Tesla Model S PLAID Impressions: Re-Inventing the Wheel!

Publicado el 22 jul 2021
PLAID Model S is stupid fast. And is better built than ever. But that yoke tho

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  • electric cars SUCK. The factories in China where the batteries are made are a CHEMICAL WASTELAND. It's CHILD LABOUR in Africa that provides are the needed precious rare earth metals. The batteries keep losing capacity, after a number of years they need to be discarded, read: dumped in landfill. Electric cars are DEVESTATING FOR NATURE. Long live the internal combustion engine!!

  • How have you adjusted to the yoke since this video was released?

  • Even if someone offers me this car for free. I would simply refuse bec of the steering wheel, the buttons on it and the way of shifting into reverse and drive.

  • I actually think stoping people from using the horn when someone gets in their way will force them to the the actual right thing wich is dodging, I've seen so many people using the horn instead of braking or turning and then just crashing when it was avoidable

  • Its like Tesla forgot why the wheel is a circle. Watching you do a few turns you constantly have only have one hand on the wheel or none at all, with a wheel even if you let go one hand has wheel sliding through it. Yikes.

  • Teslas are so funny, so good in some ways but.... I guess I can't wait until all the compition comes in over the next few years.

  • That paper slot is a Tesla Easter egg

  • This was done ages ago by Knight Industries Two Thousand. Heck, their car had superior features, it was Buller proof, it could jump over traffic and had a fully functional self driving AI. The latter could even talk to you and inevitably became a friend. Do better Tesla!

  • I absolutely hate that steering wheel. If it had a normal round steering wheel I would buy one.

  • Please dont say PLAD..................

  • This will go down in history as one of the greatest cars ever created The only real flaw is it literally tried to re-invent the wheel A regular wheel should definitely be an option, but that's Elon Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. Nobody's perfect...🙄

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  • Night Rider TV series in the 1980’s car had a similar steering

  • Not Ludicrous speed…..

  • Removing the steering wheel stalks, changing the horn removing the shifter, these weren't problems that needed to be fixed. Most of those functions are not something you want to be fumbling around trying to get the touch sensor to work. Definitely non-starters for me.

  • Whats interesting is that not the reaction of different passengers eCh time the car is launched, its marques reaction...the force on his face everytime he puts the foot down. Serious power under that motor

  • Such an ugly car inside and out and the fact it doesn’t have an actual steering wheel is a huge no

  • Sometimes companies try to fix something that isn’t broken. This was the perfect example.

  • Why is Tesla making such simple things in a car sooo complicated and inconvenient?

  • Tesla deciding for me that the half wheel is better feels a lot like when Apple’s makes shitty decisions for their customers.

  • I’d never buy a car with a steering wheel like that no matter how good it was no. The steering wheel is such a big part of the driving experience. I’m used to and love the conventional wheel, not letting a company take that away and decide for me that this shitty half wheel is better, no thanks.

  • Tesla is planning a vehicle that doesn’t have a steering wheel. Why not a stick controller. Push for forward pull for reverse and side to side for steering.

  • Perhaps Tesla should make the yoke an option for those who feel the yoke is a deal breaker. That would be the best way to judge it’s acceptance or rejection.

  • Such an ugly car inside and out

  • Beautiful car, great video, that yoke and new shifter are absolute deal breakers for me. Epic fail by Musk for not allowing an option here. I don’t see this sticking.

  • They should have made it so the buttons have to be activated with a quick double tap. This would eliminate activating them when you slide your hand across and any accidental single touches.

  • No thanks, I think I'll just keep my old rusted out 1991 Chevy Caprice. At least I know how to drive it.

  • What a boring interior , YAWN !

  • Just change function to "off" when wheel exceeds a certain number of degrees in a turn (say 60-90*).

  • For the price...the interior is not nice. I love the tech but man a mercedes S class is just so much more plush. For me they need to up their game in that regard.

  • Can you do a second video addressing pros and cons of Tesla model S refresh. I think there are a lot of people like myself thinking of switching from BMW or other luxury cars to Tesla but realize the >100K Tesla will be a compromise. For example: Are the lights really that bad? The IIHS rates them a poor, and Tesla did not upgrade them? What is handling like? Is not having apple car play a big deal? Many cars give a birds eye view while parking, Tesla does not. What is the noise in the cabin while driving? What is the pedestrian warning system. Some test show a Tesla will run over someone and a subaru or BMW will stop.Anyway, just something to think about> Thanks

  • The yoke thing, I havent checked but I'm 100% sure you'll be able to buy the top part of the wheel online and simply attach it there. The horn on the other hand...what were they thinking.

  • Touch Blinkers, horn, Gear-Changer is a no-go

  • thanks marques - not buying this

  • I think we were all waiting for the acceleration performance but ....

  • I enjoy your reviews! You have a great talent of communication. The very best to you.

  • Yuhuuuuuuuuuuuh

  • That car Does Not have a MOTOR

  • Excellent abridged review. I love everything about the new Model S’s and X’s EXCEPT THE YOKE!!! I have a 2016 Model S P100DL with perforated seats and free unlimited Supercharging (and an opening pano sunroof!). Only 51K miles. I think I’ll be keeping it for awhile. Unless Tesla offers a regular steering wheel. BTW - my 2016 Ludicrous Model S listed for $160,900 - $6K more than the new Plaid Model S. Luckily we had the $7,500 tax credit back then. Maybe we will again!

  • Elon basically making KITT

  • Sooo,, how much you glt for this ad????🙏

  • The new LUCID air is a lot better.

