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TheStradman explains why he’s buying a Tesla Model Y

Published: 12/Feb/2020 13:07

by Jacob Hale


Popular car YouTuber TheStradman has explained why he’s decided “join the smuggery” and add a Tesla Model Y to his ever-growing collection of vehicles.

The Tesla Model Y releases in March 2020 and is based on the Model 3 sedan platform, albeit a little chunkier than its predecessor.

It’s somewhat of a middle-ground between the Model 3 and the Model X, cars that TheStradman has been vehemently against throughout his time on YouTube. But, he may now be changing his mind on Elon Musk’s brainchild, after placing a preorder for one despite his previous rants against Tesla and their “smug” owners.

The Tesla Model Y was first announced in March 2019.

Stradman, grinning as he explains what’s going on, says “Boys, I’m doing it. I have made fun of Tesla owners and their smuggery and their silly license plates for so long, and now I’m joining the smuggery.”

Opting for the Performance edition, the purchase price comes in at $60,990 before selecting customization options, which is definitely on the more affordable end of the scale as far as Tesla products go. However, after adding auto-pilot and black and white interiors to the vehicle, it costs a total of $68,990.

Explaining why he’s opting for the Model Y – and not the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe like he wanted – Stradman says that his dog, Oskar, drools so much, that getting a Rolls Royce as his “daily driver” might not be the best choice. As such, the brand new Tesla model is a perfect fit for his pup.

While buying a new Tesla may seem a little excessive in this scenario, it does make sense: after all, if you’re going to spend money on a car such as the Rolls Royce Phantom, you really don’t want the interior ending up covered in drool.

The Rolls Royce usually costs upward of $250,000, which makes the $70,000 cost of the Tesla Model Y look absolutely meager in comparison, especially when it will mainly be used to get Oskar from A to B.

He also explains that while he’s getting the Model Y for now, it will be a good introduction to electric cars before his Tesla Cybertruck arrives in 2022 – and possibly a Tesla Roadster in the meantime.


TikTokker explains how she managed to live in her car for over a year

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:46

by Michael Gwilliam


TikTok star Nikita Crump has managed to pull off the incredible feat of living in her car, a 2012 Honda Civic, for over one year. Now, she has explained how she was able to pull it off in a new YouTube video.

Crump’s journey began in a video first uploaded on November 3, 2019 where she explained how she officially told her landlord she would be moving out of her home and into her car.

According to Crump, this wasn’t some impromptu decision and she had been spending a few months actively thinking about it before taking the plunge.

TikTok star Nikita crump lives in car
Nikita has been living in her car for over a year.

Despite having a nice house with affordable rent and good roommates, she felt moving into her car was something she “had to do.”

Since then, she has successfully spent a whole year living in her car and marked the anniversary of her first night by explaining how she is able to stay cool or warm at night.

In the backseat of her car, the YouTuber keeps a pillow and too fuzzy blankets which she uses to cover herself up.

Along with her sweatpants and sweatshirt, she is able to stay warm even in the winter months. However, occasionally she has to put a jacket on if it’s ever especially cold outside.

“In Northern California, a lot of the warmer days are still cool nights, so I’m fortunate that most nights throughout the year are totally bearable, but there’s totally been the occasion where it is hot, I am sweating and I wear as minimal clothing as I can,” she explained.

Luckily, she also has a rechargeable fan which can help her get through the night if need be despite only staying charged for one day.

@nikitaraschellYeah, I’m homeless. I live in my civic, I shower at my gym, and I’m just your average gal. ##whatsinmybag ##hotelcivic ##homeless ##sponsorme♬ Aesthetic Girl – Yusei

In addition to just staying cool, the TikTok sensation also revealed she showers at the gym and keeps plenty of personal hygiene products inside her bag including shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant to name a few.

Now, Crump is hitting the road and embarking on a two-month-long trip around the United States where she’ll be documenting her experiences.

The entertainer’s decision to live in her car has paid dividends, as she currently has over one million followers on TikTok.