Perhaps I'm the only one, and maybe that makes me foolish, but is there anyone else expecting NOT to drive (or even see for that matter) the Model S prior to taking delivery? I live at least 8 hours from the closest Tesla store and unless I happen to be traveling to a city with a Tesla store I fully expect that the first time I see or drive a Model S will be the moment I take delivery next fall. I essentially did the same thing with the Prius in 2003. I'd driven a first gen Prius, but bought the Gen II sight unseen and it couldn't have worked out better. Even before that I bought my Ford Expedition from an out of town dealer and I don't think I'd done a test drive in one of those before hand either. While any "how to buy a car" article will tell you to take a test drive, I'm not sure I'm as convinced that it makes a huge difference. You might find some quirk that's different than you're used to, but it seems like a modern vehicle built to sell to the masses is likely to have any flaws so huge that one couldn't live with them for the sake of the rest of the vehicle.