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So this happened yesterday...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by rcarpen22, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. rcarpen22

    rcarpen22 Member

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    Picked up the car on December 8th. Hit 10,000 miles this morning pulling into work. I may need a Model 3 to replace this car if I keep driving so much!
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  2. jbcarioca

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    I have no screen shot at the moment but I am at 21,000 miles now, ten months after delivery. Of those ten months I was out of the country for four of them, so I actually dove 21,000 miles in six months. At my rate I'm even imagining an interim S to replace my present one before the 3 arrives! I do want to preserve CPO eligibility for my present S so I need to reduce driving or something. During my decades of cars, more than 60 different ones, I have never driven one so much as my P85D. I also have withdrawal every time I leave it. Right now I am in Rio de Janeiro and have a serious "Jones".
     
  3. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Impressive. I'm at... 9 months, and after this weekend should be at 20k. At this rate, my bumper-to-bumper warranty will expire at the 2 year mark.
     
  4. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    My signature line says it all.
    I am officially out of warranty ( except for the battery and drive train )
     
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  5. jbcarioca

    jbcarioca Active Member

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    I wonder what percentage of us travel by car much more now that we have our Teslas.

    I, for one, used to have an airplane that I used for all but local trips. Then came Tesla: I no longer really want to go through the hassle of constant maintenance (of aircraft and pilot) when it is almost as much fun and vastly cheaper to go by P85D.

    I know at least two other airplane pilot Tesla owners who are behaving similarly.

    I wonder. What do you all think explains our high usage relative to typical cars?
     
  6. rcarpen22

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    Yeah, I was taking a commuter bus and public transportation before I got the MS. I am much happier now.
     
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  7. GlmnAlyAirCar

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    I took delivery of my 70D in June, and I expect to hit 30,000miles any day now. I do have a long commute, but I've never put this many miles on a car in less than 10 months. I do find myself finding excuses to drive more places. I also make frequent business trips to Maine. I used to fly myself or else go commercially; now driving is more fun.
     
  8. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    We have conciously taken the car on trips where we used to fly. Besides being cheaper it is a much more enjoyable trip and we don't have to worry about what to pack. In fact I think my wife would take the kitchen sink if I let her :). Lots of space to transport gear. I also think the charging regimen has made the trips more relaxing. More time spent stretching and resting really reduces the stress of the overall trip. We love it!
     
  9. rcarpen22

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    I completely agree with this. It definitely makes the trip longer, but if you plan for the extra time, the trip is overall much more enjoyable. We've been up to NY and back, down to South Carolina twice, and on one of those trips, all the way down to Cape Canaveral. We intend to take more driving trips now that we have this car.
     
  10. Muzzman1

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    Im exactly as bad as you @rcarpen! I got the car in late November, and I took this pic on Feb 26.
    I look for ANY excuse to drive!
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