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  • Ampster
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    I respect [USER="12264"]SunEagle[/USER] 's suggestion that most of the last few pages are off topic. [USER="54780"]malba2366[/USER] has enough opinions about one vendor, so he can now decide who to choose.
    Last edited by Ampster; 05-06-2019, 03:34 PM.

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  • J.P.M.
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    Originally posted by jflorey2 View Post
    No more so than it makes all Tesla owners "creepy cult followers" who are part of "the P.T. Barnum crowd."
    See the last sentence of my immediate prior post.

    Respectfully,

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  • jflorey2
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    Originally posted by J.P.M. View Post
    Yea, and it's long ago founder and namesake had some pretty intimate ties to national socialism. Guess that makes all Porsche owners nazis huh ?
    No more so than it makes all Tesla owners "creepy cult followers" who are part of "the P.T. Barnum crowd."

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  • J.P.M.
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    Originally posted by funguy11 View Post
    ... for you to dismiss everything he has achieved suggests you are rather biased against him for some reason.
    As are those who idolize him are biased in the other direction. So what ?

    I wouldn't walk across the street to spit on his head if his hair was on fire.

    I think he's a con man that has a lot of people B.S.d. But, people see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear. Opinions vary.

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  • funguy11
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    Originally posted by J.P.M. View Post

    I made a lot of profit off tesla. I'm also about the biggest sane fan of alternate energy and I bet one of the better informed and educated. That doesn't alter my opinion that musk is little more than a conman and IMO, nothing more than a B.S. artist. More than a few of his followers I've met seem to have some of the same creepy characteristics of cult followers.
    Conmen and B.S. artists don't produce anything. Musk is one of the most accomplished people in world. Musk sold his first startup for 30 million dollars to Hewlett Packard and, then, he cofounded PayPal, one of the largest internet payment companies, and sold it to Ebay for a billion dollars. Then he founded a rocket company, which now is years ahead of competitors. Even without Tesla, Musk is incredibly accomplished and for you to dismiss everything he has achieved suggests you are rather biased against him for some reason.
    Last edited by funguy11; 05-06-2019, 12:04 AM.

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  • J.P.M.
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    Originally posted by funguy11 View Post

    Musk is threatening the oil industry and traditional utility companies, hence all the FUD on the internet him and his companies. The rise of the EV is going significantly reduce oil companies and for the first time utility companies are facing competition from customers who can now generate their own electricity. The fossil fuel companies and utility companies are trying to slow down Musk because they are trying to slow down the inevitable cut in revenue. The people with jobs and pensions tied to utility and fossil fuel industry complain the loudest about Musk.
    I made a lot of profit off tesla. I'm also about the biggest sane fan of alternate energy and I bet one of the better informed and educated. That doesn't alter my opinion that musk is little more than a conman and IMO, nothing more than a B.S. artist. More than a few of his followers I've met seem to have some of the same creepy characteristics of cult followers.

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  • SunEagle
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    This is off topic and can be deleted by a Mod if they desire but IMO it looks like some members that adore Elon must have also drunk the cool aid. Just my opinion.

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  • J.P.M.
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    Originally posted by Ampster View Post

    Haha, and you are considering a car produced by the compny that brought us dieselgate?
    Yea, and it's long ago founder and namesake had some pretty intimate ties to national socialism. Guess that makes all Porsche owners nazis huh ? I believe my Jewish dentist who wheels a 911 Targa might take some exception to your logic.

    Krupp produced weapons killed, among others, a lot of Americans. They also produced the first production diesel engines based on Diesel's design. I once owned a car powered by a diesel. Want to hang that on me too ?

    I'm about as guilty or less so for dieselgate as anyone driving a Mitsubishi vehicle is to blame for every bomb dropped from a Japanese Zero on Pearl Harbor.

    Any other matters irrelevant to this thread of how I may spend my assets you care to bring up ?

    BTW, as long as you've dragged this off topic, if/when I do get a Taycan, I'll write a check for it from the account that has the proceeds from buying 1,000 Sh. of Tesla in 2011 @ ~ $23/sh and selling ~ ~ ~158/sh in 2013 and not lose any sleep over it. I think Tesla was a good investment at the time. Not so much any more. I'm only pissed that I chickened out and bailed at 158. It's just business, but maybe a bit ironic that I'd use the profits to buy what might be considered a Tesla killer - don'tca think ?

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  • funguy11
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    Originally posted by Ampster View Post

    Haha, and you are considering a car produced by the compny that brought us dieselgate?
    Musk is threatening the oil industry and traditional utility companies, hence all the FUD on the internet him and his companies. The rise of the EV is going significantly reduce oil companies and for the first time utility companies are facing competition from customers who can now generate their own electricity. The fossil fuel companies and utility companies are trying to slow down Musk because they are trying to slow down the inevitable cut in revenue. The people with jobs and pensions tied to utility and fossil fuel industry complain the loudest about Musk.

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  • Ampster
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    Originally posted by J.P.M. View Post

    Yea. Just like a lot of the rest of the B.S stuff Musk yammers on about. The P.T. Barnum crowd loves it.
    Haha, and you are considering a car produced by the compny that brought us dieselgate?

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  • Ampster
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    Originally posted by discodanman45 View Post
    ..... ....If you have an opportunity to watch what Sandy Munro has to say about Tesla, watch it. No car is engineered better.
    The first time Munroe dissected a Model 3 he wasn't as positive. When he looked at the efficiency of the motor and the "super bottle" that transfers heat he then thought differently. That was some good analysis.
    NB here is a link to the interview on Autoline After Hours
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVnRQRdePp4
    Last edited by Ampster; 05-06-2019, 03:32 PM. Reason: To add link

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  • J.P.M.
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    Originally posted by littleharbor View Post



    They really do look nice from the promo videos I've seen. The whole BS thing about them costing the same as conventional roof just kills me.

    https://www.consumerreports.org/sola...as-solar-roof/
    Yea. Just like a lot of the rest of the B.S stuff Musk yammers on about. The P.T. Barnum crowd loves it.

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  • discodanman45
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    The solar tiles are only for rich people, but they are wanted in California. They are overpriced, but people want them because it is Tesla and in the surrounding Bay area it is the thing to do. I had a friend buy solar and he used Tesla over other companies without getting quotes because it was Tesla.

    Now for if a tile goes bad, Tesla has this worked out. One thing about Elon is that when he develops something he doesn't screw up on the engineering side. The engineering of his cars are second to none, especially in the EV world. Now his marketing, making rash decisions, constant price changes, etc... are quite insane. However there is a reason why the Model S can get 370 miles of range to the Audi eTron's 204 miles of range with both having about a 100 kWh battery. The curb weight of the two vehicles are also not that much different. If you have an opportunity to watch what Sandy Munro has to say about Tesla, watch it. No car is engineered better.

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  • malba2366
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    Originally posted by littleharbor View Post



    They really do look nice from the promo videos I've seen. The whole BS thing about them costing the same as conventional roof just kills me.

    https://www.consumerreports.org/sola...as-solar-roof/
    LOl. Elon is a great spin man. By same cost he means the same cost as a high end tile roof after 30% credit which won't be available by the time they get to market.

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  • littleharbor
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    Originally posted by J.P.M. View Post

    Since the roof tiles are not ready for prime time a couple of years or so after rollout, they may be wondering the same thing.


    They really do look nice from the promo videos I've seen. The whole BS thing about them costing the same as conventional roof just kills me.

    https://www.consumerreports.org/sola...as-solar-roof/

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