I've enjoyed reading many of the posts. I get a kick out of comments from 'excited' & 'eager' husbands saying the wives need some convincing. Here are some intangibles that may help.
My husband took delivery on 5/10/13. On 5/11/13, I heard words from him I have never heard during our 21 years of marriage. They were "Honey, do you need anything from the store?". That may be common place in your home, but for me, it was priceless. :-))
On 5/12/13, we drove 20 miles to pick up his (84&86y/o) parents & continued to drive another 30 miles to the family gathering for Mother's Day. During the trip he asks them for their favorite musicians, & the next thing you know we are listening to a trumpet player from the 40's. (The name escapes me). I look over to see my mother in law smiling, enjoying her kind of music instead of the popular songs she does not care for. (For those withouts their cars: you just say "play" & any artist or song name and it comes up). Funny how many people we ask...."what's your favorite song" & they can't think of one.
I read many nay-sayers complaining about price saying it's for the rich....etc. I'm sure many very wealthy families own one, but you may be surprised how many "average" families have one also. It's been said, but is worth repeating. This IS a game changer! I am not a "car" person, but this has me excited about what's in store for my children & grand kids! This is the Model T of our generation.
We chose to use some savings for this purchase, and we consider this an investment! It's very true that this car is NOT for everyone. But as for my family & I, we are VERY happy with our Red P85.
The car is almost 2 weeks old & has 2,000 miles on it. We've had lovely day trip drives to our little mountain town (Julian) for apple pie & ice cream. I realize we are still in the Tesla honeymoon phase, but it's been wonderful to spend more time together going places. Musk has been called many things....entrepreneur, visionary, genius....you can add marriage counselor to the list. HA. What we saved in therapy can help pay for the car. jk.
My husband works very hard and is a smart, wonderful provider for our family. This car is double what we've ever paid for a car and is WORTH the cost! This comes from a mom of 2 who shops for sales & watches out how we spend our money. We don't have a second home, we fly coach, you get the idea.
So that's my 2 cents of wisdom to other wives out there. Let your husbands reserve their Model S and after delivery come back and share what fun unexpected intangibles you got from it.
Happy Wife of ppape.