Submitted by Tomas on March 20, 2013
Yes, I'm playin' dirty and having a fling with a MB E350. I had to do it. I rented it while my Model S is at the body shop (nothing serious). Boy, do I miss my Model S!
Like perhaps many affairs, it has been an eye-opening experience to see how good I had it.
Truthfully, I am not a car nut-- I don't really care much about them. I got my P85 because I want to be part of the movement to kick our oil addiction (my house is 100% solar power-- including charging my Model S and my roadster).
I have been reading all of the accolades on the Model S, thinking, "yeah, I guess".
Well, now that I am driving an old-fashioned ICE car, I totally get how different and how great the Model S truly is.
The ICE? What a piece of crap.
The interior is cluttered with 30-something buttons and dials, including some buttons that don't do anything and are apparently there purely to add symmetry to balance all the other ones the do this and that. And what is with that big dial between the seats? Four days in the car and I still can't figure it out.
Driving it: I step on the accelerator and there is a crazy lag. The engine roars, the rubber bands wind up, and then, finally, finally, it takes off (albeit sluggishly). And what is with that engine rumble? It is soooo annoying.
Two more days until I get my baby back. Now that I've seen the other side, I will never not appreciate her again.