Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My Tesla Model S at over 30K miles

(In the interest of transparency, I should note that I own stock in Tesla Motors.)

The other day, my Tesla Model S P85+, which I took home in June 2013, passed 30,000 miles.  A lot of folks have asked me in the past four years how I like or still like the car, so I thought I'd give an update here.

I still love it.  It drives as well as the day I bought it, handles as well as ever, and is simply a pleasure to own.  It's easily the best automobile I've ever driven or owned.

I could go on and on, but you get the idea:  I still love it.

Having said that, the car has a few minor but annoying flaws.  Its paucity of cupholders is a problem for people in the back seat, though not for me.  The floor mat in the rear routinely moves around and bunches up.  Every now and again, the charge port door will pop open after I've closed it.

Getting in and out of the car has always required care, because of the angle of the roof, and tall people find it particularly annoying.  Fortunately, I'm not particularly tall, so I have no problem with it.

In fact, the car has only one real issue:  it is not the newest, top-of-the-line Model S, the 100D with all the trimmings, the one car I truly lust for.

In my opinion, if you can afford a Model S--it is very expensive--and want the best car around, you should buy one.


Bill Catchings said...

Having now driven over 60K miles in three different electric vehicles over six or so years, I will never buy another gasoline-powered vehicle. That is not because of global warming, pollution, or any other big causes. It is because electric vehicles are so much more fun to drive. Now, I just need Tesla to come out with an electric pickup truck!


Mark said...

I have to agree that the consistent torque and lack of delays of an electric engine make the driving experience way more fun than in gasoline-powered cars.


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