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Why I Chose The Tesla Model Y As My Next Vehicle

With all major vehicle manufacturers moving to electrify their flights, why should you choose the Model Y as you next ride? Here’s my take based on why I ordered the Tesla Model Y.

Size Matters

First up on this list on why I chose the Tesla Model Y is its size. Now I don’t have children but I am used to driving an SUV. I have never owned a car and so I’m used to the extra size and space. In the EV field, SUVs are limited. At first, I was looking at a more traditional SUV and the Volvo XC 40 was my initial plan. After some digging though, I ended up with the Model Y as I decided to go with Tesla as a brand overall. 

The Price is Right?

That said, the Tesla Model Y is technically a crossover and not an SUV. So if I decided on Tesla as my brand, why didn’t I go with the larger and more traditional SUV – the Model X? In short, price.

The Model X starts at $111,600 CAD vs. the Model Y at your $74,600

Still, the Model Y I ordered came to $84,522. At this price, I could’ve gotten into a used Model X. So why did I go with Model Y?

New is Better!

Yes, just like Barney Stinson used to say, new is always better.

Why I Chose The Tesla Model Y As My Next Vehicle

In the case of the Model Y, this means the latest and greatest tech from Tesla. This has already been proven over the Model 3 with additions such as a heat pump, something beneficial to the colder climate I live in.

The newer model also means fewer factory defects, at least in theory. The first wave of Model Y’s has been heavily panned for panel gaps, broken seats, and poor paint quality.


For me, timing is a big part of not only choosing the Model Y, but going electric overall. On top of a day job that had me commuting 1.5 hours every day, my current vehicle is going on 14 years old. With that, some issues are creeping up. One of them is battery drain which is ironic given that I’m going for all-electric.

Also, the pandemic is playing a part. Financially, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to spend so much right now. My side job of travel blogging has understandably taken a huge hit. Getting the Model Y is allowing me to still focus on travel through this site and write about it, something I enjoy doing.

Add to that the fact that I just celebrated a milestone birthday and I thought it proper to treat myself!

Why I Chose The Tesla Model Y As My Next Vehicle

The Tesla Model Y is sexY

Last up on why I chose the Tesla Model Y is its looks. Initially, I was not a fan of the Model 3 but after seeing so many around Vancouver, it really grew on. This would lead you to belive that I would like the looks of the Model Y however when the model Y was unveiled, something didn’t look right. It was bulky yet somehow small looking.

Since then, the Model Y went through some minor changes that drastically made it more eye-catching, at least to me. Pair that with the clean and minimal interior and this car certainly is sexy!

Why Did you Choose Model Y?

There you have it. From size to a global pandemic, there are more than a few factors for me to choose the Tesla Model Y. What about you? Have you bought or ordered a Model Y? What were your deciding factors? Or have you gone electric but decided on a different make or model? Let me know in the comments below!

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    July 16, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Interesting info. We are planning on leaving the Cariboo next summer and moving to the Squamish area. Peter is already working out how an electric vehicle could replace our Chev Equinox. Here we have 40 km to drive just to get to a food store in 100 Mile so electric wasn’t practical.

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    Shaun Robertson
    July 16, 2020 at 4:54 am

    Thanks Shelia! Squamish would be lucky to have you! You grocery run will certainly be cut down and there are plenty of charging options in the area. There should be a few more EV options on the market next year that would be comparable in size to the Equinox. Rivian is offering a full-size truck and large SUV although they are pricey. Volvo is set to release an EV version of all their models in the next few years. There are plenty of good hybrid options till the rest of the industry catches up!


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