Since you have an S, I will try to compare it to that. We have had an S for 4 years. We wish it was smaller and cheaper, but other than that we love it. Smooth, quiet, safe, roomy, comfortable, quick, high-tech, good-looking...what is not to love? In fact it's so great I'm ordering a second one for myself. BUT...to get it, I have to give up the Roadster I have driven for 7 years. I am giving it up for practicality, not because I don't want it anymore - I most definitely still want it. Yes, the Model S is more practical. The P*D versions are quicker. But the Roadster is SO MUCH MORE FUN to drive. Why? It is a full TON lighter than the Model S. The Model S does well for its size, especially with the weight down so low, but you still really feel it in corners. A ton is a lot. It has direct steering, rather than electronic. While the Model S steering is accurate, with the Roadster you can feel the road surface. It is WAY smaller than the Model S. Easier to park, feels less intrusive and dangerous in high-traffic lane changes, passing, etc. The top comes off! Opening the pano roof is just not the same. You don't just sit in the Roadster; you pretty much put it on. While cruising in the Model S, the car can fade in to the background. But while driving the Roadster, I always know I am driving it, and I am looking for opportunities to use its abilities. I just freaking love that remote pod-racer sound it makes Plus there is always the fact that the Roadster is far more efficient. It is the most efficient vehicle available on the highway (though the BMW i3 edges it out in the city). Mind you, the Roadster is not for everyone. Downsides include: Taut ride Little storage space in the cabin or trunk Noisy (wind noise, road noise, rattles and squeaks) Poor rear visibility Difficult ingress/egress Very low driving position means pretty much any car blocks your view, and not all cars can see you If you can put up with that list, you will not regret getting one. --------------------------- My favorite Roadster story was from the day I took a driving course put on by an Audi group. Part of it included navigating a little autocross section. Because we were beginners, an instructor had to ride along with us. I pulled up to the start of the autocross course, and there was a group of people talking. Distracted by the others (and thinking my car was a Lotus, as I soon found out), an instructor climbed in to my car. I made a joke about the tough part being over, now that he was in the car. He buckled his seat belt and said "no big deal, I have been in a lot of cars like this." Just then, the flag dropped. I took off. The instructor's body slammed back in the seat, his arms flailed forwards, his eyes bugged out, and he yelled, "NOT LIKE THIS!"