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  • blunderbuss
    $TSLA faces another setback : The touch-screen just had a "meltdown" during a test drive. http://read.bi/YXvIdx
    2/27/13
    Reply (25)
    • Perkins Cove: That is my conundrum. I like to root for "progress", but do not have a watch (sundial), cellphone (land line), and I like my GMC worktruck.
      2/27/13
    • Perkins Cove: I'm stuck in the past....and really don't mind......grin
      2/27/13
    • blunderbuss: I'm a would-be short on Tesla, but it would be sad if they had their first recall so soon after launching the Model S.
      2/27/13
    • Perkins Cove: But I do like The Musk Man's stocks....and ideas.
      2/27/13
    • Perkins Cove: I think some people like to knock the kid whenever they can. Jealousy?
      2/27/13
    • Perkins Cove: Not you personaly blunderbuss. Thanks for the link!
      2/27/13
    • Perkins Cove: BTW, the same thing happened in Mrs Perkins Jeep Liberty. And she had to use a screwdriver to unlock the transmissiion. I kid you not!
      2/27/13
    • wigit5: We also had a minor setback with our Model S, windshield cracked on the first long range test drive... the trip was successful but now we
      2/27/13
    • wigit5: have to wait for tesla to send out a tech and new windshield
      2/27/13
    • Perkins Cove: "We"? Owner or testing facility? (I hate cracked windshields)
      2/27/13
    • wigit5: family owned, and yea cracked windshields aren't fun... family took delivery of the model S a few days after christmas
      2/27/13
    • Perkins Cove: widgt5, Please keep this 'ol truck guy informed here on SA on your experience. The future is amazing to me....as an observer. And trader.
      2/27/13
    • wigit5: The car is amazing so far, but as I've said elsewhere I'm holding off on a personal purchase till some milestones are reached both in tech
      2/27/13
    • wigit5: and the companies reliability... I would hate to own one if the company doesn't survive lol maintenance nightmare.
      2/27/13
    • Perkins Cove: I would be interested in longevity. I buy new, and hold my vehicles to the crusher. (many thousands of miles, one to the moon....and BACK)
      2/27/13
    • wigit5: Yeah I feel the same way the only way to get value out of the car is to keep it till it costs you more to own then a new car would.
      2/27/13
    • Perkins Cove: Exactly! Then a few miles more out of loyalty.....but not too many......grin
      2/27/13
    • Ben Boehme: The stereo in my Porsche Cayenne went out once and needed repair. I guess it must have had a meltdown too.
      3/1/13
    • blunderbuss: To Ben Boehme -- how much of your car's functions are controlled by your Porsche's stereo?
      3/3/13
    • Tesla4Ever: The car functions and drives just fine - without the touchscreen working. It's an inconvenience, but does not affect the drivability at all
      3/5/13
    • wigit5: Update to the cracked windshield: The Tesla representative said they have had multiple reports of cracks in the windshield and they are
      3/5/13
    • wigit5: looking into it to see if there is a structural problem with the windshields... it was just your customer service rep who is setting up the
      3/5/13
    • wigit5: repair appointment so take it with a grain of salt.
      3/5/13
    • Ben Boehme: To blunderbuss - The car's driveability was unaffected. Therefore it was only an inconvienence. Similar to the stereo example I was using.
      3/14/13
    • blunderbuss: I'll take your word for it, Mr. Boheme.
      3/15/13