Featured Ads to abandon $1,000 Tesla Deposits

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  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    Source: Tesla Model 3: Toyota is the latest automaker buying ads to convert Tesla reservation holders | Electrek

    After BMW and Nissan, Toyota is now the third automaker directly trying to convince Tesla Model 3 reservation holders to drop their pre-orders and buy its vehicles instead. Who can blame them? Tesla created a pool of ~400,000 potential buyers of a ~$35,000 electric vehicle. Automakers now want to tap into that pool.
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    We should write letters to BMW, Nissan, and Toyota offering to give up our '$1,000 Tesla deposit' if they will give us a $2,000, manufacturer discount letter we can use at any dealer.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    From above link: "Now Toyota is the latest automaker buying ads to convert Model 3 reservation holders, and it’s to sell the fuel cell hydrogen Toyota Mirai no less…"
     
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    Good point!

    The Toyota letters should also include a 'home hydrogen charging station.'

    * Livestock not included

    Bob Wilson
     
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    Ah ha! now we no how Toyota got 371 Mirai buyers in the August Dashboard report.

    Woz said he is going with Bolt!
     
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    oh my, hill is going to have a field day with this one.:cool: funny, it makes me want to plunk down a dime on tesla myself.

    strike two for prime.:oops:
     
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    I wonder how many of the target market of the ~400,000 Tesla Model 3 reservation holders have actually seen one of these ads and then purchased one of those vehicles. I guarantee more of them have gone out and directly purchased a Model S/X instead of one of those other vehicles from watching these ads.
     
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    the pics at the top of the article, could either car have been made more ugly? i hope the model 3 loses the blunt nose thingy, i've already given up on toyota.
     
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    Fascinating. I'm holding onto my Tesla reservation, especially since I recently got a card from Elon thanking me for my order. :)
     
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    i smell a sense of desperation, or sense a smell of desperation...
     
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    Did you see all that equipment needed to make hydrogen? Not to mention the truck and the gas needed to transport the crap.
    If they want to make it super efficient, they need to make the hydrogen on site at the farm then transport the hydrogen out of the farm. It would cut down the total transportation cost.
     
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    You mean the Mr. Limpet lips?

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    i'd be fine with aftermarket options. even a solid wedge would look better than that.
     
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    nope, those don't work. too mouth like, i'm trying to get away from toyota styling.
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    How about a decal of the Last Supper or the stars and stripes?
     
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    I'm interested to see reviews on the production Bolt. I couldn't care less about Hydrogen vehicles, so that's a non starter. It's going to take a lot of convincing for me to drop my Model 3 deposit. I'm likely in the first crop of Ontario (Canada) deliveries, so they'd better pucker up and give it their best shot.



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    I don't know why all these manufacturers are spending all these money on advertisement to try to pry buyers away from Model 3 when they don't even offer anything to compete with the Model 3. PHEV is not the same as an EV.
     
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    makes no cents.
     
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    there has been at least one review, maybe i read it here? not sure. they were quite impressed, iirc. the paddle regen braking got high marks.
     
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