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      11-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Wouldn't stop me from buying one. They've sold 30,000 of this model, 3 caught fire. Big deal. Ferraris catch fire much much more frequently.
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      11-08-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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Wouldn't stop me from buying one. They've sold 30,000 of this model, 3 caught fire. Big deal. Ferraris catch fire much much more frequently.
u still bought m5
and i am not saying it should stop u, its just funny how ppl make a big deal around it just because its electrical car

i am sure i8 and i3 will be crashed/caught on fire sooner or later as well
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u still bought m5
and i am not saying it should stop u, its just funny how ppl make a big deal around it just because its electrical car

i am sure i8 and i3 will be crashed/caught on fire sooner or later as well
I bought an M5 because I do long distance driving, live in a high rise that doesn't support car charging, and I like a performance car.

However when I procure my parents' next car, it will certainly be a Tesla (they currently have a Lexus LS460). They have already test driven it and its their favorite car. It's also my favorite non BMW M, AMG or Porsche Turbo product. In other words, if you're looking for a high end luxury car which isn't a top echelon performance variant, the Tesla is the best there is right now in my opinion.

MSTMNG - have you driven the Tesla Model S?
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I bought an M5 because I do long distance driving, live in a high rise that doesn't support car charging, and I like a performance car.

However when I procure my parents' next car, it will certainly be a Tesla (they currently have a Lexus LS460). They have already test driven it and its their favorite car. It's also my favorite non BMW M, AMG or Porsche Turbo product. In other words, if you're looking for a high end luxury car which isn't a top echelon performance variant, the Tesla is the best there is right now in my opinion.

MSTMNG - have you driven the Tesla Model S?
unfortunately not
but i definitely will with first possible opportunity
they should be hitting UK in spring '14, so pretty soon

though cant see myself driving car with no exhaust

m5 and i8 should be a good stable
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I bought an M5 because I do long distance driving, live in a high rise that doesn't support car charging, and I like a performance car.

However when I procure my parents' next car, it will certainly be a Tesla (they currently have a Lexus LS460). They have already test driven it and its their favorite car. It's also my favorite non BMW M, AMG or Porsche Turbo product. In other words, if you're looking for a high end luxury car which isn't a top echelon performance variant, the Tesla is the best there is right now in my opinion.

MSTMNG - have you driven the Tesla Model S?
unfortunately not
but i definitely will with first possible opportunity
they should be hitting UK in spring '14, so pretty soon

though cant see myself driving car with no exhaust

m5 and i8 should be a good stable
I hear you!

I was a bit disappointed with i8 though. I feel it should be faster than the Tesla P85+ in 0-60 and also I think they should have made it without a petrol engine. For $135k base I want more.

Also even as a hybrid, the i8 is weak. If they had used an M4 engine instead of a three cylinder turbo, then the combined petrol/electric output would have been around 580hp which combined with AWD (since electric motor powers front wheels and petrol powers rears) would have made for one hell of an exciting sports coupe. I would probably have bought one.

Can't wait till the next Carbon Fiber Hybrid M6. That will be a killer product!
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I want statistics on how many ICE vehicles caught fire last year
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I hear you!

I was a bit disappointed with i8 though. I feel it should be faster than the Tesla P85+ in 0-60 and also I think they should have made it without a petrol engine.

Can't wait till the next Carbon Fiber Hybrid M6. That will be a killer product!
agree with every single word man !

i just like the look of i8 out of all electric cars, but range is not that great either...

yh, lets hope for next gen of M
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WTF does every electric car have to have ugly blue accents... makes them look like the faux high end electronics at sharper image...

Tesla at least eschews this (unlike BMWs i3/i8), but they could do something really awesome looking with the front instead of that fake intake grill.
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These cars are not going to be cheap here in the UK, they are talking mid80's in pound notes now thats expensive.
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