Catching an Uber to Sai Kung in HK and happened to be picked up in a Tesla X. The driver has had it for 9 months and said he’s had many problems. I asked him whether he’d buy another Tesla and he said no chance. He wants a Mercedes Benz. “Everything is better”.
”handling – there is no confidence”
”autopilot – never use and friend has crashed using it.”
”quality is poor”
”noises in wheel hubs”
”centre panel is good”
”big windows good”
From the back seat the ride is thrashy but with so much torque suspension needs to be relatively firmer to stop squatting.
I get the coolness of this car. Indeed Elon Musk deserves praise for innovation and waking the sleeping auto giants to the luxury end of EVs. Sadly waking these giants that have production nailed means they hold all the aces, not Tesla. Tesla’s full year earnings aren’t far away where we’ll get a picture of whether the dream can stay alive.
As for this driver Tesla hasn’t won long term customer loyalty.