You are unbelievably partisan. Do you own Tesla shares? Everything you write is shaped to be pro Tesla, and against non Tesla. You remind me of YouTube videos from the Teslarati. I believe they are trying to pump the share price.
The first review I read concluded with “I’d buy one”. Other reviews are very positive.
https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-revie ... hatchback/
As for your remark that it doesn’t look like the kind of car that will sell to the typical VW owner profile, reports suggest early ones have software glitches, no doubt this was to make it feel like a VW. I once couldn’t turn my VW Polo’s engine off. Taking the key out didn’t do it! I couldn’t turn the radio off either. So I was stuck outside the Ercol showroom, making a racket, unable to go inside.
BTW Tesla have had three recalls in China in the last six months alone, the latest is for touchscreen failures. For ages Tesla had quality control issues. A recent recall was for potentially faulty and unsafe suspension.
It’ll be interesting to see if once Tesla manufacturing has been in place a few years, if the Chinese make life hard for them, to favour Chinese companies who use the same supply chain.
Yes, I own Tesla equity often trade them, although recently I have been buy and hold and the shares have been good to me, which I have stated very many times on this board. With every bulletin board every reader should assume that the poster has some interest in the equity.
Yes, I have read all the reviews about the ID3 and for now I have no idea if the sales figures are correct and it is selling well, or if it is not selling and the sales figures are VW to VW. Do you know? I have zero faith in reviews knowing from personal experience how unreliable and biassed they are.
My comments on what VW owners want is from knowing many of them. Their usual line of car chatter is too say how reliable VW are, then make excuses for the odd problem and are over the moon if the car doesn't have problems. Personally I prefer to buy old cars that have depreciated to scrap value and keep them running, something the VW drivers I have met would never do. Several of the VW owners were disgusted by dieselgate but have now managed to forget about this corporate thieving from them.
All car makers have recalls.
VW along with many other auto makers also have plants in China so if the Chinese state turns nasty it will hurt all the automakers and although some will argue that China is a capitalist country now, there is lots of evidence that they are currently a brutal political state and that could lead to all manner of troubles going forward, or the US and Europe may continue to turn a blind eye to the murderous activities of the communist part , although potentially having a lot of Chinese people emigrate here from Hong Kong may change views:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13939633/ ... rce=pushly
I agree with most of that. VW have average reliability, and the supposed reputation for reliability is a mirage created by advertising. However modern cars are are very reliable, so even a middle ranking car is good. I buy new cars, and keep them long term, as I needed reliability when I was working. I bought VW because reliable Japanese brands just didn’t have what I wanted. VW are good at designing a nice package.
I suspect battery car makers are more vulnerable in China as it is the future.