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Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:08 PM

Would you ever buy a Tesla


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Yes
10 (9%)
No
96 (85%)
I'm not sure
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Reply Would you ever buy a Tesla (Original post)
Beakybird Jun 2022 OP
msongs Jun 2022 #1
Beakybird Jun 2022 #4
TreasonousBastard Jun 2022 #2
ironflange Jun 2022 #3
Lochloosa Jun 2022 #21
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2022 #5
MLAA Jun 2022 #6
Just A Box Of Rain Jun 2022 #7
mahina Jun 2022 #8
bluedigger Jun 2022 #9
brush Jun 2022 #15
bluedigger Jun 2022 #27
brush Jun 2022 #28
Dorian Gray Jun 2022 #41
kysrsoze Jun 2022 #10
brush Jun 2022 #11
Beakybird Jun 2022 #12
dalton99a Jun 2022 #24
rogue emissary Jun 2022 #26
Solomon Jun 2022 #13
Amishman Jun 2022 #14
LogicFirst Jun 2022 #16
Calculating Jun 2022 #17
beaglelover Jun 2022 #48
Mz Pip Jun 2022 #18
Diablo del sol Jun 2022 #19
StarryNite Jun 2022 #52
MerryBlooms Jun 2022 #20
EYESORE 9001 Jun 2022 #22
viva la Jun 2022 #23
Sanity Claws Jun 2022 #25
tinrobot Jun 2022 #29
llmart Jun 2022 #30
haele Jun 2022 #31
Emile Jun 2022 #32
Arazi Jun 2022 #33
Stallion Jun 2022 #34
Initech Jun 2022 #38
hardluck Jun 2022 #50
Initech Jun 2022 #35
sdfernando Jun 2022 #36
IcyPeas Jun 2022 #37
Dorian Gray Jun 2022 #39
ShazzieB Jun 2022 #40
Jirel Jun 2022 #42
CrackityJones75 Jun 2022 #43
Polybius Jun 2022 #44
LetMyPeopleVote Jun 2022 #45
orleans Jun 2022 #46
Beakybird Jun 2022 #47
Iggo Jun 2022 #49
mainer Jun 2022 #51
JanMichael Jun 2022 #53
Mr. Ected Jun 2022 #54
Calista241 Jun 2022 #55

Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:10 PM

1. I could pay off my house for less than the price of one of those nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:12 PM

4. Well let's say they could lower their price, but Elon Musk is still the CEO...

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:11 PM

2. Maybe a while ago, but now real car cos are going electric and...

showing Tesla how it's done.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:11 PM

3. Thinking of getting an EV, but Tesla's not a candidate

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Response to ironflange (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:51 PM

21. I rented a Prius for a few days last week. It was a pleasure to drive.

59 MPH. MPG. Whoops

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:13 PM

5. Used? Maybe. New? Hell no (nt)

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:18 PM

6. I would have until Musk's anti Democratic bluster/idiocy lately. Now not a chance.

Will look at something else. I feel guilty I have 2 Tesla power wall batteries in the garage for solar.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:24 PM

7. There was a time when I was intrigued.

 

But now? No way.

Musk's actions have damaged the brand. I live in one of the areas where Teslas have been common. I know more than a few individuals who have dumped their cars rather than risk association with Musk.

He's shot himself in the foot with a significant portion of his market-base IMO.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:32 PM

8. Prior to the unmasking of Elon as a fascist, probably not.

Now? Never in a million years, not if they were 10 bucks.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:33 PM

9. I'd consider it.

Anybody who thinks Tesla is the only ethically challenged car manufacturer isn't really looking.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:39 PM

15. That's your choice. But knowing he's a trumper...

who wants to put trump back on twitter is enough for me to say "hell no" to buying a Tesla.

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Response to brush (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:22 PM

27. And his cars are made in California.

Would it be better to buy a Toyota or Honda? Besides, despite Trump's amazingly beautiful goodly health, I have my doubts he's long for this mortal coil. I'm certain he's not going to suddenly start making sense. And I'm not going to have money for a new car in my remaining lifetime, so it's a rhetorical exercise, at best.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #27)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:26 PM

28. I know of Musk's winger politics so there's no way...

I'd associate myself with his right wing ass even if trump drops dead today.

I have some principles. No money for known right wing a-holes, organizations, political groups, candidates, etc.

It's not complicated.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:44 PM

41. Certainly not

but it's the only ethically challenged car manufacturer with a dumb ass loud mouth who can't help himself leading the company.

