Submitted by shop on Sun, 2013-09-29 20:12
So my wife gets all the kids ready to go the football game ... into her SUV instead of my Tesla "because it's bigger" (Infiniti QX56). I offer to drive it out of a sudden masochistic urge. It took me a while to get used to riding the brake all the time. And if you're in a hurry, you're constantly flipping back and forth between the gas pedal and the brake pedal. On the freeway, I tried once to slip into a spot - gave it gas, nothing happened. Gave it more gas, nothing happened. Gave it even more, the transmission finally kicked down a gear, and the car grudgingly moved forward. Meanwhile I had cut off the guy behind me (Sorry!). We got near the game and ended up in a 1.5 hour traffic jam. That's when I noticed we had very little gas left in the tank. We did make it, but I had to gas up on the way back ($100, gotta love CA pricing!). Getting back to the car, I was thinking how nice it would have been to turn on the AC before I got into the car in the hot parking lot.