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I am curious as to what type of people the reservation holders are. Let's share some personal information while we wait for our babies to come.
I am a 48 year old internist. I have been in practice in Gurnee Il for 20 years. Married, 2 teen boys. My hobby is building wooden ship models. I drive a Chevy Volt. Now you know!

40 yr old web technology specialist in Seattle area. Been sharing 2004 Lexus RX330... saving $ for my Model S :-) Planning to never buy another gas powered car. Love going to movies and traveling around the world - I'm from India and my wife is from Brazil.

43 yr old radiologist with wife of 13 years and 2 kids 12 and 9. Currently driving a 2011 Audi A6 and my wife is in a new Prius V. Looking forward to my S this summer and for years to come!

It's astounding to me reading how many people have practically brand new cars now and they're going to buy a Model S anyway. I've owned 3 cars in 22 years.

I have two cars. One is 36 years old and the other is 13 years old.

My car is 14 years old. Even my wife has been suggesting I buy a new car for the last 3 years, and I've been waiting for this technology. You can read more about it in my blog at http://teslarumors.com.

Thanks,
Max Mindel
http://teslarumors.com

According to R.L.Polk, U.S. buyers of new vehicles retain them for an average of 56.3 months (=4 years 8.3 months).
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/facts/2010_fotw622.html
Interestingly, this figure has been moving up steadily over time; in 2002, it was 48.4 months. Are cars getting better, or are people spending their money differently? (and remember, 2008 was mostly pre-recession.)

Work in high tech in Silicon Valley (5 minutes from Tesla Santana Row, and 20 mins from both Tesla HQ & the factory), manage engineers doing lots of "1.0" software products, so I have some empathy.

Amateur sports car junky (Mazda RX-7, Delorean DMC-12, Lotus Esprit V8, and BMW M3 is my lifetime car list) although I recently sold the M3, bought a very budget minded Ford Fiesta (after deciding the Volt just wasn't a good replacement for the Tesla). Plan on giving the Fiesta to my teenage soon next year, hopefully in August for my Tesla birthday present!

Hope I won't get too many Tesla speeding tickets, but have to have the perf option just so I can scare my brother in his Porsche 911 and WITHOUT GAS!

rdg;
See if you can get a passenger into your brother's car with a video camera to document his profanity the first time you leave him sucking ions.
>:)

I am a 61 year old tooth carpenter - also known as a dentist. I have been married for 32 years and have have two grown kids - both graduates of Auburn University - 2010 football champs. I drive a Lexus ES350 - probably the nicest car that I have ever owned. I will probably keep the Lexus for long trips.

42 Years old. Retired Navy...20 years in submarines. Married 16 years with 7 year old boy. Nuclear Instrumentation and Control Tech with 182000 miles on my Prius. Patiently waiting and saving for Model S. Antique Toyota Landcruiser enthusiast.

As per Volker's suggestion, let's revive this thread :)

I'm 40, married for 10 years and living in the Hamptons, where my wife and I have an Interior Design firm. We have 2 boys (6&9), 4 dogs and 2 cats. They may or may not be allowed in my Model S when it arrives this fall/winter!

Our current cars include a Land Rover Discovery (me), Range Rover (wife), and Suburban (kid transport, long car trips with lots of gear, and client installations). My mum will inherit my Discovery, and I'm hoping to talk me wife out of her Range Rover and into a Model X when the time comes. She's a bit of an EV skeptic (range anxiety/recharging practicality), but she's also a gear head (she owned a Corvette shortly before we met)...So I'm hoping some hand-on time in my Model S will convert her :)

58 Engineer for BIG OIL. 7 Kw solar panaels on the roof Grid Tied.
Retiring soon, or semi-retiring. Neither the Solar panels nor the Model S is an economic choice. Both are about My own version of fighting for survival of the country, and still living the good life.

I'm 53, married. My husband & I put 6kW of solar panels (Grid Tied system, break even point on our electric bill!)on our house four years ago. Sold my '69 Corvette to my brother-in-law last year, and been saving ever since to pay for this revolutionary car. We won't be at the break even point on our electric bill anymore, but still better than ga$oline!

Hi everyone,

I am a 32 year old network admin for a community college in Toronto, Canada. My wife and I enjoy being active and are rabid ecomentalists. We are looking forward to sticking it to "the man" (big oil) by very seldom burning another drop of gasoline in a car we own. (The wife will keep a beater for the times she plays hockey in Brampton. Otherwise all other Km's will be electric-driven.)

We're super early adopters and willing to live with most inconveniences in the name of environmentalism and early adoption.

To us the Model S will be a big reward for penny pinching for years and fuel my desire to drive a high performance sedan. (While keeping with our values, no less.)

I hope all of you enjoy your cars and stay safe.

I turn 60 in October - a former broadcast journalist (TV news anchor) turned television and communications executive in San Diego. Have driven multiple Mercedes - wife drives a Mini Cooper S. But I've always been a gear head - had a Dino 246 in my younger, wilder days. Looking to recreate that exhilaration in the next couple of months!
...and I definitely signed up for Model S because it's new, American technology that shows how well we can still innovate and create and manufacture (and inspire).

I am 30 yrs old and will celebrate my 10 wedding anniversary this winter. I have 2 boys (4yrs & 2yrs). I am an assistant principal at a high school in Oregon, after teaching science for 7 yrs; my wife is a nurse, which is how we are affording the car. I currently drive an 07 Honda element.

