I don't think I am the only future Tesla S owner that has an addiction to hourly/daily/weekly Tesla updates of any size. I Google Tesla to see what I can find, I'm on the Tesla Club site to see if I can find any new topic or even just a small update on a topic. The worst is this forum site, even if I have only a few minutes at my office I'm checking updates. This addiction is driving me crazy, please get me my car! But then again will delivery of my car cause an extreme Overdose? Yikes!

Whity Whiteman | August 8, 2012

I know exactly, what You talk about -)
Pure addiction! The car, the communication, the waiting time...
Strange times!

BYT | August 8, 2012

Addicted, I'm not addicted, wait, DON'T YOU DARE TAKE MY TESLA FORUM ACCESS AWAY! :D

I lie to myself and call it a healthy addiction. I almost find myself believable!

Whity Whiteman | August 8, 2012

get amped tour from yesterday... complete including pre-briefing -) | August 8, 2012

There is an Irish saying "The only cure for love is marriage". The only cure for this addiction is delivery (hoping my cure is late November or December).

BYT | August 8, 2012

LOL@KJR4235, "The only cure for this addiction is delivery" I like that!

Gator | August 8, 2012

You can setup Google Alerts using the keyword, tesla or other and have results emailed to you daily. You will receive tsla stock related info as well in the alerts.


Michael23 | August 8, 2012

I'm guilty as well.

brianman | August 8, 2012

@Whity - "This is awesome" doesn't get old. :)

Brian H | August 8, 2012

Emailed? Daily? Shirley, you jest!

That implies daily stretches of perhaps 20 hrs. cold turkey!! No, sorry, not happening, no chance, fuggedaboudit.

mdennick | August 8, 2012

My 7 year old daughter told me I was obsessed. Scary! Who taught her that word?

I took her straight to this thread so she could see I wasn't the only one.

Brian H | August 8, 2012

OMG! A 7-yr old is reading this? What were you thinking? That's a demographic too far, methinks. >:(

Timo | August 9, 2012

Why would not 7-yr old read this forum? I bet there are quite a few kids reading this forum: only writing requires registration. Makes you think twice before posting anything too adult here, doesn't it?

@mdennick, kids seem to learn earlier these days, I suspect my sisters daughter could read at age three, and now at school she is getting bored because there's no challenge to her. Only seven but acts more like twelve. Every now and then she does something that reminds me that "oh, she's still only a kid". Be careful what you let her do especially with the computer, child is a child even with wide vocabulary, and net is full of stuff kids should not see (letting her in here is no crime, but if she knows how to use computer she might find other much worse places quite easily).

Hogfighter | August 9, 2012

The guy at the Tesla dealership just got a restraining order against me. "Stalking" is not a crime against objects!

Timo | August 9, 2012

@kevin, that was a joke, right?

jerry3 | August 9, 2012

But the Model S doesn't have an antenna so stalking shouldn't be an issue.

stephen.pace | August 9, 2012

@jerry3: Ug, that pun took a lot of

Epley | August 9, 2012


Who's Shirley?

Epley | August 9, 2012

@Brian H

Forgot the smiley :)

Need an edit feature!

weeandthewads | August 9, 2012

One cure would be for Tesla to put up the reservation numbers being delivered this week. I know they would never do it because it exposes their delivery to the stock analyst. I would love to see a counter when I sign onto the site Serving this week Reservation holders 215 - 265.

Brian H | August 10, 2012

The approved "Airport" retort is, "Don't call me Shirley". Except in this case, it might come out "Don't call me, surely!" Very confus/ed/ing. [Deliberately so, I assure you!] :)

vouteb | August 10, 2012

Overweight unshaven 'salesman' in tee shirt in youtube clip.

Very very sloppy marketing for a 'try hard' premium brand!


You would NEVER see that at BMW,Jaguar etc.

Liz G | August 10, 2012

It's not an addiction. I'm merely amplifying the excitement of the anticipation phase of getting my model S.

jerry3 | August 10, 2012

I can tell that I'm not addicted because I sleep at night (well, not tonight).

David70 | August 10, 2012

I'm not addicted. I log off every night before going to bed. As for the car, my response is "How can I be addicted to something I don't have yet?" | August 10, 2012

Denial-- not just a river in Egypt.

David70 | August 10, 2012

I deny that. Of course, I want to become addicted.

Brian H | August 11, 2012

Lots of people become hooked on addiction.

Brian H | August 11, 2012

Get a life. They are demo reps for a Silicon Valley tech startup. Stuffed BMW shirts would have been hilariously out of place.

Superliner | February 16, 2013

11 PM and yes.. I'm here looking for new posts and reading old ones. I'm Ill. Is there no cure? Geez!! I gotta get a life .. Or a Model S

memcd | February 16, 2013

Yes, waiting for my RED S to come is frustrating. I too just keep reading other posts.

Pbfoot | February 17, 2013

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it doesn't get much better after you get the car. Still scanning the forums, now looking for issues which I need to be aware of, or looking for tips and updates on new features. I should be in bed now; instead on this website!

trydesky | February 17, 2013

@dysong1 +1

And my new game is laughing at all the car commercials, as if there is any other car I'd rather have.

Anyone know if TM plans on advertising?

