I am picking up my first Tesla later today and starting to get nervous about one of our decisions. We decided to opt out of the Premium Package because all we wanted out of it was the power lift gate and that, alone, could not justify $3,000 in our minds. For some reason, it never dawned on me to manually open and close the trunk. I just assumed we were foregoing a convenient option, not something essential for regular use of the car. Surely, anything required for the regular use of the car would be standard at this price point. Or so I thought. Over the last couple days reading through Tesla Forums, it looks like I may have made a big mistake. My wife is only about 5 feet tall and 110lbs soaking wet; I am starting to worry that she is going to have a hard time closing the trunk because of its height at full opening and the force required to close it. I called the DS and asked if they could do some sort of adjustment to limit how high the trunk opens, but they were quite non-committal. I do wish they had advised us to consider the functional problems not having a power lift gate may cause, especially since my said short and tiny wife was with me at the time we placed our order at the Tesla store and discussed the pros/cons of options with the Tesla rep; I would have probably sucked it up and paid for the upgrade through gritted teeth if I thought not having a power lift gate may create functional problems. Also kicking myself for not considering this issue on my own - I was too focused on all the other goodies of greater interest. I am now having visions of my wife calling me from a grocery store parking lot in the middle of a winter storm because she can't close the rear trunk! Any thoughts? Am I worried over nothing? I am super excited about picking up the car today but this issue is stressing me out a little bit.