Seems like +Tesla Motors
is trying to be a high-cost version Spirit Airlines by nickel and diming customers on everything after they buy. $600/year for a service contract is ridiculous when most automakers are now including as much as 4 years of scheduled maintenance (oil changes, tire rotations, fluids, inspections,etc at no extra charge). Even my wife's $27k +Volkswagen USA
Jetta TDI wagon got 4 years of free maintenance. My 7-year-old +Ford Motor Company
Mustang costs me less than $150/year.
Charging for software updates is ridiculous, no other automaker does this to my knowledge. Ford offers regular updates to its SYNC connectivity system through its website and earlier this year they shipped over 300,000 USB drives to customers to update the MyFord Touch system. All automakers provide updates to powertrain and other control systems at no charge.
Voiding a warranty for rotating the tires anywhere but a Tesla store is also unconscionable.
Reshared post from +Green Car Reports
Will Tesla really void the Model S warranty if owners don't pay $600 a year for maintenance?