- Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:58 am
It's no secret that I owned (technically leased) basically that same Tesla for 3 years and ~40K miles. Like any car, it has its pros and cons. The build quality is Ford, not Ferrari. Some of the interior components felt cheap, although I hear the new interiors are way better. Of note, I had more flat tires in 3 years in that car than all my other cars combined the past 20 years, which is weird. I'm guessing the weight plus the soft rubber (Pilot Super Sports) made it pick up debris more than most cars.
But I loved driving it.
That acceleration NEVER gets old.
It handled very well for a heavy sedan, lots of rubber on the road, very low CG, active suspension that kept body roll minimal.
It unlocked when I got close and locked when I left, no key required.
Automatically knew to open the garage door when I got home, automatically knew to raise the ride height on dirt roads and lower on a highway.
Ther self-driving was generally OK but really nice when in stop and go traffic.
It makes fart noises for turn signals.
Range anxiety is apparently a thing felt by people that don't own one, I never did. In fact it was the opposite, I started thinking how weird it was for my gas cars not to be full every morning.
I don't know if I'll get another Model S, up here my Raptor and Cayenne are better year-round daily drivers. But I might get a Cybertruck to replace it, or I might get the new Roadster if/when it ever comes out.
Formerly PeterS on RL