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smoothcrim
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def didn't buy mine from tesla and probably won't register it with them

1/6/2019 10:14:39 AM

dtownral
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Quote :
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ro6kpKlw0"

jfc, why would anyone put up with that?

1/6/2019 6:27:10 PM

nacstate
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To document it on Youtube for posterity ad revenue?

1/7/2019 11:06:47 AM

OmarBadu
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smoothcrim what did you get?

1/8/2019 3:24:30 PM

smoothcrim
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used model S

1/9/2019 5:39:12 PM

H8R
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Nice. Is it out of warranty?

1/10/2019 3:45:04 PM

smoothcrim
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no

1/10/2019 11:11:07 PM

dtownral
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that rich rebuilds guy still hasn't gotten his used tesla
https://youtu.be/AgMTx_xFezM

1/11/2019 10:23:46 AM

H8R
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Tesla's customer service seems either very good, or really shitty

1/15/2019 8:49:20 PM

smoothcrim
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1/17/2019 11:21:32 PM

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https://jalopnik.com/tesla-posts-139-million-profit-in-q4-2018-first-back-1832208852

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"Tesla has seemed to often operate in fits and spurts, with rapid deliveries following phases of “production hell,” but it may be calming down into a more steady progress, at least for the moment. It just posted its first back-to-back profits.

This is a historic moment for Tesla, as Sean O’Kane noted on Twitter. It’s funny, since Tesla has always at least looked like it’s been on the up-and-up.

Profits, technically, are down compared to last quarter. Tesla specifically laid it out in its letter to investors as “a sequential decline in revenue from the sale of regulatory credits, higher import duties on components from China, a price reduction for Model S and Model X in China, and the introduction of a lower-priced mid-range version of Model 3.”

Tesla also expects that it will be smoothing out Model 3 production at a strong 7,000 units per week, which is a couple thousand up from what it’s been at starting this year.

So Tesla the company that makes the Model 3 seems good. What will be for Tesla run by the guy who is pushing forward with a Semi and also talking up a Roadster with rocket engines at the same time, is less clear."


[Edited on January 31, 2019 at 3:29 PM. Reason : ]

1/31/2019 3:28:28 PM

TKE-Teg
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Fingers crossed, but didn't they just lay off 7% of their workforce? And have a lot of debt payments now due, which they can't pay without additional funding?

2/1/2019 8:24:21 AM

nacstate
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They increased staffing like 30% last year, I think the 7% decrease was a profitability move.

2/1/2019 10:21:23 AM

0EPII1
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Cool

https://insideevs.com/porsche-audi-tesla-model-3-teardown

2/11/2019 12:31:29 PM

TKE-Teg
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That doesn't really make any sense, as Porsche is not developing anything at this time to compete with the Model 3. All their EV resources and money have been poured into the Mission E concept development and platform. Mission E is spawning a CUV and large sedan (Taycan, what a dumb name). Taycan will compete with the Model S, which is quite long in the tooth at this point.

2/14/2019 1:10:30 PM

smoothcrim
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all electric cars this gen (there's some last gen hold overs) are basically skateboards that can be extended in length to contain more batteries. the platform is the skateboard. competing with the 3 vs the S is just semantics about price point. porsche will never been in the 3 price range, but audi will, and the platform will be shared. all that said, no one is remotely close to tesla when it comes to charging infrastructure. the only way these new entries will stand up to day to day demands that tesla fulfills is with extremely large 400-500mi battery packs, to obfuscate the lack of charging network. as soon as you put a 150kW battery in a car, you're talking about an 80+k car

2/14/2019 2:13:58 PM

OmarBadu
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i've got a current model S 75d loaner while an issue with some panels knocking against each other is being fixed on my 3 -some big pros are quite a bit quieter on the highway / noticeably more comfortable suspension / better door handle situation - overall not worth the price premium over the 3 unless you need the extra room in my opinion or possibly if you do a ton of highway driving

despite the 4.2s to 0-60 instead of 4.5s it doesn't feel as fast - maybe that's the extra weight or size - also much more noticeable front end lift under heavy acceleration

the interior feels a bit dated compared to the 3 in a few ways (not that it's necessarily dated compared to other cars though) - no storage in the doors - additional autopilot stalk - cup holders in a bad location - no storage under the center console armrest - additional steering wheel controls


it's also been nice being key free for ~6 months now except when I have my wife's keyfob for the minivan when i drive it on the weekends - have to keep the loaner keyfob in the my pocket

2/14/2019 2:41:31 PM

moron
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^^ i don't think the Ses have gotten the newer fully integrated battery management system the 3s have.

2/15/2019 12:25:09 AM

TKE-Teg
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I hope Tesla continues to do well. It's good for an American company to birth a successful car business these days.

I just continually feel like they're trying to do too much at once and eventually the fuckups and short cuts are gonna cost them dearly.

2/19/2019 9:08:19 AM

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