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Always thought Tesla had the luxury car market locked up so is their push for an "affordable" EV a mistake with its lower profit margin and the switch from the expensive Model S to the Model 3?

I think that Elon Musk decision to not update the appearance of the exterior and interior of the Model S is a big mistake. It threatens their market stance as the premier maker of luxury vehicles in the world. I would like to take some time to defend that, specifically the Model S. Another answer stated that Teslas are definitely not luxury cars. I would like to take umbrage with that. Tesla Model S Audi A8 BMW 750 iL Mercedes S class So clearly, the Tesla is not as cushy and tailored as far as interior appointments than the A8, 750iL and the S-Class. Its technology and interface are much better, but its materials are less, and the overall feel of douchebaggery that is conveyed to the ego of the owner is far, far less. I mean, not only do the Audi, BMW and the Mercedes have quilted seats, the Mercedes has a quilted dash. That, is over-the-top, status-symbol-level, I’m better than you, demagogue-of-my-own-little-kingdom stuff there. So why are Tesla Model S’s outselling both these cars in droves? Well, for some people, there is more to luxury than a comfy couch and expensive-feeling buttons. I see the luxury in my Tesla Model S in several ways: It constantly improves in little ways as it gets software updates. It will take the address of an appointment off of my phone’s calendar and offer to navigate me there at the time allotted. On google maps. With seamless integration. On a 17-inch dynamic map. With a tap of a button, I can ask for any song ever made and it will play it. No setup required. It also does comedy and books, or I can stream from my phone seamlessly. No Apple Play junk. Its power delivery, overall power, smoothness, engine quietness, engine flexibility, and instant torque at any speed are beyond the reach of ANY, and I mean ANY, other car in the world, except other Teslas. There is virtually no body roll, squat, or dive in the suspension. It is the best snow car that I have ever driven. It is the best rain car that I have ever driven. When I walk up to the car, it unlocks, when I leave, it locks. If I am walking up to it at a common time, such as after work, it has happily run the a/c or heater for 15 minutes before I arrive to acclimatize the car to the exact temperature that I have set. Now THAT is luxury. I can leave my dog in the car safely, as it has Dog Mode, that will run the a/c or heater to keep Chewy perfectly safe and cool. I have unlimited charging for road trips all over the country, conveniently located on major routes of travel. The car will navigate me there and make sure that there are stalls available. The 17″ screen soon makes other cars look like a sea of stupid buttons, switches, and stuff. It goes on and on. But yes, Tesla should not concentrate too much on the Model 3 and Y at the expense of this excellent, excellent vehicle.

What do Tesla enthusiasts think of Teslas poor showing in the latest J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey? 166 problems per 100 vehicles, is the industry average, Tesla had a 250 problems per 100 car score?

I’m really not surprised at all. Teslas are not like regular cars. They are a trade off, pure and simple. Let’s look at the simple trade off: Tesla gives you a car that is completely, utterly new and innovative, with features that other cars not only don’t have, they don’t even have in the pipeline. You pay a premium, and realize that the cars will have issues that not only other car’s don’t, but that other cars just haven’t had in decades Let’s look in more detail at that. Take my 2015 P85D Model S Features (in 2015): Completely and utterly unique All electric Never use a gas station ever again Charge at home for ~ 1/3 the price of gas Nationwide charging network for free 17″ touch screen with all-the-time Google Maps built in, with real-time traffic, routing and trip planning that is easy and intuitive to use Free music streaming in your car Silent operation Autopilot 265 mile range Constant over-the-air updates that make the car better and better 0–60 in 3.2 seconds Dramatic acceleration at almost any speed One-foot-driving This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but . . . Once you have lived with regenerative braking for a few years, other cars seem very counter-intuitive and annoying as you jump back and forth from pedal to pedal Access to car features from an app on my phone! Very good handling More interior space than most 5-seat SUVs Superior driving experience Generally no maintenance at all Superior snow handling Looks cool Honestly, especially for 2015, this is a feature set that wasn’t even in the fantasy realm of any other car company. It was simply like time travel forward for a car geek like me. But there were trade offs: Cost over $100,000 (!) Expensive insurance Noticeable fit and finish gaps on the exterior Mediocre paint quality Limited options Mediocre interior materials Noticeable design omissions: no map pockets, grab handles, coat hooks Occasional need to reboot the car to improve infotainment performance Occasional weird things like a door handle that wouldn’t retract one day, but then fixed itself When I got in an accident, repair was a NIGHTMARE, as it took 3–4 MONTHS to get parts. No lie Car needed a new front drive unit on the third day I owned it (!) At 56,000 miles, the computer just . . . . . . quit. Car was out of warrantee, and it will cost $1,200 to repair As the software updates piled on, the computer got slower and slower . . . . My wife’s Model X had more issues, mostly surrounding a balky back door and white perforated seats that apparently were made of tissue paper. On the whole, for me, I found that these problems were tolerable, but infuriating. However, I wholeheartedly acknowledge that for some people, the whole picture would have been unacceptable. And on a line by line basis, such as a J.D. Powers and Assc. survey, the car would have problems that would be damning. I get that. But, when comparing a Tesla to a Camry, or even an Audi A8, I am reminded of the famous scene from Parenthood: The whole movie is about parenting, a condition that some may never appreciate, and on paper at least, seems like an insane idea: why would you abdicate your own happiness for a life of drudgery and anxiety and pain and suffering for a few moments of bliss? Yet those who are parents know, that it is the rollercoaster that is fun, not the merry go round. Yes, Teslas are expensive, and have niggling problems, and are worshipped by legions of seemingly insane fans. But there is a reason that these fans are so crazy for the cars. It’s the rollercoaster. And it’s pretty cool.

