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Will Model S be your only car?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by richkae, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    Will the Model S be your only car or will you have an ICE backup?
     
  2. ckessel

    ckessel Active Member

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    We're a two car family, so we have an ICE backup. Were I single, it'd be my only car.
     
  3. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    Will the Model S be your only car or will you have another car?
    If it is an ICE car will you use it as your backup for long drives?
     
  4. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    Nope. We'll have an SLK roadster for our second car. Unless we have to haul crap, it'll work for long distance touristing. If we have to haul crap and it's too far for the S, then we'll swap cars with a friend for that trip.

    I'm hoping to be able to replace the SLK with the Tesla Roadster 3.0.
     
  5. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    Nope. I'm keeping the Suburban to tow the Airstream and for ski weekends (it's hard on the paint and the snow can get deep enough that 4wd is a must).
     
  6. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    My other car will be my Roadster, the Model S will be my long distance back-up!
     
  7. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I need to decide what to do. I only have room to park 2 cars at the moment where I live. Looks like the Jetta might be finding a new home.

    Looks like there are two identical threads. Can they be merged?
     
  8. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    ICE backup - wife's Mini Cooper Clubman S; she says she'd not be able to drive the Model S anyway - too big for her...
     
  9. ddenboer

    ddenboer MODEL X #1770

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    We're keeping the 2008 Honda Odyssey for my wife. It does horrible on the fuel economy, but hauls 4 kids, two adults, and a costco trip with ease.
    Now the Model X.... Hmmm....
     
  10. MitchL

    MitchL S#945

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    My Model S will be my new daily driver. First time we've ever had more than 2 cars.

    Keeping my '08 Odyssey for long-haul trips, Home Depot runs, etc. It will most likely be the car my (now 14-year-old) son eventually learns to drive.

    Keeping the wife's '00 Lexus RX-300 until she finally figures out what she wants to replace it with. Given she's spent the past couple of years working on the IEEE P2030 smart grid standard, I'd like to see her choose an EV, but she's looking at Mercedes coupes right now.

    /Mitch.
     
  11. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    My wife's car is a Toyota Corolla which we'll keep...but she has a work car so we won't drive it much...only to keep it from getting rusty and if the occasional road trip is too inconvenient for the Model S (which I expect to be very rare).
     
  12. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    Currently my Roadster is my first car. When i will get my Model S, my Roadster will be my backup car.
     
  13. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    me too
     
  14. ckessel

    ckessel Active Member

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    Holy crap, that's an expensive backup! The Model S will cost more than my wife and I have spent combined on all cars in our 25 year driving histories.
     
  15. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    richkae VIN587

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    To reply to my own thread:
    We currently have a Roadster and a Prius.
    I would get rid of the Prius except that we need a 2nd car that can carry 4 people on very rare occasions, I plan to do all family and long distance driving with the Model S, and the Prius may only be driven a few times per year.
     
  17. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    We have a mini-van for long trips, which are not frequent. More importantly, I use it for trips to Lowes and Home Depot.
     
  18. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Somehow it feels like it's gonna be worth it.....:wink:
     
  19. cinergi

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    The roadster is currently my only car. The model s will take its place as my only car.
     
  20. dmckinstry

    dmckinstry Model S - U.S. P - #1649

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    I have a '04 Chevy Classic I'll keep as a second car. I'll only use it when my wife and I both want to use a car at the same time, when I have to do "dirty" hauling, or on longer round trips that only last a week or two. I don't want to leave the Model S "home alone" for longer periods of time. For road trips where we'll be away for a month or more, we'll use the Model S.
     

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