Mastodon Tesla – Sascha Wübbena

Autopilot is sometimes life-threatening, otherwise often annoying

As I already mentioned, a Tesla Model Y has been on my doorstep since February 2024. That’s “funny” because the news about Tesla has been coming thick and fast ever since. Sales figures are plummeting, the Cybertruck is a disaster from start to finish, mass redundancies have been announced, and Mr. Musk has even fired his entire marketing team. As if his marketing team were in any way to blame for the nosedive. But that’s just by the way. Meanwhile, I completed my first long journey in the new car. To summarize: nice car to travel in, but we still arrived home safely.


Tesla against my will

There can be many reasons for buying a new car. Either it is old, and the repairs are gradually exceeding the value of the vehicle, or an accident puts a spanner in the works. Or the leasing contract expires, and you fancy something new. There are also people (I’ve actually heard this) for whom money is no object. They buy a new car because they’ve just been shopping anyway. In my case, it really was an accident with a lorry on the motorway at the beginning of the year. Fortunately, nothing happened to my wife, although the photos she sent me shortly afterwards almost made my heart stop. But all is well, it was “only” a (huge) fender bender and a big scare.