Tesla Circle-jerking: Stop calling Teslas a “status symbol”

Amazon UltraClout
Jul 10 63 Comments

Who else is sick of all the Tesla circle jerking? A model 3 or even a model s is NOT a status symbol. You’re literally like every other tech corporate drone with one.

I was just talking to some colleagues and they wouldn’t shut up about how amazing Tesla is and how primitive a combustion engine is. Lol, most luxury cars have the same features as a Tesla, and research has proven time and time again that it is NOT cheaper to own or maintain compared to a gas car of similar caliber.

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  • Apple Hansel2
    I’ll be interested to read this research, considering model 3s have been out for less than 2 years. Care to back up your claim OP?
    Just the link to the research, no anecdotal evidence please.
    Jul 10 18
  • Tesla Teasla
    I don’t think most people consider a Tesla as a status symbol especially in the Bay Area given how much people make here and buying a 50k car is nbd. People talk about it so much because they love the car and it’s a transformational product whether you want to accept it or not.

    It’s not like any other luxury car in any way, especially the tech which is what attracts most tech inclined people to buy the car in the first place. Also most people are not “car” people like you proclaim yourself to be but are rather tech people who see a cool car.

    I just think you feel bummed out that you’re not a part of the conversation and have resorted to name calling. Maybe it’s you that needs to step out of the bubble. I don’t know what research you’re talking about but owning an ev is definitely cheaper than owning an equivalent luxury car. I would know cause I own one and have saved atleast $1000 last year.
    Jul 10 6
    • Tesla Teasla
      Agreed. That’s definitely one department where the company is lacking. It’s getting better and will continue to do so.
      Jul 10
    • Amazon UltraClout
      OP
      How will it get better when the company is doing so poorly financially? It could collapse at any moment and with all the executives leaving recently, it’s even more of a concern.
      Jul 11
    • Tesla hijhiinhh
      Yep a company with more than $3 billion in the bank and record sales this quarter could collapse any moment. Definitely makes sense. There has been a continuous outflow and inflow of people and granted recently it’s been higher, but working under Elon is no piece of cake and everyone knows about that when they sign up. Some thrive while others decide to move on.

      Funny though how your argument shifts now from Tesla drivers use their car as a status symbol to the company is doomed. Whatever makes you feel better dude.
      Jul 11
    • Amazon UltraClout
      OP
      Conversation is fluid, maybe you don’t realize that. Tesla is in the negative and has been for a long time. Just throwing “$3 billion in the bank” won’t impress me. They are in massive debt. Look at their financial statements.

      While you may be in tech, I’m a finance guy so no need to argue with me over the financials.
      Jul 11
    • Tesla hijhiinhh
      No one is here to impress you. If you know so much about finance smarty pants then you should also know that automotive is a capital intensive industry and when you grow at the rate Tesla does you will rack up debt. That doesn’t mean the company is doomed. Whatever, don’t have to prove anything to you. Have a good day. Bye.
      Jul 11
  • Amazon
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    ftBP03more
    Just get a Tesla. You don't need Blind's approval. You may need your wife's though.
    Jul 10 1
    • Amazon UltraClout
      OP
      Nah fam, would rather get something nice like an M4 or 911. I don’t believe in monogamy so I’m good there.
      Jul 10
  • Wells Fargo techgeeksf
    Neither is it saving the environment. The impact to environment of producing an electric is enormous. Now Musk does not really like to talk about that does he.
    Jul 10 0
  • Cisco 7ssuucckks
    I hate the guts of a Tesla owner on the road. They drive terrible on the streets. Probably, that's the only place where they can prove a point.
    Jul 10 3
    • Amazon UltraClout
      OP
      I swear only cucks drive one. I like to rev my v8 in front of them to troll. 😂
      Jul 10
    • Cisco 7ssuucckks
      The ones that own are mostly nerds who wanna save every penny and know shit about a car
      Jul 10
    • Lyft / Eng n00b0
      Revving the engine on your car that is probably slower off the line than the cars you're revving your engine at? Sounds like you're trolling yourself to me.
      Jul 10
  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    Model S or X are definitely status symbols as much as an equivalently priced Porsche or a M4.

