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Hello from Cincinnati

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by brandonmbeard, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. brandonmbeard

    brandonmbeard Member

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    Hello,

    I am an avid Tesla enthusiast and future owner (pending all the financing gets ironed out).

    I have been contemplating the Model S since early 2012. I think I have finally settled on a configuration and ready to drop the reservation payment.

    Model S Config:
    60Kw ---> May do 85Kw if I can convince myself to spend another $10,000
    Black ---> I plan on wraping it a more vibrant color
    Textile Seats ---> Never been a fan of how leather wears on daily driven cars
    Carbon Fiber Dash
    21" Wheels
    Tech Package ---> Not sure why this isn't standard, I can't imagine this car w/o it
    Air Suspension
    Parking Sensors ---> I've been told these are a near must
    Fog Lamps
    Sub Zero

    Needless to say once I make that reservation I will be waiting like a kid for Christmas. Luckily the 60Kw will deliver just about that time. Maybe they can drop it off at my house with a giant red bow on it, like the Lexus commercials.
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Congrats! Definitely consider the 85kWh especially in cold weather and snow where your range will decrease maybe 10-15%. Do you travel outside the city much? If not, the 60kWh is more than enough. The 60kWh doesn't come with Supercharging unless you add the $2,000.
    21" rims will require a separate set of rims for winter tires so have to add that cost. Looks like a great setup n
     
  3. brandonmbeard

    brandonmbeard Member

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    Pulled the trigger tonight

    Standard Model S
    85kWh Battery
    Black Body ---> Most likely to be wrapped in Metallic Matte Blue
    19" Wheels ---> Ordering an aftermarket set of 22" Wheels for Summer
    Leather Seats
    Carbon Fiber Dash
    Tech Package
    Air Suspension
    Fog Lamps
    Parking Sensors
    Sub Zero Package
    Parcel Shelf

    I don't think I missed anything too critical. Says late October for delivery! Looks like an early Xmas for me.
     
  4. PokerBroker

    PokerBroker Member

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    Awesome! Hope to meet you at an Ohio gathering soon!
     
  5. ibcs

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    #5 ibcs, Sep 10, 2013
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    Congratulations on your purchase. If you ever in Englewood (north of Dayton), look me up on Plugshare. I will be able to give you a shot of juice (HPWC - 80 Amps) if you need it traveling through the area. I've had my Model S since November and you will love it.

    We have a group that gets together on the Ohio Tesla Owners on Facebook. We've had meetings in Columbus and Dave and Buster's North of Cincinnati. Great time to meet other owners.

    ---Kent
     
  6. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    Congrats! If you are ever passing though Harrison and need some juice, I am always willing to share my 14-50 with fellow Tesla enthusiasts.
     
  7. brandonmbeard

    brandonmbeard Member

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    Thanks guys. I will be having my electrician put an external 14-50 outside my garage so that those passing through the I-75 corridor can stop and top off. Too bad I can't just restrict the use to Teslas!
     
  8. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Nice. 22" rims will get curb rash if someone looks at them wrong but will look great:)
     
  9. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    Come on, show some love for us Volt drivers :) That being said, I have my 14-50 listed on plugshare, and have never had anything but a Tesla stop to charge. Most J1772 drivers do not have the means to plug into the 14-50, and most plug ins in this region are Volt's, and will normally just use gas instead of hitting up a residential charger. I did have one leaf driver trying to go from Indy to Cincinnati call me wanting to charge (I have a J1772 as well for my Volt) and while I was happy to let him stop by, he ended up on a flatbed before he ever made it anywhere close to my plug. Why he was trying to make a 100 mile drive on a 70 MPH road with zero places to stop and charge in a car rated for 75 miles range is beyond me.
     
  10. texex91

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    Congrats on the config and inbound S!
     
  11. dave

    dave Member

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    Congrats! Can't wait to see that wrap!

    I'm down in Florence, KY. My 14-50 is also available if you need an extra shot on your way home one day.
     

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