Unable to decide between Atto 3 and model Y .. I did not like the minimalist Tesla interior .. but they keep saying BYD

Ayman
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Unable to decide between Atto 3 and model Y .. I did not like the minimalist Tesla interior .. but they keep saying BYD is not as advanced with software/ battery management and fast charging compared to Tesla .. what do you think?
Will
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Post by Will »

If you can afford a Tesla it should be your first choice.

But if you want to save money and can live with the downsides to a BYD (like painfully slow DC charging) then it's a perfectly functional car
Stephen
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Post by Stephen »

I own a Y and have looked at the A3 at the Brisbane showroom. They aren't really comparable IMO.
The Y is much larger with far more storage space. It is also several thousand $ more expensive.
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Post by Terry »

Model Y has huge boot, frunk, faster charging, more mature software, better going around corners. Atto3 has 360 camera, sunroof that opens, built in sun shade, driver display, cheaper, softer ride over pot holes. Deal breakers for the MY are (in the most part) : ride too firm, no sunshade, politics of Musk, price. Deal breakers for Atto3 are mediocre DC charge speed, software issues, politics of CCP.
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Post by Wilba »

I went with BYD as it had a more comfortable rear seat, I’m 6’1 and struggled with Tesla ( I have 4 adults in the car normally). The BYD didn’t meet all my expectations but the teslas fell well short (not talking tech). I wanted a EV that also felt like a traditional car. I’m not a EV fan boy and hate the Tesla fanboys. I have a Chevy 2500 and it has a purpose to tow, I also have another ICE car that this isn’t being replacing. If the Kia EV9 was out I would have probably ordered that so I can fit more adults. I also found the Tesla to big for what I wanted in a 5 seater. It’s the size of a commodore or a falcon and I didn’t want a EV that big.

What’s your needs? Do you just want a Tesla cause it’s the most popular? The best? Try them all and see what fits your lifestyle.

As you said “BYD isn’t as advanced with software and battery management” so what’s your priority? Tesla has also converted to BYD batteries if you do a google search.
Grant
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Post by Grant »

Elon Musk is a nutjob and psychopath. The extreme minimalism in Teslas is terrible.

BYD has the right mix of tech and "traditional" physical controls. Much better for keeping eyes on road which equals safety.

BYD every day of the week.
Grant
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Post by Grant »

And before anyone brings up China... Australian delivered Tesla and BYD are both made in China.
Anthony
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Post by Anthony »

As to battery tech, the BYD Blade LiFePO is robust and well tested, and is now being used by a number of manufacturers including Tesla.
Alarming as it may sound, there can be downsides to a Tesla as well for some folk….it is still a formula of needs, preferences, budget……
I do have an Atto 3, have friends with Tesla 3 & Y, and I and they can see pros and cons to each.
Test drive as much as you can arrange.
Daniel
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Post by Daniel »

EV6 👌
Daniel
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Post by Daniel »

Firstly, you're asking in the BYD forum. No bias here, at all

Secondly, the Tesla mops with floor with the atto3, but it costs $20K/40% more.

I own both a Tesla and atto3.
We take the tesla on long trips. Atto3 is great for puttering around town/suburbia.

Atto3 is nicer because of the sunroof, 360deg camera, and the natural language voice control is better.

If you're into the old-school car experience, atto3 is for you.
If you can afford it, the model Y is for you. The minimalist interior grows on you, and the 1pedal driving is amazing ... Safer and better experience. I wish BYD would adapt 1-pedal driving, even as an option.
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