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Vehicle Virgins reveals 6 things he hates about Tesla Model Y

Published: 11/May/2020 14:31

by Jacob Hale


Popular car YouTuber Vehicle Virgins has been using a Tesla Model Y and, despite the popularity of the electric vehicle, has shared six things that he believes “suck” about the Model Y.

Tesla has become one of the biggest car brands in the world, with CEO Elon Musk spearheading an “electric revolution” and bringing out a range of new vehicles – including the highly-anticipated Tesla Roadster, which he recently revealed may be delayed until after the Tesla Cybertruck.

But that’s not to say Tesla gets everything perfect, and that’s what Vehicle Virgins wanted to discuss, telling viewers what he believes are six of the worst things about the Model Y.

Tesla have really put electric vehicles on the map.

While Vehicle Virgins – real name Parker Nirenstein – says that the vehicle is “absolutely amazing,” this doesn’t mean he’s completely satisfied with every facet of the Model Y, going into detail about some of the cosmetic or aesthetic issues with the car.

Most of Nirenstein’s main gripes with the car are, as mentioned, aesthetic, which might be somewhat surprising considering one of Tesla’s main appeals is that their cars are designed to look slick to another level.

Reeling off his list of complaints – which even he would admit are somewhat minor, as they don’t seem to affect the drivability of the Model Y at all – Nirenstein says the following are the biggest issues with the Model Y:

  • The tyres are too small – huge wheel gap
  • Some build quality elements, such as panel gaps, are “not that great” and “don’t align right”
  • Faulty rear seat folding buttons, which he says is a “common issue”
  • Front seats are on risers, which are “ugly” and makes him “concerned for [his] safety”
  • Reclining back seats means passengers will hit their head on the roof
  • Loud noise when stationary

As mentioned, Nirenstein prefaces this video saying that he loves the Tesla Model Y, so clearly none of his issues with it affect how much he wants to drive it, but are more areas where the car could be improved to make it perfect, rather than making it drivable.

In terms of functionality, he doesn’t seem to have any huge issues, though it’s maybe worth noting the issues with the back seats if you plan on regularly having passengers or utilizing more trunk space in your Model Y.

Finally, he says that if the Model Y or Model 3 are in your budget, it makes complete sense to get one, so he clearly believes it’s worth more than other cars around the same price, which may be worth considering if you’re in the market for one.


Jeremy Clarkson’s impressive car collection is a petrolhead’s dream

Published: 23/Nov/2020 14:34

by Kieran Bicknell


Petrolheads around the world will recognize the name Jeremy Clarkson. Once part of BBC’s Top Gear and now the host of the legendary Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour alongside May and Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson naturally owns quite a sizable car collection, along with a few surprises.

Jeremy Clarkson will go down in history as one of the biggest personalities that any car-based TV show will ever be linked to. Naturally, his years at the helm of various car shows, along with his history in journalism, has led him to owning an impressive collection of cars.

It’s not just cars in Jeremy’s garage, though. Having taken on his farm during 2019, he also owns a number of unusual machines, including a rather strange Lamborghini. Here are our highlights from Clarkson’s incredible collection.

Ford GT Clarkson
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Clarkson loved his Ford GT, but annoying electrical issues resulted in him returning the car to Ford.

Jeremy Clarkson’s supercars

Of course, Clarkson has a number of performance cars and supercars in his car collection. One of the most famous cars in his collection was the Ford GT, which he actually sent back to Ford after a well-documented issue with the alarm.

He also has a well-known love affair with AMG’s products. His first was an SL55 AMG roadster, though it wasn’t to be his last. Clarkson has also owned a number of other AMG-badged cars, including a CLK63 Black Series.

Given his history around supercars, Clarkson has owned more than most people would ever dream of having. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Ferrari 355 GTS
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG SL55 AMG Roadster
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK63 Black Series
  • Aston Martin Virage
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
  • McLaren 675LT
  • Ford GT
  • Lotus Elise 111S

Classic Cars in Jeremy Clarkson’s collection

Jeremy Clarkson The Excellent
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The Excellent is a custom Mercedes SL Roadster

It’s not just the latest-and-greatest cars that are in Jeremy’s collection. There are also a number of classic cars in his fleet, including one of the most iconic BMWs ever made, as well as some vehicles from his time on Top Gear and The Grand Tour.

The most unusual car in Clarkson’s collection is undoubtedly ‘The Excellent.’ Created as part of a challenge on The Grand Tour, it is a lifted Mercedes SL convertible mated to a Land Rover chassis.

Alongside ‘The Excellent’ he also owns the gorgeous Alfa Romeo GTV6 that featured on the Scottish special episode during Season 2. He even knew that he’d own it after filming, saying during the show “generally when we finish these jobs these cars end up, I don’t know where. But I know where this will end up; At my house.”

CSL Batmobile
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The most iconic classic in Clarkson’s collection is the BMW 3.0 CSL.

Finally, the standout car from the collection is one of the most iconic BMW’s ever designed – the 3.0l CSL. Nicknamed ‘the Batmobile’ due to its massive rear wing, the CSL is the first true performance BMW, and is an appreciating classic.

While he doesn’t own all of them anymore, the full list of classics that Jeremy is known to own is impressive:

  • BMW 3.0l CSL
  • Alfa Romeo GTV6
  • Mercedes SL ‘The Excellent’
  • Ford Escort Cosworth RS
  • Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser Limousine
  • VW Golf GTI
  • VW Scirocco

The weirdest car in Clarkson’s collection

While his crazy Grand Tour creations are certainly odd, most people wouldn’t expect Clarkson to own a certain Lamborghini. In this case, it’s a tractor for use on his farm – how very un-clarkson!