My baby got hauled down to Atlanta today for her annual maintenance and Tesla was kind enough to bring me a beautiful silver 60 as a loaner (I had been hoping for a P85+, but this is leagues better than a Ford POS from Enterprise so I'll keep my mouth shut). As the loaner is a significantly higher VIN / newer build than mine (VIN 30397 for the loaner vs. VIN 9786 for mine), I was curious to see how much the fit/finish had improved. I've read tons of stories about little things here and there being tighter and just generally better put together on newer cars but looking at the loaner a surprising realization came to mind: Tesla apparently did a really, really good job putting my car together. I've seen the horror stories about people having build quality issues or body panel gap issues or paint issues or whatever, but I've always counted myself lucky that my Model S seemed to be damn near perfect. Looking at my loaner seems to confirm that thought. Absolutely nothing stands out as being particularly better, or higher quality, or higher craftsmanship than mine in any way. They're both just damn fine, really well constructed automobiles. Thanks again to Tesla for building one hell of an automobile. ;-) Random observations: - I really, really, really, really should have sprung for the 21" wheels.... - The 60 is noticeably "less quick" than the 85. (I was going to say slower, but that's not quite right). I also learned exactly how fast I've apparently been driving lately when I ran up to the artificial 80mph governor SEVERAL times when driving to lunch and home. I don't recall ever noticing going above 80 much before getting my Model S..... - I don't hear any inverter whine in the 60 at all. It's just dead quiet whereas my 85 gives a little bit of whine under load. I don't know if that's just the difference between the 60 and the 85, but it was noticeable (in that it wasn't noticeable). - The loaner doesn't have the "upgraded leather interior" that my 85 came with as part of the standard leather package and it absolutely makes a difference. If I'd never seen my car I wouldn't have thought anything about it, but the steering wheel, dash, and arm rests don't have that "supple" feel that my car does. It was odd once I noticed it.