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      07-12-2017, 12:03 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Obioban View Post
What is it you like about them?



Have you ever kept a car that long? Most people don't, at least first owners.

I think the $10,000 is a high estimate (changing daily, but the Tesla powerwall is $3000 and uses teh same battery).

That said, in that period with the tesla you are also not paying for
oil
oil filters
engine air filter
spark plugs
coil packs
cam position sensors
throttle position sensors
diff fluid
trans fluid
belts
tensioners
idlers
valve cover gaskets
oil filter housing gaskets
head gaskets
DI clean outs
turbos
cats
CSBs
guibos
exhaust mounts
as many brake pads/rotors

Or labor on any of the above

Not hard to hit $10,000 of parts/labor in 10 years. Most civics probably experience that.

Telsa power wall uses 1-2 battery packs (400-600 cells per battery pack) while a model S uses up to 15 battery packs.

Cannot compare the cost of the power wall to the cost of a proper Model S battery.