Took delivery of my pearl white P85 last thursday. While there have been a few challenges, it has been an incredible experience!
My wife and I took our 2 boys and daughter on a trip this weekend, we got back a few hours ago. Our two boys (5 and 2) rode in the jump seats (one of the best options you can get!) and loved every second of it. They had a blast, and it was funny to see peoples faces when they drove by and saw two kids facing them from the "trunk" and waving.
We started from southern MA and drove all the way up to the supercharger in milford ct. It was really neat getting to use those for the first time. In a weird way, you feel like they were made just for you. They worked perfectly as can be expected.
Of course, someone was stopping by every 5 minutes to ask questions. I think thats one of the most interested parts about owning a model s. Both the questions people ask and the way they respond to your answers. It a ranges from people that already know what it is (or in some cases on the fence about buying) all the way to people that almost dont want/think its possible for it to be a "real" car. But, the conversations always end the same. Everyone wants one. So far, I got two emails from folks I met that have placed their reservations from just us talking this weekend.
On the way back through the northbound supercharger, we got to meet a few other model s owners. Again, a neat experience. Everyone has a different story about what made them decide to get one, and they are happy to share. Its like being in a secret club. One model s pulled up next to us and we both looked at each other and both got out of the car at the same time, and walked over and shook hands and introduced ourselves. It was really cool.
We own a number of exotics (f430, R8, Evora, etc) and at 27 I have been known to drive "a little" above the speed limit :) For this trip, and one of the first times in my life, I drove 65 the entire way! And I enjoyed every second. At first it was almost like a game to see how efficient my energy usage could be, but over time, I just sat back, relaxed and enjoyed the ride. But, not the speed or sound like I usually do in my other cars. Just the ride itself. It was awesome.
For anyone thinking of buying one I would tell this. I have literally never been happier with a purchase. Everything from the value of the product to the people that stand behind it. For example: I picked mine up out of the boston service center last thursday. At the time I got it last week, they did not have my 3m there to install yet.
But I wanted it anyways so I picked it up as soon as I could :) As luck would have it, the 3m showed up the day after I took it. When I told the service team that I am flying out tomorrow (monday), they offered to come pick it up from my house tomorrow, bring it back to install it, then bring it back to my house so its back before I get home in few days.
Who does that? Really think about, where do you get service like that these days?
Anyways, I could go on and on about everything I love about owning this car. But most of its been covered here by all the fantastic writers. If you made it this far, thanks for reading :)