So, I damaged my beautiful new S85 recently. I scraped against a pole in the parking lot in my garage. First time I've damaged a car in over 10 years, and it had to be my new baby.

Well, I have to tell you, it hurt. It hurt so much I couldn't bring myself to post about it until now, 3 weeks later; now that she's back from the body shop and good as new. I had to wait 2 painful weeks for an appointment, and they fixed her this week. I didn't realize just how much I'd come to love my Tesla until she was gone.

I missed her. I checked the app every few hours, just to keep in touch with her, see if she was in the shop or in the lot, check her battery charge. While my Tesla was in the shop, I drove our back-up, 3rd car, a 2000 BMW M roadster. I always thought of it as our fun car. A zippy, powerful, fun to drive convertible. Well, as I drove this noisy, jerky, smelly, slow to accelerate little car all week, I just came to appreciate the grace, beauty, and power of the Model S. I can't even think of the M roadster as a fun or powerful car anymore. It's an outdated relic with obsolete technology.

When I picked up my Model S this morning, I realized that I don't just love this car, I'm in love with her. Tears actually came to my eyes as I got in, put my foot on her pedal and shifted into drive. The silent power I felt as I drove away reminded me just how much this car means to me.

I know, I sound sick. I need help. But it's too late for me. It's Teslove!

Mireille and Conan | August 9, 2013

Beautifully said! We always check on our gal when we're apart.
But be warned: when you take her in to an SC for service, they will turn off remote access. I had been dreading that & it was exactly as bad as I expected, lol. You're lucky the body shop wasn't familiar enough w/the MS to do that :)

Epley | August 9, 2013


Well said!
I've had the same experience. My friends think I'm crazy (except the ones who own the Model S, right Charles?).

I love this car.

GLO | August 9, 2013

Sad but true. She's bewitched many of us.

Tesla-David | August 9, 2013

@kbackman. Me too! I managed to back my car out of my garage into a friends car parked in my driveway and put a small dimple in my right rear quarter panel (long story, but mostly due to my paranoia about backing out of my narrow garage). I was utterly crushed to think I had damaged my beautiful new car (< one week old). I was lucky as I had already scheduled through Tesla SC, a service dispatch to my home to fix a small scratch on the drivers side door, which was on my car at delivery. In a couple of hours both blemishes were fixed and my car was fully restored like new. I think most owners suffer from Teslalove. We just can't help it. ;0)

Mathew98 | August 9, 2013

Blast it. There are other OCD owners out there like me...

I waited 5+ weeks to for a loaner before bringing in my car into the SC for delivery defects.

Even though I have a S85 loaner with upgraded sound system, I miss my S60 with the pano roof.

The SC turned off the remote app so I had no idea where it has been during the last week. But the SC in Queens, NY was gracious enough to call me every other day to keep me posted of the progress.

At least my compulsion with the mistress is with the red S60, and not another person...

rch1708 | August 9, 2013

I wonder who will be the first Tesla owner to need EMDR to treat post traumatic stress after a bump? It won't be long before California leads the world in treating Tesla related mental disorders. "You should see my therapist. She graduated in Teslove and other auto-pyschotic disorders"


NKYTA | August 9, 2013

@ rch1708
That's great! I'll make my therapy appointment today...

Brian H | August 9, 2013

Elon must be so proud. How many others can claim they created 500+ psychotics a week?

bradslee | August 9, 2013



Elon had the Ironman title and now has won the 500+ weekly psychotics producer award.