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Top Reasons You Reserved A Model-S..or will...

edited October 2012 in Model S
Hi everyone, I am new to the forum but have been a fan for some time now.
I am doing a marketing research project for school and I want to identify what key features that people are most interested in about the Model-S.
It would be very interesting to hear all the positive comments and motivations behind why you love the Model-S as much as I do.
It could be any features, such as the obvious (duh, its electric!!)
But I am most interested in:
1. What you like the most about the car?
2. What factors you consider when deciding to buy one,(top 3 features at least)?
3. and why you want it over other choices out there in the same expected price range?

PLEASE post!!! I need and want your feedback!!

Thank you!



  • edited November -1
    1. Design, best looking car I've ever seen
    2. Cost of ownership, environmental impact and performance
    3. Outside of all of the above it's faster with incredible cargo space.
  • edited November -1
    Wow that was fast, Thank you!
    keep it coming, the more the better!
  • edited November -1
    2 and 3 of Discoducky list. Especially the 3, it will be way faster than anything else in its price range without being tiny sport car.
  • edited November -1
    Here are two threads that have all the answers you want:

    (One of them was actually on the front page of the forum when you posted, the other one is linked from there. It's probably easier to look around existing information that was collected over a couple of weeks or months, than collecting everything anew with a fresh thread.)
  • edited November -1
    Appearance, performance, convenience (of filling up)
  • edited November -1
    No cash = no reservation, but, in addition to all the above I think there is a 50/50 chance that gas will either go to $10/gallon or be unavailable (rationed) within the next 5 years.

    I just drove the Leaf and the best part was passing every gas station and knowing I would start with a full "tank" every morning, then pay 1/10th the cost per mile.
  • edited November -1
    Thank you!
    @Volker.Berlin, thanks a ton!
    It seems there are a lot of people out there doing marketing projects and studying Telsa! I wasnt sure if I should hijack someone else's thread, but I def appreciate the links!
  • edited November -1
    To quit sending oil dollars to the middle east ... my Model S tag = OPEC KMA
  • edited November -1
    1. Being able to pass up the gas stations.
    2. Being able to FLOOR IT without worrying that I'm hurting the engine, transmission, drive train, etc.
  • edited November -1
    1) I think Electric vehicles are generally the right way to go.
    2) I don't want to "settle" for a bland car (I was extremely disappointed by the way the Volt evolved from concept to production), and I love the way the S feels (maybe a bit on the big size for me, but no penalty based on it's statistics).
    3) I am on board with Tesla's "Master Plan" of making EV's desirable first (luxury/sports models), then increasing access to them by improving the cost model.
  • edited November -1
    1. Fueling my car in the comfort of my home.
    2. Spending 8 to 11 times less on fuel
    3. Because the dashboard is revolutionary
    4. Because it offers a lot of cargo space for a sedan
    5. Because it is a beautiful designed car
    6. Pride in doing my part to reduce my carbon footprint
    7. I've hung on to my car for 13 years waiting for this technology to arrive at my price point
  • edited November -1
    <li>faster than a 911</li>
    <li>more room than a SUV</li>
    <li>quieter than a Rolls</li>
    <li>more beautiful than an A7</li>
    <li>more glamorous than a Ferrari</li>
    <li>cheaper per mile than a Prius</li>
    <li>better statement than any other car</li>
    <li>better future for us all</li>
  • EdGEdG
    edited November -1
    Wow, Rumbles, nicely put... The only thing you left out was "better floor console design than a ..." !

  • edited November -1
    Rumbles, I like your reasons, except, "more room than a SUV". Legroom? Headroom? Rear Seat room? Cargo room?

    What SUVs are you thinking of here? Virtually all SUVs I can think of have more room than Model S.
  • edited November -1
    It,s just cool.
    IPAD on 4 wheels
    No parkingfee
    No toll on tollroads
    Faster than almost all
    In Norway gas cost allready 10 $ pr gallon..
    And electric is cheap. :)
  • edited November -1
    1. The car is fascinating--it is not a bland boring luxury car.
    2. It is ahead of its time.
    3. I have never been interested in an American car before.
    4. It will help reduce our dependence on imported oil from unfriendly countries.
    5. Traditional internal combustion automobiles are harming the environment. I am not going to ride my bike to work or take the bus, so this way I can be a part of the solution without sacrifice.
  • edited November -1
    Because I believe in the goals of Elon and I am proud to help him!
  • edited November -1
    @Ride525. To be fair, you aright, there are many SUVs with greater capacity. My wife is considering the Audi X5 which has 29.1 / 57.3 cargo capacity. Model S has 36.8 / 66. (Standard / seat down). Maybe I should have said "as much cargo capacity as some SUVs".
  • edited November -1
    I'm not familiar with the Audi X5? Do you mean BMW X5?
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    Note that he said his *wife* is considering it, hence the weak memory on the exact model name/number.

    Be careful with that when she's in the conversation, Rumbles. ;)
  • edited November -1

    Thank you for posting this. I looked and was unable to find the Model S specs. All I could find was Elan Musk saying it had twice the cargo space of a BMW series. (Twice the 15 cu ft of a BMW series 5 would be 30 cu ft, but I'm guessing Elan did not mean exactly twice.)

    That being said, your post gave me the inspiration to compare the Model S vs. my Lexus RX (the smallest of Lexus' three SUVs). Amazing, using you posted 36.8/66 cu.ft standard/seats folded compared pretty favorably with my Lexus RX, which is 40/80.

    I was pretty amazed!
  • edited November -1

    I agree with the Rumbles list from Nov. 12. I would also add:

    9. It is made in the US.
    10. Reduction in foreign oil importation.
    10. I will have a place to put my purse near me and not have it on the passenger seat as there is no center console. :). (This is something that guys won't care about)
    11. I don't have to buy both a porshe and a prius to meet my car needs/desires. This is helpful as I have only one parking spot. I live downtown in a large US city where the purchase price of a parking spot is the same price as a Model S. I am not buying a second parking spot.
  • edited November -1
    Revised and extended... top ten reasons:
    <li>more beautiful than an Audi A7</li>
    <li>quieter than a Rolls Royce</li>
    <li>quicker than a Porsche 911</li>
    <li>more storage than a Audi Q5</li>
    <li>as many seats as a Ford Flex</li>
    <li>more glamorous than a Ferrari</li>
    <li>cheaper per mile than a Prius</li>
    <li>safer than a Volvo</li>
    <li>better statement than any other car</li>
    <li>better future for us all</li>
  • edited November -1
    I don't know about #6, but I'm with you on all the rest Rumbles!
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