When do you think Teslas will become common cars?

They won’t until Tesla starts acting like a common car manufacture. If you want to build boutique cars for a niche market (luxury electric cars) then you can run like a niche car manufacture. However if you want to sell a car for the masses you need to build a car for the masses. Since Tesla began around 2008 they have sold just over 200,000 cars in the US. That’s 10 years to sell 200k cars across all 4 models they’ve had. Last year Ford and GM each sold nearly 1 million trucks, just trucks. Last year Toyota sold just over 2.4 million vehicles in the US, 24 times more vehicles in one year than Tesla has managed in its 10 year life. So no, Tesla is no where even close to being considered a mass manufacturer of cars. BMW, which Tesla is often compared to, sold just over 300k vehicles in the US in 2017. Still more cars in one year than Tesla’s whole existence. That last stat brings up the big problem. Tesla is being compared to vehicles it has no business being compared to. Tesla model S falls under the S Class, Grand Saloon, or Full Size Luxury segments (all the same depending on who labeled the chart.) Tesla is marketed as a luxury car on purpose, people pay a premium for luxury and margins are higher allowing them to hide some cost of the expensive electric platform. They are in the largest class/ segment which allows more room for the huge battery. When compared to others in the class the numbers are completely skewed. My primary vehicle is a 2006 Ford diesel, not the typical Tesla owner. When I started looking at Tesla it had nothing to do with luxury and everything to do with being electric. Up until the Chevy Bolt in 2017 if you wanted a long range electric vehicle Tesla was the only option. I bought a leaf to same fuel and maintenance on the truck but the 84 mile range wasn’t always enough. Even the upgraded 120 miles in 2016 would barely have been enough. The only option was a brand new bolt which no one was making deals on or a Tesla. So if I wanted a long range electric, Tesla was the only option. I didn’t want to be considered a full size luxury buyer because I wasn’t shopping for a full size luxury car. I wasn’t comparing an Audi A8 vs BMW 7 series Vs Tesla. I was looking at long range electric vs Toyota Corolla. But for the simple fact that Tesla is in that luxury class I’m thrown in with those people I have no desire to be in with. So because I bought one of the only electric vehicles on the market I’m now “crushing the competition” that I never had. This is why I laugh when people post sales numbers of BMW 7 series vs Tesla, it’s not a competition Tesla didn’t convert 7 series owners in to Tesla owners. Most people owned a 3-series, Accord or smaller car than a 7-series BMW and wanted an electric car. Or they were like me and would never consider any of the Tesla “competition” because there was none. The competition was between economy, Honda and Toyota had everything I wanted for features and if they had a 250 mile EV I’d have bought it. Not even Lexus or Acura, because “luxury” was never the competition. And the same holds true for the model 3. Most people are comparing an Accord to the 3, not a BMW 3-Series to a Model 3. So someone trades in their civic or accord and all of a sudden they’re a premium midsize car buyer who chose Tesla over BMW and Tesla is now crushing the competition, when they’re not, it wasn’t a competition between brands it’s a competition between gas and electric. Because of all these factors Tesla seems to have its head in the wrong place, and the biggest killer of why Tesla isn’t, and won’t be common car is service. Tesla doesn’t have dealerships and that’s a whole other discussion, but in the Houston area there are 2 “service centers” as they call them. In the 4th largest city in the country there are only two places I can take my car, and I believe only 7 in the whole state of Texas. Look up a map of service centers in the US and you realize there is no coverage for most of America. So coverage is problem 1. The next issue is availablity. I had a parking brake failure on my car which is horrible because there isn’t a transmission locking the car in place. So with out a parking brake the car can roll on its own. I was told 6 days before someone could look at it, 6 days before something as important as my car staying out when parked could be assessed. Problem 3 is when I got the car in to be looked at, the said it was X part failure and 30 minutes to fix, but they ordered the wrong part. WTF does that even mean? You service cars all day every day and you “ordered” the wrong part? I was told this was a common part, so why was it ordered? Come to find out they don’t keep any real inventory of parts in stock at the service centers, everything is ordered for each specific job. So I need brakes, I have to schedule an appointment and they have to order the parts? I take my truck to any of the 25 local dealers or any number of 3rd parties and I get service same day. Hell I can have an engine and