Are you going to let your teenager drive your Tesla? I'm letting my 16 year old son use it to drive to school occasionally, at night when he wants to go out, and during the weekend when I don't need it. Thoughts?
As powerful as the Model S is, it's also the safest thing you probably have in your driveway. From a safety standpoint, your kid will more likely walk away from a Model S crash.
All that said, still no way for at least another 6 years.
No problem with any of my children driving it, but the youngest is 37 and the oldest is nearly 46. No way would I let any teenager in the driver's seat.
Driving by themselves... very rarely. Supervised family trips... if they want to.
@Iph the ford mustang gt has a performance key that changes things in the engine, I'd imagine that would be very possible
My kids (19 & 22 - both boys) cannot drive it for the first year without me being in the car. I specifically emailed that information to my insurance agent hoping the insurance cost will be lower - at least in year 1. He has not responded yet.
I think it is the safest car, but just way too much of a temptation. It was said earlier, I'm not even sure I am old enough to drive this car. I would let my son drive if I was in the car. At 16-18 I would pull donuts in my camry. Funny story is my dad took the car in for servicing and the alignment was off. The mechanic said to my dad, your son must be driving drunk over curbs or something. My Dad was offended and strongly defended me "your talking about my SON", and to this day has no idea I was pulling high speed 180's in the parking lot.
Need a teen mode to go with the valet mode :)
All I know is; I would NEVER want to go through what the parents of Nikki Catsouras, had to. If their story isn't enough to never want your teen to drive your high-power sportcar, well... let's just put it this way, if your kid hits me in my car, I hope you have a few million in the bank, and Lloyds of London car insurance!
@murraypetera, and/or the cell phone app with speed monitoring and hopefully alert options!! "Greetings, your Signature Model S P85 has exceeded 80 MPH" of "It appears your Model S is aggressively accelerating from 0 MPH at every opportunity"
You have completley lost your mind if you think letting a child with a few months experience drive a high powered sports car at night is a good idea. You need to talk to your insurance agent to get the tables on accident statistics for that age bracket. Chances are in a year, your car won't be in very good shape.
Or talk to the cops to get their advice.
No, I don't think letting a teenager drive your Model S is a good idea, without you in the car.
even though it may be the safest car around, if he wrecks it, how long do you think it will take you to get it fixed?
I will let my son drive it, but they are 29 and 31!
the discussion of swappable batteries and the fact, that people say, they cannot swap it- it's to complicated within 5 miutes
Soon my MS will arrive... I just found out the right side of my current car has lots of scratches..
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