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  • Tesla: Worrier's Analysis [View article]
    You are correct - 400 miles at say 20mpg = 20 gallons of fuel - you don't need to worry about where you can fill up, but you do need to worry about the $80-100 dollars you'll need to spend EVERY 400 miles, plus motel and food - We on the other hand can drive 400 miles at no cost and use the fool money to pay for our hotel and food - trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, bummer no chargers past Gallup, so went on line to find two Tesla owners in Albuquerque both of whom offered free charging and info on hotels in the area that provide charging - which gas station that you'll stop at will provide you with a beer, good conversation and free fuel - as surfer said "stay thirsty my friend" -
    Sep 17 03:27 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's $1.3B tax breaks approved by Nevada lawmakers [View news story]
    Eventually a new phrase will be coined and become a part of the lexicon - people will refer to other well planned and executed projects as "Tesla Smart" -
    Sep 12 10:34 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors vs. Toyota: The gloves are off [View news story]
    Does anyone know definitively if the problem with the RAV 4 was a Tesla problem of poorly constructed product parts or an application problem from the Toyota side of the table? - I don't - but the answer makes a huge difference in who said what and why - given the Tesla track record for batteries and drive train and the true lack of significant problems with the Model S - creates more than suspicion that Toyota hiccuped in its application and cancelling the RAV 4 was a way to save face - just my perspective -
    Sep 11 09:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors: Can Market-Makers' Price Expectations Help You Profit In This Stock? [View article]
    biffster -Lets examine your comment as to what is better for a man or a woman - pull into any gas station and fill up - what does the sign say - "breathing gasoline vapors can and do cause cancer" - so for the five minutes you stand there holding the fuel nozzle you are literally killing yourself - my solar panels kill no birds although the birds do occasionally leave deposits on them - NOW, when traveling and I stop to recharge for 20-30 minutes I get out of my car, breathe no toxic fumes and take a 20-30 minute walk - GOOD for my health - as molli pointed out, Tesla is putting their 2% of the retail price of the car to build an infra structure for independent thinkers - yes, independent - it was pointed out to me by a non-Tesla third party that in order to own and drive a Tesla one must be more independent minded due to the mental constraint of "range anxiety" - most folks cannot wrap their minds around not filling up at a convenient gasoline station, herd mentality - Tesla owners are a different breed -
    Sep 11 10:40 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla's Gigafactory Becoming A Gigafarce? [View article]
    I like this perspective more than Mr. Petersens's -
    Sep 9 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Elon Musk Suggests You Short Tesla [View article]
    Elon's comments are like quicksand - some take a look and say, on the surface of it it looks fine, then they step in, get sucked down and wonder why it happened to them - obviously Elon's suggestion is gospel to the shorts, whereas the longs just take it for what it is worth - another conversation based on reality - but certainly not a reason to short -
    Sep 8 11:34 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Elon Musk Suggests You Short Tesla [View article]
    Gees - I own one too, except I have encountered one of the problem you have - Must be that a Terdsla is different animal than A Tesla - or keef is a different kind of owner - or maybe its is the spelling, Chinese or something for Fisker -
    Sep 8 11:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Soaring On Momentum, But Still Risky [View article]
    Not really - you and all the others who buy obsoletely engineered cars that no one will want in 10 years are footing the bill -
    Sep 6 09:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Soaring On Momentum, But Still Risky [View article]
    What amazes me is the fact that most Tesla stock holder outside of the company are older, more mature and generally wiser investors - they are not easily swayed by negative or positive sentiment - most, like myself look at the big picture and could care less what LT and his ilk have to say - this is not a techie stock play -
    Sep 6 08:59 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Soaring On Momentum, But Still Risky [View article]
    876 Teslas in one or two months in Europe - hasn't gotten to the momentum stage where it is seen and people want one - but that is coming - not bad for a car with no advertising budget - can't say that for any other car, BMW or Mercedes for example who pound their brand into your head at least 12 times an hour on virtually every TV channel -
    Sep 6 08:56 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Soaring On Momentum, But Still Risky [View article]
    One hour each way - surrounded by maybe 10 cars - that is a total of twenty cars on which to base a comment of more or less Teslas -
    Sep 6 08:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: China considering gas tax [View news story]
    Report by SA Charles Schultz - that should tell you its not from Tesla !!!
    Aug 29 11:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: A Valuation Model For A High Gross Profit Automaker [View article]
    Hmpffff - "why does Tesla open new stores at breakneck speed" - because contrary to some opinions, the growth is constant and expanding - Costa Mesa just open a new Service Center and is keeping the old one for deliveries only - talking with staff yesterday they are inundated, as is the Centinela Service Center in LA - Musk is, if nothing else a pre-planner - why not be ahead of the curve (need) instead of playing catch up? - each new owner creates a base for growth, because each new and excited owner will tell 10 and so on -
    Aug 27 10:26 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: A Valuation Model For A High Gross Profit Automaker [View article]
    When Tesla stock hits $300, you only need 400 shares to buy the top line model - good luck - it is a wonderful ride, car and stock -
    Aug 27 10:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Under What Assumptions Is Tesla Trading At Fair Value? [View article]
    Value - here is another meaningless post from me - I believe you have driven the car . . . . . . . . can't think of another thing you've posted that I believe - you should realize that the "motor" problem you continually harp on have proven to be mere shims or zip ties - but Tesla (unlike GM and their key problem) pulls the entire unit and replaces it so as to fully investigate and thus IMPROVE their engineering - tires wear out on most high output exotics, if you think Tesla is not also an exotic, tell that to the Ferrari driver I dusted last week (you'll have to take my word for it) - and by changing to Hankook high performance tires I now get twice the mileage at half the price and with the alignment adjusted, even wear (you have my word on it) - XM is available on the car, but alas you have to pay for it while Slacker is provided for free - all the things that didn't work on my car were fixed immediately, including some that I didn't even know needed replacing (like all 20 lug nuts on my 25,000 mile annual) - I understand that you view my posts as meaningless, but unlike yours my are based on real world, day in and day out, experience -
    Aug 26 09:21 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment