Awesome customer service, great unique products. If anyone is looking
Awesome customer service, great unique products. If anyone is looking for a premium electric car with no compromises then Tesla is for you.
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The Tesla is a great car when new, but its runs for an insane amount of money given the quality and capability. The technology is just not ready for prime time. On my first test drive, in a friends borrowed vehicle, I got stuck at an overcrowded supercharging station and had to make an unplanned 12 hour stop due to the wait for a functioning charger. The computer, which is super nicely integrated, predicted a range that was wildly optimistic saying I could make the full round trip with 49 miles to spare. In reality, I got down to 19 miles range remaining when , THANKFULLY, I pulled into a supercharging station 60% though the total trip. The cool interactive nav map told me that 0 of 5 charging stations were available, but it was the only station on the way back so I had no choice but to wait in line. If you want an honest opinion of Tesla ownership, go to a supercharging station and talk to the people in line. Everyone of them had MAJOR buyers remorse, so that did it for me. The car also had two nuisance warnings pop up over and over. Tesla had to order parts for those, a month and counting on the fix. Quality wise, the exterior body panel gaps are just awful, going from very tight (no space) to a large marble needed to roll along it--the car looks like a 1960's American car in build quality. The interior was extremely lightly built and flimsy, probably to offset the whale-like curb weight. I did like the large touch screen, though it was testimony to massive over complexity in every way they could think of. Simple is better, Tesla. Internet connectivity was very slow. Motor power of this P85 was eye-watering, certainly the fastest car I've ever driven. Its definitively the best feature of the car. Problem is, one lead foot episode sheds range like you are being sued with punitive damages. And performance drops precipitously with charge level. In general, divide the range by 2 for a realistic range estimate, which will only get worse as the lithium battery ages. Prius's are now old enough to have flat batteries and are typically are selling in the $1000-$2000 range (for the complete car, which still runs on the gas 1.3L). My guess is that Teslas will lose 95-100% of their sticker value at 7-10 years old. Another major issue is there NO BATTERY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, contrary to popular belief. I read the small print, the 8 year "unlimited" battery warranty only replaces your old battery with a used battery of the same degraded range, so that's not a fix for expected capacity fade, which is 10%+ per year for all Li batts--just look at your phone or laptop. Most automotive-grade lithium batteries are 100% flat in 5-10 years. Model S battery replacement cost is currently $35,000 reconditioned (I would not recommend that option) or $50,000 new. Yikes, enjoy the car and turn it over fast. This is a car to lease, NEVER to own.