He emerged from the Tesla showroom early this week gushing to his wife about the $87,000 electric sedan. Jamie Canney, 30, was tired, and had their week-old infant in a baby carrier on a bench, but listened patiently to the comparisons to a Mercedes-Benz or BMW without the need to fill up with gasoline.
“That is an impressive automobile,” he said. “You should see it. Go in.”
“No, I’m good. I’m tired,” she replied.
Then her husband mentioned the enormous 17-inch touch screen display that controls just about everything in the car, and that at least raised an eyebrow with his wife.
“But you can’t even buy one here,” Jamie Canney said.
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