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Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Todd Burch, Oct 14, 2010.

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  1. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Voltage makes me tingle.

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    I'm on business in Seattle and walked into the Tesla showroom today to take a look. I've got a Model S reservation and just wanted to see what was going on.

    After talking with the two sales folks in the showroom, they offered a ride in the Roadster. I was giddy.

    I was prepared for the acceleration and the Tesla grin. Or I thought I was.

    I had clearly underestimated things. Ho-ly S**t that thing's got torque.
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    So when are you ordering your Roadster? =) Once you drive it, you'll be thinking about it often then the wait for the Model S drags on. Hopefully you can hold out longer than I did. I waited 18 months on the Model S then after my test drive in Seattle too actually, ordered the Roadster. Can't wait until it gets here!
     
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    HaHa...another one hooked...you drive one, you want one...like shootin fish in a barrel...! :biggrin::wink:

    Glad you enjoyed the ride Todd...I took my Father-in-Law & Brother-in- Law out for a ride in the Toronto (white) Roadster this morning...I think now they're even more excited than I am! :biggrin::biggrin:
     
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    You're in good company. Over 50% of people I give rides to say "Ho-ly S**T" the first time I floor it (including me, during my test drive). Every other exclamation is in the low single digits.

    Doug
     
  5. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Voltage makes me tingle.

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    Unfortunately I can't get one...my wife would kill me and I really can't afford it, although my 3-month old would probably fit comfortably in the trunk space...(OK that's wrong...)

    However, I am considering bumping my Model S reservation to a signature reservation...
     
  6. scott451

    scott451 KWH-PWR#1349Sprt,S Sig#96

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    Don't give up too soon. Let your wife drive a roadster. After she drives it and has the tesla grin, she may end up talking you into getting one!
     
  7. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    My fav response was "{long pause}... hmm, {another pause}... my 911 doesn't do that."
     
  8. Jaff

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    That's how I did it guys...without her test driving the Roadster, I'd have been sunk...


     
  9. Jaff

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    was that the Genesis for "rumbling block of inefficiency?..." :biggrin::biggrin::wink:


     
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    mpt Electrics are back

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    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Don't underestimate the power of the wife behind the wheel. The same underestimation you had is her's, *times ten*. Mine was convinced on her drive after hearing me go on about my ride for a year. I do understand the price thing though...
     
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  13. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Voltage makes me tingle.

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    Judging by how your wives responded...my wife is very different from yours :).

    She's very happy with her 2005 Corolla...

    I'd better stick with the Model S...maybe put the rest (rest?) toward solar panels on a new house.
     
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    SByer '08 #383

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    No apologies needed! It's fun having phrases catch on. Plus, I'm all about the open source now ;-).
     

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