What a joke. Obviously written by a dealer. If there is no middleman to markup the price, consumers will pay LESS. Not to mention that even if it were true, I'd gladly pay $1500 to avoid dealing with slimy car dealers. There is zero reason to think that a manufacturer wouldn't care about feedback from its customers. They want to keep selling cars. Tesla's cars are the best quality in the entire industry (a reported fact, not my opinion, I don't own one). The cars aren't "put out by narrow minded engineers". Engineers are told what to create by management/marketing.