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Tesla (by Jason [VA]) Aug 29, 2021 5:13 PM
       Tesla (by 6x6 [TN]) Aug 29, 2021 5:51 PM
       Tesla (by MC [PA]) Aug 29, 2021 5:52 PM
       Tesla (by WMH [NC]) Aug 29, 2021 6:07 PM
       Tesla (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Aug 29, 2021 6:31 PM
       Tesla (by Homer [TX]) Aug 29, 2021 7:17 PM
       Tesla (by Jason [VA]) Aug 29, 2021 7:27 PM
       Tesla (by Vee [OH]) Aug 29, 2021 7:31 PM
       Tesla (by plenty [MO]) Aug 29, 2021 8:12 PM
       Tesla (by Ltd [AZ]) Aug 29, 2021 8:24 PM
       Tesla (by Richard [MI]) Aug 29, 2021 8:37 PM
       Tesla (by Dave [MO]) Aug 29, 2021 8:41 PM
       Tesla (by Allym [NJ]) Aug 29, 2021 8:45 PM
       Tesla (by 6x6 [TN]) Aug 29, 2021 8:58 PM
       Tesla (by Ltd [AZ]) Aug 29, 2021 9:25 PM
       Tesla (by OKHMBLDR [OK]) Aug 29, 2021 10:00 PM
       Tesla (by dino [CA]) Aug 29, 2021 11:11 PM
       Tesla (by dino [CA]) Aug 29, 2021 11:15 PM
       Tesla (by Salernitana [CA]) Aug 30, 2021 12:24 AM
       Tesla (by dino [CA]) Aug 30, 2021 3:01 AM
       Tesla (by RR78 [VA]) Aug 30, 2021 7:15 AM
       Tesla (by tryan [MA]) Aug 30, 2021 8:21 AM
       Tesla (by MikeA [TX]) Aug 30, 2021 10:23 AM
       Tesla (by Jason [VA]) Aug 30, 2021 12:45 PM
       Tesla (by dino [CA]) Aug 30, 2021 1:50 PM
       Tesla (by myob [GA]) Aug 30, 2021 3:39 PM
       Tesla (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Aug 30, 2021 5:33 PM
       Tesla (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Aug 30, 2021 5:36 PM
       Tesla (by Pmh [TX]) Aug 30, 2021 5:44 PM
       Tesla (by Hollis [MA]) Aug 30, 2021 6:26 PM
       Tesla (by 6x6 [TN]) Aug 30, 2021 6:47 PM
       Tesla (by Pmh [TX]) Aug 30, 2021 7:42 PM
       Tesla (by dino [CA]) Sep 1, 2021 1:02 AM
       Tesla (by Jason [VA]) Sep 1, 2021 1:51 PM
       Tesla (by dino [CA]) Sep 2, 2021 2:19 AM

Tesla (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 5:13 PM

My junkie daily driver is finally starting to bite the dust at the 300,000 mile mark. I've already made it clear to the car that it isn't getting any more money spent on it. I'm driving it until the wheels fall off and calling her done.

I've always scrimped and saved, which has enabled me to buy most of my properties with cash. I rarely buy "luxury" items, but after seeing the Tesla Model 3, I'm really thinking of pulling the trigger. $62k for an AWD dual motor that can get 353 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 145 mph. . .And it can (mostly) drive itself. Not to mention the lack of normal maintenance regular vehicles require. My Truck is on Transmission #3 and this car doesn't even have one to worry about! The "maintenance" consists of checking the brake fluid every 2 years. I can handle that.

Also when gas goes back up to $4 with the current admin, it'll pay dividends. I know it isn't exactly a sound financial move, but you can't take it with you, right?


Tesla (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 5:51 PM

One of the posters on here (Where are you JKJ?) had mentioned a while back how a friend of his had a Tesla and he really liked it.

That said, They have recently been in the news about several recalls for the self driving crashes. The cars were not recognizing parked cars.

Do a little research on the web for recalls and customer reviews.


