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I am curious as to what type of people the reservation holders are. Let's share some personal information while we wait for our babies to come.
I am a 48 year old internist. I have been in practice in Gurnee Il for 20 years. Married, 2 teen boys. My hobby is building wooden ship models. I drive a Chevy Volt. Now you know!

KevinR.co.us | 12. Dezember 2011

54 yr old neuropsychologist. Single parent of a 16 year old daughter. I drive an HS250h that I converted to PHEV. I have solar panels on my roof that have met all my electric needs for the last 4 years. My reservation number is North of 4000. Looking forward to the day my Model S will arrive.

Andrew18 | 12. Dezember 2011

Kjreilly-can you tell us about the solar panels? How much did they cost and whats the sun like where you live?

michiganmodels | 12. Dezember 2011

@Andrew18 - I live in Michigan (hence the handle), and I just had my solar array installed today. Do you have any specific solar panel questions?

CPM | 13. Dezember 2011

Andrew18, Wilmette

Andrew18 | 13. Dezember 2011

Chad
My sister in law lives in wilmette--not far!

William13 | 13. Dezember 2011

sig 234 or p951 depending on prices and personal finances. No financing for this sort of luxury.

I am in South Bend IN. I am a 47 year old human plumber ( urologist ) and nearly life long electric/alternative fuel vehicle devotee. My father had two duel fuel propane/gasoline cars in the 1970s. He actually started before the 1973 oil embargo. I currently have a Prius, hybrid Highlander, and Chevy Malibu. Two daughters and wife.

My world goal has been freedom from OPEC since 1973.

Val | 14. Dezember 2011

60-year-old native New Yorker. I've written three books (fiction and essays), run an art gallery, and managed a small foundation that funds environmental causes. Hobbies are photography, travel, and talking about Tesla. Married 18 years, with two daughters and a son, who accompanied me on a test drive of the Roadster. At the time I signed up for the waiting list for the Model S (#129) my kids were small enough to fit in the folding rear seats, but no longer, alas, as we verified when the Beta S came to NYC last month. So I'll probably have to keep our 2011 Town & Country for long drives, at least until the kids grow up and get their own next-generation Teslas . . .

Chinook234 | 14. Dezember 2011

57 y. Helicopter Technitian. Married for 36 year. Norwegian who love travel in the States. Visited Tesla In Paulo Alto last Easter, but got only a peak in the window to see the Model S. I have a Audi A6 quatro 2001 which is fantastic in snow. I come from a small town in Norway, and we are four here that has ordered the Model S.

engle | 14. Dezember 2011

52 year-old co-owner of high-end real estate firm with wife of 27 years. Before that I was an independent software consultant in Silicon Valley. We have a 16 year-old son who was thrilled when Troy Jones invited him to join us on the factory tour. We live in the hills above the factory in Fremont, which is just 5 miles from our home.

Our "S" will be used to drive clients around, so as a TSLA investor I hope it leads to more viral sales! It will replace a 2011 MB E350 Bluetec diesel sedan which averages 27.0 mpg (freeway upto 37 mpg) whose lease expires 11/29/2012. It just got NHTSA safety recalled for a defective "diesel fuel filter" that "may develop leaks around the fuel heating component", and "diesel fuel might be deposited on the highway and create the potential for a crash". LMFAO!

Cautious wife sold on Tesla EV after test driving the roadster this summer. Drove from Santana Row and randomly happened to u-turn (to change drivers) in the Tesla parking lot in Palo Alto - not knowing beforehand where it was. I miss my 2007 MB CLK550 cabriolet's 0-60 time, so will be tempted by the "performance" option if it isn't too much extra. We also have a 2000 MB ML320 with 213,212 mi. Planning to give it to my son and replace it with an "X". Still own the first car I ever bought new, a classic 1983 380sl roadster with about 127,000 miles. It is fun to drive sometimes to appreciate the technology in modern vehicles. It's only digital display is a black LCD for the radio frequency! (I also kept my 28 lb (12.5 kg) 1983 Compaq "Portable" PC which still boots.)

