odysseus2000 wrote:BobbyD wrote:odysseus2000 wrote:
I beg to differ about the calliper usage.
There is no way anyone with any skill would damage paint work with a plastic calliper.
Car paintwork is tough, has to be to stand upto hail, dust etc.
This paintwork didn't even stand up to leaving the factory gates and getting delivered. If I were pursuing Tesla to make good on a botched paintjob'/delivery the very last thing I would do is put a video of myself making contact between the paint and anything Telsa might subsequently be able to claim I had made or exacerbated the damage to the paintwork with, particularly if the video were to end up with 730k million views...
The reviewer probably wants Tesla to argue with him, it would be good for views.
Of the faults shown, Orange peel is likely contamination, the scratches: Either it was out of the oven too soon before the paint hardened, or was scratched during delivery and the dust spot was indeed likely dust
Nonetheless automotive paint with a clear coat is extremely hard and durable.
I don't think the poster is short of views, he's just exceeded 2 million. His videos I've looked at aren't at all bad. Including his test drive of his new Tesla. Fairly grounded in my view.
We are beginning to see more indications now on Tesla Q4 sales. Europe isn't looking too good. Norway appears seriously down despite a deal with Avis who are likely to provide loan cars for Tesla customers who have problems with their existing cars. And China is going to be a problem market in the current situation. One question being asked now is why buy a ridiculously expensive Tesla when you can buy a cheaper model 3? Will the expensive model sales be cannabalised?
If I had a billion dollars I might invest a few thousand in Tesla stock but not the lot.
(That caution may explain why I haven't got a billion dollars )
As usual, the post below has to be read with a sceptical eye.
Tesla: These Numbers Aren't Good
VIN registrations have basically flatlined.
European sales continue to struggle.
China factory timeline? What about other plans?
https://seekingalpha.com/article/423204 ... ood?page=2