Got home delivery Thursday on my metallic blue, tan int, 85 kWh, tech pkg, 19" wheels, active susp. space craft. I could not be happier. I agree with some previous post about some of the "small stuff"... vanity mirrors, lack of interior storage, etc. But, when it comes to what matters - how it looks, drives, features and functionality it is a screaming HOME RUN. This is absolutely the coolest car on the planet. I want to pose a question to the CEOs of the other car companies... Have you driven this car? If not, why not? If so, are you extremely impressed and maybe a little scared? I have not bought TSLA yet but am seriously considering it now. While I completely appreciate that Elon & Co. still have a massive hill to climb in taking on the entrenched competitors and more importantly the masses that consider the MS too expensive and are nervous about the whole EV shift (range anxiety, charger availability, etc.). But, I find the car so compelling that it would seem a good probability that Mercedes, BMW or perhaps even Toyota would want this technology and luxury car segment enough to spend the roughly $5B that it take to buy TSLA. Not a huge price for what I believe is the future of the automobile. When you think about how it has replaced a huge, inefficent, poluting, noisy engine with a in-line motor smaller than a beer keg and battery pack on the bottom, isn't it a huge Duh, this is way better?! Is the car expensive? Aabsolutely. This was not a small expenditure for me. But, I have gotten to the point of being able to afford a nice car and up until about 6 months ago, was figuring it would probably be either a BMW series 7, Mercedes S class or Audi A8. Up till now, I have been driving mainly Toyotas and low end Lexus'. When I watch car commercials now and they talk about their "leading edge technology" it makes me laugh.
My biggest worries... that someone will hit my car, will this get so popular that you have to wait at the charging stations and will I ever be able to leave it with a valet (I honestly don't think I can yet).
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