transmission for my truck same day if need be. So not stocking parts. Why aren’t we stocking parts? Well that’s Problem 4, they don’t have them. Tesla can’t seem to build spare parts. My windshield is crack and it’s $1,546 for Tesla to replace, my truck, about $250. Great, well, remember I bought a “luxury” car. However on the quote it tells me the windshield isn’t in stock or even available for the service center to order and they have no timeline on when it will be in stock. So I have a busted windshield Tesla can’t provide a replacement. Imagine if you got into a wreck and needed parts, well that happens and people cars sit at body shops literally for months on end waiting for parts. A local person just posted it took 2.5 months to get their car back from a fender bender, other cars are 6+ months and going, and some body shops simply aren’t accepting any more Teslas because Tesla is taking months to get parts out and they are simply sitting on these shops lot. Problem 5: on top of parts availability is parts restriction. Meaning Tesla restricts the parts you can purchase. I want an engine for or my truck I call ford and give them the part number they order me an engine. Can’t donthat with Tesla, I want a battery or motor they simply won’t sell me one. I lost the center cap on my wheel the first day I owned the car and thougt oh well I’ll just buy another. Well Tesla wouldn’t even sell me that piece of plastic until my “My Tesla” account was activated, I had to provide the VIN, and show that I owned that particular car (they usually verify through My Tesla). But that’s crazy, I need to provide a VIN even if I have the part number only a Tesla owner or approved body shop can order any parts, certain parts have to be order by the approved body shop and some parts can’t be ordered at all. I can walk into any car dealer, give them a part number and walk out with my part. They may ask for a VIN to verify the part is the correct one for the car but I’ve never been denied buying parts for a vehicle whether I own it or not. That brings us to problem 6, ownership, Who really owns the car? I constantly have software updates I don’t want pushed on me and it changes the features of the car from when I bought it. And if I have any problems with the car Tesla refuses to acknowledge anything until I do up date. I’ve been having problems with the main screen/ computer since Feb and I keep getting told it’s the software and updating will fix it. Well, about 6 updates later and still not solved, meanwhile all the features I bought the car for are getting changed around or neutered. It’s not really my car Tesla seems to think it’s theirs and they’ll just everything around via software and give the owner no choice. This also means I have no choice in who works on the car, with Tesla restricting parts to the owner and Tesla approved body shops there’s no 3rd party approval. The most that could be done is the owner buying/supply things Tesla allows the owner to buy and then providing them to the mechanic, but they’re still limited by the parts shortage and no mechanic wants to wait days for the most basic of parts. Sure my car is awesome and if you not have issues or get in a wreck most of these problems don’t apply. This model works great for Tesla who “dominates” a niche market of the luxury EV which it’s been the only player so of course they’re crushing the competition, they’re the only team on the field. However, none of these things would fly in the mass market. MOST Tesla drivers have the time and money to deal with these issues or pay $175/hr for maintenance from Tesla. A family of 4 in the middle or lower class can’t and won’t be able to deal with any of this. The mass market and a niche are in no way similar. Pretty much every Tesla owner I talk to spend 3–$5,000 on the car for opti-coat paint correction and ceramic whatever protection as soon as they bought the car. Again, great for boutique manufacturing but most people are lucky to even was their car once a month, we’re talking about two opposite side of the spectrum, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc sell less than 10k a year for generations and they are very successful. If Tesla wants to become a common car they need to work for the common driver. Autopilot this or supercharger that is all great to sell a car but no one will buy another if they have to drive across town every time there’s an issue. I pass 3 or 4 Ford dealers and countless independent shops on the way to Tesla. Tesla might not like the dealership model but that’s no excuse for the lack of service. Tesla has only sold 200k vehicles in its entire existence and they have this number of service related problems, what will happen when they start selling 250k cars yearly like they claim will happen by 2019? Selling the cars won’t be what makes Tesla a common car, servicing them for common people will be. If Tesla gets their head in the right place they will be a household name in another 3-5 years.

What are some disadvantages to owning a Tesla electric car?

