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Poll: Is MS daily driver (DD)?

Is your MS a daily driver?


  • Total voters
    269

texex91

Banned
Aug 21, 2013
1,581
5
hell
Not technically DD as I have an ICE that I use probably 20-30% of the time. why? Bad weather, leaving car at airport, trips downtown where roads are crappy, etc.

HOWEVER, that is becoming less and less by the week.
 
Mar 11, 2010
4,529
1,380
Humboldt/Los Altos
Daily driver
Short commute(4 mi one-way) that I try to make as long as I can!

love the fact that you can floor it at 6am and not disturb anyone sleeping + no wait for engine to warm up a second or two
+ it is app warmed when you get in it!

weekend racer
 
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Shumdit

Member
Sep 2, 2013
885
186
SC
To me, it would seem this would be a no-brainer. I can't see many people who would buy this car only for long trips since it's not as convenient as an ICE (at least until we get the supercharger/battery swap infrastructure in place). It's also not a weekend only fun car like my Ferrari, which I can't leave anywhere like the movies for fear of vandalism, etc. and it's only a 2 seater to boot. The Model S seems like the perfect DD unless you commute over 250 miles a day, and even that only applies if you don't have a way to "top off" while at your job. Pre-warm/Cool the interior via app, no startup noise waking up the wife/kids (try that in the Ferrari!). The ONLY downside I can see is that using it as a DD with the 21" tires will be more expensive than it would be with the 19's or another cheaper tire, but if you are spending 100K on a car, I would guess you could afford the tires.
 

ggbjr

Member
Aug 26, 2013
101
10
NC
Will be my DD, replacing a gas binging E350 for my 60m/rt commute. Mostly highway driving, so I can't wait.
 

DrComputer

TeslaClubLA President
Jan 29, 2009
1,132
363
Sherman Oaks, CA
I said yes, but I actually alternate between my S and Roadster. Since my S gets more miles than the Roadster I guess it would be considered my daily driver.
 

EarlyAdopter

Active Member
Jun 24, 2012
2,818
2,048
Redmond, WA
Daily driver.

I like that it's so smooth in stop and go traffic, one peddle driving with heavy regen is the best, and that I never have to take time out of my commute to stop and get gas because I fill up at home every night!
 

kendallpb

Model S: P 8061
Oct 29, 2010
1,251
52
MD, USA
Yes it is. 23ish miles each way. I love almost everything about it as a commuter car. I've only ever owned one car at a time, so I'm not sure what people look for in a commuter; to me, it's all the same--daily driver, weekend getaway car, road trip car, etc. So it's tough to pick out which things are especially good for commuters but might not matter as much for errands, trips, etc. Quiet, comfortable, amazing acceleration, not stopping for gas, regen braking...I think I'm going to list everything about the car, so I'll stop now. :cool:
 

Cottonwood

Roadster#433, Model S#S37
Feb 27, 2009
5,088
166
Colorado
Absolutely the daily driver unless I want to have fun in the Roadster or the powder goes up to the headlights; then the jeep wins...

Jeep in Snow-sm.jpg
 

DIL

Member
Sep 13, 2013
806
315
Danville, CA
Daily driver. Although on occasion I will drive our second car...

LOL. Nice.

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I guess I didn't expect 99.9% to be daily drivers, but now it makes sense. That says something about the versatility of the MS and the level of refinement, from "S" all the way to "P+"!

I will be putting in 100 miles/day - driving right past the Fremont plant, to a job not far from Palo Alto HQ!
 

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