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Day Two of owning a Tesla Model S

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by cwellsatl, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

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    Being engaged to a supermodel I'll try to explain it.

    You're eatin for two when going out :)
     
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  2. cwellsatl

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    These are the Abstract Ocean bulbs. They are pretty much exactly like the factory bulbs just much brighter. Perfect Fit!
     
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  3. Xenius

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    Congrats on the car. When people ask me when I got mine I tell them August 11th, at 10am. They always laugh and say, "not like you remember exactly when, huh?". Because that date is when the ICE died to me. When my wife takes the Tesla I stay home, it's now been almost two months since driving one of "those" cars. I love it every single time I get in.
     
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  4. Gig103

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    Yeah, pretty much this. I will point out that any defect due to the thousands of people opening doors, sitting in seats, adjusting the steering wheel, etc... is why you have a 4y/50k warranty from your personal in-service date, not the build date!
     
  5. Pollux

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    Dear @Btrflyl8e,

    I've been hanging out in this forum since, IIRC, something like May '13. I have read many thousands of posts, including yours. But the post you just sent has now taken the prize as the single most shocking thing I've read here. Heck, maybe that I've read anywhere.

    You bf may be thoughtful. He may be intellectually deft. He may be adorable. He may be as handsome as Adonis. He may be incredibly gifted and talented. He may be the cat's meow, the best thing since sliced bread, God's gift to women. He may even idolize you, in his own cute but limited way. But tragically, he's also an idiot.

    So swap him out and replace him with me.

    I'll gladly solve the free Tesla problem. I admit, there are a few areas in which I may differ from your current bf, perhaps radically and for the worse, including but not limited to: thoughtfulness, intellect, adorableness, handsomeness, giftedness, talentedness, meow-i-ness, slicedness, and giftliness. But I sure as heck can do idolization and I'm definitely smart enough to handle the free Tesla ownership "problem".

    I anticipate no problem explaining all this to my wife, who obviously will perfectly understand the need to obtain the free Tesla(*).

    Alan

    (*)My wife might also impose some additional conditions, such as you have to keep me, force me to lose weight, and/or put me through several rounds of cosmetic surgery until I resemble a younger Robert Redford or at the very least a recent Bernie Sanders. She's a fantastic wife, but hey, we're talking about a free Tesla here and the possibility that she can then grab MY Tesla....
     
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  6. mahroni

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    I too got a DEMO car 2 weeks ago . i was fortunate to find a refresh Model S P90DL with 4000 miles on it with a $26500 discount. The car was pretty much in perfect pristine condition. Only had a small tiny scratch on the front spoiler lip! WHO CARES! its a P90DL. I also had issues driving my wife's mini van over the weekend. No more ICE for me.
     
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  7. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Supporting Member

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    This had me laughing out loud, alone in my living room this morning. Thanks for the great start to my day!

    Alas, the free Tesla has been long gone. Sold for actual money in late March. Your wife is just going to have to keep you.

    As I was pointing out the miles already on my Tesla #2 when we got home (nearly 12,000 miles since my May 25th delivery), he showed me the mileage on his 2014 Camaro, purchased in November of 2014, I believe. 8,000. That's right, 8,000. In nearly two years. I guess he figured a Tesla would be wasted on him?

    I'd rather drive one mile a day in a Tesla, but hey, that's just me.
     
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  8. Pollux

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    Who's going to break the news to her? We're gonna need a grief counselor.
     
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  9. Pollux

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    +1000.

    Gee, I dunno, sell the low-mileage Camaro, take the free (OMG! still can't believe this) Tesla, drive another 8K miles while spending zero on gas and oil, in the awesome car, go around bragging to your friends that you are so great that your girlfriend showers gifts on you... I mean, really, there's just no downside here that I can detect....

    While I'm working on taxes the rest of today -- OK, figuring out which pieces of paper to feed to the accountant -- I'm gonna be thinking of that free Tesla offer and wondering how to get The Wife thinking that she needs to compete with you.
     
  10. GTIceman

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    This thread is great. My gf thought I was nuts at first then after we passed on our first deal we found a second we missed out on, then when the third and best deal popped up she said go for it.

    Then she told me to keep my 335 and turn it into a street-able track car; we had to sell my M3 race car when we moved recently. I guess she needs a big shiny ... ring.
     
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  11. mhonig

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    I took delivery of my new Model S 90 on October 6 in Tampa. It came with ants inside and outside, which I am still killing with bait. There is a fit and finish problem with the body in front of the driver's side rear wheel. Most annoying is that the refreshed front end comes with a license plate bracket, never shown in Tesla ads, which I don't need in Florida. The delivery gal said its easy to take off with 2 screws and some Goo Gone or other cleaner. Actually, the "2 screws" are special bolts for which I can't get a socket to fit at Home Depot or Lowes. Then Tampa emailed me and said that the bracket has to stay on because the new model was crash tested with it on and it is needed to prevent 5mph crash damage. The quality is not nearly up to the price.
     
  12. Pollux

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    Ants?! Do you have pix?
     
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    Took 5 minutes for me to take off the bracket. Many threads on here about it. Angle plies get the screws loose and then fingers do the rest. My glue came off quickly. if the can needs the bracket for crash reasons, I would ask why the ads (and many demo cars) don't have them.
     
  14. Btrflyl8e

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    The Camaro is convertible, and I guess that's incredibly important to him? I can't it figure it out, either.
     
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    Easily solved

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  16. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Supporting Member

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    No like! I'm not a fan of that, even though I desperately want to be
     
  17. Saghost

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    I liked the idea. Not really a fan of what Newport ended up doing, though. :(

    I really don't understand why no one will build a plug in without a roof. There's the original Roadster, and a Smart car version. As far as I can tell, that's it.

    Fisker was planning a convertible Karma version, and Road and Track teased an April Fool's Volt ragtop.
     
  18. OzSimon

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    Love your story- it makes it worth the wait many of us are having for our model X!!!
     
  19. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

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    Give it time, I'm sure once EVs are commonplace, it will happen. Right now, convertibles are second or third, or weekend cars for most of their owners and doubt many people would pay the premium for EV version right now. Yes, I know people do have convertibles as primary cars, but I think that is the minority.

    Just be patient, they will come...
     

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