Submitted by Crawdaddy_in_DC on February 7, 2011
I commute 50,000 miles a year (highway driving) and in 5 years (only loan I could get), I will easily have 250,000+ miles. Now, I've done the math on the fuel savings (minus electricity costs), but what about wear & tear? I'm looking for the perfect commuter vehicle and the 300 mile option is the only one I would get (90 miles each way 5 days a week).
What normally would need to be replaced in 250,000 miles? Drive motors? Bushings? Heck, I do much of my maintenance now, but wouldn't touch the Model S. If I can ever get one, I know I'll drive it till it drops. Kinda sad in a way though because when I start out it is a beautiful car, then in 5 years, yuck!