The spacious, high tech cabin is becoming a new room in my house and I have spent hours in it. Something I never did in my other cars in the cold garage. The Tesla heater works without an engine running which changes everything. Here are two examples from this weekend:
Saturday I woke up with a really sore back. I had to give my wife and her mom a lift to the manicurist. When I got home, I couldn't face the 3 flights of stairs up to our master bedroom where my little heating pad was, so I pushed my "Exit profile" for the seat memory, reclined the seat back a bit more, turned up the seat heater, set the cabin temp to 70 and enjoyed a nice therapeutic hour and a half relaxing, listening to music and heating my back. When I got out of the car I felt much, much better.
On Sunday my sister called to discuss some sensitive family stuff. I was on the first floor in my office but other members of the household were right above me at the top of a very open staircase so I had little privacy. I grabbed the phone and stepped into the garage, which is inside the first floor of our tall row home. When I entered the Tesla the phone call seamlessly moved to the hands free system and we talked for an hour with me in my warm, cozy, private car.
Away from home it's a great environment to hang out in too. I don't mind waiting for people while they go into stores or run errands. I can surf the net on the big display, do my email, make calls, or just relax. It hasn't happened yet, but I know that if I want to be undisturbed, I will have to hide the car in a remote corner of a lot or low foot traffic area. Otherwise, I'll be spending a lot of time talking Tesla with the curious and the faithful. So far, I have embraced every opportunity to spread the word and show off the car.