Submitted by Jagbert on December 27, 2012
I have been driving a 23 kWh Ford Focus for the past few weeks and have decided that the 40kWh Model S will be the way I go when it's time to confirm my car. The 60 kWh would be nice, but I'm not convinced that car would make sense for me at double the price of the Ford. Plus I was able to lease the Ford, so if after three years the car is outdated or having issues I'll be able to walk away. The Model S is more of a commitment.
I'll add that the Ford is a nice car and I wish Tesla was going to build something comparable instead of the Model X as their follow on to the S. One of the big reasons I chose the Focus over the current Tesla offerings is that it is more than 1000 lb. lighter.