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    I did see a YouTube from a reviewer of vehicles about a yr ago, still relevant today. It did a review on a Tesla and the biggest criticism is that due to Tesla never being built by a car manufacturer they could designed and built a car that could of been done better and more cost effective. Car manufacturers have so much knowledge in how to build and I think if Elon hooked up with a manufacturer at the beginning there'd be a lot more and cheaper Tesla's around. Which would make more profit.
    You do have to wonder if Tesla build n not look at the bottom line so much. Hedging there bet to when people really make a change. But as that will probably be the younger gen it will be interesting to see if Tesla survive. I like what Elon does, he's always pushing the boundaries which is a good thing. However the cyber truck is very very polarizing and I'm just not sure we are ready to head in that direction yet. Good vehicle but it is a bit rediculous.

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    Holden being that Ozzie image didn't count for much in the end. Responsibility lays purely at the top for Holden commo failing. What were they thinking, really what! And the only true spec is gm wanted it dead.
    Now 888 will race commo for 2 more yrs in sc and could this be the time Holden officially die when we reach end of 2 yrs? Just rip the bandaid off already easier to cause pain now then have it slowly die

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    Elon is an innovator and disrupter at heart. I do not believe his vision for Tesla is as a mass automotive manufacture. Sure, making cars, etc is one component of what they do but the vision is not to have a Tesla in the driveway of every person in the world or to have a Tesla battery in every home for that matter.

    His vision is to challenge and breakthrough traditional belief's on how things are like transportation, and energy are meant to be and to demonstrate at scale what is actually possible.

    He knows the market and large scale manufactures will respond if he is successful. At that point, he would have already moved on to a new challenge facing humanity. Criticize him if you will, but the world needs people like him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WASP View Post
    Elon is an innovator and disrupter at heart. I do not believe his vision for Tesla is as a mass automotive manufacture. Sure, making cars, etc is one component of what they do but the vision is not to have a Tesla in the driveway of every person in the world or to have a Tesla battery in every home for that matter.

    His vision is to challenge and breakthrough traditional belief's on how things are like transportation, and energy are meant to be and to demonstrate at scale what is actually possible.

    He knows the market and large scale manufactures will respond if he is successful. At that point, he would have already moved on to a new challenge facing humanity. Criticize him if you will, but the world needs people like him.
    Oh i agree, Elon broke new ground with Tesla, he is a disrupter as you put it, non conventional, eccentric.

    Not from the mould you'd see a corporate OEM CEO.
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    Have no probs with Elon, I like what he's done and look forward to what he'll bring. We keep doing the same shit we'll keep getting same outcomes. Sometimes you just need a monkey with a wrench

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    My Falcon family heritage: XY V8 Falcon 500, XYGT, XBGT, XC 351 GS, XD 4.1 Spack, EF wagon, AU Wagon, AU2 Wagon, AU2 XR8, BA XR8, BF XR8, FG XR6, Lucky last: Sprint 8. Oh wait, AU3 XLS Marlin Ute!

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    As with all naming conventions any controversy will pass.

    People have to accept that Fords decision to extend the mustang brand from a name to a genuine brand that will have a product portfolio.

    You can’t deny the obvious. Mach is a term synonymous with mustang. Dropping mustang from Mach E to me is just denying the obvious. Do it or don’t, don’t go half way. Ford need praise for not taking the easy route to appease the few that would all things being equal still have us with leaf springs
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    Totally agree and I feel Ford got it right.
    If I had one I'd probably refer to it as a mach e and wouldn't have to ad Stang as the galloping mustang badges speaks for it self. Immediately recognizable and anyone who hangs shit on it would see it differently after a ride n maybe a drive if I let them in the drivers seat.

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    It makes sense for Ford to do it because it broadens the Mustang brand and more importantly it gets people talking about the Mach-E. Besides, most people are just going to call it the Mach-E anyways, Mustang Mach-E is too long of a name. What I find interesting is that Mach-E customers in the States seem to be split on liking the name or not, I thought for sure more of them would be upset.

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