Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:29 am
There is a significant weight difference, but whilst the battery size & acceleration are similar, the Model 3 range is "better", so maybe that is where the weight difference manifests itself. For every day living, the P2's hatch will be a big plus for many, and its exterior aesthetics will suit others, as it is "less different" from a "normal" car. Even though the P2 is made from Chinesium, I would think build quality will be better than the M3 (not that mine suffers in that regard). The lack of a transmission tunnel in the rear of the Model 3 will be a bonus for some.
Outside of your question, but worth a mention, one of the things I love about the interior of of the Model 3 is that you really do feel like you are "getting in to the future". The lack of conventional handbrake, conventional gear stick, conventional key, conventional ignition switch/button, conventional "dashboard", not to mention the absence of a raft of sundry buttons, switches, knobs & vents.
EDITED TO ADD: Maybe the corpulence of the Polstar has its roots in the borrowed XC40 underpinnings? I can't see that it is due to added crash protection, as the Model 3 scores very highly in that regard.
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