Here's why I Didn't Buy a Tesla

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Everyone keeps telling me I should have a Tesla... but I think they're wrong. Finally, after two years, here is my review of the Chevy Volt.
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  1. username

    username2 months ago

    Why not go with the Bolt? Then you could have done all your driving on electric and used ones are pretty cheap.

  2. Louie Friesen

    Louie Friesen2 days ago

    Also the Bolts are literally blowing up now.

  3. Jarod Campos

    Jarod Campos15 days ago

    @Linus Tech Tips you should do a motorcycle video

  4. Vidyadhar Pai

    Vidyadhar Pai17 days ago

    @webcomment hey there. I just heard that Chevy is doing a recall on the bolt due to battery fires. There's also an OTA update being released on 11/17/20. I hope you're safe and all the best.

  5. adbkevin

    adbkevin23 days ago

    @Linus Tech Tips Just got a 2017 Bolt. Love it. We have a Toyota Highlander for long trips but I suspect the 200+ mile range on my Bolt will be fine as well even if it may be slightly inconvenient at times. Thanks for the great video and information.

  6. Gmail X

    Gmail XMonth ago

    Tesla will fail:

  7. Luis Verissimo

    Luis Verissimo5 hours ago

    Wow, Linus on car review? Please make it a thing!

  8. Anna Sunn

    Anna SunnDay ago

    American car choices really confuse brits

  9. Calvin Chan

    Calvin ChanDay ago

    Also another reason why Linus decided to get the volt is well, obviously the "EV Desert" situation, which I would recommend y'all to watch the BMW i3 REx review by the 8-bit guy (here's the vid:, but y'all gonna be asking "Why not the Prius? Toyota's better the Chevrolet", the brakes: if the Prius breaks down on you while driving it, it will automatically lock up the brakes and no way to disengage them (watch this review:

  10. Matthew Bailey

    Matthew Bailey2 days ago

    Ha! It was the mission speedway! Not a bad guess after 24 years of not having been there.

  11. Elementriel

    Elementriel3 days ago

    Should get a Tesla as a company pool car then. I love my model 3. You could even let Brandon and team drive the pool car since they edit so well!

  12. Jean-Pierre White

    Jean-Pierre White3 days ago

    Shame GM discontinued the Volt. This means getting parts will become an issue several years down the road.

  13. Nihongo Benkyo Shimasu

    Nihongo Benkyo Shimasu4 days ago

    For a technologist person, hybrid don't make sense. May be ten years ago.... There is no reason not going all electric. Hybrids are twice the complexity, choose gas or electric. KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) Car manufacturer choose to build because they will have a lot of workers to lay off and a lot of engine and gearbox factories to close. The bottom line is that we should stop making car engine.

  14. David King

    David King5 days ago

    While the production value is something well worth nerding out over, the biggest take away fro me was that Linus owns an SV, and one of the more gorgeously styled ones too. Big yes

  15. Ivan Rangga Pratama

    Ivan Rangga Pratama5 days ago

    And right after that 22 secs of intro shots, I thought Jeremy Clarkson was about to narrate this video...

  16. Samuel James

    Samuel James5 days ago

    Hybrid cars are bullshit, either go with gasoline or go with ev. I am sure linus will own a tesla car in future.


    xXPROGAMER Xx6 days ago

    If the CEO can't even afford a Tesla, the financial situation of this company isn't looking good

  18. rim685cen ;nir'suc

    rim685cen ;nir'suc6 days ago

    1:12 Be fair now! Discounting the Suzuki, every other vehicle you've owned in your life also cost more than all previous ones put together!

  19. Kenneth Griffin

    Kenneth Griffin7 days ago

    Why are you wearing shoes? Great video with stuff regular people are concerned with.

  20. Pearce Martin

    Pearce Martin8 days ago

    Well, you just made a video of why a volt made sense for you. A tesla makes a lot of more sense for a lot of people. For example, as someone who wants to be a band director in Texas, I plan to get a cybertruck, since its crazy safety features, immense storage, and towing capacity just make sense for a band director.

  21. Lee Nader

    Lee Nader8 days ago

    Last year I bought a 2016 Leaf. It was DIRT cheap, and without a doubt, my favorite car I ever owned.

  22. Derek g

    Derek g8 days ago

    And tesla are everywhere I cang tell ya the last time I seen a volt

  23. Derek g

    Derek g8 days ago

    Weren't we supposed to get this video 2 years ago a month after he bought it

  24. Benedicto Diptasuta

    Benedicto Diptasuta8 days ago

    Linus Car Tips XD

  25. Adsta Congrejo

    Adsta Congrejo10 days ago

    When Tesla can make a reliable car I'll consider it. But bumpers that randomly come off when you drive, is just the latest in a long string of issues that completely eat away the no paying for petrol... I can't wait for an all electric Honda.

