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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    So to be fair, does that also mean you have a problem with Porsche intentionally limiting the power of its engines in cars like the Cayman or Boxster by changing ECU settings to say close off the...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    I don't think Tesla has decided yet if any cars built in China will come back into the US or not. Tesla has the option to build cars at the Fremont, CA plant as well as the Gigafactory in Nevada is...
  3. Re: 987.1 Cayman Open/Close Auto Windows Issue

    After my GT4 went in for service I have this same issue plus the auto-up and auto-down feature on the drivers door no longer works, but it works on the passenger door. Any ideas?
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    You do realize Jalopnik hates Tesla right? :hilarious: but let's cover these in reality and not Jalopy fantasy...

    First, the point Elon Musk was making when comparing the Model 3 to other car...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    I didn't read this particular article so I can only assume they got it wrong from your reaction. Let's cover the facts.

    1) Buyers wanted to purchase the base car, short range battery pack,...
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    Sticky: Re: Classifieds Feed Topics - Please Read

    Let me know if it is working now... I think I was able to nuke all the old Panjo stuff...
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    Is this thing on???

    Ok for those who emailed me about the Classifieds not working because trying to post a new listing here was kicking off the process to list something on the now defunct Panjo, please give it a try...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Chows, I don't disagree that electronic parts pose a problem as you say no one makes old chips BUT it depends on how you design in your electronics. For Tesla, everything is designed into a...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    I'm not sure how we got onto Polar Bears, but I think they all work for the Coca-Cola company so let's get back on track to electrified vehicles please... :)

    Any thoughts on the spy shots of the...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    You know this guy is a NUT CASE right? :hilarious: so MANY inaccuracies in his videos I don't know where to start... click bait... pure click bait...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    I like visuals, Chows likes visuals, if you like visuals, check this out! https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/374245/?fbclid=IwAR0yrY7TAHScO1QAlzqvX8ZIaa-he1IgwEHh9BC9WWpFkCE56ePjV3xlsDw
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    Re: Transmission Swap???

    Since it hasn't happened to me, then yes, it if a figment of their imaginations! :) You know like blue paint engines... :)
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    Re: Transmission Swap???

    Thanks Zedcat! More as this develops, just got an appointment set for June 11th to have the work done.
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    Re: Transmission Swap???

    I just heard from Porsche that you cannot keep the original transmission, so now I am wondering if they will issue a new certificate of authenticity with the updated transmission serial number??
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    Transmission Swap???

    Got the call from Porsche, they want to swap out the transmission in my GT4 (nothing wrong, just a preventative recall so that I don't get the 3rd gear issue - which I haven't ever had).

    Anything...
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    Lighten up, I didn't see anything before this post where he said the 718 or 718 turbos were awful, he just expressed an opinion that Porsche is holding them back from being as good as the 3.0L twin...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    You mean my dream of being the best riding crop fabricator is still alive??? YES! :hilarious:
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Found the article: https://www.chron.com/living/article/Can-you-own-an-electric-car-without-a-home-13846529.php

    Done by an Edmunds writer...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Chows you have your work cut out for you! Get out that and start teaching. BTW do you know what we do at car shows with our Teslas? TEACH people about EVs who have questions and want answers from...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Charging at home SHOULD be part of the equation, not that is HAS to be, but that if you are capable of doing it, you should as it makes the cost proposition and time proposition even more favorable. ...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Chows I'm neither for or against Mr. Nye, don't know him personally, but from what I saw of his tv series in the past he did a lot of work educating children about various aspects of science and...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Funniest thing I saw today! Thanks! :)

    BTW I was at a recent Earth Day gathering and there were some protesters there chanting and carrying signs about returning back to our climate in the past....
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    I think we agree here, my point was I don't not think people should equate MAGA (or insert current slogan here) to mean going back to the "glory days of the past" but rather if we want something to...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Chows, i'm not making the argument that the UN or others you quoted above are making. I never said we should abolish the US government and form a one world government, that would be foolish as...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    OK So you agree with me then that EV's are not a failure because they cost more then a gas powered car (currently - no pun intended) but that people aren't likely to choose something that doesn't...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Chows,
    I'm a capitalist, but I'm also a realist and a long-term thinker. Items driven purely by profits and margins are NOT always in the best interests of those buying them.

