Submitted by ViewAskew on July 14, 2012
Ok... I have a situation in my home.
I'm going to make this as quick as possible but I do need to give a little history about myself. First and foremost I'm not a rich man. My wife and I are degreed and have great paying jobs. I'm not pulling down $100k a year but together we make a decent living. We've made couple of good investments that have helped us attain a comfortable life. I have a modest home in the suburbs. It's not a $300k+ home with all the trimmings neither is it some $50k hole in the wall. It's just a normal everyday home in an average nice sub.
When decided to get the Model S which was 15 months ago (give or take) we where all in. My wife loved the very idea of the car and it seemed PERFECT for our lives. Fast Forward to now....
As the time gets closer and the car becomes a reality my better half is having major issues. Since the original day of reserve things have changed in the home. I've decided NOT to trade in my current ICE vehicle (a 2008 with 0% interest). I plan on using it for snowy days because salt is MURDER on a vehicle. She has an SUV that's only 16 months old and paid for. (again saving and good investments have helped us)My son goes of to college this fall so that's antoher bill. We are more than able to handle it but do you get where I'm going with this?
My wife's concern is that the neighbors will flip out when they see a $90k+ vehicle sitting in our driveway. In her mind it will start people to asking a lot of questions about our life that she has no plans to answer. She's nervous that the rareity of the Model S will make us a target.
Does anyone have any advice for the situation. I need a means to make her feel more at ease. Is anyone else feeling or have someone in the home feeling this way?