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Model S under wraps

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by artsci, May 5, 2013.

  1. artsci

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    As I live in a townhouse without a garage, I have to park my Model S outdoors. So in anticipation of delivery, months ago I ordered the outdoor cover for the Model S. With my car fully detailed yesterday, I was ready to try out the cover tonight.

    After I got it all unwrapped, I stretched it over the car. It was very easy to put on. Results are posted below. I've used many car covers before but the quality of this cover is a whole level higher. It fits perfectly and has an elastic gather all the way around the bottom which means it won't blow off in high winds. It also has a flap over the charge port and mesh openings for battery ventilation over the two front wheels and front grille.

    I could not be more pleased with the quality and fit of this superb cover. Tesla does it again!

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  2. gaswalla

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    I would love to see a picture of that cool evse you installed.
     
  3. artsci

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    Here's a photo of the Model S plugged in.


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    You might also want to check this thread. It has all the details.
     
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    Make sure you keep the inside of that cover super clean. Don't want the cover to be the source of scratches on that beauty.
     
  5. artsci

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    For that reason I dust and clean the surface of the car before I put the cover on and wash the cover when needed. I kept a Honda S2000 this way for 11 years. It looked new when I sold it.
     
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    Your Tesla looks very happy - big grin under that cover.
     
  7. JerryNycom

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    So what is the major difference between indoor and outdoor? Shouldn't I just get outdoor and be safe even though going to use indoors for long storage?
     
  8. StephenM

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    Nice! Similar taste in cars. I had an S2000 for many years too and that's the last car I was passionate about until the Model S came out :smile:

    That cover does look outstanding.
     
  9. ElSupreme

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    I touched both in the service center a week ago. The outdoor one seems to be much thicker. Similar, but not the same fabric either. The exterior one is only another $50. I think it would work fine inside, and would surely hold up better outside.

    But I just don't care that much about the pristineness of my car. So I didn't really check further that a quick feel.
     
  10. artsci

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    The outdoor version has two layers. The inner layer is a white velour type material that provides a gentle, scratch-free layer for the paint. The outer layers is some kind of waterproof fabric. It's the best car cover I've ever seen, and I've seen quite a few.

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    I loved the S2000, but once I drove Model S, the Honda seemed like a great car from a soon-to-be bygone era.
     
  11. MidlifeCrisis

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    I'm definitely going to buy one of the Tesla covers for my Model S (due end January), but I'm trying to decide between the outdoor or indoor one. My car will always be garaged when at home and in a covered parking garage at work. When I park at the airport I also park in the covered lot, so it would be very rare that I would need to leave the car outside without cover for even one night, but I suppose it could happen.

    For that reason, I'm wondering whether I should get the indoor cover since I'll be indoor or in covered parking 95% of the time or go with the outdoor cover in case I need it outdoors, but use that cover indoors all the time.

    Any suggestions? Is there anyone who uses the outdoor cover frequently indoors?
     
  12. artsci

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    Given the anticipated uses you've described I'd get the indoor version. It's also lighter and less bulky.
     

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