The good, the bad, and the ugly. I’m a fairly recent proud owner of my Model S P100D, but I do a lot city traffic driving, as well as some 2.5k miles + return journeys. TLDR Model S: Expensive to buy, extremely cheap to own, under warranty, at least so far (~12 months). Amazing to drive, somewhat poor quality car in terms of luxury compared to other cars in its price range. Software is amazing, autopilot above any other car. Should you buy a Model S/P100D? Yes if you’re after a toy, otherwise buy a Model 3 instead, or a fleet of them. P100D is for adult children with more adrenaline rush than sense(yours truly). High spec Teslas simply aren’t worth the money, unless you’re a very very confident driver and you want to win every traffic light drag race. If you still want one but don’t care about performance, buy cheap, even if you want more, benefit won’t scale, and you’ll still have a car faster than 98% of all other cars, sports cars included. 4.2 seconds in a Model 3 AWD is on par with a Mercedes AMG Sedan, a Bentley GT pre 2019, etc. Futuristic: The most amazing realisation when you own a Tesla is that electric will become standard. For now, it’s very expensive, because scaling up and doing R&D costs money. There are problems for sure, the charging network, the service industry, the speed of charge, the cost, and so on. But it’s so incredibly obvious electric cars are so vastly ahead as a mass market product, there’s simply no question where the world will be in 30 - 40 years. It won’t be long before petrol cars will be a very old memory, and something generations to come will only learn about from stories. A word of caution: This review is written by a man child with more love of fast cars than sense, the very audience for the P models. A lot of it applies to all the Tesla range, but it’s a review coming from someone after easy to own sustainable performance, not an economically sane family sedan, where I honestly think the Tesla would come off a lot better. Collection day photo of my pride and joy. Good The way it drives It really doesn’t feel like anything else you’ve ever set foot in. The power delivery and the AWD system is insane in the best of ways. This car knows no weather, and does not care much for road conditions either, you can floor it all the way whenever you feel like it. It’s perfectly stable at all times, and it feels incredibly safe, plus you can accelerate out of harms way whenever you need to. Is it a true sports car? No, absolutely not. It’s a big heavy family sedan, with Porsche 918 Spyder vibes only up to 70mph, not much going for it beyond that. But if you’re in a busy city it’s a dream, you have on tap the launch power of a £1m+ exclusive hyper car for run costs of a Toyota Prius. This is the essence of what’s insane about it, any other brand you go to you would need to drop very serious cash, multiples of a Tesla price, to get anywhere near the same drive train quality. Here’s my friend trying the P100D for the first time. The speedometer reads in miles, so that’s a 0 - ~105kmh. It feels like you’re in the Space Mountain in Disneyland every single time. If you skid in a Tesla, you’ll be the first, that’s how insane the power delivery/traction system is. It’s not fun in the controlled drifts way, it’s fun in the “holy craaaap” way. You get used to it after 1 - 2 months, but 0 - 60 in 2.28s seconds or whatever makes all other cars obsolete in city driving, and unlike sports cars, it doesn’t cost you a small monthly fortune to be naughty in a Tesla all the time. Quite literally, nothing, not even a Bugatti, can hold a candle to you in city traffic. Seriously: List of fastest production cars by acceleration - Wikipedia . When the worlds most expensive Ferrari or insert name here creeps up in front of you at the traffic light, it’s amusing and entertaining. Nobody can ever overtake you from a standstill, and there’s no such thing as an yellow light anymore, which come in quite handy if you can use them responsibly. That kind of launch power in a petrol car is a major event, it means launch control, good grip, no wheel-spin, good weather, dry road, even road surface etc. In a Tesla it’s business as usual, all day every day, every time you floor it you’re flying, you don’t even think about it, it feels like you’re playing an unrealistic PC car game. Driving a Lambo like car through the city at that speed of flow is impossible, any car with anywhere near the performance to 60mph would be too low(close to the ground) and too compromised to compete, you’d have to cause very serious damage to the car to keep up with the Tesla. “Really? Tesla vs Lambo? Reality check please”. I’ll let you judge for yourself, courtesy of DragTimes, Model S P100D vs Aventador SV Launch Control. I’ve tried that competition in person, in my own SV. Without launch control, the SV has a very unimpressive throttle response, there’s almost 1.5 seconds of delay in between flooring it and it starting to move. The Tesla simply flies. Here’s a cuter sample, courtesy of a dear friend and his son. Run costs are near 0 It’s not cheap to buy, but after that life gets a whole lot easier, unlike other cars(especially performance ones), which generally require a continuous forking of cash for things every month. Without oil to replace, break pads and discs to worry about, anti-freeze and a lot of the petrol engine saga, there’s almost never a reason to open up your wallet again. Mine was a fairly expensive, 6 figure price tag, high spec P100D. Ever since? £300 on a tire + replacement because of a nail, nada on all else, and still drove 2000km with a nail in the tire before it was found. I live near a supercharger which helps tremendously. Tires will wear out because of the acceleration, but they already behave much much better than other cars I’ve owned, and 4 tires every 2 years is something I’m happy with. Servicing is run on a 0 profit model. Maybe the most amazing and understated feature of being a Tesla customer is the way they don’t try to rip you off in a service. Owning other brands, at even higher price ranges, has meant a very off putting routine of every 3 weeks visiting lets say Mercedes Service, for this reason or the other, all at a very