Now that the cars have a NHTSA rating, Tesla can offer test drives, correct? Any thoughts about when that will happen? There are many of us who would like to drive the car before committing to purchasing it.
I am Sig #550, so I should be getting "the call" in a few weeks. Unfortunately for me, it looks like I will either have to take a chance on buying a $100,000 car without driving it first, or deferring my purchase and dropping off the Sig list probably.
Before I bought my Audi A8, I test drove the BMW 7 series and the S-class Mercedes. All are premium luxury cars that cost close to $100,000, but I don't think I would have been happy living with the ride/feel of the Bimmer or the Mercedes for a long time. It's a personal preference thing. Nothing was wrong with the other cars - they just weren't that comfortable to me.
$100 grand is a lot to spend on anything that you don't absolutely love! Especially something that depreciates! I would like to hear when you think test drives will begin so the more "cautious" among us will feel we aren't taking a gamble that we will love to drive the car as much as we love to look at it.