Check Out This Extended Tesla Model 3 Test Drive

APR 27 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 11

It turns out the Tesla Model 3 is pretty impressive and fascinating to those who drive it for the first time, but the tech takes some getting used to.

YouTuber Nick Murray begins by telling us much of what we already know. He’s blown away by the Model 3‘s smooth, quiet ride, seamless acceleration, and Autopilot features, though he’s a bit confused by the chimes and dings coming from the car. He says:

It’s … I’m sorry to say … pretty Goddamn cool … Sorry petrol heads, but we’re all gonna be driving one of these things in ten years time.

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Throughout the video, Nick is clearly talking to ICE car lovers about his surprising fascination with the Model 3 (he regularly reviews ICE cars and seems to have a specific love for Porsche). He repeatedly apologizes for admitting how great the Model 3 really is.

Nick also points out that many a review talks about the lack of buttons and the touch screen controlling everything, but he feels that’s not the whole story. Just look at the past, and where tech is headed.

To put it in perspective, he makes a very interesting comparison. Years ago, we were all used to a mobile phone with buttons, like a Blackberry. When touch-screen phones like the iPhone came along, it was surely a weird adjustment. Many didn’t like it at first. Now, you can barely buy a phone with buttons, and virtually everyone is becoming a touch-screen wizard.

With all of this being said, you can watch as Nick struggles with some of the tech and the system alerts. His friend is following him and taking video from a Porche. They communicate with a walkie-talkie so that Nick can get the coaching he needs to perform various functions in the car. It’s clearly a learning curve and it all takes time, but it’s the way of the future.

Following his drive, Nick and his friend provide a brief tour of various aspects of the Tesla Model 3.

Video Description via Nick Murray on YouTube:

Take a spin in Tesla’s ‘affordable’ all electric model 3 long range. Currently the only model being produced.

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Open-minded ICE lovers will come around and adapt to the better, the close-minded ones will just be left in the history dust.

If nothing else works, death is progress last resort….all we need is time.

The co-pilot seemed to enjoy the relaxing ride in the Model 3 as well. 🙂

(I was referring to the small furry one)

Would be easier if you guys group these all into one article, or is it mandatory to post a Tesla test drive review per day?
Can’t even remember the last time i read something about the Ionic for example…

“To put it in perspective, he makes a very interesting comparison. Years ago, we were all used to a mobile phone with buttons, like a Blackberry. When touch-screen phones like the iPhone came along, it was surely a weird adjustment. Many didn’t like it at first. Now, you can barely buy a phone with buttons, and virtually everyone is becoming a touch-screen wizard.”

Ugh, not this poor analogy again. You DON’T DRIVE a phone! I challenge anyone to to type the basic keyboard warmup: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” WITHOUT looking at the phone. Go ahead, I’ll wait……. How did that workout for ya?

Without tactile feedback, the brain needs to pay much more attention to such a basic task.

Siri, type “The quick brown…..”
And if the phone had buttons you would be able to type it without looking? Right…

+1

LOL. There are sites dedicated to siri (and other voice) fails that tech is so bad. Till that’s close to 100% accurate for everyone, there’s a need for tactile backup. Also, what about folks with speech impediments, the mute, etc. ?

Finally, how long did that take for siri to complete the task? I have voice command for my car and it is simply too slow and inefficient for basic tasks. Search for a song in a 50gb library? Siri is awesome. Turn down the a/c two degrees? 2 minutes later……. 🙂

He got it wrong about this being a performance version though, performance version will likely be available next year and cost around $90000-85000 fully loaded.

Nope the tech is stupid. Honda implemented the bottomless infotainment and people bs about until they brought back the buttons in MY19 car. Now to everything on it like your mirrors and glovebox and the common middle class folks will bring it back or fk complain to no end