TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Best Roadtrip car

Discussion in 'Model S' started by NewTMSMan, May 29, 2018.

  1. NewTMSMan

    NewTMSMan Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2017
    Messages:
    928
    Location:
    USA
    Took my longest road trip so far (500 miles each way) and the S proves to be the best roadtrip car I have owned. With minor exceptions of one SC station not working properly at one spot and the EAP trying to take some highway exits on it's own the trip was great.

    Love driving only about 1 1/2 - 2 hours at a time and taking a quick break and using EAP on the highway almost the whole way. Made 500 mile drive to Columbus Ohio and back nice and easy.

    New Nav worked perfectly planning the trip each way, came in slightly under predicted battery level at each stop both ways.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like x 7
  2. sauce

    sauce :P

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2015
    Messages:
    263
    Location:
    CSU3
    Agreed. I've done the same in April road tripping to NC, then again to NYC and after that all I wished for was to do it again.

    Best road trip car by far!
     
    • Like x 1
  3. Pezpunk

    Pezpunk Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2016
    Messages:
    328
    Location:
    Bristow, VA
    yep! recently took the family about 550 miles from northern VA to Charleston, SC, and it was awesome. my wife was pretty leary of leaving the minivan at home, but the Model S had more than enough room for the four of us and our week's worth of beach stuff, and the drive was probably the most enjoyable long drive our family has taken. two supercharger stops on the way down, and two on the way back. they lined up perfectly with lunch and dinner, so the car was ready to continue before we were. couldn't have gone smoother.
     
    • Like x 1
  4. ev-now

    ev-now Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2015
    Messages:
    529
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Pezpunk - wow that's a bold paint job (wrap I assume)!
     
  5. henderrj

    henderrj Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2014
    Messages:
    524
    Location:
    Graham, WA, United States
    We are on our third long road trip. In excessive four thousand miles. Well, that's both ways. It is indeed a great road trip car! I stopped doing road trips almost 15 years ago, and now I'm on my third one with this car. How much fun is that!
     
    • Like x 4
  6. Mobius484

    Mobius484 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Agree with above, the S has taken our family of 5 and dog on numerous 1-2000 mile trips and it’s a crowd pleaser all around...
     
    • Like x 1
  7. Mobius484

    Mobius484 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Years of backpacking has helped our packing strategy, but reusable grocery bags go a long way to frunk and trunk storage....
     
  8. David99

    David99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    3,724
    Location:
    Brea, Orange County
    160k miles on my car. I love road trips with my Model S.
     
    • Like x 1
  9. NewTMSMan

    NewTMSMan Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2017
    Messages:
    928
    Location:
    USA
    Even had a bed set up for the stops.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. GSP

    GSP Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,416
    Our Model S 85D replaced our ICE road trip car, and it has been the perfect car for long trips.

    We have travelled up to 640 miles/day, with supercharger stops at bathroom breaks and meals. With good planning it is a rare event that we ever need to wait for the car to charge. Driving with autopilot, and the short walks to restaurants to get your blood flowing, make the trip much less stressful.

    GSP
     
    • Like x 3
  11. Shamrock

    Shamrock New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2018
    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Recently completed coast to coast and back 7500 hundred miles total with our 2017 MS 90D Agree great road trip car. Loved the downhill mountain behavior with regen, no tapping the brake and prerfect hold on the set TACC speed. Supercharger network worked great for our itinerary with only one stop at an RV park required for a side trip into the Nebraska panhandle for some genealogy research.
     
    • Like x 2
  12. arcus

    arcus Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2017
    Messages:
    1,087
    Location:
    Denton, TX
    Leaving for California on Saturday, we estimate ~4000 miles during the trip. Will report on our progress when we return.

    Last year we have done this.
     
  13. ElectricLove

    ElectricLove Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Messages:
    437
    Definitely the best roadtrip car ever! We do it with just the 2 of us and fold the back seats down to make a wonderfully comfortable and spacious bed, with the proper cushion in place it is very comfortable! (the junction between rear of seats and trunk floor is a step and uncomfortable without proper cushion in place)

    We actually used to own henderrj Model S and did 2 full cross-country roadtrips in that one! San Diego to Orlando Florida and then Phoenix to Nantucket, within weeks of each other; was one of the funnest months of driving of my life!

    We now have P85DL and it is crazy fun around town and also an amazing roadtripper!

    The pace of supercharging stops is fantastic and relaxing, Autopilot makes late-night driving less draining and allows you to keep yourself alert to real road issues rather than arduously focusing on staying between the lines...
     
    • Like x 1
  14. Pezpunk

    Pezpunk Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2016
    Messages:
    328
    Location:
    Bristow, VA
    thanks! it is a wrap. i've since had the wheels painted black to match the blacked out trim, as well. looks much sharper.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC