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The real world test of Tesla Model 3's highway range in cold weather...

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Posted on April 7, 2021 at 18:49:28
kootenay
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This Tesla owner lives in the "coldest city in the world." At least, that's what the title says. While that may not be true, Winnipeg is certainly very cold. A quick online search brings up reports calling the city the coldest major city in Canada and the coldest city in North America. Winnipeg reaches an average low of -19.2C (-2.6F) each winter, with around 12 days of temps at or below -30C (-22F).








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75 miles on a charge? , posted on April 7, 2021 at 19:19:12
Rod M
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I hear you can double that mileage if you don't turn on the heat or AC.

-Rod

 

And..., posted on April 7, 2021 at 20:13:13
grantv
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After all, who needs much heat in -30C weather? :)

 

Free parka with every purchase. You'll need it to drag the extension cord through the drifts to an outlet.nt, posted on April 7, 2021 at 20:57:53
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I've had cars that wouldn't go 75 miles on a tank full., posted on April 8, 2021 at 03:06:06
ghost of olddude55
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You could have heat, but no defrosters.
Had another car with a gas tank leak, could only put $10 worth of gas in it before it started leaking.
Yet another car, if I wanted to adjust the air temperature, I had to open the hood and move the lever on the control valve that sent coolant to the heater core.
Y'all are spoiled.

The problem is not that there is evil in the world, the problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?

 

RE: I've had cars that wouldn't go 75 miles on a tank full., posted on April 8, 2021 at 03:21:07
edgilfus
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Reminds me of moving from NewYork to Texas in 1976.
Crossed the country in a 71 Cuda and stopped every 100 miles for fuel.
idlers and tubes....life is good

 

Had a '75 Montego, swear it was gallons per mile., posted on April 8, 2021 at 03:29:19
ghost of olddude55
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Had a boat-anchor 351M. The needle in the gas gauge moved faster than the needle in the speedo.

The problem is not that there is evil in the world, the problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?

 

Had a '64 Ford Econoline Van..., posted on April 8, 2021 at 03:51:34
dark_dave56
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...I-6 in the "dog-box" between the front seats, and a three on the tree. You want heat?--you got lots of it. The engine and radiator were both under that "lid" between the seats LOL. Totally "flat-front"--the seats were ahead of the front wheel wells. No crash protection whatsoever. Aerodynamics of a 2-car garage, but enough torque from that I-6 to move it.




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the white lines on the highway"--a very dear friend for decades Michael Stanley (Gee)--RIP

 

I had a '53 Ford in college with a hole in the manifold., posted on April 8, 2021 at 06:35:31
srdavis2000
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Turning on the heater allowed exhaust in. With no money to repair the manifold, I drove around in the winter with no heat wrapped in a blanket. My girl friend and I went to drive in movies with coats and blankets in that clunker. I admit that I am spoiled today.

 

They're not that great in desert climes, either... nt, posted on April 8, 2021 at 06:57:41
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Everybody should have had a 1963 VW at some time., posted on April 8, 2021 at 08:09:24
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It's all gravy and pasture after that tool.
Had to get volunteers to push so I could bump start by popping the clutch.

Not much to whine about these days. Its all relatives.

 

My dad's '66..., posted on April 8, 2021 at 09:19:17
ghost of olddude55
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Same. My brother and I had to help him bump start it couple of times every week.
Another thing about those old Bugs was the so-called heating system. In our climate, all of the complex mechanism rusted during the first winter. After that the heat was stuck on. Anybody brave enough to ride in the back seat got his or hers ankle cooked. Well done.
But, we went to Sea World of Ohio in that car. Six of us. My sisters had to ride facing each other in the well behind the back seat.

The problem is not that there is evil in the world, the problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?

 

How about a 1960 VW Van with 1200cc and 6 volt....., posted on April 8, 2021 at 09:48:45
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It took forever to get from any speed to it's top speed of 55 mph. And if you had a slight grade, you'd be lucky to maintain 50 mph.

Of course, just about once a month, I had to retune it to get it started.

On the bright side, I never got a speeding ticket.

-Rod

 

Heat in a Beetle? I've heard such myths., posted on April 8, 2021 at 10:22:49
free.ranger
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We are Germans. Don't need no sissy stuff.

 

I think I've seen those motors recycled into dune buggies., posted on April 8, 2021 at 10:26:38
free.ranger
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And maybe one of those automotive 3-wheelers seen ocassionally.

 

Heat where and when you wanted it least., posted on April 8, 2021 at 13:55:19
ghost of olddude55
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On the rear seat passenger's Achilles tendon in July but not on the inside of the windshield in January. Wintertime driving, one hand on the wheel and the other hand on the ice scraper.
And yet, they sold millions of them. Couldn't build them fast enough to whet our appetite.
Yes, we are truly spoiled.

The problem is not that there is evil in the world, the problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?

 

my father had a '66 for many years, posted on April 8, 2021 at 15:07:44
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It was his work truck (TV repairman, back when there were such things).
Very cool vehicle.

Late in its existence, it kind of defaulted into a garden shed. Thus my father. ;)


all the best,
mrh

 

This guy..., posted on April 8, 2021 at 15:20:47
b.l.zeebub
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...usually knows what he is talking about:

 

RE: Heat in a Beetle? I've heard such myths., posted on April 9, 2021 at 13:41:10
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I'd drive my Beetle like a mad-man.
I had a '73, SUPER which was the 1st year with struts in the front.

I'd have the heat / defrost on and hit a California DIP at an intersection. Too bad it was full of WATER.

Car instantly filled with Live Steam and fogged the windows. I'm lucky I didn't kill myself or someone else.


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Please contact me..., posted on April 10, 2021 at 04:44:03
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...I have something here that you might want in memory of your father


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the white lines on the highway"--a very dear friend for decades Michael Stanley (Gee)--RIP

 

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