Howdy. First off, I wouldn't have deposited for a Signature Model S if I didn't look forward to owning one. However, that doesn't stop me from hoping some of the things I see are options I don't have to pay for. Such as:
Retracting door handles. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvu3Wgd1K_I
Are. You. Kidding. Me. I sincerely hope they only function when the key fob is within 3 feet or so. Otherwise whenever you park outside you can count an all the knuckle-head neighborhood kids depleting your battery by constantly smacking their little hands on the "magic doorknob". If aerodynamics are that important, how about a spring-loaded door what I reach into and squeeze a physical lever?
"Infotainment" Touchscreen. See http://www.teslamotors.com/models/gallery/5289
Seems Tesla has not learned the lesson Toyota did with the Prius. I've owned three Prius'. First and second generation had everything go thru the touchscreen. Therefore I can't buy an after-market sound system. And if the LCD goes down, I can't turn on my A/C or adjust my radio. Stupid.
You can understand why designers like it, as it's infinitely adjustable. I'm sure Tesla will try to sell us the "Hello Kitty" interface in 2013. I don't mind the GPS being on a built-in TV. But everything else? Please give me physical buttons/knobs. PS: what is with that bad leather on the center console?
Hopefully this is only on the test models. Trim tells me Tesla can't make a car that has two pieces of metal align properly.
At least the FAQ (http://www.teslamotors.com/models/faq) lists this (and sliding moon roof) as options. If I wanted an convertible, I'd buy a convertible. Aluminum please.
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