Submitted by DouglasR on October 17, 2012
I was going to try to compile a short list of features that the Model S really ought to have, similar to the Punch List thread. However, unlike the items in that thread, there is no objective standard for determining what should be on it (i.e., no promise or specification from TM that we can check). Moreover, there will be little or no opportunity to strike items from the list, as TM is unlikely to offer these features in the current model run. So I would like to make this a list of five to ten features that we think a car in this class should really have. Not "it would be nice," but real deficiencies, perhaps even things you would be willing to pay extra for. If there is enough consensus, we can hope TM will offer these features as upgrades or at least provide them in future model years. Here are my initial suggestions, although I'm sure there are others: 1. Power folding mirrors 2. Parking sensors with audible warnings 3. Blind spot monitoring 4. Rear camera guidelines 5. Adaptive cruise control 6. Key fob-linked driver profiles 7. Entry and exit seat settings Please feel free to add or subtract to this list, but let's not try to design a fantasy car here.