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20 Reasons Not To Buy Tesla Cars

Vukasin Herbez December 5, 2018

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3. Resale Value

With any regular car, you know its resale value and the dealer trades you for a newer model. But that is not true with Tesla. Tesla models are still too new and advanced to predict how much they will be worth on the used car market. This is a problem, not only for current owners of Tesla cars but also for people who want to buy them second hand.

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Originally, Tesla made plans to recycle their cars for new ones. However, this is not possible since the batteries aren’t recyclable. Also, to recycle all those cars they would need an enormous and expensive infrastructure.

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2. Impossible to Repair Yourself

Even though they don’t design modern cars for the backyard mechanic, there are things most people can do to make a car run if they get stranded by the side of the road.

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However, even if you are the most skilled mechanic on the planet, if your Tesla breaks down, all you can do is call a tow truck and helplessly look on while they tow it away on a flatbed truck.

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1. Self-Driving Scandals

One of the most talked-about features of the Model S and Model X is the self-driving mode. In the last few years, lots of manufacturers have introduced autonomous driving models in their cars. However, Tesla is famous for being one of the first. But most manufacturers have had problems since these new systems are imperfect. Self-driving can provide a false sense of safety.

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And Tesla cars had been particularly problematic. In fact, there are reports of numerous crashes with fatal outcomes due to self-driving mode failing to work properly. These are the 20 reasons why you shouldn’t buy Tesla cars. Do you still want to get one? If so, make sure you do your homework first. You want to make sure you have a way to charge it, as well as a repair shop to fix it should it break down. Hopefully, Tesla will perfect their cars over time so there will be fewer problems with them.

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