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Re: Looking for a Polestar 2 owner
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2022, 10:49:04 AM »
Model Y rides rough. Even rougher if you get the bigger rims.

I think it’s the same with 3.

I see. Well, I ordered the Model 3 with regular rims because my wife didn't want to pay $1500 for the bigger rims even though she thinks they look nicer. And the regular one is more energy efficient as well.

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Re: Looking for a Polestar 2 owner
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2022, 08:01:18 AM »
@Kenkoko: So how was it?

Tesla model S plaid - just insane acceleration. I think the quarter mile time was just over 9 seconds. Unbelievable for a production car. Even the fastest Porsche Taycan Turbo S could not keep up.

Taycan - drove the 4S not the Turbo S. Feels very luxurious, but really lacking in the performance department. Getting completely smoked by the model S plaid really dampened the excitement. Maybe the Porsche emblem justifies the price for some, but not for me.


So the Tesla handled better on turns too, or was this just a straight 1/4 mile track?

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Re: Looking for a Polestar 2 owner
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2022, 10:34:24 AM »
Model Y rides rough. Even rougher if you get the bigger rims.

I think it’s the same with 3.

I see. Well, I ordered the Model 3 with regular rims because my wife didn't want to pay $1500 for the bigger rims even though she thinks they look nicer. And the regular one is more energy efficient as well.

The standard rims look nice behind the Aero hubcaps if you don't mind the slight loss in efficiency:



You just have to buy a lug nets and center cap kit (cheaper on Amazon then from Tesla).
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Re: Looking for a Polestar 2 owner
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2022, 11:28:25 AM »
@Kenkoko: So how was it?

Tesla model S plaid - just insane acceleration. I think the quarter mile time was just over 9 seconds. Unbelievable for a production car. Even the fastest Porsche Taycan Turbo S could not keep up.

Taycan - drove the 4S not the Turbo S. Feels very luxurious, but really lacking in the performance department. Getting completely smoked by the model S plaid really dampened the excitement. Maybe the Porsche emblem justifies the price for some, but not for me.


So the Tesla handled better on turns too, or was this just a straight 1/4 mile track?

Both car handled the track really well. I would call it a very even match in terms of handling.

Taycan just did not come close to Tesla Plaid on any linear acceleration. On turns, I noticed it much less.

But coming out of turns, the Taycan has a very slight delay when pushed to accelerate. I noticed this on a few other cars too.

The Plaid acceleration was seamless.

Taycan 4S was slower than the Rivian truck on the straight 1/4 mile dash.  :-\

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Re: Looking for a Polestar 2 owner
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2022, 02:08:20 PM »
USC needs to try out some EVs over his beloved Porsches. :)
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