Does the S make for an easy grocery getter like a Leaf?

Does the S make for an easy grocery getter like a Leaf?

I have an S on order. Currently I have a Leaf which is such a great around town car. I'd rather own just one car. My question is, with the lower stance, and lower seating, is the Model S annoying getting in and out as you do errands around town or am I worrying about nothing? Would I miss my leaf if I sell it?
Thanks, Gene

jat | 03. Februar 2013

I moved from a LEAF to a Model S (my wife now drives the LEAF), and I don't find it annoying to get in/out of. I use the front trunk with the cargo net for groceries/etc so it doesn't slide around.

But no, you won't miss the LEAF once you upgrade. The LEAF is a great car, but it is nothing compared to the Model S.

portia | 03. Februar 2013

I put the grocery in the well of the trunk, not frunk. works great, it's actually big enough for a lot of bags! Doesn't slide around either.

Brian H | 03. Februar 2013

So who's a grocery frunker, and who's a trunker? ;)

chadrchristensen79 | 03. Februar 2013

Frunker all the way! I don't have S yet but use
It all the time on 08 Cayman .
Can't wait to have a frunk on a sedan.

petero | 03. Februar 2013

The "S" is a joy. What you will have to adjust to, is going from a small car to a very large one.

Brian H. Trunker.

olanmills | 03. Februar 2013

The answer is Yes, except that I typically don't have any problem carrying or lifting things, so I don't know how the Model S compares to other cars in that regard. However, the powered lift gate is quite convenient. I don't even use the fob. Even when I'm carrying things, it's usually easy for me to push the button/handle with one finger.

olanmills | 03. Februar 2013

Oh and I never use the frunk. If only it were powered...

trydesky | 03. Februar 2013

Since the trunk is powered, and the frunk isn't, it's gotta be the trunk. But if there's a crowd, I just might have to pop open the frunk :)

GoTeslaChicago | 03. Februar 2013


But if there's a crowd, I just might have to pop open the frunk :)"

When I do that some people gasp, and some crack up, but all are amazed when the frunk is opened and there is no engine!

generubin | 03. Februar 2013

Thank you all for the response. Really the Model S isn't so big. My son has a Hyundai Sonata with is only a few inches shorter.

Brian H | 03. Februar 2013

Has anyone installed the little USB hamster wheel in the frunk?
Just to show off your power source?

STEVEZ | 04. Februar 2013

I like using the trunk well for groceries, but since I got a trunk mat it's less convenient. I need to rig a Velcro hinge so the well cover doesn't slide aft when I lift it.

I don't use the frunk unless I have to, because I worry I'll dent the lid when I close it, even with the two-palm technique.

GLarwill | 04. Februar 2013

@STEVEZ +1 !!

gregv64 | 04. Februar 2013

Back to the OPs point, I think you're worried about nothing. It's not a sports car, it's a family sedan. The seats don't feel low to me.

Thumper | 04. Februar 2013

MS is our only car. It's for everything.

GoTeslaChicago | 04. Februar 2013

Compared to my Prius, I'm much more careful where I park. A Model S suitable parking space is where you are not too close to other cars that might ding your door.

Actually I prefer a little extra walking, and the Model S is such a pleasure to drive.

hfcolvin | 04. Februar 2013

I prefer my junk in the frunk. Don't have my MS yet, but I just wanted to say that.

generubin | 04. Februar 2013

All great comments. Thanks guys for the replies. I expect the S to be my only car.

GLO | 04. Februar 2013

No comparison between a Leaf and a MS. As for groceries, the trunk wins for the well to keep from slding around. Got 4 decent sized bags in it yesterday and all arrived at home upright! Soon you'll forget you owned a Leaf.

BYT | 04. Februar 2013

I filled a shopping cart for a Christmas party and all that stuff fit in my Frunk! I love taking my Model S out and even to the local Grocery Store!

Brian H | 04. Februar 2013

Yeah, 5+ cu. ft. is a LOT of groceries!

anthonytesla | 07. Februar 2013

I've owned a Leaf for about 18 months now. Took delivery of the Model S, which the wife drives, about a month ago. I drive the Leaf. Honestly, I absolutely LOVE the Model S and create every excuse to drive it...however, for runs to the store or "around town", we drive the Leaf because we don't want the Model S jammed into small parking spaces. The Leaf is now the official "dog car"...which sucks because I have to keep vacuuming it out as getting dog hair out of the Model S is difficult (we're waiting on the floor mats)

jbunn | 07. Februar 2013

It's fun to frunk. My wife and I frunked at the grocery store, and she observed people were staring, puzzled. But unless I have an audience, I like the power lift gate the tech package has for in the back. Wish the frunk had a better way to close it.

SSL161 | 08. Februar 2013

I suppose that if the low stance is an issue, lifting the air suspension might help (provided, of course, that you have it installed and it doesn't turn out to be a hassle)?

As for a good grocery getter, absolutely! The truck is so huge and useful that I've never been at a loss for space.

As for Frunk vs. Trunk, I'm Trunk, but probably only because I keep forgetting that it's there! Too much ICE in my diet, probably :)

Brian H | 08. Februar 2013

Put a little sticky on your dash, saying "UTFS". (Use The Frunk, Stupid!) );)

rlpm | 08. Februar 2013

Use the frunk, Luke! ;)

Brian H | 08. Februar 2013

Only if you Force me to.

RedShift | 08. Februar 2013

I don't have my car yet, but I think I'd love to frunk.

Brian H | 08. Februar 2013

It seems to fill the natives with awe when they see you loading or unloading!

gagliardilou | 08. Februar 2013

Frunk for me!

Brian H | 08. Februar 2013

Frunksters of the world, untie! Or SLT.