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2 teslas as only cars in household? good idea or bad

Discussion in 'Model S' started by broncophil, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. broncophil

    broncophil Member

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    hello everyone,

    my wife has put her $ down for her Model X, and I am leaning towards a Model S.

    we both drive less than 1k miles each per car per month.

    are there any good reasons that i cannot think of that owning 2 teslas as our only vehicles is a bad idea..??

    I know road trips is my main concern, we drive to San Fran, San Diego or Vegas from So Cal 5x a year. I guess if I was really worried, I can rent a Tahoe for those trips.
     
  2. shelbri

    shelbri Member

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    No reason I can think of unless you are towing large equipment.

    Road trips are easier than you think with the Supercharge stations. Vegas shouldn't be an issue as I read many Tesla owners make that run from So CA. By the time the Model X is released and yours is built there will be even more stations online to choose from.

    Go for it!!
     
  3. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    a better idea would be 3 tesla's.
     
  4. Botbldr45

    Botbldr45 Member

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    I have two and the X car is very appealing!!!
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    As long as you know the potential drawbacks which you do then go for it.
     
  6. Chet

    Chet Member

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    My garage holds "HIS TSLA" and "HER TSLA".
     
  7. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    We have been a 2 Tesla family for almost a year and a half now.
    My wife and I put about 33k miles on our cars in the last 12 months, including a road trip to Fremont, Ca.

    We expect to be a 3 Tesla family when the Model 3 comes out because I don't think I can stand to even sell our Sig:wink:
     
  8. Chuck P85D

    Chuck P85D Member

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    #winning
     
  9. Kauai

    Kauai Signature PS588

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    Hahaha. We have also been a two Tesla family for about 1.5 years and covered 35K mikes across them last year. My wife just told me to keep my sig and get an X too, because she was tired of my anguishing over selling my beloved sig versus her newer suspension P85. The trick now is where to put a P85D in the budget...
     
  10. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Two Tesla family for the past three weeks. Love it! Model S 85 and a Roadster.

    Your profile doesn't say where you are located exactly in So. Cal. but with all the Superchargers in California, which are increasing in number and capacity, I see no need for you to be concerned about long trips, right now you can go just about anywhere with an 85. And an 85D would be even better!

    Once you start driving a Tesla you will NEVER want to drive an ICE again. Trust me. They are so last century...
     
  11. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    In the "expenses" column. :)
     
  12. Merrill

    Merrill Active Member

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    That's what my goal is, Model S and Model X. Sell the F-150 and the Mercedes, I figured I could buy a dump trailer and tow it with the X for my yard needs. That would also get my Model S back since my wife drives it more than I do.
     
  13. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    Hilarious! Next time we road trip to CA we will have to get together for lunch :biggrin:

    As for where to put a P85D in the budget, how about in the 'entertainment' column:wink:
     
  14. lolachampcar

    lolachampcar Active Member

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    My wife and I are with the two Tesla household approach as well for over a year. We love it. Oh, and the motorcycle is electric too (a Zero).
     
  15. broncophil

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    thanks everyone. makes my decision a little easier.
     
  16. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Roadster and Model S as our two household cars for more than 2 years now. No issues. :)

    Tip: we have both cars in one garage and 400A service into the house but just to be extra safe the Roadster charges on plug in and Model S charges at 3.00am (I.e. When the Roadster is finished), that way both cars are not charging at the same time.
     
  17. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

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    Another 2 Tesla family here. 63K on one and 22K on the other.
     
  18. David99

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    Just make sure your main panel can handle the power draw from both cars charging at the same time. The only things Teslas can't do right now is towing boats or hauling big stuff that only fit in a pick up truck.

    We can't wait to get rid of our truck and get the X.
     
  19. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I am waiting for Model III to become a two-Tesla household.
     
  20. lolachampcar

    lolachampcar Active Member

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    My wife and I are stuck with 100 amp service in the garage. I have twin chargers so we can not charge at the same time without me manually reducing the charge rate. We have only ever collided on a couple of occasions and the breaker always saves us.
     

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