Tesla (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 5:52 PM

Go for it. Get what you want for a change-not what you need. You deserve it. I am looking at a vehicle that I have no "need" for but I want. I deserve it. --73.230.xxx.xx

Tesla (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 6:07 PM

Two of my son's friend, both in RE, have Teslas. LOVE them and would buy them again in a heartbeat.

That's all I've got. I've never even seen one in person. --50.82.xxx.xxx

Tesla (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 6:31 PM

If buying a electric car then consider having a 240VAC outlet so will be able to charge at home. This year there will be other electric cars in the market place where lower price but range will be less. Remember range is limited by outside temperature along with the range is tested under ideal conditions. Also check what insurance is going to cost as well. Here gasoline costs around $1.30 per litre where if multiply that 3.78 to Us Gallon and 4.54 to imperial gallon. A smaller pick up truck will use less gasoline with a four cylinder engine. Another option is hybrid which is going to use a lot less fuel like a Venza where can buy a trailer for towing. --99.236.xxx.xxx

Tesla (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 7:17 PM

I have worked hard all my Iife, and if I wanted a new Tesla, I would buy one. Only problem I would have is the range. A few weeks ago my wife and I jumped in our newest car and drove 850 miles, not having to worry about stopping and charging a battery with electricity generated by fossil fuels. Now if a Tesla had some some sort of on board generator, I would be more inclined to have one. They do appear to be cool cars. Heck, I even have some of their stock. Just canít drive one cross country in a day. :( --66.169.xxx.xxx

Tesla (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 7:27 PM

Homer, thatís the best part: you tell the car where you want to go and it will set your route where chargers are along the way. The Tesla superchargers will have you back on the road in about 15 minutes! --172.56.x.xxx

Tesla (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 7:31 PM

I thought these cars had a small gas engine used to restore the battery/s? I don't know what model a friend has but it does drive itself on a slightly populated highway - I sleep in the pass seat while she hops in back to change her clothes, we made this trip about 15 times. --76.188.xxx.xxx

Tesla (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 8:12 PM

You have my permission. Ready for lunch! --172.58.xxx.xxx

Tesla (by Ltd [AZ]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 8:24 PM

See if you can rent one for a weekend. I'm an enabler when it comes to cars. ;) You have worked hard, indulge yourself. If you can pay cash I say go for it. If not, the Subaru Outback is nice. ;) I would cut whatever range they report in half though.

I took a jr college class back in the 90's on electric vehicles and learned the basics of the early systems. I like the concept of electric cars, and I REALLY like the direct all wheel drive, which is supposed to function even better than traditional lockers in 4WD.

We looked at the Rav4 and Lexus hybrids last year but an issue for us is battery life with the desert heat cooking them. The distances we drive between places could be problematic for all electric. Plus we have a roughly 4,000 ft elevation gain to get over the passes out of our valley that would probably suck the juice. For an "around town" car in a urban area I think it would be great. One of our neighbors has a Prius and it's a little creepy when he goes gliding past without a sound. LOL

My other issue along with the heat, is in the winter it's not unusual for it to be a balmy 50 degrees in the valley and have 6 inches of snow on the pass. I've seen 18" as low as 3,500 ft. Up in the high country (over 6,000 ft) 18" is not unusual and the only thing moving is lifted trucks, jeeps, 4-Runners and Tacomas. Having a big 4wd truck has saved us a couple of times when the interstate has been shut down and we've had to blast through the median in a foot or two of snow to turn around.