P.S. My grandparents on my mom's side emigrated from Norway to New York City.

ThomasN | 14. Dezember 2011

83 compaq! I remember that tiny amber screen. Does it have the 10 mb hard card?

Robert.Boston | 15. Dezember 2011

@engle: I had been thinking that a Model S would be a perfect vehicle for someone in your line -- roomy, superb visibility, plenty of room for a whole family to be chauffeured from house to house, and silent so you can converse with your clients. Just keep lots of Tesla brochures in the car, too!
P.S. My grandmother on my mom's side emigrated from Norway to Providence.

engle | 15. Dezember 2011

@ThomasN - the one I have is exactly like this with dual 320 Kilobyte 5-1/4" disk drives and a 9" green phosphor CRT:

http://oldcomputers.net/compaqi.html

It was the first machine Compaq ever built. It used an 8-bit Intel 8088 CPU running at 4.77Mhz with 640K RAM. MSRP was $3,590. Looking back, I should have spent this on the stock, instead of the product. Maybe someday I'll wish I'd spent my money on more TSLA stock instead of a Model S! :-)

Perhaps you were thinking of this Compaq model?

http://oldcomputers.net/compaqiii.html

Sorry to go off-topic!

BYT | 15. Dezember 2011

I'm a 36 year old IT Director in the Silicon Valley who sold his 2004 Honda Accord V6-EX Leather and put that money into TSLA which I would sell to pay down the Model S. Right now I drive the family car, a 2007 Toyota Rav4 with the optional +2 seats which I need for my large family. Wife and 4 kids (2 now 1 year old twin boys), a 9 year old boy and 14 year old girl.

MIDI 1066 | 15. Dezember 2011

75 year old semi retired engineer Have driven a solectria ev for 7 years but have received a volt within the last month

ncn | 15. Dezember 2011

35-yr. old heir to some money, since I think I've mentioned that before. Not comfortable saying much more demographically (although it's easy enough to find out a lot online, these days).

Brian H | 16. Dezember 2011

ncn;
My ex is from around Elmira. RU planning to relocate upscale to Horsebottom, or whatever it's called?
??

rshaffer | 16. Dezember 2011

I am 34 married, 1 baby boy and a small dog. My wife has '10 BMW X5 and I drive an '09 Lexus IS-350 with a lot of F-Sport equipment. I work at Microsoft on the Xbox team.

I hope the Model-S has an app for a Windows Phone and it's not a very expensive iPhone accessory ;)

Teoatawki | 16. Dezember 2011

I'll be 55 before my Sig S shows up ...gasp!
Retired married software developer living in Bellevue, WA with 1 son (24) and twin daughters (22), only one has found fulltime employment and moved out... sigh.

These days I do quite a bit of photography and volunteering. Counting on my S to make road trips for volunteer projects and photo shoots practically free compared to my 11yr old 12mpg Durango.

Brian H | 17. Dezember 2011

Teo;
Advertise in China. I hear they're really short of women! Probably get a really good price ... more than enough to get an X, too!

;)

smd | 17. Dezember 2011

46yo anesthesiologist in the SF Bay area. I went to the Factory Ride event in October, which really cemented by decision to get a Model S. I have 2 kids, the oldest is 15 and will be getting his driver license right about the time my S gets delivered. I guess he'll get my 2207 Infiniti G35S sedan.

stephen.kamichik | 17. Dezember 2011

Your 2207 infiniti G35S sedan must be very futuristic looking.

Brian H | 17. Dezember 2011

Yeah, what're the designs and drivetrain gonna be like 200 yrs. down the road? Can you post pix?

;!

Mark32 | 18. Dezember 2011

I am a 50-year-old engineer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Married for 23 years with one child. I Drive a Volt and am fully off the grid (a Photovoltaic 15 kWp system). My manifesto “has a light carbon footprint to empower and not burden future generations."

