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posted by King Minos in Money / Career

Tesla: "Car is shutting down!"?

February 11, 2013

But the Model S had other ideas. “Car is shutting down,” the computer informed me. I was able to coast down an exit ramp in Branford, Conn., before the car made good on its threat.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/automobiles/stalled-on-the-ev-highway....

In a weird sort of way it reminds me of my experience with "American" cars designed to get higher mileage; they temporarily became popular in the 1970s and 1980s as a domestically built solution to imported, fuel-efficient Japanese models.

Then consumers realized the high MPG U.S. built cars were ... crap!

Doesn't take much "burning" to go crazy for well-built, reliable vehicles ...!

In cars, like in life, sometimes all you have is a first impression ...

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