I like the sleeper aspect of it. I've had lots of internal debate about a custom license plate or even just an EV plate... But decided in the end against either.
I like the sleeper aspect if it's a special trim, but it's also about the clutter. Some cars have like 4 different badges on the trunk, just looks sloppy.De-badging most cars seems a little silly to me since most people know exactly what it is from 100 yards even without the badges. De-badging a P2 at lease has some value since the car flummoxes most people even with the badges on.
When I was young and stupid -- like high school stupid -- I thought it would be cool to have a vanity plate. But now there are SO many reasons to run under the radar in the crazy world we live in.I like the sleeper aspect of it. I've had lots of internal debate about a custom license plate or even just an EV plate... But decided in the end against either.
Thanks for offering up your ride for this!This car looks familiar...
So, I didn't tell him much before he tested it, pointed out a few things here and there, but largely left it for him to figure out. He mentioned a familiarity with Volvo, so it did seem like he came into it pretty cold, assuming it would be a lot like the Polestar 1. He did see the window sticker, so he should've noticed, and noted that it had the Performance Pack. Also, this was filmed back in early February, so old software obviously. After watching it, there are a few interesting... quirks:
He asked me why I opted for it vs the Model 3, and I told him pretty plainly that while Tesla makes good EVs, I wanted a good car. Interesting thing is he really liked the car, and preferred it over the Model 3 when I spoke to him.
- I told him the Polestar stickers were removed, guess he forgot. Also funny he saw the Polestar in the taillights, but not in the headlights and didn't mention it on the brakes.
- Weird he didn't mention the AVAS sound, he backed it out of the garage, you can hear it clearly inside the car.
- Not particularly surprised he didn't mention the fact the car qualifies for the US tax credit vs Teslas, but considering how much he harped on the price difference, he should have.
I might reach out just to touch base now that the video is up, but I don't think I'll correct anything since he probably won't go back and change it.Thanks for offering up your ride for this!
Worth pinging him to note the things he forgot and point out that the $7500 federal incentive brings the price points much closer?
Same. I get it, and this review is almost 2 months old, but sometimes it's worth looking at the car on its own merits. I'm well and truly over people putting them into the range/charging/0-60 box along side Teslas.So bored of reviews that lazily compare this car to a Model 3. Just review the car, then compare if you must. Let the car stand on its own
Couldn't agree more. It's like EVs aren't really cars yet, they are just Tesla offshoots.Same. I get it, and this review is almost 2 months old, but sometimes it's worth looking at the car on its own merits. I'm well and truly over people putting them into the range/charging/0-60 box along side Teslas.
Yup. They've done a good job of setting the bar in a way that favors them, despite all the ways they fall apart when compared to other cars (foreshadowing!).Tesla is really good at defining those metrics on their own terms and also riding the libertarian narrative of "AMeRicAn ENtrEpReneUr did It AGaIn"