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Comment: Re:Bob's smokin' crack (Score 1) 267

by smack.addict (#48022621) Attached to: Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

Cadillac has a luxury version of the Volt that sells for approximately the same price as the Tesla. No one buys it.

The fact is, comparing Tesla sales to Volt sales is idiotic. They aren't remotely similar cars and they aren't remotely competitive.

The Tesla Model S is outselling every single brand in its class. Porsche Panamera sales in California have fallen to non-existent.

I'd bet damn near no one shopping for a car in that price range who drives a Tesla would buy anything else. It's that good.

Comment: Re:Odd (Score 5, Interesting) 335

by smack.addict (#46328625) Attached to: Why Nissan Is Talking To Tesla Model S Owners

I can't fathom why anyone who can afford a Tesla Model S would buy something else.

Yes, it's electric. But it's also the best damn car on earth.

The only thing Nissan could do to make me consider a Leaf is make it a clone of the Tesla. I don't think they are going to achieve it at the Leaf's price point.

The Leaf's chief issue for its target market is range. And, as another posted, the Nissan dealers are Nissan's worst enemy in selling them.

Comment: Odd (Score 4, Insightful) 335

by smack.addict (#46328333) Attached to: Why Nissan Is Talking To Tesla Model S Owners

I don't see the Tesla as competing with the Leaf. The Leaf basically competes with the Volt. It's biggest problem is range. The Leaf suits only a narrow market who either has a very short commute or a relatively short commute with charging at their destination.

There's nothing wrong with that, but it does mean there's necessarily a small audience for it.

Comment: OP doesn't understand the 4th Amendment (Score 1) 871

by smack.addict (#45061955) Attached to: Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

You can't be coerced into providing witness testimony. You don't have to speak to the cops even if you are just a witness UNLESS the state offers you immunity. If you are offered immunity, then you can be coerced. But I doubt that's what the OP was talking about. If it is, then his diatribe makes even less sense that it tries to make.

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist

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