car but they won't buy if the door handles don't work, if the power train needs to be completely replaced and overhauled every 60,000 miles, if the roof doesn't fit, if the emergency brake kicks in every 6 seconds, and if the doors won't close, all of which have been common problems with the Model S and the Model X.
Always amazing how these kinds of problems don't seem to count when they appear on BMWs, Fords, Audis, Toyotas, or anything else, but in the case of Tesla they are always the defining deal breaker. Always presented smugly as above. Yet still Tesla remains supply limited with backorders as far as the eye can see and its customer loyalty and satisfaction remains at phenomenal levels. I guess all those tens of thousands of people who can affording simply love wasting their money.
I have heard of cars with ignition switches that cause freeway fatalities, accelerator pedals that get stuck, tires that blow out unexpectedly, massive recalls all the time on stuff both dangerous or merely annoying. Somehow that never seems to be a problem for the efficacy of the companies that cause them.
I remember two years back about all the "Tesla car fires." The lizard-brain gullible market responded with a huge stock value drop and that's when I bought as much as I could. Never regretted it.