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most under rated aspect of the S.

The wide angle rear view camera that works while you we driving. Lately I've had it on and I have to say, I think it beats the mirrors and the whole look over you shoulder thing. Looking toward the rear quarter panel when I'm moving forward at high rates of speed isn't a comfortable action for me. But that rear camera does it awesome! You can see essentially 180 degree off your rear bumper and see if there is a car there and whether it is behind the bumper enough for you to make a clean lane change.
I know a lot of people laugh that it can be on when you drive, but it really helps! Try it.

I do the same. I would love it even more, if possible, if I could add the rear view display to the dash next to the speedometer.

I agree about the rear HD cam and use it all the time! Another I think is the braking on the Model S is also phenomenal! Man, I can say I have tested the limits of my Model S breaks a few times and it's amazing how quickly it can stop or slow down from the velocity it can generate. She can move super fast but stop even faster it feels like!

Yeah, my gtech shows forward acceleration of about .75g, braking at limit is around 1g. It truly is amazing when you factor in its 4700lb weight. I pull those similar numbers in my mustang, but it only weighs 2900! The S is awesome! Kudos to Tesla.

Has anyone figured out a good way to keep the camera functional in the rain? I did a test drive while it was raining, and the rear view was a blurry mess. Would RainX or similar be a good idea? Any way to protect the camera better?

I'm planning to try RainX, but here in Austin we're in the midst of an historic drought, so rain is rarely an issue!

Although I like to keep the rear camera on the lower part of the center screen while I am driving, I have to constantly remind myself that the distance of a car behind mine is actually more closer than it appears in the camera. I do not know if other MS drivers have the same feeling?

Rain x works! I use that stuff like its goin out of style. I never use the wipers. I had the same issue first time in the rain. I felt silly buffing that little lens the first time. If you haven't used rain x yet, you'll be amazed. I have the piano roof so I use it on the entire top half of the car. Comes out of the rain like it was never wet! Just have to clean bottom part of the car.

LOL, piano roof... that would be tough to keep clean in the rain...
Brain, a little help!

B r i a n. There! I'm done for the day.

I like to use the rear camera as an added safety measure for the blind spot but sometimes the camera's image lies on top of my menu items at the top of the screen. Swapping the image to the bottom sometimes confuses things more. I know that they were working on that with the firmware updates.

Side note. IMO, one of the most under rated features of the Model S is related to the door handles. I haven't broken a fingernail since I got the Model S.

Most underrated is NOT having to worry when and where you are going to have to gas up all but one or two days a year for most people since you leave every morning with a full charge. I hated having to sometimes leave about 5 mins early for work and stand out in the cold or rain clutching that filthy pump handle and get charged close to $50. Its the 'can I wait until after work to go to the gas station anxiety'.

Excellent point write.mikeadams

I used to glance down at that guage and curse at least once a week as I tried to get somewhere in a hurry.

I stopped at a station on a road trip to stretch the dog's legs. I forgot how filthy those places are.

That is another under rated feature! With the new phone application I can leave the dog in the car with the AC or heat on!

If "neverwet" ever becomes an actual purchasable product... that is what I would probably use. It will definitely keep water off the lens.

Good one, write! I avoid rush time at the pump at all costs. I hate the musical pump game. My wife agrees with your filthy pump handle reference. She's a germ o phobe and HATES touching that thing. Always washes her hands after she fills up with gas.

I think the most underrated part of my Model S is the 1-pedal driving. Due to the use of regenerative braking, I rarely use my brake pedal. It's wonderful. When I drive my wife's ice, I no longer like the coasting. What a waste of energy to use the brake all the time! So for me it's the 1-pedal driving.

I have a stupid question (prompted above) and should know this after a month, but how do you get other things besides nav on the left side of the speedometer? I see online pictures of media display, etc., but can't figure it out. I can change what the right side does just fine...

This is so embarrassing - I feel like my mother who can't use her TIVO...

Nav shows up automagically when you have a destination set, otherwise it doesn't' come up as an option on the H.U.D. by default

P Dave. Push the left scroll wheel in and spin it to change left display. Works same as the right.

For the germ-phobes, if you have to grip a gas pump again, a paper towel wraps neatly around the grip and trigger.

Most underrated feature I think are the cupholders. ; )

We don't need no stinkin' cupholders.

Hang on. We are going for a RIDE!

I hate using the brake in my wife's ICE! The regen braking is a most underrated value!

Wish they would allow the rear view camera as an option for the left or right side of the dashboard...

Most underrated feature - Tesla's commitment to provide periodic updates to the software - what we have today, while usable, is pretty basic in a number of areas - and will only get better as they continue to add more capabilities and improve what's there today (such as the navigation and audio systems).

Most underrated feature for me is the looks of the car!

It's amazing the number of people that stop me to ask what kind of car it is, because they've never seen a car so beautiful. 99% have no idea that the most beautiful aspect of the car has nothing to do with the looks.

Cupholders!!! Are you kidding me.... Cupholders!!

With this kind of torque, cups would be spilling their contents.

At a BMW plant tour a couple years ago, questions were asked about BMW's bad (cheap) design and placement of the cupholders.

They simply stated that they were installed as an afterthought because of Americans demands. In Germany, attention has to be paid to the road due to high speeds. Drinking would divert that attention.

We don't need no stupid cupholders!!! We need a built in Keurig!!!

Post photos of your DIY Keurig install. When you get around to it. ;)

+1 bp

Gee, I am taking so many amenities for granted now that I have had the car for a few months.

@ hsadler

You got it! The fuzz about cup holder must be a US thing. Food and drink is not for the car.

In the US we don't take the time to sit down and enjoy a beverage.

@Brian H.
hsadler, not headler. You are getting older...

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