On the Bright Side?

On the Bright Side?

Many of us find ourselves waiting longer than we think we should (e.g., 40s, standards, or those like me who see higher numbers with similar configurations coming off the line earlier for unexplained reasons). I try to console myself with the thought that my car will have the benefit of updated software and most, if not all, physical bugs worked out. Is there any truth to this, or am I just self medicating with a placebo?

Mark K | 24. Februar 2013

Keep the faith, you will love the car.

TM just has some growing pains to get through.

jat | 24. Februar 2013

I suspect it is the case -- certainly I think the Signature owners were basically alpha testers and helped work out some of the kinks before later customers.

riceuguy | 24. Februar 2013

Funny...I tell myself the exact same thing every day...

Brian H | 24. Februar 2013

TM had beta testers for a year or two before starting manufacture, but not hundreds. The Sig owners were gamma-testers, if anything. (Alpha, beta, gamma).

Check putt-putt websites. TM is not experiencing unusual problems. It's just the stakes are higher.

shop | 24. Februar 2013

I agree, the longer you wait, the more fixes the car will have. Just like on ICE cars too, later model years have a bunch of minor improvements over the first model year.

Mark K | 24. Februar 2013

Good news!

GB just posted that 40's will ship in April.

Problem solved!

cloroxbb | 25. Februar 2013

In the tech world, it seems there is an Alpha stage, a Beta stage, and then Official Release, then incremental updates.

There is no "gamma" stage :)

ChristianG | 25. Februar 2013

Well maybe not Gamma, if it still doesn't work after release it's a Banana-Product and it will ripe at the clients ;)

Brian H | 25. Februar 2013

I just invented the term to describe what happens when the product finally hits the field. Murphy's Engineering Law comes into play: "It's impossible to make things fool-proof, because fools are so ingenious." Stuff they never thought could happen, does. And sheer volume exposes flaws that happen too rarely for testing to catch.

That's the "gamma" stage.