I won't contribute a dollar to him. Not because the company is ethically challenged. Because I can't stand Elon and don't want to put a cent in his pocket.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:33 PM

10. I absolutely love my Tesla, but I'll never buy another so long as Musk is CEO

People tend to forget it wasn't Musk who invented the Tesla cars (ask the guys at Lucid who really did it). And it's taken the efforts of thousands of US/California engineers and workers, US government incentives and a donated factory by Toyota to get that company where it is today, and to get the other manufacturers on board with electric cars.

Unfortunately asshat Musk wants to take credit for it all (same with SpaceX), and I think his inability to shut the fuck up will seriously damage both companies in the long run. I'm anxiously awaiting his fall, and for someone else to take over. People didn't think Apple would survive the loss of Steve Jobs, and Tim "Apple" Cook proved them wrong.

So when that happens, I might consider another Tesla.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:36 PM

11. There should be an entry for "Fuck No."

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Response to brush (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:37 PM

12. Lol. My mistake!

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Response to brush (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:00 PM

24. +1. Because we should make the asshole richer

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Response to brush (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:17 PM

26. Just going to start my post with "Fuck No" lol

There was a time when Tesla was starting off. I wanted to invest in the company but didn't have available recourses.

After I read about the first discrimination law suit where the works said it was like working in Jim Crow south.

I knew the company was rotten from core.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:38 PM

13. I'm one of those people who was definitely planning on buying a tesla but decided not too because

of Musk's politics.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:38 PM

14. Sure - low mileage used

I don't buy new vehicles anyway, but even moreso when I'm unsure if I want to support the company.

I want to like Musk, because what he is doing with SpaceX is amazing and what the world needs. But holy crap the past year or so.....

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:39 PM

16. I want the Sony/Honda EV.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:41 PM

17. Yeah

I currently own a m3 which I got last November and it's the best car I've ever owned.

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Response to Calculating (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 11:55 AM

48. I also have a m3 since June 2020 and I do love it. My lease is up in a year and I'm in a quandry

of what to do next. Until recently I was 100% planning on buying a new m3 next year but with Musk's tweets and actions lately, I'm not sure I want to give him more of my hard earned money. But after looking at what other EVs are available, a Tesla is probably my only option as it meets 100% of my needs.

Which m3 do you have? I have the dual motor long range. I absolutely love it. Love the instant torque, smooth ride, and I find the seats extremely comfortable. Very happy with the entertainment system as well. Mine has enhanced auto pilot (I skipped the FSD option) but I've only used it once. It was OK but I like to drive my cars, not have a computer drive it. Mine is red with white interior. A real eye catcher! Love the looks of the m3!

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:42 PM

18. Not anymore

I thought about it but got a Prius plug in instead.

Weíre waiting to see how the new all electric vans do. Volkswagen is coming out with one.

As of now I donít want to give Musk the business.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:43 PM

19. Actually like the cars and am looking for EVs

 

That being said. I live in SoCal, tons of Tesla's. Issue is, there are so many asshole Tesla drivers.

Hard going a week without having an incident. Yesterday turn on to beginning of my street. Tesla parked at an angle with door open rather than parked a curb. Car coming the other way so I had to wait to get around tesla. Owner standing next to tesla gives me a look.

Seen them drive quarter of a mile in bike lane to go around traffic. (Punch worthy offense in SoCal)

Four way stops, often see them rolling through.

Musk may have some software that turns drivers into Assholes.

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Response to Diablo del sol (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 12:07 PM

52. Those rolling stops are nothing new.

I remember as far back as the 70s here in Arizona we referred to them as "California stops".

A pet peeve of mine is people driving with two wheels in the bike lane. It's very common here and it really pisses me off. I haven't noticed a trend as far as make of car though.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:48 PM

20. No, but I would really love to buy a lightly used

Electric F150. On my wish list. 🥰

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:56 PM

22. No - not even if I were a billionaire

I may not find a car made by a company with ethically pure leadership, but I can damn well choose not to give my money to Elon fucking Musk.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:59 PM

23. Can't afford it....

I'd get a hybrid now. I drive a lot, and want a gas option until I see a charging station at every Speedway.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:09 PM

25. Not while Musk is there

and not while they have so many problems.
Ten years from now, Teslas may be great.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:31 PM

29. I've owned 5 EVs since getting my first in 2010, none have been Teslas.

The closest I came was my RAV4 EV, which had a Tesla motor/battery. The motor failed after two years and it took Tesla months to supply the replacement. Left a bad taste in my mouth.

I considered a Model Y when shopping for my most recent EV, but it was way overpriced compared to the competition. I got a very nice VW ID.4 with more features I wanted for about $15K less.

