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Old 05-16-2016, 01:21 AM   #1
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Who owns a Tesla? (Model S or X)

Does anybody on here own a Tesla? I was curious as to how much you like the car and if you felt like the investment was worth it?

I know a Model S goes for like, 80k plus but with all the savings and incentives, i'm not sure if that price tag is as bad as it looks. Any thoughts?

I know the Model 3 is coming out, but there's no possible way I can get my hands on one for another 2 or 3 years. Should I just wait for that?

As of right now, the 1LE is my only car and my DD. I'd like to keep it but we'll see.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:53 AM   #2
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$90k for a relatively fun one. I don't have one, but I've been in them. I think their interior quality is subpar. It's not horrible, definitely better than a Camaro or something, but not $80-$110k nice. In that price range, I'd go Macan GTS/Turbo, m3, rs5, etc before I went tesla.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:55 PM   #3
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Expensive for sure, but Tesla is still a baby company just now growing out of their roots. When the Model 3 comes out, I guarantee you Tesla will get alot stronger faster. I saw the interior and thought it was "ok". But man, the model S is a beautiful car, uses no gasoline (which is really, really nice), has a 200+ mile range, and a bunch of cool features that are certainly the future.

I know there's a lot of benefits to buying one, including a 7500 federal income tax credit and the right to use the HOV lane whenever. Makes it hard to look the other way.
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:25 PM   #4
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I wouldn't even consider buying a Tesla for a few more years. They have a lot of growing pains to sort out. Under the veil of PR and being the media's and public's golden child right now is a company still trying to figure out the basics of manufacturing on a large scale.

If you really want an EV, there are other decent options from well established automakers who have the money, experience, and resources to manufacture volume products.
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:20 PM   #5
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I wouldn't even consider buying a Tesla for a few more years. They have a lot of growing pains to sort out. Under the veil of PR and being the media's and public's golden child right now is a company still trying to figure out the basics of manufacturing on a large scale.

If you really want an EV, there are other decent options from well established automakers who have the money, experience, and resources to manufacture volume products.
Not to mention the resale value. It's atrocious.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:47 PM   #6
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I wouldn't even consider buying a Tesla for a few more years. They have a lot of growing pains to sort out. Under the veil of PR and being the media's and public's golden child right now is a company still trying to figure out the basics of manufacturing on a large scale.

If you really want an EV, there are other decent options from well established automakers who have the money, experience, and resources to manufacture volume products.
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Not to mention the resale value. It's atrocious.
Good points. i wholeheartedly believe that it'll be sooner than we think before Tesla truly leads the way in the EV department. Even the stuff they have out now is very impressive.

But from what i've heard, the new Model 3 already has over 400,000 preorders. If all goes well, they'll be able to produce MAYBE 200,000 (and that's being generous) by the end of 2017. It'll be awhile before they're readily available.

My problem with other EV's is obvious. They're small, terrible range, weak, and overall would make me look like someone who would never own a Camaro.. Naturally I don't want that. All those other manufacturers may be well established and can mass produce, but Tesla is still one of the best EV's out there.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:40 AM   #7
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Good points. i wholeheartedly believe that it'll be sooner than we think before Tesla truly leads the way in the EV department. Even the stuff they have out now is very impressive.

But from what i've heard, the new Model 3 already has over 400,000 preorders. If all goes well, they'll be able to produce MAYBE 200,000 (and that's being generous) by the end of 2017. It'll be awhile before they're readily available.

My problem with other EV's is obvious. They're small, terrible range, weak, and overall would make me look like someone who would never own a Camaro.. Naturally I don't want that. All those other manufacturers may be well established and can mass produce, but Tesla is still one of the best EV's out there.
"If all goes well." Key words there. Given Tesla's track record with vehicle launches (which again, boils down to lacking the resources and experience to build cars), that isn't going to happen. Those preorders are going to be waiting a looooooooooooong time. Meanwhile GM will have the Bolt EV out this October and Ford is already working on their competitor.

Also your problems with other EVs are pretty unfounded. Cars like Bolt EV aren't as small as say Leaf or Spark EV, the 200+ mile EV range offered by most competitive EVs these days is more than enough for most people's daily commutes, and electric cars are definitely not weak. EVs don't have to funnel all their power through a transmission, so peak torque output is available right at launch, and electric drivetrains have gobs of torque. Spark EV is at 327 lb/ft of torque.

Tesla has done a lot for the acceptance and viability of electric cars, but they still produce pretty sub-par cars for the price. Like I said, under all the media hype is a company that still has a lot of issues, profitability being one of them.
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I kinda hope they can get the Model 3 launched properly and with few teething issues that normally show up on the first model year launch
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Definitely a weird car to drive. Absolutely no driver to car nor road connection. Literally instant power as well so it's completely different of a drive than anything else I have ever driven.

I appreciate Tesla's effort but it is still no where near what it could be but like mentioned, they are a baby company and as long as Elon doesn't get carried away with SpaceX and continues doing what he does with Tesla, it will be great! The quality isn't worth the price tag nor is the range. The interior quality is no where near my 2SS nor a car that is near it's price range. The gigantic ipad is pretty cool and GUI but I wouldn't personally buy a full electric vehicle. At least not yet.
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