    So what if you had...
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    Re: Antigravity Batteries

    Thanks, I checked out the site, looks like the 30 is sold out.
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Well this does raise the question of does the service change after you are out of warranty. If I am in warranty, I don't care that Tesla orders me OEM parts and installs them for free. After I'm...
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    Re: Antigravity Batteries

    How much are the batteries or chargers? Do the batteries come in anything larger than 75kwh? :)
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    While this doesn't affect Tesla because they didn't do something stupid like BMW did :hilarious: I can tell you that Teslas are connected all the time that they are within the 4G (or 3G fallback)...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Ouch! https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-rival-audi-etron-delivery-delays-fines-canceled-orders/

    Does anyone know if Porsche has the same fine print for Taycan orders? That's just ridiculous of Audi...
  32. Re: Have you noticed the 981 Cayman appreciating over the last year?

    Wait, are we talking about electric cars? :) I did see a couple of headlines recently that Audi and VW are scaling back their EV initiatives claiming that the battery tech isn't up to snuff or...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Speaking of competing with Porsche I am just going to put this out there....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpx5a0rzPqk

    :)
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    Re: Track Video

    Batteries down low.... :)
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    Re: Track Video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpx5a0rzPqk

    This time passing a 911 Turbo S and 3 different BMW M3's on track...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxj-lzXU-Hk

    So there is another video of an earlier run where I wanted to capture the screen in the video so you see less track, but I added text and at the end I...
  37. Thread: Track Video

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    Re: Track Video

    Yes the VIRB XE cam that I have from Garmin has built in accelerometer and GPS etc for capturing the metrics. I sometimes think the speed readout is slightly delayed, I have a video where you can...
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    Re: Track Video

    P3 comes with Pilot Sport 4S's (20"), I put on a set of 18" wheels and ran a set of Bridgestone Potenza R71R's instead. The heavy weight chews up track tires if you drive hard. :)
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Chows did you see that Tesla just did what I predicted and come out with a lower price Model 3 that qualifies for the Canadian $5000 rebate? :)
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Some of the items I saw mentioned were the following:

    1) The company didn't follow maintenance schedules on the cars
    2) The company kept supercharging the cars, multiple times daily over the...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    The problem I have with this is that Tesla told them NOT to use those cars in a fleet in that fashion and they did it anyway because they wanted to be 'First' well guess what if you are the pioneers...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    I agree Smart Cars fell off because US buyers aren't really interested in them, and honestly they were over priced in the US for what you got. As for tracking without exhaust there are positives. ...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

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    Video with Metrics overlay


    https://youtu.be/QlTMTz_tEMk
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    There is an entire Facebook group dedicated to ICE-Holes, people who park ICE vehicles blocking charging spots. FWIW they also shame EV owners who park there but who aren't charging because another...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Tesla's only tape when a USB thumb drive is plugged in AND when Sentry Mode is enabled, so not "all" the time unless you set it up that way, owner's choice. :)

    Check out pics and updated video
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    I will post a video with metric overlayed, running RE71R's for tires on 18" wheels, and yes the weight of the car and fact that I don't have any suspension mods to dial out understeer made for some...
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    Re: Track Video

    https://youtu.be/QlTMTz_tEMk

    Now with metrics, comments and full video...
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    Re: Track Video

    PSM? I don't have PSM, but I do have Track Mode, which is what I put the car into after the first lap. I will post an updated video with metrics.
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    This is raw footage from one of my runs on Friday, I need to get the metrics/stats overlayed, etc. but you at least get the idea. The reason I pulled in after 1 lap and then went back out is because...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Chows, just to be clear, no one ever mandated that I buy a Tesla, I bought one because it works for me. I don't think EV's should be mandated. I don't think a tax break is a mandate, a tax break is...
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