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Now that you have the car, what are people saying about it?

Now that you have the car, what are people saying about it?

I was wondering what comments people are receiving from passers-by, friends, and co-workers who see the car. I would like to hear about favorite conversations you've had. Living vicariously will need to sustain some of us. Please spill!

Brian H | March 4, 2013

1, 11, or 6,800 depending on whether you mean assembly, packs, or cells. Or SLT.

nickjhowe | March 5, 2013

@wheatcraft - I'd like to lay claim to the Tesla Operations spreadsheet, but that one is Cliff Hannel's. :-)

ElenaK | March 11, 2013

Grocery parking lot: "That's a beautiful car, is it Italian ?"

Wayne3 | March 11, 2013

Conversation in movie theatre parking lot in Silicon Valley.

Q: "Is this your car?"
A: "Yeah."

Q: "What kind of gas mileage do you get?"
A: "There's no gas."

Q: "Really? It's not a hybrid?"
A: "No, it's pure electric."

Q: "How fast does it charge?"
A: "I charge it overnight at home."

Q: "But what if you're driving to Los Angeles?"
A: "There are superchargers along the way that will add 150 miles in 30 minutes."

(Q): "Wow, that's not bad. Nice car."
(A): "Thanks."

Brian H | March 12, 2013

EK;
Si! Elone Muskoli di Tesla, in Fremonta. You heard of him?

jackhub | March 12, 2013

Probably the most remarkable comment was made by an 83 year old lady exiting her exercise class: "My, what sweet lines!"

christurbeville | March 12, 2013

I'll add my two. A coworker "Holy $@*& there's a tesla model s parked out there!". Some guy in a pickup frantically waving me to open my window. "What kinda car is that" "Tesla" "It says zero emissions?!?" "Yeap pure electric" "But you left that light like I wasn't even moving" "Yea it's quick" "Tesla like Nikola Tesla? I'm going to look that up!"

Steve P5664 | March 12, 2013

Ive become a celebrity !
'Forced' to talk about it everywhere I go :)

ElenaK | March 12, 2013

Brian H.: LOL, and also make the necessary gesticulations :)

JZ13 | March 12, 2013

In Orange County I have received only 1 or 2 "nice car" comments in 3 weeks. A kid working the In n Out drive-thru told me this is the car all of the rappers were singing about. So I googled it and apparently it is the hot car for the rappers. I was dreading the constant questions that others have reported as I am usually in a hurry. So I'm happy to report I have not had a single person stop me to ask about the car. I guess they are finally getting to be so many S's here that the curiosity has waned.

As far as friends are concerned I have given about 25 people test rides and let many of them drive it. Everyone is blown away by everything about the car. Many of these friends and family can't afford one so I am encouraging them to wait for the gen 3 car in a few years.

Captain_Zap | March 13, 2013

"It's the future!", I got that enthusiastic comment more than once from youthful, curious parties that wanted to take a closer look.

wheatcraft | March 16, 2013

Here's my best so far (after having my MS for only 10 days).
My friend and I came out of Mimi's Restaurant (here in Reno) and we noticed right away that there were 6 or 7 absolutely perfect 1950s era Porsches parked in a row (maybe 356's?). We admired them, then made our way to my MS, parked just across. As I was getting in, I noticed several guys exiting the restaurant, and they were making a beeline to my MS. It was the entire group of these Porsche owners, who had been watching through the restaurant window to see who came out to get in the MS. They were really excited to see one "in the flesh', talked my ear off for more than 10 minutes! They asked me to come give a talk to their Porsche club, and I will be glad to do it! Fun time!

bb0tin | March 16, 2013

I am from New Zealand and have finally put down a deposit. I am primarily getting the S as a focal point for Climate Change and Renewable Energy awareness and discussion. I am putting signage on the car and also going to have a stackload of leaflets with information about those two subjects...oh, and a link to the Tesla website. Has anyone else done a similar thing yet? I am happy to put together my own leaflet but would find it useful to see what other people have found fruitful.

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