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Who Is Out On Tesla Model 3?


By o-din

1 year ago



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    “Why are you out and won't be buying a Tesla?”

    • The company and CEO are a joke, and the car line is a bigger joke 7 votes
      12%
    • Don't want to be stereotyped with some of the owners of this thing 2 votes
      3%
    • Stocks are on their way out 1 vote
      2%
    • I don't want to have to defend my car purchase on the internet 2 votes
      3%
    • Won't be living in Oregon or Canada anytime soon 1 vote
      2%
    • Big batteries make a big mess when they explode 2 votes
      3%
    • My old shitbox runs great and don't need a $50,000 car with no engine 10 votes
      17%
    • All of the above 35 votes
      58%

    (60 votes)

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    #51 1 year ago
    Quoted from Nilroc:

    Sorry guys and Gals your the Minority! Model 3 will be the NUMBER 5 top selling vehicle in the US. Majority of people love the car! Don't take my word for it read the FACTS!
    https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/17/tesla-model-3-might-5th-best-selling-car-in-usa-in-august/

    LOL. What do you have to say about these facts?

    Quoted from rubberducks:

    There seem to be fewer illusions of those running them commercially however. In Amsterdam there are quite a lot of the Model S being used as taxis / airport transfer cars, since the tax regime and price of fuel vs electricity make electric cars a decent proposition economically, and demand initially exceeded supply for Teslas (so they could sell them after use for a good price).
    I've ridden in 5 so far. 1 guy was lukewarm. 2 hated it and were spitting venom when asked; 1 particularly who'd had the heater fail twice in this year's cold snap. 2 thought it was ok to drive but too unreliable. All said they'd had constant niggles and reliability issues, including several full breakdowns. All said they wanted to change. 4 said they'd go to a more reliable, cheaper fully electric European or Japanese / Korean brand as soon as there were choices available. 1 said he'd go back to a Prius (what he had before).
    All but one of them rattled badly, and had drafts from the windows even when closed. The upholstery and plastics looked worn even on the 2 that had done below 40,000KM.
    I see quite a few private ones around, too, but don't know anyone with one. Do know a few people with Mitsubishi / Hyundai / BMW electric cars though.

    #53 1 year ago
    Quoted from lancestorm:

    C'mon Ford, buy out Tesla.

    Like when BofA bought Countrywide? Bad idea.

    #140 1 year ago
    Quoted from Brijam:

    No, after around 70,000 miles it's better to have a new EV than to keep an old gas burner:
    https://cdn.blog.ucsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/life-cycle-ev-emissions.jpg[quoted image]

    You lost me at Global Warming

    #181 1 year ago
    Quoted from Brijam:

    If you want to change my mind

    LOL. That's a good one. I don't think Einstein could change your mind.

    1 week later
    #295 1 year ago

    As if we don't have enough distracted drivers already with cell phones and texting.

    Replacing a car's gauge cluster and physical controls in favor an over-complicated Ipad that takes your eyes completely off the road might be the dumbest idea I've ever seen. It reminds me of a woman I saw one time driving on the freeway while playing candy crush on her Ipad.

    Dying in a lithium fire from a head-on collision is not cool, nor green.

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    1 week later
    #388 1 year ago

    Bad day for TSLA. Seems like their financial trouble is very real.

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