I'm not sure if this is the right branch here, but I keep wondering why people are still keep buying premium ICE cars. Do people seriously argue about not being able to drive ~400 miles in one tank on $80k~ cars? Do they really need to take their 650i on rock-chippy road trips? I have a slight suspicion that majority of car shoppers have never seriously driven a Tesla. For me, I probably still wouldn't have gotten one if I didn't have the opportunity to borrow one two years ago. Despite all that news, I still didn't really know about the company, and there is some uncertainty about young car company making semi-reliable cars...Up until I actually drove one. The driving feel of premium EV's are nothing like what I've experienced before. Despite the minor issues, I still think Model S/X/3 are serious game changer, as much as iPhones. If the lack of driving experience was indeed a major cause for people not getting Teslas, Tesla can, relatively easily, advocate more experience drives across the world. But there may be other reasons for people not getting Teslas and prefer other luxury car brands. So what are the other arguments you've heard/thought of not to get a Tesla S/X? Have you ever run into people who recently bought really expensive ICE's? Why didn't they consider a Tesla? I list a few possible ones here: - I don't like the design. - I couldn't wait. - I don't trust the company. - I only believe in _____ . (<- Insert a premium car brand here) - I grew up in oil family. - Back seats too small. - Cargo too small. (well... ok) - Not reliable enough (i.e. vs Lexus) - Interior not nice enough for the price. - Can't race around the racetrack. - I live in a condo/apartment (w/o charging) - I can't charge at home. - It dosn't handle like ultimate driving machines. (I do feel, the handling is not as well-experienced as premium ICEs) - It's too uncomfortable. (even with air, which I can sort of agree at times.) - I have strong relationship with a dealer/company. - Not really saving money (so as 18 mpg ICE cars, but ok) - Battery longevity uncertain - I didn't want the same car as ____ (<- Insert the nemesis here). And here are what I believe misconceptions: - Not fast enough - Not safe enough (catching fire) - Too expensive - Carpool (CA) sticker expired - Too expensive to repair - Too expensive to insure - Breaks too often For Model S, I believe closest contenders are: Audi A7, S variants, BMW 640/50 gran coupe, Porsche Panamera, MB CLS. Maserati Ghibri, etc...And for Model X, you get the idea... Macan, Cayenne, X6... I keep seeing A LOT of them (newer premium ICE's) still, and I feel a bit powerless that Tesla/I weren't able to convert everybody into to EV's. Still small percentage of the market. So much more potential here.