Tom_Slick: If I could afford a $80-100,000 for a car I would buy one, but I can't so I won't. Electric cars are becoming mainstream, I see more and more Nissan Leafs on the road every day. That is good. The Tesla will create some great new technologies I'm sure but it will never be mainstream. It has a chance to become as popular as the Mercedes S class or BMW 7 series, but I see that as the maximum volume for their business model.
jake_lex: Tom_Slick: If I could afford a $80-100,000 for a car I would buy one, but I can't so I won't. Electric cars are becoming mainstream, I see more and more Nissan Leafs on the road every day. That is good. The Tesla will create some great new technologies I'm sure but it will never be mainstream. It has a chance to become as popular as the Mercedes S class or BMW 7 series, but I see that as the maximum volume for their business model.Well, people buying Teslas for $80K-$100K help advance the technology to the point where we'll have electric cars in the $20K price range. It's like any other technology: the early adapters pay for its advancement.Subby's cheap shot on Tesla seems especially tone-deaf, since the consensus I've seen on the Tesla Roadster is that it's the first all-electric car that performs as well as most gas-powered cars. It's the first electric car that stands on its merit and you might want just because it's an awesome car, not because you want to make a statement and drive an electric car.
lilbjorn: Funnt how there's been a spate of negative headlines on Fark lately about electric and hybrid cars. It's almost as if the oil industry was paying people to submit them. But, of course, that would never happen.
cygnusx13: Test drove Tesla this week. Putting deposit down today. ~2 months delivery. Can't wait.
dkimball: That would be Mercedes-Benz. Their quality has plummeted while their prices have sky-rocketed
ShawnDoc: Subby, TFA is about Tesla cars, not Volkswagens.
kendelrio: As the owner of a Mustang California Special, I'm getting a kick....../very reliable//and fast///I have a small penis.
Pockafrusta: subbyisretarded.jpgConsumer Reports = Best car ever tested. http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/09/autos/tesla-model-s-consumer-reports/ i ndex.html
TwowheelinTim: Actually, some of us couldn't give a rat's @$$ about any freakin' car. Some of us are stupid enough to be happy getting around on a bicycle.Work and back every day.Grocery shopping yea!A ride to the local watering hole? You bet.Chances of getting pulled over on my way home? Nyet.I love my bicycle as much as many of you love your cars.I don't care if you think it's strange.I don't care if you think I don't belong on the road.Though, if you do, you should sell your car and take the bus. You don't belong on the road./threadjack
jake_lex: Subby's cheap shot on Tesla seems especially tone-deaf, since the consensus I've seen on the Tesla Roadster is that it's the first all-electric car that performs as well as most gas-powered cars
kendelrio: ///I have a small penis.
dirkfunk: ShawnDoc: Subby, TFA is about Tesla cars, not Volkswagens.Well, you sure seem to be on top of what is actually going on in the automotive world. Expensive and unreliable is certainly the reality for Volkswagen right now/end sarcasm
Zizzowop: Subby is trolling. The Model S got a 99 out of 100 from Consumer Reports, Motor Trend car of the year and maxed out the NHTSA safety rating. Like it or not, nothing there would make anyone think the car is unreliable. Overpriced? Well, given the high-standard of quality and safety, that's a very subjective thing to say. Like many others have said, if I had the cash, I would buy one, and having said that, I would not buy an equally priced BMW, Cadillac, Porsche, or even those manufacturers cheaper models for that matter.
mbillips: Does this mean that Californians have stopped buying Priuses? Because I hate those things.
kendelrio: Adolf Oliver Nipples:Which one, the old one or the new one? If the former, great car. If not, you spent a lot of money for what amounts to a paint job.2012. I dunno what you mean about a paint job. I have had 0 problems out of it. Please expand on this.
mjohnson71: All I know is that when in SoCal in business, my rental Taurus or Charger sticks out like a sore thumb. Does anyone buy American any more or is it state law requiring residents to drive foreign make cars?/Yes, I know where most Accords, Camrys etc are built.
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