Life's short and you can't take it with you, so enjoy. :D


Tesla (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 8:37 PM


If you really want to spend that kind of money, get a 57 Chevy. They will only go up in value and they are also cool. --24.180.xx.xx

Tesla (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 8:41 PM

Have fun in life and buy what makes you happy. Thatís why we do this, right? And no you canít take it with you! --173.216.xxx.xx

Tesla (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 8:45 PM

The battery is said to last about 5 years and costs $6,000 to replace. I saw a video of one going up in flames as it was charging and the fire people had a hard time putting it out. The electricity has to come from somewhere reliable and solar is not. You saw TX last year. Where are the power plants to support that? You have seen gas lines. Five minutes to get gas, maybe ten and how long to charge one of those things? Then China makes the batteries so we are again subject to China. It might be a fun toy for some but if B makes it the government vehicle you will never get near a charging station. It's only good for an extra way to get around. They want China workers to come and install all the charging places. Bad, bad idea. We will lose our country and our selves to that strange restrictive culture. --108.24.xx.xx

Tesla (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 8:58 PM

Richard, I love the looks of the 1957 Chevy's. I like the 55's and 56's as well. Only downside is that they don't handle well. Drum brakes are lousy as well. Definitely a straight line car to cruse in and look good and sound good. There was one that was completely restored that drove down by my house last week. Black and white Belair. --73.120.xx.xxx

Tesla (by Ltd [AZ]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 9:25 PM

@ 6x6 and Richard. My Corvette laughs at your 57 Chevy! What a boat. I banged my head and nearly knocked myself out on the wing window frame of my Dad's when I was a kid. LOL


Tesla (by OKHMBLDR [OK]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 10:00 PM

How many sheets of sheetrock will that thing haul?

If you want it....can afford it....buy it!


Tesla (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 11:11 PM

Lots to enjoy with Tesla but before you get too excited, there is shortage of some models these days. If that happens consider one of the websites that has people looking to find someone to transfer their lease to.

Another advantage of that is that the Tesla technology is impressive and continues to advance. What comes out on market two years from now might have you even more excited about Tesla, and I don't say that about any other vehicle.


Tesla (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2021 11:15 PM

Oh, I forgot to mention, just because I think Tesla is enjoyable to drive, don't think I've got any problem with fossil fuels.

Keep fracking, keep drilling, and keep building pipelines.


Tesla (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 12:24 AM

Many neighbors drive Teslas, including the one next to us who recently bought a Tesla SUV.

I've talked to two tow truck drivers over the past few years who told me that Teslas are the top cars that break down. Nevertheless, the brand is extremely popular and is branching out with different models. I heard that the best month to buy a new car is in October.

Best of luck and please share what kind of car you end up buying. --71.202.xx.xxx

Tesla (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 3:01 AM

October is not the best month to buy a new car. The person that said told you October was good had to be talking about a used car since there are a lot of cars traded in during October. Supply would be higher then when it comes to used cars.

Prices seem to be at their highest when the new car models come out and many people do look to buy a car at that time and also in the spring. Since demand is highest during those times, I would not expect to have much leverage then although I'm not sure whether there is any time when the Tesla buyer would have much leverage.


Tesla (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 7:15 AM

My opinion is I would wait until more top car companies start to make them.

Teslas are not reliable enough for me.

I am not willing to give up on the Toyota & Lexus reliability I am used to. --73.40.xx.xx

Tesla (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 8:21 AM

How's the torque on the electric cars ... can you put a 2" hitch on the thing?

Of course if this is just a "fun" car .... never mind.

A friend just bought an electric car. There is a "free" charging station a walk from her apartment. No brainer. --72.64.x.xx

Tesla (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 10:23 AM

I was asking a friend about how the AC affected his range. He said AC wasn't bad but running the heater would cut the range in half.

Have you looked at the new Ford lightning truck, they are getting a ton of good press and I've read the range will likely be in the 450 mile range. --209.16.xx.xxx

Tesla (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 12:45 PM

I have a test drive lined up for tomorrow, so I'll see how it feels. I still have my truck to use for projects, but at 11 MPG, it's not ideal as a daily driver. --73.177.xxx.xx

Tesla (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 1:50 PM


Not sure but I believe the way Tesla is built is that the model already includes almost all features and that depending on what you pay for, they turn those features on so you have access to them. Friend who drives it says lots of fun features.


Tesla (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 3:39 PM

do you know how many down payments you could make on a new RE investment with that 100K?

This is why many on this site will never make it in RE-- they lose focus of the brass ring.

