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Life before your S

Slow2k

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Jan 3, 2020
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What car(s) did you guys have before your model S? I had a 2019 Range Rover Evoque. Still have the s2000
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BigNick

Infamous Fat Sweaty Guy
Dec 3, 2017
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Pennsylvania, USA
Chevy Impala LTZ. Still have it. Insurance is about half of what I pay for the T.
It was roughly $300/month for gasoline compared to about $100/month to charge. (2000+ miles per month before COVID-19 lockdowns. Commute can be measured in feet instead of miles now.)
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Darmie

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Jan 13, 2016
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Clear Lake TX.
Bought this car sight unseen. Found out about it through a car and driver article and was ready for a little hot hatch. Not a lot of power but sure was fun to drive with the right amount of throttle. From factory, 6pd, recaro race seats, lowered suspension, turbo.
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SilverGS

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Nov 3, 2016
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Panamera LED headlight pods - nice! Recently sold my Panamera Turbo.
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Thanks! Wow your Panamera is just stunning. I guess it was a step down in terms of most things to Model S from that car. What do you like better about the Model S compared to that beauty? I personally would never go back to ICE, but that Panamera Turbo is one fine automobile!
 

maximizese

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Jan 16, 2018
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2001 VW Golf TDI (moderately modified) 300K miles old and the last manny tranny in my garage
2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax
2007 Lexus Rx400h
2013 Fiat 500e


We gave the Lexus to my sister-in-law since she plans to start a family soon; she sold her Mazdaspeed3 and is happy with the upgrade. We still have the other vehicles, though they only get driven for special purposes. The Fiat is excellent for local errands and parking in tight spaces (like any holiday in our coastal town). TDI when I want to have fun driving stick with a Torsen, also makes a good road-trip alternative if Superchargers are going to be busy; I get up to 720 miles on a single tank of fuel. Duramax for towing/hauling and a new found love for overlanding (I just wish it had a rear independent suspension system).
 

powaking

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Feb 1, 2018
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Massachusetts
Had a Mazda Tribute until the engine let go at 241,000 miles. Skipped along with the Nissan Quest minivan until I traded that in for my S. Wife drives a Q7 TDI now.
 

2101Guy

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Jan 6, 2020
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USA
Benzes, BMW's. Sold the E55 and miss it. Fast, brutal acceleration, big V8 with a blower. Great interior materials, etc.
Still have the 1991 560. Only 67k miles. Refurbished it last year. Excellent condition. Im second owner. Most things original (including paint).
 

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dabbler

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Toledo, OH
Last new car was the Range Rover Evoque. Sold her with 45K miles. Terrible fuel mileage. Moved onto a Mini Cooper Clubman. More like a go-kart with a nice body and sporty interior. Pretty harsh ride. As soon as the CPO Telsas became available, I jumped on a Model S 85 with 45K miles.

I do still have fun with my Vixen 21TD motor home. This thing is a blast to drive and take to car shows or camping.

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