...you really like noise.
...you really like fumes.
...you really like war.
...you love oil dripping on your garage floor.
...could care less about the environment.
...love to overspend at the gas station mini-mart.
Love haggling with auto dealers, pride yourself on your ability to beat them down, and consider paying list price something for chumps.
If you like: oil changes, transmission fluid changes, radiator flushes, spark plug replacement, fuel line cleaner/enhancer, fuel filters, oil filters, transmission filters, adding gas and adding gas and adding gas...
You find it enjoyable to spend money on: Camshaft sensors, oxygen sensors, catalytic converters, mufflers, injection valves, fuel pumps, starter motors, starter solenoids, and more!
If you think driving an electric car is comparable to driving a golf cart.
YOU MIGHT NOT BE A TESLA OWNER IF ... If you entrusted your retirement and investment portfolios to Bernie Madoff!
...you love the throaty roar of a Hemi engine...
and, you are capable of imitating the sound precisely
you who makes Tesla...
would what country it is made in...
you need a dial on the dash FOR HEAD LIGHTS THAT ARE AUTOMATIC!!!!!
Get a thrill from "rolling coal."
Your hand often smells like gasoline.
You don't have $80,000 floating around for a depreciating asset.
... you hired Vince Megna as your lawyer.
...your last name is Toyoda.
The point to this thread is what?
... your credit score is in the 400's.
You think a hybrid makes scene.....
And Brian thinks hybrids make sense...
you are still using mechanical metal car keys...
$2500 brake jobs after 2500 miles.
You like gazing at the voltage gauge, the oil pressure gauge and the temperature gauge every two minutes while driving, and then worry when it moves from its usual position.
You also like the "check engine soon" light that pops up on a Saturday morning.
...you don't do math well, or are simply ignorant.
You go out of your way to find a gas station with cheap prices...
and then end up wasting 10 minutes waiting in the queue
before you can start pumping gas.
BTW, 2 things:
1. I've driven a Prius for years; wife still drives one. We think they're great.
2. I bought an MS85 for the fun of it, and TSLA stock for profit.
If you love hearing at 10PM "The car needs gas".
If you enjoy the fumes in your garage after you start your car.
If you enjoy $100 oil changes and $600 brake jobs.
If you have to add 20 to 30 minutes to your commute in the morning to get gas.
… you experience range anxiety while driving.
Your highest priorities for a car include an abundance of cup holders and coat hooks.
@johncrab, the Aston Martin Rapide that chased me down to ask about my MS volunteered his oil change is $2400.
@mclary Did you forget to flag?
...you worry about your drive-train conking out.
... you like a car that farts.
...you watch Fox News.
^let's be fair... A survey of EV owners showed the divide is nearly 50-50 split between Democrats & Republicans.
But, here's some more:
You might not own a Tesla if...
...it doesn't strike you as odd to regularly have to go out of your way just to spend time standing around refueling your car.
...you complain about not having much gas.
...if you drive out of your way to get lower-ethanol-content gasomaline...
If you have a note sitting around that reads like this:
"Rough Idle Condition: can be caused by one of two things: either a vacuum leak (in the manifold gaskets, or a vacuum plug near the fuel pressure regulator) – or the archaic knock sensor might be picking up noise from the water pump."
You rie rike a rug.
If you don't get upset when you see the price of gas go down.
You have a Hummer hiding in your garage.
I did not type GET a hummer in your garage!
Anthony - isn't it like 4 am in you time zone? Have you not slept since getting your car the other day?
you think a Prius is the ultimate in fuel efficiency, performance or beauty!
No it was around 6:00 AM. I get up then every day. Do E-mail, paper work, etc.
These ^^ are good.
Along those lines...
... If you think you can either get a efficient car that is ugly and wimpy, or a powerful awesome car that is belching pollution, loud and inefficient.
GM promotes this heavily. If you've ever been to the Epcot Test Track, the "design your own car" section shows *this* as an example of an efficient car:
Argh. THIS is GM's idea of an efficient car. IMHO, designed to not be sexy:
Hey now, some people appreciate a motorcycle wrapped in an egg shell. Nothing wrong with theoretical stuff...
Were those thises meant to be pix or links? They're neither at the moment.
@Brian, the first is no good but the second shows at least in my browser (Android).
Here's the link in case the pic isn't displaying in your browser:
You might not be a Tesla owner if:
...you have a closed mind
...you don't like driving
You like the anxiety of stepping outside on a zero degree morning, wondering what will happen if anything when you turn the key.
Or... You own stock in Shell, BP or Toyota.
You might not won a Tesla if your car suffers from Gas.
if you ever stop grinning....
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I suspect your computer's cookies are permitting you access. I don't have them.
...if you say, "It would be cheaper to fly."