Submitted by Roger_Smith on October 9, 2010
I am not a Tesla owner. I am a 35 y/o average salaried($50,000+ per year)male that grew up taking the advise of those that came before me. The main lesson I was taught was never buy a car new. This car has left an impact on me. This will be my first new car. Putting my reservation fee in by December 2010. I'll continue saving $2000 per month until mid 2012 or when my reservation number comes up(pending Murphy's Law doesn't kick in). By then i'll have enough saved to cover most of the car and not have a car payment over $500 per month. I am obsessed with this car. I have a picture of it on my desk at work. I look at pictures of the exterior and the interior and I read articles on my breaks. I want to be the first or at least one of VERY VERY few in Hampton Roads Virginia to have one of these. My girlfriend says I have a problem, but agrees that at least i'm not looking at dirty movies or something else that I don't need to look at. I check into the subject of the Tesla S more than I look at my Roth IRA(And I check this every day too). Is this obsession a bad thing? I really hope that i'm not let down by the end product or some insurance company tells me that the insurance will be around $5000/year or something horrible like that. I want something different and special. Something that no one else in the neighborhood has. I want to stand out. Thank you all for tolerating this post. Cheers to all who believe in this product and this company. God bless you all, America and Tesla Motor Corporation.