  • does it mean that he is dailydriving a yoke-steeringwheel car today and has been for the past 3months(its almost Nov. for me)... ...but i think the yoke would have been nice if it was limited to a half-circle or 180 degrees, or maybe less .. then they add automated turning that increases the turn of the tires/tyres depending on the 'amount of angle' you move the yoke.

  • I didn’t even consider how you would switch from drive to reverse etc. weird

  • Keep it up bro, one of the best Tesla videos.

  • 250kw full tank is about the ammount of power i use in my appartment over 3 month, in total.

  • Telsa just gives apple vibes lmaooo

  • yup lost 2 credit cards under that little slip

  • Could u imagine hearing the term your whole life and finally someone does it? “Don’t re-invent the wheel” Idky but it’s funny to me 😂😂

  • if oyu have to stere you self out off a slide is gonna be bull shit whet this

  • Haha, if your rear passengers are in need of money, just put some dollar bills on top of that carbon covering the middle tunnel. Surprise! Your passengers will love you!

  • the stering whell is so ugly relly wow never seen is so ugly wtf happend to the botton off it its more ugly then audi 80s

  • If the God didn't created Elon, We wouldn't live the way we live now! He's just terrific!

  • aah

  • The steering wheel is such a terrible design choice, why would you ever change what billions of people are used to and never ever complained about? That's just ridiculous.

  • Tesla needs an interior cabin designer.

  • Car is beautiful man the interior looks great for the amount you pay, that’s always been my downfall with my 3p

  • I love for the New Hand steering :)

  • When he gimme that look 👀

  • The interior looks so cheap.

  • Had my road test yesterday in a Model 3 and it turned out the examiner was a big EV fan who made fun of the steering wheel 😂😂 9:40:40 PM 10/21/2021

  • My dad took him 3 years to get used to Huawei after changing from Samsung. Imagine him driving a Tesla S from Mercedes 2012.

  • 😂😂the yoke is a joke and there’s not enough space in the back seat

  • looks like an oversized F1 wheel lmao

  • What drug money can buy you…

  • Sad to see so many closed minded people not being able to appreciate the genius of the yoke steering.

  • 5:29 and 15:41 for Elon / Tesla team to watch :):) great review

  • MB is my #1 go to for all things tech…wish I had $140k for this tech marvel of a machine….absolutely amazing that one can go 0-60 wrap speed in under 2 sec.. i remember when 0-60 in 6 sec was considered fast(yes I’m that old). .. great times we live in. MB ship ur Tesla to me here on Orlando Fl if u tire of it🤣.

  • Looks like a KIA optima with different headlights.

  • Man shout out for showing you squeeze the seats.. that’s a small thing that most car guys can “read” that shows you boy attention to detailn

  • Review, review!

  • Ford made a similar mistake with the horn button back in the mid-1980's when they placed it on a stalk sticking out the right side of the wheel column. I remember my father said that the only way to honk the horn on his 1987 Ford Escort was to use one of your fingers on your right hand. Looks like the Tesla yoke horn placement suffers the same limitations. In contrast, you can activate the horn using any hand, fingers, either elbows, or even your head if you have to in a conventional set-up. Being that a horn is an emergency warning to other drivers, it must be able to be activated quickly in multiple ways. Tesla MUST put it back in the center of the wheel/yoke where it belongs forever more!

  • This guy has a 1 in 25 Tesla.. Jesus, mr moneybags

  • The most aerodynamic production car ever is the mercedes eqs.

  • Totally agree regarding the touch buttons, the worst thing for me is that's they're constantly moving targets, imagine taking a right or left hand bend and then having to quickly indicate to turn off or something, you'd be fumbling so much to get the indicator (or whatever you guys call it) that you'd probably miss the turn.

  • The yoke steering will fail. Auto companies have tried this many times going as far back as the 60's I believe with a resurgence in the 80's across multiple vehicles and they all failed. I see Telsa trying to push it for a while, but in the end history shows it will be discontinued.

  • Its like f1 steering wheel

  • I feel not comfortable with this steering wheel tbh

  • I hate how everyone hates on the stearing wheel, i love it, and i dont really care about the shape is beautiful

  • this car is a no buy with that ridiculous yoke wheel.

  • And there is no other option for a steering wheel by tesla? You need to get that piece of futuristic crap?

  • Should have learned from macbooks touchbar. worst idea ever. Always accidentally brushing the back button when typing numbers.

  • They done goofed

  • Imagine Touch ID on the grip of the conductor door to unlock the car !

  • It's better than a super car

  • reinvent the wheel lol

  • Wow that steering is a mess. I guess they don't want you driving

  • You’re handsome 😈

  • Cant get past the steering wheel. It's not for perfomance cornering.

  • The model 3 steering wheel is… Perfect

  • I love your reviews, I’m a big fan. However, i disagree that Tesla is apex. To pick my daily driver I rented different cars for a few weeks at a time. Drove every Tesla, but finally decided on Porsche Taycan. As overall luxury, performance, ride comfort and handling, it’s the best car in the market. It’s not about acceleration numbers alone. I’ve had my Taycan for a month now Alhamdulilah, and it’s just amazing and I don’t have to deal with the Yoke steering wheel that in my opinion will go the way of curved TV screens.

  • the yoke and those touch buttons are definitely bad decisions.

  • This car is available in about a year in my country and it will cost 140.000 Euros with stock features, which in my country is a decent house at the countryside and a small flat in the main city, so yeahhh ima have to pass Elon!

  • That white interior is so ugly

  • 5:20 officer: can i check for some dr**s?.... *slides it into the secret tunnel*,,, yeah sure sir

  • We are dinosaurs driving our fossil fuel cars with steering wheels. Bring on the Yoke.

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  • The yoke sucks

  • Somebody getting money