|Does this look like the interior of a Mercedes-Benz?|
By VICTOR E. SASSON
When you own a Tesla Model S, the inane TV commercials other manufacturers run can drive you crazy.
Tesla Motors doesn't spend tens of millions of dollars to advertise on TV or in newspapers and magazines, which may be at the root of the media's hostility toward the all-electric luxury car and the genius behind it, Elon Musk.
But just about every other manufacturers does, and the cost of those ads boosts the MSRP of the vehicle you buy.
In turn, different people say they think they are in a Lexus, Infiniti, Audi, BMW and even a Mercedes-Benz.
What were they smoking?
They are shown in several gas-guzzling Chevy SUVs, including the enormous Suburban.
When I was working for fleet management companies for a measly $12 an hour, I drove a lot of SUVs from Mercedes, other German manufacturers, Lexus and Infiniti, and I can tell you none of them look or feel like the far cheaper Chevy.