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    • Yeah, I was sad when I had to put a front plate on my Model 3. Tesla did their best to design an unobtrusive front plate mount, but it still totally breaks up the smooth curve of the car's nose and must wreak havoc on the painstakingly designed and tested aerodynamics. I wonder how much range I'm losing because of that plate. πŸ™

    • On Twitter today, Elon made a cryptic reference to a hidden "One More Thing" at the Model Y event that nobody noticed:

      I couldn't think of what he might be referring to. Anyone else have a guess?

    • I would not say it's boring, but definitely not eye catching or heart warming as the S/X/3 have been in the past, for their own reasons. It's probably still in heavy WIP-stage for some parts (see the hatchback), but regardless I think it will sell incredibly well, especially in North America. It's a "just right" iteration over the Model 3 to accommodate for the demand of compact SUVs. With that being said, I really don't like the third seats row. I cannot find a reason for how it's implemented and it reminds me a lot, in a negative sense, of the back seats of the C-HR which, from a space design perspective, are far from comfortable.

    • Hi federico and welcome to Cake! πŸŽ‚Great first post.

      I've had a few chances to talk it over with people in my Silicon Valley Tesla-adoring neighborhood and they say the same thing about it not being eye catching but still a great car that should sell very well.

      I wonder if the pursuit of aerodynamic efficiency and safety is pushing cars to look ever more alike, smooth plastic bubbles in pursuit of 300 mile range. I can't really fault that.

      I was taking photos at a classic car show last year, drinking in how amazing they looked, wondering where the attitude like this went in modern car design:

      And I came across a modern Camaro. It's pretty but you can see the influence of the wind tunnel and not having things like hood ornaments to impale people. I get it, I approve, it just ups the boredom quotient.

    • Wind tunnel tests can have positive effects on a design too. I'd argue that the Camaro is just an example of bad design in general. πŸ˜‰

    • The only time I look at my car is when I am finding it in a parking lot. I think the interior experience is a lot more important than the exterior - seat comfort, controls ergonomics, quietness, ease-of-cleaning, and ride smoothness. I have not seen any comments on such matters though.