I am planning on buying another
May 17, 2018
I love this car. There are so many free charging stations about its almost as common as free internet. You can make use of teslas superchargers or the many free or low cost charging stations for other electric cars, or the tesla destinatinon chargers available in many hotels, parking ramps and public spaces, or the 30 amp plug from your kitchen stove, or the ones available at parks and rv parks and campsites all over the country, or even a 15 or 20 amp standard outlet at your house and every hotel or gas station across the country. I save 400$ a month on gas. I can go 200 miles easy before it needs a charge. It's silent as a cat, Freakishly sometimes. The front seats are tight if you are any larger than a size 16 woman and used to something like a minivan, but you can get used to that. the clean dash is lovely. simple, straightforward. The touchscreen takes a week to get used to and then you can do it in your sleep. The seat covers are a synthetic material that's supposedly amazing. having owned a Mercedes with leather seats and wood paneling this Tesla feels different with its synthetic leather and carbon fiber trim. But, as long as its washable I'm good. I appreciate the minimalist approach to this car. Many intuitive options, just what you need and no more. the screen turns into a large HD rearview camera great for safety and helping park.
I love driving it. Floor it and you feel like a rocket. great for maneuvering in traffic because in passing and lane change there is no lag time while other vehicles need to shift. its so responsive. No stupid waiting in winter for your engine to warm up. no coolant or oil or transmission or exhaust system.
Surprisingly, even the third row seats are spacious enough for adults, so can fit 7 comfortably. and the cargo space! with all seats filled it has as much cargo space as our former Toyota Sienna. fill the seats with children and still have enough room for two weeks of groceries. And the front hood pens up and there is more space there. I love the sensors on the doors. No more children opening doors and banging into stuff.
Love the Autosteer. Im not one to go for the self driving and sit there hands off the wheel or anything, but it is very nice to help with lane keeping, high winds, and the occasional distraction like music change, settling a dispute between children in the backseat, sending a message or dialing a call. the navigation is real time, very large screen and nicer than most.
I love this car so much we are going to replace our other diesel car with another of these.
I want the door handles to be something one actually grabs hold of. I dont care if they are retractable or not. but occasionally in the winter after a wet car cools down and freezes, the door seals have a touch of ice on them and no amount of pushing the touch-activated door handles or using the phone app will open it. so i have to hope it pops open a touch and then i pry the door open with my hands. stupid idea.
I wish there was a dome light above the driver and passenger seats by the rearview mirror. There should be and could be but isnt. IF you want to do anything in the dark in the front seats, there is an obscene amount of dome light behind you but still dark in front. Stupid neglectful oversight. Why must i resort to installing little battery operated push button lights in my car because its missing dome lights in the most crucial of area?
I understand why Youtube and video sites are blocked from use. but how about when put in park? Ok, so Tesla doesn't want all that data consumption. Ok, how about youtube red? or just play the audio not the video? I I love streaming my youtube playlist as music and not video.
The streaming music feature is nice but several function issues make it cumbersome and although I use it they could take some lessons from the functionality of Amazon music or Pandora music for functionality.
I understand tesla has only a few models so cannot make everyone happy with appearance but PLEASE put a regular looking grill type front on the X like they have on the S. The X looks Dumb without it. Like a turned up nose or some weird lips. Just stupid.