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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    Let me address the points below:

    1) Nope $ not an issue
    2) Not that I don't want a better GT4 than my current GT4 but it has to be significantly better for me to upgrade and I don't think the new...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    I don't know where you live in WA so I plotted a route from Fremont, CA to Seattle, WA and this is what I got:




    Arrival
    Charge
    Depart
    Charge
    Charge
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    You need a Long Range Model 3 RWD with 325 miles of range that would need only a brief charge to do Chicago to Indy and back in a day, or you need a new Model S with 375 miles of range you could go...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    Hence a LOT of people installing solar and battery backups like the Tesla Powerwall.
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    Re: Crash Safety Tests - Euro 2019

    Another follow up analysis video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXb-FMUXYjM
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    You just need to customize your 3 then to your liking! :) Most of my passengers are in awe of the Tesla "greenhouse" as they see lots of sky above their heads, very open feeling... maybe you just...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    No I use the GT4 for teaching at the track and a track weapon as you say and the Tesla is the kid hauler/grocery getter. That being said, the Tesla was surprisingly good at the track and the...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    I'm just guessing here, but I am doubting that you've driving a Performance Model 3 in Track Mode on the Track. You'd feel some emotion and start to learn chassis communication from a completely...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    1. I'm not comparing a GT4's performance and a Tesla's other than to say that a Tesla sedan can turn a similar lap time and smoke the GT4 off the line and in mid range torque. Private Teslas are...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    No, I have different cars for different purposes, I see no need to sell the 981 GT4 until it has outlived its usefulness.

    I'm guessing you haven't spent a lot of time driving electric motors since...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    Congrats on buying the right color! :) Don't forget to list your car in the Classifieds here!
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    I should probably clarify with respect to my point about GT cars being "limited", my point was around the car holding its value. In the past the GT cars have held their value because they were all...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    All good points and I'm glad you chimed in. Please note in my original post that I said the reasons given were MY reasons that apply to ME and don't necessarily apply to anyone else. I simply got...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    208351 or simply one or two of these instead.... :)
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    Even a V8 "muscle" car pales in comparison to an electric car with instant torque at any speed at any time. I understand people aren't comparing the GT4 or even a Hellcat to a Tesla but once you...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    Which is laughable at best.... :hilarious:


    (In response to the mid range torque post, it didn't quote the post for some reason but honestly mid range torque in the GT4 is laughable, same for GT3...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    Well until we get both cars on a scale we won't really know, regardless I think they should have carved weight out, not added more in... aftermarket exhaust systems are quite a bit lighter, why...
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    Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    I've been asked by several people if I am ordering the new GT4 and the answer is simply No. I would just say No, but everyone wants reasons, so here are some of MY reason (don't have to apply to...
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    Re: 718 GT4 Order

    718 GT4 production is currently not limited by Porsche, they will build as many as they have orders for. When a dealer says they have an allocation, it is simply that, a specific allocation for...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    It wasn't adverting, but it was commentary from an EV based site, but I don't disagree with the commentary that calling their car a "self charging hybrid electric vehicle" or other such nonsensical...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Toyotahas been dragging their feet on new vehicle technology for some time now,seemingly happy to continue selling their antiquated gas-powered fleet, with nobattery electric vehicles and only one...
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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...
  24. 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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