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Posted 6/24/17 , edited 6/24/17

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:



there are Telsa with 200K out there

https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/what-highest-mileage-tesla-road-today


Telsa has 8 year (unlimited miles) warranty
https://www.tesla.com/blog/infinite-mile-warranty


two different sources.. am i hearing it right ? replacing 40,000 miles tires for $2500 ?

https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/29/tales-from-a-tesla-model-s-at-200k-miles/


http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2015-tesla-model-s-p85d-ev-long-term-test-wrap-up



replacing the cabin filter, wiper blades, keyfob battery will cost you $400-ish ? 3 days for service ? they do provide free rental right ? or each person should buy 2 Telsas? so while one is in the shop you have one available to use :?

how should i put this


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Posted 6/24/17
No i wouldnt buy a tesla
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dulun18 wrote:

replacing the cabin filter, wiper blades, keyfob battery will cost you $400-ish ? 3 days for service ? they do provide free rental right ? or each person should buy 2 Telsas? so while one is in the shop you have one available to use :?

how should i put this




i don't think they will cover the maintenance stuff

$456 for cabin air filter, wiper blades and keyfob battery is a rip off!

$5-$10 for each wiper blade ($20)
cabin air filer is around $20
Keyfob battery is around $5-$10

$50 for parts-- these things are the simplest things to replace for your car!!! it should take more than 5-10 minutes!!

40,000 mile tires for $2000 ? you can change four 19" 95,000 mile bridge stone tires for $1100.

I'm sure these people didn't talk about the license and insurance cost for the car

You bought a new car recently right ? what's the license and registration on the car ? How much do you think it will cost for a 70K-130K car ??
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Naimulz wrote:

Tesla would be my go-to in the future, but I feel like it needs way more charging stations than it has now. What if I want to go traveling to California? (I am in Florida) How could I rely on such distant power stations? Gas stations are so much more common, although the prices are more hefty, it is more reliable.


As a said several posts ago it's much more possible now to take road trips in a Tesla due to there being more Supercharger charging stations across the US. I just looked it up and Florida to Cali is doable.
I wouldn't want to go to North Dakota in a Tesla though and I wouldn't like going through Wyoming either...
Posted 6/25/17
I would buy a nissan s13 instead, or a mazda rx7
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Nope, not in a million years. Frankly I am not fond of owning a car that calls the mothership regularly and company run by a guy with an aversion to criticism. He canceled someone's order cause they said things he didn't like. For all I know he could lock me out of my own vehicle.

I'd rather buy a 5 series BMW.
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Posted 6/25/17
Nope, To fancy.
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Posted 6/25/17
I would buy a telsa. Easily. I need a garage first.
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Electric cars are currently a stupid idea. They do little to nothing to help the environment as they still must get their energy elsewhere, they're too expensive, and our current battery technology doesn't have good enough charge capacity. All they can really do at this point is assuage guilty consciences, which does absolutely nothing for society other than entrench us in false solutions to environmental problems. So no.
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my 2017 Mazda 3 sport pearl white -- $18500 out the door price.. registration for 1 year was $365 insurance liability, collison compreshensive, uninsured, underinsuren, rental, roadside assistance for $479 for 6 months

before buying/owning i would check the 5 year ownership cost.

Batteries have limited charge cycle so don't expect the same 1 charge giving the same distance after 1-2 years.. i'm sure owners of smart phones who need to charge their phone 2-3x a day will understand this well. The peformance of a battery will go down with each charge. even if you use it or not.. I think the battery will also drain slowly when not in use as well. so...
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Posted 6/25/17
Sure.
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auroraloose ~ they still must get their energy elsewhere

...are you suggesting automobiles should produce their own energy? Charging a car with grid power, be it coal generated or otherwise, is exponentially less impactful than running a car on any combustible fluid, including vegetable oil ~ which burns phenomenally clean compared to petroleum based fuels. The grand thing about batteries is that their guts can be recycled, elements stripped out and reused with relatively little waste.

You will never have a zero impact mode of transportation, even bicycles require a steady stream of tires, brake pads, bearings, all of which require complex manufacturing processes and are thus impactful. Horses are zero impact, and so is subsistence farming, but you see my point. We will not stop building wind turbines and hydroelectric dams simply because they, like every other thing we manufacture, have requirements. Show me a coal plant that is maintenance-free and has no material needs outside the fuel that it uses.

Politics be damned. We are not building alternative means of energy, or electric cars, because of some cynical Liberal conspiracy. There is a need, unfortunately, and it is rooted in an issue that we can either acknowledge now, or wait until we are left no choice but to forfeit our ignorance. That is not something our species can afford.

Back to the subject at hand, we did build cars that literally generate their own power. They were only prototypes, who's concept was never pursued for obvious reasons. I present to you the fission~driven 'Nuclear Cars'
Posted 6/25/17
I'd take any car as long as it works.
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my 2017 Mazda 3 sport pearl white -- $18500 out the door price.. registration for 1 year was $365 insurance liability, collison compreshensive, uninsured, underinsuren, rental, roadside assistance for $479 for 6 months

before buying/owning i would check the 5 year ownership cost.

Batteries have limited charge cycle so don't expect the same 1 charge giving the same distance after 1-2 years.. i'm sure owners of smart phones who need to charge their phone 2-3x a day will understand this well. The peformance of a battery will go down with each charge. even if you use it or not.. I think the battery will also drain slowly when not in use as well. so...


just remove collision coverage when you get the title of the car. It's not needed-- under-insured/ uninsured and rentals will help cover the rest.

I don't know if you got the chance to read this user's comment regarding the video about Telsa burning in France.



remember the video about recycled electronics ended up in China instead (PSB newshour video).. so I'm a bit wary

https://electrek.co/2016/11/01/breakdown-raw-materials-tesla-batteries-possible-bottleneck/
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Posted 6/26/17
I would like to purchase Tesla
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