First post, lurked around since December, really getting excited about purchasing a Model S. Looks like I'll be making a trek up to the DC store late this winter to make a final purchase decision. The wife's on board, my poor old BMW is on its last legs, I'm ready to pull out the gasoline needle! But I have a few questions for folks who recently purchased. Like I said, I lurked on this board for the last couple of months so I hope these questions are somewhat or recently new. A local Tesla owner graciously talked with me for about an hour and I sat in his MS but didn't drive it (though he offered to let me take it for a spin- I didn't want to accelerate my purchase decision). I will spend a fair amount of time with a Tesla employee to grill them about a lot of stuff, but I want to get some owner perspectives... This purchase will be for my main car. The other car is an SUV, but I'm sure my lovely spouse will begin demanding a Model X within days of her first Model S drive. I currently only drive about 13k miles per year, though I expect this car will absorb a lot of the trips to baseball tournaments and other "kid taxi" duties the family truckster does today. I bet it'll go up to 18k per year. I've already landed on the 85kwh battery, but not performance. I need the range, but not the full jet fighter experience. Going with leather seats, tech package, parking sensor (wife has to park in some tight spots where she works and I'm sure she'll take the car to work sometimes), panoramic roof, fog lamps. Feel free to answer whatever ones you want to answer. I appreciate any and all feedback! Questions: 1. I've read on many posts that the tires last 25k miles because they're low profile and constructed of a softer compound. Frankly, I'm used to tires making it at least 60k miles so I'm wondering if anyone has found good replacement tires- after their OEM tires wear out- that get better life than 25k miles? This isn't a deal-breaker for me but I don't want to change tires every 18 months if I can help it. 2. I live in Richmond, VA which is over 100 miles from any SC (Cary, NC and MD are the two closest to me- I'd probably use Cary to avoid DC traffic). For those of you who have a similar situation, what service plan did you get and why? How do you manage "routine" maintenance like tire rotation? While I think I've read perhaps 5 posts since December where someone said they got stranded because their car shut down, I will admit this is the one thing my wife fears more than anything (well, other than clowns). Can anyone who got stranded share their experience, how long it took for ranger service to show up or a tow truck? 3. We have a very hairy white shepherd dog whose favorite pastime is to shed everywhere. I'm pretty much convinced on leather for this one reason, but I'm wondering if any cloth seat owners have dog experiences they'd like to share? 4. Based upon what I've read in this forum can I reasonably assume that the 12v battery issue has been completely resolved for new Tesla's coming off the line? 5. We're a typical family of four. I'm debating making the drive to Florida over Thanksgiving for 4 days to avoid the $2000+ it will cost for plane tickets (RIC to PBI = big bucks). Have you taken long road trips like this? Did your car have enough space for luggage? Was it comfortable enough? I'm not really worried about superchargers since they're properly spread across I-95 already. 6. I know the car comes with one charger which will live in my garage. I'm not inclined to consider a 2nd charger to carry with me due to the relatively low mileage I drive and the tight radius from my home that most of my routes will take me. Am I missing anything here? 7. Are there features you look back and say, "Gosh, I really should have stepped up to get the.... (feature)"? Again, thanks for any feedback and I'm really looking forward to a very different purchase experience this time around!