Convincing Your Wife to Buy a Tesla - Part 1 - Finding the Perfect Tesla

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22 Okt 2019



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Thanks for watching the whole video before commenting! ;) Here is a link to a video Jennie and I made, giving all our thoughts on all 3 Tesla models. Make sure to subscribe so I can see your comments and also so you don't miss parts 2 and 3 (youtube likes to burry things sometimes) - Enjoy! de-vid.com/video/video-zRjPMdox87A.html
Misty Noland
Misty Noland Vor 17 Stunden
Teslanomics with Ben Sullins I was watching one of your many informative Tesla videos and one was about the promotions. I live in the south and am a mom of two. We don’t have many Tesla owners around here simply bc I think people think a) they are way to expensive, not true depending on model b) it must be hard to charge? Also not true c) would it be convenient for my family, I think so. Basically my point is I think it would be great for a person who has never owned a Tesla where you don’t see many would be a great way to promote them.... plus I have a degree in public relations and marketing and would hope that would be a bonus.... any suggestions? The model S is definitely my favorite.
Jay Charles
Jay Charles Vor 27 Tage
@Ryan Jarymy teslas are cool (The cool kids)
Ryan Jarymy
Ryan Jarymy Vor 27 Tage
1st I will say that your videos really attracted me to Tesla and they are some of the best out there. But I’m a little disappointed you are not more positive on the SR+ range. I have driven 552 miles in a day and spent a total of 2 hours 5 minutes charging with 10 hours driving. That was through the Canadian Rockies. It was the best road trip I can remember, all in a Standard Range plus! I think we need more content on that model with people who actually drive it.
Jay Charles
Jay Charles Vor 28 Tage
Did you know I already y convinced my MOM to get a tesla model 3 in blue, areo wheels, long range and autopilot. Now I just need to get some money with BUGET
Jos Kleijne
Jos Kleijne Vor 28 Tage
I'm thinking about a loan with a large downpayment for a M3 (bc. I don't have all the money cash), do you have any thoughts on that?
William Frederick III
My 16 and 13 year old (5'11" and 5'4") fit in back no problem. Agree with getting the LR version. Driving from San Diego to LA and back in traffic is MUCH easier with autopilot.
Mike N
Mike N Vor 15 Tage
The M3 is large enough for a 2kid family. For an older couple outside the US we’d like a smaller than M3 size, esp for city driving. A hot hatch would be nice.
oldrrocr Vor 17 Tage
OR...… do what I usually do: buy the car and bring it home to surprise your wife. (You already know what she wants, and likes; she has the confidence in you that you have done your homework and could defend the decision to a congressional sub-committee). Tesla is such a next gen car it is a no-brainer.
AllenRay Pimentel
Congratulations on baby #2
harry Vor 21 Tag
I just went and got a Model S without asking my wife - but i don't think i can pull the same thing again for a Model 3 for her ;-)
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Spoiler alert! Part 4, find the right wife for your new Tesla
Chris Pyak
Chris Pyak Vor 23 Tage
Hi Ben, I am surprised that you see the range as an issue for families. We have two small kids and they need a break at least every two hours. Can't strap them into confinement for 3-4 hours in a row. That's why I thought a real range of say 330 KM / 201 miles should be fine. (2 hours drive plus a 70 kilometer reserve.) Would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.
Chris Pyak
Chris Pyak Vor 22 Tage
@Teslanomics with Ben Sullins Thank you, that was really helpful. One stop of 30 minutes is completely fine. With kids in a conventional car it would be the same.
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we drive to phoenix each year which is around 400 miles. In our 200mi model S this added 3 charging stops and about 1.5 hours. With our 310mi Model 3 we only had to stop 1x for 30 min. It completely changed our trip. It's not that you need the MOST range, but depending on your situation I generally find the more the better
koeniglicher Vor 24 Tage
There are cars like *Kia Soul electric* or *Kia Niro electric* which are both family-oriented and have proper cargo space and 240 miles of range. And are much easier on your budget and are new with full warranty. In essence they are similar to Model Y - but available now, lighter and much more affordable.
koeniglicher Vor 24 Tage
Best part of the video is Jennie. I cannot see why she tolerated (?) a falcon wing door crunching into her head "multiple times". (10:13) If stuff like this happens, then Model X is out of the game, no matter what. Right the first time, something like this happens. Take good care of her. The manipulation focus of your 3 part video series twoards a Tesla car? I don't see a good point in doing so.
