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Hello From Seattle!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by SuperCoug, May 14, 2012.

  1. SuperCoug

    SuperCoug Model S Res #7734

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    Hi Guys,
    I'm in the Seattle area (Bothell) and I'm #7734 for the Model S. I've really enjoyed the board and all the great information. Thank you all for the frequent updates.

    I'd love to hear about other members from Seattle.

    --Eric
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Welcome. It doesn't look like anyone has created a thread for the Seattle area yet but there are a number of owners and reservation holders in the area.
    Pacific/Northwest
     
  3. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    Welcome SuperCoug... Enjoy the forum while the excitement builds till delivery day. What version of the S are you getting and what color?
     
  4. captain_zap

    captain_zap Electron tamer

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    Hello SuperCoug, I'm Signature sequence #1136, in Redmond, WA. Actually I'm a Husky. Really a shame we couldn't get it in purple and gold.
     
  5. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    #5 ChadS, May 22, 2012
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    I'm Roadster 690, Model S Sig 162, and Model X 586, also from Redmond.

    I don't know about purple and gold, but I'd sure like a dark metallic purple and chrome. Maybe with ghost lightning bolts.
     
  6. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Hey, I'm also in Redmond, still no S reservation though since it's either a Model S or a house at this point in my life sadly.
     
  7. SuperCoug

    SuperCoug Model S Res #7734

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    I'm going to get the base Model S, black on black with black leather interior and dark window tints to keep it from turning into an oven in the summer (although the climate control via iPhone for the Model S makes that less of an issue I guess). I like the all black color scheme and it's the same config that I have currently on my Mercedes (however those dark window tints cost me a $125 ticket last week after driving with them for almost 5 years).

    I work for the Port of Seattle so my commute from Bothell to P69 downtown is 60 miles but I occasionally have meetings at the airport which adds another 28 miles. Therefore my magic number is about 100 miles of range. I don't want to have to plug in at work and it doesn't look like I'll have to even with the 40 Kwh battery. I might step up to the 60 Kwh battery but I really don't think it will get me anything other than a longer warranty and a bit quicker 0 - 60. (However, I may have to start pluggin in at work after a couple of years because of declining battery performance if I charge in standard mode)

    Everybody who has posted is from Redmond so far? No real surprise there I guess. It's cool how many guys from Microsoft on the on reservation list! It really is their PERFECT target demographic.
     
  8. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #8 dsm363, May 28, 2012
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    Congrats. It looks like that 60 mile commute for work is roundtrip? If you do have a place to plug in at work, you'll want to. 100 miles will kind of be close to the outer limit in a standard charge if you're traveling at typical 65-75 mph highway speeds most of the way. If you can setup up to the 60 kWh pack, that might be ideal and you could get access to the Superchargers in the area greatly extending the range once they're built out. You also have to consider 8 years from know, if you still have the Model S, and the range is down 5-10% (a guess) if that will impact your commute.
     
  9. mjtgroup

    mjtgroup Member

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    Greetings from Bellevue. I have been on the wait list about 3 years, #1112 for Model S. Wore Tesla hat and shirt to Exotic car show at Chateau St. Michelle yesterday which generated some interesting conversations . . .
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Welcome. I went there on a wine tour last time I was in Seattle. Awesome place and so is Seattle, one of my favorite cities. It has been a long wait but not too much longer.
     
  11. The_User

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    #314 Twilight Blue, you'll see it around Fremont. :)
     
  12. Blurry_Eyed

    Blurry_Eyed MS Sig #267, MX Sig # 761

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    Sig # 267 - Red Performance car. Home address is Redmond, but I'm right on the border of Kirkland, so it's fairer to say I'm in Kirkland. My wife will be the primary driver of the Model S until we get the Model X. So you'll our S mainly around Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond. Also a Husky as well!
     
  13. The_User

    The_User Member

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    I've been seeing an orange Roadster around Fremont lately. Noticed it yesterday on 45th. I wasn't driving #314 at the time. We have more locals that I realize. It's also very cool being so close to the South Lake Union Tesla dealer.
     

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