  26. Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise11 days ago

    Isn't most electricity generated by burning coal

  27. jazzmickge1

    jazzmickge111 days ago

    Yes do more. I know you'll never beat the likes of Top Gear or The Grand Tour, but from a Tech perspective you've got it covered and that's the point. In general most vehicle reviews focus on speed, power, handling, space and comfort. And that's fine people want to know those points when it comes to comfort for commutes and utility for a large family. But as we are moving towards electric vehicles tech is becoming more and more important. I believe if you review enough vehicles and their 'Tech' you could lay down a standard for all future reviews by others. If you get there first and set those standards over the next 5-10 years when Top Gear becomes Top Volt (haha), they could end up following your standards when breaking down, comparing and recommending future cars.

  28. Michael Lefebvre

    Michael Lefebvre12 days ago


  29. Gabriel Alejandro

    Gabriel Alejandro12 days ago

    I think Linus bought a Chevy coz is cheaper, thats 95% of the reason, the rest is just "i don't want to pay more for what Tesla offers"...

  30. Corrie

    Corrie12 days ago

    more cars and motorbike shit! Think nerds would realise how much fun they are when specs etc are similar in understanding to a pc.

  31. Ahh Hue

    Ahh Hue12 days ago

    As a car guy, I personally hate electric cars for many reasons, but Tesla’s in particular are overpriced and overrated garbage. If you’re looking for an electric car, the only plus Tesla’s have is the range, but their horrible build qualities, high prices, waiting times for repairs, and the fact that it’s electric so it’s heavy, doesn’t handle very well and you also need to plan out charge stations and wait that extra time for it to charge on road trips. Also, for the price ($80,000+) you are starting to compete with luxury cars like Audi’s, BMW’s and Mercedes where the Model S cannot even come close to competing.

  32. Ahh Hue

    Ahh Hue12 days ago

    Also, with the Model X as an “SUV”, on paper it may have the same storage capacity as bigger SUVs but when you actually try and pack one. Since that luggage space is split between two different compartments and the awkward shape of the roof line causes most of that shape to be useless in most cases and makes it so the Model X only has barely much more usable luggage capacity than the Model S

  33. Ashwik Raj

    Ashwik Raj12 days ago

    10:22 ? Just look outside the window and please, please someone explain me what happened!!?!!

  34. Bread

    Bread13 days ago

    I'd rather have a self driving car but thanks for the concern

  35. Arturo Carrillo

    Arturo Carrillo13 days ago

    The title "Here's why I Didnt Buy a Tesla" is a bit misleading because you mainly talked about the Chevy Bolt - huh?.....

  36. Hz1z H4

    Hz1z H414 days ago

    You used all of your money on motherboards

  37. Asim Chaudhry

    Asim Chaudhry14 days ago

    Am I the only one still waiting on the tesla review?

  38. david liu

    david liu15 days ago

    I mean tesla still has massive panel gaps and are anti repair

  39. Orangeboy73733

    Orangeboy7373315 days ago

    Not gonna lie. I disliked the video cause you’re talking about another vehicle 🤨🥱

  40. Jim the sea emperor

    Jim the sea emperor15 days ago

    did I just watch a volt add?

  41. Dany G.

    Dany G.15 days ago

    Yo Chevy bolt probably has a battery hazzard recall now, lol

  42. OscarCharlieZulu

    OscarCharlieZulu16 days ago

    This is why you didn’t do something? Cool I didnt drink a beer. And I didn’t buy an pet pig. Maybe I’ll do a video on that.

  43. Vyanktesh Kanungo

    Vyanktesh Kanungo16 days ago

    Chevy Volt is discontinued in 2020. Sad

  44. Gmoney Crazy

    Gmoney Crazy16 days ago

    If u get a Tesla put a flipping gaming PC into it

  45. Esteban Paunero

    Esteban Paunero17 days ago

    You missed the fact that Tesla cars are basically always connected to Tesla and because of that they detect some third party spare parts (that do exactly the same as the factory original but half the price or less) and the car wont start, forcing the consumer to buy Tesla's overpriced junk. That is more important than all points on this video together.

