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Any animosity from non-Tesla owners?

Panoz

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Nov 19, 2013
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Colorado Springs, CO
When I had a Delorean, everyone thought they were cool. Owning one wasn't a sign of being rich (but it should have been - don't get me started on maintenance).

Just curious - has anyone been the butt of jokes, insults or other such behavior for owning a Model S? Owning a Lambo, for example, gets both admiration and outright jealousy. Some folks might even try to damage an expensive car because they don't have one (I'm not talking about theft).

Any Tesla owners starting to get the "rich old jerk" comments?
 

Xenoilphobe

Active Member
Jan 2, 2014
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4,314
Fairfax County, Virginia
No the only on road animosity i have seen this the usual Testosterony behavior of some pickup truck drivers - but they drive like JA's when I'm in my other cars too. If it lifted, the oxygen level must be lower and it affects decision making or just harder to drive so they just ignore the normal rules. (I'm guilty of this my FJ is a pain to drive in traffic due to the numerous blind spots!!!)
 
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Panoz

Member
Nov 19, 2013
304
10
Colorado Springs, CO
Well, let's hope that Tesla owner behavior has a continued good reputation. If we get the stereotype of being pompus arses then the allure of Tesla will stop being a good thing...
 

Chris TX

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Sep 30, 2013
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Dallas, TX
I get the occasional snide remark about my "expensive car" and "can you drive it in the rain?" from the pleebs. No one has keyed my car, yet.
 

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