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Tesla for first car?

Hello, I am thinking about cars for my first car. Even though i still have 4 years, im looking ahead. I looked every where i could and not finding the looks i wanted [unless i went with a 70's 80's or 90's car] and remembered about tesla. While still not the looks i want, it still looks good and i wouldent refuse one for my first car. But. should i go for a tesla or go with something else? I like the idea of having a eletric car. Saving money on gas and not having to change oil ect, ect. It just sounds appealing to me. [Especially with gas being $4.00 a gallon. Ouch.] Please leave you suggestions down below.

Thank you for reading,


Spell it with just one T. Tesla.

Oops. ill fix that.

Tesla is my first car
Before that for 43 years I had to use crap to go from A to B.

I'd consider looking into a test drive. That would help persuade you with your decision.

Well. In 4 years time, ill schedule one.

By then there should be some great deals on used S's too!

If you're a trust fund kid, it might be a good idea. If you're not and are instead going to be, say, a college student, something like a Yaris may make more economic sense. The 15,000 gallons of gas difference in the price would take you maybe half a million miles in that vehicle.

Well, Honestlly with the toyota recalls i'm wanting to shy away from them.

You need to be 25 to test drive one.

I am considering our next car and we have one first time driver in the family that went on the test drive , I actually think it is a good car to learn from. She felt more control and my biggest fear , the incredible acceleration she was fine with and the braking actually helped her drive better.

The question comes down to economics and the place you are living , but if those aren't issues it is a pretty good car to start with.

Having an $80K car for one's first car is a ridiculous proposition. I really think people should work their way up. My first car was $1K, and I paid for it by working for farmers shoveling chicken $&$%. Mind you, I don't think it needs to be that extreme, but how about starting with a Ford Focus or something a little more reasonable.

To elaborate a little, you probably want to start with a cheaper smaller car for a few years. At least until you are a very confident driver. If I had an $80K car for my first car, I would have been too scared to ever take it out.

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