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What did you drive before your Tesla?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by allanhof, May 7, 2015.

  1. allanhof

    allanhof Member

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    Trading in my BMW 335xi coupe MSport.....
     
  2. Kalud

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    Funny, exactly the same for me!

    I miss the red seats... but nothing else ! :)

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  3. allanhof

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    No kidding! Mine is titanium silver on black. Still driving mine until delivery. Live the car but cannot wait for the 85D
     
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    I won't lie to you, the wait until late-June will be terrible! But its well worth it. I did the switch in November 2013 and will never buy a gas car again. Maybe you are wondering if you'll miss the exhaust rumble, manual transmission (maybe you had AT)...? I can tell you, you won't. Just silence & much better acceleration. Transmission and gear changes are so vintage.
     
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    I just traded in a Ford Focus Electric, a good car but far too limited in range. I am looking forward to SC road tripping in the near future.
     
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    2013 Chevy Volt. Enjoyed driving it for 3 years. Just picked up my 85D today. Going to really enjoy driving going forward.
     
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    2005 Nissan Altima.
    I never bought a really expensive car until the Tesla. I was looking for a 100% electric car with a lot of range, and the Tesla showed up just as my Altima was dying.
     
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    2012 Leaf for us. Lease expired and didn't want to wait further for the X...
     
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    Lexus GS 350 for two years and before that a Lexus IS 350.
     
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    BMW E39 M5... I still drive it from time to time, and even with the model s, it's still a kick ass fun car to drive. I definitely would miss it if it were gone.

    I also sold a 2010 BMW Z4 when I got the model s, and that too was a fun little car... I miss it a little bit.
     
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    VW Touareg (V8). Don't miss the $150 weekly fill-ups!
     
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    I sold a 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster for my S 85. The Aston is a great car, but honestly, I got bored with it. Expensive to maintain, horrible resale (if you drive it and put miles on it like I was doing), and the tech is SO old. But she was a beauty. At least we still have the 911!
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  14. allanhof

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    Yes I have a 6 speed manual and have had 3 BMW's all with manual since I enjoyed the sheer pleasure of driving .

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    beautiful cars indeed!

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    Im looking forward to bypassing the gas station and the minimal maintenance for sure

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    2010 Subaru STI upgraded to 350HP. I wanted to keep it but with a 17 year old boy in the family, it was too much car to keep.

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    photo 11.JPG My "old" ride. A 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo VIN 434


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    I sold my 1998 Nissan Altima when I got my Tesla. I was never interested in luxury cars and wouldn't have spent more than 45k on anything else.....probably something used for under 30k. Not a second of buyer's remorse in 13 months with my S85. I wanted an EV and since it's my only vehicle I need the range to get to Edmonton a couple times a year from Vancouver.
     
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    2011 Nissan LEAF. With a whopping 16A charger, and no CHAdeMO port. Still, it was bliss to have something electric.
     
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    Tesla Roadster.

    Well okay, the Model S replaced an Infiniti G37xS. I still have the Roadster.
     
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    Mercedes S class, still have The Beast, Maz QP, and a ratty Lexus RX. Still love the joyful noise of the QP, sorry.
     

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