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Jay Leno drives the Model S

Discussion in 'Model S' started by pete8314, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. pete8314

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    Does this post imply something about whether he has test driven before? I wonder if he has a reservation.
     
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    Who knows. A couple of the reply tweets ask the same thing, but no reply, obviously.
     
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    A vote of confidence from Jay would be another feather in the cap for Tesla Motors. I too can't wait for the video review.
     
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    His daily driver is a Volt.
     
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    If Jay does not move from the Volt to the S after driving it, then he's being paid by GM.
     
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    Above the videos, it shows this:

    NEXT ON THE GARAGE

    Tesla Model S

    Coming Oct 29 »
     
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    The whole video it seemed like he was depressed. Maybe because he realized that his precious ICE cars are going the way of the dodo.
     
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    He should be happy as hell. Like a perfectly preserved dinosaur skeleton, one day his collection of (then) antique ICE's will become priceless.
     
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    One of Jay's favorites of his collection is the 1909 Baker electric.
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    Besides electric and internal combustion cars, Jay has at least one external combustion car as well, and the best of the type, a Doble. Even his ICEs are not limited to reciprocating pistion, he also has at least one gas turbine.

    Sounds like some commenters here don't know Jay very well and are underestimating him. He is a big picture guy and his collection shows it.

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    It does make me wonder why he's held back on the Model S though. Even if Tesla wasn't going to make it in his mind a few years ago, it would have been a collectible. He drives a Volt everyday so it's not like he demands S class luxury for his daily driver. I really hope he ends up ordering one.
     
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    Jay is not the type to get the latest thing for top dollar. He usually has the benefit of decades of hindsight to pick the most interesting and significant collectibles. He also waits for one to be offered for an attractive price. He was cool to the Volt at first, and did not get one of the first cars when some dealers were asking $5000 over MSRP. He is not in a hurry like most of us here at TMC, he is collecting history.

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    As wonderful as Tesla is, no car manufactured in these volumes has ever been (or likely will be) a collectible, as that word is thought of by car collectors such as Jay. Shelby Cobras are probably the highest production highly collectible car, with about 1,000 produced, and these had a long period where they were not thought to be collectible and so many were lost and good ones became rare.

    Even the roadster production volumes will consign it to be a depreciating asset (though a wonderful one). Even the signature roadsters will not be collectible, being really nothing more than cosmetically different (though the highly inferior 1.0 drivetrain and crappy interior is... distinctive!)

    Enjoy and drive the crap out of your Tesla... it's the highest and best use of a great piece of machinery. Keeping the miles low or the car perfect may stem your depreciation slightly but it's not going to make your car a collectible...
     
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    Yeah. I knew the Roadster was not a good investment if I was looking for it to be a collectible but it's been fun to drive. Maybe Jay will get the Model S as a daily driver.
     
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    The only way that electric vehicles (Tesla, Leaf, etc.) will become investment collection items would be if a political movement outlaws them via some loophole or makes them exorbitant (kinda like the US did with foreign automobiles in the 70s). Certainly not out of the question considering our state of government in this current day and age.
     

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