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A family member has a Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor and I've driven it many times, but always loaded with family. Today, very lightly loaded and under the time clock, I had to drive it down a canyon, up the freeway and up another canyon to the 8520' base of Alta and back home again.

Going uphill, many of the ICE were loaded heavily and gasping for breath at the altitude. There were only a couple of passing lanes, but the Dual Motor was by the laggards zip-pop. Coming down the mountain, same story; a bus was quite a distance ahead coming up to a merge point. Just a tap of the Tesla toe and he was a dot in the rear view mirror.

I still maintain the Bolt is the better vehicle for everyday urban errand running and I'm not sure I should be allowed to own a Dual Motor anyway. If one has the slightest potential for addictive behavior, that much temptation at hand daily is contraindicated.

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I still maintain the Bolt is the better vehicle for everyday urban errand running and I'm not sure I should be allowed to own a Dual Motor anyway. If one has the slightest potential for addictive behavior, that much temptation at hand daily is contraindicated.

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At one time in my early 20's that was definitely true for me. I had a 1969 Dodge Super Bee with a 383. I switched out the stock gears to 4.10 with Sure Grip. Then I went street racing, and did very well, blowing away guys with bigger engines, on account of those gears.

I soon came to the conclusion that I was going to get myself killed, and got rid of the car. My replacement was a 1966 Chevy II with an inline 6. Probably saved my life.馃槼

I would like to think that now in my 60's I would be more responsible, but I get what you're saying.
 
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If one has the slightest potential for addictive behavior, that much temptation at hand daily is contraindicated.
I tried to break my addiction with the Bolt. I failed and now feed my addiction on a regular basis. I'm trying to resist the temptation of the performance boost.
 

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Anytime I don't drive my Genesis Coupe or the 435iX I find myself regretting not having the power to pull out, pass, etc. when I want to do so. That power is easy to get addicted to using when the opportunity (not always the need) to use it.

The local doctor at home drove a Cadillac. His wife had one car she occasionally drove that stayed in the garage. My brothers mowed and trimmed their yard while they were still in school. One day the doctor's wife came out of the house, opened the garage and fired that car up and pulled out of the garage. Then she got out to shut the garage door and my youngest brother walked over to ask her about her car. It was a 69 GTX with a 440 and automatic transmission. My brother asked her why she had a car like that (white haired old lady) and she told him, "Well, son, the best I can tell you is that if I want to pass someone, I'm going to pass them." Everytime I hear that song "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" I think about her and that 440 GTX.
 
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