Here's why I Didn't Buy a Tesla
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  • username

    Why not go with the Bolt? Then you could have done all your driving on electric and used ones are pretty cheap.

    • Gmail X
      Gmail X

      Tesla will fail:

    • Riley Coyle
      Riley Coyle

      yoo you got pinned

    • Reahs

      @Tim Grabowski What will my return on investment be?

    • Tim Grabowski
      Tim Grabowski

      @Reahs I'll give you my paypal if you want to finance it.

    • Reahs

      @Tim Grabowski Its not priceless, just get a better EV and you are set

  • J T
    J T

    Heres why i didn't i live in a very cold place. The tesla battery range in the cold is crap

  • Mr. McCheesit
    Mr. McCheesit

    Says the man that put a tv above a bathtub

  • king gaming
    king gaming

    This man made an 11 minute video explaining that he is too broke to afford a Tesla. Lol. I feel ur pain man.

  • Carlos Echeverri
    Carlos Echeverri

    obviously chevrolet sponsored this video in the backround

  • RequiemDylon

    Im just here to learn how to segues

  • Mr Mike
    Mr Mike

    LTT dark mode opening is best prove me wrong

  • Sven Westerlund
    Sven Westerlund

    Why this "batteri in landfill" thinking? A car battery is expensive, therefore it will most likely first be installed for a second life application with less demanding power needs. After that it will, of course, be recycled becouse no one like tossing money away. And a modular battery pack can be repaired or refreshed simply by changing the faulty or least capable modules. Second life: Repair:

  • rj795 w
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  • Alex M
    Alex M

    10:20 why are you going backwards?

  • ChilledChaos

    Can you overclock it?

  • Babixz Gamer
    Babixz Gamer

    yk tesla has a battery problem but you'd think they would a solid state battery

  • JMsurYT

    As a long time LTT viewer who is also into car and bike reviews, this felt like a weird crossover video. A great one though.

  • Shivam

    Imagine the previous owner watching this In a Tesla on the built in web browser

  • Mujtahid Haque
    Mujtahid Haque

    Linus should check out Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid. It's the same as his Volt but better and $10,000 cheaper.

  • ishwar khot
    ishwar khot

    wait ....but can it run CRYSIS???

  • Blackstar1701

    I also appreciate that instead of collecting all the money you make, you instead hire more people to better your business while also providing livable wages for over 20 people. You could have just hoarded that money for yourself instead and gotten by with like 5 people.

  • Blackstar1701

    nice car linus. I appreciate that with all the money in the world, you still buy reasonable cars.

  • Anastasios Tetradis
    Anastasios Tetradis

    LinusGearTips inspired by top gear

  • DJ Ash
    DJ Ash

    Linus your opinion was somewhat respected till I saw this Volt video SMFH plug in hybrids are old technology thumbs down 👎🏽

  • Pungent Sauce
    Pungent Sauce

    what is LTH? Linus Tech _Hips_

  • Marc Sherwood
    Marc Sherwood

    Good to see you are still riding the SV. I like the safety tshirt you had on there.

  • This Man Here is the New Prez.
    This Man Here is the New Prez.

    Canadian Rubles?

  • Christopher Beddoe
    Christopher Beddoe

    Tesla is trying to implement Apple's repair monopoly model with cars. Try to fix things yourself, they will disable features of your vehicle and will also refuse to sell parts to consumers. Screw that.

  • Gilbert Miao
    Gilbert Miao

    I’m a volt owner, but not a happy one. The car is just not reliable. Maybe Tesla is worse, idk. I think I just get spoiled by my old reliable Lexus

  • The Doofus Channel
    The Doofus Channel

    Next video when??

  • Dio Brando
    Dio Brando

    Linus car tips

  • Atomic Gamer
    Atomic Gamer

    When he doesn’t buy one then the price becomes $69,420

  • Dāvis Pāķis
    Dāvis Pāķis

    now it is Linus Drive tips

  • unstopology

    Here's why I didn't. My $ < Tesla $$$

  • wondererag

    Linus, good job in baiting Tesla to set you up with a "long term tester". They should as I buy everything you recommend ;P

  • Cory Pechon
    Cory Pechon

    I really like when you guys break out of your "youtuber" video style. This car commercial scene, the intro scene for undercover shopper, that stuff is awesome, would like to see more of it. I'm sure your team enjoys flexing their creative muscle too.

