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The people that buy Teslas and excuse the garbage quality aren't really car people. They're tech bros and Elonstans.
Or they’re using cars as appliances. Which is fine, really. For the overwhelming majority of people, a car is a necessary evil, not a source of joy.
 

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I'd say 75% of the people I see driving Teslas around here are Indian and probably a 60/40 split female/male.
 

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Or they’re using cars as appliances. Which is fine, really. For the overwhelming majority of people, a car is a necessary evil, not a source of joy.

Exactly. My friends with a Model Y bought it despite actively disliking Elon's antics. Wife insisted on an electric car. They test drove everything else they could, but at that point in time, for their preferences, Tesla was just in a whole different league when it came to pricing/incentives, features, and overall experience.

I probably wouldn't have made the same choice, but they are very much appliance people when it comes to cars. Also having not owned cars for the first 10+ years of their adult lives and then using an older lexus borrowed from one of their parents when they first had a kid...they found it hard to step down in interior comforts/driving feel. I know "car people" make fun of the interior (and panel gaps) compared to what you get from luxury brands, but it is certainly a "nicer" experience than what you are getting from a lot of the other cars like the Hyundai Ioniq.
 

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Exactly. My friends with a Model Y bought it despite actively disliking Elon's antics. Wife insisted on an electric car. They test drove everything else they could, but at that point in time, for their preferences, Tesla was just in a whole different league when it came to pricing/incentives, features, and overall experience.

I probably wouldn't have made the same choice, but they are very much appliance people when it comes to cars. Also having not owned cars for the first 10+ years of their adult lives and then using an older lexus borrowed from one of their parents when they first had a kid...they found it hard to step down in interior comforts/driving feel. I know "car people" make fun of the interior (and panel gaps) compared to what you get from luxury brands, but it is certainly a "nicer" experience than what you are getting from a lot of the other cars like the Hyundai Ioniq.
I may be an outlier, but I don’t object to hard plastics in an interior. They have to be employed appropriately, but the obsession with having everything “soft touch” is bewildering to me. It leads to the plastic-coated switchgear which inevitably begins to peel, too.
 
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The new Bronco does look nice, doesn’t it?

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This car went up in flames today a few blocks from my house. No idea what happened, but not much left! Looks like Range Rover rims to me?

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20-21 Range Rover?

I didn’t realize you lived in such a bad neighbourhood. Old cars, torched cars. What happened?
Hey hey could have just been passing through! I'm sure the local Facebook group will have the deets eventually.
 

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Stolen, joyridden and torched? They say that UK insurers won’t even write policies on Range Rovers anymore
 

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Stolen, joyridden and torched? They say that UK insurers won’t even write policies on Range Rovers anymore
Was the middle of the day and not near any major escape routes so seems unlikely. We do get street racers doing donuts around the island at the end of our road a few times a month. APD shows up in like 2 minutes -- they love to bust the Dodge Challenger crowd. The neighborhood was developed in the early 1900s as the first "car-focused" suburb of Atlanta so has enormously, like ridiculously, wide streets.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Ansley Park is a groundbreaking neighborhood near Midtown Atlanta. It was designed in 1904 by Edwin Ansley as a rival to Inman Park and was the first suburban Atlanta neighborhood centered around automobile access. Inspired by Frederick Law Olmstead, it broke free of the traditional grid and embraced curved roads, expansive open areas and direct access to Piedmont Park, Atlanta's main urban green space. Full of lavish mansions, numerous smaller neighborhood parks and a private golf course, Ansley Park is an urban oasis. Even a century later, the neighborhood is still overwhelmingly residential — a time capsule surrounded by the rapid development in Midtown and along the Atlanta BeltLine.

Goes without saying I'm a lavish mansion guy.
 
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