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Anyone bored?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Gynob001, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Gynob001

    Gynob001 Member

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    It is over a year since I bought my model S. I love my Model S but am bored with the car! It is exceptional and practically flawless. Had only very minor problems that were corrected in an outstanding manner.
    The current car is my 23rd car and my experience has been weird. I am mentally challenged by cars that give trouble often and bored by perfect cars-I don't like either extremes. Good cars (Two of my Lexuses and a Lincoln MKZ) bored me that I traded them just after a year.
    I need cars that have hidden technological gizmos and gadgets and features that "pop up" periodically, to keep me excited. Or things that could be added-paint colors that automatically change progressively, new use for the display screen, better voice command, dashboard that comes alive ..
     
  2. Pate

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    Aren't new firmware versions pretty much what you are after with "features that "pop up" periodically"?

    To answer your question, nope, not bored yet, after 4 months and a day with my MS. ;)
     
  3. Chipper

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    Not even close! I got mine last December and have 24,000 miles on her and not even close to being bored with her yet. In fact, I cannot imagine that I will EVER be bored with her. Maybe when everyone else has an electric car and superchargers are ubiquitous...no, probably not even then.
     
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    Not me. I get to drive the greatest car in the world. It makes me smile every day!
     
  5. tomas

    tomas Traded in 9 rep bars for M3, used to be somebody!

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    What you appear to be searching for won't be found in a car.
     
  6. RichardL

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    Buy an old British sports car.

    You will never know if it will start, never know what is going to fall off next, never have any idea what is ahead of you in the dark. And if it rains...
     
  7. AMN

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    Buy a used 911 turbo and have it built up - bigger turbos, tighter suspension, etc. Tesla is a perfect daily driver but I can see how it can get boring after a while. You need a second car. :)
     
  8. Merrill

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    Wow, I'm not even close to being bored. What you need is an older Jaguar, I have owned many and these are cars that you drive for 1 hour and work on for 5. I guess I was over doing that even though I owned a new Jaguar and had no problems. If you never experienced the "Lucas, the Prince of Darkness" you would never get bored!
     
  9. Genebe

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    #9 Genebe, Sep 17, 2014
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    As the owner of an Austin Healey 100 (and a Porsche 930), I resemble that remark! British motoring is definitely an adventure. German motoring is a reliable, quick adventure.



    Unfortunately, my wife is less adventurous than me, and requires something that will (1) get her to her destination, and (2) not muss up her hair or makeup. She's the one who said that we WILL own a Tesla.
     
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    + 1 !
     
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    I can write you a prescription for some ADHD medication!:biggrin:
     
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    Maybe you need this?

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  13. RichardL

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    :smile: I am originally English and grew up with those cars when they weren't 'old' (and neither was I!). They weren't much better then. I now have a Lotus Elise, which is marginally better, but never boring
     
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    Roadster is good antidote for MS Malaise!
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  15. Electric700

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    If you are starting to get bored and in-between software updates, modding as was suggested might be a good plan.

    Alternatively, how about meeting up with one of the forum members, then they disconnect something in the frunk (within reason, and not something critical like the braking or battery management systems). It would be up to you to find what it is they disconnected and then fix it. This is a little bit of a crazy idea, but hey you might learn something about your Model S :wink:
     
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    Have you sought professional counseling?
     
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    #17 linkster, Sep 17, 2014
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    Hahahahaha.......you River/Falls Road 1%ers are TOO funny !! :D:D
     
  18. tga

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    Ha! When I was a kid, my parents had a Austin-Healey Sprite and a Fiat 124 Spider. Later, I had a Triumph Spitfire. I remember lots of "issues".

    The Fiat was the major "shedder". My Dad was in the habit of rocking the car by stepping on the back bumper while filling the tank. This allowed him to "burp" the tank, releasing an air pocket and fitting in a little more gas.

    One day he went to burp the tank, and the bumper fell off!
     
  19. Plug Me In

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    I agree also that you need a British sports car. I had. Triumph TR7 convertible in college in the late 80's. It would not cold start. Fortunately I lived on a hill and could roll start it. If I left it too long some place flat, I'd have to find some people to push it for me to start her up. Add in pop up headlights that would occasionally pop up only one at a time, wipers that wouldn't wipe a lot of times and I had a car that was sometimes fun, very frustrating, never boring.

    I ended up taking the car to a local dealer and he offered me $500 for it. I made sure it was good and warm, so it would start right up firs try, took the money and got as far away as fast as I could.

    I'll take the boring ol' Model S any day.
     
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