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What category of car did your Tesla replace?

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Zythryn, Mar 26, 2015.

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What type of car did your Tesla replace?

  1. Sports or Luxury

    120 vote(s)
    44.0%
  2. Efficient Hybrid (>40mpg)

    30 vote(s)
    11.0%
  3. Other Hybrid (<40mpg)

    13 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. Truck/SUV

    36 vote(s)
    13.2%
  5. Plugin Vehicle (BEV or PHEV)

    19 vote(s)
    7.0%
  6. Other

    45 vote(s)
    16.5%
  7. None, did not sell/trade another vehicle.

    28 vote(s)
    10.3%
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  1. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    #1 Zythryn, Mar 26, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2015
    I was having a conversation with someone about how many hybrid sales are being lost to plugins.

    I know of a lot of owners that have come from a wide variety of cars. I could not, however, find a poll on the subject, so thought I would ask here.

    Feel free to add any details about the specifics or mpg of the replaced car, and thanks for your time!
     
  2. mikeash

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    Definitely a hybrid substitute here. My previous car was a Prius v. I really wanted a plug-in hybrid before, but couldn't find a suitable one when I bought the Prius. The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in sounded really good, but it kept getting delayed for a US release and still isn't available here even now. No non-hybrid was even on the radar. I test drove a few during that last car-buying round, but none of them really impressed. The Model S was always the dream, though, and when I got to where I could afford it I went for it.
     
  3. brickfrenzy

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    Sports AND Luxury for me. The Tesla is replacing a Cadillac CTS-V wagon. It's a fantastic car, but I put a hell of a lot of mileage on it and I'm looking to cash in on its lack of depreciation before the mileage kills it. Plus, the Tesla has more cargo capacity when the frunk is included, and isn't that far off from a performance standpoint. Win win for me.
     
  4. befcomet

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    I'm ditching my 2012 Leaf for the Tesla. I can't wait to be able to go more than 70 miles, round-trip!
     
  5. Efren Bolisay

    Efren Bolisay Member

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    According to the electrician who installed my outlet for the Tesla, it's mostly high end cars. BMW/Mercedes/Porsche are the common brands people are switching out of. The biggest loser in his perspective has been from BMW. I personally swapped my 535i for the S.
     
  6. Usatyke

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    Porsche 911, had a blast with it, but time to ditch the tether to the pump.
     
  7. CombatChuk

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    It replaced my Jeep Wrangler that I heavily modified, went from a 14 mile round trip commute to work to a 84 mile... That Jeep was a beast in the mountains though

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  8. DMC-Orangeville

    DMC-Orangeville 85D and John Deere 5100E

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    I want to say it's replacing my horse....... I'm really getting it instead of another horse:wink:. Sold my Lincoln MKS to get into an S85D!
     
  9. JPP

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    Replaced a Lexus GS450h--a fast fun hybrid 4 door sports sedan (...but who's looking back...)
     
  10. mknox

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    Seems odd to combine sports and luxury into one category. There is a big difference between a Corvette and a Cadillac DeVille (for instance).
     
  11. Jaff

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    The Roadster replaced a Lexus GS 450h (performance hybrid), and the Model S replaced a Lexus RX 450h (small SUV hybrid)...
     
  12. mejojo

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    2012 Volt
     
  13. Pilot_51

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    My first car. However, as for replacing the car I drove, it replaced the family (parents) '97 Honda Odyssey and brother's '02 Ford Explorer.
     
  14. Johann Koeber

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    Same here. The Lexus had 340.000 km (212,500 miles)
     
  15. Kbsilver

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    IF I spring for the Tesla, it replaces a BMW 540iT, (V8 powered Station Wagon with M-sport suspension). The Tesla meets or exceeds all the room, capacity, speed and luxury of the BMW, which already was a very practical vehicle (I'm not a SUV person). For a 16 year old car with 155K miles, it still does a very good 20 mpg average and 24 mpg on the highway.
     
  16. ilg

    ilg Some guy on the Internet.

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    How about "generic econobox" (e.g., Ford Focus)? "Other" seems to cover a whole lot of ground.
     
  17. mspohr

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    I replaced a Fiat 500. It got great gas mileage but it still used gas. I feel much better about driving the Tesla.
     
  18. JMG

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    Replacing a gas guzzling and slow 2011 Tahoe. 16 mpg and a 70 mile round trip commute. That factored in heavily to my cost of ownership calculations.
     
  19. beeeerock

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    When delivered, it will replace a 2009 Mercedes E-Class bluetec diesel. Great car, great fuel economy, amazing performance (0-60 in 6.6 seconds) and very comfortable. I was ready to make the down payment on the S85D, but hadn't quite done it... until I got into what will be my last scrap with the local Mercedes dealership. I came home from the service counter and put down the deposit. The last bit of pressure on the trigger, the straw that broke the camel's back... however you want to paraphrase it, I just don't see myself dealing with those guys year after year. I don't think it's possible for Tesla to be any worse, so what do I have to lose?

    I would have made the commitment within a day or two anyway I believe, but those guys sealed the deal. Thanks Kamloops Mercedes dealership who will remain unnamed - Ha!
     
  20. Beryl

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    The Tesla MX will replace a Chevy Impala (an interim vehicle after totaling a Lexus SUV). Both great low-tech cars but fuel hogs.
     

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