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If you had $150k for a car, but the p100d didn't exist, what would you buy?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by eyespii, Oct 30, 2016.

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  1. SageBrush

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    I'm kind of shocked at the number of people who are saying they'd choose not only gasoline powered cars, but cars that rank at the bottom in terms of fuel efficiency. I chose a Tesla P100D with Ludicrous Mode partially because of the performance, but largely because, out of concern for the environment, I wanted a car with zero emissions at the tailpipe. I sort of assumed the vast majority of Tesla owners would be similarly motivated.

    As for what I would buy if I was going to spend $150,000 on a car and the Model S P100D didn't exist, I think I'd choose an S P90D or X P90D and use the remainder to pay for hotel rooms on a cross country road trip.
     
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    I would have gotten a mercedes amg s63 with the renntech chip mod.
     
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    used Mercedes amg S63 with a couple Brabus parts and rims.
     
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    NEW panamera S or turbo.
     
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    A Turbo Diesel ICON FJ44

     
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    I think the fact that people are buying the P100D over high performance, low fuel economy ICE models is what makes Tesla so great. Yes, there are the fans that are environmentally conscious and buy the car for that reason, but there are a TON of folks who love the car purely for its automotive merits -- the instant torque, comfort, technology, autopilot, etc. Tesla has made envirnomentally-friendly products SEXY (maybe that's why Elon picked those letters for the Telsa models, lol). And now Tesla could do it again -- there are soon going to be many people who would have purchased expensive premium roofs that will now buy the Tesla solar tiles instead. Tesla makes people who may not be super environmentally conscious lust after products that increase sustainability and efficiency, not because of their environmental impact but simply because the products are friggin amazing. What could be better than that? :D
     
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    I would go with a Porsche.
    In do hope that if Elin succeeds with the solar panels the quality is better than. My model X. I can imagine a lot of houses with wind noise.
     
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    Mercedes E63s or BMW M5..
     
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    No way would I spend $150,000 on a car. Not even $50,000. I have no desire to own an expensive car. Without Tesla in the picture I would definitely have forked over the $30,000 for the Bolt. I still have my 2007 Lexus SUV for road trips.
     
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    or the Audi RS6 Wagon with V10 BiTurbo - love the sound of this beast -


     
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  13. abikepeddler

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    Easy...

    1985 Renault R5 Turbo 2 ($65k)
    1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327 Split Window Coupe ($85k)

    Both of which do something that almost no mainstream production car can do... appreciate in value...
     
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    Actually, scratch that. I would spend $120,000 on a time machine and the remaining $30,000 so I could go back and buy those cars brand new.
     
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    I've had three Panamera Turbos - best car ever ...well best ICE car
     
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  16. brianman

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    I'd spend it on something non-automotive. (Or just leave it in investments.)
     
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    #37 jcaspar, Oct 30, 2016
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    Dodge Viper ACR for sure. More track records than any other production car.
     
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    It depends on the reason you bought it. I bought a Tesla because is was fast, good looking, unusual and American. Based on that, a Dodge Viper makes perfect since...
     
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    Another Audi S8!:cool:
     
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    The new E63S, or CLS63S. Love the Rs7 but the lease programs SUCK for them.
     

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