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Would you ever buy a Tesla (Original Post) Beakybird Jun 2022 OP
I could pay off my house for less than the price of one of those nt msongs Jun 2022 #1
Well let's say they could lower their price, but Elon Musk is still the CEO... Beakybird Jun 2022 #4
Maybe a while ago, but now real car cos are going electric and... TreasonousBastard Jun 2022 #2
Thinking of getting an EV, but Tesla's not a candidate ironflange Jun 2022 #3
I rented a Prius for a few days last week. It was a pleasure to drive. Lochloosa Jun 2022 #21
Used? Maybe. New? Hell no (nt) Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2022 #5
I would have until Musk's anti Democratic bluster/idiocy lately. Now not a chance. MLAA Jun 2022 #6
There was a time when I was intrigued. Just A Box Of Rain Jun 2022 #7
Prior to the unmasking of Elon as a fascist, probably not. mahina Jun 2022 #8
I'd consider it. bluedigger Jun 2022 #9
That's your choice. But knowing he's a trumper... brush Jun 2022 #15
And his cars are made in California. bluedigger Jun 2022 #27
I know of Musk's winger politics so there's no way... brush Jun 2022 #28
Certainly not Dorian Gray Jun 2022 #41
I absolutely love my Tesla, but I'll never buy another so long as Musk is CEO kysrsoze Jun 2022 #10
There should be an entry for "Fuck No." brush Jun 2022 #11
Lol. My mistake! Beakybird Jun 2022 #12
+1. Because we should make the asshole richer dalton99a Jun 2022 #24
Just going to start my post with "Fuck No" lol rogue emissary Jun 2022 #26
I'm one of those people who was definitely planning on buying a tesla but decided not too because Solomon Jun 2022 #13
Sure - low mileage used Amishman Jun 2022 #14
I want the Sony/Honda EV. LogicFirst Jun 2022 #16
Yeah Calculating Jun 2022 #17
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 beaglelover Jun 2022 #48
Not anymore Mz Pip Jun 2022 #18
Actually like the cars and am looking for EVs Diablo del sol Jun 2022 #19
Those rolling stops are nothing new. StarryNite Jun 2022 #52
No, but I would really love to buy a lightly used MerryBlooms Jun 2022 #20
No - not even if I were a billionaire EYESORE 9001 Jun 2022 #22
Can't afford it.... viva la Jun 2022 #23
Not while Musk is there Sanity Claws Jun 2022 #25
I've owned 5 EVs since getting my first in 2010, none have been Teslas. tinrobot Jun 2022 #29
Maybe in my working days when I drove more... llmart Jun 2022 #30
I want a VW Buzz when it comes out. haele Jun 2022 #31
The options cost way too much. Emile Jun 2022 #32
Yes but used only. I never buy new Arazi Jun 2022 #33
They are Saying 2025 May Be the Year Electric Cars Become More Affordable with Their Gas Engine Comp Stallion Jun 2022 #34
I'm seriously looking at the Kia EV6 as my next car. Initech Jun 2022 #38
Just got one last week hardluck Jun 2022 #50
I want one, but I refuse to patronize that company as long as he's the CEO. Initech Jun 2022 #35
I voted NO sdfernando Jun 2022 #36
another vote for: can't afford IcyPeas Jun 2022 #37
nope... no way in hell Dorian Gray Jun 2022 #39
Even IF I could afford it, Tesla is the last car I would consider buying. ShazzieB Jun 2022 #40
Aside from the Elon-Musk-Is-A-Dick problem... Jirel Jun 2022 #42
Not a fucking chance CrackityJones75 Jun 2022 #43
I'd love one Polybius Jun 2022 #44
A couple of my son's law partners have Teslas LetMyPeopleVote Jun 2022 #45
let's pretend i could absolutely afford to buy one & they worked out all the bugs and now they were orleans Jun 2022 #46
My sentiments precisely! Beakybird Jun 2022 #47
Not in this lifetime. Iggo Jun 2022 #49
We were considering it ... then decided ABSOLUTELY NOT mainer Jun 2022 #51
Not that Ford or Hyundai are fabulous but they have alternatives. JanMichael Jun 2022 #53
I currently own a Model Y and it's far and away Mr. Ected Jun 2022 #54
My SIL has a Tesla, and raves about it. Calista241 Jun 2022 #55

