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To "reluctant/hesitant" wives. Intangibles

I've enjoyed reading many of the posts. I get a kick out of comments from 'excited' & 'eager' husbands saying the wives need some convincing. Here are some intangibles that may help.

My husband took delivery on 5/10/13. On 5/11/13, I heard words from him I have never heard during our 21 years of marriage. They were "Honey, do you need anything from the store?". That may be common place in your home, but for me, it was priceless. :-))

On 5/12/13, we drove 20 miles to pick up his (84&86y/o) parents & continued to drive another 30 miles to the family gathering for Mother's Day. During the trip he asks them for their favorite musicians, & the next thing you know we are listening to a trumpet player from the 40's. (The name escapes me). I look over to see my mother in law smiling, enjoying her kind of music instead of the popular songs she does not care for. (For those withouts their cars: you just say "play" & any artist or song name and it comes up). Funny how many people we ask...."what's your favorite song" & they can't think of one.

I read many nay-sayers complaining about price saying it's for the rich....etc. I'm sure many very wealthy families own one, but you may be surprised how many "average" families have one also. It's been said, but is worth repeating. This IS a game changer! I am not a "car" person, but this has me excited about what's in store for my children & grand kids! This is the Model T of our generation.

We chose to use some savings for this purchase, and we consider this an investment! It's very true that this car is NOT for everyone. But as for my family & I, we are VERY happy with our Red P85.

The car is almost 2 weeks old & has 2,000 miles on it. We've had lovely day trip drives to our little mountain town (Julian) for apple pie & ice cream. I realize we are still in the Tesla honeymoon phase, but it's been wonderful to spend more time together going places. Musk has been called many things....entrepreneur, visionary, genius....you can add marriage counselor to the list. HA. What we saved in therapy can help pay for the car. jk.

My husband works very hard and is a smart, wonderful provider for our family. This car is double what we've ever paid for a car and is WORTH the cost! This comes from a mom of 2 who shops for sales & watches out how we spend our money. We don't have a second home, we fly coach, you get the idea.

So that's my 2 cents of wisdom to other wives out there. Let your husbands reserve their Model S and after delivery come back and share what fun unexpected intangibles you got from it.

Happy Wife of ppape.

^ was to Jackie.

aj;
I would think the MS would be vastly simpler for her to drive.

Brian H true but when learning to fly one does not first take out a F15 ! lol It would be to powerful for her to learn on once she learns she could tackle it.

My wife has hated all of the cars I had owned over the last 13 years, including a few BMWs, a Mercedes, and even my Roadster (that is almost inexcusable). But after she drove in the S once or twice, her question was "when is the X coming out?"

We have a deposit on the X. She never complains about driving the S.

Contrary to what the oil industry fan club says, it's not just the geeks and greens who love this car.

aj;
The S behaves very well at low speed. Just use the goose pedal lightly. Learning tool: put a "stop" under the pedal so it only goes down half way! Clip the goose pedal's wings.

This thread is hilarious. As a wife who plunked down the deposit last May for the S, I keep joking to my husband that he needs to hit mid-life crisis already and let's finalize the order. Forget the purse console, and however you want to woman-it-up for your wives. This car is a beauty AND responsible. Keeping fingers crossed to get the car in a month or so...ladies, you will not regret your/your husband's purchase.

We were early adopters of EV (we were involved in the mini E tria) and early reservation holders of the model S so were familiar with EV technology. The car is a beauty and very easy to want to drive. The rule in our home is who is going the farthest distance for the day gets the model S. Guess who drives it more? :)

-deWife

Neither one of us wants to drive the other car... Solution: Taking delivery on another July 2. :)

@ ajamison
The Model S is a lot more user-friendly and should be easier for your wife to drive. There are minimal controls she would need to manipulate. No key or knobs to turn, steering can be adjusted with a tap on the screen, with active air suspension the height can be adjusted to get in/out easier, and there are devices out there can could make using the touch screen easier. Hopefully in the future Tesla (or other app developers) will create more voice commands.

My husband and I took delivery of our Blue 85 on Saturday at the Service Center. Love it!!!

We couldn't decide who should get to drive the S home and who should drive our other vehicle back, so we took a cab to the service center. We took turns driving our beauty home. The longest route possible. :-)

It is such a joy to drive this game changer of a vehicle.

brandtlings;
Today's the day! Let us know how the "doubling down" goes.

Brian;
Delivery over lunch!! Update at 1:00!

Good luck!

98837 @1021am

oops cross post.

Big grin! the + is definitely tighter, noisier (Not that I mind) and just as wonderful! Beautiful, love it in grey with grey wheels. Drove the white home and came back to work in the grey. Won't have time to do much driving around in it 'til later. May the grins never end! The wife will now have the grin too. ;)
I have to say the S was at least as much her idea as mine. I showed her the car in the fall and told her I wanted one but she pointed out we'd never spent that much on a car before and she wasn't entirely thrilled with spending that much now. Me, being an agreeable sort, not prone to arguing about small things left it there. A few months later she read an article about Musk in Discover magazine (I think) and informed me we need this car! I couldn't think of an argument against her logic, so I went along... She said "I know you're going to have to have the performance model. (being the agreeable sort) I of course went along. Now she will be driving the white, and I will be driving the grey. Sounds like a most agreeable arrangement that leaves everyone with grins!

brandtlings
It's such a nice way of you to agree to all of your wife's ideas! :)

grin


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