    Aren’t they also way faster?
    Jul 10 1
    • Amazon UltraClout
      OP
      A Porsche or M4 is way more rare. You see a model S everywhere these Days. Build quality is terrible compared to similarly priced cars as well.

      It’s faster off the line in some models but not for the long stretch.
      Jul 10
  • SAP ksYR03
    Tesla is a ticking time bomb of fraud. Just wait and see the stock collapse to zero. Musk wud do anything to win. And that anything includes literally anything. Fraud is in his dna
    Jul 10 0
  • Facebook public2
    Have literally never heard anyone refer to a tesla as a status symbol. Many owners drive one to commute so they dont drive their real status symbol.
    Jul 10 0
  • Intel Spikiera
    The only thing I care about is cutting you off after the red light turns green, and disappear into the inner street waving goodbye to you. On the high way I just activate autopilot and start reading dumb blind posts like this one and reply to it
    Jul 10 3
    • Cisco 7ssuucckks
      And crash into someone. Goal achieved!
      Jul 10
    • Intel Spikiera
      Someone being you, I would consider that a goal achieved
      Jul 10
    • Cisco 7ssuucckks
      Nah, someone being Tesla owner, that has to be an achievable goal. Or crash into the dividing fence- that probably is way more easier
      Jul 10
  • LinkedIn ex-fb
    Does tesla have better auto pilot /self drive feature than similar luxury cars?
    If you agree, then yes tesla is better.
    Jul 16 1
    • Cisco drogbaaa
      Do other luxury cars have better sound system than Tesla? If you agree, then yes they're better.
      Jul 16
  • Oath Atinlay2
    Because of people like this:

    Check out this post! "Tesla Gear (Misc.)"
    https://us.teamblind.com/s/5Wy0tx6q
    Jul 15 0
  • New / Other
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    Someone got triggered...
    Jul 11 0
  • Wells Fargo techgeeksf
    Wait till the batteries stop charging 😄😄
    Jul 10 0
  • Tableau / Eng
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    ZeroKoollmore
    It is not a status symbol. It's not amazing vs "primitive combustion engines".
    But it has pretty cool tech. I don't think most luxury cars have the same features.
    Jul 10 0
  • Travelzoo deetcode
    Never heard someone brag about having a Tesla in the bay area. Here they are a dime a dozen, except the roadster.
    Jul 10 0
  • Expedia e2t2
    Just anotger car. Takes u from point A to B. Nothing extra ordinary.
    Jul 10 5
    • Cisco 7ssuucckks
      When car X hits you while moving from A to B, the safer car standardized by vehicle rating company Y will help you in admitting to a hospital H near point C and not lie dead on the road. So, no car is just another car.
      Jul 10
    • ADP / Eng CilK47
      A b c d e f g h I j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
      Jul 10
    • Expedia e2t2
      Cisco..in that case buy a tank 😁
      Jul 10
    • Cisco 7ssuucckks
      I wish I could. But, the whole need for that explanation is to tell that a car is not just meant for moving from one point to another unless you don't enjoy the experience of it or don't care for the safety of you/your passengers or monetary aspect that comes with maintaining it
      Jul 10
    • Expedia e2t2
      Sure. Then there are many brands having higher safety score than tesla
      Jul 10
  • Intel Spikiera
    Tesla actually has one of the best sound system lmao. If you gonna pick something at least pick built quality
    Jul 16 3
    • Cisco drogbaaa
      Lmao, drive other cars and you would know b&w or hk are much better.
      Jul 16
    • Intel Spikiera
      Driven bmw m3, Porsche 911, etc in the past
      Jul 16
    • Cisco drogbaaa
      911 might have had burmester which is good but b&w is great in my opinion
      Jul 16
  • Amazon UltraClout
    OP
    As expected, all the Tesla owners are triggered. Thank you for the laugh.
    Jul 15 3
  • Riot Games lime124
    They are nice cars but who cares? I sure don’t.
    Jul 10 0