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How A Car From Yesterday Defines Tesla’s Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by macarose, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. macarose

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  2. ThisIsTrue

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    Interesting analysis, Steve. I hope you're right. After all, I'm a stockholder. :D
     
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    ....and appropriately, your site is called Dashboard. Thanks for posting!
     
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    My answer is two-fold:
    1) I think Nissan has the best chance, which they will probably blow. They already sell the most BEVs internationally (or is it BYD?).

    2) I look to a Korean manufacturer like Hyundai to topple the ICE machines. They have the capability for large numbers, have a ready battery supply with Samsung or LG and can make a quality vehicle at a profit (IMO).

    In Europe, it's probably VW who will do well after 2020.

    This isn't competition for Tesla but for Ford, GM, Toyota etc who haven't grabbed the opportunity because it competes with their own ICE products.

    It's a timeworn analogy but it wasn't Apple that killed Blackberry and Nokia but Google + Samsung, HTC. Apple wasn't producing the numbers nor hitting the price-point to kill those products. I see Hyundai/Kia in a potentially similar role. We'll see who they partner with for the SW side of their cars.
     
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  5. favo

    favo Model 3 Reservation Holder

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    As a testament to this story, my first new car was a 1992 Camry, and I still have it 223K miles and 25 years later. I will be selling (or maybe donating) it shortly, in anticipation of getting my Model 3.
     
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    I've never had a Camry but I had a Corolla that I sold with over 200,000 miles on it. Awesome car.
     
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    I've owned two Camry's back to back, that trend will stop when the Model 3 replaces our current Camry. Excellent article.
     
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    My Model 3 will replace my 2002 Camry that I bought in 2006 with about 70K miles on it. It now has 290,000 miles on it and is running like a top.

    My wife's 2000 Camry will be replaced with a Model Y.
     
  9. EinSV

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    Very interesting piece -- thank you for sharing your thoughts!
     
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    Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to read more comments from dodo's haha
     
  11. FredTMC

    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    Ya. I have a 1996 Land Cruiser that I put 226k miles on... I'll likely never sell it

    I'm sentimental I guess
     

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