very heavy premium. They always take forever, cost a fortune, and don’t care for you one bit, except for selling you stupidly expensive monthly care packages that don’t actually end up covering for anything.. If you call Mercedes, you go through 5 answering machines, and you have this back and forth test of patience with their absolutely idiotic phone system. It’s not possible to call your service technician directly, they never have a replacement car, and when they do it’s not even supplied by Mercedes, but a third party company, etc. If you want to get things done fast, they tell you to come at 8AM, you turn up and you’re casually told service technicians are not in until 11AM, things like that. The best or nothing as they say, so you truly get the nothing because it’s cheaper for them to make it happen. If Mercedes is the most incompetent car brand of all time at post sales, Tesla is the very best there ever was. If you call them from a known phone number in their system, by the time someone picks up the phone, they will know who you are and what care you’re on about. Mobile technicians are deployed, and there’s never a talk of cost estimates, because warranty means warranty in Tesla, and that’s pretty amazing. I had a door mirror replaced post a minor incident, no one ever talked about dollars. Government likes you buying EVs(at least in the UK) The purchase terms of an EV are very friendly, and the Tesla staff has been extremely useful in pointing out the correct channels. A £5k government contribution, no congestion charge(otherwise, £11.50 per day), no fuel no matter how you drive, and barely any consumables(no engine oil, no break pad/disc wear due to regenerative breaking etc). Business owners choosing to purchase EVs are allowed to do so pre-tax, unlike all other types of cars, with a significantly decreased tax burden for benefits in kind, which will go to an even lower 2% in 2020. Leases are very competitive, so the conversation starts at half the APR your average dealer would begin talking to you. With New Inventory, I have been offered an APR of <1%, which is a steal. There’s a lot of space There’s more trunk and frunk space than in almost any other car, and short of buying a semi-truck, you won’t get more load capacity buying from the competition. This is pretty cool if you have a family to carry around. I generally carry everything I need to carry, which my one laptop bag, in the frunk, so it doesn’t wobble around as I drive through the city like I’m auditioning for a role with McLaren’s F1 team. It’s really convenient, and you do feel the car has great light permeability, the sunroof is really fun, and the really big windscreen is pretty cool, there are barely any blind spots when driving, and it’s a great feeling of openness. The autopilot is incredible If you’ve never trusted your car to drive itself before, it takes some getting used to, but you’ll never go back. If you’re tired, drowsy, on your way back from work on a late night, it’s perfect. I am comparing it to one of my other cars, a Mercedes with Distronic technology, which will casually steer into adjacent lanes, not keep pace etc. Cruise control/distronic are highly useful on a motorway, urban use is a problem, though Mercedes explicitly warn you against using Distronic in the city. The Tesla is pretty spot on at all times, and I’ve done 2000 miles plus in a single journey on autopilot, taking over only for roadwork areas, where lane markings are confusing, and I’ve done it at 95mph/150kph, the car can be trusted. Hands off the steering allowed only up to 20 seconds, so for now it’s not fully autonomous, more of a “party trick”. If you ignore the car’s warnings to put your hands back on the steering, auto-steering will become unavailable for the rest of your current journey. If you drive at 150kph in autopilot and press the acceleration, auto-steering is also automatically disabled, so the car will penalise you for trying to be too naughty. Confusing lane markings, such as new lanes on old road, roadworks, etc, will nearly always confuse it, so watch out. Below is a video of me doing 150kph with the Tesla autopilot, intentionally driving at the max speed possible, on a completely empty road and perfect weather conditions. Great scenery too. Most of the interior is pawned from Mercedes The indicators and many elements of the steering column are borrowed from Daimler, because they are exactly the same as in my S class and I’m sure other Mercs. If you’re used to a Merc, you can jump straight into a Tesla, and your reflexes work instantly. The best part is that there’s no on/off in a Tesla, no button to press. You simply put it in drive mode and off you go. At the end you press the P button at the end of your mode switch and done, no off button. That’s quite fun. Bad The car feels really cheap In spite of its very generous price tag, the quality of everything you touch is on par with a car 1/4th of its price or less. Note, it’s a good looking car, and I don’t want to try and account for taste, but the interior looks like an entry level Ford or worse. Many people love the “minimalistic” approach, however they tend to be people who don’t have the experience of owning a Tesla or if they have a Tesla they’ve never owned another car of a similar price tag, so they cannot compare. Interior wise, it’s a 2.5 out 10 for the Tesla. It’s a little bit of an unfair comparison, as the price gap from a 75D to a P100D is mostly battery and tires, and they are not secretive about that in any way, but I still feel mass producing the interior could be done better, and in time I have no doubt it will. Over the years Tesla has always incrementally upgraded every detail about the car. This is about comparing a 6 figure priced car with other cars in a similar range. The consumption range is too dramatic. Being a wildfire traffic hopper can mean you have to charge every 2 days, up to 75%. It’s pretty incredible, but in Ludicrous+ the range calculator is another piece of decorative kit. The computer is simply pretty useless at adapting to individual driving habits, location, or recent consumption, instead of re-working your averages, it provides you with a false rolling instant value. E.g