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Old 07-31-2019, 06:37 PM   #1251 (permalink)
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I've got wire holding my undertray in place on the Prius. It's a low ground clearance vehicle, and the first thing to scrape is the plastic mounts that hold the undertray in place.

It does surprise me that we live in a society where to most people, it's worth a couple grand to not be seen as a person who owns something with a scratch in it.
A few years ago I hit a raccoon in rural Indiana that tore my front bumper cover. A few zip ties and it was functionally just fine, and then this last winter when I had some free time I patched it up with a few bucks' worth of fiberglass cloth. It's ridiculous that most people would have opened an insurance claim, gotten a new bumper cover and front spoiler (the frontmost part of the plastic undertray), paint, and labor, paying out several thousand dollars, for what amounts to purely cosmetic damage. Not to mention the abject waste of discarding several large, perfectly functional plastic pieces and replacing with new.

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Old 08-01-2019, 10:05 AM   #1252 (permalink)
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Sounds like every other luxury car out there.
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Sounds like every other luxury car out there.
I personally find the top of the line Honda Odyssey to be 200% more luxurious than a model 3 and it is the least expensive car to insure. The difference in average cost of a full cover policy would buy over 15,000 miles worth of gas in an Odyssey.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:41 PM   #1254 (permalink)
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Graham admitted in a video that if he used realistic titles far fewer people would watch, so he uses clickbait-y titles to reach more people.

In this video Kevin shows that Graham's $78 Tesla video probably made him $200,000, partially because people then watched his other videos:


How to raise $200,000 for a $40,000 Tesla:
  1. Create a successful YouTube channel with hundreds of thousands of subscribers.
  2. Buy a Tesla.
  3. Make a good video about it with a clickbait title.
  4. Continue making popular videos.

Kevin bought his Tesla and made a video about it first, but it was boring, only received 15,000 views, and only made him about $175:


Give people what they want.

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Old 08-05-2019, 02:35 PM   #1255 (permalink)
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I personally find the top of the line Honda Odyssey to be 200% more luxurious than a model 3 and it is the least expensive car to insure. The difference in average cost of a full cover policy would buy over 15,000 miles worth of gas in an Odyssey.
The problem though is the difference in clout. A minivan probably has more negative clout than driving a Prius. lol
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It depends on whether the minivan is a stanced Previa.


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A couple years ago Toyota took a Sienna SE, stripped the interior, replaced the hood with carbon fiber, routed a new engine air intake to the front wheel housing, and fitted a roll cage, racing bucket and Enkei wheels with performance tires. It was as fast around Laguna Seca as a contemporary Camaro SS.
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:26 PM   #1258 (permalink)
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Regarding the Youtube money system above, a few days ago TFLcar who had the Model 3 4 months, 3 of which it was in the body shop, are trading it in on a new Model X. Seems like the Tesla youtube game is a good money maker. They plan on actually off roading it, doing their normal Ike gauntlet tow test with 5000 pounds behind, and then making an adventure rig out of it, towing a small off road trailer. I have no doubt they will make that $91,000 back in short order no matter what happens as all things Tesla is gold on Youtube now.
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So, if I get this new job, buy a Model Three, and ask you guys for video suggestions, I can pay back my car?

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