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  • Tesla Motors revs higher after charting path for 2016  [View news story]
    I don't own one yet (sooner than later I hope), but got a chance at an up close and personal look - great car with knock your socks off features - The falcon wing door issues don't bother me, just got done watching "The Martian" and what I learned is that sending a rocket into space with or without people is a monumental achievement - that said, Tesla will work out the door operation even if they have to borrow an engineer from Space X next door - and Solar City will continue to crank - remember the mission, get us of the ugly, black, nasty stuff - baby steps -
    Feb 11, 2016. 10:23 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Hedge Holds Up As Stock Tumbles  [View article]
    Sell - you are so right, you have said nothing that any ordinary person would not say, you have not questioned what any ordinary person would not question - comments which infer you are a fanboy, and worshiper of Musk certainly fall into the category of personal criticism - IMHO
    Feb 9, 2016. 07:27 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Hedge Holds Up As Stock Tumbles  [View article]
    Dave - Every response you have made to Sell has been a red herring, i.e., nothing to do with the questions, just simple avoidance or redirection- so I will ask Sell's question again - please provide any information on your background that qualifies you to make disparaging comments that are rife with libel about Musk as an engineer, or Musk as an entrepreneur, or Musk as a CEO, or even Musk as a family man - please provide all us lackies with a modicum of information on your self ordained qualifications - thanks in advance -
    Feb 9, 2016. 07:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Gigafactory: What Did The Joker Say To The Thief?  [View article]
    Lets get this straight - per Montana and other commenters we should outsource anything/everything to China or elsewhere were the folks get paid $1.50 per hour so that we can buy cheaper crap here in the US - and we should shun if not punish any company with audacity to try and create good paying jobs here in the US, by creating superior products and services - I am surprised that the author is writing poetry on a Montana mountaintop and not while sitting on the Great Wall - Since the 1970's America's workforce has been punished by the "shareholder"/corporate mentality of wringing the most cents out of products, while handcuffing the American workforce who has not seen an increase in wages (adjusted) since Reagan - And yes, American's can buy cheaper good from China and will until China owns the US -
    Feb 5, 2016. 11:56 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Stock Misunderstood: It's Undervalued  [View article]
    Excellent article !!! - Thanks Randy - Your opinion expresses my thoughts exactly as to why I bought my Model S -
    Feb 3, 2016. 10:17 AM | 29 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: You Gotta Believe  [View article]
    My personal interest would be a Tesla truck along the lines of the F-150, tows 5000lbs and moves along without fossils pushing it - much bigger market than a coupe or convertible - IMHO
    Feb 2, 2016. 02:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FTC event features Tesla Motors, Elio Motors, and Uber  [View news story]
    fiwiki - China seems to have a higher degree of commitment to stopping pollution than you do! or than the manufacturers and dealerships do!
    Jan 28, 2016. 10:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Grandfathering Proposal May Only Be A Short-Term Reprieve For SolarCity  [View article]
    I live in California, I have solar - I provide about 5000Kwh to the SCE utility per year for which I get paid $0.04 ($200) per year, which the utility charges my neighbors, those without solar $0.38+, so they charge almost $2000 for the Kwh's I provide, and make $1800 in the process without one extra dime of investment - that $150 per month contribution from me and my solar - I think that is enough and eminently fair - My next step is to store my extra energy and get rid of the grid -
    Jan 27, 2016. 10:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FTC event features Tesla Motors, Elio Motors, and Uber  [View news story]
    One bad experience does not a bad company make - try this one with my son-in-law - He took his Chevy WORKTRUCK in to the dealer because the motor blew up - they need to install a new motor at the cost of over $14,000 - 7 weeks and he is still waiting - now that is good service if ever I have seen it -
    Jan 20, 2016. 11:36 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FTC event features Tesla Motors, Elio Motors, and Uber  [View news story]
    Value - your post makes little sense, because the complainer says he has a new car and then talks about uneven tire wear - explain how that is possible - now let me recount my experiences -

    First 12,500 mile service - got a E-300 class Mercedes loaner, disappointing, but better than the Kia other dealers usually offer - they had to replace my windshield wiper blades - the rear flip up seats wouldn't latch correctly, problem persisted, Tesla later sent a Ranger to my home and replaced the whole seat assembly -

    2nd 25,000 mile service - this time I got an Audi loaner, boo hoo -
    yep, the tires wore just like they do on most sports cars, especially with the Conti's/21's - I get 11,000 - 15,000 miles per set - but alas, my friend with the exact same car with Michelin's/19's is still on his first set - replaced the windshield wipers and the carpets for an updated set -

    3rd service, this one at 42,000 miles - I asked service to CHECK the following because I wasn't sure if there was a problem at all -

    1) - Squeaky brake pedal - Tesla replaced the entire booster system
    2) - Thunk @ right rear suspension ONLY when entering my driveway - Tesla replaced BOTH suspension towers in the rear, so they would be the same generation -
    3) - small almost imperceptible whine 0-30 - Tesla replaced the entire drive train -
    4) - my wife is short, the newer version of the wider visors would be nice - DONE -
    5) - they replaced my windshield wiper blades -

