I'll qualify this post with a very clear disclaimer. This is my opinion only. It can be exhausting reading the problems shared in this forum and I wanted to provide my own personal perspective after owning a Model S for 3 years and 50K miles. 3.5 years ago I read the Model S forums obsessively and became concerned about the quality issues I was going to potentially face with my ordered Model S. Some of those turned out to be true over the last three years, others never came to be. Here is the list of what I've had repaired/replaced: Nosecone replaced Entire motor replaced due to high-pitched squealing sound that started after 2 years Dash pad replaced Dashboard screen replaced twice Passenger seat and driver's seat both replaced (two years apart for completely different issues) AC fans replaced Countless rattles attempted to be fixed Tailgate pieces replaced as I had significant water intrusion into the tail light assemblies causing one of the tail lights to fail completely Two chrome pieces needed to be glued back on The infamous frunk dent Rear seat belt replaced Replaced battery coolant heater after getting "Car may not restart" warning And here I find myself with a Model X on order. Here's the funny thing...I had another brand car in my past that arguably had far fewer issues than this and I swore I'd never purchase a car from them again. So why would I have a Model X on order? Why would I give Tesla more of my business? Why am I reading TMC? Despite the above repairs I can honestly tell people my MS was one of the best purchases I've ever made. Let me try and come up with the reasons: It feels so good not constantly spewing pollutants into the air (and the majority of my electricity is hydro generated...hoping to go solar). It just completely changes your perspective on all those ICE vehicles on the road. I find myself actively trying to avoid my wife's car. I pulled up to the kids' school the other day and they had a sign out front asking people to turn off their car (see attached). Felt so good. And then it gets amplified when my kids' friends hop in the car and they go nuts that it's electric. I'm hoping it's my little part that my kids can breathe in the future. The kids get it. It makes sense for a 10 year old to plug in a car just like a phone! Everyone from sales to service has been amazing at Tesla. Some of the above repairs were actually proactive on their part. Some of the repairs went way beyond what I would have expected...one one of the seats being replaced was because I pointed out an issue with the leather. Bam...seat replaced. With the other car I mentioned that I swore off the brand I was fighting with the dealer (and corporate) over every single issue. I have the early adopter mindset. I'll buy the newest gadget and fight with it for a few weeks (years?)...there's something to be said for that in owning a Tesla. I honestly can't recommend that my Dad get a Tesla. He has owned BMW 7-series for the last 20+ years. While he has no clue how to use iDrive and resorted to naming all his phone favorites with "AAAA" "AAA" "AA" in front of the names so that he sees them first, he would not put up with rebooting the dashboard or dealing with other issues. His mindset is not there. I agree that long-term Tesla needs to get beyond this to attract new customers but I'm ok with it for now. Just darn fun to drive. All the little things that ICEs can't do. I can keep my dog climate controlled in my car on a hot day. Sure I can "remote start" my wife's Volvo and do the same...but only for 15 minutes and I better hope no one is standing near the exhaust! Firmware updates with new features (I laughed when the Volvo tech told my wife's XC90 could NEVER do over-the-air updates..."no car company would do that due to the risk of a failed update"). I think I'll step down from the soapbox now. Excited for my X to arrive. I'd much prefer to have normal doors and folding seats but oh well... Just thought I'd add my 2 cents after reading so many posts about issues. Hope it puts some potential owners at ease!