  • mygh

    Why i ddn't buy tesla: " they not pay me"

  • Jed Merrill
    Jed Merrill

    I have a black Chevy Volt, but am trying to double my MPG every car purchase, so a Tesla is next.

  • John King
    John King

    I dont have £105,000 for a car.

  • TheHouseOfWaffles

    I prefer salvage titles, and the most I ever paid for an automobile was $8,000.

  • ThinkingBetter

    0-50 in just 2.6 seconds...a couple of things aren't right here LOL...

  • Father Pixels
    Father Pixels

    Damn, that intro

  • Joe Joey
    Joe Joey

    If I’m going to shell out that much money I’m buying a Tesla and looking cool not a volt and looking like a regular car 😂😂😂

  • CreeperGuy721-92

    I thought it said "Here's why I didn't buy Tesla" XD

  • Gurpreet Kaur
    Gurpreet Kaur

    Tesla is the best car company in the whole waorld

  • Ben Higginbotham
    Ben Higginbotham

    Linus got us all feelin like we in a desert

  • Mike A
    Mike A

    Here's why in other countries you can't buy a tesla : It's close to 15 years of average income, instead people drive around in used toyota pickup trucks.

  • Maciej Załucki
    Maciej Załucki

    Well, the problem with this kind of spare resources buffer is that you will not feel deterioration for some time and they when you finally feel it, it will be out of warranty already. If there is no clear information about that, then it can and will be misinterpreted. New car X will keep 99% of the original battery capacity throughout 5 years of usage! That's great, isn't it? Barely 1% lost over 5 years, this will live forever! Well, no. It just limited how much of the battery you can use in the first place so that you don't feel deterioration. It just fools you suggesting that it's not deteriorating as quickly as it seems. Let's think about SSDs which use similar practices. If you have older type of SSD, then you probably got something like 128, 256 or 512GB. If there is even one dead cell, you loose some of the capacity and you will know it. Assuming that it is able to map bad sectors and reduce the capacity by marking which ones to avoid, you will slowly see how it is going bad over time. Not nice feeling right? What if we just make it 120, 240, 480GB then? Instead of 512GB you will buy 480GB SSD, just 32GB less for the same price. 7% less than the first one. Great thing is that it will use remaining 32GB to silently remap bad sectors in the background without you ever noticing it. It will last for quite some time, run out of warranty and then suddenly when it is out of buffer, it will start to significantly deteriorate. That's quite shitty concept. Really, it's like socialism. We'll take part of your possessions and "keep" it for later so that we can give it back to you when you will really need it. Not that you will get anything extra, we'll just force you to not use whatever you have and pretend that we are helping you later on with your own money. You pay for the battery or the drive capacity anyways so you could as well just buy bigger one and not use part of it. The difference is that if you have control over the buffer you have, you can really use it when you need it. For example it's not great to always fully charge your battery and it's also good idea to leave some space for regenerative braking. Sometimes you will start fully charged and drive mostly downhill, there's no "space" to hold the charge from regenerative braking anymore, so you are wasting energy. Obviously by not using top 5-10% of battery it could extend the life of the battery itself, so if you don't need it, don't use it. The point is that when you are on the route and you would fully charge it, then discharge it right away driving further, the battery will be at 100% only for short period of time. It's different if you charge it to 100% and use the energy after that (like driving somewhere far away where you would not reach on regular 90% charge) and completely different if you charge it to 100% every day and just drive using top 30% of battery capacity. The point is that by giving you this buffer they don't let you use something you paid for and occasionally you'd like to use it. Just imagine that 10% of your RAM is reserved as a buffer and not usable. In most cases you don't need that much anyways, so you don't loose anything, right? In case you get memory corrupted, it would automatically remap it to hold the same capacity. Or imagine that you buy 8C 16T CPU but it only lets you run 12 threads. You don't need that much most of the time anyways, right? And look on the bright side! Even if two cores go down, you will still have all 12 threads, so you will not loose anything! Yay! Just plainly stupid. It might make sense for SSD just because it's much harder to implement variable storage size but for battery? Just set defult charge to something like 80-90% and let user to explicitly set "GIMME ALL THE POWER!" flag so that this time it will charge to 100% when you want to go on slightly longer route the next day. Even some laptops have exactly this setting. My old Dell had this option in boot menu. Stationary use - maintains battery to hold something like 60-90% charge all of the time. This way it has backup power and I can carry it somewhere. When I plan to actually use it on battery (eg. longer flight), I just set it to full charge mode and there is it, 100% charged. Once in awhile I could use this extra battery capacity I carry anyways. So you are just driving with part of your perfectly good battery never used just to avoid disappointment that the capacity will drop over time.

