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Stealth.Pilot

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Jan 22, 2013
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I agree. Once their is more competition with 300+ miles they will be in trouble. It may take a few more years for that to happen. The demand for Tesla is high. No other company offers the same battery and efficiency as them. The supercharger networks help them a lot too. Ford is the closest with the mach e. However they have issues with chargers.

I think this whole supercharger thing is overhyped. A lot of people don't drive their car far enough to need a supercharger. If I look at all the cars I have bought in the past 10 years, maybe only a third of my cars have been on a trip longer than 200 miles round trip. When we go on vacation, we fly, and then we rent.

I cannot wait for my Mercedes EQS to arrive. The Tesla has got me excited about the convenience and experience of an electric car, but combining that with the full range of luxury, tech and user experience of Mercedes is going to be amazing.
 
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G2bme

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Jun 12, 2021
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kudos to you, definitely agree with your posting. I feel like the excuse of “buying technology” and “better technology / advance technology” is what you’ll get with this post of yours. I was in the same boat at you. My wife and I ordered a model y (her) and a model 3(mine).
Super frustrated with all the issues with customer service and even going in person the people I spoke with at 3 different locations were just apathetic and as stiff as a board when trying to assist me. I felt unwanted and just a number. I canceled my model 3 and went a different route. My wife is still waiting for her order and she can do it, not in a rush. We gave up on following up with any order and I check these forums to see any updates versus the actual website.
Honestly, the replies you get from people here that will push technology > customer experience seem to be the tesla fan boys or the FOMO crowd. Tesla is what iPhone was when ur first released, there’s an android that will catch up and sooner or later tesla will follow suite to compete. There really isn’t a HIT OR MISS in SA’s. They are literally only useful when you get your vin. When you do get a hold of them they have their script they go through and just give general answers to just get you to check out.
 

Stealth.Pilot

Member
Jan 22, 2013
169
98
South East USA
kudos to you, definitely agree with your posting. I feel like the excuse of “buying technology” and “better technology / advance technology” is what you’ll get with this post of yours. I was in the same boat at you. My wife and I ordered a model y (her) and a model 3(mine).
Super frustrated with all the issues with customer service and even going in person the people I spoke with at 3 different locations were just apathetic and as stiff as a board when trying to assist me. I felt unwanted and just a number. I canceled my model 3 and went a different route. My wife is still waiting for her order and she can do it, not in a rush. We gave up on following up with any order and I check these forums to see any updates versus the actual website.
Honestly, the replies you get from people here that will push technology > customer experience seem to be the tesla fan boys or the FOMO crowd. Tesla is what iPhone was when ur first released, there’s an android that will catch up and sooner or later tesla will follow suite to compete. There really isn’t a HIT OR MISS in SA’s. They are literally only useful when you get your vin. When you do get a hold of them they have their script they go through and just give general answers to just get you to check out.
It is important to note that the technology in the Tesla is advanced in some areas and very limited in others. If you take a car like Mercedes EQS as a point of comparison, the Mercedes is substantially more advanced in terms of the technology. When I drive my Model Y, while I love the electric power train, and the simplicity of the user interface, it is also the car with the fewest features of any car I have owned in the past 6 years.
 

Tedkidd

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The crooks in Albany make NY a particularly difficult place to buy a Tesla. There are only 5 stores for the whole state.

That said, Tesla shouldn't partner with abusive companies that make egregiously lowball trade offers:

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bro1999

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Apr 26, 2016
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The crooks in Albany make NY a particularly difficult place to buy a Tesla. There are only 5 stores for the whole state.

That said, Tesla shouldn't partner with abusive companies that make egregiously lowball trade offers:

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That's a quote for the (now extinct) SR Y, correct? Any additional options besides the color? That trade-in quote is higher than the price of the Y when you bought it, correct?
 

Tedkidd

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That's a quote for the (now extinct) SR Y, correct? Any additional options besides the color? That trade-in quote is higher than the price of the Y when you bought it, correct?
No FSD (FSD has terrible residual)

White interior, MSM. Trailer hitch, mud flaps, clearbra are the aftermarket extras.
Crazy right?

Good luck finding one of these for less than 50k.
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bro1999

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In case anyone was curious how much a just-delivered Model 3 SR+ with white interior is worth to Vroom (current price for this build is $42.2k sans TTL):
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