you’ve done 800Wh/mile until now, we’re still going to assume you are going to do 250Wh/mile until destination. That means in city traffic and power driving, you could get as little as 120 miles of range in total and Mr computer is largely useless at warning you in advance. The paintwork sucks, it’s really really crappy, and it gets dirty all the time, and it just looks cheap. It also costs £1000, which is insane, because it’s 100% not worth it. A paint job in a base spec Mercedes is another world apart quality wise. Same story for the rims and wheels, cheap stuff with cheap paint over it, sold in a very expensive wheel upgrade package. The car has out of the box LTE internet/connection, but it’s really poor, and as soon as you’re out of the home country, good luck. The number of times the GPS crapped out, or Spotify stopped working, too many to count, so it’s a completely unreliable connection. You can pay and add your own SIM card in the car, which improves life a lot. The steering wheel is way way too big and uncomfortable and nowhere nimble enough, that whole steering column could do with a massive upgrade. It makes it tiring for long drives, and manoeuvrability is terrible, the turning radius is only slightly smaller than the circumference of the Earth. The headlights are too powerful, to the point where other motorway users constantly flash you to warn you you’re on full beam, even when you’re really not. The car feels like its made of cardboard entirely, and the door feels like it weighs 500 grams, but not in a good way. No soft close, no nicety features, leather is very poor quality, no massage seats, no seat cooling, no proper seat settings(lumbar support etc). Cry me a river I know, but these are all common features in other cars of similar price. When you slam the door to close it, which you have to, it feels like you’re about to tear it in half. Other cars in this price range will always have soft close. The lights inside the car, both interior and the trunk/frunk are useless. I don’t know how they managed to cheap out on these, but it’s painfully annoying, dinner candles in the 15th century were much more powerful. There’s also no 12V socket in the trunk or frunk(seriously???). It’s completely missing on the nicety features you’d expect, like a decent set of air vents. Everything is cheap cheap cheap, and doesn’t really work at all in very hot weather, where you have to drive with the ol’ windows open technique. The cupholder system is a nightmare, and the storage space is pretty useless for a car of its acceleration. There’s nowhere to put stuff to prevent it from flying all over when you floor it, it’s very poorly thought through as a performance vehicle. If you don’t drive like you’re trying to beat Ayrton Senna theres plenty of space. The sound system is decent but could be better too, in spite of the Dolby Digital surround sound etc, it’s not on par even with the entry level sound systems in cars of similar price(S Class Coupe, Range Rover Autobiography, Aston Martins, Bentleys etc etc). The performance is inconsistent, after you floor it a few times and accelerate all the way to motorway speeds, the car will cut you back significantly to prevent battery overheating. This happens very very quickly. In a petrol car, I can be wild all day long on a track, in a Tesla I’d be out of juice in one lap. The front windscreen is great for visibility, not so great for direct sunlight. Fortunately not often a problem in the UK. You get massive sun glares or condensation from battery heat all the time. I don’t know how you make something this bad, a 20 year old Vauxhall(Opel) Astra does better.It’s physically very hard to see in front of you on a sunny day, and it’s a basic thing in any other car. Not in a Tesla. The windscreen wipers are extremely feeble, and consequentially when you drive at speed/wind, they look like they are about to fly off, and barely work. They are too thin and cheap, especially for the massive windscreen they have to deal with. The GPS is completely useless through a busy city, it has no knowledge of traffic whatsoever, constantly takes you down poor routes, and so on. It’s a decorative piece unless you’re driving long range. Top end Teslas are not as fun for petrolheads Having a Tesla is quite fun for the engineer inside you, and for the futuristic geek inside all of us, but the inner child is left with a bitter taste of disappointment. If you’re a real car fanatic/adrenaline junkie, you might want to skip buying a Tesla, for now, because it’s dtill a heavy sedan with a big turning radius, so not the thing you would take to the track. Kills at the drag strip though. The straight line speed is fun for the first month, but the truth is 6 figures on a car will never ever make any financial sense, unless you’re buying a big semi-truck and your name is DHL. It’s a straight up vanity purchase, no two ways about it, especially in the higher echelons of Tesla pricing, but it’s missing any kind of excitement whatsoever. Not really the biggest problem in the world, but if you buy a toy for the entertainment value and smiles per electrons, Tesla is probably not your top choice. It’s absolutely incredible for the city though, probably one of the best daily drivers out there, for any amount of money. The interior, the lack of sound, the poor interior lightning, and the various details remove the sense of occasion and excitement, no matter which model you buy. Other cars for the same money would either give you serene luxury you would enjoy every time(S Class, Audi A8, Porsche Panamera etc), or full on boy racer noise and performance, as well as great luxury(Mercedes C63S/E63S/S63 Coupe). It’s also dangerously close to the price of a barely used Lambo Huracan, McLaren 570S or a Ferrari 458, which are extremely fun cars to own. With a Lambo/McLaren/F Car, you know you spent the money at all times, and at all speeds, it just feels amazing and even going to the supermarket is an occasion, in a Tesla it’s too civilised, which makes buying a top end Tesla even more unjustifiable, since you don’t really need drag strip record times for the city. Longer journey? Double up the time Longer journeys take much longer, anything