  • Josh H
    Josh H

    Not sure how I'm just now realizing you're just across the border from me. I wish I'd been able to find a 2nd gen Volt to get Carplay when I bought my Gen1 2015 two and a half years ago. Love it though. Due to COVID and not having to commute 70 miles a day (charge at home and at work normally), I just put gas in the tank for the first time since February after 1,938 miles. After two and a half years I've put 25,613 miles on it and only had to buy 161 gallons of gas, compared to the 150 gallons of gas a month I used to go through commuting in my 2012 GMC Sierra which is now our road trip and dog hauling vehicle (an 80lb German Shepherd and 75lb Malinois do not fit well in a Volt lol).

  • bogdanbogstefan

    I still don't understand why you bought the bolt.. It's a chevy for F*** sake!

  • D'Angelo EL Mirage
    D'Angelo EL Mirage

    Got my 2017 Volt for just 13k. Best car I've ever owned.

  • Andrew Romano
    Andrew Romano

    Linus Top gear

  • Juuldebuul

    As a biker that's driven a Tesla, they are indeed a hoot to mash the pedal in. But anyone who says it's comparable in thrills to riding a motorcycle has never ridden a motorcycle. There is no sensation of speed, no drama and as fast as they are, for a car, they are still way slower than a decent motorcycle.

  • Eric Graham
    Eric Graham

    You lost credibility here. Don't review products out of your wheelhouse. You fucked up getting a chevy over a tesla. LOL! This is your worst review I've ever seen. You try to make excuses why you chose the chevy but they're all BS. Its like the guy who chose the 4 core over the 8 because of "reasons". Just stop say you made the wrong choice and live with it.

  • Gordon Shumway
    Gordon Shumway

    Nice video! Such a great car reviewer!!

  • Daniel

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  • googlewolly

    Aren't they literally phasing the Volt out?

  • xilofosauro

    big mistake u did

  • Ice banna
    Ice banna

    Why did you settle for the volt? Because you have no goddamn clue what you are doing 😂😂

  • Mattias ‘
    Mattias ‘

    The intro was on another level tho

  • Tejas Lokhande
    Tejas Lokhande

    Here is why I did not buy a Tesla: I cannot afford it

  • Y D
    Y D

    Here's why I will NOT subscribe to your channel on youtube ... Never criticize Tesla, man ... I will comme back when you'll buy a real car ...

