Originally Posted by pjl35
taken out the Model 3 at its knees
I don't know about that. Even if they're relatively similar cars, I think Tesla (at least in LA) has some weird mystique that makes it more desirable that a similarly priced car from a mainstream manufacturer. People move from the Prius to the Tesla 3. Those are people who are never, IMHO, going to consider a German car, even if the Tesla 3 isn't exactly, er, high quality. People who get Teslas are looking for status and look at a car as a gigantic smartphone (meaning that they'll forgive flaws that would be lethal to another car manufacturer to have the newest thing out there).