Skip to comments.Tesla critic of “Change My Mind” fame reverses stance, buys a Model S
Posted on 09/02/2020 5:49:43 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk are no strangers to critics, and in the past, YouTube personality Steven Crowder of the Change My Mind series fame has counted himself among them. However, a search for the best Autopilot functionality to help his wifes recent health issues led the conservative comedian to reconsider the merits of the all-electric carmakers products.
Its not even close Its pretty damn cool. It is so fun to drive, he expressed matter-of-factly on Tuesdays Louder with Crowder episode. That wasnt the case back when I had a friend who had a Prius [The Tesla] is more fun than any car Ive ever driven, and the Autopilot is incredible. It does make sense to get for my wife.
After test driving a Tesla, Crowder said he bought one immediately.
Where Musks company paid back its $465 million loan nearly ten years early (and with interest), the big three (GM, Chrysler, and Ford) received $80 billion bailouts in 2008, of which billions have not been returned.
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I like electric cars. Like libtards I think its inevitable that they’ll replace the ICE. But I’ll get one because its a cool piece of tech and the economic benefits not for some save the planet nonsense. And a cool one not a sissy Prius or anything like that.
I have to say that the Tesla S is one of the most fun rides in the history of automobiles. It has incredible performance (wicked even), is silky smooth, an adjustable suspension that really works, and it is very quiet. The autopilot still scares me though.
I was a skeptic and in hindsight it is much like the scorn towards Glock pistols (tupperware - I ain’t gonna have a plastic gun) whey they were first “a thing”. It will outperform almost every car you have driven.
Youtube pays well for some
Actually, he’s been demonetized for quite a long time.
The autopilot still scares me though.
I still don’t trust it, in the sense that I still keep my hands on the wheel and my feet near the brake pedal, but I’ve read that that is a function of age. Younger drivers trust the tech more than geezers like me.
There is an outfit that simulates Tesla’s Autopilot system for cars with adaptive cruise control/lane assist and I’ve seen YouTubes where it seems to work pretty well. It involves mounting a supplied cell phone that taps into the car’s existing systems and uses the external camera to watch the road and the screen camera to monitor youtake your eyes off of the road and it sends a warning and then starts braking if you don’t respond.
Kids born today may never learn to drive.
I’m not sure electric cars will replace oil burners due to quickness of “refueling.” However, they are an interesting vehicle. Electric motors definitely have their strong points.
For me, however, they aren’t practical for my lifestyle at this level of technology.
Umm idiot reporter
FORD DID NOT RECEIVE ANY BAILOUT MONEY
I wouldnt want to drive a Tesla across West Texas in the summer. Our Lexus RX 350 can be fueled anywhere in a manner of minutes.
FORD DID NOT RECEIVE ANY BAILOUT MONEY
Thank you for pointing that out. Ford was not Government Motors.
Only a DumbGrunt would publish this article.
As long as they are being made to go FAST now and without charging too often...I might consider it.
But my Challenger only has 22k miles on it and my BIL and I worked on it a few saturdays in a row to make it look NICE and run better...so..down the line a bit.
have a good one FRiend
Tesla has had a lot of naysayers and cheerleaders. I fall somewhere in the middle. I test drove the model S 4 years ago. It was too expensive for me but one could see the potential for Tesla to improve. The only question was how quickly they could. Well they have improved and now have a lot of momentum behind them. 3 big models soon to be released. That weird looking truck. The sports car and the big semi. As bizarre as that truck looks I would say it has the potential to revolutionize the business.
“Only a DumbGrunt would publish this article.”
I can not help it, I become possessed and am forced to post such articles.
It keeps the blood pumping fast in the heavy iron guys, delights the Muskmen, and I get an occasional chuckle.
Steven Crowder used to be a Freeper:
Electric cars are hot garbage. Tons of rare toxic minerals sourced from china. The battery plants look like hiroshima after the bomb dropped. Teslas are extremely dangerous because almost everything has to be done by looking away from the road to their giant touch screen. Electricity isn’t magic.
It is probably the least applicable name on freerepublic. I have read many of your threads and posts and you are far from. But if it makes you happy :-)
From what I've read, it is, indeed, "incredible". It takes you to more places, on more roads, than any other. It also kills you more often.
It's relatively easy to make an autopilot with lot's of features. It's much more difficult to take you everywhere safely. Simple things for a human to see (like always distinguishing between a white sky and a white semi-trailer on the road ahead) are quite difficult to anticipate in advance. Especially when there are millions of such decisions made by humans every minute on the roads today. In a whole lot of these decisions, a mistake can be fatal.
For instance, whenever I see a deer crossing the road ahead of me, which happens regularly, I will slow down considerably, since occasionally there is another deer following it. Essentially, I slow down for an unseen hazard. If I'm travelling on a country road and see another car on a cross road that will reach the crossing at the same time as I, I'll slow down, even if the other driver has a stop sign. Does a Tesla do all of this? There are thousands of decisions made while driving such as this. A Tesla autopilot is not for MY wife.
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