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Hello! This is my first post.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Juan Burgundy, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Juan Burgundy

    Juan Burgundy Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I am joining this forum so I can read all of your stories and reviews regarding the Roadster. I am currently doing my research and am considering a Roadster 1.5 or 2.0 for my next car.

    I am looking forward to becoming a future Tesla owner and hop to learn a lot of new things by becoming a member of this community.

    Thanks!

    Juan.
     
  2. Citizen-T

    Citizen-T Active Member

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    Welcome!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
     
  3. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    Welcome Juan!

    What about getting a Model S Performance? Then you amaze more than one friend at a time :biggrin:
     
  4. Look for a 2.0 over a 1.5...Some of the hardware for future Tesla Roadster "options" will not be available for the 1.5's without expensive hardware upgrades.
     
  5. Juan Burgundy

    Juan Burgundy Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    I've looked at the Model S and it seems like a great car. For now I am looking for a small, fun car to drive around. I feel comfortable with buying a Roadster because it has been around long enough for Tesla to work out all of the kinks/issues.

    I also do not have the need for a big sedan at the moment. My current cars are a 2006 BMW M3 and Toyota Prius. Looking to replace my M3 and go with the Roadster.
     
  6. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    Would strongly suggest driving a Model S and Roadster prior to making your final decision. You can thank me later :tongue:
     
  7. Model S will take close to a year to arrive if ordered today, and will probably be more expensive than a 1.5 Roadster. I doubt the OP wants to wait a year to replace his m3?
     
  8. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Well-Known Member

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    Umm...unless he's buying the Roadster used or is in Europe...he's not getting a Roadster within a year either.
     
  9. donauker

    donauker Member

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    Given he is referring to a 1.5 or a 2.0 Roadster, it would appear that used is his only option.
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I'd still consider a Model S performance since you'll have the advantage of a new warranty but it doesn't sound like that's the car you're looking for. Used Roadster would be a great option.
     
  11. If Tesla comes out with the certified used program or the aftermarket warranty then I would see no downside of going with the roadster. Heck most 1.5 roadsters are still in warranty.
     
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    Welcome and enjoy the site.
     

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