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My Mother-in-law wanted to go for a ride.....

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by jacobp, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. jacobp

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    #1 jacobp, Oct 27, 2013
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    Today was my second day with my P85, so my wife and I decided to take the car by her parents' house for a little show and tell. My mother in law wanted to go for a ride. My wife said she would take a video of the "ride" and then gave me a "wink." The results are in the video. Suffice it to say, that while my in-laws are very impressed with the Tesla, they are no longer speaking to me. Thank you Elon.

     
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    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    thanks for the tease, but I can't see a video...
     
  3. jacobp

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    I just added a link, i hope this works.
     
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    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Content unavailable--probably b/c we aren't friends on FB.
     
  5. elecblue

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    Same here - perhaps a YouTube posting?
     
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    OK. I just added a youtube link. Try again.
     
  7. DIL

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    I can see it. Awesome. I can almost hear your mother-in-law scream...
     
  8. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    I take it this was a desirable result?
     
  9. brianman

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    LOL. For realz.
     
  10. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    I did the same thing with some friends, in an enclosed parking lot.
    They were jumping around like fish and laughing and screaming. Sorry.
     
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    How's the tread on those rears? LOL
     
  12. jcaspar

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    Nice video. My mom is coming to my pickup and factory tour. She doesn't want a ride, she wants to drive it!. As her daily driver is a CLS 55AMG, I think she will be able to handle the power no problem!
     
  13. Geoff

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    Nice! Very fun to do to unsuspecting people!!!
     
  14. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    Famous last words, "does it go fast?..........Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"
     
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    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    I used to "surprise" passengers too when giving them their first ride... But after a friend sitting in the back complained that she hit her head hard on the headrest, I always warn people...
     
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    When I demo the car to friends and co-workers, it's usually around the time the passengers start talking about how silent it is in motion when I simply ask "everyone buckled?" or say "hold on" -- generally followed, as you all would expect, by some combination of screams, laughter, expletives or other exclamations, etc.

    My reply is a big Tesla Grin and a matter-of-fact, "yeah, it's a fun car to drive."

    I don't think I could bring myself to do that to my mom or in-laws, though. Mom is susceptible to motion sickness, and my in-laws... um, no further comment.

    My kids, on the other hand: "Daddy, can you do the acceleration again?" :)
     
  17. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    Well, what do you expect? It's like having your own personal roller-coaster!
     
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    The funny part is that my kids (and I) really don't like roller coasters. I guess we've made an exception for the one sitting in our garage. ;-)
     
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    mnx 2013 P85

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    My youngest's first words were "Go go go" while driving around in the S.
     
  20. Lyon

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    Like I tell people... "You could drive the Queen around in the back and she'd never spill her tea... until you wanted her to."
     

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