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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by smorgasbord, May 20, 2012.
From LotusTalk: How often do you get the "Is that a TESLA?"
It's amazing how many we're asked that question while filling up t gas stations....
Don't think this one likes Tesla's image much:
Thanks for the laugh .
Funnily enough, about 10% of the people who ask about my car think it's a Lotus Elise.
About 15% actually know it's a Tesla.
About 50% think it's a Ferrari. Probably because it's red.
I read the whole thread and it makes me wish i had a roadster
But an S will do!!
Wow. A lot of anger and aggression over there against Tesla. Very strange.
Sounded a lot like how many of us here talk about Karma. I think there's just a lot of "not one of us" mentality in human nature.
Cue the Life of Brian "splitters!" clip...
I see it more like sibling rivalry. I don't think most Lotus owners can be too angry at Tesla given all the Lotus DNA in it.
I've learned the hard way that a lot of Lotus owners don't like Tesla. It surprised me at first. I like their cars. I think they feel like we're stealing their show. And I guess we are!:smile:
About 60 percent of the questions I get are, is it a Lotus?
25 percent are Is it all electric (I have a cool "electric" sticker on the rear taillight) to promote conversation.
The rest are what is it? or Ferrari?...
tonight someone asked whether my car was a tesla then noted approvingly that i had the "panorama roof" (presumably they meant the fisker panorama roof.)
Maybe he meant the Model S pano roof?
Probably a bit more than this. There's also a live and let live sentiment, but with Fisker, Tesla seems to get tarred with their brush, and with Lotus, they're likely losing a cool factor to Tesla. So there's a little negativity there as well.
On re-read, I don't think I explained that properly, but I'll give myself a pass due to lack of sleep
Had to comment.
Like Lotus, Love Tesla.
I read the whole thread over there. A (very) few folks seemed upset. Most seemed just amused. Such as:
I've been asked if my Roadster was a Lotus. One young guy asked if it was a Maserati. Later I looked up Maserati on the web and couldn't find anything that looked remotely like my car. But a surprising number of people know what it is. The most common question I get is "What is that?" and the next most common is "Is that a Tesla?"
A bit of a stretch, but:
Thanks. That's closer than anything I found.
Ironically the paint job on that Maserati looks like a big orange Tesla 'T' logo on the front hood...
50% = What kinda car is that?
25% = How fast does it go?
10% = Is that a Lotus?
10% = Is that a Telsa?
5% = Is that a Tesla?