37 year old Emergency Medicine physician with an OBGYN wife. We are both hippie tree huggers at heart and are buying this car because we feel the need to put our money where our mouth is. For years, we have been saying that we will buy the first all electric vehicle that can carry a soccer carpool of kids and has reasonable range. How nice that it happens to be a luxury sports sedan! Go Tesla!! We have 2 kids, currently 3 and 6 years old.

Cheers to all.

57 yo radiation oncologist in GA driving an '05 545i purchased new with now 150k miles. Trying to talk my wife into reserving a Model X but she remains concerned about range anxiety. We are empty nesters with our daughter working at UW in Seattle and our son at Vandy. Also going solar at our residence so I will be driving on sunshine...

40 year old interventional radiologist. Currently driving a 2010 natural gas Honda civic to get me to work and back in Southern California carpool lane. The Tesla S will be a welcome upgrade.

50 year old public school teacher that has been dreaming about pure electric transportation for 40 years. I have a 4.5 kW grid tie solar, and a 50 MPH electric scooter. My utility company has (under) paid be for net generation for the last five years. It will be nice to zero kW out. I'm still figuring out how I'll pay for my Tesla when the wait is over late next Spring.

46 year old Design Manager in Austin, TX. Married - no kids, three Jack Russell terriers.

My current car is a 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible. Will take delivery of a Model S with 85 kWh battery pack in November or December.

53 hear old software engineer in Portland, OR. No kids. No wife. One cat.

Current car is a 13 year old Audi A4. Car before that was a 15 year old Toyota. I keep them a looong time.

Currently have a reservation for a 60 kWh with air suspension, pano roof, tech package, and studio sound system.

I'll probably have this car at least 10 years :)

I'm a 32 year old television editor in Los Angeles. Engaged to be married (Sept 23rd...so soon!) and just bought a house last December. Decided to put off putting down a deposit on a Model S for now, finishing the landscaping/deck/kitchen and paying for the wedding/honeymoon are more important at the moment - hard to predict my income when I'm jumping to a new show every 3 months. I drive a 2003 Nissan Sentra with 105k miles on it, my fiancee drives a '11 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen.

Hopefully by this time next year I'll have a bunch more saved up and feel good about making the Model S my next car. I think the ol' Nissan will hold up that long.

39 year old ER doctor living in South Florida. Almost 10 years married with two kids, 8 and 6.

'68 Camaro
'82 Corvette
'96 Accord (ugh, the worst)
'08 BMW 335i convertible

I am P#3820, and I am eagerly awaiting some more reviews from Model S owners before I sign my paperwork.

rmitchum;
Close enough for horseshoes. Sit on your finalization a few months till leasing comes out.

i am a 38 y.o. married for 10 years, 2 boys ( 8 and almost 4). Live on Staten Island, NY. Husband drives E63 Mercedes, i drive 2009 Toyota minivan! had VW toureg V8 for 4 years before it. Executive of an IT firm. Sig 382, just got the news that it is pushed back till Nov.

Early-40s-year-old kibitzing an important step to a better future (at least that's how I view Tesla's role in PEVs).
Computer programmer.
My main hobby is wasting time on sites like this.

I saw this great comment left at a Seeking Alpha article today...
"Vico Confino will turn 80 on March 11, 2013.
In 1978 I purchased a Toyota Carolla for $3,200 out the door. Since then I have owned a total of 19 Toyotas, trading up to the Camry when it first came out. Early last year I began researching electric autos like the Tesla. I ordered one for me and one for the wife (#2600 & #2601)
From what I had learned about Elon Musk and his vision of producing the finest EV, I followed his every move very closely. The naysayers were pounding away at how he would fail just like other visionaries.
I disagreed and bought Tesla stock. My vision was that by the time
my two sedans were ready for delivery my profits from the stock would cover at least the cost of one of the autos. Looks to me like
today's naysayers are the grandchildren of the naysayers who predicted that the auto would never replace the horse. If I am wrong gentlemen can I rent one of your horses.
Stay well, stay in shape, the car of the future is here.
Vico Confino"

After reading that, at 66 I feel like a kid on this forum! As for me I'm a retired software company VP. I've owned lots of cars and loved them all! Cars such as BMW 740IL, Corvette Z06, Porsche Boxster S, and now as a retired grandfather of 6 my daily drive is a Sienna Minivan fully outfitted with the requisite car seats! But the grandkids are growing up and so it's now time for another "mid-life crisis"!! It's just so much darn fun and how better to experience it at my age than in a Performance Model S!! P#1117 and can't wait!

I am a 68 year old, retired Psychology Professor, CSU, Sacramento, and we anticipate delivery of our Model S, probably performance version, July 2013 upon returning from a Fulbright Scholar appointment in Warsaw, Poland. We currently drive a 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, migrating to them as early adopters from our 2006 Prius and 2007 Camry Hybrid. I have been a "car addict" from childhood and my first new car was a special ordered 1969 Olds 442 upon leaving grad. school at Michigan State. Wife of 26+ years is a research biochemist at UC, Davis, no kids and we connected through our mutual interest in marathon running. Between us, we have finished over 300 official marathons and my wife has won a dozen around the world. We live in West Sacramento with a 5.5 kw Solar PV system and solar hot water system on our roof and all low water, natural plants around our house--no lawn. We are ZERO on actual electricity use cost with our solar PV system and charging both the Leaf and Volt, so I don't expect the Tesla S (which will replace the Leaf) to have any real impact in our electricity billing. I also expect to replace the Volt towards the end of 2013 most likely with the new BMW i3 (with range extender) or perhaps the Cadillac ELR?

I am 27, from Omaha, NE. I am a protection engineer (setting relays and automation in high voltage transmission substations and power plants) with the electric utility here. Married with a 4.5 month old son.
P#6972


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