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P-ness envy

ozweepay

Member
Jul 16, 2015
208
35
Boulder, CO, USA
Parked next to a P85D at the supercharger. I have an 85D.

I made the deliberate choice not to get the P85D because I figured it wasn't really worth $30,000 more to impress my friends a few times and then never use it again.

But I can't help this feeling of inferiority parked next to that P85D. If it were a P85, I would be ok, because my D kind of counterbalances his P. But when he has both... it's hard to take.

Maybe I should just rebadge my car. No one would know unless they're Tesla experts, right?

[Footnote for the credulous: :tongue:]
 

AmpedRealtor

Well-Known Member
Jun 30, 2013
6,404
3,392
Phoenix, AZ
Parked next to a P85D at the supercharger. I have an 85D.

I made the deliberate choice not to get the P85D because I figured it wasn't really worth $30,000 more to impress my friends a few times and then never use it again.

But I can't help this feeling of inferiority parked next to that P85D. If it were a P85, I would be ok, because my D kind of counterbalances his P. But when he has both... it's hard to take.

Maybe I should just rebadge my car. No one would know unless they're Tesla experts, right?

[Footnote for the credulous: :tongue:]

At least they both look the same! :)
 

AudubonB

One can NOT induce accuracy with precision!
Mar 24, 2013
8,290
29,152
To counter your woes: Think of all those {insert neat stuff here....or TSLA shares!} you can amass with that extra $30,000!
 

AMPd

Active Member
Nov 27, 2012
4,599
4,143
Northern California
I've parked next to a P90D with my lowly standard 85 and felt no envy, and from what I hear the P90D I was born with is actually a 70d

Actually I felt proud to be a member of the EV community, everytime I see an expensive model s I think about how that customer was stolen away from merc/Maserati/Audi
 

sickfox

Member
Jun 7, 2013
417
50
San Francisco
I have a P85 and feel proud that I belong to the EV community. of course, the extra head turns doesn't hurt as well.

i do have a little envy when I see a P90D parked next to me. But from my experience, the owners are more willing to share about their experience driving the Model S rather than boasting about their D.


I've parked next to a P90D with my lowly standard 85 and felt no envy, and from what I hear the P90D I was born with is actually a 70d

Actually I felt proud to be a member of the EV community, everytime I see an expensive model s I think about how that customer was stolen away from merc/Maserati/Audi
 

JenniferQ

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Sep 13, 2015
1,262
514
San Diego, CA
I've parked next to a P90D with my lowly standard 85 and felt no envy, and from what I hear the P90D I was born with is actually a 70d

Actually I felt proud to be a member of the EV community, everytime I see an expensive model s I think about how that customer was stolen away from merc/Maserati/Audi
That's me. Selling the Ferrari 'cause it's just so much LESS fun to drive than my Tesla. Any ICE car, even a really fancy one, after a while just becomes "another car." The Tesla is always an EXPERIENCE to drive. I just never know what might be in store when I get in and take off somewhere new. Surprises abound. And Teslas, at least around here, are much more incognito. Abundant Power and Stealth in one beautiful package is highly addictive.
 

JeffS

Member
Oct 7, 2015
239
48
Wisconsin
I have a lowly 85 and would like to offer some advice if the OP will accept the thoughts of a poor man with a cheap Tesla?

There is always someone with a better car than me.
That is what I learned so far in life.
End of advice that I am qualified to share.
 

Plan B

Active Member
May 8, 2015
4,862
2,236
Portland OR
Parked next to a P85D at the supercharger. I have an 85D.

I made the deliberate choice not to get the P85D because I figured it wasn't really worth $30,000 more to impress my friends a few times and then never use it again.

But I can't help this feeling of inferiority parked next to that P85D. If it were a P85, I would be ok, because my D kind of counterbalances his P. But when he has both... it's hard to take.

Maybe I should just rebadge my car. No one would know unless they're Tesla experts, right?

[Footnote for the credulous: :tongue:]

Sell it while the D's are in hot demand and not many on the market.
 

Drucifer

Active Member
Nov 30, 2014
1,115
262
Charlotte, NC
Just look at all the AudiBMWMercedesLexusAcuraInfinitis out there and feel better. That's what I do. My town has a ton of 'em, especially the Audi and BMW.
 

Canuck

Well-Known Member
Nov 30, 2013
6,125
5,474
South Surrey, BC
My grandfather said to me when I was young "I cried when I had no shoes, until I met a man with no feet." I've never forgot it and it gave me great perspective on life.

I envy a man with a good family, not a good car. (That sounds odd because I have a good family but you know what I mean.)

I also envy the wit of the OP for the title of this thread. It sure gave me a laugh.
 

fancycar

Member
Jun 6, 2015
34
3
San Diego, CA
We still have the best cars on the planet.
My lowly 85 still blows away all the dinosaur juice drinking showpieces at the valet (I feel embarrassed for their owners), so your 85D definitely does!
:cool:
 

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