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I never understood why Musk went so hard after Broder from the start, as soon as I saw the data what I saw in it was something that correlated with his story reasonably well. Musk pointed out that he never got down to 45 but he was at something like 50-52 most of that time and he is reading a dial gauge. I assumed then that Musk had the call logs and they would be bad for Broder, either Musk doesn't have them or they do not make Tesla look good. In the end I think Tesla needs this to blow over and consider how this drive from a non-car reviewer indicates to them how they can improve their first-time-driver experience and make their product and their company better.



>> I never understood why Musk went so hard after Broder from the start

I would chalk it up to a combination of ego, thin skin and impulsiveness.

Had he came back with a much more measured rebuttal (think OXO vs Quirky), this story likely would have died earlier.




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