All too many Tesla buyers use these forums to endlessly whine about things their S does not have. Adaptive cruise control, AWD, door pockets, parking assist, center console, rear seat cup holders, lighted visor mirrors, etc., etc. These are NOT problems or flaws with the S. Instead these complaints are problems and flaws with the buyers.
Every buyer who paid attention to the Tesla site before placing their order, or who read a magazine article, or who viewed an internet road test, or who visited a Tesla showroom, should have been fully aware that their S would not include every desirable feature found on other luxury cars. Yet they placed their orders and took delivery, then use these forums to blame Tesla for what their car does not have.
Yes, some buyers have discovered real problems with their cars. Virtually all of these have been quickly taken care of by Tesla Service Centers. And others have been fixed with firmware updates. What other manufacturer can often fix and improve their latest models without requiring their owners to drive to a dealer?
Nearly every manufacturer has been forced to recall various models that had problems that made driving seriously (and sometimes deadly) dangerous. Lexus, Audi, BMW, Ford, Chrysler; even our Acuras and our Mercedes. Tens of millions of Federally mandated repairs for these serious design and manufacturing glitches.
These forums contain lots of interesting and useful suggestions for adding features and enhancing firmware and software. And Tesla listens! Some of the better ones will no doubt eventually become standard or optional. So go ahead and tell Tesla, and all of us, what you wish your S could do. Just remember the things on any wish list are NOT problems or flaws; the problem is the folks who think everything on their wish list is a Tesla problem.
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