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Thursday, May 16, 2024

At the start of the year, after Hertz announced it was selling off its fleet of Teslas " backtracking on a plan to buy up 100,000 of the electric vehicles " the news sounded good for Bijay Pandey, a 34-year-old self-employed data worker in Irving, Texas. "I have another vehicle, and I was trying to add one for my wife because gas prices were too high," he said. When he found out that it came with a $4,000 tax credit " even better. "That's what attracted me," he added. So, the day after Valentine's Day, he bought a red 2022 Long Range Model 3 with 70,000 miles on it. It ended up costing just about $25,000, not a bad deal for a car that can sell for about $47,000 new.


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But almost immediately, there were problems. After getting a temporary title, he found the car wasn't reading voltage correctly. Soon, a body shop found a quarter-size hole in the undercarriage he hadn't seen before, which led to revelations of deeper issues inside. "The high-voltage battery pack is damaged and could cause extreme safety concerns," a Tesla technician texted him. Because the hole was "exterior damage," it wasn't covered by the warranty, which meant a $13,078.58 repair bill.


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Apartheid Elmo has a fleet of lemons for sale.

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2024-05-16 09:24 AM | Reply

Elian Mush got his free money for producing them.

Hertz got their free money for buying them.

I hope none of you slobs dares to ask for anything. There isn't anything left.

It all went to "the job creators."


#2 | Posted by tres_flechas at 2024-05-17 04:14 PM | Reply

... for "buying" them.



#3 | Posted by tres_flechas at 2024-05-17 04:15 PM | Reply

Hybrids are clearly the way to go.

In their zest to force electric on everyone, progressives pushed too far when hybrids are clearly the way to go.

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2024-05-18 08:42 PM | Reply

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