Hi Kevin. The build quality on all car's these days is good. I have never driven a Tesla so I can't advise you with that one, however, I do find the control knobs do feel and work a little better in my Peugeot. In particular ( which is a small niggly thing ) when you do the left or right indicator, giving is a push up rather than a click engage it quite often doesn't work the first time. A second thing is that I really wish that I could switch off the reverse bonging, it drives my neighbor crazy. I too couldn't afford a Tesla. Way out of my price range.