Submitted by SJenkins on February 7, 2013
I got my Model S two weeks ago, and I now find myself taking the long way to work or anywhere else. Feels like I'm driving the future. I won't bore you with the details, those who have received theirs already know. My wife, however, is not a car person. We have three kids, and her minivan looks like it has been beaten with hammers. Based on my research of the Model S, I had put her on the reservation list for a Model X when it comes out. Upon hearing how nice (and expensive) the Model S was going to be, she said some time ago that it just didn't make sense for her to get a Model X. "Might as well take me off the list and get our $5k back."
She drove the Model S for the first time the other day without me. When she came back she said she thought it would get her into trouble. She particularly liked the way it could be cruising along with the other cars then, with a slight push of the accelerator, she would be completely separated from the pack. She said it felt like a video game when you push the turbo button. "You didn't take me off the list for the Model X did you?" Fortunately I hadn't gotten around to it. Now she has a year (or two) to learn how to take care of a nice car before she gets her own....
Kudos to Tesla for facing long odds and lots of naysayers to produce a fantastic car that will hopefully keep getting better with future updates. I just hope things stay on track so the company will be around for the long haul producing Gen III and other cars so that everyone can experience what we now all know.