Submitted by wbrown01 on March 24, 2012
I work on my own car, I have never had my car serviced after warranty. I can't wait to work on a car where there is little need of heavy equipment, two guys can left that motor. I bet I can have the whole drive train on the floor in under an hour. There appears to be only 4 bolts holding the drive train, a few hoses and cables. With the simple TM design I will no longer hate working on my car. Yes I hate working on my car, that is one of the main reasons why I will love this EV. I have never once considered the environment in my decision to purchase the model S. I like the simple design, the lack of components. Other car makers are not doing this with their EVs, it is still a mess under the hood, TM design is going to be very hard to improve on. Ten years from now (when failures start)people like myself and that own a Model S will no longer spend there whole weekend working on this EV, like these pieces of crape gasoline cars. I have many tools I have collected over the years and I will not need them for this car. Can you imagine if the motor goes bad in ten years you just replace it. From the looks of it to replace it would take two hours, try that with any car today.
The future is looking good for mankind.
Excuse me now,I need to finish installing the second turbo on my 2001 VW, there goes my day.......