  • mary alphonse
    mary alphonse

    *Std 8 : Chapter 10 : Part 2* 1. ഈശോയുടെ മഹത്വപൂർണമായ രണ്ടാമത്തെ വരവിനേയും തുടർന്നുള്ള അന്ത്യവിധിയേയും കുറിച്ച് നമ്മെ പഠിപ്പിക്കുന്നതിരുവചന ഭാഗം ഏത്? A . മത്താ.16:12 B. മത്താ.26: 64 C.തെസ.3:16 2. കഠിനമായ പാപാവസ്ഥയിൽ മരിക്കുന്നവർ എന്ത് അനുഭവിക്കേണ്ടിവരും എന്നാണ്‌ സഭ പഠിപ്പിക്കുന്നത്? A .ശുദ്ധീകരണസ്ഥലം B. നിത്യശിക്ഷ C. നിത്യരക്ഷ 3. നിത്യശിക്ഷയ്ക്ക് ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്ന പദം ഏത് ? A. സ്വർഗ്ഗം. B. ശുദ്ധീകരണസ്ഥലം C. നരകം 4. നന്മ ചെയ്തവരെ മഹത്വീകരിക്കുകയും തിന്മ ചെയ്തവരെ ശിക്ഷിക്കുകയും ചെയ്യുന്ന മഹത്വപൂർണമായ കർമം എന്ത്? A. തനതുവിധി B. പൊതുവിധി C. ശുദ്ധീകരണസ്ഥലം 5. എന്റെ സഹോദരരേ ഞാൻ മരിച്ചിട്ട് മുപ്പതു ദിവസം കഴിയുമ്പോൾ നിങ്ങൾ എന്റെ ഓർമ ആചരിക്കുവിൻ. എന്തെന്നാൽ ജീവിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നവർ അർപ്പിക്കുന്ന ബലികൾ വഴി മരിച്ചവർക്കു സഹായം ലഭിക്കുന്നു. ആരുടെ വാക്കുകളാണിത് ? A. മാർ. അപ്രേം B. വി. ജറോം C. വി. സിറിൽ 6. കൂനൻ കുരിശു സത്യം നടന്നതെന്ന്? A .1653 ജനുവരി 3 B. 1453 ഫെബ്രുവരി 13 C. 1563 ജനുവരി 3 7.സ്വർഗവാതിൽ നമുക്കായ് തുറന്നു തന്നവനും സ്വർഗത്തിലേയ്ക്കു നമ്മെ കൂട്ടിക്കൊണ്ടുപോകുന്നവനും ആര് ? A. ഗബ്രിയേൽ മാലാഖ B. മാതാവ് C. ഈശോ 8. ജീവിതത്തിലെ ദു:ഖങ്ങൾക്കും സഹനങ്ങൾക്കും പൂർണമായ അർത്ഥം പകരുന്നത് എന്ത് ? A. സ്വർഗത്തെ കുറിച്ചുള്ള പ്രത്യാശ B. ജീവിതത്തെ കുറിച്ചുള്ള പ്രത്യാശ C. കർത്താവിലുള്ള വിശ്വാസം. 9. എന്നിലൂടെയല്ലാതെ ആരും പിതാവിന്റെ അടുക്കലേക്ക് വരുന്നില്ല. വചനഭാഗം ഏത്? A. യോഹ.15:5 B. യോഹ.14:6 C. മത്താ. 15:13 10. ബേസ്പുർക്കാന എന്ന വാക്കിന്റെ അർത്ഥം എന്ത്? A. രക്ഷയുടെ ഭവനം B. തിരിച്ചുവരവ് C. സ്വർഗവാതിൽ

  • Benno0096

    Is Linus driving backwards in the end?

  • Jaap van der Velde
    Jaap van der Velde

    With three people piled into a Volt back seat 5:22, those face masks are really just a nice, raised middle-finger to anyone trying to actually stop this virus.

  • RussianSouls Blyat
    RussianSouls Blyat

    Some would call it tax evasion some would call it being tax avoidance, but I, Linus Sebastion call it Innovative thinking for charging docks

  • Human Resources
    Human Resources

    My issue with Tesla is that I really don't understand what their goals are, their mission is vague. If they care about the environment and sustainability, why are they focused on the luxury vehicle market segment. I understand they're trying to reduce to price of their vehicles and that cool cars generates interests which can lead to more accessible products. But why focus solely on lithium batteries when mining for them and shipping new Teslas is harmful for the environment? Who is their target market? They want a sedan with a 0-60 that competes with 6 figure sports cars, but performs poorly in areas a sports car shines in (tracks, canyon runs). A roadster seems like an engineering paradox to me - how do you make a car that needs to be lightweight, but requires a heavier battery in order to generate the power necessary for a >2 0-60? It's all about weight, the cybertruck is cool but lets face it - it's going to be heavy and carrying large loads is going to put stress on the battery. It shouldn't be marketed as a competitor to the Ford pickup line, it should be marketed as a badass pickup that programmers in Silicon Valley will love. I'm all for Tesla and think they make cool cars, but I also think they're trying to regularly tackle massive challenges and it leads to an inability to focus and deliver a product. I love seeing car manufacturers succeed, I just feel like Tesla has a poorly defined mission. And that's ok, eccentricity is Telsa's selling point. They're a car manufacturer that has an identity crisis with a tech company.

  • Alien Ape
    Alien Ape

    Didn't know Linus was a biker. Echos my feelings towards a car - they are there to get you from A to B in comfort in a relaxing way. If you want thrills or the ability to actually make your way through and passed traffic to enjoy the open road, ride a bike...

  • Roko's Basilisk
    Roko's Basilisk

    Bad choice my dude tesla's robo taxi program is getting released soon.

  • Steve Song
    Steve Song

    I just Carguru it, you can get a 2017 Volt with around 25000 miles on it for around $13000. Damn!

  • Donizcko

    “Ludicrous speed, go!”

  • salah eddine oujetti
    salah eddine oujetti

    أكبر زقرام فيوتيوب ...