above 500 miles requires serious planning&math. If you’re a statistics nut like I am(life of the party I know), it’s pretty cool, and a bit scary. The consumption in a Tesla increases far more than in a petrol car depending on your driving. I’m comparing a P100D with the average performance petrol car, which is why the mpg figures are quite low versus the average car. Motorway cruising at 70mph, ideal weather conditions. Tesla: 200 - 240Wh/km Sports Car: 20mpg - 22mpg or 14L/100km. Motorway cruising at 100mph(Autobahn in Germany, ideal weather conditions. Tesla: 400 - 450Wh/km Sports Car: 16mpg - 17mpg or 17L/100km. If you’re doing that kind of long range you want to keep a good speed, but you simply can’t or you’ll miss your next charge. In a Tesla, you are constantly calculating and optimising. Do I drive faster because the battery charges faster in the initial phase, so it’s fine to end up at destination with less charge? Do I keep pace? Have I accounted for wind? Why am I doing 300Wh/km at the same speed as I was doing 250Wh/km earlier? Oh, 1% elevation, hmm. All part of the fun. Like in no other car, you get to feel first hand how changes in weather conditions, elevation/incline, road surface changes, affect “fuel economy”, because Tesla is kind enough to give you a live rolling chart. As a rule of thumb, you will lose 40 - 50% of the excess miles. E.g if your next supercharger is 200 miles away, I would charge for 300 miles, and hope to have 50 - 60 miles of range left at destination. Even at constant speed, the GPS estimates are way off. You will always arrive earlier than predicted, with less range left, even if you autopilot at constant speed all the way there. Realistically you will need to stop every 250 - 300 miles, and spend 40 min - 1 hour each time. Supercharger coverage is still a problem, for now It’s absolutely amazing that you can drive so far and for free, but it’s not something you can take for granted just yet. For one, the European coverage for Tesla is pretty scarce. You can get from A to B for most of it, but not efficiently. It looks good on a map but compared to petrol stations it’s nothing, for now. You incur a significant number miles added to your journey, just so you can pass through superchargers. On a 700 mile journey in a petrol car, you might do 1000+ in a Tesla, not even accounting for the charge time. If you’re in France/Italy, you will pay additionally for every charge, as you’ll go in and out of the same motorway to access the chargers. It can be as much as 2 -3 times the toll charges in a normal car, if you do this very often it could be meaningful. Superchargers are rarely located in places normal gas pumps are, and have no service industry around them yet. That means you may or may not get a toilet at your next stop, which in long range mode can be fun. If you’re lucky, you end up near a shopping centre. This is in Orange, France. The GPS on the car will tell you what facilities await at your next stop, so you can in theory pick and choose, but in practice this can add huge mileage to your journey. Most Superchargers in France have turned out to be “in the middle of nowhere”, in the courtyard of some hotel etc etc. It’s a little bit weird stopping for an hour at 2AM in complete darkness in the middle of a field. Value for money Looking at the competition, say S Class, spending £75k for a base model is a whole other world from dropping £140k on an S63 AMG, or a used Maybach, completely different planet. Looking at a Maybach vs an S560 is a visible, obvious, world apart difference, no one would wonder where the £££ went. In a Tesla, it’s the same car with slightly more range and acceleration. I know this falls more in the “cry me a river” segment of the market, but equally, you expect something for your hard earned dollar or GBP, which Tesla somewhat fails to deliver on. They are very upfront about it, more money = more power and more battery, but it’s a whole lot of money “just for that”. The option list is both surprisingly short and expensive. A little more software/equipment, some autopilot fancy gear that’s not legal yet, and a bit more battery, for “just” twice the price of the base spec. As a normal sensible consumer, this is somewhat extreme. It’s certainly the cheapest “city focused Lamborghini” you can buy, but beyond that the pricing structure really makes no sense in terms of value for money, and I would probably struggle to justify spending the same again. The sensible thing is to buy a mid range Tesla and save half the price-tag, and still get everything except the acceleration. Not being able to floor it in a Lambo through the city isn’t exactly the mass market problem solving Elon had in mind, but ironically it’s kind of all you get in the P100D. Conclusion: You’re paying for a power train, battery tech, and technology. You won’t get a fancy car, if that’s what you’re after don’t spend that kind of money on a Tesla just yet. Go half the price and get a Lexus hybrid instead. The car is really amazing in one way, a little boring in another. Overall the best piece of commuting/city gear you could ever have, though P100 models are ultimately an expensive toy. Love of Tesla: Having “talked it down” so much, I do feel the need to re-enforce the insane capability of this car is very addictive. Even if you’re fortunate enough to have driven crazy cars, yes it would get more feel, but you would not have more acceleration and torque, and the lack of sound is replaced by the consistent “holy sh******t” launch power at every single traffic light. Update(after 12 months of owning it): The honeymoon phase is now long over. The performance is still there, the run cost is still brilliant, but Tesla as a company is sometimes showing some fairly ugly colours. Tires lasted quite well, got a comfortable few mm of thread depth left. If you knew how I drive, in Ludicrous Plus constantly, that’s an insanely impressive thing, nearly 20k miles later. Loss in traction is noticeable, and I’m certainly way more careful in the wet than I was on fresh tires. At some point the £1k replacement cost will be unavoidable, in the next few months. Range is a big lie. 10 - 15% lost to software updates, restricting