Meed, glad to hear that you are not ashamed of admitting of being a troll. You can call my excitement for Model 3 as being bias. But I started this forum to share the excitement of discovering the experience of Tesla’s first mass produced EV. Yes, it’s still not affordable. However, I made a good investment decision on TSLA stock and set my money aside to buy Model 3. I am buying my Model 3 with the house money and don’t mind if the car has bugs. It’s an adventure to be one of the first people to encourage Tesla to mass produce EV cars. Without people like me willing to take a chance and adapt to early phase of the production, nobody will buy Tesla right now if everyone thinks like you and will want to buy a near perfect EV car. If that happens, Tesla would not even have survived this far without 400K pre-order reservation.
You may think I am too biased and excessive fanboy of Tesla. It’s not because of the brand Tesla or Elon Musk. It’s because I want to see a small company like Tesla force big auto manufacturers to wake up and start bring a new innovation to the auto industry. Companies like Ford tried to bring EV to the public many years before Tesla produced their first EV. But Ford didn’t put their best technology to make it succeed nor did they want to invest much money as Tesla has done so far. Until Tesla came along and started to produce EV that out performed ICE models, all big manufacturers had no immediate plan to introduce EV cars. So without Tesla, we will still be driving ICE cars and be a hostage to manipulated gasoline price.
I can understand why you may dislike Tesla and Elon Musk. But if Tesla did not exist, do you honestly think there would be coast to coast EV superchargers? Why hasn’t other manufacturers contributed to making their network? Do you honestly think other manufacturers would be rushing to bring their first EV model by 2019 if Tesla has not existed? You have to give a credit to Elon Musk for challenging the big manufacturers to step up their EV advancements.
I am impressed that Tesla has made this far and wish that they can continue to challenge push other manufacturers to make something better than Tesla currently can do right now. Is it wrong to to help Tesla stand up against other established manufacturers who have done nothing till Tesla became a threat to them? People who are wanting to see Tesla fail are the same people who don’t mind standing in line at a gas station and have no care to see more technological advancement in their car. Why is that a simple idea such as using a smart phone to control a car’s function has not existed until Tesla introduced it? Consumers accepted the slow technological advancement at the pace manipulated by established auto manufacturers. Now, Tesla has shown that we have a better option and technology.
If you don’t want buyers like me support a small company Tesla to push the established auto manufacturers , then go ahead and continue to be a troll and keep wasting your money at a the gas station. It’s not going to make any difference to Model 3 owners. We all know Model 3 is not a prefect EV car but it has a purpose of bringing a better technology by competitors who doesn’t want to get left behind in EV market. I am not admiring Tesla because it has produced the perfect EV car, I am admiring because it has awaken the established auto players to step up their game if they don’t want to loss their lead. See the chart below. Starting May of 2018, Model 3 is estimated to outsell all other luxury cars in similar price range.