Submitted by philiparnason on October 12, 2012
I just put down a deposit, and it may be helpful for others to understand why. I'd like to start a thread for reservation holders to chime in on what features sold them.
We are currently driving a three series BMW, which was bought new and is now almost 10 years old. My wife and I have one boy, and identical twins on the way and as a result have test driven a number of vehicles that would allow three car seats in the second row. These types of vehicles are quite limited, even within the minivan market, and others are simply enormous (Yukon). It is expected the Model X will be able to fit three car seats. The falcon doors give us a ridiculous amount of headroom to better be able to strap in the middle car seat. The amount of STUFF one needs to bring along with just one child is high, with three I feel like we need a trailer. The larger cargo area will come in handy. It is a highly functional and useful design for our lifestyle.
My test-drive with the roadster was amazing. Driving purely electric is a completely different and preferable driving experience for me. I feel the same amount of driving passion as I did the first time I sat in an M3. Never having to breathe in gasoline fumes at a gas station and being able to juice-up (am I the first person to say juice-up instead of tank-up?) from home are obvious and often repeated benefits as well. Lots of other reasons but the ones I listed were the major ones. I intend to keep this car at least as long as the BMW.
Why did you reserve?