Who Lost Your Business?

So, some ICE manufacturer probably lost business because you bought a Tesla--who was it? I am curious to see if any trend emerge. In my case, I was thinking about another Infiniti (had 175,000 trouble-free miles with my M45) or an Audi.



BMW 750Li

Did Euro delivery of BMW 535xi, also have/had an X3. Looked hard at the new ones from BMW, Lexus, MB (not interested in Audi after my last experience). Just picked up my new MS85 this afternoon. No turning back. A superior vehicle.

Lexus LS460


All of them

Audi A6

Fiat... (500e)
hey ! don't laugh, I would have got one if they would have sold one in my area.

Lexus ES hybrid

LOL I was just going to get the Mitsubishi MiEV, but my wife convinced me to get the Tesla! Don't think they are still making them anymore...

Audi S5

An all Audi family for 26 years in Boston and Houston - 9 cars. When we turned in the Allroad 2 weeks ago, my Audi sales person here in Houston said we were his 3rd defector (that he knew of).

Nissan / Infiniti : 3 Z's and the M35x.

Audi A6

BMW 640/650. Still keeping my BMW service advisor for the 2 BMWs remaining in the family. Keeping them for the kids to commute to school.

Audi A7

BMW 535xi

Buick Century (1984 Olympic edition! all 70 hp of it :) Nissan Maxima, BMW 320i, BMW 330i, BMW 335xi... and finally, BMW 550, the last of my personal ICE age

I was intent on replacing my 9-year-old car with one of the following (these were all on my comparison spreadsheet) before I decided to "go for it" and get the MS:
- MB AMG C63
- Cadillac CTS-V
- BMW M5
- BMW 335ix (w/ M package)
- Audi S7

Land Rover Range Rover

2014 S550 (I just sold my 2010 yesterday)

BMW 3, Toyota hybrids... Adios!

Range Rover supercharged

2014 Mercedes e350. Adios!

Porsche Panamera 4

2011 BMW 550XI. Thought about a new M5 but then realized it uses this old "ICE" technology. Close call, dodged a bullet there!

BMW 3 series diesel sports wagon (was waiting for it to become available in the US this fall)
Sounds silly - but the TMS has about the same cargo space, also has a rear hatch / folding seats (that was very important) - and of course is even cheaper to drive per mile :-)

Porsche Panamera

Yeah, I briefly considered the Panamera, too, until I realized I'd have to get a 4S to get one quicker than my current car, and it'd still be a half-second slower than the MS. Not even in the same ballpark.

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