Blue wrote:A beautiful car, but stories like this would give me pause Two week old $100k electric car catches fire and burns down mansion
Offshore wrote:I usually don't get excited about a car. I've been driving a Prius since 2008. It suits me.
The more I read about the Tesla S, the more I find myself getting excited. What excites me is that it has performance, it uses no gasoline, it's big enough to seat my family and the base model is 49k (still a lot). They want 5k deposit, which is fully refundable (1 year wait).
Does anyone have any information, either good or bad on the vehicle?
thomasbayarea wrote:Only if you don't know what you're doing.texasdiver wrote: All expensive cars are bad investments.
Seriously? They don't put in anything to prevent that from happening?Driver wrote:Be careful not to let the battery drain down completely. It can affect the performance of the battery and will not be covered by warranty.
nisiprius wrote:Seriously? They don't put in anything to prevent that from happening?Driver wrote:Be careful not to let the battery drain down completely. It can affect the performance of the battery and will not be covered by warranty.
letsgobobby wrote:And Consumer Reports says it is the "best car ever." wow. that's saying something from that source.
http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intellig ... -car-ever/
And Motor Trend Car of the Year, so an driver's car, too.
Tesla’s market capitalization surpassed $8 billion, exceeding the $7.8 billion for Turin, Italy-based Fiat SpA (F), the majority owner of Chrysler Group LLC.
danwhite77 wrote: I also understand that replacing the battery down the road is extremely expensive.
BigFoot48 wrote:I'm really enjoying driving our new Ford C-Max Energi, which is a plug-in hybrid. I've gone as far as 25 miles on the battery alone and driving a battery powered vehicle is really a pleasure. It cost about $0.70 to recharge it after that 25 mile trip, BTW. Consumers gave the C-Max Hybrid "only" an 83 rating.
I have wondered if our great grandparents may have owned an electric car, and here we are with one!
snyder66 wrote:They will not change the face of anything with $90,000 electric cars!
livesoft wrote:I saw a Tesla S in the neighborhood and wondered what kind of car it was, so this thread enlightened me.
In other news, I filled my spouse's car up with gas today and saw a Prius getting a fill-up for the first time in my life.
4nursebee wrote:I am a fan of the company and think they can change the face of transportation. Because of this I am an investor.
In another 9.5 years I hope to post my story for the haters back here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=106653
mmmodem wrote:I'll admit, I'm pretty excited about the Model S too. Besides, the third model is supposedly coming up next with a more palatable $30k price point. I'd recommend you wait until you can go to the Tesla store at the mall and drive away in the Model S.
Meanwhile, the sweet, nursing-baby-cute 500e is an absolute Godzilla of a lease deal. Thanks to Fiat taking a 10-grand haircut on each one—thanks, Fiat!—California car buyers can lease one of these puppies for $999 down and $199 a month. You can buy one outright, too: the base MSRP is $32,500, but that's before the $7,500 federal tax credit, an additional $2,500 California tax credit and a $2,000 Fiat credit. I feel nakedly incentivized.
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