Yeah, the Tesla "problems" mostly seem so small as to be not worth fussing over. Trying to align two pieces of trim that are not the same size is an exercise in futility. He didn't have a motor or inverter failure, problems which apparently are distressingly common on Tesla.Why did I watch that entire video? I also test drove a Model S, didn't feel like a real car. Alfa would get crucified if it had build quality issues like Tesla.
I'm happy to report that I'm over a month into my QV ownership and I don't have a single rattle, obvious misalignment of any parts, screen issue, windshield defect, or squeak. Of course, that isn't much time, but so far so good.
I remember a theory in the 1970s/80s that Japanese car companies were "giving away" radios because masking noise from its various sources was easier than eliminating it -- they got there eventually.It has been pointed out that as a car becomes very quite inside, ever small noises become increasingly annoying. Just install a louder exhaust. Oh, that won't work on a Tesla. FWIW: I hear nothing in either of his recordings of the squeaky fan--maybe it's just my bad hearing?
Even though you'd be doing your part to improve the base?If that guy is representative of Tesla owners I'll never buy a Tesla no matter how much they improve the vehicle.
Gotta wonder what Sergio's thoughts are about how Alfa's US market re-launch is going. I can almost imagine him saying he'd rather have his problems (still trying to sell the business, either whole or in parts?) than Musk's.The FCA CEO has some relevant things to say about the Tesla. Yes, his company is a competitor, but I think he is being brutally honest here:
How many D cell batteries does that S car take?An "anti-Giulia and a living lie:
No practical plan to recycle or dispose of all those batteries.
Not D cells. https://www.quora.com/How-many-batteries-are-in-a-Tesla-carHow many D cell batteries does that S car take?
Probably best to buy them at Costco or Woot.
I would imagine one would start with 5 cases or so?
Yeah, but I'm quite embarrassed I didn't know the Telsa really did use flashlight batteries! It never offered any interest to me so I had not investigated it other than knowing it sounded like a golf cart or hair dryer.Don't discount the possibility the reader missed it. :nerd: