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Model S Buyer Demographics: Gender

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Robert.Boston, Feb 6, 2012.

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What is your gender, and the gender of the primary driver of the Model S?

  1. I'm male and will also be the primary driver

    129 vote(s)
    71.3%
  2. I'm male, and my partner will be the primary driver

    20 vote(s)
    11.0%
  3. I'm male, and it's complicated.

    21 vote(s)
    11.6%
  4. I'm female and will also be the primary driver

    8 vote(s)
    4.4%
  5. I'm female, and my partner will be the primary driver

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. I'm female, and it's complicated.

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  1. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    #1 Robert.Boston, Feb 6, 2012
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    Another poll to pass the time. Replies are anonymous.
     
  2. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Right now my partner has no interest in electric vehicles, and really hates all things Tesla because I talk about it more than she would like. So to start I will be solidly:
    So I voted that way.

    I suspect after a few months I will probably be in:
    and hopefully not:
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    My wife doesn't want to get anywhere near driving the Model S (which she thinks is humongous!) - am glad that she's letting me get it though; she's only too happy to drive her Mini whenever she can :smile:
     
  4. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    That is a good strategy. My fiancee drives a Civic and really likes it. I think the 'You don't want to worry about driving around this yacht?' technique may work.
     
  5. Sparrow

    Sparrow S105/ Roadster 189

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    My wife took my Roadster for her daily driver leaving me with the Leaf. I have a feeling when the S comes along she will opt for it, but she does love driving the Roadster so who knows.
     
  6. PattyChuck

    PattyChuck Model S P100D, Model X P90D

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    The Model S will be my car, however, I have been informed that we will be putting down a deposit for the Model X on February 9th. That will not be my car :biggrin:
     
  7. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    #7 vfx, Feb 6, 2012
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    Mine was worn down after two years of talking Tesla.
     
  8. MitchL

    MitchL S#945

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    My wife was initially neutral Tesla and EVs.

    ... but, after seeing the car in person she went from 'are you crazy?' to 'Ok to purchase' (yay!)
    ... Now she has a Tesla jacket and I don't....
    ... and our idea of a "hot date" is to show up at the Santana Row store to watch the webcast of the Model X announcement (can't jet to LA on a Thursday with kids in school).

    So, maybe I should have said "it's complicated." I'm starting to wonder if I'm going to be allowed to drive the S when it arrives.

    /Mitch.
     
  9. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Another thing has interested me. I always think "What car will I buy next?" And I always have a short list, if not outright answer. And it changes on a monthly basis. My fiancee never thinks about her next car. The only answers I get is "My Civic is just fine!", "I liked my CRV before my Civic. Why are you asking me that.", or "A behemoth, mega cab, full bed F-250 duallie!".

    I think the last one is a joke. But sometimes I can't tell.

    I don't know if that is why we are at 100% male answers right now. But it could be something.
     
  10. mlascano

    mlascano S Sig #722

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    If all goes as planned we will build our Model S to my taste but it will be my wife's main ride for now (she drives 60-70 miles/day currently, my commute is 20 miles/day). Then we'll get her a Model X and will reclaim my S!
     
  11. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    You are in the lucky position to keep the number of Tesla vehicles >= the number of family members holding a driver's license.
     
  12. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    My wife loves the Roadster but she doesn't get to drive it much and says she "needs" trunk space, I'm buying the Model S for her.
     
  13. SUN-day Driver

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    Seems like the survey wording assumes if you are male then your partner is female. I am male and my partner is also male. What you really probably want to know is "1. I am <male/female>. 2. The primary driver will be <me/female partner/male partner>."
     
  14. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    I did indeed waffle on the wording, choosing the gender-neutral "partner" eventually recognizing that this diluted the "gender" question.
     
  15. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Actually my wife thinks it's mostly "a guy thing" to post on forums at all; poll results suggest she's right..either that or 98% of the buyers are male (which I don't believe).
     
  16. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    #16 bonnie, Feb 6, 2012
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    Ummm ... so I'm female (no, really!) and plan on either a combination of Roadster/Model S, or Roadster/Model X (waiting for the unveiling) ... and I will be primary driver on both. Which one will depend on how I feel that day. Or if I have the dogs. Or if it's a really beautiful day and I want the top off.

    Many of us like technology and cars, in addition to pedicures and shopping. :)
     
  17. rsquared99

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    How will you ever be able to provide "cat protection" for all that Tesla roof space? Maybe I should start investing in carboard box manufacturing.
     
  18. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I did say "mostly"...but Bonnie you realize that you're part of the elite 2% on this forum!!
     
  19. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    :) ...
     
  20. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I've already started saving up. :)

    I've also upgraded my original cardboard box to a much sturdier cardboard box. The important thing is that it also distribute the cat's weight when it decides to jump down from the rafters above - it took a couple of mornings of concave struts to figure out what was going on.
     

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