Ruairidh Voigt
Ruairidh Voigt Vor 24 Tage
What about buying used from a 3rd party? Do you have any tips on that? Where I live in Switzerland the Tesla used site hardly ever has any stock.
Ruairidh Voigt
Ruairidh Voigt Vor 20 Tage
@Teslanomics with Ben Sullins Thanks for the response. What about the ability to run any diagnostics against the battery health? Is there a way to understand how the battery was treated by previous owner(s)?
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I would double check for a warranty and any repairs
Helstintejag Vor 24 Tage
It took 5 min to convince wife to buy Tesla stock, now 2 years later she still says no to a Tesla car. (Yes I need help)
Marcia W
Marcia W Vor 24 Tage
Now a video on how to convince hubby whose response is 1 word "NO". I can afford to pay cash....for 10 of them. Answer is still "NO, TOO EXPENSIVE".
DrTed3 Vor 21 Tag
Tell him you found one at a yard sale and bargained them down to $500.
touchtapgo Vor 25 Tage
About the classic nose cone. You can replace it with an after market front bumper and you won't be able to tell the difference. I recommend a used Tesla for teens or first time car buyers. Again, I know the upfront cost seems high but you don't have alternator belts to change, no oil changes. No gas to buy, no timing belt changes, no transmission fluid, no radiator changes, no bad mufflers or catalytic converter maintenance. No spark plugs to worry about. With a Tesla you just fill up the windshield wiper fluid and rotate your tires.
Two Bit da Vinci
Two Bit da Vinci Vor 25 Tage
Enjoy your time off with your new one Ben! It's such an amazing time :) congrats to you and your family!
Mitchell Barnow
Mitchell Barnow Vor 25 Tage
It’s always better to invest your money than to buy a hugely depreciating asset, unless it’s a business deduction. We do own a Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor, but we made it a priority to payoff our mortgage years ahead of time. Other families are saving to pay for their children’s education so that their kids are not strapped with debt. Many families are struggling to pay the rent and put food on their table.
Dan Hammond
Dan Hammond Vor 25 Tage
It will never happen. My wife wants a Porsche 911. She is a car freak. She has absolutes about cars. A Tesla to her is abhorrent in the most extreme way possible. She would divorce me if I bought a Tesla. That is no joke. Not ever going to happen.
Grega Androjna
Grega Androjna Vor 25 Tage
Alfas dont ask wifes for permission 💪
bram w
bram w Vor 25 Tage
A lot of American problems here, the S and X are considered huge in Europe
loek Vor 25 Tage
I just ordered a Model 3. My kids are a bit older now and I don't require to seats for them anymore. The 3 is plenty big in that case and on European roads the S can be a bit on the large side. Also, the wife was convinced by the low running costs.
Gary McGrath
Gary McGrath Vor 25 Tage
In Ireland, we also have people who think they need an oversized SUV when they have 1 kid. We call them clueless idiots, because they usually can't drive them properly anyway.....think 12 year old driving a truck and you will understand what I mean. Being serious though, you really don't need an SUV when you have a kid, or two. I have kids and putting 3 in the back, with 1 baby seat and a base booster is no problem. I don't have a model X either, I have a Nissan Leaf. It's just not in our culture to drive massive cars. But it's also (as I said) not necessary to either. Interesting video all the same Ben. I like the channel and congrats on the newborn.
DrTed3 Vor 21 Tag
In the U.S. the rule is that if you have 1-2 small children you are required to load at least half of your possessions in the back of your vehicle if you take them anywhere.
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aftonline Vor 25 Tage
My wife wouldnt have a problem with me buying a Tesla if we could afford it. We can't. Australia is not a good market for Teslas. 70k for a 2012 Model S. Not happening.
