Or is it an anniversary? Anyway, one year ago yesterday we went to the Rocklin, CA Tesla store and picked up our LR RWD Pearl White baby. There's a point in our church service each week where the priest asks whether there are any birthdays or anniversaries this week. It took great self restraint to not mention Wattney.
It's been a great year! We have had exactly zero service or warranty issues. (Not counting I had to replace the right-side mirror as a result of a collision, but that's not Tesla's fault.)
Our poor Prius scarcely gets driven anymore. We take it out now and then to keep it alive, and when we need to haul bikes. Sooner or later we'll get a bike rack for the Model 3.
At the one-year mark, we're just a handful of miles short of 20,000. Neither of us has ever put that kind of mileage on a car before. (But the Prius has gotten less than 2,000 since Wattney arrived, so our total mileage is about the same.) In addition to all the normal local driving, there have been a bunch of trips around California, three to Salt Lake City and two to Portland. We love the car for the quick hops and especially for the longer road trips; we're heading to Salt Lake again next month, and I'm not sure whether I'm more excited about the family visit or the drive!
The car was magical on day one. It still is, but even more so. Look at all the features that have been added in the past year! Improved traction control. Dashcam. Sentry Mode. Navigate on Autopilot. Walk-away Lock horn. Romance Mode. And many more. From the frivolous to the practical.
What am I doing stuck in this office? I feel like going for a drive!
Happy birthday, Wattney!