Submitted by mark.nee on Fri, 2014-03-14 20:06
I am almost ready to take the plunge and have virtually built my car on the website numerous times. I keep getting hung up at the 60 vs. 80 KW model decision. I live and commute about 75 miles a day in horrible traffic (Metro DC/495 and 270). Apart from the obvious gas savings, I can drive in the HOV lane with a Tesla which literally will give me an extra 90 minutes a day at home.
I can admit that I want the 85 KW model just because it is bigger faster and more expensive...but is the 85 KW model really worth the extra money??? For the record....Even I can't rationalize the 85KW performance package when the average rush-hour speeds I see are accurately measured with a sundial. I also have several other cars for bad weather and long trips so those variables are not that critical in the decision.
Any helpful thoughts or comments would be appreciated.