  46. Jacob Wooten

    Jacob Wooten17 days ago

    This guy really bought a chevy volt

  47. Sawyer Allen

    Sawyer Allen17 days ago

    3D print a seatbelt clip for the passenger seat alarm. Bluetooth seatbelt 👌🏻

  48. Lvlx

    Lvlx18 days ago

    This title is very misleading

  49. Henrik M

    Henrik M18 days ago

    1:12 Be fair now! Discounting the Suzuki, every other vehicle you've owned in your life also cost more than all previous ones put together!

  50. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith18 days ago

    Because they suck ball lol dont get a tesla please dont waste your time on garbage

  51. Dandi Sav

    Dandi Sav18 days ago

    Cuz hes cheap?


    ACEROCKOLLA A19 days ago

    James must be paid too much.

  53. Sourav Mishra

    Sourav Mishra19 days ago

    First video I dislike of Linus: a clickbait.

  54. Tacticool Millenial

    Tacticool Millenial20 days ago

    Beta Male Alert. crap ass car.

  55. Tacticool Millenial

    Tacticool Millenial17 days ago

    @Harrison Clark douche canoe

  56. Harrison Clark

    Harrison Clark18 days ago

    Actually says “beta male” Ok dude.

  57. Helena Of Detroit

    Helena Of Detroit20 days ago

    I won't ever go to an electric car until they can get ranges over 1000 miles, and preferably, 3000. I drive a LOT as a landscape photographer so I don't see electric cars working for me any time soon.

  58. Daniel Duarte

    Daniel Duarte20 days ago

    you can use the limiter on the speed instead of cruise control, thats a other way to control...

  59. Pieter deli ho

    Pieter deli ho20 days ago

    Linus is sponsored by dji!?

  60. Issey Almquist

    Issey Almquist22 days ago

    Great video! I hope you plan to make more automotive content as cars become more and more tech focused.

  61. Slot1Gamer

    Slot1Gamer22 days ago

    I think the automatic window thing is put in a safety feature

  62. Hue Mungus

    Hue Mungus22 days ago

    Bad video. Wayyyyy too sponsored

  63. Andrew W.

    Andrew W.22 days ago

    This is such an ugly car. I will just go and get the Model 3 performance

  64. Andrew W.

    Andrew W.22 days ago

    Oh you copied Casey Neistat´s Intro

  65. Michael Manning

    Michael Manning22 days ago

    More car videos

  66. CroSs xD

    CroSs xD22 days ago

    $70k is cheap in Singapore

  67. antargaming

    antargaming23 days ago

    short answer, he bought the volt when the model 3 was not out

  68. Levente Domonkos

    Levente Domonkos23 days ago

    I'm sorry but this is such a typical american car, disgusting looking interior, such an awful use of materials and the design is horrible, hard to even look at not to mention live with

  69. t v

    t v23 days ago

    Mr. Krabs: "Money."

  70. xxgunslingerxx

    xxgunslingerxx24 days ago

    Anyone who has tried to road trip in a Tesla knows how annoying it is. It took almost 9 hours from Vancouver to Kelowna.(that's about 5 hour drive in a gas powered car) That includes time to wait for a super charger(2x 45-60 min) and actually charge the car(2x45). Also the distance estimator was really off. I made it to the Kelowna super charger with 11km left when it initially said I would have 40. Also this was during the summer of 2020.. I cant even imagine how bad it would be(of if it is even possible) in the winter with the cold weather range loss of 30 to 40%. I also done like that Tesla doesnt include a buffer in the battery.. you lose 5 to 10% of your max range after the first year or so.

  71. Jansen Yap

    Jansen Yap24 days ago

    why is he driving in reverse in 10:20?

  72. GomiHiko

    GomiHiko24 days ago

    chevy volt sux this post made by ford cmax gang

  73. Evaldas Mureika

    Evaldas Mureika26 days ago

    Tesla car can be unlocked with a card. Clock overlay has someting to do with an icon on a mac PC.

  74. Donald Stinnett

    Donald Stinnett26 days ago

    Oh Mr. Tech Tips ... how you have missed out. I did buy a Tesla Model 3, and it is simply fantastic. I bite my thumb at your little Volt. Life is good but it's better in a Tesla.

  75. Ashutosh Rabil

    Ashutosh Rabil26 days ago

    i like the black version of intro than the white one

  76. Ken Weaverling

    Ken Weaverling27 days ago

    Tesla owners are pretty used to only charging to 80 or 90% usually but it's nice to be able to push it to 100% on the rare occasions that you really need that extra bit of range for whatever reason.

