Storytime! Apollo/P100D has been awesome, but not quite perfect...
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I bought this car from one of the largest car manufacturer of India named as "Maruti Suzuki" and it's been nearly 4 months the car has gone about 7 times to the service centre in which 3 times was just for the clutch barring issue. They had to replace the whole part twice to get it fixed. Although, I really not expected such a horrible experience from such esteemed car company, but it was a nightmare.
That's a critical issue I would not keep a car if it did at the third time due to the fact it's a driving thing it's not a luxury thing if it dies Midway through a left turn you could be in for a head-on impact
Old Italian sports cars were legendary for having terrible electronics. And they had years of experience beforehand making cars. Tesla is new but it seems like a lot of their problems comes down to shoddy workmanship such as chrome not lining up etc. People expect it cause it's new but it's not the worse story that's out there
This is really crazy...Giving all that money to Tesla and you get funky alignment and other issues...I pay money to be treated VIP. BMW and Mercedes and all those guys hire engineers to work on sound of the door closing to be as pleasant as possible for the money of their customers...being in Tesla I feel like being in a bad relationship...you just keep fooling yourself...
The answer to the question would vary on the manufacturer. As you have said tesla is an infant to service maintemamce and i guess that is a risk to accept vs your desire to own one. For other "old" manufacturers i guess i would take that risk of owning one. It alao boils down to what is im the contract and the local laws or car ownership regulations which applire to it.
Seems like cars, whether they be all-electric, hybrid or good old ICE-powered have issues or break down and end up needing repairs. No car company ever has or ever will build a perfect car. They have flaws...just like the humans who design them. My Nissan Altima is notorious for having issues with its transmission but so far mine has lasted almost 160k miles of hard driving (knocks on wood). Getting a good and reliable car comes down to luck more than anything. Just keep on top of maintenance and fluid changes (ESPECIALLY fluid changes) and your car will usually treat you right. Also, go with Japanese or German if you're looking for reliability. Unfortunately, it seems like newer cars aren't built to last like they used to be. Oh, well.
Sorrymate , I will only buy a Tesla after 5 to 8 years.but until than all of the other manufactures will have elctric cars...so I will not buy one just cose it has way to many problems. It' like every 2nd owner has a problem.
No! that's why I don't own a Ferrari. Better to lease or rent for a weekend of fun. Telsa owners and Fan boys lifes seem to be wrapped around this car, they defend it like a new girlfriend. Here's a secret she'll break your heart.
Really want to get Tesla but upon research and talking to Tesla owners I have decided to give this company 4 years to fix their shit . I mean I understand that they are “new” company but if I am dropping 100K plus those issues need to be fixed . Also the Tesla owner that I’ve talked to his Tesla leaks when it’s raining outside... dripping basically on your head .. I need Tesla to be Minnesota ready !
Buying a 5 year old used one will be the most costly mistake you'll make. Because after 5 years, the battery pack has about 2-3 years of life left. Expect to pay between $25,000 - $35,000 for a new battery pack.
it depends on whether or not you should expect it with your dream car.
If your dream car is a modern vehicle, absolutely not. There is no excuse for a modern vehicle (post original NSX) to be unreliable (when it has low miles, obviously as mileage increases you get wear & tear, but you should still expect the first 100,000 miles to be problem free).
On the other hand if your dream is to buy a 1970s italian supercar or a jaguar E-type, something along those lines then it does go with the territory of owning a classic car.
There's not one uniform standard of reliability to which cars have to adhere. But a modern mass produced vehicle with low mileage especially when made by a company that has made claims about its improved reliability due to its simpler drive train shouldn't break down. It shouldn't have any kind of issue like that without owner abuse, and it should have maybe half the problem rate of a tesla.
Dream car not worth it if it's unreliable. I went through that with my 2006 Audi. Loved it when it was working, but over six years of ownership, it was in the shop a total of three months. My service records were a mini novel and my service techs and advisor knew me by first name; not good. Hope the Tesla issues are resolved.
great design and power. Awful/non-existent quality control at Tesla. It's a shame.
No, it's not worth it to own a car that's consistently unreliable esp. if you use it as your daily and esp. at this price range. Things like non-functioning power-steering, leaky trunk, interior panels falling off and so on are simply unacceptable in all modern cars. Purchasing a car is a major purchase for most regular people so such issues are not something one needs to tolerate.
It's simply not worth it , the same steering shutdown happened with my Ford Fiesta multiple times and the engineers at ford could never figure out the cause . I ended up selling the car for peace of mind !
