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I need that last push??

Discussion in 'Model S' started by gvands, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. gvands

    gvands Member

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    On wednesday I'm going to the Tesla centre to order a P85D.
    It's not yet available here in Belgium so I'll ask here...
    I'm still an icer but my car will go away to make room for the Tesla.
    currently I drive a dodge challenger srt8. I've always loved American muscle cars
    and I really enjoyed driving this car (still do)
    I'm looking forward to the P85D but I'm a little bit afraid that it's going to be that
    V8 roar I'm going to miss among other things.
    The closer I come to my decision, the harder it seems it will be to part with my car.

    Am I taking the right decision with the P85D? Is this car really as great as you guys
    are making it sound? Will it make me forget all about my beloved Challenger?
    C'mon guys, give me that last push over the edge...
     
  2. muleferg

    muleferg Member

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    Yes, Yes, Yes, you will love it. Push Push shove
     
  3. BerTX

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    If you want to hear that V8 sound, then just slow down in the P85D and let the SRT8 catch up.
     
  4. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    You won't regret getting the P85D. The acceleration is so amazing you'll forget the engine roar in no time.
     
  5. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    In my first post on these forums almost 6 years ago, among other things I mentioned that I'd miss engine noise and wondered if there was some plug-in solution to make noise in a Tesla. So I understand your concern.

    However, it turns out that noise is not really a good thing on its own. We like engine noise simply because we have a Pavlonian association between noise and power. It will take a few weeks, but your brain will learn new associations as you drive a Tesla.

    Not only do I not miss engine noise, I now find loud cars annoying. If you really need to hear something loud, turn up your favorite music. You will be able to hear it better in the Tesla.
     
  6. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    Just do it! The P85D is simply astonishing. The feeling you get from having instantaneous access to all that horsepower, without any fuss and with perfect control, cannot be equaled.
     
  7. gvands

    gvands Member

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    thanks for that last needed push guys!
    When I order this week I'll probably have it by the end of june, july.
    This means I'm going to take the ice on a road trip to Spain one last time this summer.
    A great way to say goodbye to the petrol life and hello to the electric life .
     
  8. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    Got mine on Friday.
    Here's my personal answer: there is no rational excuse to buy the P85D and not the S85D.
    But the exhilarating feeling of driving the P85D makes that seem completely meaningless and silly.
    The car is insane. In every single good meaning of the word. It will make you forget any car you've driven before. The quiet whistling sound as you accelerate is addictive - I often turn of the music simply because I want to hear the car (or not hear, depending on how you look at it).
    So if this isn't a financial hardship, if the extra EUR 20k are something you can afford. By all means, yes, buy the P85D
     
  9. fadkar

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    You'll get used to it. I've always (and still do) loved the sound of an ICE engine, but you'll learn to appreciate the eerie silence when you're accelerating with 1.6 G's of force:)
     
  10. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    My previous car was a pushrod V8 Pontiac G8 (Holden Commodore or Vauxhaul VXR in other parts of the world). That was American muscle in every way. I have a Model S 60 and I don't miss the G8 at all. Even my 60 feels faster than the G8 was, even though it probably isn't.
     
  11. paulkva

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    You will replace engine noise with the delighted screams of your passengers. Especially with the P85D.

    For me, when I have no passengers, I love driving in near-silence. (Internet radio is enjoyable too though.) And when I do have passengers, I love being able to hear them, whether it's normal conversation or delighted screams.
     
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  13. ljwobker

    ljwobker Geek.

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    I will bet you a couple hundred Euro's of chocolate from Marcolini that once you get this thing, you will NEVER "miss the roar" of a gasoline engine.
     
  14. gvands

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    deal :wink: is it ok if it's not from Marcolini but from me? (I'm a pastry and chocolate chef myself) Oh and there is no delivery, only pick up at our shop :cool:
     
  15. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #15 dsm363, Mar 9, 2015
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    You can't mention chocolate and then also mention no possibility of delivery=) Congrats on the car. I'm sure you'll love it.
     
  16. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    I'm with dsm363. As not at all recovering chocolate addict this seems pretty cruel to me...
    Congrats on the car. That "I have a new Tesla" feeling is pretty awesome...
     
  17. gvands

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    would that feeling rate the same as my "I got acces to all the Belgian chocolates I want whenever I want" kind of feeling I have right now? (sorry, I couldn't resist)
     
  18. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    You are SO LUCKY that mere mortals can't give negative reputation anymore... that's cruel and unusual behavior there... and Tesla just called and will swap my car to fix some of my post-delivery issues... so I'll be in a regular S again soon... oh the injustice, the PAIN!
     
  19. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I LOVE the roar of a big American V8. But I have driven Japanese barn burners for a long time, totally customized. I thought I would miss the 4 banger trying to kill itself, the turbo going crazy, the cold air intake sucking in everything it possibly could and the hand made stainless exhaust that I currently have on my Acura. But now I find it to be so loud as to be annoying. I absolutely love the incredible silence of hitting the go pedal in my P85+ and the lovely lady going completely warp speed. I really don't miss the sound at all. And I really thought I would. It is such a different driving experience. It takes a little time to truly appreciate it.

    But still, there is nothing finer than the roar from a big, burly V8, American, German, English or Italian. Or a 12, of course.
     
  20. sickfox

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    The sound of the V8 engine is the last thing you'll think about as soon as you drive your P85D. :wink:
     

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