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I have to make this confession...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by sauce, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. sauce

    sauce :P

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    So I drive a fair amont for work. I've been driving in this Model S for about 6 months now, and it's been such a huge blast to drive this car as it's been by far the best car I've had the chance of owning.

    In fact, I've been driving a little too much to my liking. Man, I'm gonna be out of a warranty after only a year!

    So this past week I was actually glad because I was doing mostly office work which meant I'd slow down on the accelerated aging I'm putting the car through.

    But I've been finding myself trying to find errands to do just to get out and drive around a little... It's been an itch.

    And now tonight. This itch I can't get rid of. The kids are in bed, my wife is busy preparing income taxes and I'm doing my best to stay out of the office. I can't stand it.

    So here I am at a McDonald's 20 miles out just to grab a Coffee because I just had to. Just had to get out there and drive for a bit in my Tesla, just drive around in blissful silence adulterated only by the amazing sound of music from the premium sound system. Just drive nice and slowly. As smoothly as the car can be. With love.

    I haven't supercharged this week. I always supercharge at least once or twice per week. Feels kinda weird to say, but that is one guilty pleasure I have with this car, seeing a fellow Tesla pull to a charger next to my car, just saying hello, shaking hands or even just waving from inside the car. The warm comfort of just letting the day's stress wind down as I doze away while recharging to get back home, to the tune of the music that matches my mood of the moment...

    I guess this is what being addicted is? Well that is such a powerful feeling, being addicted to the guilty pleasures of driving around in a Tesla.

    Man I feel so lucky.

    You don't know that before you own one. :D
     
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  2. ea_roa

    ea_roa Member

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    I don't blame you man! I picked up my Model S a little over a week ago with only 5 miles and today I checked and it had 900 mi. I've been having way too much fun with it :p
     
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  3. ucmndd

    ucmndd Active Member

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    45k miles in 16 months. No regrets.
     
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  4. GatorGuy

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    I don't drive as much as you guys but I drive her hard. :cool: 20180401_133324.jpg
     
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  5. croman

    croman Active Member

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    26.5k miles in 16 months. It never gets old.
     
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  6. Not1Drop

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    My signature sort of has it covered when it comes to our mileage. We're in love with the car still after three years and all the km's or miles. There is a daily competition in our home of who's driving the most that day. Took it to Key West - Mile Zero last year, can't wait for cross-Canada supercharging. Only wish would be the ability to have an extended warranty tailored to high mileage users like ourselves. we've been lucky so far but i'm just waiting for the day the screen dies or the sunroof won't close...... Battery and motors, no worries at all.
     
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  7. arcus

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    Closing in on 19k miles in ~9 months :)
     
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  8. Sprandt23

    Sprandt23 Member

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    Couldn't agree more. After putting in a reservation on the M3 on 4/1/16 - I couldn't wait any longer and pulled the trigger on a CPO 85D back in October, and have since driven 13k miles. Man, that 50k mile warranty isn't going to last long....but I just can't stop driving it!
     
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  9. Struja

    Struja "Fanboy"

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    Gentlemen, gentlemen, gentlemen... there is no need for guilt or explanation, I have the same affliction, but there may be a scientific reason behind our desires (well, at last that is what I tell my wife). Read here:

    Fast cars boost men's testosterone levels: research
     
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  10. sauce

    sauce :P

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    Sheds a whole new light to "needing your daily doze"!:D
     
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  11. Bebop

    Bebop Active Member

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one putting heavy miles on their car :p
     
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  12. evp

    evp Nerd

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    I'm going to hit 100,000 miles in a week or so. 3.5 years. 209 Superchargers.
     
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  13. juju

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    Oh we're out of something? I'll run to the grocery store. No, not the one right near our house, the one all the way across the city. I'll be back in an hour.
     
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  14. kirkbauer

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    So often times for lunch I grab some fast food at a place close to my work and sit in my Model S and listen to an audio book while eating. Well recently I realized the proximity of the restaurant doesn't really matter much. With AutoPilot and a good audio book I don't care if I drive 20 minutes each way to get food.
     
  15. bcamacho

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    Reading this makes me want to drive more :)

    I love this car!
     
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  16. FlyinLow

    FlyinLow Enjoy the journey

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    I bought a used 14 MS 85 AP1. Drove 365 miles home picking it up. Trip from PA to NC and the next week. Another 700 mile round trip across PA a couple weeks later. No excuse is too small to zip about. It is my wife’s and my daily driver 90% of the time her old car sits waiting just in case.

    We are serously considering going down to just the MS as our only vehicle.
     
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