Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Serious Build Quality Exposed
There are lots of reason why I do not like Tesla, the company and its founder, hypemeister Elon Musk, but a lot of people applaud Musk and the EV he is attempting to build with major US taxpayer subsidies in a world of cheap gasoline.
Notably, the company spearheaded the EV revolution while reshaping the idea of what the modern driving experience might be like.
Also, Tesla cars feature an suite of advanced sensors and futuristic technologies that no one really needs. And the car performance is strong if that is what you are after, some versions are faster that some Ferraris off of the line, but Tesla is not a Ferrari, and its build quality leaves much to be desired for a “luxury” car.
Admittedly, Tesla has made improvements when it comes to its overall build quality, but it has a long way to go before it can stand up with more established automakers. Musk cuts corners everywhere to try to make unreasonable delivery projections, he loses Key productions executives left and right.
Perhaps the more criticisms of Tesla is that the build quality and fit and finish on Tesla vehicles are not what one would expect for the price, and there is No dealer support.
Despite Tesla’s improvements, a pair of new videos highlight that Tesla’s build quality has lots of room for improvement.
1st up, the following video highlights how one Model S owner experienced a seemingly endless string of problems.
Over the course of just 10 months, he had to take his Tesla in to get serviced 6 times. Suffice it to say, that’s hardly an encouraging sign.
From frustrating and inexplicable rattling sounds to a detached door panel, the list of problems that this one Model S owner experienced is unacceptable even on a used car, let alone on a new luxury sedan.
Though the Model S owner concedes that most of the problems he had to deal with were “minor annoyances,” Tesla may not be afforded the same benefit of the doubt once consumers start getting their hands on the Model 3, if they ever do.
2nd, we see what happens to a Tesla’s perforated seats after just 75,000 miles.
Some comments on an accompanying Reddit thread include comments from Tesla owners who have experienced similar issues.
Tesla no longer uses perforated seats on its vehicular lineup, and it cannot find a manufactures to make its complicated seats, so now it is trying to make them at “home.” Good luck with that, they cannot even make the car right.
Overall, we do not like the Company, the EV or founding Management.
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