Matt Vardal
Matt Vardal Vor 26 Tage
Too late! She agreed and now I have to beg to drive it!
James Jones
James Jones Vor 26 Tage
Buying my 2018 Model S was actually my wife's idea.
Johan Smith
Johan Smith Vor 26 Tage
My wife don't need convincing, but my bank manager does.
ron adami
ron adami Vor 26 Tage
Not much about wife in this. Mostly material from other videos about price, features, savings, the usual. Guess the "Convincing your wife" was click bait to increase Ben's income from youtube. I bought a Tesla in 2015. I had worked on my wife for almost 2 years. Getting prostate cancer diagnosed and starting treatments helped get past her firewall
John Papiewski
John Papiewski Vor 26 Tage
Maintenance is lower, but what about insurance?
DrTed3 Vor 21 Tag
It depends on many factors. In my case a Model 3 AWD was only slightly more expensive than a 2 year old Chevy Malibu Hybrid that cost half the price. Get insurance quotes from more than one insurance company, because there are wild variations among them.
Joe Koppenhaver
Joe Koppenhaver Vor 26 Tage
For us it was easy. I drive 90 miles EACH way to work, need AWD due to living in NJ where we have winter occasionally. Turbo started leaking on my Forester at almost 170K miles so jumped on the model 3 before the tax credit got cut in half. After shopping around the long range AWD model 3 came out to be equal to or slightly cheaper than a new AWD car (checked several) plus gas and maintenance so it was a no brainier. Funny that when we ran all the numbers it actually made sense and in the long run will save me money. Now if I lived 20 or 30 miles from work it would be very difficult to justify.
Moritz Sanne
Moritz Sanne Vor 26 Tage
240 miles without a stop and a couple of kids in the back row? do you drive at night or keep them in a coma? we have to make a break after 1,5 hours and have only a 3 year in the back. after half an hour it is no problem to drive another 1,5 hour....greetings to all the dads of the years, who think a road trip (even in a Tesla) is fun for the passenger.
S King
S King Vor 26 Tage
Actually, Ben, it was my wife that sold ME on electric cars, not the other way around. She chipped away for over a year before I caved and came around to her way of thinking. She is also a big fan of Autopilot, which is essentially a well-executed adaptive cruise control. After observing the offerings of Honda and Toyota, and the way they pingpong their way up the road while supposedly lane-keeping (or lane-centering), she preferred Tesla's system much better. So ......
Chad Moran
Chad Moran Vor 26 Tage
I get what you're doing with this episode but Ben, this comes off as a bit sexist. Why your wife? Why not your husband/spouse?
Chad Moran
Chad Moran Vor 26 Tage
@S King And yet he continued to say wife through the entire video
S King
S King Vor 26 Tage
You didn't listen very well ... he mentioned that very thing .....
Darryl Richards
Darryl Richards Vor 26 Tage
Congrats on the little human! You look like you're getting sleep. That'll change in a bit.
Steve Boedeker
Steve Boedeker Vor 26 Tage
Sorry Ben, there is just no way that we would pay more for a 5 year old used car then a brand new one. While the warranty is ok for about 4 years, the battery warranty only lasts for the same 4 years and if something goes wrong with that the car is a $50k brick
DrTed3 Vor 21 Tag
@Steve Boedeker You have a point. You are never 100% sure of what you are getting in a used vehicle, and that risk should be figured in to determine the depreciation and therefore the used car price. There is quite a bit of scientific information available regarding how various parameters affect battery life. You can measure battery degradation in an older battery and compare it to the expected degradation for a certain amount of use, so you have some indication of the "wear" on the battery. With a used Tesla I would be more concerned about the costs to repair mechanical wear and tear problems unless the battery has degraded faster than expected.
Steve Boedeker
Steve Boedeker Vor 21 Tag
DrTed3 - theoretically you are correct - but when you are buying used, you never know what the previous person did. Also, these cars have only been on the roads since ~2014 so I don’t think we can say anything with certainty about the life of the battery. Sure, it might last 300,000 miles if those were all done in a 5-6 year period. If you are buying a $50K car, would you really want to risk it? Some would because they have more money and less to lose. My family stretched to get into the Model 3 and we considered it a slight gamble because Tesla is still proving themselves.
