FWIW, back to your thing about the sky, years ago, I was with my dad and as we passed under and overpass, a rock hit the windshield w/enough force to create a star and warranty windshield replacement. You do drive under bridges and overpasses, right?EVDRIVER wrote: So one person and another that "claims" something that is likely windshields not roofs since that is common. Where are all the damaged sunroofs out there? Again, there are all sorts of road hazards in different conditions bit I don't see this as a big issue. A roof respray costs more than a glass panel and takes more time.
Lots of Tesla's are broken into so should I not buy one? Guess what, so are other cars and in even higher frequency. How do some here even enjoy life or pull the trigger on a purchase without endless analysis and
From my personal experience, flying road debris striking windshields seems to come out of nowhere. Fortunately, I haven't had any happen recently w/enough force to cause a star in my cars.
I've never needed to respray a roof of a car. How many times have you heard of anyone w/a cracked roof on a Leaf? Heck, even a small tree fell onto my Prius maybe a decade ago at work. Security at work called me about it. It made a minor dent either on the A pillar or outer edge of the roof of one side w/no paint damage.
Google for site:teslamotorsclub.com "model 3" glass roof crack.
Funny that you mention break-ins. This was a very minor contributing factor to why to I decided against buying a Tesla in the SF Bay Area. Mitsuwa was mentioned and I responded at https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... st-2816758. I've been there many times w/my Leaf and once in the past two weeks w/my Bolt. Car's never been broken into there, yet.
Here's another thread from the Bay Area: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... lot.97112/. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/T ... 68271.html made the local news. My only hypotheses as to why are the perhaps thieves believe that those driving Teslas after work on weekdays think that the driver's a tech worker who left their laptop inside? Thieves seem to figure they can break the back corner window and easily flip down the seat to check what's in the back.
If Teslas continue to be a disproportionate target of auto thieves in my area, you can bet insurance rates on them will go up.
I had no analysis paralysis. I ran thru the numbers (actual price tax credit, etc.) w/what was available in Jan 2019, ran hypothetical numbers if the SR ever came out, listed out the features and attributes I cared about and decided no 3 for me back then. The MR, SR, SR+, etc. did nothing to address any my issues other than price.
There is certainly quite a bit of what WetEV states going on here.jlv wrote:I feel the attitude here on MNL is lots of people who want to find fault in what Tesla has accomplished. It almost seems to me that the attitude is "I can't afford it, so I have to say how horrible it is", but it seems to transcend even that.WetEV wrote:Yes, I've noticed that a majority of traffic is Tesla fanboys telling LEAF drivers and potential drivers just how great Tesla is (don't mind Musk's tweets) and how horrible Nissan is, and how horrible the LEAF is.
As for afford or not, I can't speak for others but I can afford any model of Tesla and pay cash for a new one. So, it's not a matter of afford or not, for me.
The Model X is a reliability disaster. I have no use for nor want an SUV, besides that fact I dislike its styling (have stated all of this numerous times in several places). The Model S has drifted far beyond what I'd want to pay for car. Its long-term reliability and cost for repairs are questionable. The 3 comes closest to what I'd be willing to pay for a vehicle. However, despite it being far superior to my Bolt in several aspects (e.g. Supercharger network, SC charging speeds, interior quality), it fails to meet my criteria for buying for numerous reasons.