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Any GTAM'ers own an electric vehicle?

SunnY S

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How does the group feel about the VW e-Golf or Focus electric offerings? I haven't heard/read anything overly bad about them, but it's been a while.

I made it easy for you on Post 2 of this thread back in 2017.

Tesla are the only ones, and still the only ones to do electric cars right. Don't waste your time with the others at the time of this writing.

Tesla still does it best, and they are already on to the next generations of electric car tech whereas the others are still trying to figure out the first.
 

Evoex

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I made it easy for you on Post 2 of this thread back in 2017.

Tesla are the only ones, and still the only ones to do electric cars right. Don't waste your time with the others at the time of this writing.

Tesla still does it best, and they are already on to the next generations of electric car tech whereas the others are still trying to figure out the first.
I'll take last gen tech over i dunno;

ROOFS PEELING OFF.

Wait, what does that have to do with electric tech?

Exactly.
 

SunnY S

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I'll take last gen tech over i dunno;

ROOFS PEELING OFF.

Wait, what does that have to do with electric tech?

Exactly.


If you look very close at Mr. Musk's forehead, you won't find any sweat.

Exactly.
 
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Evoex

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PrivatePilot

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Stuff like this is why I would never touch a used Tesla with a 100 foot pole. It's bad enough to have major quality issues like this when you've got a warranty....can you imagine having issues like this without one?
 

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Stuff like this is why I would never touch a used Tesla with a 100 foot pole. It's bad enough to have major quality issues like this when you've got a warranty....can you imagine having issues like this without one?
Well the upside is they are going on the lease with no purchase route for many of their vehicles. Tesla is going to be stuck with their own garbage vehicles where they can test out how recyclable they actually are.
 

PrivatePilot

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Well the upside is they are going on the lease with no purchase route for many of their vehicles. Tesla is going to be stuck with their own garbage vehicles where they can test out how recyclable they actually are.

Wasn't this for their pie in the sky "self driving taxi fleet" or something that they needed all these cars back to begin with?

Haven't they yet realized that there's about 0% chance of that actually happening in the real world?
 

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Wasn't this for their pie in the sky "self driving taxi fleet" or something that they needed all these cars back to begin with?

Haven't they yet realized that there's about 0% chance of that actually happening in the real world?
Why not? They are allowed to have their "auto-pilot" death system activated in almost every jurisdiction with few consequences, why would politicians treat full self-driving with any more respect and consideration?
 

PrivatePilot

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The technology has been shown to be not ready, and in many (most?) areas they still need "safety drivers" at the wheel just in case, which not only negates the whole idea but is also far from a perfect solution anyways - anyone here remember how that worked out for Uber a few years back?

We're still decades out from self driving technology being ready for prime time, much less convincing the public it's actually safe to get into one to make the business plan financially viable.
 

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The technology has been shown to be not ready, and in many (most?) areas they still need "safety drivers" at the wheel just in case, which not only negates the whole idea but is also far from a perfect solution anyways - anyone here remember how that worked out for Uber a few years back?

We're still decades out from self driving technology being ready for prime time, much less convincing the public it's actually safe to get into one to make the business plan financially viable.
You and I are on the same page with regards to the maturity of the technology but it is very obvious that the politicians are reading a different book. The current driving aids like auto-pilot are beta at best and should not be anywhere near public roads.
 

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Gets better too, checkout the windows and the light show on the screen!

My buddy just bought a Model Y for 71k all in....I don't understand how one can justify this considering him and the wife maybe make 120k combined...maybe...most of his cars were 'paid off' within months by putting it on the home mortgage...

Justification:
1. But we won't pay for gas so I can do $800/month
2. Other cars are $400-500/month so if I don't have to do maintenance / put gas in...it comes out the same

I shudder at the thought of having that kind of monthly obligation....bleh. Paid 33k for the WRX and even that makes me feel queasy a bit...I think 30k will always be my happy place for a car (except the Odyssey...splurged up to 40 there).
 

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My buddy just bought a Model Y for 71k all in....I don't understand how one can justify this considering him and the wife maybe make 120k combined...maybe...most of his cars were 'paid off' within months by putting it on the home mortgage...

Justification:
1. But we won't pay for gas so I can do $800/month
2. Other cars are $400-500/month so if I don't have to do maintenance / put gas in...it comes out the same

I shudder at the thought of having that kind of monthly obligation....bleh. Paid 33k for the WRX and even that makes me feel queasy a bit...I think 30k will always be my happy place for a car (except the Odyssey...splurged up to 40 there).
I'm paying 230 a month for my car loan and that annoys the hell out of me. Also a mortgage more than zero annoys the hell out of me. We have been successful so far in never using the LOC to keep principal marching(or tip toeing depending on conditions) down.
 

PrivatePilot

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We paid something like $25K for our Ioniq after it was all said and done and that was officially the most expensive vehicle we've ever purchased.

The fact that inside another year or two we'll be upside down on it does irk me, yeah, but after 20 years of driving econoboxes back in our early home ownership days, and well used second hand cars (albeit nice ones in general, but never new) in more recent years, I was happy to have bought my wife a "nice" car versus just another car. She works hard and deserves it as she honestly doesn't ask or want for much.

We can certainly afford it. Heck, we could afford a decked out >$100K Tesla tomorrow, but thankfully both my wife and I are both on the same page that such a decision to purchase a vehicle worth anywhere close to that is nuts. We'd rather spend that money on travel, life experiences, motorcycling, camping, and more recently, home improvements.
 

Evoex

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My buddy just bought a Model Y for 71k all in....I don't understand how one can justify this considering him and the wife maybe make 120k combined...maybe...most of his cars were 'paid off' within months by putting it on the home mortgage...

Justification:
1. But we won't pay for gas so I can do $800/month
2. Other cars are $400-500/month so if I don't have to do maintenance / put gas in...it comes out the same

I shudder at the thought of having that kind of monthly obligation....bleh. Paid 33k for the WRX and even that makes me feel queasy a bit...I think 30k will always be my happy place for a car (except the Odyssey...splurged up to 40 there).
oh did you get the WRX? grats i missed it.
 

Evoex

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Stuff like this is why I would never touch a used Tesla with a 100 foot pole. It's bad enough to have major quality issues like this when you've got a warranty....can you imagine having issues like this without one?
hence my previous comment;

you would have to be fucking nuts to buy one with no warranty.
 

Evoex

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The technology has been shown to be not ready, and in many (most?) areas they still need "safety drivers" at the wheel just in case, which not only negates the whole idea but is also far from a perfect solution anyways - anyone here remember how that worked out for Uber a few years back?

We're still decades out from self driving technology being ready for prime time, much less convincing the public it's actually safe to get into one to make the business plan financially viable.
technology accelerates at quite a pace these days..i'm more optimistic. i'd say 'a' decade until self driving begins to edge it's way into the day to day.
 

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