Submitted by johncrab on Wed, 2014-06-18 10:57
My Model S had been on order for a month. My mother had been on the website, had seen videos but wanted to know more about the car I was buying. So we went to the Tesla store. She walked around and looked in the back and the frunk. She sat in it, adjusted the seat, looked around the interior, used the touchscreen. Without even driving it her impressions were:
This car just feels good. It feels solid.
The seat fits. I don't feel like I'm sitting in a hole.
I can see out!
It's not covered with two hundred (expletive) buttons!
Information in front of me is relevant to driving.
I like the way the sunroof opens.
The look is luxurious without looking like an antique furniture store threw up in a whorehouse.
It's modern...no, it LOOKS like the future.
This car inspires confidence.
Her final summary was: "For what this car is, it's a bargain. I may have to get one of these too. Glad you didn't buy another (expletive) Mercedes."
For the record, she's 83. Her first car had a rumble seat. She once terrorized the village in a hopped up '57 Chevy. She has driven the Autobahns of Germany. She's unique but knows a good car when she sees one.