TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

He's bored with his Tesla...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by gzerninplatz, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Bet TSLA

    Bet TSLA Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    Cupertino, CA
    Sounds like he's ignoring the OTA updates, which provide new things to play with every few months.
     
  2. donv

    donv Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2013
    Messages:
    567
    Location:
    Lake Jeanclia, OR
    He should trade in his 60 and get an 85, for starters. Then he could get to the ski areas with no issues...
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Messages:
    18,235
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    135 mile range in 70 degree weather?
     
  4. mdevp

    mdevp Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2014
    Messages:
    454
    Location:
    nj
    A 2yr old S60 only has a 135mi range? And can you even buy a 996 turbo and Range rover w/service plan for a 2 yr old S60? That letter seems fishy.
    I don't read Jalopnik often, but can someone tell me why does it seem any article on Tesla is either critical or a backhanded compliment? Do they have something against Tesla for some reason?
     
  5. Cyclone

    Cyclone Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,394
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Well, I love Doug's writing style and usually enjoy his posts. While I won't say that the article does not (yup, double negative) put Tesla in a negative light, I truly would say the issue is this "owner". Either it is someone who madeup the story, or something isn't adding up.
     
  6. nwdiver

    nwdiver Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    2,394
    Location:
    United States
    .... triple negative?.... :tongue:
     
  7. flankspeed8

    flankspeed8 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2014
    Messages:
    645
    Location:
    Vermillion, MN
    If only I could have such problems. He truly must live a blessed and charmed life if this warrants attention. Good for him!
     
  8. ToddRLockwood

    ToddRLockwood Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,263
    Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
    Constantly driving with the pedal to the floor. Or, more likely, fiction! "The problem I have is that I am a compulsive car shopper and no longer have money to buy additional cars."
     
  9. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,673
    Location:
    Timonium, Maryland
    Anybody who trusts Jalopnik for advice about cars is a fool.
     
  10. jimmyz80

    jimmyz80 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2014
    Messages:
    179
    Location:
    Apex, NC
    The fashionable thing to do would be to list in in the classified section here for $110,000...
     
  11. evme

    evme Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    616
    Location:
    NY
    Maybe he has a locked S60? You know the S40 replacement.
     
  12. Cyclone

    Cyclone Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,394
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Artsci, could you elaborate further on that please? I started reading them a few months ago and that's what actually led me here and made me seriously consider a Tesla. While I know some of the articles are over the top, I do see value in many of the articles about car values, shopping, etc. that expanded my thoughts on what to consider. Now, I'm not going to go buy a BMW M3 or something to that effect, but I have opened up my options if other cars I would never have considered. Something this year, my ICE will likely be replaced with a Tesla, but the other ICE will not. The articles there have opened up options to consider to look at value of what we are getting rather than simply cost (which is also what opened the door for me to consider a Model S).

    However, I am always eager to learn more if you would elaborate. Thank you!
     
  13. luster

    luster Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2015
    Messages:
    22
    Location:
    Australia / HK
    I like the site too. While I don't take it seriously, I do like the articles and some what satire nature
     
  14. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    12,751
    Location:
    Texas
    How about: "The Model S is vapourware, it will never be manufactured."
     
  15. skilly

    skilly Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    438
    Location:
    Livermore CA
    yeah...I mean, thats P85D range :wink:
     
  16. Xenoilphobe

    Xenoilphobe Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,651
    Location:
    Fairfax County Virginia
    This sound very fishy. I have towed with my Tesla P85 - granted it was a 300 pound gas powered 35 Ton log splitter. I have also dropped a polypropylene cargo tray into receiver and carried a lot of things you don't want inside your Tesla. (ratty firewood, nasty lawnmowers, recycled oil (other car).. etc etc..

    Learn to charge your car, grow up and drop a torklift hitch in and get a lightweight trailer. Done. If you are bored with the car drop a 1400 watt stereo in it, get new wheels and wrap it in TRD Orange...

    1st world problems....
     
  17. Cyclone

    Cyclone Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,394
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    An article I never came across in the four months I've been reading the site. In fact, I read a number of good articles about Tesla from them, which led me to my current learning adventure. I can understand a statement like that would be looked down upon here!
     
  18. PlanB

    PlanB Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    579
    Location:
    Oregon
    Maybe it's an ADHD thing, I am on my 3rd Tesla and I am bored with it as well. But of course for me it's not just Tesla, every car I buy I sell within a year.
     
  19. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,310
    Location:
    North Bend, WA
    Hmm and the letter writer in that jalopnik article is from Oregon too. :tongue:
     

Share This Page