For me, I would never trash it, I would just try to get it fixed, or in my case as all my old cars are out of warranty fix it myself. Interestingly Tesla does not share knowledge at least not officially about fixing their stuff after they are out of warranty for some reason this could be challenging when these cars hit the used market in bigger numbers. Interesting videos about how to fix teslas or salvage parts from damaged teslas can be found on carguru's youtube channel.
Tesla's problem is that there too focused on being Technically innovative and not focused on being a good car company. For instance the overly complication on the door mechanisms that require power to operate. Instead of just having a simple a reliable door latch they have an electric unit that has a mechanical back up. So they have two latching systems when only one is needed? And the door latch consumes power? Power you need to operate the critical systems of the vehicle.
Tesla has started to sell the car in Taiwan about a Year ago, they have sold around 300 cars during a year, which is good, but they are losing the trust of the public now, the owners are making a group that more than 200 people to defend and speak for their right, coz they all have had lots of issues with the “New Car”, some owners complained that the model X broken down completely after 3 days delivery, the steering wheel locked up when they are driving with the family and kids, which is incredibly dangerous, the doors panel detached, charging issue, motor died etc...ok, these are not the Minor issues like alignment of the doors, balala, this’s the issue that absolutely against what Tesla so proud of ! SAFETY. Very disappointed tbh. And btw, Tesla costs more than 5-7 millions Taiwan dollars which Is more than 200,000 USD crazy price here, but the quality is not what the customer suppose to get.
We almost got this but the reliability was questionable. Good thing we didn’t get one. I would be really pissed to have a brand new car with all that problem. Especially driving with my family and put their lives in danger.
I have a one year old P90D. I would not trade it, my Porsche 911 turbo is sitting in my garage, I have no desire to drive it since I got the Tesla. It is unfortunate having to deal with defects; for owners as well as for manufacturers. I design electronics for satellites. It is very difficult to design and manufacture flawless products especially in short time. For commercial products, cost is an extreme constraint. I am very curious of what Tesla ultimately finds as root cause.
In my opinion, nothing, not even your dream car is worth your piece of mind. If your car is having issues every so often, then you won't have a lot of confidence in the car and it ends up becoming more stress then it's worth. Every time you go out in your car, you're unsure if it's going to fuck up on you or cause you to get into a accident, it's just not worth it.
if the problem is one that puts me at major risk of an accident - hell no that's not okay. working fine most of the time with a "small chance" of getting me killed every couple thousand miles that's worth giving it a pass. driving is already pretty dangerous, i wouldnt want to add any more risk to that equation. plus good luck telling someone after an accident that "the steering suddenly just stopped working and i lost control." man nobody would believe me
If it is still under warranty then its all good. But, the thing is, Tesla is a brand new company car with new technology. You should have waited for few more models from that company before purchasing it. All these problems will stressed you out eventually.
Anything electric always fails eventually PERIOD if you think a tesla is going to last you ten years yeah right i have my Infiniti G35 coupe for 10 years and it still run great but lol electricals stop working after 5 years
I know this is an old video, not sure if your still having these problems but I've worked for other car manufacturers like BMW and Audi and Mercedes Benz and even Acura and Subaru. All of them have issues with new vehicles too. It's not just Tesla though. Any new car you buy is susceptible to problems though. It hasent been out long enough for them to find all the issues.
Personally I don't have a lot of money so if the car is having issues and I can't afford to fix it I have no choice but to replace it. If it money is not an issue and the car is brand new I would have them replace it after the second time there was the same issue. And if I'm in your situation I would definitely replace it immediately because of the safety of myself and other drivers. It's not as simple issue that just is cosmetic you have an issue with your vehicle that can cause someone to lose their life including your own.
2001 Honda Integra Type R. No ESC, no Traction Control, nothing fancy. Only ever produced with a manual gearbox, some european market variants even came with no radio. 185000km's (115000miles because everyone is from stateside), steering is stiff, there are rattles everywhere due to age and wear and honestly it's a pile of shit to some. However, it's reliable, and even after 2 trackday beatings, chinese takeout deliveries where the b18c is revved out to fuel cut because i drive like a dick and good delivery times are important, the thing still beats on and nothing major has happened thus far (with the exception of a failed distributor and o2 sensor). I appreciate Tesla and Elon Musk for bringing tomorrow's cars to us today, but really, you gotta remember that driving and working on cars are a passion for some. Autonomous driving is great, but like how long until we become the people aboard the space ship in Walle? Just my 2c