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Hi - I'm new. Am I nut for considering a Model S??

Sep 24, 2015
820
686
San Diego (Oceanside)
I'm a geek. I've worked in technology forever. I have had all kinds of computers and gadgets from my childhood to adulthood. I'm also into cars and own two supercharged vehicles. It's a shame the drag strip closed, but what can you do? Naturally, a Tesla being what it is .... it's a given I'm drawn to it. I want one. It's cool. It whines.. in a good way. I refuse to test drive a Tesla because I know what'll happen. I will wait until I close on a house before I open that can of worms... but I'm still questioning my sanity. Is the Model S as cool as it sounds? Is it worth the money? I keep asking myself these questions. But it gets complicated...

I have no where to drive. I work at home! Yeah, there's the occasional run to the store or the weekend drive, but no commute. I take the SO's car out once a week to Costco but I wouldn't take the MS there because I'm mainly going... to get gas!

Logical me says it's dumb to spend $100k on transportation when you have 2 paid off cars and have no where to go.

Techie me says "Order it online already!"

What do? Anyone else have no where to go but bought a MS anyway? Did you find places to go? Get a new job with a commute? :biggrin:
 

dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,278
151
Nevada
Welcome! It is a very cool car. It being worth the money is subjective and an obviously luxury since you don't even have a normal commute. You still need a car but sounds like you are fine with the cars you have that are paid off. That said, you wouldn't have to go for the $100,000 version to be happy with the car and is closer to $80,000. Don't forget try $7,500 federal tax credit too. The 70D still has around a 240 mile range. With Superchargers it's still possible to easily travel with it. If you get it you'll definitely start finding places to travel to.
 

ssq

Member
Oct 23, 2013
728
433
California
I'm a geek. I've worked in technology forever. I have had all kinds of computers and gadgets from my childhood to adulthood. I'm also into cars and own two supercharged vehicles. It's a shame the drag strip closed, but what can you do? Naturally, a Tesla being what it is .... it's a given I'm drawn to it. I want one. It's cool. It whines.. in a good way. I refuse to test drive a Tesla because I know what'll happen. I will wait until I close on a house before I open that can of worms... but I'm still questioning my sanity. Is the Model S as cool as it sounds? Is it worth the money? I keep asking myself these questions. But it gets complicated...

I have no where to drive. I work at home! Yeah, there's the occasional run to the store or the weekend drive, but no commute. I take the SO's car out once a week to Costco but I wouldn't take the MS there because I'm mainly going... to get gas!

Logical me says it's dumb to spend $100k on transportation when you have 2 paid off cars and have no where to go.

Techie me says "Order it online already!"

What do? Anyone else have no where to go but bought a MS anyway? Did you find places to go? Get a new job with a commute? :biggrin:

.. one more "confirmed case" of Teslafection has been reported.. :rolleyes:
 

lucy

bluehair
Jul 5, 2015
320
13
Des Moines, IA
I only live 1.5 miles from my work.

Will use my new Big Blue MS for errands and find extra reasons to drive I'm sure.

Plus road trips to KC and Omaha!
 

ecarfan

Well-Known Member
Sep 21, 2013
19,220
13,868
West Vancouver, British Columbia
To the OP: sell your two antiquated ICE vehicles and buy a Tesla. You can get one for a lot less than $100K (don't forget about the many CPO Teslas available). What are you waiting for: it's a completely logical decision.
Go get a test drive. Man up and do it.
 

Xenius

Active Member
Apr 24, 2015
1,045
1,455
Havertown, PA
Do it! Unlike buying some other normal "luxury" car, buying a Tesla is buying into a way of thinking. I imagine it'll be like no other. I don't yet have one, but will within two years. Be it a Model 3, or a Model S. I'd be fine with either.
 

Saghost

Well-Known Member
Oct 9, 2013
8,217
7,008
Delaware
You're not alone, or crazy. I'm in pretty much the same boat, except I already have a modern mostly electric car (2012 Volt) - meaning less fuel/maintenance savings to support the money.

I'm also actively avoiding a test drive until I have the money sorted and the X is available.
Walter
 

max amp

Member
Sep 3, 2015
30
0
Bowie, MD
I'm afraid to say it, but it's too late for you. As ssq said, once you've 'been bitten' the infection just spreads. Now you will find yourself lurking, lurking, lurking. Then obsessively watching youtube videos for 0-60 sightings and searching Google for Telsa news and updates. Then you'll take a ride over to the Tesla 'store' and test drive. Forget what you say - "I refuse to test drive." Yes, yes you wiiiilllllll... Muahahahaha

By the way, I also work from home and got bitten back in June and held off as long as possible. However, now I'm Mr. 106350 with " The Tesla Factory is building your Model S." written on my "MyTesla" page... :wink:
 

marcad80

Member
May 18, 2015
107
44
melbourne, fl
To the OP:

