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Coating everything, or just on a few puddles?

One is a massive problem. The other is pretty.

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the frost period here is usually over by the start of May, and by late August it can come anytime.
 


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Dubious. If you live that far north, you generally have less humidity, and therefore don't have hard ice coating everything.

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we experience daily freeze thaw cycles in the late part of the season that creates a lot of ice
 

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very true. the cold feels colder. but it doesn't make 2 centimeters of snow an emergency. up here we call that a light dusting.
2cm might be an emergency in Vancouver (not sure why??? ) but that's still a light dusting to me in southern Ontario the "we all got to experience winter" comment I made the other day was in reference to the 55 cm we got overnight.
 

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lol I'm saying there's a drastic difference in what these areas call 'winter'.
I still don't get why that means northern Canadians would want a roadster. I am saying even in southern Ontario I would have expected the trucks to be more highly anticipated. And much of Canada has harsher winters than here.

I kind of feel like while you came across as arguing we are really just saying the same thing.
 

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I still don't get why that means northern Canadians would want a roadster. I am saying even in southern Ontario I would have expected the trucks to be more highly anticipated. And much of Canada has harsher winters than here.

I kind of feel like while you came across as arguing we are really just saying the same thing.
winter sucks either way ;)
 


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My back yard in Austin during Winter Storm Uri in Feb 2021. This was significantly atypical tbh
 

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Really? Canadians are waiting for the Roadster? I must be the odd man out. I can't imagine spending all that money on a sportscar that I can't even drive in the winter, but a semi-affordable electric truck sounds about perfect to me. plenty of clearance and AWD, with seating and cargo space galore.... please Elon get me my CT. Hurry up or I may be forced to buy a Silverado EV.
Why do you think a Roadster can't be driven in the winter? Canadians love their sportscars. In most arctic types of conditions the snow is rarely all that deep and it blows away/sublimes relatively quickly. The superior traction of an EV over traditional sportscars would be welcome when putting the hammer down on a cold, frosty road. And winter is a temporary event in any case.

Most hypercars cost far more than the Roadster and are less suited to Canadian winters than an EV like the Roadster but many Canadians have a long history with motorsports and appreciate hypercars and exotics just as much as those living in hotter climates. I'm not sure why you think $250K is expensive for this class of car either. There are plenty of Canadians that appreciate hypercars with less performance that cost as much as 4 to 12 Roadsters. You could have a Roadster for every month of the year for the price of some of those hypercars. You might as well ask why a Canadian would buy a hypercar!
 

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Everyone got to experience it yesterday. :)

Even in the GTA sports cars get insurance put on hold and go into storage till spring while the owners pick up a cheap "winter beater" to drive around during the snowy months.
Life is too short to drive a cheap winter beater. Better to just learn how to safely drive in the winter and drive the Quad-motor Cybertruck right through the worst winter storms. I only have one life to live and I don't want to spend it driving beaters that leak toxic gasses into the climate control system or are otherwise compromised. There are always very good reasons why a cheap vehicle isn't worth much. Because people don't want it very much.
 

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My back yard in Austin during Winter Storm Uri in Feb 2021. This was significantly atypical tbh
being much further north, that accumulation in your photo for me is normal and considered a light snowfall.
 

 
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