I'm not saying the car is perfect. Every car has 'quirks' and can be improved. I can point out things in my 911 4S cab that are still logically wrong and the 911 has been in evolution since the mid 1960s!
What I'm saying is that Tesla has delivered the most significant automobile ever and made it fantastic in nearly every way. I took delivery recently and here's what 'blows me away'.
If you would have asked me a few years ago, "How far do you think a car can run on just battery power?". My experience with dead flashlights, cell phones, laptops, tablets and transistor radios would have me answer 50- maybe 100 miles but it would look like an armoured car filled with batteries in the back. How on earth did Tesla sell me a car that allows me to drive all week, hundreds of miles, on a single charge? I'm in awe.
How did Tesla design such a beautiful car on their first try? People I meet who are unaware of the brand think it's a Jag or Maserati. That's some incredible company to be in. I don't think I could more attention and 'gorgeous' related compliments if I drove around in my Lexus with a nude supermodel on the hood! I'm in awe.
How did they get it to drive like it does? The smooth, quiet power controlled by elegant electronics was best described by my niece... "it's like a roller coaster controlled by an iPad". I'm in awe.
How were they able to integrate the technology so well with the feedback and controls on the touch-screen. It's all simple, clean and logical. If you have a door open or single flashing, any graphic of the car on the screens reflects what is going on in real-time. It like an Apple product while everyone else is using PC DOS from the 80s. (Example: Toyota sells millions of Prius', but does anyone know why it beeps on the inside when you are in reverse?) Telsa integrates the car with the world of internet, navigation, and music (very complex each on their own), with perfect harmony. How did they do that in just a few years time on their first try? I'm in awe.
I very much look forward to receiving new software updates that continue to make my car better over time. And I also look forward to seeing what Tesla will do on their next few models. I'm in the market for a supercar in the next few years...
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