DrTed3 Vor 21 Tag
With reasonable care batteries should last 300-500K miles. It is likely other mechanical systems will have problems before the battery.
Dude, find your ⚾🍌⚾. All women need to be led in righteousness, if you have a high level of competence, your wife will follow your lead. Consultation with your wife should always be an open line of continual communication. In the end it is my duty to make all final decisions.
doogieAfro Vor 27 Tage
We are in South Africa - convincing was easy. She sees me watching Tesla video after tesla video, reading article after article about Tesla... We can't get Tesla here yet... but we made our decision a long time ago. Tesla FTW! Like many over here we are holding on to our guzzler until Tesla is available.
2nd3rd1st Vor 27 Tage
3:44 Tesla pushed the SR+ range from 240 to 250 miles just earlier this year.
2nd3rd1st Vor 27 Tage
Can you convince Kim from Like Tesla to make a video on Convincing Your Husband to Buy a Tesla? I feel like in general there is too much focus on how men are the driving force of acceptance and dissamination of EVs, while women are mostly portrayed as sceptics who have to be persuaded. Tesla content creators on DE-vid are basically 99% guys anyway, incl. one or two wifey sidekicks. It would be nice to flip the script in a fun way and see a guy struggle to give up his V12 for a M3 for a change. ;)
Polyamorous Router
Polyamorous Router Vor 27 Tage
I feel like the free supercharging on early Teslas is like the pension in the USSR. Incredibly generous, but only because you'll probably be dead (junked) before you use it.
Eddie Kessler
Eddie Kessler Vor 27 Tage
Happy wife leads to a happy life!!!
Marcel Mulvihill
Marcel Mulvihill Vor 27 Tage
Two questions I can't find the answer to: If I purchase an older used tesla (not through the Tesla site, and 2016 or earlier) do I get free unlimited supercharging?? Some say yes its linked with the car, others say no, its linked to the owner. Also, If I bought a 2016 model s with the older nose is it going to be inferior to one with a new nose? I dont care about the look, but I didnt know if the new nose had additional sensors etc.
Thomas Gentil
Thomas Gentil Vor 27 Tage
What about waiting for the model Y? Budget friendly (for a Tesla) and more room for kids.
Adam Kuperstein
Adam Kuperstein Vor 27 Tage
Considering I'm paying for the car, I haven't had much blow back from my wife. I might need to convince her on the letting me pick the color .
jcaustin320 Vor 27 Tage
WTaF a 3 part video on how to “convince” your wife to “let” you buy a Tesla ... I’m not sure where to start 🤦🏻‍♂️
DrgnFlys Vor 27 Tage
I think I won that discussion, now I need to devise a way to upgrade to the AWD long range model.....
DavinMMA Vor 27 Tage
if someone has to be educated on communication with a spouse before making a big decision, clearly that person shouldn't be in a relationship and much less marriage.. smh. lol
Iris Sitkin
Iris Sitkin Vor 27 Tage
Hmmm, just so y’all know - our conversation went the OTHER way! He wasn’t sure but I was his Ben Sullins. Two years on the waiting list and now 13,000 + on MY M3. No regrets. I love tech. In fact, he arranged for us to go to the launch of the Falcon Heavy while we were in FL and before the car arrived. Next summer, driving to Vail from east coast. PS. I was 69 when the car arrived last September!
Francesco3000 Vor 27 Tage
I had to argue with my wife......until she give in. Now she keeps touching the screen when we are driving!
Dustin Vor 27 Tage
How to convince your wife to buy a Tesla: 1) have her sit in one in the show room; 2) done.
Craig Freeman
Craig Freeman Vor 27 Tage
I had no problem convincing my wife to go Tesla, she asked what was the new app on her iPhone, and I took her to the garage and showed the new Model 3 and said, “The app allows you to drive your new car.” It was easy...
