My new Tesla has worked PERFECTLY every single day!

My new Tesla has worked PERFECTLY every single day!

Since forums of this nature tend to attract more problem reports than praise, I decided that I should post my experience.
My P85 Model S has been perfect in every way every day! I have owned dozens of cars in my lifetime. This car puts Lexus, Mercedes, BMW and Audi to shame.
Hats off to Tesla, the new benchmark of perfection in luxury sports sedans.

bigez1 | 1 aprile 2013
kingkoti | 1 aprile 2013


Day 8

Spyder34 | 1 aprile 2013

Agree. The S is awesome and similarly have no complaints.

jat | 1 aprile 2013

I have had one minor issue that was quickly fixed, but otherwise 3600 problem-free miles in 3 months.

jjs | 1 aprile 2013

2100 miles
Delivered January 6th, 2013

japaradis | 1 aprile 2013

1000 miles today. Flawless.

lolachampcar | 1 aprile 2013

+3K since Feb 6th. Perfect.

Dennis | 1 aprile 2013

4000+ giddy miles. | 1 aprile 2013

3500+ miles / Just put on the performance wheels today

Amagansett | 1 aprile 2013

1500 miles since March 16. Perfect.

paulehardy | 1 aprile 2013

1 week - early I know, but totally awesome so far!

My5bAby | 1 aprile 2013

15,500. Not a type O

It never gets old :-)

inverts | 1 aprile 2013

just 600 miles in a good week. Everything peachy and then some :-)

c2tb | 1 aprile 2013

jan 3 . no real problems. gonna download 4.3 tonight so we will see if I say the same tomorrow

RZitrin1 | 1 aprile 2013

Mine hasn't worked perfectly, and the Fremont center had to keep it in the shop for four days and figure out what was wrong - and wound up replacing the entire screen and related system.

But they were nice, I talked directly to the service manager, they got my an Enterprise rental at their expense, fixed the problem stayed late on a Friday night to let me pick it up, and it's worked since.

And EVERYTHING else about this car I love. I don't have the parcel shelf, haven't even heard about the pano roof cover, can't fit a spare tire in the front trunk, have inconveniently-placed cupholders and none in back, and IT DOESN'T MATTER.

Because this is the best and greatest car I've ever owned. Sig 85 VIN # 378.


eichtolu | 1 aprile 2013

Same here -- one month and 1,500 miles on the odometer and zero problems.

bjm | 1 aprile 2013

Picked up my car at the factory on Friday and drove to LA and back over the weekend. The factory tour (with 2000 employees and 100 robots and gleaming cars rolling off the line) makes you realize first hand what a remarkable feat Tesla has achieved. What an impressive group of people who have succeeded in applying the latest technology to produce a unique and addictive driving experience.

After only 4 days and 1000 miles, I cannot imagine driving any other car. I am happy to be an early adopter in this venture and put up with the inevitable glitches that can occur with any new technology.

Bravo Tesla!

trydesky | 1 aprile 2013

+1, for 6 weeks...well, one minor software glitch, but no biggie.

petero | 1 aprile 2013

2 months, 2,000 trouble free (s)miles. No problems, no complaints. I couldn't be happier.

Bill Tracey | 1 aprile 2013

17,000 GAS FREEEE Trouble Free ( Knock On Wood ) miles since Nov 5

noel.smyth | 1 aprile 2013

+1, 4500 wonderful, gas free miles here!

SD Supercharger | 1 aprile 2013

1200 perfect miles, but ---I can't shake this stupid grin off my face. Charging 1 time per week - thinking I don't need the HPWC. Averaging about 320 wH/mile and this includes some heavy footing on the P85 accelerator. What an amazing car.

JOHN HOLLINGSWORTH | 1 aprile 2013

3 months, 1500 miles and not a single problem. My S is currently at 4.3 the .40 level with no issues.

Xerogas | 1 aprile 2013


Have you had your first 12,500 mile service yet? What was it like?

XrstalLens | 1 aprile 2013

Passed 4,500 miles last week, and the only real problem I've had with it was when I lost one of the keys in the frunk for 6 weeks before finding it. During that time the handles behaved very strangely (go figure!) ;-).

gagliardilou | 1 aprile 2013

5000 plus miles and absolutely perfect!! If I could pick any car in the world to drive daily, my model s signature would be it!!!!!!!

