Submitted by MandL on Thu, 2013-05-09 12:02
I have been driving my Model S every day since the beginning of October. It's always fun to drive and with a few very minor exceptions always does exactly what it's supposed to. I almost never think about range anymore. Yes, there have been a few minor glitches here and there. But except for two they were fixed without any calls or visits to service because others were having them too and there was a software fix. The two that required hands on weren't serious enough to keep me from driving it while I worked out a convenient time to get it fixed, and were fixed competently and politely by a staff of new employees, learning all new tech.
Since this is the first car I've ever bought that cost more than $32K I don't have experience with "high-end" cars. I have owned several Japanese and Korean cars that I never had to do anything much more than change the oil on, so that colors my expectations. Maybe unfairly compared to a 7-series or the like. But given that this is the first car the company has really manufactured and it's unlike any other car made before in many ways, I guess it really is remarkable that I can type those first two sentences.
I read the forums and get caught up in complaining about little stuff sometimes, but rarely stop and just say how dependable and awesome it is as my only real mode of transportation. I love my Model S, and am very happy to be able to depend on it as a daily driver.