Brian H | February 17, 2013

TM will advertise only when they dare try to cope with the orders that would result. I expect the floods of new owner-evangelists will keep the orders coming for some time. Maybe forever.

cloroxbb | February 18, 2013

I too am obsessed. Once I found out that I could get the car... man I am on this site everyday, along with teslamotorsclub. I also frequent Youtube for new videos of the Model S.

I dont mind tho.

portia | February 18, 2013

+! dysong1
I am still reading this after getting my car back in Oct!
actually you learn a lot of stuff here too, it can be very useful. e.g. I learned that you program the Homelink by putting the remote inside the frunk center 1 in from the bumper to program, worked like magic after not able to program mine for months outside like the manual said.

dstiavnicky | February 18, 2013

I'm so glad this got bumped.

It's a good insanity check... Yes, I mean INsanity...

Maybe I can "drive it off"?

eltonf | February 18, 2013

I've had the car for a month and I'm still here every day. 'Addiction' is certainly a good description.

mlaiken | February 18, 2013

I'm another addict here. I used to read apple news now I can't stop reading Tesla forums. Ever since I put my deposit in December I check these forums at least 8-10 times per day. It's sick. I just can't wait for delivery which will hopefully be next month. This waiting is the worst. I agree that we should get delivery updates as it would be so much easier than searching through delivery threads to try to figure out when my car will be done. I was also hoping this addiction would cease once I got delivery but its not looking good for me based on what everyone's saying. I need help.

bradslee | February 18, 2013

Agree with all being said in this thread. Me too a Tesla addict. I have found that the Forums are extremely helpful to learn more about my MS. I think it is even better than Tesla's official manual for it is fun, informative and practical. I love the Tesla Forums!

Duffer | February 18, 2013

There are well-defined stages of addiction. The unfortunate individual moves from use to abuse to addiction. Addicts share many traits, for example: They worry about their "supply"; They become anxious and agitated if they don't have their frequent "fix"; They tend to congregate with others who are similarly addicted.

Since making my reservation in December, I have moved quickly through the stages until now I am a full-blown MS Forum (MSF) Addict. I cannot go through a full day without spending at least two hours reading posts. I am frantic that I might miss a post to some favorite topic. My anxiety ranges from whether my EZPass transponder will work, to whether I'll have the right charging adapter for any situation. Only frequent MSF injections will ease my symptoms. Now I have a delivery window in early March. My God, it's worse than ever!

For many addicts, a 12-step program is the answer, but no such program exists for MSF. Perhaps the mental health community could create such a program. We might even see medical insurance coverage.

But wait! Could it be that having the MS in one's garage will curb one's appetite for MSF? Will going out and sitting behind the wheel have the same effect?

Please, those of you who have your cars, is this the answer? Or are all MSF addicts simply doomed to give in to it and say "I don't want to be cured!"

bradslee | February 18, 2013


To answer your question, the only thing I can say is that once you have your MS (I have had my MS since last December), your addiction will become even worse. There is NO WAY to be cured. I bet you would agree with me after the March delivery of your MS.

Duffer | February 18, 2013

bradslee - Is that good news or bad?

bradslee | February 18, 2013

rdloftin1, if you look at this way that your addiction will enlighten your life with your MS, then it is good news. However, you will spend more time than you can imagine on the Forums and impel with vigor to go to the Forums everyday. That would be a bad news. So you figure it up. | February 18, 2013

As a person who checks in here frequently--There are "positive" addictions.

eltonf | February 18, 2013

The main reason I come back to the forums is I never feel like I have driven my S enough. Since I can't literally drive all day I get my fix by coming to the message boards. I actually look forward to running errands so I have a reason to drive.

Brian H | February 18, 2013

Break your shopping lists up by category, and just shop for one category at a time, picking distinct neighborhoods renowned for each. Post a shopping list B-Board at home, with sub-headings, and encourage ad lib entries. Etc.

eltonf | February 18, 2013

@Brian H great idea! lol

GeirT | February 18, 2013


No need for TM to do paid advertising. Happy customers is the best advertisers they can possibly get. Enthusiastic MS owners and word of mouth. Besides their production volume is still low and they cannot even cope with existing orders. I am so ready to throw my money at them for my P85 but can only hope for best case August delivery I am told! The best hope here in "cold and perpetual dark" Norway :-)

EcLectric | February 18, 2013

I like to hear other companies having to add qualifiers in their advertising. "The most fuel efficient Full line auto maker...." Or "Auto Digest's car of the year!"

peterdobias | February 19, 2013

Talk about addiction while waiting. I have just received my Model S 4 days ago and am totally in love. It is crazy amazingly fantastic! For years, I was looked down upon when I had to bring my 11 year old 325 BMW to service because I didn't switch my car every 2 years as the dealers wanted.

Yesterday, I had to pick up a small part for my old car and parked my Tesla right in front of the dealer. It was fun to watch the open mouths of the dealers. Their cars are more expensive and way behind Tesla when it comes to technology.

I used to be a BMW fan but the company had the money to make "Tesla" like car but didn't because they are in bed with oil companies.

WE also have an X3 and I drove it today. After driving Tesla, the BMW felt like a lawnmower, suspension rough, shifting jerky... Funny how a perception can shift.

Thank you all at Tesla to inspire me to go for my dreams! You rock!