Sameer Merchant
Sameer Merchant Vor 27 Tage
Convinced the Wife, but I dont have any money
Marc Letourneau
Marc Letourneau Vor 27 Tage
I was done watching after hearing "convincing your wife in a three part series"... With my wife, I let her buy her Prius Prime because this is what she wanted and I already knew there was no way I could convince her otherwise. So I did not lose time trying. It wasn't a bad choice for her after all (she works 10 miles away and this Prius can do EV mode between 28 to 33 miles and it is 10k cheaper). Six months after buying it, she was interested to buy a Tesla. So simple- just let her do what she wants and she will come around by herself without any "fights" (I did watch Kim's videos when she was able to see what I was watching - I thought she would be more into it learning from a charming women). She also had a taste of the EV mode and she wants more now. She must feel absolutely NO PRESSURE from you! ;) Now I do believe that plug-in hybrid cars will help switch to electric cars.
Levi Y
Levi Y Vor 27 Tage
I am headed to Chicago on Saturday to trade in my S 85D for a Long Range AWD 3. I LOVE my S but it is my daily car and I have been racking up miles like crazy. I ended up getting an offer for a few thousand more than I paid for it last year when i bought it so it was hard to turn that down. I am looking forward to more range out of the 3 and just being able to enjoy all the latest updates. I will miss the size of the S but for just a one child family I think we should be alright. Also I had a prefacelift S and the nosecone was really starting to make the car look dated in my opinion. We road trip alot so the range is going to be huge for us and the faster charge speeds.
erik fischer
erik fischer Vor 27 Tage
Have some balls. This is what’s wrong with western culture. Husband = wussy. women = someone that needs a 3 part mini serious to convince her to buy an awesome car. Women aren’t stupid. Don’t treat them like they are. However, they are experts at picking up on weakness. That’s when they lose all respect for you. If you have the money buy a Tesla and don’t ask anyone for permission. So wrong on so many levels. Don’t be surprised if your in divorce court soon
Kelz Vor 27 Tage
I fit all my 3 kids in the backseat lol - 3 yr 1 yr & 4 months- it’s possible! On my SR+
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Mad man!
Mario Delgado
Mario Delgado Vor 27 Tage
I'm getting about 140 miles out of my Model 3 SRP. Still have to get used to the gas to electric transition. Techs tell me to home charge nightly rather than Supercharging everytime. 3 weeks in, I am still trying to find the sweet spot on the range.
Douglas Thompson
Douglas Thompson Vor 27 Tage
Would suggest to widen the discussion to just getting an WV or just a Tesla to start. A Leaf for Costco runs, and i3 for inner city trips, Rivian for off-roading (not to be tried in an X), etc.. many needs are met by a 3, but not all. Just start with selling the concept of an ev.
MrFester Vor 27 Tage
I am waiting for the video of you going to a Tesla event where the announce the damn Truck!!! Will it be a normal size like a F150 or something damn huge like a 350 that hardly anyone would buy.
nycameleon Vor 27 Tage
I thought the title was to convince your wife to buy a Tesla for her. I think the Model Y would be great for her, but she's so tied to her Subaru.
DrTed3 Vor 21 Tag
Have her drive one (I had multiple Subarus prior to my Model 3 AWD). ICE cars are so pokey and clunky in comparison.
Chad Schwartzkopf
Chad Schwartzkopf Vor 27 Tage
Family of 4 in a Model 3 is fine. I wanted to add a comment to only slightly contradict you family statement on the 3. We rented a model 3 to see how it would work for our family when we road tripped over 200 miles away to visit family. We have 2 kids 6 and 1.5 at the time of travel. We were going to be away for 3 days. We found that we had plenty of room in the trunk actually not even using the hidden portion. Our 6 yr old is in a booster only and she said she had plenty of room. Our 1.3 is in a seat similar to the one in the video, with just a little smaller foot print, the one in the video is definitely one of the bulkier front facing seats on the market. However most kids in these seats dont have legs long enough that make it an issue. As for stopping to charge as you know if you have kids you tend to stop a lot anyways, so even though we didnt really need to stop for the battery we did because of the kids so we charged while doing so giving us a better battery buffer on arrival. So while I'm not against your arguements just felt like you dismissed it too quickly. Side note I was total against the Model 3 for my family and didnt think it would work and was surprised when it did.
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