chrisco123: There doing everyone a favor.
chrisco123: There doing everyone a favor. I drove a Tesla from NYC to Montreal and had to stop three times to charge the bastard. Combine that with acceleration that feels like an elastic that never snaps and you have a crappy car. I won't even mention the looks. So what if its a "safe car". How often do I crash up?
Barfmaker: So is Tesla saying they'll have dealerships but the dealerships will be owned by Tesla? I guess what I'm axing is, what's the difference between a dealer and a store? And more to the point, if I bought one, where would I take it to get it fixed?
Lando Lincoln: About 50% of the human race is middle-men and they don't take kindly to being eliminated.
Maud Dib: Coming on a Bicycle: I'm sure that if the Tesla car somehow becomes really popular in Texas, the situation will right itself automatically.Not until it comes with 4WD, a lift kit, muddin' tires, and a brush guard.
Coming on a Bicycle: I'm sure that if the Tesla car somehow becomes really popular in Texas, the situation will right itself automatically.
Dr Dreidel: Voiceofreason01: The franchise law is bullshiat legislation that does very little besides screw consumersFor those of us ignorant of such things (and who don't want to search teh googles ourselves), can you 'splain?// EXplanation > MANsplanation, but whatever you got
Saberus Terras: OgreMagi: MerelyFoolish: Anyone who lives in Texas and votes for an incumbent is an idiot.FTFYAgreed. Being a politician should be a civic duty, not a career. But this is not the thread to discuss that.This is the thread to bash my state for being run by a bunch of dumb hicks with beerguts and fat wallets from the dealership kickbacks trying to suppress a more progressive sales model.It's a shame we also have one of the best-developed tech sectors in North America.I always thought that the Isetta was a gag car. I mean the stock 2-stroke engine could only get up to 47 MPH, and had a 0-30 in 30. Maybe it had a niche in denser Old World cities, but in the American sprawl, it's a joke, and possibly a deathtrap. It was played for laughs as the Urkelmobile on Family Matters, for crying out loud.
NostroZ: [www.hangthebankers.com image 386x386]GTFO TexasNobody ever liked you in the union anyhow... please... secede already![farm8.staticflickr.com image 640x477]
The Irresponsible Captain: It's protectionism and only serves to line the pockets of fat cats.It's not like any auto dealer has a monopoly on cars and needs to be regulated. I say open it up to the free market.
HeadKase: There are quite a few of these in Austin already. Love the Model S.
the money is in the banana stand: In our industry, manufacturers historically, tried to own and operate their own dealerships. They failed, miserably. There are a variety of reasons why they failed, but most importantly is that they are great at understanding the bigger picture and products, but do not understand specific markets and service on a local level
Walliser: Usually that kind of anti-consumer protectionism is reserved for more liberal areas of the country.
Therion: "If we made an exception for everybody that showed up in the legislature, before long the integrity of the entire franchise system is in peril."The Invisible Hand of the Free Market is making jack-off motions behind your back.
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