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Is that a TESLA?

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  1. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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  2. AnOutsider

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    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:

     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Thanks for the laugh :).
     
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    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.
     
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    Haha
    I read the whole thread and it makes me wish i had a roadster
    But an S will do!!
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Wow. A lot of anger and aggression over there against Tesla. Very strange.
     
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    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...
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    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.
     
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    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:
     
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    #10 vfx, May 20, 2012
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    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?...
     
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    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.)
     
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    Maybe he meant the Model S pano roof?
     
  13. rabar10

    rabar10 Model 3 >> Focus Electric

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    This.
     
  14. AnOutsider

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    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 :D
     
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    Had to comment.

    Like Lotus, Love Tesla.
     
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    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?"
     
  17. TEG

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    A bit of a stretch, but:
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    Thanks. That's closer than anything I found.
     
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    Ironically the paint job on that Maserati looks like a big orange Tesla 'T' logo on the front hood...
     
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    First question:

    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?
     

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