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The Ultimate Electric Driving Machine by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/02/2013. Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I received my 2013 Tesla Model S mid-size battery with supercharging option and it has been an amazing experience! I highly recommend everyone to go see these new all-electric vehicles at a shopping mall near you. I'm getting a consistent range of over 220 miles per battery charge, not being overly conservative and punching it every now and then, and this is plenty to get around Orange County and Southern California. I drive about 50 miles to and from work everyday, along with occassional trips to the supermarket and such, and I'm able to use it for 4 full days before plugging it in. Tesla recommends I recharge everyday in my garage, but I wanted to test its limits initially. Very impressed!
Cons: A little more planning was needed when I took a weekend roadtrip to San Francisco, especially since this is the mid-size battery version. In the end, I was able to use the Tesla supercharging stations to fill up for free within 45 minutes and the hotel I stayed in San Francisco had free charging for electric vehicles, albeit slower than the supercharging stations but I left it charging overnight. In the end, the entire trip did not cost me a single penny in electricity except the wear and tear on my tires, but some additonal planning is needed to hit the supercharging stations and other public charging spots.
Overall review: The future is here!! As battery capacity improves, I see this technology being the de facto standard. I remember back when I was a kid and I was purchasing my first PC. The computer salesman told me that I had two options... the 20 MB hard drive and the 40 MB hard drive. He recommended that I get the 40 MB hard drive and that would be plenty of digital storage to last me a lifetime!! Well times have changed, and we now have hard drives in the hundreds of GBs and we're now getting into Terra Bytes! As battery technology improves, I see electric vehicles using Tesla's technology surpassing gas-powered and hybrid cars with much greater range. Even the ability to recharge quickly will vastly improve with time. Remember this is only first generation! The wave of the future has started!
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My Hybrid by Jaguar oner from stl on 11/28/2012. Trim: 2012 Tesla Model S Signature, Owned less than 1 year.
Overall review: It's an amazing hybrid!
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This car can start the revolution from gas to electric cars. It's here now by Marshall on 12/08/2012. Trim: 2012 Tesla Model S Signature Performance, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: This is a pure electric vehicle, not a hybrid. I have the signature performance S. It is very fast with no delay. When you hit the accelerator..wow... Great handling on curves. Very comfortable and easy to drive. I get a lot of positive feed back for people when they see the car.
Cons: No high speed, Tesla super chargers near me (yet). There are super charging stations in California. You can get a slow charge though from many places, including many hotels. Just download the free apps: Recargo and PlugShare to find the chargers near you. I would not plan on a trip over 200 miles without knowing where I was going to charge up.
Overall review: This is a beautiful, high performance car without compromise. The 1st of its kind.
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THIS IS A TRUE DREAM CAR! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 12/19/2012. Trim: 2012 Tesla Model S Performance.
Pros: Words cannot express. This is an amazing car. It is also proof that the American auto industry is not done yet. I cannot wait to buy my Tesla Model S (Performance edition)
Cons: Just wish there were Tesla Supercharging stations in my area. But I am sure they are coming soon.
Overall review: JUST AN AMAZING CAR!!! LOVE THIS MACHINE. THIS CAR IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE ON THE TOP OF MY LIST! I DID A PROJECT ON THIS CAR IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND I WAS HOOKED! I CANNOT WAIT TO GET THIS AMAZING MACHINE. WELL DESERVING AS MOTOR TREND'S 2013 CAR OF THE YEAR! TESLA ROCKS!!
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The car that sets standards,. by Markus, Mercer Island WA on 01/14/2013. Trim: 2012 Tesla Model S Performance.
Pros: As European I like to drive performance cars through curving roads. As I tested the performance version tesla can only say that the car has more power than chassy can handle. It drives absolutely amazing but something for enthusiasticdriver to get used. As I am very big fan of tip-tronic transmissions and use downshifting to control my traction through the curves. For a test drive around Mercer Island, I was little hesitant to push the car through the turns like I would with tip-tronic cars. To offset the that control I was put in a high regenerative mode that slows down the car faster without applying breaks which gave me little more feel through the turns.
Cons: It does have a fish tail affect when you hit the pedal but recovers nicely. Since this was a performance version I don't believe this issue will be in models below. AWD in next version of X models will definetly prevent fish tailing.
Overall review: Absolutely fantastic.
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