Tesla Model Y - maY replace mY beloved Clarity...

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by V8Power, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. V8Power

    V8Power Active Member


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  2. The Gadgeteer

    The Gadgeteer Active Member

    it’s Tesla. Don’t hold you breath on those dates or those no longer eligible for the rebate prices.

    Tesla disrupted the automobile industry for the better by making electric cars cool, practical, fast, and desirable. All from an upstart in the automobile industry. We are all interested what Tesla will produce a few years from now. However, in the meantime enjoy your Clarity. It is a great car. A few years from now you can reassess your options.
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  3. ukon

    ukon Member

    We thought of a miniwan. We will see when time comes close.

    7 seater, 300 mile range is a very sweet spot especially for folks in California. Most road trips are covered.
  4. RickSE

    RickSE Active Member

    I think the post real should be entitled “may replace my five year old beloved Clarity for a model y”. :)
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  5. Wdave

    Wdave Member

    Ehh let me wait until we have leases for these cars. As much as I love the idea of owning a Tesla I don't want to get stuck with one with terrible batteries and have to deal with their service centers
  6. Heino

    Heino Active Member

    I will definitely look at Tesla again in the future... I wanted the quirks to be worked out on the Model 3 before buying one. Model Y looks to be an even more practical choice.
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  7. DaleL

    DaleL Active Member

    Tesla Model Y is vaporware. Tesla has constantly over promised and under delivered. The first Model Y, if on schedule in 2020, will cost $50,000 and have a ZERO Federal tax credit. It is never fair to compare that which exists (Clarity) with that which does not (Model Y). Where exactly is that much promised $35k Model 3? (The latest promised future price is $36.2k.)

    Imagine what a future Clarity might be like; a 240 hp drive motor, 26 kwh battery (73 mile EV range), flat floor trunk, etc., all for $37k minus $7.5k tax credit. It would/will be a faster, better Clarity and probably 1/2 the final price of the mythical Model Y.
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  8. Gearhead

    Gearhead Member

    A PHEV Honda CRV would replace my Clarity, not this overpriced fashion accessory.
  9. 4sallypat

    4sallypat Active Member

    @DaleL is correct - look at the ill gotten model 3 that has never materialized into a $35K car as originally promised.
    With the build quality issues of the mass production level model 3, the Y model will suffer the same issues.

    I for one will wait for Honda to make an AWD Pilot PHEV....
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  10. megreyhair

    megreyhair Active Member

    @4sallypat Honda already have a AWD pilot PHEV being road tested in Detroit. It should be coming out SOON!
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  11. vin seeram

    vin seeram Member

    The model 3 was the loosing finalist when I bought the Clarity. I test drove it and it is an awesome car. No offence, I didn't get the feeling that it is an "overpriced fashion accessory". With the additional $3750 tax rebate, the Clarity was cheaper and for my daily 15 mile commute it was sufficient.
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  12. Ken7

    Ken7 Active Member

    Had it not been for my wife and her fear of having two totally electric cars, I would have bought a Model 3 instead of the Clarity. The Clarity is a great car, but having owned a Model S for the last 1 1/2 years, the Clarity is not a Tesla.
  13. ab13

    ab13 Active Member

    This is more is a hatchback version than an SUV. Hatches are always more expensive than the sedan models. Compared to 3 row SUV it has far less cargo space, it is more comparable to smaller 2 row designs.
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  14. fotomoto

    fotomoto Active Member

    I think the Y is what the Model 3 should have been. I seriously considered the $35k 3 when if finally came out but it didn't meet several important criteria and quite happily bought a Clarity.

    When (if ever) the Y gets to 300miles/$35-40k nicely appointed with full EAP and the new V3 superfast chargers are abundant here in Texas, I'll buy. That's a lot of stars to align so I'm not holding my breath but I'll keep watching and waiting.....
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  15. Olimpia

    Olimpia Member

    It's an interesting car and I appreciate what Tesla is doing but call me back when Toyota or Honda have an electric compact SUV. In the meantime (next few years) my Clarity will (hopefully) get the job done.
  16. RickSE

    RickSE Active Member

    I would agree that the clarity is not a Model S. The clarity isn’t a Mercedes, Porsche or BMW either. The Mosel S starts at $76k. After incentives, rebates and tax credits by Clarity Touring cost 1/3 of that amount. The Model S is a gorgeous car - I just don’t want to pay for it personally.
  17. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Meh, the Model Y is bland and is going to face heavy competition from other automakers when it MAY be finally available to ordinary mortals late in '21. I'm watching Audi, BMW, Honda, and others much more closely for a decent AWD SUV PHEV or EV. (And, the Model Y, anyone in that squished 3rd row better be tiny!)
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  18. qtpie

    qtpie Active Member

    After 2019, no federal incentives for Tesla. These Y models will be delivered in 2020, so let's go your breath now... There will be 0 rebate for these.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
  19. jdonalds

    jdonalds Well-Known Member

    I agree MOST road trips are covered, but not for us.

    Our daily trips are between 50 and 70 miles per day which we can easily cover with charging at home, with the Clarity, more than once per day. Beyond that many of our longer trips hit the 300 mile range where we'd be forced to stop and charge somewhere. I think there is a high percentage of people who can benefit from a pure EV, but in our case the PHEV is the best answer.
  20. Gearhead

    Gearhead Member

    Be aware if you check pricing on the Tesla website they 'help' you by automatically (and pretty deceptively) reducing their price by deducting their calculated fuel savings.

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