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

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  • Teslanomics with Ben Sullins

    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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRjPMdox87A

    • Jay Charles
      Jay Charles  3 weeks back

      @Ryan Jarymy teslas are cool

      (The cool kids)

    • Ryan Jarymy
      Ryan Jarymy  4 weeks back

      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  4 weeks back

      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  4 weeks back

      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
    William Frederick III  1 weeks back

    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  2 weeks back

      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
        oldrrocr  2 weeks back

        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
          AllenRay Pimentel  3 weeks back

          Congratulations on baby #2

          • harry
            harry  3 weeks back

            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 ;-)

            • Restoration & Rehab
              Restoration & Rehab  3 weeks back

              Spoiler alert!
              Part 4, find the right wife for your new Tesla

              • Chris Pyak
                Chris Pyak  3 weeks back

                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  3 weeks back

                  @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.

                • Teslanomics with Ben Sullins
                  Teslanomics with Ben Sullins   3 weeks back

                  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
                koeniglicher  3 weeks back

                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
                  koeniglicher  3 weeks back

                  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  3 weeks back

                    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  2 weeks back

                      @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)?

                    • Teslanomics with Ben Sullins
                      Teslanomics with Ben Sullins   3 weeks back

                      I would double check for a warranty and any repairs

                  • Helstintejag
                    Helstintejag  3 weeks back

                    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  3 weeks back

                      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
                        DrTed3  3 weeks back

                        Tell him you found one at a yard sale and bargained them down to $500.

                    • touchtapgo
                      touchtapgo  3 weeks back

                      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  3 weeks back

                        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  3 weeks back

                          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  3 weeks back

                            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  3 weeks back

                              Alfas dont ask wifes for permission 💪

                              • bram w
                                bram w  3 weeks back

                                A lot of American problems here, the S and X are considered huge in Europe

                                • loek
                                  loek  3 weeks back

                                  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  3 weeks back

                                    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
                                      DrTed3  3 weeks back

                                      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
                                      aftonline  3 weeks back

                                      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  3 weeks back

                                        Too late! She agreed and now I have to beg to drive it!

                                        • James Jones
                                          James Jones  3 weeks back

                                          Buying my 2018 Model S was actually my wife's idea.

                                          • Johan Smith
                                            Johan Smith  3 weeks back

                                            My wife don't need convincing, but my bank manager does.

                                            • ron adami
                                              ron adami  3 weeks back

                                              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  3 weeks back

                                                Maintenance is lower, but what about insurance?

                                                • DrTed3
                                                  DrTed3  3 weeks back

                                                  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  3 weeks back

                                                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  3 weeks back

                                                  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  3 weeks back

                                                    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  3 weeks back

                                                      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  3 weeks back

                                                        @S King And yet he continued to say wife through the entire video

                                                      • S King
                                                        S King  3 weeks back

                                                        You didn't listen very well ... he mentioned that very thing .....

                                                    • Darryl Richards
                                                      Darryl Richards  3 weeks back

                                                      Congrats on the little human! You look like you're getting sleep. That'll change in a bit.

                                                      • Steve Boedeker
                                                        Steve Boedeker  3 weeks back

                                                        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
                                                          DrTed3  3 weeks back

                                                          @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  3 weeks back

                                                          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
                                                          DrTed3  3 weeks back

                                                          With reasonable care batteries should last 300-500K miles. It is likely other mechanical systems will have problems before the battery.

                                                      • LIBERTY MURF
                                                        LIBERTY MURF  3 weeks back

                                                        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
                                                          doogieAfro  3 weeks back

                                                          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
                                                            2nd3rd1st  3 weeks back

                                                            3:44 Tesla pushed the SR+ range from 240 to 250 miles just earlier this year.

                                                            • 2nd3rd1st
                                                              2nd3rd1st  3 weeks back

                                                              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 Youtube 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  3 weeks back

                                                                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  3 weeks back

                                                                  Happy wife leads to a happy life!!!

                                                                  • Marcel Mulvihill
                                                                    Marcel Mulvihill  3 weeks back

                                                                    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  3 weeks back

                                                                      What about waiting for the model Y? Budget friendly (for a Tesla) and more room for kids.

                                                                      • Adam Kuperstein
                                                                        Adam Kuperstein  3 weeks back

                                                                        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
                                                                          jcaustin320  3 weeks back

                                                                          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
                                                                            DrgnFlys  3 weeks back

                                                                            I think I won that discussion, now I need to devise a way to upgrade to the AWD long range model.....

                                                                            • DavinMMA
                                                                              DavinMMA  3 weeks back

                                                                              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  3 weeks back

                                                                                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
                                                                                  Francesco3000  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I had to argue with my wife......until she give in. Now she keeps touching the screen when we are driving!