If you are a Tesla owner, you probably have a list as long as your arm when it comes to pointing out all those special things you love about your Tesla vehicle and perhaps a few little nuisances about owning one too. But we'll narrow the list down and look at the most common pros and cons listed by Tesla owners.
1. The EV Design
Both inside and out, Tesla automobiles are stunning and minimalistic. Teslas, according to Elon Musk, are "computers on a wheel." Tesla is the only manufacturing vehicle on the market with a basic design. Tesla automobiles have a glass roof and a slew of other impressive features.
Tesla Model X
2. No Dealers Involved
Tesla accepts orders and sells automobiles directly to customers through its website. They don't have a storefront. As a result, there is no need to go to a dealer. We're all aware of how dealers have a bad reputation for a variety of reasons.
And you don't need to travel anywhere when you buy a Tesla. You can place your order and submit all essential papers online from the comfort of your own home. Tesla would send your automobile to your desired location within a few weeks after the paperwork and finance are completed.
3. The Supercharger Network
Thousands of fast-charging stations have been strategically installed across the world by Tesla. If you're looking for an electric vehicle, a Tesla is a great option. Because only a Tesla is capable of making a cross-country road trip without difficulty.
Other charging networks exist as well, such as Electrify America. Tesla has the advantage of being able to use both the Supercharger network and Electrify America. However, you will not be able to use the supercharger network if you purchase another electric vehicle.
4. Top Car Performance and Unique Features
A Tesla vehicle's performance is unrivalled by any other vehicle. Even a test drive in a Tesla, according to Tesla owners, will make you hate gas automobiles for the rest of your life. Gas cars would appear to be uninteresting. Furthermore, no other gas car can match Tesla's quick acceleration and performance. Tesla automobiles have a fantastic range as well. There is currently no other electric vehicle on the market with the comparable range and efficiency.
Tesla has features that aren't found in any other vehicle. One in particular is Sentry Mode. It adds extra security to Tesla vehicles by continuously monitoring the surroundings around them while they're left unattended. It works like a high-end home alarm system, alerting you to prospective intruders and notifying you on your mobile phone.
5. Tesla Mobile App
To lock or unlock your vehicle, you don't need a car key. Tesla's owners can operate their Tesla vehicles via a mobile app. Keyless driving, scheduling a service, operating programmed devices to open as you approach, and much more are all available through the Tesla app, which you can use both in the car and remotely.
1. The Purchase Price
The primary disadvantage of Tesla vehicles is their cost. It's not cheap. Elon Musk recognizes this, which is why he vowed to unveil a $25,000 Tesla car in three years. The cheapest Tesla is the $38,000 Standard Range Plus Model 3 with a range of 250 miles (402 km). Other Model's pricing ranges from $100,000 to $200,000. Colors, wheels, premium interiors, and autopilot software are not included in these rates. But there's always the option to buy a preowned Tesla!
2. Costly Repairs
Accidents are something we don't want to happen, but they do. It is sometimes totally the responsibility of the other driver. Even if your Tesla is just slightly damaged in an accident, the repair costs will be significant. A small ding, for example, would cost roughly $7,000. If your Model S is sideswiped, the price may be as high as $50,000. While insurance will cover all repair costs, that comes with its own hefty price, which brings us to the next Tesla drawback.
3. Expensive Insurance
Insurance rates are determined by a variety of criteria, including the vehicle's make, model, and price, whether it was purchased or leased, financed or paid in cash, as well as your age, driving history, location, country, and insurance provider. Nonetheless, the make, model, and price of the vehicle are the most important factors in determining insurance prices.
Tesla automobiles have much higher insurance premiums due to their high pricing and high repair costs. Before making your final purchase, we recommend that you get an estimate from several insurance companies.
4. Times for Repairs
Not only is the cost of Tesla body damage repair significant, but the time it takes to fix a Tesla is also exorbitant. There have been multiple accounts of owners waiting up to three months, and in some unusual situations, six months. This is because Tesla only allows certain body shops to work on its cars in order to keep the guarantee, and Tesla only sells body parts for their cars.
So, following an accident, you must locate a Tesla certified body shop, which will then order components from Tesla, which Tesla will ship to the body shop, and the repair process will begin. Furthermore, if you live outside of the United States or Europe and are involved in an accident, the time it takes to repair your vehicle may be significantly longer.
5. Service Issues at Service Centers
Tesla owners frequently express their dissatisfaction with their service experience to Elon Musk on Twitter. The issue stems from the fact that there are only so many Service Centers. Tesla sells hundreds of thousands of vehicles each quarter, but the number of service centres does not grow as quickly.
And, depending on your location, Tesla may or may not provide you with a loaner vehicle while your Tesla is in the service centre. Furthermore, if you live in a country without a service centre, things become even more problematic.
The good news here is that Tesla is expanding their service centers to alleviate the bottlenecks and improve the service offered to their customers.