Batman: Not build quality, but I'll just call it alternative design
For the second time, my reference to build quality was not re this issue, its a comment that we have all heard for a long time with Tesla. And as I stated, that is another reason to avoid them
There's a lot less of that now vs this time last year when production was first starting to ramp up. Having said that, "build quality" issues are fairly straight forward to have fixed up and Tesla has been doing this. Should it happen? No, but in the grand scheme of owning the car it's a fairly minor thing that you deal with, have fixed and move on. Should you reject a brand and the superior EV technology you get with it for something that is rather minor? That's up to you I guess, I personally prefer to get best value for my money.
If there is a build quality issue, that's shoddy for a premium vehicle. How superior are Tesla's EV engines and battery to others? EV's are not new. Batteries are not new. Whats the featureset you get in an 80k Tesla? And I mean the features that are turned on. Like Apple, there is a lot of koolaid going on, bit at least Apple match the premium build quality of the hardware and software.
Value for money? You can argue that Apple isnt value for money. Will Tesla be value for money compared to other car manufacturer based EV's? Time will tell