Or anyone else, for that matter. The Tesla Model X will have gull wing doors. In the back, apparently.
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I’m okay with it. In fact, I’m pretty pleased with most of the Tesla and Fisker models, although I don’t love the Fisker noses.
Just the word “Tesla” makes Deron swoon. If the Oscar Meyer Weiner-mobile had a Tesla badge on it Deron would lust after in ways a man shouldn’t lust after giant hotdog shaped automobiles.
Oh! I was hoping I’d beat deron.
Also, I would have beat deron if managerial duties hadn’t called.
Apparently the doors are double-hinged, so they swing into the space above the car rather than beside it.
Managerial duties suck. I just ran over to the office to reboot the modem. My boss was at home and couldn’t get his email. (In case he sees this (he won’t) I really didn’t mind. It took ten minutes, there and back.)
For the record, I’d drive this.
Sorry, Michael. I had passed out. What were you saying?
He was just thinking about cats again.
Honda CRV been sleazin’ around with that hillbilly Ford Taurus.
A few years back, Danny and I visited our friends Stephen and Jim on Michiana Shores. We drove our new Taurus. We picked Stephen up at the train station there from Chicago on a “late” Friday afternoon. The next day, we were sitting on the beach with them and their friends. What we drove came up in conversation.
Stephen: “Rick and Dan’s car seems pretty nice…”
One of Stephen’s friends: “Stephen, I never expected I’d hear you extolling the virtues of a Ford Taurus.”
Me and Dan, later, one of us said: “Fuck him and his soccer-mom, Jeep-drivin’ gay-ass. What does he know?”
Even at the time, that might have been a little harsh. I’ve driven a Jeep. It was a pretty nice ride, too.
We now have a hillbilly Town Car, eight years old. And a Saab, twelve years old. I’ll take the Saab over the Town Car. I like to take it out on I-435, make the Turbo kick in. I’m gettin’ older, don’t wan’t to take many chances, but every now and then I like remembering being young.
Oh, and for the conflagration of CRV and Taurus? Well-played, I think.
Cats don’t count.
Also, did you guys all know racquetball is fun? Even if you don’t know what you’re doing.
I drive a Dodge Ram, and the bumper sticker on the back says, “Eatin’ Teslas, Shittin’ Fiskers.”
I’ll admit in the privacy of this forum to liking some of the Tauri, but that particular model year was a jus’ a little too, um…Jetsons?
I hear you. (The last Taurus we had, I’m sure you’re referring to. Built with an oval in mind. There were ovals everywhere.) I kind of like the Jaguar-ish look of the new ones.
I know the Jag has gone through changes since Ford owns the company. It makes me a little sad for the state of Jaguar and the “melding” in style between Taurus and Jaguar.
Not unlike the difference between a high-end Toyota and a low-end Lexus.
I know of a friend of a friend, whose goal was to one-day own a new Jag. He got it and told my friend, “They Cadillacisized the dash-board.”
For the gull-wing, I’m sure it would knock me in the chin every time I opened it.