Brad Holt | 18. Dezember 2011

I am a 24 year old filmmaker from Dallas, TX. I primarily do DP lighting and camera operation in several categories (commercial, music, etc.), and I've been shooting professionally for almost 11 years.
I'm a musician and tech-geek in my spare time, and I currently drive a 2004 Saturn Ion.

Robert.Boston | 18. Dezember 2011

@Mark32: Out of curiosity, are you truly off the grid, or is it that generate during the month as much power as you use?

jigish | 18. Dezember 2011

26 year old software engineer from the San Francisco Bay Area. I drive a 2004 Acura TSX currently. Wanted to buy an A4, but felt bad about gas consumption so was debating between it and a Prius. My friend said "hey, why don't you buy both?" and showed me the Model S. I reserved one the next day.

Peter Spirgel | 18. Dezember 2011

Tax attorney. Currently drive a Mercedes s500. Like the thought of going green and model s makes that easy if tesla truly delivers a luxury car with the advertised performance. 300 mile range should be adequate for all but mt longest trips and for those, my wife and I will take her gas guzzler!

APU | 18. Dezember 2011

I am a 34 year old Anesthesiologist, married with 4 boys ages 10 to 1. I live near Boise, ID. My hobbies include outdoors activities like skiing, camping, and obsessing about my future Model S. I think I might be the only one from Idaho on the demographics list...

Todd Burch | 18. Dezember 2011

32 year-old Director of Training for an engineering software company (@leofingal: I work in metrology too). Married 5 years with a 16 month-old son living in Smithfield, VA, and originally from Glenview, IL (near the other Gurnee/Buffalo Grove/Wilmette topic posters).

I've been an Air Force pilot, mechanical engineer, meteorologist, entrepreneur, videographer...I guess that about covers it.

As you might guess, I have too many hobbies and far too little time. Currently driving a bottom-of-the-line 2005 Toyota Corolla (never had any runaway accelerator incidents)....The first thing I'm going to do when the Model S arrives (#P1577) is give a ride to all my naysayer friends and show them how much their gas-powered sh@tmobile sucks. ;)

Slindell | 19. Dezember 2011

I love all these we want to steal your identity threads. "Who are you", "where do you live", "describe yourself".

Um, thanks but no thanks.

ckessel | 19. Dezember 2011

Wow, that's some serious paranoia. You can get more detail out of the public phone book than 99% of these posts provide.

Jason S | 19. Dezember 2011

5 minutes at a party could get much better information. 5 minutes in line at the local store could even get credit card info...

*shrug* I think people could figure out who I am from the posts, but I still don't think they're gonna call asking for a ride. ;-)

xhawk1011 | 19. Dezember 2011

Agreed! That's some serious paranoia. It boils down to lack of trust. But back on topic, let's put our trust in Tesla!

Larry Chanin | 23. Dezember 2011

Bumping this thread for those who are more trusting. ;-)

Jerry | 23. Dezember 2011

40 yr old. Teach college classes/entrepreneur. Live in NJ with wonderful wife for 15 years and 4 crazy kids. Tesla Roadster, Audi Q7 and a Honda Odyssey ( bet no one hits that car combo).

Ad van der Meer | 24. Dezember 2011

43 year old antiques dealer in the Netherlands. Driving a Renault Trafic now.

digitaltim | 24. Dezember 2011

42yo techie exec (healthcare now and formerly energy/utilities so still fixated on energy) - waited to sit in an alpha/beta before making a sig reservation - other vehicles 1999 bmw, 2004 volvo xc90, 2010 mini...expect those to be our last petrol-based cars. married w/ 2 girls...

