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Attn female owners: journalist comments on lack of female Tesla drivers

Discussion in 'News' started by leilanimunter, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. leilanimunter

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  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Got it, thanks Leilani.
     
  3. PeterK

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    It wouldn't surprise me if there are disproportionate numbers. Men and women don't buy different types of cars in equal numbers, there are a number of trends that impact car buying habits. Women are payed less than men, that alone could have an impact on the proportions of people buying and using a $60,000 vehicle.

    Still, a sample size of 5 isn't enough to make a meaningful assessment.
     
  5. strider

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    Model S is my wife's car, Roadster is mine. Neither of us are on Twitter though.
     
  6. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    I chimed in..there are at least 10 female owners that I know of in Hawaii.
     
  7. Jaff

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    Same here...

     
  8. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    Whenever I see a Model S (or Roadster, but that's rare) going the same way, I always try to get up close and wave. I must say about 30% of the people are women. I think many of the purchasers/drivers are women, and if there's a gender bias it's actually in whether they are active on social media or not, rather than the actual cars.

    (I'm also surprised at how few such drivers ever see me and respond. But there doesn't seem to be any gender bias there either.)
     
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    Ridiculous woman. I wave and flash my lights whenever i see a fellow Teslian, man or woman, and i see plenty of women. I don't feel a need to twitter.... Bought the car for myself with MY MONEY, i love it!
     

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    Apparently this is why I still have a twitter account. I've responded as a Tesla driver. I believe my husband is the official owner but I drive it just as much as he does and my next car will be a Tesla.
     
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    The first Tesla S in coastal Georgia belong to a "girl"! Bought & registered by me. Love it...I like the lines, Tesla's philosophy, safety (hey! That's a factor supposedly motivating to women!), ez service, no hassle purchase process...and yes, the handling and performance. Altho not much oppty to put the latter thru its paces. :-(

    Tesla ladies rock.
     
  12. Wenche

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    I am all in, cars and stocks :smile: My husband loves to drive my Model S, when he get my permission :wink:
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Heh. The way this thread is going, it is beginning to appear that the relevant gender distinction here is that fewer females are on Twitter!

    C'mon guys: haven't you got something better to do than tweet all the time?
    :)
     
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    I avoid twitter like the plague:) It makes me ill.
     
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    Tweet sent!
     
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    Same here. Avoid Facebook also.
     
  19. arremgee

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    Female owner here too. I always seem to get suprised faces whenever people ask about my car. Usually they assume it belongs to my husband (or father). Perhaps there's a age bias there also.
     
  20. Laura A

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    I'm a female owner, too, and I don't believe Tesla's marketing is any more skewed towards one gender over another, any more than other marques. I do believe that women typically buy cars for different reasons than men, however. Those different reasons can drive both genders to make the same purchase, though. And having been around cars and racing for decades, men simply seem to be more of the "car nut" ilk than women, so I have received comments and questions from far more women than men since I've had my Tesla. (That was the same for my M3, 911, etc. though.)
     

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