I was fortunate enough to be able to test drive a model S at the Washington State Bellevue Tesla store today. I had been looking forward to this experience for weeks and I wanted to put down my thoughts before my memories went stale: Here is the good and the bad: The bad: We walked down to the Garage where all the Model S's were parked. Unfortunately he had brought a key to a car that was parked behind other model S vehicles. He ran back up and got another set of keys for a car parked in the front. As soon as we got through this minor hiccup we were off to the races. The model S I had was brand new (new car smell and odometer at 50 miles). As we pulled out of the garage the brakes constantly had a high pitched squealing noise. It was a clear noise and unmistakeable on braking. I was concerned. Sales rep said the brakes had to "broken in" and sometimes made that noise on new cars. I did not believe him. Not sure if my car was faulty or if the sales rep was right but that concerned me. As I drove around more the squealing noise on braking seemed to go away. Still - first impressions matter. That was a little concerning. It was raining (as it often does here in Seattle ). The lack of AWD was really noticeable. The car tended to fishtail slightly and it had a hard time self correcting. Tesla should really get an AWD model or at least one with stability controls. Suspension controls were options available on the control panel but we were told "it doesn't really do anything right now but will in the future". If it doesn't do anything it shouldn't be displayed to the driver. This is a nit-pick - the rear view camera didn't have wipers. It got wet in the rain and the reverse camera mode wasn't very helpful. Proximity sensors would be nice too. The good: Sales rep was very friendly and helpful. Was a pleasure to work with. Car's ride was blissful. Smooth acceleration at every speed. Car's software was very nice. It has come a long way since the days of the beta models Car was incredibly silent. Bottom line: Awesome car. I would buy over a BMW or Audi any day. The noise on braking was SUPER concerning. It made it feel like the car was defective. Tesla should look into this.