  77. NutriFIT nutritie si fitnes

    NutriFIT nutritie si fitnes27 days ago

    why do tech people think they have to have a car with all the damn driver aids and electrics in it . a car can be just a car wth

  78. Nilanjan Mitra

    Nilanjan Mitra27 days ago

    You know Linus would be a great actor

  79. CQB

    CQB28 days ago

    I still prefer to hear the engine in my car when i’m driving. I won’t be getting electric anytime soon

  80. Feras Kiki

    Feras Kiki28 days ago

    His computer is literally more expensive than his car ! around 1.4x if we are talking about the 32,000$ computer

  81. DopePoopster

    DopePoopster28 days ago

    Linus Car tips

  82. Jeremy Cooper

    Jeremy Cooper28 days ago

    ME: Pays for USlikes premium Linus: Here's come commercials anyways, sucker

  83. Luis Pires

    Luis Pires28 days ago

    Why there is an Tesla app notification in almost every new videos where u show your phone?

  84. RadicalRick

    RadicalRick29 days ago

    Linus, I don't think you have any idea just how good you are when it comes to talking about products. But nevertheless, keep up the awesome job.

  85. Duc Đang Dinh

    Duc Đang Dinh29 days ago

    Video title: "Here's why i didn't Buy a tesla" Video: "Here's why i bought a Chevy Volt"

  86. Duc Đang Dinh

    Duc Đang Dinh29 days ago

    Why not go with the Bolt? Then you could have done all your driving on electric and used ones are pretty cheap.

  87. Rajnrib Saikia

    Rajnrib Saikia29 days ago

    Ah yeas the inside mind of a car being filmed by a drone

  88. Kinyera Inno Arnolds

    Kinyera Inno ArnoldsMonth ago

    My mind was telling me that that bike was a joke, Linus aint going anywhere..

  89. LuisXGP

    LuisXGPMonth ago

    please tell me this 10 minutes comercial of Chevrolet Volt is not monetized

  90. LuisXGP

    LuisXGPMonth ago

    because he didnt sell enough merchandise

  91. TRC race

    TRC raceMonth ago

    you should make a channel called linus car tips

  92. Y0UKA1 ヨウカイ

    Y0UKA1 ヨウカイMonth ago

    damn 35000 USD for a brand new, it’s pretty cheap...... for car tax in Hong Kong, if you buy a car that is worth 26000USD or above, it’s tax will be 115% and up

  93. Y0UKA1 ヨウカイ

    Y0UKA1 ヨウカイMonth ago

    why would you buy a car with no sound

  94. SDR

    SDRMonth ago

    Your "clean" electric cars cause massive environmental disaster where rare earth metals needed for the batteries are dug up, along with massive greenhouse gas emissions. So they are neither clean nor "climate friendly" and the same goes for "clean energy" production, which also causes environmental destruction where it's implemented. It's all a con designed to create an excuse for and acceptance of destruction of free market capitalism/economic freedom.

  95. Noob Slayer

    Noob SlayerMonth ago

    I cant believe that I missed this video. The camera work is so well done!

  96. Aaron Chambers

    Aaron ChambersMonth ago

    Odd , I had the exact same car (color and all lol) and I switched to the model 3 earlier this year. I loveeee the tech in the model 3 over the volt

  97. trouser minnow will out

    trouser minnow will outMonth ago

    I would love a Tesla so the company can monitor and sell all my data all the time.

  98. Keillor Kaplan-James

    Keillor Kaplan-JamesMonth ago

    You don’t have three engines. You have one engine and two motors

  99. Sean Maloney

    Sean MaloneyMonth ago

    Video title: "Here's why i didn't Buy a tesla" Video: "Here's why i bought a Chevy Volt"

  100. Nocturnal Neon

    Nocturnal NeonMonth ago

    It's clear the camera team was really enjoying trying out a new style of filming...

  101. Favio

    FavioMonth ago

    Linus really tried to make a chevy volt sound cool

  102. Cats Cough

    Cats CoughMonth ago

    im just watching this because of the cinematography

  103. CD

    CDMonth ago

    Why I didn't buy a Tesla. They are a scumbag company and very anti-self repair. It sucks to see so many people quickly giving things to scumbags the fastest!

  104. Edaz

    EdazMonth ago

    Do you really want to be 'that' guy who drives a Telsa?

  105. xorkatoss

    xorkatossMonth ago

    just buy a Model 3 and forget the kids! lol

  106. J T

    J TMonth ago

    Heres why i didn't i live in a very cold place. The tesla battery range in the cold is crap

  107. Mr. McCheesit

    Mr. McCheesitMonth ago

    Says the man that put a tv above a bathtub

  108. king gaming

    king gamingMonth ago

    This man made an 11 minute video explaining that he is too broke to afford a Tesla. Lol. I feel ur pain man.