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Two Year. Model S Anniversary

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by jerry33, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It's now exactly two years since delivery of my Model S.
    40,011 miles
    10,048 kW/h
    251 Wh/mi
    1 charger replacement
    1 charging port replacement
    4 door handle replacements
    1 triangle window adjustment
    1 skid plate installation
    1 12V battery
    Several alignments (I wish TM could get this right)
    Assorted minor updates

    All in all, this has been a great car with few problems and those were quickly dealt with and caused minimal inconvenience. Absolutely no regrets, and plenty of excitement.
     
  2. aja2460

    aja2460 Old Member

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    Whats your VIN number?
    I'm 5779, Delivered on March 4, 2013.
    Makes me smile every day..
     
  3. CHGolferJim

    CHGolferJim Member

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  4. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    jerry33 shows the VIN in his "custom user title" - but maybe you're on a mobile platform where you won't be able to see that, aja2460?
    Anyway, it's 5130
     
  5. TES-E

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    Congratulations!!
     
  6. procarl

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    251 Wh/mi, wow! Lifetime average for all driving? That's quite outstanding. . . .
     
  7. GreenPenguin

    GreenPenguin Member

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    Curious anything you wished you ordered but didn't? How's the wear and tear either exterior or interior? Anything you'd do differently?
     
  8. DrGuest

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    #8 DrGuest, Dec 16, 2015
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    My Dolphin Grey Model S 85, named "Inspiration" also turned 2 years old today. Happy Second Birthday, Inspiration! I am vin P27174, with no Auto pilot.
    38,956 miles
    13,729 kWh
    353 Wh/mi
    2 charger replacements,
    2 door handle replacements, separate incidents (rear drivers side and front passenger)
    titanium shield installation
    Preventative 10 inch Speedometer Cluster Monitor replacement
    Contactor "Fuse failure" and replacement.
    1 year Service visit
    Panoramic roof rebuild and adjustment
    Rear Trunk latch replacement and active rear trunk lift stanchion replacement.
    2 rear Chrome Strip replacements
    I have gone through tires pretty fast, My 19 Michelin OEM's wore out at about 10,000 miles as did my Continental DWS and Pirelli winter tires. I'm on my second set winter tires right now, with 400 miles on some new Michelin Ice3's. Speed limits here in Montana are 75-80 mph so I have driven her pretty hard.

    Every repair was at zero cost to me and have been taken care of by rangers coming to my home from Denver, 716 mile away, Bellevue or Seattle 677 miles away, Salt Lake City 417 miles away and Spokane 399 miles. My car had to be taken to Seattle once to repair the contactor fuse failure and had my 1 year service done at the same time. They even had my car transported in an enclosed trailer when they had it shipped back to me.
    Since yearly service is "optional", I think I would skip the first year and take it in for service the second year. Both interior and exterior wear have nothing to report. I take my car to a detailer 3 times per year for hand wash, wax and interior shampoo and use a touch less or hand spray car wash every week or two. I have had some water collect in the rear tail lights and had those replaced once also.
    I love driving this car everyday to work, summer, and winter here in Montana and it has been a Dream. I have met many Tesla Buddies over the past 2 years which has been great also. I think I may Trade my car in next year, my 3rd year of ownership, since now there are next generation seats available, AWD and Auto Pilot features that would be a major upgrade. I have not reserved a Model X yet, but will as soon as our Ford van starts showing signs of needing replaced and will reserve a Model Y someday to replace my Ford Hybrid Escape. I am very happy with my Tesla Motors Inc purchase and how I have been taken care of so far!
     
  9. jcaspar

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    Just turned 2 in November. 22,000 miles, 330Wh/mi
    several 700 mile road trips

    Replaced charge door magnet
    replaced rear TESLA trim due to water vapor
    had Titanium under shield put in

    can't really think of any other problems.

    Original tires, alignment, 12v and drive unit. Super reliable, much better than any European car I have owned....
     
  10. tstafford

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    Great posts. It's sort of funny to think that a two year anniversary in a Tesla is actually a big deal. That means you are an early, early adopter. We really are on the front end of a revolution. So cool.
     
  11. Nevek

    Nevek Overt Member

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    The most possible explanation is that he only drives downhill. No one can have that much right foot restraint otherwise.
     

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