Elon's latest charades have put me off even further. No intention of buying one until he leaves.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:32 PM

30. Maybe in my working days when I drove more...

but I'm retired and barely put 6,000-7,000 miles on my car per year these days. I think it's sort of silly to make all buying decisions based on someone's personal behavior. My son has owned a Tesla for about seven years and he loves it. He has never had one problem with it and he drives an hour each way to work pre-pandemic. He's worked from home for two years and now starting to go back on site a couple days a week. He plugs it into his garage to charge. Compared to the price of gas, he's feeling pretty smug about not having to visit a gas station for seven years.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:41 PM

31. I want a VW Buzz when it comes out.

And I want the Rainbow Juicy Fruit skin they put on the concept vehicles. It's an electric VW Bus! What's not to like?

If not that, then lime green and matte grey.

Suggested US MSRP for basic Buzz is ~$40/43 K. Extended range another $5-7K. The US versions are about a meter longer, with three rows.

And it will use Universal Chargers. Of course, we will have to wait 2 years for it, but I think they're tooling up to make the US versions in America.

Haele

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:44 PM

32. The options cost way too much.

Auto pilot is a $10,000.00 option.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:44 PM

33. Yes but used only. I never buy new

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:04 PM

34. They are Saying 2025 May Be the Year Electric Cars Become More Affordable with Their Gas Engine Comp

there are some BMW's at $55,000 getting reasonably close. The Mercedes are all over $100,000. I'd seriously consider buying a reasonably priced Electric car

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Response to Stallion (Reply #34)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:30 PM

38. I'm seriously looking at the Kia EV6 as my next car.

It's $38K for the base model, gets 310 miles on a full charge, has all the modern amenities and looks pretty cool too.

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Response to Initech (Reply #38)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 11:58 AM

50. Just got one last week

Itís a wonderful car. Youíll love it.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:06 PM

35. I want one, but I refuse to patronize that company as long as he's the CEO.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:19 PM

36. I voted NO

But Iím disappointed there was no ďFuck No!Ē selection.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:25 PM

37. another vote for: can't afford

so it's not even a consideration.... musk or no musk.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:38 PM

39. nope... no way in hell

I've always despised Elon Musk. I'm glad the world is catching onto what a douchebag he is.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:39 PM

40. Even IF I could afford it, Tesla is the last car I would consider buying.

If I had that kind of money, there would be plenty of other options available to me. I can't think of any reason to eve consider putting money in that smug, entitled a-hole's pocket.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 10:03 PM

42. Aside from the Elon-Musk-Is-A-Dick problem...

If it phones home, and the homeworld can track my car at all times, hard nope.

If the homeworld can arbitrarily turn features on and off including BS like controlling how many miles I can travel on a charge, hard nope.

If I can only have it repaired by the manufacturer, hard nope.

If its electronics want to believe they can drive better than I can, hard nope.

Not to mention that battery production and disposal is going to be the next toxic nightmare.

Nope, nope, nope.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 10:13 PM

43. Not a fucking chance

 

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 10:43 PM

44. I'd love one

Just can't afford it.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 01:42 AM

45. A couple of my son's law partners have Teslas

The interiors are not a nice as more expensive cars from regular manufacturers

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 01:49 AM

46. let's pretend i could absolutely afford to buy one & they worked out all the bugs and now they were

safe to drive and own...

so... would i?


no! i'd rather tell musk to shove the whole thing up his ass.

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Response to orleans (Reply #46)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 01:59 AM

47. My sentiments precisely!

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 11:57 AM

49. Not in this lifetime.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 12:00 PM

51. We were considering it ... then decided ABSOLUTELY NOT

My son bought one last year. Very cool, lots of features we liked. We were thinking of buying one as well.

Then Elon turned weird and endorsed DeSantis, and I told my husband no way, no how. We are looking at other electric car brands now.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 12:37 PM

53. Not that Ford or Hyundai are fabulous but they have alternatives.

And there are other alternatives. I think in 10 years Tesla will be gone. It can't compete with Ford or Toyota or Hyundai.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 01:05 PM

54. I currently own a Model Y and it's far and away

The best car I have ever owned. When the time comes, I will compare all other EVs on the market before making an informed choice as to the the highest quality and affordability for its replacement. Elon Musk's politics may be an element in weighing options, but I will definitely be going electric again. YMMV.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 01:09 PM

55. My SIL has a Tesla, and raves about it.

My brother has a new Kia, and he's seriously thinking about selling it and getting 2nd Tesla. With $5 gas, I don't blame him.

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