. You have a very favorable idea of a car which isn't operating while the driver sits helpless to do anything. The video I shared showed the car stopping, not because the driver decided to stop. The car chose to stop in its own timing. "Needs only a sw update ..." = break down. "Hurry to get the car for a sale" = Purposely poor build process. So, the owner pays to become a Beta Tester? Is that what Alfa is advertising? If they do (which they haven't), and then sell the car, then the one who purchases it would be delighting in the fact that she/he could be given such an honor. It would also be on their shoulders to have knowingly obtained a lesser product. In fact, we hear owners detailing the failure/failures they're experiencing. And in the Video I shared, the comparison tester was commenting on both sides : Hopeful of a car made with such positive specs, but coupled with wonder as to the presence of the problem. He put as good a face on the failure as he could - and it's still quite bad. .