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Best Family Car Evah!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by MassAmped, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. MassAmped

    MassAmped Member

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    The best family car ever made! At the Sagamore SuperCharger on the way to Provincetown on Cape Cod. I replaced my Volvo Wagon with my Model S, and I swear the S has more cargo space than the wagon. Family of four, with provisions for a week, and four bikes in my Yakima rack on the roof, no problemo! So nice to have a family car with torque! :tongue:

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  2. FLDarren

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    Whoa whoa whoa, what happened to the front? Ouch!
     
  3. MassAmped

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    No kiddin, huh? I clipped a white parking pole in the first months of having her. I will say, the car is so much wider than I think. I've gotten used to the size now, but the first year I was clipping curbs with my right rear wheel a lot. Always thought of the S as a small sports car, like my BMW. But the thing's got some serious girth!
     
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    It does for sure. Sorry to see that. It is an incredible car. Storage, utility, convenience, fun. Any more feelings and I'm going to explode.
     
  5. 3s-a-charm

    3s-a-charm Active Member

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    I agree! We just finished up a road trip (9 hours each way) in the Tesla with our family of 4 plus the dog (medium sized) and our gear. I was surprised how much room there was and the bonus of putting stinky dog food and wet towels in the frunk was awesome so we didn't stink up the passenger area! With the space under the trunk there is a ton of room. I wish the parcel shelf would fold smaller for transport - I ended up keeping it in and put some lighter items on top of it because it was nice to have when at the destination.
     
  6. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    I agree. My wife and I, plus our four boys, took a trip to Florida in June in our Model S. Saved $400-500 in fuel and had a great trip!
     
  7. drrex1

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    Uh, I think we all get that!
     
  8. Kepmad

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    We swapped a Vovlo XC70 for our P85. Can I ask how many watts per mile you did with all 4 bikes on top?
     
  9. Sosius

    Sosius a.k.a. Uptown Frunk

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    Nice rack! I didn't know Yakima made a rack that fit the Tesla. What model of rack is that? (A link to the product would be great.)
     
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    Love your attitude. This one's a driver not a trailer queen. Happy to hear you're delighted with the car.
     
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    Hope the OP isn't female. :)
     
  12. MassAmped

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    Sosius - They Yakima Control Tower fits the mounts on the Model S.
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    Then you can attach any Yakima rack to it. Works really great.

    Kepmad - Yup, mileage takes a hit with 4 bikes, 4 peeps, and a back full of stuff for a week at the beach. It was summer and I think I got around 430 Wh/mi. Wouldn't have made it without the new Supercharger in Bourne, just at the mouth of Cape Cod.

    rxlawdude - Not a female, but if I were, I'd take it as a compliment! lol
     

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