I'm 70 now and I never owned a new car until I was 50. I brought a Chrysler Prowler-- (2001 brand new) but with money I make on a flip-- the only one I ever flipped in 40 yrs of investing. When I told my wife what I want to buy -- that flip was her Idea. took 2 days to fix one weekend of showing -- and 4 weeks to close. took my 40K profit and brought the car. Still have it and only 13K miles on it. I could have brought 2 more investment properties had I been smarter. It sure is nice on a sunny day toolin down the road. Mulholland Blue. (dark blue) --99.103.xxx.xxx

Tesla (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 5:33 PM

While evaluating, just make sure you're evaluating the product and not just caught up in the Cult of Tesla.

I found Autopilot inaccurate and untrustworthy. While on a test drive, the car tried to take a exit on the highway when it should have stayed on the highway. I also found fit and finish to be horrible, and our test model had some defects.

They're also slower to get service and more expensive to insure.

In spite, electric cars are awesome, but would never be my only car. --108.69.xxx.xxx

Tesla (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 5:36 PM

As a LL, I don't like splurging, but I do so on some of the darnest things. If it will give you pleasure and you can afford it, enjoy.

I am content with homemade ICE CREAM!!!! --24.101.xxx.xxx

Tesla (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 5:44 PM

I was a skeptic. then last time in LA my Uber driver was driving T3. I was blown away. hands off driving and a beautiful car. you donít have to worry about finding just T stations. you get adaptors. my only concern is getting fixed if in an accident. --107.77.xxx.xx

Tesla (by Hollis [MA]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 6:26 PM

I'm just going to add this, I was at a engineering show that featured some of the new technology in batteries and it was amazing. Batteries so tough that you could shoot a 45 thru the center and it would still function also as weel,..just minus the power that hole would supply.

Then there are batteries that would charge super fast (but the company said it is considered privileged information at this time) but the company said it would run a standard car about a 1,000 per charge. Thats just some of the new batery technology featured.

Also lots of new ways to generate power, with MUCH more efficient ways to harness solar, wind, geothermal, capturing breaking energy and even bumps in roads, and compression to name some.

Personally I wouldn't invest in oil in the long run future.

Eclectic cars have already greatly surpassed the long time frame the naysayers said it would take to have them at this stage. Some fleet car companies have gotten 300,000 miles on the motors and drive train already and they don't really know how longer they can go.

Then did you see the 60 Minutes show about how close the driver less 18 wheel semis would be here? Now projected to be on the roads in the beginning of this coming year and growing fast after then.

I think the future looks bright in these technologies esp concerning how new they are.


Tesla (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 6:47 PM

www.energy.gov/articles/history-electric-car --73.120.xx.xxx

Tesla (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Aug 30, 2021 7:42 PM

then again many of the first cars 120 years ago were electric... --107.77.xxx.xx

Tesla (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Sep 1, 2021 1:02 AM

Regardless of the nice things I might say about Tesla, I will NEVER NEVER trust driverless.


Tesla (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Sep 1, 2021 1:51 PM

I had my test drive yesterday and man what a fun car to drive. My first words after pulling out of the lot were (two words I canít write here). The car is just that fast.

Reading the safety data, driving with autopilot is much safer than driving without. With a background in automation, this technology doesnít scare me at all. Iím much more scared of other drivers lack of attention on the road.

I was driving down a busy city street with multiple stop lights. When Iíd come to a red light, the car would stop. If the car in front of me nudged up, my car would nudge up. When the light turned green, the car would automatically go. It was such an odd feeling. When accelerating, thereís no torque curve or time delay from gears shifting, it just GOES. After mashing on the pedal for 30 minutes, I felt like I had done a bunch of sit-ups.

Iím gonna sleep on it one more night but the car sells itself.


Tesla (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Sep 2, 2021 2:19 AM

Yes, the acceleration is much more than expected.

But still if you haven't seen the news stories about driverless problems, i have not seen many but I do recall seeing a few. I would use autopilot but only when I am paying attention to road and ready to take over if a problem.


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