|HOME > HOBBIES > TESLA MODEL S|
Other Tesla Stuff
2013 Tesla Model SMy SECOND electric car.
I was thinking of getting rid of my old Volvo and I wanted to get something a lot more interesting. I've been watching Tesla ever since the release of the Roadster and always said that if they release a practical sedan I would not hesitate to get one. Well, they did and although it's a bit on the pricey side the looks and specs were amazing.
On a whim I put in my deposit through the website expecting it'll take months if not a year to get delivery. I got a phone call from Tesla a few days later asking me to finalize my colors and options in the next couple weeks because delivery will be in only about 2-3 months! So the next available Saturday I scheduled a test drive at a nearby showroom.
I started by playing with the car sitting on the showroom floor. I was impressed with the huge touchscreen, the browser even works as a real browser. Then we went to the garage to do the test drive. I drove out of the garage and was amazed by how completely silent the car was. I have owned some fast cars in the past so I'm used to speed but the first time I pulled onto the street and floored it I said "Whoa!" The rest of the test drive was amazing. She had us go to this empty side road where we could try out the 0-60 acceleration and braking. Impressive all around.
Then we discussed options and reviewed colors and a few days later I finalized my order. I had originally ordered the 60kWh battery but after having owned the LEAF a few days I realized that was silly and that the biggest battery is the only way to go. I contacted my rep and he was able to revise my order with the larger battery. He said it would delay my delivery approx. a week but I thought that was well worth it.
All pictures and text are the property of Gregory Gulik unless otherwise specified. Please contact site owner if you would like permission to use these pictures for your own purposes or to make comments about anything you see here.