TBG Trial Member
- Jan 1, 2014
Any Tesla owners in here? What do you think? Mine is on order, so I don't have it yet.
Of course you’ll get the people who don’t have one, or don’t like them to say dumb shit about them.
So my husband has 12,000 miles on his, and I have 5000 miles on mine. But it’s my husbands second Tesla. So he had one before the current one. We live in PA. So we unfortunately, have winter here. Lol the newer models are made with a heat pump for the colder days. Supposedly helps with keeping the battery warm.. or with charging… the hell if I know. LOL my husband knows all those kind of details… I just drive mine. Haha This past winter we were paying about $60 a month, for each car to charge them. More so his car since he drives 200+ miles a week. I don’t trust the self driving… it does great when it’s used (my husband always uses it) but I like to watch where I’m driving and keep my hands on the wheel. I don’t know how the whole “people sleeping at the wheel” thing is even possible with the amount of things you still have to do when it’s in self drive mode. Unless someone is sleeping for a minute. Lol you have to put light pressure on the steering wheel every so often… you have to put the turn signal on manually to confirm lane change or to exit the highway.A lot of people tend to relate Tesla too closely to Elon Musk, who hasn't done much good for the public perception of Tesla in my opinion, but doesn't actually have any input into the design or manufacturing of the vehicles. The cars themselves are impressive feats of tech and engineering, although I'll contend that the autonomous driving features are still years away from where they say it is.
I'm interested how many miles you have on yours and what climate you live in? I've always wondered about actual charge cycles vs as advertised.
Yeah the winters are probably the worst part about having a Tesla. You don’t get as many miles on the car. But for us, we don’t drive 200+ miles in a day… so we don’t notice anything. Also depending on what year or model their car is, it could be before the heat pump was a standard thing in them. Which helps during the colder months.I have not gotten a VIN yet, however, I do live in Maine. My friend has one and it for sure suffers in winter but not enough to make me change my mind. There is a part about it that most people just do not know.