Why a Kona is better than a Tesla M3

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by R P, May 27, 2021.

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  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    I have a 2014 BMW i3-REx and 2019 Model 3 so I can confidently post from personal, recent, hands-on experience. So I report on what I have experience.

    I will cite EPA metrics because they are serious, trustable engineers. But ad hoc or not head-to-head, hands on, I have no interest.

    Edmunds used to do ‘smack down’ tests with 3-4 vehicles on an identical, three day test. Just I can’t use single vehicle, single reviewer reports as they lack engineering metric and methods.

    Bob Wilson
     
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  3. navguy12

    navguy12 Active Member

    I drive my wifes 2021 Kona EV and my 2018 TM3.

    After three years and 60K km, I don't "need" a HUD with the TM3.
     
  4. navguy12

    navguy12 Active Member

    HUDs not required in the TM3.

    Drive one for three years and you'll agree.
     
  5. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    I would add not required for:
    • 2003 Prius
    • 2010 Prius
    • 2017 Prius Prime
    Bob Wilson
     
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  6. SouthernDude

    SouthernDude Active Member

    Lol. This drama is so epic. I’m watching a bunch of old men twice my age argue over whose toy is better.
     
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  8. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Facts and data are sharing observations. Do you have any facts and data to share?

    Bob Wilson
     
  9. gooki

    gooki Active Member

    Unfortunately the MX-30 is expensive. In NZ it's $3,000 more and has half the range of the cheaper Tesla Model 3.
     
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  10. SouthernDude

    SouthernDude Active Member

    Here's a fact, value is subjective. There is no way to objectively determine if the decision to buy a model 3 is better than a kona or vice versa because nobody has the same criteria for determining value. So the argument is essentially moot.
     
  11. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    In one respect, you are correct. For example, if a unique paint is a make-break requirement, I won’t contest it. My criteria is different than the sheet metal color.

    I am operational efficiency driven. The more efficient (ie, lowest cost per mile) will always win with me.

    Bob Wilson
     
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  13. Now there is more options available from VW, Ford, Audi, Mini etc / they are all better choices than Hyundai/Kia. Even when there was only ICE vehicles Hyundai/Kia was mainly sold for offering more standard equipment/lower price than others .
     

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