MLAA

(17,620 posts)
6. I would have until Musk's anti Democratic bluster/idiocy lately. Now not a chance.
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:18 PM
Jun 2022

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

 

Just A Box Of Rain

(5,104 posts)
7. There was a time when I was intrigued.
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:24 PM
Jun 2022

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.

mahina

(18,162 posts)
8. Prior to the unmasking of Elon as a fascist, probably not.
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:32 PM
Jun 2022

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

bluedigger

(17,114 posts)
9. I'd consider it.
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:33 PM
Jun 2022

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

brush

(55,160 posts)
15. That's your choice. But knowing he's a trumper...
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:39 PM
Jun 2022

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

bluedigger

(17,114 posts)
27. And his cars are made in California.
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:22 PM
Jun 2022

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.

brush

(55,160 posts)
28. I know of Musk's winger politics so there's no way...
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:26 PM
Jun 2022

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.

Dorian Gray

(13,629 posts)
41. Certainly not
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:44 PM
Jun 2022

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.

kysrsoze

(6,054 posts)
10. I absolutely love my Tesla, but I'll never buy another so long as Musk is CEO
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:33 PM
Jun 2022

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.

rogue emissary

(3,169 posts)
26. Just going to start my post with "Fuck No" lol
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:17 PM
Jun 2022

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.

Solomon

(12,361 posts)
13. I'm one of those people who was definitely planning on buying a tesla but decided not too because
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:38 PM
Jun 2022

of Musk's politics.

Amishman

(5,599 posts)
14. Sure - low mileage used
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:38 PM
Jun 2022

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.....

beaglelover

(3,673 posts)
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
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 11:55 AM
Jun 2022

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!

Mz Pip

(27,543 posts)
18. Not anymore
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:42 PM
Jun 2022

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

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

As of now I don’t want to give Musk the business.

 

Diablo del sol

(424 posts)
19. Actually like the cars and am looking for EVs
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:43 PM
Jun 2022

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.

StarryNite

(9,850 posts)
52. Those rolling stops are nothing new.
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 12:07 PM
Jun 2022

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.

EYESORE 9001

(26,425 posts)
22. No - not even if I were a billionaire
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:56 PM
Jun 2022

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.

viva la

(3,522 posts)
23. Can't afford it....
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:59 PM
Jun 2022

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

Sanity Claws

(21,921 posts)
25. Not while Musk is there
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:09 PM
Jun 2022

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

tinrobot

(11,052 posts)
29. I've owned 5 EVs since getting my first in 2010, none have been Teslas.
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:31 PM
Jun 2022

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.

llmart

(15,839 posts)
30. Maybe in my working days when I drove more...
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:32 PM
Jun 2022

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.

haele

(12,851 posts)
31. I want a VW Buzz when it comes out.
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:41 PM
Jun 2022

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

Stallion

(6,480 posts)
34. They are Saying 2025 May Be the Year Electric Cars Become More Affordable with Their Gas Engine Comp
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:04 PM
Jun 2022

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

Initech

(100,569 posts)
38. I'm seriously looking at the Kia EV6 as my next car.
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:30 PM
Jun 2022

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

Dorian Gray

(13,629 posts)
39. nope... no way in hell
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:38 PM
Jun 2022

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

ShazzieB

(17,221 posts)
40. Even IF I could afford it, Tesla is the last car I would consider buying.
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 09:39 PM
Jun 2022

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.

Jirel

(2,069 posts)
42. Aside from the Elon-Musk-Is-A-Dick problem...
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 10:03 PM
Jun 2022

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.

LetMyPeopleVote

(148,805 posts)
45. A couple of my son's law partners have Teslas
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 01:42 AM
Jun 2022

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

orleans

(34,286 posts)
46. let's pretend i could absolutely afford to buy one & they worked out all the bugs and now they were
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 01:49 AM
Jun 2022

safe to drive and own...

so... would i?


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

mainer

(12,087 posts)
51. We were considering it ... then decided ABSOLUTELY NOT
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 12:00 PM
Jun 2022

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.

JanMichael

(24,991 posts)
53. Not that Ford or Hyundai are fabulous but they have alternatives.
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 12:37 PM
Jun 2022

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

Mr. Ected

(9,680 posts)
54. I currently own a Model Y and it's far and away
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 01:05 PM
Jun 2022

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.

Calista241

(5,593 posts)
55. My SIL has a Tesla, and raves about it.
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 01:09 PM
Jun 2022

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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