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Discussion in 'General Topics' started by RDoug, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Richman

    Richman Well-Known Member

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    Thus causing an enormous amount of smug to form around certain places....
     
  2. desertdog71

    desertdog71 Girthy Member

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    I've only seen Tesla cars in Hong Kong, never in the US but I live in a rural area, so not much exposure to folks that want a car with limited range and no way to charge it between stops.
     
  3. wheelsup

    wheelsup Well-Known Member

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    We have a Prius and love it. We bought one as did my wife’s brother as did my in laws because they are a great car. Great mpg, exceptional reliability, full of utility, cheap to operate and drives well. By nature it gets good gas mileage because it’s a hybrid but we don’t have any save the planet stickers on it. Probably one of the absolute best bangs for your buck on the used market right now.
     
  4. Soku39

    Soku39 Well-Known Member

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    What you call dystopia I call a well done application if captial. ;)
     
  5. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    I see them daily in urban areas.

    Yes, I care about the proper application of capital and eight dollar performance fleece hoodies, the enslavement of third world factory workers isn't my problem.
     
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  6. ppragman

    ppragman Direct BOOKE

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    It's funny, but once you learn a little about this sort of thing it's hard to enjoy cheap products as much...

    There's always a cost.
     
  7. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    You're giving me flashbacks of taking an Uber to the Tigers game in Detroit.
     
  8. jynxyjoe

    jynxyjoe The Kickin' Chicken!

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    God that's gonna go so well with my Fugss (fake uggs)
     
  9. T/O w/FSII

    T/O w/FSII Well-Known Member

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    I just counted 18 between the S and the X here in the Atlantic Aviation valet lot at SNA airport.
     
  10. desertdog71

    desertdog71 Girthy Member

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    Counting cars at a high end FBO is hardly representative of how most folks live. How many F150 super duty trucks that look like they have seen actual work did you see?
     
  11. desertdog71

    desertdog71 Girthy Member

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    Before this gets out of hand and spirals into something it's not. Tesla is going to have more competition in the electric car market very soon, and most consumers are familiar with certain brands they have bought for decades. If Tesla doesn't get ample market share it's going to be tough for Musk to pursue other endeavors. That's all I am saying. I'm sure they are nice cars that a certain demographic will purchase.
     
  12. bimmerphile

    bimmerphile SuperCritical™ Member

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    what? The interior feels like it's out of a ford fiesta with an ipad pro in the middle.
     
  13. wheelsup

    wheelsup Well-Known Member

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    Either you’ve never set foot in a Fiesta or Tesla, because that statement just isn’t accurate at all. The windshield alone covers half the car.
     
  14. bimmerphile

    bimmerphile SuperCritical™ Member

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    the build quality and materials feel cheap for such an expensive luxury vehicle, and yes I've been in and driven both.
     
  15. matthew

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    The UP I can see but city folk? Guess I don't know Michiganders as well as I thought.
     
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    You can't throw a rock without hitting a Tesla on LI.
     
  17. Maximillian_Jenius

    Maximillian_Jenius Super User

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    So my experience of seeing cars at a high end FBO is worth about the same as you never seeing them in rural America then. Got it. What was your point again?
     
  19. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    I seriously hope all this happens.

    China is making a HUUUUUUGE push into electrics and if the US market sits on it's laurels and treats it like a fad, we're going to again find ourselves as technological "has beens" like we have with clean energies including solar.

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/...new-deadline-for-electric-car-production.html

    Once the farmers figure out that they can run their own solar farm, store solar energy (or buy it off the grid off-peak) and have an entire fleet of electrics, from soup to nuts, you will see it.

    If it remains "political", well, Guangzou Automotive and Tata are going to drive GM into obsolescence.
     
  20. z987k

    z987k TeamANC

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    Not just solar. China has invested in and built next-gen nuclear to. Well compared to the US it's next-next-next gen.
    The scrapping of the nuke projects in Georgia and bankruptcy of Westinghouse Electric due to it virtually guaranteed all nuclear in the future will be through Chinese companies.
     

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