Model S Advantages

Model S Advantages

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Model S Advantages

No Oil Changes
No Emissions Check
No Catalytic Converter
No Gasoline
No Spark Plugs
No Radiator
No Coolant
No Tune-ups
No Timing Belt

Free supercharging for ever and ever…

Parking sensors - front & rear (starting May/June 2013) $850.-

With Service Contract:
Free brake pads
Free wheel alignment
Unlimited wiper blades

85kwh batteries
Batteries Warranty - 8 year unlimited miles
( Supercharging 150 miles of range in 30 minutes )
Batteries Warranty - 8 year unlimited miles

Made in America

Brian H | April 16, 2013

Torque curve with no "dips" and peaks, hence unbeatably smoothness.

Ampfreak | April 16, 2013

No Exhaust pipe
No tubes

Flaninacupboard | April 16, 2013

It does have coolant and one or more radiators.

Mark Z | April 16, 2013

A frunk
Cool panoramic roof option
Hidden charge port
120/240 volt charge cord
J1772 adapter
High Power Wall Connector
Model S shaped key fob
Flat floors
Rear seat comfort and leg room
Huge console tray
Perfect 17 inch touchscreen
Slacker radio voice recognition
A vehicle length and width for luxury comfort
Superior safety rating TBA

ChristianG | April 16, 2013

@mark - Rear seat headroom? Wich car have you been in?

cloroxbb | April 16, 2013

When did they say there would be parking sensors?

scaesare | April 16, 2013

Well... the cars DO have coolant, along with a radiator to cool it, and associated pumping mechanisms to circulate it.

So, while not traditional engine coolant (although the motor is a liquid cooled part of the system), it's also not a system that won't have maintenance and/or couldn't develop problems.

That having been said, your point is well taken :)


herkimer | April 16, 2013

I can sum it up this way: the Model S seems the best car ever made. That said, there is always room for upgrade and improvement.
Oh look, Tesla is constantly upgrading the car even after purchase!

teriyaki88 | April 16, 2013

No more transmission fluid changes
No more "70,000 mile" timing belt maintenance

Hogfighter | April 16, 2013

Blowing the doors off of an M5 for 9 cents, only to get 5 of those cents back when you slow down.... | April 16, 2013

Likely safer than any other car in a crash
Great handling to avoid the crash in the first place
Well designed UI is actually easy to use
Cool lighting inside and out
Never go to a Gas station again
Way too much fun for a car

george210 | April 16, 2013

Re: Parking Sensors.
A Tesla employee from the Menlo Park, CA Tesla store told me that they had seen a Model S from Engineering come to the store with "button-like" devices mounted on the bumper. These would/will be the parking sensors. The pricing was briefly available from Tesla's website. Right now parking sensors are available on cars going to Europe.

jbunn | April 16, 2013

Just drove 800 miles for 20 bucks.

Brian H | April 16, 2013

Wow. " it's also not a system that won't have maintenance and/or couldn't develop problems."

A few too many negated negatives in there for my brain to unravel. Care to try again? | April 16, 2013

After a quick drive a few more pluses:

Google maps with traffic and satellite views
Smooth acceleration and deceleration with one pedal
Software updates over-the-air with new features
Adjustable ride height
Adjustable steering feel

alcassfast | April 16, 2013


That's $.025 per mile.

Shesmyne2 | April 16, 2013

It's lightning quick, the HP & torque are amazing, the stability is strong, it's USA, it's EMISSION FREE, it's the brilliance of Elon, its just cool's HOT.

Still Grinning ;-)

PeterV | April 16, 2013

Super elegant sporty exterior, yet big cargo space.
The coolest navigation directions (realistic traffic signs). Built-in internet.
Enviro-green and deliciously fun at the same time. [Get solar panels or switch to 100% renewable wind energy from your electricity provider for just 1 penny more per KWh.]
Will move automotive design and innovation forward in a positive direction.

dstiavnicky | April 17, 2013

Everything listed above plus a cool factor that is 'off the charts'!