I found the Tesla Forum just about two years ago
I read a bunch of threads discussing things I didn’t know
They talked about the software, the performance and the range
It’s funny how it’s been two years and nothing here has changed.
I started my due diligence and read about each option
Then learned that there were orphan cars just waiting for adoption
Too bad for me that none of those matched anything I wanted
So even though I’d have to wait I took the plunge undaunted.
I ordered a white 85 with pano, tech and air
With tan seats and piano black, the tires, standard fare.
And then I felt I missed a step, I’d never seen a live one
So I found my local gallery and asked if I could drive one.
I know it sounds ridiculous to buy a Tesla blind
I don’t know what was going on but my wife seemed not to mind.
“You deserve to treat yourself, you’ve worked hard all your life.”
I said, “That’s really sweet, now tell me where the hell’s my wife!”
My test drive was incredible, it puts on quite a show.
Of course, this isn’t anything you don’t already know.
But after that those 7 weeks seemed like they’d never end
And as most of you have figured out the dashboard’s not your friend.
But what to do to kill the time where could I get a fix?
The forum beckoned with all kinds of info, tips and tricks.
Newbies, experts, trolls and goofs all come here just to see
What others in the Tesla world are guessing what will be.
You get a sense quite early on of posters you should follow
Their data is rock solid where some others’ might be hollow.
They share their knowledge and their time, they do it out of love
For a company whose mission is to be a cut above.
The level of intelligence exhibited each day
Is rivaled by the nonsense when some posters have their say
I’ve always thought I’d make a list of members to pay heed to
But after time you get it so it’s something I don’t need to.
The seven weeks were up and yet my car was still not ready
My Dashboard showed that nothing changed and it was holding steady.
My DS was on top of it he said I’d have it soon.
I was new but knew that “soon” turned Aprils into Junes.
Finally the day arrived I reached Long Island City
I had Nick Howe’s checklist in hand and gee, my car looked pretty.
My DS started showing me the things I had to know
But you guys had prepared me well and I just had to GO!!!
I finally got out of there and hit the LIE
The potholes, cops and traffic jams no longer bothered me
“Cause I was in a space boat made from Elon’s light and wonder
And Teslaitis was the spell it seemed I’d fallen under.
Without a doubt the forum was the key to my decision
I never took a risk like that not since my circumcision
First model of a brand new car, an infant company
Not even a review to read from Edmund’s or C&D.
But members of the Forum, lolachampcar and CZ,
(Two people who knew so much more about this stuff than me.)
Said that the Model S was an incredible achievement
And anyone who owned the car was lockstep in agreement.
The more you drive the car you learn there’s so much more to know,
Like when to charge it, how to wash it, “How far can I go?”
So back into the Forum to find threads on every topic
And also to find out that Tesla can be quite myopic.
There was no search, no easy way to find out what you wished
So nickjhowe spawned Volkerize to give us an assist
But even then we still were swamped with questions about range
And also why the rated mile algorithms changed
That’s when I got the idea to create an FAQ,
To have a thread where newbies can find everything to do
To make their car and travels more efficient and more fun
And gather information pertinent to everyone.
I like to think it’s made the Forum better in some way
It’s stopped a lot of questions we’d see each and every day
I’ve asked Tesla to make it stick to keep the thread in view
But if they did NKYTA would have nothing left to do.
The Ownership experience for me has been the best
A rocket ship to drive and service centers that don’t rest
Call me fanboi if you like I wear the badge with pride
There is no sense denying it, this grin I cannot hide.
There is no point to this post.
But flag away if you must. (Poetic license)