Captain_Zap | 1 aprile 2013

4 Months
4500 Miles

village33 | 1 aprile 2013

+1, 1200mi, 1mo, basically perfect.

DJay | 1 aprile 2013

+1 perfect and fun for the first 2,500 miles over the last two months.

Azdcmoney | 1 aprile 2013

2,500 miles , 4 months not even a minor glitch!

mwojcie | 1 aprile 2013

+1 3 weeks and 1,500 miles and no problems! Best car in the world! and now the company is profitable and my stock went up - what more could I ask for - nothing!

KevinR - how does the car handle with the new wheels? I have the 19" right now and waiting for my 21" to be delivered and swaped.

Getting Amped Again | 1 aprile 2013

1600 miles, no problems! What's crazy is that you can drive like Mario Andretti and it costs $50/1000 miles versus $45/1000 to drive like Granny Clampett! WE WILL ALL GET SPEEDING TICKETS WITHIN ONE YEAR.

diegoPasadena | 1 aprile 2013

Thanks for that!
1600 miles - no troubles, no gas. Just a big smile.

andykeller | 2 aprile 2013

2500 miles in under 4 weeks and no issues. Amazing car.

David M. | 2 aprile 2013

Car is running perfectly. 3+ months, and 3,500 miles.
Recently received my parcel shelf.

dstiavnicky | 2 aprile 2013

Perfect in every way. After two weeks my wife has decided she wants to take it to work (after much pressure from co-workers to see it). At least I know I can trust the car completely...

Mark2131@CA-US | 2 aprile 2013

3 months and 4800 miles. Just sold off the old ICE.

1 speeding ticket

Car is currently in the shop for after getting rear ended. Now driving a rental POS.
Wow, do I miss my Tesla!

It's not until you go back to an ICE do you realize what a different (and better) driving experience the Tesla offers. This car has restored my faith in American ingenuity. Hat's off to the entire Tesla team for what they've accomplished. It truly is history in the making.

stosh3 | 2 aprile 2013

Mine arrived last night! Was detailed and covered. Due Bill was parcel shelf and CF spoiler. As luck would have it my HPWC arrived last Friday and is being installed this morning which is a good thing because it only arrived with 28 miles of charge. Doors require a little more effort than my BMW to close which I'll get used to but other than that I'm very happy.

Everything else looks and works great. Can't wait to start driving it! Right now I just check the app every 15 min it seems....


jat | 2 aprile 2013

@Mark2131 - what, someone was able to catch you from behind? :)

reitmanr | 2 aprile 2013

3000 miles of smiles over 3 months.
one supercharger connection repair
else awesome
its hard to drive our ice cars now
must sell one of them soon

DickB | 2 aprile 2013

Over 3000 miles with no problems.

GLO | 2 aprile 2013

MOre than 4,100 miles and lover it more each day! Model X is next for me. We have to take turns as no one wants to drive the gas guzzler!

GLO | 2 aprile 2013

@Got Amped

Our house has a speeding ticket "fund" now as we are planning on each getting one. Glad my driving record is clean at the moment as it won't be for long. It will probably be worth the price as the car is that much fun to drive...

Vic M | 2 aprile 2013

9,500 miles so far, and though not totally perfect, certainly better than any other car by a landslide. Sitting in other vehicles is deeply disappointing: the buttons, the noise, the fumes, no longer for me!!

kishdude | 2 aprile 2013

4 months, 3500 miles and still trying to find excuses to drive it more.

SedonaEd | 2 aprile 2013

I have 700 miles on my 85Performance and it's been a flawless pleasure to drive. No issues at all. I've had some tech questions that were quickly and ably answered by Tesla Customer Service. I remarked to someone yesterday that this is probably the best made car i have ever ridden in. Our other two cars are a late model Mercedes SUV and a late model Jaguar XK Coupe.

Michael Emrich | 2 aprile 2013

VIN: S00961, delivered on 11/26/201", 6,700 miles: FLAWLESS!

Michael Emrich | 2 aprile 2013

Correction: delivered on 11/26/2012. Still flawless!

clr4option | 2 aprile 2013


8000mi and running like a dream.