I felt the same way, had paid off reliable cars. One is even a Volt. Then the CPO's came out, price came down... But most importantly I realized something. A car company like Tesla is born once in a lifetime, and owning one will only be unique once in their lifetime. They already hit 100k cars... And you know what, your a day closer to death than you were yesterday. In May I hit "buy" and realized I wasn't nuts everytime time I drive it.

hope this helps
 

fwgmills

Supporting Member
Jun 30, 2015
151
70
Roanoke, TX
I'm a geek. I've worked in technology forever. I have had all kinds of computers and gadgets from my childhood to adulthood. I'm also into cars and own two supercharged vehicles. It's a shame the drag strip closed, but what can you do? Naturally, a Tesla being what it is .... it's a given I'm drawn to it. I want one. It's cool. It whines.. in a good way. I refuse to test drive a Tesla because I know what'll happen. I will wait until I close on a house before I open that can of worms... but I'm still questioning my sanity. Is the Model S as cool as it sounds? Is it worth the money? I keep asking myself these questions. But it gets complicated...

I have no where to drive. I work at home! Yeah, there's the occasional run to the store or the weekend drive, but no commute. I take the SO's car out once a week to Costco but I wouldn't take the MS there because I'm mainly going... to get gas!

Logical me says it's dumb to spend $100k on transportation when you have 2 paid off cars and have no where to go.

Techie me says "Order it online already!"

What do? Anyone else have no where to go but bought a MS anyway? Did you find places to go? Get a new job with a commute? :biggrin:

This is me...100% me. Techie. Work from home. Two paid off cars. My wife thinks I'm crazy to want to spend that kind of money on a car I won't drive much. I told her, "You can drive it too."

- - - Updated - - -

I'm afraid to say it, but it's too late for you. As ssq said, once you've 'been bitten' the infection just spreads. Now you will find yourself lurking, lurking, lurking. Then obsessively watching youtube videos for 0-60 sightings and searching Google for Telsa news and updates. Then you'll take a ride over to the Tesla 'store' and test drive. Forget what you say - "I refuse to test drive." Yes, yes you wiiiilllllll... Muahahahaha

By the way, I also work from home and got bitten back in June and held off as long as possible. However, now I'm Mr. 106350 with " The Tesla Factory is building your Model S." written on my "MyTesla" page... :wink:

Crap...this is me too. :crying:
 

rjcbox

Member
Sep 4, 2013
543
189
PA, USA
To the OP: was in similar situation here and I just went for it this summer. Stalked TMC and everything Tesla for years. Wish I would have done it sooner, but enjoying it so much everyday now. Will never buy an ICE again
 

Lex

Member
Apr 23, 2015
805
318
Toronto, Canada
Especially if you work at home, the Model S will get you out of the house more, it's good for you :biggrin: Make sure you get the pano roof for the extra fresh air.

Driving a Model S whenever you want is a rare treat, and a trip to the future. Once acquired it is also guilt free travel, and you can even have some fun without feeling like you're needlessly wasting. Pretty much every time I let my ICE rip I felt a bit bad (and that was a lot of little bits lol)
 

mwulff

Member
Jan 15, 2015
348
25
Danmark
I would say sell all the ICE cars and buy a Tesla. Even just a CPO Tesla would be fine. If you need more transportation consider throwing an e-bike into the mix.

Our household is one Tesla and two e-bikes. Perfect for modern life.
 

wdolson

Supporting Member
Jul 24, 2015
7,535
10,071
Clark Co, WA
I'm probably one of those nuts too. I telecommute to California and only have to go down there once a year or less. I put gas in my old car about once every six weeks.

I will probably need to make more trips down to CA in the next couple of years. My father is 95 and had a health scare in August. He's overall in good health and gets around OK, but for him the road ahead is definitely shorter than the road behind.

My current car was the best road car I've ever had, but it's now 23 and I am wary about taking a car that old on a long trip. I started looking back in February and I was pretty disgusted with what was available. In the ICE market all the cars either have only marginally better gas mileage than my current car, or they are completely gutless. I looked at Tesla on a lark when I had gone through every ICE out there and found the car I was looking for. So I'm saving my pennies for a Model S, probably next year sometime.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,706
22,701
Texas
To paraphrase: "Yeah, you're a nut, but you're our kind of nut!". The pleasure you get from driving it, will more than make up for any costs.
 

CHG-ON

Still in love after all these miles
Jun 24, 2014
3,079
636
Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
It's the most awesome car I have ever owned and I thoroughly enjoy every second when I am driving it. I used to drive 100+mi/day for work, which is one of the reasons I bought it. Now I only drive 18mi round trip and I thought that it seemed ridiculous to have such an expensive car for so little driving. But all I have to do is go for a quick sport drive and I then remember how much I am in love with this car!
 

1101011

Proud TSLA/SCTY shareholder since 2013.
Nov 12, 2014
402
1,284
Ohio
Unlike buying some other normal "luxury" car, buying a Tesla is buying into a way of thinking.

You'll not regret it. This is a fabulous machine, and you will have a great time learning how it functions.
 

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