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Old 04-15-2019, 02:22 PM   #488
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Originally Posted by Sid03SVT View Post
VW/VAG products.... several features are software locked.

For the record, software locked stuff bothers me - it seems a bit shady that you can software lock an item and sell it for a price, and the amount of effort to "upgrade it" boils down to a few keystrokes for thousands of dollars, aka almost pure profit.

In my mind it boils down to either the "base" model isn't being sold for enough money, or xyz manufacturer is greedy; either way it feels like shady business practices; most manufacturers, if not all, are guilty of it to some extent though; not giving Tesla a pass, I just don't was to single them out and/or dismiss the others.
Why is this shady at all? Their margin shouldn't matter to the consumer. What matters is that they're offering two distinct products from the consumer's perspective at two different pricepoints.
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