No pause, this is finally the Tesla for me. I test drove the S no less than three times with my CFO (aka my wife 😉) and son, and while my son and I loved it to bits, my wife correctly pointed out that it was 4x what we’d ever paid for a new car and we needed either a compact or an SUV, not an ego-mobile. Damn I hate it when she’s right!

So the Model X is actually perfect for us (to replace my current Evoque) but it’s sooo expensive! My son and I rented one for a week on Turo.com while visiting in the Bay Area and had an absolute blast. But yeah, so many $$$, especially when converted to AUD!

The Model 3 is still more than we’ve ever paid for a new car (it’ll replace a Golf Tdi) but it is a similar car at least and I’m sure we’ll benefit from the lower operating cost and it will be awesome to drive.

Re: fingers missing targets, Tesla needs to license Apple’s Taptic Engine tech to add some tactile response to that vast expanse of glass.

I’m Alan Jones, an EiR for startup accelerators, GP at M8 Ventures. Previously investor, founder, and early Yahoo PM. Opinions mine (but should also be yours).

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