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Matt at Obsessed Garage buys a M3P

Needsdecaf

Active Member
Dec 16, 2018
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The Woodlands, TX
Doesn’t matter, jokes still the same... Sorry. Got him mixed up with a guy OCDETAILING. My deepest apologies if I offended your OCD.

Joke is dumb since he literally pointed out a guy who was taking delivery at the same time and freaking out about every scratch and mark. He wanted to go over and console the guy but his wife told him no. So no apology needed.
 

MODEL+

Vendor
Oct 21, 2020
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Portland, OR
I see quite a few different types of Tesla owners.

I see quite a few who like the idea from an environmental standpoint. They aren’t enthusiast drivers. The tech is good, but not important.

I see the super nerdy drivers. They are attracted primarily to the tech of the car. The fart mode is their favorite thing. They love the data.

there are people who are anti-big car company. They love the idea of the startup. To them panel gaps are a necessary evil to further Elon’s goal. Usually the Tesla is an aspirational car, and one of the first cars they care about.

There are also secret enthusiasts. They love the performance and love being stealthy about it.

Finally their are the FSD firsts. They bought a Tesla because it’s easy to drive and are hoping FSD will allow them to stop having to drive as soon as possible. They hate driving. They love the idea of autonomous driving. They love the reduced maintenance an EV brings.

I think there are each of these traits in each buyer, but some are much stronger and some are next to, if not, zero. I feel like the level of ignorance comes from those that are first time enthusiasts who are new to car performance and modding. These people are often pretty clueless but learning.

The neglected cars come from the FSD first owners. Their car is an appliance to be avoided at all costs.

It really highlights the versatility of the car. It has a huge broad appeal, which I think is why it’s dominating the EV market.

I had similar thoughts in my head. Can't really think of another car manufacturer or car model that spans over such range of audiences. It's a great thing in the grand scheme of things to be honest.
 

XLR82XS

D M C
Jul 26, 2019
3,148
1,802
SWFL | Vegas
Mine is 100% my daily driver, but it’s not a beater. I want it to be great too, because I spend so much time in it. I have a high performance car for the weekend, but I still love the Model 3.

This topic comes up about 45 minutes into the video, to a certain extent, and Ben brings up some great points. There are a lot of enthusiasts driving these cars.
Ditto. I own multiple vehicles and I'm an enthusiast and car builder. Model 3 is my daily duty vehicle and it gets hand washed by me regularly, windows constantly cleaned, ceramic waxed few times a year, rocker panels cleaned monthly, etc.... I do spend a lot of time in it and I value taking care of expensive things. I have a certain level of OCD and like keeping my cars and possessions CLEAN.
 

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