Submitted by vishious911 on January 12, 2019
Mid 2017, a friend of mine couldn't keep waiting for the Model 3, as Tesla was still trying to ramp up the production. So he bought the plugin hybrid A3.
Fast forward, his car's a brick now and doesn't charge at all. He says a recent software update may have completely bricked the system. It's been sitting in service for a while, and Audi said they are out of loaners. So, he's basically Uber-ing on his own dime.
He's now looking to get rid of the Audi, and get the 3 as the wait times are pretty negligible. He asked me if I have any issues with the car. Told him about the occasional screen reboots, and random LTE connectivity issues; which are minor. He says those are nothing compared to a brick car, and that they are pretty manageable. I concurred.
I also remember reading news about how Porsche admitted it's taking them much longer to build an EV than they anticipated. One Audi failure isn't a good sample size by any means, but maybe Elon and Tesla did build a reliable and ground-breaking product!