Smart move and reading into what's going on at the Tesla production plant I won't be surprised if there are build quality issues. Tesla has been doing a lot of unconventional things that most well established car makers would shy away from.Hi Greenmode. I looked at the Prius Prime and and the Kia Optima PHEV. Also thought about the BMV and Benz PHEVs for more creature comforts, but none had the range of the Clarity and I was happiest with this. Now, the real competition for me was the Tesla Model 3, as I traded in my 2013 Model S. But, I had more disposable income five years ago when I got that car. I just couldn't justify the $30-$35K more for the Model 3, and the Clarity is a really nice car, even though I know they really aren't usually compared!
Tesla will be losing the race more and more as well established brands come out with their rival products. BMW will be a big player that can in some segments rival the Clarity. At that point it will be a hard choice for the masses that are swayed by premium brands.Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new car! Not often do we see people downgrading from a Tesla, but I have a feeling that's going to become more common with so many solid alternatives hitting the market. Unfortunately I think its going to take a long time before they are able to produce the entry level model 3, which would stand a far better chance of competing with these cheaper rivals.