David M. | 24. Dezember 2011

53 year old business owner supporting DoD. Married 23 years. Currently thinking less about me and more about my legacy. Excited about supporting anything EV. My first car was a used 72 Corolla. I bought gas in 1976 for $0.50 a gallon. Love Sci-fi and technology. Have owned cars from all the major brands.
Most fun car: 2003 Lexus SC430 (for sale, 27,000 orig. Miles)
Least fun car: 1973 Pinto wagon
Most reliable: 2009 Lexus RX350
Most trouble: 1984 BMW 318i
Worst guzzler: 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser (owned 1 month)
Most comfy: 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser
Most funky: 1981 Subaru (purchased in the 90s)
Most sensible: 2006 Toyota RAV4
Shortest ownership: 1984 Mercedes 190E (3 weeks, rear ended by a truck while sitting at a red light)

Mark32 | 24. Dezember 2011

Robert.Boston

I am fully off the grid (Hybrid inverters with batteries) with a manual reconnect to become 'grid tied' as necessary - for this vehicle, and my current Volt, I have added an additional 4.4 kWP.

Is there a payback? over time yes BUT the goal was prospective cash flow normalization in the outlying years.

jmatson | 24. Dezember 2011

I am a 53 year old architect living in Southern California with my beautiful wife. We have two college age sons. The model S will be replacing my wife's Honda Odyssey.

Saxena | 26. Dezember 2011

40 yr old web technology specialist in Seattle area. Been sharing 2004 Lexus RX330... saving $ for my Model S :-) Planning to never buy another gas powered car. Love going to movies and traveling around the world - I'm from India and my wife is from Brazil.

jbherman | 26. Dezember 2011

43 yr old radiologist with wife of 13 years and 2 kids 12 and 9. Currently driving a 2011 Audi A6 and my wife is in a new Prius V. Looking forward to my S this summer and for years to come!

ckessel | 26. Dezember 2011

It's astounding to me reading how many people have practically brand new cars now and they're going to buy a Model S anyway. I've owned 3 cars in 22 years.

stephen.kamichik | 27. Dezember 2011

I have two cars. One is 36 years old and the other is 13 years old.

TeslaRumors.com... | 27. Dezember 2011

My car is 14 years old. Even my wife has been suggesting I buy a new car for the last 3 years, and I've been waiting for this technology. You can read more about it in my blog at http://teslarumors.com.

Thanks,
Max Mindel
http://teslarumors.com

Robert.Boston | 27. Dezember 2011

According to R.L.Polk, U.S. buyers of new vehicles retain them for an average of 56.3 months (=4 years 8.3 months).
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/facts/2010_fotw622.html
Interestingly, this figure has been moving up steadily over time; in 2002, it was 48.4 months. Are cars getting better, or are people spending their money differently? (and remember, 2008 was mostly pre-recession.)

rdgreene | 27. Dezember 2011

Work in high tech in Silicon Valley (5 minutes from Tesla Santana Row, and 20 mins from both Tesla HQ & the factory), manage engineers doing lots of "1.0" software products, so I have some empathy.

Amateur sports car junky (Mazda RX-7, Delorean DMC-12, Lotus Esprit V8, and BMW M3 is my lifetime car list) although I recently sold the M3, bought a very budget minded Ford Fiesta (after deciding the Volt just wasn't a good replacement for the Tesla). Plan on giving the Fiesta to my teenage soon next year, hopefully in August for my Tesla birthday present!

Hope I won't get too many Tesla speeding tickets, but have to have the perf option just so I can scare my brother in his Porsche 911 and WITHOUT GAS!

Brian H | 27. Dezember 2011

rdg;
See if you can get a passenger into your brother's car with a video camera to document his profanity the first time you leave him sucking ions.
>:)

Robert12 | 27. Dezember 2011

I am a 61 year old tooth carpenter - also known as a dentist. I have been married for 32 years and have have two grown kids - both graduates of Auburn University - 2010 football champs. I drive a Lexus ES350 - probably the nicest car that I have ever owned. I will probably keep the Lexus for long trips.

HJ-45 | 29. Dezember 2011

42 Years old. Retired Navy...20 years in submarines. Married 16 years with 7 year old boy. Nuclear Instrumentation and Control Tech with 182000 miles on my Prius. Patiently waiting and saving for Model S. Antique Toyota Landcruiser enthusiast.

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