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Hello and happy new year from Germany ... :-)

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Josh the German, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Josh the German

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    Hello everybody and happy new year,

    I think it´s the right time, the beginning of a new year, to join your amazing community and to change our own fossil :biggrin: behaviour. We´re real petrol heads from Germany and up to now in favour of Italian cars because of design (really important) and extravagance. For us it´s absolutely boring to drive German (mostly self-appointed) premium brands. They have really no soul in contrast to our Italian cars. Of course it is a very subjective point of view. My wife and I had very much fun driving powerful Italian cars in the past and up to now we have no Tesla.

    But times and behaviour are always changing and we will buy a Tesla (and no EV from another manufacturer) in the near future. Maybe it could be a Model E (3) because we don´t need a larger car and because of design reasons we don´t like crossovers or SUV (Model X). But if the design doesn´t meet our expectations we will get an S.

    Finally we´re glad to be part of your community.

    Best regards from Germany

    Josh (with Sonja and 12 year-old David) from Germany ... :)
     
  2. ww73

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    Welcome to the board. We got our S over a year ago for our family of 4 and we've enjoyed every minute of it.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Josh.:smile:
     
  4. Josh the German

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    Thank you for the warm welcome .... :smile:

    Regards from Germany

    Josh
     
  5. GSP

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    Welcome to the Tesla Motors Community!

    While waiting for the Model III, why not rent a Models S for a few days? Preferably a good plug installed in your garage, like a red 16 Amp 3-phase, for 11 kW charging. That way you can evaluate the experience and decide if you really want to wait. Life is short.

    GSP
     
  6. Josh the German

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    Very good guess although I've read serious warnings to have even a simple testdrive because everyone who had had one bought an S - immediately ... :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    Best regards from Germany

    Josh
     
  7. Geoff57

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    Gruß dich, Josh,

    We are also going to wait for a Model 3 but have booked a weekend package at a wellness spa hotel near Salzburg that includes a day's drive in a P85S. We are looking forward to the trip and, after having already done a test drive in a P85S fear we will also be tempted to buy a Model S immediately. Why not rent one for a day and just have fun?

    Geoff
     
  8. Josh the German

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    Hi Geoff,

    a wellness hotel in Salzburg including an S-testdrive looks like the best preparation to leave the fossil past behind. This should be our next trip: beautiful city, wellness and this testdrive. Diabolic combination .... :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    Best regards from Bamberg to Regensburg

    Josh
     
  9. solaris007

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    dear josh

    ich heisse dich herzlich willkommen :) i hope you'll hit the order button soon, just so that the painful wait is over much faster... a test drive will help :)

    greetings
    dom.
     
  10. UberEV1

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    Hallo Josh - willkommen!

    You'll have no regrets choosing the Model S sooner. Having had the opportunity to live in Germany for several years, and enjoy the 100mph+ daily drives to/from work, I believe there really is no better car for the autobahn. In fact, our first ride ever in a Tesla was at the Frankfurt store - nice guys and an easy ICE trip (double entendre :biggrin:) from your beautiful city. Plus, you have a growing population of superchargers to enable that trip to Salzburg and far beyond. And given the price of fuel in Germany . . . .

    Freundliche Grüße!
     
  11. Josh the German

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    Danke für Dein freundliches Willkommen UberEV,

    I'm determined that an MS now would be really great. And the fear is, having a testdrive will create an order ... :love:

    But to be more serious, an M3 will be simply more efficient, smaller size, less weight, maybe a better storage. And if the design is like a small MS, we will do so and wait. If the design is like RUMPLER TROPFENWAGEN from the 1920's, we will leave it and will buy an S of course. Only a few days left until end of march ... :wink:

    The decision is absolutely clear. Our next car will be a Tesla, no doubt.

    It's very nice to meet you here and kind regards from Germany, alles Gute and C U

    Josh
     

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