captain_solo, your comment is sort of bullshit. It reads as if it is written directly by General Motors public relations department. It would be complete bullshit if you didn't try to appeal to reason, so good job there.
Go on, shadow Tesla in that uncertain light of certain doom. But last I checked, when _1_ person dies in a car due to design fault and the manufacturer takes _IMMEDIATE_ attention to that death, that was a good thing. Sorry, I just never got used to the idea of "Well, if enough people get hurt, we'll take a look ;-P".
I really don't care about the automotive industry, but nearly ever American my age has heard of Preston Tucker. Big automotive is doing to Tesla what they did to Tucker over 60 years ago. Fuel the FUD, get government (now governments...plural) on your side, then steal the ideas and claim it as your own. Big automotive admitted to the scandal with Tucker AFTER they destroyed him, then later convicted of the plot. Like it or not, Tesla is the new Tucker.
So, will I buy a Tesla, no. Will I _ALMOST_ blindly support Tesla in every other way, you're god damn right I will. Especially when I'm _FORCED_ to have my taxes support this apparent "Too big to fail" industry made of scum and vinyl seats (vinyl might be too good of a description).