The best words I've read this week: "Ready to build your Model S"

The best words I've read this week: "Ready to build your Model S"

Just called and finalized my order!

S85, Blue + Gray + Gloss Obeche, Pano roof, 19" wheels, tech package, active air, premium sound, parcel shelf, twin chargers.

Delivery preference: As soon as possible!! Says "Late July". Any info on when I should realistically expect it? I'll take delivery in Rockville, MD.

Ridiculously excited. I normally drive "sensible" cars, like my trusty Honda Accord. Never had anything like this before, and I'm a little concerned about the possible reactions from family & friends about buying such an expensive car. I guess the only solution for them will be a quick test drive!

Looking for recommendations for XPEL Ultimate installers around Rockville/Montgomery County.

Tesla4JP | June 23, 2013


I get very excited when I read a post like yours! It tells me that Tesla is reaching mainstream people.

If someone can afford a Ferrari, sure, it' s easy to buy a Tesla. But that's not the mass market.

When someone goes from a Honda Accord to a Tesla, that speaks VOLUMES about what this car represents!
You hear it over & over in these posts......"This is more than I've ever spent on a car." I don't think that's because people are suddenly losing theirs minds and throwing away their money carelessly.....It's because this car is making a statement on so many levels!!

You ask what your friends will think? Here's my guess.... "Brown is smart guy who always buys 'sensible' cars. If he has a Tesla, there must be something pretty special about this car! ". You are Tesla's perfect customer. Learn all you can about the car & the company and get ready to educate the masses about the future of transportation. & get ready for lots of test drives.

Keep us posted on your delivery.

cybrown | June 23, 2013

For demographic purposes, I should add that I'm an electro-mechanical engineer. The Model S is an amazing feat of engineering and that's at least half the hook for me. My friends know I'm a huge geek before everything else, so I suspect they'll know there's something magic about this car.

David M. | June 23, 2013

Congratulations! I've had my Model S for 6 months and it's still a special feeling every time I get behind the wheel. I have no regrets on getting the 85. No range anxiety whatsoever. Haven't changed my driving routine at all. And here in Florida, I am still 1,100 miles from the closest supercharger.

Warkovision | June 23, 2013


I'm a non millionaire 60 year old middle class guy getting ready to pull the buy trigger in a few days on a Model S. I've managed to save money over the years by being somewhat frugal and pay off all my debt. I'm currently driving a 2002 v1 Prius I got back in 2001. The Tesla S is a truly amazing car. My test drive was so impressive that even my wife who went along with me thinks I should buy it! Given Elon's dedication to research, patents, and creating a significant on the go charging infrastructure, I'm willing to take a supportive purchasing chance with the mondo bucks necessary at this point. Besides, I need a new car! Given 400ppm CO2 atmospheric readings and the need for the world to reconfigure the way it deals with its energy needs for the sake of our living space, it's worth it to me. I don't think it will be a mistake. Hope not anyway. We'll see. Photovoltaic panels for the house would be my next move if possible.

tes-s | June 23, 2013

I'm also getting ready to pull the trigger on a Model S. I also has a 2002 V1 Prius in 2001; replaced it with a new Prius in 2008 that now has 145,000 miles on it. The Model S will be a substantial upgrade, though we will still keep the Prius.

Right now whomever is going further, or goes out first, gets the Prius. I think the pecking order will change when we get the S.

jomorale | June 23, 2013

I’m exited the day is almost her (Wed, 6/26) to pick up Red MS P85+, black leather with all option except the rear facing seats.

I’m an average 47 year old guy that has been looking to buy an electric car for some time, but waited this long due to most EV’s short rage, except Tesla MS. Now I’m using some of my saving and going electric.My Honda Civic Hybrid will rest a lot more and my Ford F150 will only be used for what was intended.

I’m also liky to have a super charger about 3 miles from my Gilroy, Ca. house, so I’ll be doing most of the charging using Tesla “free” super charger.

eddiemoy | June 23, 2013

I'm not a millionaire, but think this is affordable if you look at it in a 10 year time frame. It works out to 10k a year. Less if you count the savings in gas. I have yet to even take a test drive. But am sold with all the positive reviews and feedback.

This will be the most expensive car I've ever had by factor of 3!!! Crazy!

Brian H | June 23, 2013

I predict that after a while you'll skip the SC and just charge at home. The savings/hr. if you make the stopover is probably less than minimum wage. Do the arithmetic.

S4WRXTTCS | June 23, 2013

Can you guys please STOP buying blue. What is wrong with you people? It's the color I plan on getting, but traditionally it's the neglected color for expensive cars. Has blue become the new white (which was the new black).

I'm not entirely sure why, but somehow in recent years blue became hard to get. Like on a Porsche 911 I've been waiting and waiting for a local dealer to get both versions of blue in because without seeing it in person I couldn't decide.

The dealer claimed no one wanted blue, but then when I get interested in Tesla I find that everyone and their brother is getting blue.

Now I gotta look into the process of how to get a custom color just so we don't end up looking like we belong in an episode of weeds.

Brian H | June 23, 2013

Custom colors are no longer available from Tesla. Check out vinyl wraps, ~$3K.

michael1800 | June 23, 2013

"Ready to build your Model S" = "Research speeding tickets for 30mph over the speed limit in your state."

Sorry for your fantastic tragedy!

cfOH | June 23, 2013

I'm glad to see I'm not the only non-zillionaire who's bought into the Tesla magic. My car for the past ~9 years has been a 2005 Subaru STI, so the P85+ headed our way next month is significantly more expensive than any car I've ever bought new. Sure, I've owned a few Porsches over the years, but as I bought them used, they were certainly all out of "new car smell" by the time I started enjoying them as daily drivers. What convinced me that the MS is "worth it" is simply that I feel like I'm investing in the future, and that's not something you get to do every day.

ppape | June 23, 2013

"Ridiculously excited" that description! Congrats! We are exited for you.

Another non-zillionaire here. It's also double what we've ever spent on a car. I agree with cfOH, this is an investment in the future!

@eddiemoy. No test drive. Wow! You will be amazed! I'm sure you've read all the great descriptions, and yet it will surpass them all. It just leaves you speechless & grinning. :-))

Eddie & Brown & Wark & Jom & Tes: We look forward to your review when you receive your cars.

Jackie :-)

Brian H | June 23, 2013

All investing is "investing in the future". But you usually don't get a real-world sneak preview! ;)