Got a chance to sit in and test drive several Model S units last night, and came away generally impressed and excited, but concerned about a few things.
1. Getting in and out of the car, it's impossible to avoid jamming you leg into the trim on the B/C pillars. Every Model S we saw showed the trim wearing off those areas due to repeated rubbing. It's quite uncomfortable. Have others noted this, and is there some strategy for mitigating?
2. When the steering wheel is extended a good ways (for those who have long legs and move the driver's seat way back), you can't get in or out of the car. To get out, you must return the steering wheel all the way forward. Does anyone know if you set the seat memory whether the car will automatically retract the steering wheel when you're ready to get out, then extend when you get in? Or at least a fast way to return the steering wheel to the dash (doing it manually with power assist takes like 6-8 seconds and is annoying).
3. Every car we sat in had differing seat heights. One, my head hit the ceiling. A later one had better head clearance, but sat high enough that I felt like windshield visibility was cut off at top. The test drive car had the best clearance and clearly sat lower for better feel and visibility. Do the production cars generally sit low enough for someone 6'3" to have headroom and see out the front window?