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

AMPd

Active Member
Nov 27, 2012
4,612
4,415
Northern California
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.
Talk about the perfect alternative to the "couch"!

wife: you're sleeping on the couch tonight!
husband: YES MA'AM!!!
 

jpet

Jan P.
Aug 8, 2014
3,288
201
Herne & Leuven, BE
My wife refers to my car as "your mistress".

Your wife and my wife should meet someday. They seem to think alike and have at least one subject they can talk about: their Tesla crazy husbands. :biggrin:

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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:

Well, now that you know all our little secrets, think carefully before pressing that order button.
You can no longer pretend that we didn't warn you... :wink:
 

Pete90D

Fan of Red Lights
Jul 25, 2015
478
4
Bay Area, CA
+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:

Wait, there are cons? nobody told me anything about cons! The wool has been pulled over my eyes. I'm going to go burn off this steam by driving around in my car for a few hours.... soooooo ANGRY!
 

keydiver

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Jul 31, 2015
446
3,696
Hobe Sound, FL
You seriously have to ask? My SO thought we were going shopping in Palm Beach ... in an industrial area.

You should have dropped her off at the Palm Beach Outlets about 5 miles south of the SC. Yeh, Riviera Beach is a bad area.
(I pick up my new Titanium Metallic S70D there on Tuesday! :biggrin:)
 

Larry Chanin

President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts
Aug 22, 2011
4,937
805
Sarasota, Florida
  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.

Yeah, it's rough, but someone's got to do it...saving the environment while driving in style. :biggrin:

Tell your girfriend that you love her more, so much more that you're driving her around in the safest car ever built.

Larry
 

Nigel Tufnel

Member
Oct 3, 2013
171
30
SF Bay Area
Last night my girlfriend caught me standing naked in front of the open charging flap.

Reminds me of when I was working at the local Mexican restaurant and got my hand caught in the dishwasher.

They fired both of us.

Was that off-topic?
 

CatB

Member
Supporting Member
Mar 2, 2013
892
707
Alexandria, VA
Just to prove this isn't a guy-only thing...
A good friend invited her boyfriend and his single guy friend and me to dinner to introduce us.
We ended up talking about cars.
Afterwards, she told me the guys said "she doesn't need a boyfriend, she has a Tesla!"

*sigh* I didn't realize it was a mutually exclusive choice...:rolleyes:
 

jbcarioca

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Feb 3, 2015
5,745
32,049
Wait, there are cons? nobody told me anything about cons! The wool has been pulled over my eyes. I'm going to go burn off this steam by driving around in my car for a few hours.... soooooo ANGRY!
we feel your pain, Pete, you've been ranting about it for days. Giving a ride to the guy who hits you?!? That is addiction.
 

gg_got_a_tesla

Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913
Jan 29, 2010
6,534
788
Redwood Shores, CA
Just got back from a drive down Hwy 17 and Hwy 1 to Aptos (south of Santa Cruz). Beautiful day at the beach and we were lucky to spot a sea lion and several dolphins as well.

And, all I am reliving in my mind at this moment is the drive around the twisties of Hwy 17. Gosh, I love this car. Yes, my wife's pretty sure too that "Tessie" is my true love. :)
 

Pete90D

Fan of Red Lights
Jul 25, 2015
478
4
Bay Area, CA
we feel your pain, Pete, you've been ranting about it for days. Giving a ride to the guy who hits you?!? That is addiction.

Addiction no, lightening the mood of a situation where he was clearly upset about hitting an expensive car... yes, and it worked.

Just got back from a drive down Hwy 17 and Hwy 1 to Aptos (south of Santa Cruz). Beautiful day at the beach and we were lucky to spot a sea lion and several dolphins as well.

And, all I am reliving in my mind at this moment is the drive around the twisties of Hwy 17. Gosh, I love this car. Yes, my wife's pretty sure too that "Tessie" is my true love. :)

Happy to hear you got to take the car out on 17! It's a really nice drive! If you ever have the chance to drive it late (after midnight) on a week night, it's nice and open.
 

Duma

Member
Nov 16, 2014
169
72
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.

I fully agree that the Model S channels the spirit of a cheetah. I am reminded of the comment of a friend while observing a cheetah on safari, "Doesn't she just look fast." So true, and with cat's eyes to match. All that is missing is some wicked incisors when opening the frunk.

BTW, my forum name is Swahili for... cheetah. :p
 

David99

Active Member
Jan 31, 2014
4,856
7,166
Brea, Orange County
I never spent time on any online communities of any vehicle I ever owned in my life except the Model S.
I used to avoid using the car (my old ICE), now I try to find an excuse to drive more.
Flying seems totally overrated to me. I'd rather drive.
I used to avoid getting lots of mines on my car. Now I want to be in the top of the list of people with the most miles.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Supporting Member
Mar 8, 2012
20,004
24,700
Texas
I never spent time on any online communities of any vehicle I ever owned in my life except the Model S.
I used to avoid using the car (my old ICE), now I try to find an excuse to drive more.
Flying seems totally overrated to me. I'd rather drive.
At one time flying was a good experience, but then deregulation hit and now it's the equivalent of a bus ride only with more cramped seating--something to be avoided unless there is a substantial body of water between you and your destination.
 

jbcarioca

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Feb 3, 2015
5,745
32,049
I never spent time on any online communities of any vehicle I ever owned in my life except the Model S.
I used to avoid using the car (my old ICE), now I try to find an excuse to drive more.
Flying seems totally overrated to me. I'd rather drive.
I used to avoid getting lots of mines on my car. Now I want to be in the top of the list of people with the most miles.
I was active in online forums about a couple if airplanes I owned, and was an avid pilot, but;
now I want to drive my Tesla;
i have d riven my Tesla more miles this year than I have ever driven any other car I ever owned;
 

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