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I like the general design, even the odd by classic standards sloping rear roof line, but holy f-ing hell, those are some ugly wheels. They're just so busy, but I've noticed that a recurring design pattern in EV wheels.
 

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So on my drive this morning to the chiropractor my i3 tells me the pedestrian detection system is not working. Then the crash prevention sensor. Then the adaptive cruise control.
Booked in for the 22nd for a fix hopefully.
Glad it’s under warranty.
 

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So on my drive this morning to the chiropractor my i3 tells me the pedestrian detection system is not working. Then the crash prevention sensor. Then the adaptive cruise control.
Booked in for the 22nd for a fix hopefully.
Glad it’s under warranty.

At first I thought you wrote your i3 was telling you to go to the chiropractor, I was thinking, wow, that's a neat feature ... ;)

I'm sure it's something simple, like a loose harness, or it might be the 12v battery, that's a common issue on Tesla (though usually older like 4+ years), and when they start going bad, it results in all sorts of crazy error/diagnostic issues.
 

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OK, I have not been a fan of the Lucid design, the silver roof is weird and the bright finish on the wheels isn't my thing. However this ...

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Is definitely my thing. A new "stealth" package, that will only (*snicker*) set you back another $6000.
 

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Talk about this thing has resurfaced: a VW truck built on the MEB platform. The original concept from a couple years ago reminds me a lot of the Subaru Baja.


 

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At first I thought you wrote your i3 was telling you to go to the chiropractor, I was thinking, wow, that's a neat feature ... ;)

I'm sure it's something simple, like a loose harness, or it might be the 12v battery, that's a common issue on Tesla (though usually older like 4+ years), and when they start going bad, it results in all sorts of crazy error/diagnostic issues.
I'd have thought its a bit early on the 12V, but I guess the BMW guys will let me know when it goes in on the 22nd. Glad I have the warranty to take care of it though.
 

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OK, now we're talking, camo'ed Ioniq 5 N variant, meatier tires, extra intakes (for brake cooking, aero), the photographer said it had more aggressive sport seats. The assumption is the N version would get the same 576HP as the EV6 GT

 

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3-wheelers in "tadpole" configuration tend to be at least as stable as most 4-wheelers. Aptera, though, I am leery of, just because they have been around for the better part of 2 decades and produced very large quanities of vaporware.
I’d never order a car like this until they had been around on the roads for a few years. I’m not about to be a £20k+ beta tester.
 
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