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Old 01-14-2011, 12:24 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
...sorry for my 'warped' sense of humor--I was only commenting on their very euphemistic use of the word "economical" to describe a vehicle costing $57K.

...and, as I recall, Tesla "dipped" into the TARP ("bail out" money) back when things first began to crash--maybe I'm wrong?
Tesla never got any TARP money AFAIK. Economical in this case really depends on perspective. Is it more economical than a $15k compact? Nope. But it's probably more economical than other vehicles in it's price range. That said, using the same idea the $15k compact isn't economical because someone can get a used version for $5k, and along the same lines they could get a used motorcycle for $1k, and a used bike for $100, or a beater bike for $free. By the time we're done the only really economical thing to do is ride around on our free bike eating only out of dumpsters!
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