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I am now officially part of the family :)

Discussion in 'Model S' started by bcsteeve, Aug 28, 2017.

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  1. bcsteeve

    bcsteeve Member

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    Its been a long time. Too long. But as of today, I have signed on the dotted line and I should have a 2015 P85D in a couple of weeks. Yay me (sorry, just excited).
     
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    Welcome to the family. It's been a few years since my first S but it seems much sooner than that. :)
     
  4. bcsteeve

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    Ty, Ty. It took me awhile to get here. But I think I'm going to enjoy the ride.
     
  5. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    Congrats, I have a 2015 70D. I debated getting 85D, but as my first Tesla purchase I went conservative. 2 years later I still love driving me. AP1 is absolutely awesome. I think you made a very good purchase.
     
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    Welcome aboard @bcsteeve :)
    P85D a fine choice.
     
  7. GSP

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    Congratulations @bcsteeve on your purchase.

    Enjoy!

    GSP
     
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    Congrats and welcome! Ask Tesla if your car qualifies for the ludicrous upgrade.
     
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    Thanks everyone!

    I had read ludicrous was one a short window opportunity? I figured I missed the boat on that, but I'll ask.
     
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    As part of the family you are tasked with bringing the macaroni salad for Thanksgiving. And pay no attention to crotchety old Uncle Rasmus -- we all know he's crazy.
     
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  12. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    That's something worth being excited about. Congrats!
     
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    Congratulations, what weird cars have tried racing you (in Mexico of course!) so far? Pick-up trucks were my challengers all the time!
     
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    Uncle Rasmus? Lol, I have no idea what you're talking about (you especially lost me at Mexico)
     
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    I believe it's given to an allotment of cars based on either VIN or manufacture date and irrespective of owner.
     
  16. Zero CO2

    Zero CO2 a long term goal

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    It's going to be along 2 weeks ;) ... congrats
     
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    OK, now we can be friends! :) Congrats on the new car. It's an exciting car to drive for sure.
     
  18. bcsteeve

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    Thanks :)

    Incidentally, I couldn't give two beans about performance. If the car can do zero to sixty in under 20 seconds, it already beats my last 3 cars (2 smart cars and a Fit). The fastest I'll ever go is 140kph (already 20km over the highest limit and about 50km over the wife-comfort-zone). So I doubt I'd bother with Ludicrous in any case.

    Then again... I do recall when I first test drove a non-P Model S (I think it was a 70D) grinning ear to ear as my "don't care about performance" rocketed down the road. So maybe I care more about performance than I realize (but shh... don't tell)

    So why did I get a P? Limited options in used and this one was the single least expensive S I could find, P or otherwise. For some reason, the lowest price CPO's in Vancouver are all P85Ds. This one wasn't CPO and it was even less expensive. I since found a couple out-of-market for a little lower, but then I figure why not have the P if it is basically free?

    Or its all just b/s to justify it to the wife. I don't know. Brain blocked out certain things when all the zeros came up.
     
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    I think you will love the way the car drives. The power band is instantaneous and all the usable power is between 0-70 mph (which is where most folks like to drive) I don't care about going 100+.
     
  20. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    Totally understand the excitement and I can tell you it doesn't fade (at least not yet for me, now over a year in).


    Congrats with the new addition and I hope the charger location will work for you. I know the wall charger is really not necessary but we love ours. The cord hangs/loops across the HPWC and stays out of the way. No mobile charger to pack or leave on the floor. Also, if you happen to have dual chargers in your P85, it can charge faster.


    Have fun driving (as if that was even a question…)
     

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