My rant on Tesla drivers. | Ford Escort Owners Association (FEOA)

My rant on Tesla drivers.

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  1. focus2000

    focus2000 FEOA Member

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    First I want to say I like the vision of Tesla, however from what I have seen 90% of the drivers are total douches. I was filling up my escort with gas the other day and saw a corolla driving up a hill and A tesla drove into the freeway onramp just so he could pass him on the right to get in from of him to cut him off. The corolla was going normal speed and not doing anything wrong.
    I also can't count the number of times i'll be in my escort doing 5 over the speed limit yet the Tesla is not just content to pass, they make sure to floor it well past 100 to make sure I can see how cool and awesome they think they are. so I started thinking they can only last so long at max speed before the battery or electric motor overheats and they have to slow down so technically a 25 year old escort with a 1.9 and a 5 speed at WOT would be able to outlast a Tesla, it would be a classic tortoise and the hair race.

    TLDR I wish Tesla drivers would stop driving like jackass's and compromising everyone's safety on the road. I wont even go into the long list of autopilot accidents these piles have caused.
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    Im not sure I would even know a Tesla if I saw one. For the most part I dislike any display of self-indulgence on public highways; as it often involves making it more dangerous for others. Im also not in favor of "autopilot features" on a car. Nor do I like so-called "driverless" vehicles.
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    I love the concept of driveless vehicles, but I fear having them on the road at the same time as human driven vehicles.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    As forBMW drivers, I can agree. But most all of those people are only operators of the car, plus making payments. I feel much better driving a car where I have had the transmission apart, and the engine too.

    My niece married a nice guy who owned a BMW 3xx, and used it as his daily driver. He had no interest in my Escorts. On one visit to their place I could tell the BMW was sitting, with weeds growing under. Asked him why he wasnt using it. He said it because it was making a noise he didnt understand. As soon as he started it and warmed it up, I could hear a loudish hollow clonking. I went to the internet and did a google search on "BMW VANOS noise". After he read a few pages, he asked me if I could possibly fix it. I had to tell him no; I only like working on cars of mine or direct relatives.
    He sold the BMW on craiglist; didnt want to discuss what he sold it for.
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    I saw one for the first time a couple of days ago.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Im hoping to see one being towed behind a wrecker.
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    We are subsidizing Tesla owners with free charging stations, among other things. Plus they don't have to pay road tax on the electricity that they use.

    Years ago propane was a popular fuel for taxis and some others in my area. But the propane did not have road tax on it. After the tax was put on it, propane powered vehicles pretty much disappeared.
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    While Teslas dont have to pay road tax on their "fuel", in vA a set of tags costs about $75 if the vehicle burns gas. But if its a plugin car like a Tesla, there is an extra $60 a year for the tags. That is to keep bringing in some funds for keeping up the VA highway system.
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    Conditions favorable, I'll actually do similar. But not for those reasons. I try not to pass up people going five to ten faster than they are. Not only is it rude but what if they want or need to change lanes? So, I slow down, and once past them, conditions still favorable (not dropping a gear) I'll ramp it on up back to fun (but safe) speed. Hell I did the same thing in my 'scort. If they're two lanes over (as opposed to the next) then I'll maintain speed.

    People represent pretty much all modern makes and models when engaging in ill-mannered or wreck-less behavior. While decent handling is generally required, (no jerks on icy roadways for example,) one doesn't need a super powerful engine, a high price tag or sleek modern styling to behave like a jerk.

    Personally haven't noticed any particularly "loud" or boorish behavior here from owners of Tesla or BMW. The BMW owners are pretty much all ranges but the Tesla owners I've seen appear to be upper middle aged and older; and they probably ain't letting their teenage son drive it. (regardless of its built-in parental monitoring and control features)

    If they want to go zero to the speed limit quickly from a stop light, as long as they're paying attention and not endangering, can't say I care. It's fun. Many times had fun with my 88hp 'scort. Just because theirs is over four times the price with loads of cool tech, doesn't make it any different.
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    It seems the subsidies to oil companies consist of taxing them at a slightly lower than normal rate, and allowing them to write off more expenses than some think reasonable.

    So it is up to the reader to decide if these are "subsidies" of the caliber given to alternate forms of fuel and electricity, or not.
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    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    Here in NJ, everyone drives like an asshole. Luxury brands are a higher percentage of such, however. "I'm more important than you."

    Teslas are dime-a-dozen; I've noticed that they are either driven conservatively (I assume to save battery power) or like complete jerks, there is almost no in-between.
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    'scorts are a dime a dozen. Per website, starting $35k for the cheapest model line isn't chomp change for the average Joe. Like some of the Fords, maybe they're selling well under MSRP? Depending on your residence, there might be some tax and loan incentives left but there's also home infrastructure that has to be purchased and installed. They say the batteries should last around a decade but is a battery that spends a significant portion of that time with only 50% or less of its original new capacity really worth driving on? Not sure how the battery replacement works; maybe 50% of the cells can be swapped between that time?
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    :devilish:'s Advocate: Seems like a self-important person driving an expensive vehicle wouldn't want to mess up their paint job, running into the likes of you! :D
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    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    When I said dime-a-dozen I meant that figuratively, meaning they are everywhere in my area. Obviously they aren't cheap, that goes without saying. If I'm using the expression incorrectly in your opinion, I apologize.
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    Just horse'n around. Strictly tongue-out-of-cheek :p. No apology necessary.

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