  • Daniel Wirth
    Daniel Wirth

    I wonder if anyone cares about my 2-second-vid saying "I don't have that much money"..

  • Hbomb 247
    Hbomb 247

    0:28 are we gonna ignore how smooth that transition was🤤

    • DAndy

      uh... cuz it wasn't one? they just put the tesla between the chevy and camera then sped off, that's it.

  • mrdali67

    The geneal thing about EV's is, Tesla is still your best bet if youre thinking og buying a 2'nd hand one and are concerned with the battery health. And being from Europe, we see the world quite another way that many americans (yes I know Linus is from Canada) but honestly most europeans would not trust a Shevy even on a sunny day. At least not the Shevy cars of today. maybe they were good sometimes back in the 50'ies. Today its as bad as all the jokes that have ever been made about Fiat.


    Good thing it has all that torque. It'll need it to get to the mechanic shop.

  • Dytran

    Yeah just buy a 1999 honda civic

  • Lock

    Collab with straight pipes when?

  • IncognitoTorpedo

    Tesla batteries aren't "thrown away". Tesla and other companies are developing lithium ion battery recycling. Tesla batteries last a LONG time. By the time there are enough dead Tesla batteries to be significant, the recycling tech will be available. The metals in the batteries are too valuable to throw away.

  • Christiano Pinho
    Christiano Pinho

    My guess before watch the video is because they didn't sponsor LTT yet.

  • Blacklyon Dreams
    Blacklyon Dreams

    that intro tho lol

  • B4J_Wade

    linus car tips?

  • Afrocanuk

    When are we going to stop comparing hybrid to pure electric?

  • Daniel Lui
    Daniel Lui

    what's the location of this track? I assume it's somewhere in Surrey or Delta?

  • The Kombinator
    The Kombinator

    Paid $5k for a 13 year old MKII Jetta - easily one of the worst cars ever made. LOL. I bought one for $500 and helped a friend with his (2 years older) and they were both, by far, not worth more than what was in the tank and current scrap prices. Absolutely abysmal cars.

  • Biking With Panda
    Biking With Panda

    did you guys get a transport canada certificate for the flight?

  • Marcus

    A Porsche tycan wasn’t considered?

  • Matei Tirsu.P.
    Matei Tirsu.P.

    9:50 is he going backwards?i mean in reverse? TF?

  • Jim Halpert
    Jim Halpert

    My bank account will tell you why i didn't buy a Tesla

    • Powercube Gaming
      Powercube Gaming

      My driving instructor will tell you why i didn't buy a tesla

  • Shatter

    ok but it's still a chevy :\

  • Radek Goláň
    Radek Goláň

    LMG should start making ads for car companies

  • Bunyan

    Linus setting up for his future career in cars or his own top gear spinoff it seems

  • Eugen Slaughter
    Eugen Slaughter

    Of course Linus woukd buy this. It has the JD Power Initial Quality award

  • The NoGoat
    The NoGoat

    Linus never amuses me. Makes millions but has owned only one brand new vehicle

  • Baltazar Cruz
    Baltazar Cruz

    Good luck with GM quality Scotty Kilmer told me how crappy those cars are

  • Lucifers Paradise
    Lucifers Paradise

    Gold nanowire batteries bro. That and graphene are the future.

  • Lucifers Paradise
    Lucifers Paradise

    You should consider expanding your channel. Id like to see you guys do more preparedness stuff even if its not so extreme that youre running around in the dark with semi automatics punching holes through barrier x y z.

  • Dennis O
    Dennis O

    6:51 Is Linus wearing actual SHOES?!

    • Asif Mohammed
      Asif Mohammed

      Not Vessi Footwear though

  • machoalright

    Here is one reason why you shouldnt buy any electric car there are more reasons.

  • Jason Patrick
    Jason Patrick

    A lot of cars don't have cruise control below 40kph it's pretty common since it keeps you more alert at low speed. And auto AC sucks because of way HVACs and temp sensors are set up. I'd hate to see how crap a Tesla is too repair if it's anything like any other American car

  • Jason Patrick
    Jason Patrick

    I'm just gonna stick with my 80 series. Very low amount of electrics and she's got 640 000km without any major repairs

  • CCT 7340
    CCT 7340

    why could i not find a button to skip ad in this entire video?

  • Tallon IV
    Tallon IV

    Linus are you ok?


    Feel like im watching a movie

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