One of the hardest things in life is to have enormous expectations for something, because it almost inevitably leads to disappointment. A better motto is ‘underpromise, overperform.”
That was impossible for the Tesla Model S at the outset. It came, at least to me, with the burden of enormous expectations weighting it. With that backdrop, I’d like the offer the following lists 7 days into driving the thang.
What do I like even more than I expected?
The blue color. EXTREMELY beautiful. Elegant. Mature.
The interior design. LOVE IT. The ‘simple black dress’ exemplified in a car interior. For my $, you nailed it Franz.
The touch screen interface. Better than an iPad. That should tell you all you need to know.
The graphics – touchscreen, displays, etc. 9.8 from the American judge.
Charging the car – even that interface is a friendship between simplicity, functionality, beauty.
Rear View Mirror – OK, not a biggie for me, but at least half a dozen people have relarked how much they love it.
Visors – Don’t need to be any bigger.
Rock Star Status – People are into this car!
Shhhhhh – The quiet.
What essentilly meets my (high) expectations?
Seats – comfortable, adjustable, could use more side bolstering.
What could be improved?
Front passenger door handle – works 2/3 of the time on my car.
Frunk latching – Should be automatic with Tech Package.
Size – I wish the car were 4″-6″ smaller in length and width.
Front license plate integration – Muffed punt, not really excusable.