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Review of my Tesla Roadster test drive

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by cinergi, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. cinergi

    cinergi Active Member

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  2. jason.auch

    jason.auch Roadster Sport 2.5 #1071

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    I just sold my stage 4 STi for a roadster sport too!

    Living up in the great white north, I haven't had a chance to test drive one, or for that matter even see one in real life.

    This great review gives me some confidence that I have made the right decision.

    Hopefully mine gets here in the next couple of weeks also.... Please let it get here before the snow does!
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Nice write up. That's funny, I'm basically in the same situation you were in (almost same age and such) I just haven't pulled the trigger and ordered it yet. It's a ton of money but would be awesome to get. What color did you order?
     
  4. cinergi

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    Indeed! I'm really hoping I get to drive it at least a LITTLE bit with the top off! I was stoked to find out that I could get one in a few weeks because there was a model matching what I wanted so I didn't have to go through the entire custom-order process.

    dsm363: I got the very orange with the premium orange & black interior. Also opted for the forged wheels (since I didn't get the sport edition) -- the black ones. They're expensive but they look really nice (and won't have to worry about TPMS if I were to get my own wheels).
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Nice color combo. That'll look sweet. I keep wanting to order something other than red but have never owned a sports car and think there is some unwritten rule about sports cars being red. It looks awesome in white with the carbon fiber too. Congrats again.
     
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    Just in time for Halloween!
    roadster-pump.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the thorough write up cinergi...you noticed far more than I did when I had my test drive and it's very handy to read your notes as a refresher to what I missed analyzing (as I drove around in awe with the Tesla grin on my mug):redface::biggrin:
     
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    Hi cinergi,

    congrats to your new roadster.
    after reading your blog some usefully hints from my side as a quite new roadster owner :) :

    don't put anything in these small cubby-holes when you are driving in Standard or Performance mode, especially not the keys for your home.
    You can search them afterwards behind or under your seats, which is a quite tricky thing, especially when its cold and dark.
    (I know what I'm talking about ):rolleyes::smile:
     
  9. cinergi

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    LOL! I guess I should keep flashlight and magnetic telescoping picker-upper thing in the car too eh?
     
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    The only things I have found that stay in the cubbies are a clean rag really stuffed in or I have looped some charge cables and hvae pressed them in to not come out. Not very pretty looking though.
     
  11. SByer

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    Get HandStands Sticky Pads. A little scissor work and I've lined the tray, cubbies, and iPod detent with these. No adhesive, slightly spongy, and sleek black - nothing moves even under hard cornering, nothing makes noise.
     
  12. tennis_trs

    tennis_trs 2010 2.0 Roadster Sport

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    The passenger cubby is perfect for my driving gloves wedged in there, leaving the glove box for glasses and registration papers, etc.
     
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    wedged, stuffed, jammed, pressed

    it's all good :)
     

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