Have had my Roadster nearly 2 months. I am probably a bit over-loved up after an early morning drive on near-empty roads, but these are my conclusions... Cons - Spending that much on a car. Its the first time I've bought a new car or anything other than a cheap runabout. As a general life choice I think its a mistake, although the Roadster at this time in history has perhaps proven the exception (see below). I would never consider it for an ICE car, nor even an electric if they were abundant. It generates guilt, which generates a lot of pressure on it being perfect, particularly given you have taken such a risk in your choice by being so different. - The tiniest of squeaks or noises that are more annoying than they would be in an ICE car. They clash with the lack of engine noise and concept of "quiet" a great deal. I hope Tesla realise this with their future cars and finesse the aural experience more. In a sense though, this source of irritation is highlighting a positive characteristic of the car. - Level of road noise. - Lack of 3 phase or DC. Pros :love: - That noise. That powerful jet engine/jetsons whine. The more you come to associate it with the feeling of smooth acceleration, the more addictive it gets. - That linear surge of power. I had never before been conscious that everyone else is so jerky as they accelerate. - The ability to be able to enjoy driving with such performance on some occasions, and on others to enjoy driving so efficiently, depending on your mood or circumstance.... and being able to do both in the same vehicle. - Feeling smug as you drive past a porsche, and yet also as you drive past a prius. - Traffic lights and junctions going from being a chore to a pleasure. - Watching other people brake as you regen. It makes you see what is taken as normal in a completely new light. A truly revolting waste of energy is taking place all over the planet. I hate having to use the brakes, unless I'm driving really energetically. I curse myself for not anticipating the distance better, and get great pleasure from estimating it *just right*, with just a touch on the brakes at the end to stop completely. - Coming to understand the flaw in the psyche of the petrol head with regards to the loud engine. It is pure conditioning. There is nothing else we buy where we think "loud" is good, other than maybe fireworks and stereos. Do you want a loud washing machine? A loud toaster? Is walking into a room full of noisy machinery pleasant or irritating? Decades of conditioning and marketing, and the fact "loud" is associated with "powerful" in combustion engines. Some of them have even convinced themselves its like a "symphony". No, it really isn't. The Roadster, and those that will follow it, shatter this association between speed and noise. - Realising how well suited the name "Roadster" is for the car. It isn't a track car. Why would you drive a car you own at the track? I'd prefer to rent someone else's, mine is too precious :wink: The two things should be separated. Certainly here in the UK, the performance profile perfectly matches what is really needed for enjoying driving on the public roads in the real world. I see Ferraris and other "fast cars", maybe some even capable of 200mph+, and just wonder what on earth they're ever going to do with that. You might as well buy an aeroplane for your living room. - Plugging it in. - Cancelling the electrician who was going to fit a fast charger after realising I would never need one at home. - Pissing off the "BMW and Audi" drivers: Floor it from the lights, ease off around the speed limit, and some (usually quite a considerable) time later watch them storm past in a cloud of exhaust and noise trying to reclaim their ego, trashing the speed limit as they go... too steeped in decades of car industry marketing to realise that anyone can do that in any car, including my 15 year old fiesta.. - Realising that even if you come across a car that can accelerate as quickly, just what lengths and expense (in terms of energy, complexity, and mechanical wear) they are going to to achieve it by comparison. They've lost before they even touch the accelerator in my book: elegant and simple solutions beat brute force every time. - Realising it is acceleration that is enjoyable, not speed. Motorways bore me; once you're up to speed, thats your lot, and even 100mph+ soon gets old. Its getting there thats the fun bit. The roadster is not the best experience for pounding out mile after mile down endless motorway, I'd rather be in something bigger and more comfortable. The roadster's best characteristics however fit the majority of my driving and the majority or roads perfectly - the glorious constant acceleration, and the ever-satisfying deceleration (via regen) which is of course necessary to get to the next bit of acceleration... - Driving past petrol stations. - Stopping at petrol stations to buy a snack. - Maneuvering around car parks and seeing the puzzled expressions. - Coming to understand range anxiety. ICE car conditioning leads us to assume infinite range, forgetting it stems from a well positioned network of fuel dumps. We do not buy cars based on the capacity of the tank, because we know we can refill it conveniently so the limiting factor in our minds is cost. The change from the fantasy of infinite to the reality of finite is the real source of the fear, one that in practice just does not affect me as I worried it might. In the bigger picture, this is a real positive for mankind. Accepting that this limitation exists at the level of the individual dispels a temporary illusion that will soon cease to exist regardless, whatever form of energy you use. Having said that, fast charging in the future will doubtless mitigate it, but I can now see how the whole range debate in the wider media misses the reality in more than one way. - Cost evaporating from the equation of travel. - Watching the petrol price increase, and looking forward to the government putting yet more tax on it. Much of the pleasure of driving this car stems from driving it *now*, in the present context. It is the contrast with ICE cars - one constantly highlighted by their abundance - that is the roadster's best asset. If there were a hundred electrics to choose from, I'm sure neither this nor the Model S would be the best... but there aren't. One day, I am almost sad to say, it will all be normal.