I just rode in a Tesla S. Interesting to ride ...
by Rocksteady74 (2012-12-15 18:15:48)
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... in a car with zero engine noise.


Tell your friend to be sure that he is vigilant about
by LocalSubAlum  (2012-12-16 10:02:05)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

never letting the battery fully discharge, or it will cost him about $40,000 for an new battery.


My truck has chunks of cars like that in its exhaust *
by 84david  (2012-12-16 09:02:25)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I drive a Nissan LEAF
by faustfever  (2012-12-16 08:36:14)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I love driving an EV. I hope to graduate to a Tesla S at some point.

Got rid of my SUV (16-18mpg) and leased the Leaf. Saving about $300 in gas per month. Plus, my monthly payment went down $120.

Pretty sweet deal. I doubt people driving a Tesla S are concerned about saving money on gas, but it is a benefit.


The low end model of the S is not horribly expensive.
by Wooderson  (2012-12-16 08:58:33)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Add i nthe tax break, and it's not a horrible purchase. something like 50K. The gas savings would pay it off in roughly 5-6 years or so, I'd imagine.


$1000 a month in gas?
by Tenn_subway  (2012-12-16 09:11:12)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I don't think you could cost justify that car on gas savings. I have a 50 mile round trip commute and take frequent trips out of town. I typically put 25k miles a year on a V8 that requires premium gas. I still only put 3500 on my gas card last year.


My co-worker got one a few weeks ago.
by wooderson  (2012-12-15 20:55:46)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

It has some nasty acceleration. And it is well appointed inside. Could've used a middle console storage space, though.


There's a pretty long wait list to buy one...
by nd94e  (2012-12-15 18:31:31)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

...refundable deposit required. I'm pretty far down the list but it's the only all-electric vehicle with reasonable range (>200 miles) on the market. Would be interested in hearing a little more about your experience.


I can't tell you much. My friend who bought one...
by Rocksteady74  (2012-12-15 23:14:18)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

... is an electrical engineer by training, and a successful businessman. He researched it and bought it. I just rode in it for a while. I didn't even drive it.


they designed it with you in mind.....
by abqgant  (2012-12-15 18:24:41)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

one's appreciation of music shouldn't be affected by incidental sound of any type.

I say buy one.


I'm not planning to buy one, or any car that ...
by Rocksteady74  (2012-12-15 22:10:13)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

... costs that much (although I am in a market for a car). But a friend bought one and brought it over. I was happy to take a brief tour of the neighborhood in it.


A car's engine is music unto itself.
by LocalSubAlum  (2012-12-15 18:26:45)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Especially if it is a big block V8 with a dual exhaust.


Even small block V8s (esp Ford 302) have a great sound. *
by Mr Wednesday  (2012-12-16 21:06:29)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I liked the old V8 engine. The new ones insist upon itself *
by jt  (2012-12-15 18:27:49)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


What? *
by Porpoiseboy  (2012-12-15 18:32:44)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


He meant for all intensive porpoises. *
by Papa November  (2012-12-15 19:47:34)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


What does that even mean? *
by Porpoiseboy  (2012-12-15 19:48:40)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Never question Bruce Dickenson! *
by jt  (2012-12-15 21:02:36)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


now you're talkin *
by abqgant  (2012-12-15 18:27:12)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


did it have a lot of signs?
by jt  (2012-12-15 18:24:32)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

blocking up the scenery
breaking your mind
do this don't do that
can't you read the sign?


Let me guess - you're under 40? *
by Ryno  (2012-12-15 18:46:14)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


yes, but I am aware of the original *
by jt  (2012-12-15 18:48:36)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


This is their best though
by Irish88  (2012-12-15 20:19:47)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I'm partial to Modern Day Cowboy.
by NDBass  (2012-12-15 21:18:15)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Especially with YouTube comments like this:

"Tesla gave ac patents to Westinghouse who was forced to give to jp Morgan who turned Edison electric into General Electric . And´╗┐ this song is still great 27 yrs later"


The USA, the USA, son!!!
by Giggity_Giggity  (2012-12-15 22:02:13)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Yeah. I know it says "the USSR." But I like my version better.


better run for cover---'CAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE RAIN AGAIN! *
by jt  (2012-12-15 21:06:42)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


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