they follow the rules of physics to be efficient. But the two cars do not look alike unless all you look at is the roofline. There are tons of other details that make them look very different.

Ford truck and Chevy truck look a lot alike in silhouette, but they are very different once you look at the details.
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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:12 pm

palmermd wrote:
GRA wrote:
palmermd wrote: you are absolutely right. Other and Other #2 look a lot alike. And neither look like Model Y. If you want we can get back to Leaf and Versa looking a lot alike. That was always an entertaining discussion in a thread. It is not useful to compare what cars you think look like others. 10 people will have 12 opinions on the subject.
OTOH, there have been some, not necessarily in this thread, who have implied that Tesla has some sooper-secret formula that allows their CUVs to be much more energy efficient than others, as opposed to making a design choice like prioritizing aerodynamics over interior volume. BTW, do you really not see that the roof/rear profiles above are essentially identical, or were you just being difficult?
If you just look at the roof line then you can probably name 20 vehicles that all look alike. My point is that you can't just look at one item and say that they are the same. Yes, they follow the rules of physics to be efficient. But the two cars do not look alike unless all you look at is the roofline. There are tons of other details that make them look very different.

Ford truck and Chevy truck look a lot alike in silhouette, but they are very different once you look at the details.
Yet both are more similar than different, having the same basic job requirements. Both are essentially squared-off two box vehicles with rectangular cargo bays. Cosmetic differences are just that.
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The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

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