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Why did you decide to go with a Toyota electric vehicle over something from Tesla? I know there are many reasons why you shouldn't buy a Tesla but was wondering exactly what negatives about them made you go with Toyota.

To start, build quality.
Tesla's have a lot of build quality issues and fortunately it is one area Toyota excels at!
 

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Well I haven't decided on Toyota/Subaru....yet. First, they have to start production and get the pipeline full. I think this will take them at least another 18 months. By that time, there will be lots more competition to choose from.

It will also take time before we get clear about tax credits, interest rates, incentives, lease deals etc. And to see how Toyota and the other legacy car companies handle selling EVs alongside competing ICE products in the same showroom.
 

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Tesla's long term reliability is still not proven. Yes, the Model S has been around for a while but one model isn't enough to determine reliability of a brand beyond 10 years. Toyota has proven their hybrid vehicles can run at very low cost reliably well beyond this time frame. Toyota takes a conservative approach to ensure their vehicles maintain long term reliability. It seems Tesla pushes out as much as they can and don't share the same approach. If I am going to spend $40,000, it will definitely be on a brand that focuses on longevity rather than sales numbers.
 

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Tesla's build quality is a big one for me. I don't want to worry about parts falling off my car or pieces installed incorrectly or god forbid a software issue. Also, to be quite frank Tesla fans drive me crazy sometimes where they almost worship Tesla like a cult. Yes they have great range but the competition is catching up to them finally on that.

With Toyota I know what I'm getting and that's a car that's going to be well put together and not rushed.
 

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It's the attitude: overhype / underdeliver (Tesla) instead of under promise / overdeliver (Toyota).

Cult of Elon followers are not helping either.
 
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