max charges further and further. I haven’t seen a number starting with 300 since the day I took delivery of the car. As detailed further above, do not trust the range of the car. Charging speed has decreased massively. It used to be you would drive to the supercharger with 10% - 15% and it would bump straight up to around 114kw - 117kw pretty much straight away, and stay there till the battery was nearly 80% when you could go home. No longer, the car now only goes to 85, then slowly to 95 and so on. It may be a software update to preserve battery life, however you have less range and longer charges. No yellow cornering on the screen which lots of other people report, but it’s definitely a pain in the a**, it randomly resets itself, as you drive, or as you follow the sat nav, for no apparent reason. Music cut offs etc for about 30 seconds while the screen reboots for no apparent reason. Suspension isn’t proving very reliable. 1 year in and squeaks and creaks from everyone single corner possible. Car went to service and got cleaned by Tesla engineers under warranty, all back to normal now, no squeaks and creaks. HEPA filter had to be replaced after 14 months, around £186 inclusive of VAT from Tesla. Not terrible and done same day, however it’s a consumable and not under warranty. Software updates coming constantly have actually made the car a lot worse. Now it barely ever reads speed limits properly. While the AP is fully trustworthy, it won’t change speed limits, so you have to pay attention a lot more or you might get a speeding ticket and those lovely points on your license. Completely new design delivered around 5 months ago, and I hate it with a passion. They’ve made it more Model 3 like, but it’s absolutely stupid, various things on the touch screen overlap, as if it wasn’t hard enough already to touch things accurately while driving. The Dolby Digital surround system constantly gets deactivated as an option for no reason whatsoever, which drives me crazy, and nothing I do seems to affect that at all, I have to remember to re-enable it every time I get in the car, which is not great for an audiophile such as myself, the sound system is pretty terrible anyway even if you go for the high end option, at least compared with proper in car audio systems. Would I buy one again? The answer is absolutely not, I got carried away by very low interest and tax benefits, and Ludicrous acceleration, but the honest to god answer is that I simply don’t enjoy driving it at all, it’s far too basic, too plastic and too crappy for the enormous price tag. I don’t dislike the car, but similarly I never look forward to drive it, and all I keep thinking is I could’ve bought x y z make and model instead. It’s coming from a place where I am fortunate that run cost isn’t my number one concern, but it’s been the only reason why I kept it, it’s very hard to say no to driving around for an extremely small cost, again when considering the performance. Like I said above, buying it is pricey, after you pay close to nothing beyond insurance. However, for the buy price of the car, I personally want a lot more. Value retention, Luxury, exclusivity, convenience, and a feeling of being able to drive it endlessly, like an S class, where after 15 hours of driving you don’t get that “sticky” feel of having been in a car for that long, you feel quite good. None of this come with a Tesla, and 99% of Tesla owners are extremely fanatic, but the reality is the majority of them don’t come from a high vantage point, and it’s by far the most expensive car they ever bought. Yes it may be better than a Honda Accord, but for many times the price tag isn’t that implied? The worst Tesla experience so far After a bump traffic so light that not even the paintwork on the car is damaged, the steering felt really funny, so naturally I pulled over into a side road, and phoned my beloved highly competent Tesla assistance. They quite literally told me to f off, there’s no other way to put it nicely. They said it’s not their problem, that it wouldn’t be possible to tow it to a Tesla depot(even if I offered to pay for this separately), and that the car is no longer safe to drive. Insult to injury and acid pour on it in the span of a 10 second conversation. I had the extreme luck this happened 2 miles from home, where it was manageable, had it been 3AM in the middle of nowhere, the messiah of all car companies would’ve had me stranded useless in the middle of nowhere, no their problem of course, the nearly 150k they billed me for the car just a few months earlier had long been forgotten from memory. Thanks to good friends, I made my way back home, and the next day after insurance told me they are happy to help/cover the costs, but the car should go to a Tesla garage since no one else can repair a Tesla, low and behold, it was entirely possible to pay and have the car towed. What in the actual f*ck? A very nice Joe shoes up 3 hours later with a tow truck, and while on the phone with his boss/colleague, he politely asks me to dictate my credit card details so he could further dictate them on the phone. I thought he was joking, but no, he was dead serious. I told him no way josay, take cash or no deal. One cash machine trip later, the saga ends, the car is loaded on the tow truck and off it goes. Or so I thought. The wonderful people at Tesla politely informed a new steering rack is required, post my 2mph barely any paintwork damage hit, for the great price of nearly £4000 inclusive of VAT. How wonderful, the steering rack mechanism can be completely destroyed by softly blowing air towards it, the build quality is insanely poor, more so than any other car I have ever owned, including a 20 year Vauxhall Astra I drove for a long time, with 200k miles on it and no problems. The truth? I’m seriously hoping this was a bad assistant on the other end of the phone, because this has felt like a slap in the face, which after the latest massive price drop adds a little bit of insult to injury. I’ve got a car worth a lot less than what I anticipated it would be worth, and a service quality that seems to fluctuate a lot based on who you get on the phone.

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