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If you were not getting a Model S what would you get

Discussion in 'Model S' started by gg_got_a_tesla, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    What car will you be replacing when you get the Model S?!

    Thought this might make a fun topic while we kill time waiting for the Model S!

    So, in 2+ years' time, what car - that you are presumably driving now - would you be swapping out for the Model S?

    Mine's a 2004 Acura TL - been a reliable and fun family sedan but, at ~21 MPG (with premium gas), it's been relatively expensive to operate. By 2012, it'd be 8 years old with around 110,000 miles on it.

    Looking forward to your posts and a diverse gaggle of cars that'll be making way for the Tesla!
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I have a Jetta TDI so it'll get me through until the Model S arrives. Can't wait.

    Dave
     
  3. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    1996 Volvo 960 sedan. It has been very reliable, given the high dealer maintenance costs (requires brake job though). Has 123,751 miles. I will be keeping it with Model S.

    After GM and others crushed their EVs I promised myself I would not buy a new car unless it is an EV.
     
  4. steve841

    steve841 Active Member

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    Not replacing ... adding to my list.

    09 Cadillac Escalade EXT.
     
  5. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    Currently I have a 1984 Mazda 323 which will be replaced with the Model S. So should be a nice upgrade :)

    Cobos
     
  6. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    2006 Lexus 400h. I just did my 75,000 mile service, so will probably have around 100,000 miles by the time my S comes in.
     
  7. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    An '08 Audi A6 Avant or, possibly, a Tesla Roadster but it depends upon whether I've had all of the fun by the time it arrives... maybe not.
     
  8. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    Aren't they going to let you guys keep the Mini-Es?
     
  9. lorencc

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

    Already have a Roadster, and a diesel F-250.
     
  10. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    2000 Saturn SL1 with 105,000 miles, routinely averaging 40-43 MPG combination city/highway.

    Just had the intake manifold gasket replaced. I hope it's the last significant ICE maintenance cost I'll ever have to make.

    It will be a big change for me. I'm tired of manually rolling up the windows and reaching around to the back door from the inside to unlock it!
     
  11. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    Todd, tell me about it... I've only got 2 doors, and some a****le tried breaking into the car destroying the passenger door lock and making a huge hole where my drivers side door lock used to be.

    With such an old car (though with only slightly above 50 000 miles on the odo) I only coughed up for repairing the driver side door. Partly because crawling in through the hatchback got old real fast and the snow falling into the hole in the door is usually bad for rust :(

    Hopefully a cheap tuneup and mandatory control is all I will need to spend until I get myself an EV.

    Cobos
     
  12. flabby

    flabby Member

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    1992 Saturn SL2- 117,000 miles
     
  13. herbvdh

    herbvdh Member

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    I will most likely keep my 2006 RX400h when I get my Model S. The reason is I need something for the winter snow driving.
     
  14. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    I'll be replacing my 2004 Prius (currently at 97,000 miles). For the time being we'll be holding onto our 2006 Highlander Hybrid as our travel, hauling, long range vehicle.
     
  15. mt2

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    A 2003 Saturn L200.

    It's been a good car, but it was the first real indication that GM was creeping into Saturn design. It's got a few more good years in it, so I know it will hold out just fine. But my wife is itching to replace it now, so I'm going to have to sweet talk her into waiting.
     
  16. KBF

    KBF Model S 2017

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    I'll be replacing my '06 Civic. A nice commuter car. I'm hoping not to have to buy any more ICE's... but I'm keeping my '09 Ford Taurus X until the EV range increases.
     
  17. PopSmith

    PopSmith Saving for a Model 3

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    I'm currently driving a 2003 Audi A6 with ~57,000 miles on it. I'll probably keep her just for winter reasons since her quattro is awesome in the snow.

    Hopefully a few plans I have for this year will come to fruition so I can finally put the money down on a Model S. If/when that happens I'll be sure to report in with my reservation number. :biggrin:
     
  18. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

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    right now

    right now I've got a '96 civic with 223,000 kms. I know for sure I won't still be driving it when the model S is out though. (I'm sick of driving around an appliance) We've got a 2006 mazda 3 I might have moved on to, or I might pick up something else. If I were single I'd have ordered a roadster already, but with a family the roadster would really just be a toy for me.

    - mnx
     
  19. Mark Petersen

    Mark Petersen Model S EU P71

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    Seat Leon 1.8VT (2001) and 170.000km

    still a nice ride, starting to look old, but the sports pack, make it fun to drive
     

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