My goodbye's

My goodbye's

My Model S delivery is in about a week. Just wanted to say my goodbyes ( please free to add yours ):

Goodbye gasoline
Goodbye gas stations
Goodbye traffic
Goodbye paid parking
Goodbye oil changes
Goodbye tune-ups
Goodbye oil leaks
Goodbye engine noise
Goodbye exhaust pipes
Goodbye smell of burnt oil

cerjor | December 25, 2012

Goodbye spending time reading all these forum threads.

Brian H | December 25, 2012

What, you won't log on from your car to be helpful and gloat? ;(

sbern18 | December 25, 2012

Goodby traffic? Does your model fly?

Robert22 | December 25, 2012

He might be referring to the EV-accessible HOV lane that unfortunately doesn't exist in MA.

kidalex | December 25, 2012

The traffic comment is about the HOV sticker in CA that allows you to drive by yourself in a carpool lane for at least the next 2 years

drp | December 25, 2012

We should start a new thread: "current owners thoughts and cogitation"
I too thought I may stop reading these And writing but this is really sort of mandatory in m perception.

sergiyz | December 25, 2012

and hello $400 electricity bills...
this is the only downside I can think of, frankly.
that, and the waiting time to get your HOV stickers (about 2 months).

RZitrin1 | December 25, 2012

Just got my HOV stickers, eight weeks after delivery and about 5 weeks after my license plates (which is when Tesla submits your form and $8 check.)

Haven't been on a freeway yet.

GoTeslaChicago | December 25, 2012

Ok, please explain good bye paid parking. We could use that in Chicago!

lph | December 25, 2012

Goodbye fumes
Goodbye CO2
Goodbye ICE

kidalex | December 26, 2012

@sergiyz: my electric bill will be about $60. How in the world will you ever get to $400???

@GoTeslaChicago: EV vehicles park for free in San Jose, CA ( city owned properties and garages )

adurstewitz | December 26, 2012

Goodbye "i'll go warm the car up"

ronlitvak | December 26, 2012

How has this one been missed:

Goodbye car dealers and salesmen.

Ceilidh | December 26, 2012

No $400 electric bills if you put up solar and drive on sunlight. Then you can also say goodbye to all emissions.


shs | December 26, 2012

SInce with an EV the rate I pay for electricity at night will be half what I pay now and I use electricity to heat the house (geothermal), I actually expect my electricity bills to go down or negative as I'll still get the big bucks for electricity generated by our solar panels during the day.

EcLectric | December 26, 2012

Goodbye auto gas pump shutoff
Goodbye crappy Shell gift cards (school scrip program)
Goodbye standing in the cold listening to some TV they set up at the pump to further annoy you

sergiyz | December 26, 2012

working on solar, just takes forever, everybody is backlogged for several months...

christine_orita | December 26, 2012

Goodbye to driving into gas station to discover gas pumps are all out of service!
Goodbye to long Costco lines

Goodbye to drive thru car washes :-(?? - no flaming please. I did enjoy the occasional convenience of the quick drive thru car washes :-{

aa012a | December 26, 2012

Goodbye to: "Please Pay inside" paper taped to the pump because their pump credit card system is down.


olanmills | December 27, 2012

I visited a gas station for the last time yesterday. I squeegeed my windows and sunroof and thought about how I'll need to buy myself a squeegee and glass cleaner.

Brian H | December 27, 2012

Say goodbye to your marriage, as your spouse divorces you for cheating with your new love.

adurstewitz | December 27, 2012

Goodbye to gas lines when "more" natural disasters occur.
Hello to - I need to go buy a generator

July10Models | December 27, 2012

During the aftermath of hurricane sandy, I hand plenty of opportunity to charge. There was a one MW generator at the office and plenty of charging stations on Manhattan island. I was dreading having to wait on a gas line. It is a good thing all three of my cars were full and by the time I got to the last car Nj had implemented even and odd number days so my wait was only 20 minutes. | December 27, 2012

I drove by an auto emissions testing place today....

MB3 | December 27, 2012

Endless shifting gears in LA traffic.

electricblue0303 | December 27, 2012

@EcLectric - +1 on the annoying TVs at the pumps!

Goobye to petroleum fuels - I'm not buying them any longer.

cmlaff | December 28, 2012

So long to smelly gasoline hands
So long to worrying about gas prices

MB3 | December 28, 2012

So long to Tesla envy

Captain_Zap | December 28, 2012

Good bye to multi-colored fluid stains on the garage floor.

lightly | December 28, 2012

Goodbye $100k. Lol.

Brian H | December 28, 2012

Goodbye to Ferrari envy.

trydesky | December 28, 2012

@lightly: too funny

@Brian H: I don't have my S yet, but I think the same thing, even now, as I pass (or as they pass me) all the high end cars out there.

Spiky | December 29, 2012

Generators run on gas.