    ALL of this was done with only a request to check these items - they gave me a brand new S85D loaner knowing I would put 1200 miles on it in the next 5 days - THIS is my experience and I have 5 personal friends with the same kinds of service experience - My friend with the Michelin/19's now at 32,000 miles and still on his first set of tires -

    So I bought some 19" rims, and new OEM Goodyear Eagles RS and voile', I am now at near 50,000 with no visible signs of wear, imagine that - does the car stick as well with these tires?, not quit as I can break them loose from a stand still -

    Yes, there may be "some" unhappy folks, but the same applies to Mercedes owners (my friend traded her Lexus LS 400 for a Mercedes and after a year of mostly shop time got rid of it and went back to a Lexus), Porsche, Audi, Lexus, VW and on and on -

    You should spend your time compiling all the complaints about Tesla's, it won't take much, but perhaps it will keep you from spreading your personal brand of FUD -
    Jan 20, 2016. 11:22 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FTC event features Tesla Motors, Elio Motors, and Uber  [View news story]
    My grandson works for a Chevy Dealership - they teach him to lie, decieve, manipulate and all sorts of other shenanigan's - some people walk in (nice folks) and get pounded as he puts while others sometimes stick it to the dealership - when I tell him to be honest, treat all folks the same he says he'd lose his job, and he is the number two salesman in the company - The Tesla experience treats everyone the same, all pay the same price, no one gets pounded, no one sticks it to Tesla -
    Statements made upstream about Tesla breakdowns and lack of service are patently false lies, I am an owner of a Model S and know many other Tesla owners, all to a man/woman who would agree with me - My personal service experience has been nothing short of spectacular, I don't have one complaint - Have they replaced major items in my car, yes, but they do so willingly and without being harassed, no begging, pleading or threatening necessary - Tesla builds a great car and backs it up with superb service - Any of the above bearish commenters, who disagree with my statement and actually own a Model S need to identify themselves as such - otherwise they are blowin wind, with the intention of misleading readers -
    Jan 19, 2016. 08:05 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SolarCity Inevitable Downward Spiral Has Begun  [View article]
    I can only say that I do not look at SCTY from an investment standpoint but rather from a sustainable energy perspective - I installed solar on my home, grid tied with the idea that I would be able to expand my use - I did this by adding onto my home (a casita) and buying a Model S Tesla, which would absorb all my utility production - In the meantime, I went all LED and other energy saving option and my production still outpaces my use - within the next one to two years my system will pay for itself - yes, I got subsidies and I am thrilled, because the oil companies get trillions in subsidies world wide - my subsidies produce a cleaner environment while oil subsidies provide more toxic fumes for us to breath and process - My hope is for all the Solar Companies out there to prosper - my next step will be to buy and install several power walls and get of the grid entirely - then I will not be giving my energy to the utility for "nothing" and they cannot charge me - When Westinghouse told Nickolai Tesla that he couldn't pay him the royalties he promised, that was the beginning of the utility monopoly, and when he shut down wireless energy transmission, that solidified it - if things are so bad for the utilities, why not nationalize them and make the solar/grid system consumer friendly instead of adversarial - Dave, you obviously haven't seen nor been in a "turkey" winged Model X - they don't exist, the "Falcon" winged Model X on the other hand does and it soars baby! - One only needs to read the reports from those who have them -
    Jan 16, 2016. 12:26 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: The Empty Threat Of The Chevy Bolt  [View article]
    I have seen it in the Bolt in the flesh but have not driven it - not impressed - but that makes me like most bears who comment incessantly about the Model S, X and !!!, who have never driven one, so I guess my not being impressed is okay!
    Jan 12, 2016. 02:56 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevy Bolt Won't Compete With Tesla Model S  [View article]
    Yes, you could buy two Bolts, your still limited to 90 miles of range, unless of course you tow one behind the other, which will reduce the range of each - the charging infrastructure is the key element, i.e., even IF the competition decides to built EV's capable of faster charging and larger batteries, it will take a concerted effort of car makers, EV chargepoints, dealer chargepoints, gas station chargepoints, etc, BEFORE it comes anywhere near viability - now try to get ALL those different interests together and you have what is commonly known as a cluster ____, and the user will have to pay to play - Tesla on the other hand doesn't bother itself with other interests, they deal with the issue in house - could others do so? - maybe -
    Jan 12, 2016. 11:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Model 3 Mess: The Aftermath  [View article]
    Finally, a bear who recognizes the truth, although obscurely - The i3 and the Bolt are "econoboxes" and that is something the Model!!! surely will not be (see Anton's mock up)- The Tesla Model S is not a common luxury car - Its design looks most like the Maserati or Aston Martin - set a new Jag next to it and it is hard to see a difference - iconic design - the Model X is not a common luxury SUV with its exciting one of a kind appearance and features that no other ICE/anyone comes even close to - Model S (now 5th year of production) Model X (1st year of production) and in 2016 we'll see the release of the Model !!!, not the Farady Future kind of release of not much design, with no running gear - The Model !!! will release its much anticipated appearance design and the Tesla bulls know the platform architecture already exists - as to the assertion that by 2020 most car makers will have similar EV's, that may be true, they will be called compliance cars and as such no competition to the Tesla line -
    Jan 12, 2016. 10:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment