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Four reasons owning a Model S has been bad for me...

ozweepay

Member
Jul 16, 2015
208
35
Boulder, CO, USA
  1. Today I got changed to go for a run, but saw my Model S as I was about to leave. Decided to go for a drive instead.
  2. My son asked me "what does it feel like for a cheetah to effortlessly burst from 20mph to 55mph". I tell him "let's get in the car and I'll show you." He nows thinks I need professional help.
  3. Planned 10 min trip to the grocery store. Ended up taking 30 mins because I had to show everyone my "frunk."
  4. Girlfriend caught me staring at my car today. She said, "I feel like you love your car more than you love me. Do you?" Very long and awkward pause ensued.
 

AMPd

Active Member
Nov 27, 2012
4,603
4,175
Northern California
I also find myself staring at it, I look at it and think "man that is one gorgeous looking car!"
I also take the long route anywhere I go, 6k miles over 3 months! Still enjoying it as if I just got it.
 

Pete90D

Fan of Red Lights
Jul 25, 2015
478
4
Bay Area, CA
  1. Today I got changed to go for a run, but saw my Model S as I was about to leave. Decided to go for a drive instead.
  2. My son asked me "what does it feel like for a cheetah to effortlessly burst from 20mph to 55mph". I tell him "let's get in the car and I'll show you." He nows thinks I need professional help.
  3. Planned 10 min trip to the grocery store. Ended up taking 30 mins because I had to show everyone my "frunk."
  4. Girlfriend caught me staring at my car today. She said, "I feel like you love your car more than you love me. Do you?" Very long and awkward pause ensued.

I <3 this thread!

Debated putting the seats down and spending the night in the trunk. It's really dark in my garage... as if I needed more reason :biggrin:
 

ICUDoc

Active Member
May 19, 2015
1,741
1,177
Sydney NSW
ozweepay;1140471 [LIST=1 said:
[*]Girlfriend caught me staring at my car today. She said, "I feel like you love your car more than you love me. Do you?" Very long and awkward pause ensued.
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Honesty. Best policy. Best begin as one intends to go on......
 

jpet

Jan P.
Aug 8, 2014
3,288
201
Herne & Leuven, BE
  1. Girlfriend caught me staring at my car today. She said, "I feel like you love your car more than you love me. Do you?" Very long and awkward pause ensued.

Join the club, my wife has told me numerous times I should sleep in my car because I apparently love it so much. This has never happened to me in the past.
 

GreenT

verT
Mar 14, 2014
1,040
360
France
After only 2 1/2 years got 50k on the odometer. Never driven a car so much in my life; life average 12k a year.
50 superchargers ... they're great! Not all but most. Like West Palm Beach / Macon ... yuck.
I hadn't done a road trip in 40 years. Now any opportunity.
I find myself driving everywhere ... including 2,000 mile trips, to AVOID have to rent an ICE.
Thanks Elon!
 

P85DPB

Member
Mar 30, 2015
24
4
Palm Beach
After only 2 1/2 years got 50k on the odometer. Never driven a car so much in my life; life average 12k a year.
50 superchargers ... they're great! Not all but most. Like West Palm Beach / Macon ... yuck.
I hadn't done a road trip in 40 years. Now any opportunity.
I find myself driving everywhere ... including 2,000 mile trips, to AVOID have to rent an ICE.
Thanks Elon!

Whats wrong with the West Palm Beach Supercharging Station? Thanks
 

ArtInCT

Always Learning
Sep 2, 2014
1,713
433
Southern Connecticut
Ok, do not have the S yet...
Last night a few friends came over for movie night.
All the gals said... " Art show us the new Tesla Nest which we have been hearing about".... that's all do to my wife blabbing to them about the recent Tesla inspired, garage door conversion from 2 8 foot doors to one 17 foot door (wider for the Tesla and much easier to get in as we have a right hand turn to enter the garages).

Well that was a bit awkward... I just showed them the new door. Rather anti-climatic.

Next step is getting a few quotes for the new electrical service for the barn/garage ahem "The Tesla Nest".

I think I am in trouble.... Oh yah... no doubt about it.... the word is spreading....
 

gizmoboy

Member
Jul 2, 2015
701
38
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  1. Today I got changed to go for a run, but saw my Model S as I was about to leave. Decided to go for a drive instead.
  2. My son asked me "what does it feel like for a cheetah to effortlessly burst from 20mph to 55mph". I tell him "let's get in the car and I'll show you." He nows thinks I need professional help.
  3. Planned 10 min trip to the grocery store. Ended up taking 30 mins because I had to show everyone my "frunk."
  4. Girlfriend caught me staring at my car today. She said, "I feel like you love your car more than you love me. Do you?" Very long and awkward pause ensued.

Man, talk about your (very welcome) swing from what I expected from the title to the actual content of the post! :D
 

StaceyS

Member
Jul 10, 2015
210
50
Bend, OR United States
We live 180 miles from our closest service center. Our car had to go in for 2 days of service. I drove 180 miles up there in the morning to drop our car off, picked up the loaner, met with clients, drove 180 miles home. Next morning I got up and drove back 180 miles, met with more clients, picked up our car at the end of the day and drove 180 miles back home.

People wonder why I didn't just spend the night. Why would I? I get to drive an awesome car on great roads pretty much for free AND get to sleep in my own bed!
 

Pete90D

Fan of Red Lights
Jul 25, 2015
478
4
Bay Area, CA
I only get to drive 41 miles/day avg for the next three years. It's been a problem to hold back so far, but maybe the urge to drive will fade over time...

The only excuse for driving only 41mi/day is setting max charge to 20%, which I don't think is possible :biggrin: kidding

I live 2.5mi from my office, but I tend to wait until like 9pm and then go for a 1hr+ drive. Sometimes I wish I had a commute, and then I see traffic on 101 and think there's nothing on this earth that could make me sit in that every day.
 

Merrill

Merrill
Jan 23, 2013
4,003
1,452
Sonoma, California
Just so everyone knows, all the above is normal Tesla stuff. Had my car for over 2 years and hate to drive the ICE, completely redid garage with a Tesla logo. My wife knows better than to comment because when we met along time ago I had a Jaguar XKE and she came into the bathroom while I was cleaning the one of the chrome wire wheels and tire which was in the bathtub. We were not married yet and shook her head and made a comment like "is this what I will have to deal with for the rest of my life". Plus all the money I save on gas we spend on drives to have lunch somewhere!
 
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e-FTW

New electron smell
Aug 23, 2015
3,336
3,196
San Francisco, CA
  1. Today I got changed to go for a run, but saw my Model S as I was about to leave. Decided to go for a drive instead.
  2. My son asked me "what does it feel like for a cheetah to effortlessly burst from 20mph to 55mph". I tell him "let's get in the car and I'll show you." He nows thinks I need professional help.
  3. Planned 10 min trip to the grocery store. Ended up taking 30 mins because I had to show everyone my "frunk."
  4. Girlfriend caught me staring at my car today. She said, "I feel like you love your car more than you love me. Do you?" Very long and awkward pause ensued.
Post of the month! Do we have that here? If not we should!
I am nominating it for annual best post competition.

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Man, talk about your (very welcome) swing from what I expected from the title to the actual content of the post! :D
+1 Being on the verge of ordering, I was avoiding this thread. Then the other half of my brain took over and said it needed to analyze all pros and cons. Such a jerk.
:biggrin:
 

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