Hi all, long time observer, first time poster... I have been hanging around here for a bit. Content is great, and members are more active than Tesla's own forums. Fan of Tesla since day one, I followed the Roadster's alpha, beta and pre-production days on EV-World back then. And in 2008, while on a business trip, I took a couple of unwitting colleagues on a field trip to Menlo Park, CA, where Tesla's first store was located. It was there that final assembly of the Roadster took place (battery added to glider cars that came straight from Hethel, England). They would then take those cars for a few test sprints behind that facility. Man did those things ever take off! I can dig out my pictures from that visit if anyone's interested. At the time, I figured I would be the perfect fit for their third car, which is slated to be the fourth now (the model 3). But I don't think I can wait anymore. I've recently moved for work from Montreal, Canada, to San Francisco. So I now live in a world where every other car seems to be a Tesla (I may be exaggerating a touch here). Peer pressure is a b... On top of that, my current vehicle is a company car that is going away in a few weeks. So I find myself car-less. Now here is the crux of the issue: Living where I do, I do not need a car. But I want a car. Both sides of my brain are fighting it out. I have been a car nut all my life, and Tesla produces a car that ticks all of the boxes I need ticked. It is fast, technologically miles ahead of anyone, and also pretty darn green. Quick history of new cars I've had: 2005 Toyota Echo Hatchback (Canadian exclusive) 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX (World-rally blue, with gold wheels) 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX (Same. Had to leave it behind) ? Ideally, this would be 2018, and I would get a Model 3D, with Ludicrous (or Plaid) upgrade. But what the heck, I am about to pull the trigger on a Model S here! Maybe.