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Where to hang your dry cleaning? Or a suit coat?

I get that the design theme in the car is simplicity, but for most of us this car will be a daily driver. I've asked a few different product specialists this question and they had no answer. There are no handles on the ceiling and there is no clip to hold a coat or dry cleaning. Most luxury cars have a clip that folds up into the ceiling when not in use. That way it's out of sight and it would fit the design theme of the Model S. To not have this in a luxury car is befuddling. Did they overlook this little-used feature or do they expect I will have someone else get my dry cleaning for me? Where to hang my coat when wearing a suit? A few have suggested to lay the dry cleaning down in the trunk but because of the plastic bags they will slide around and get wrinkled by the time I get home. 1 product specialist in the store showed me a gap where the roof liner meets the window that you could slide a hanger into. Well, that doesn't work if you have 10 shirts you are transporting.

Has anyone else looked into this or are there planned changes coming? I've still got about 7 or 8 months to wait for delivery so I'm hoping this will be addressed by then.

How about the frunk? It's fairly large, and you could hook your clothing from the rear net (thus it would be flat, and wouldn't move around much, or get wrinkled). Or, you could just lay it in the rear hatchback (a suit jacket would lay complete flat in the back no problem).

Either way, it's much safer not having your clothing blocking your side-rear view, and clothing is a hell of a lot cheaper than having to fix your crashed Model S.

@TikiMan = I tend to agree with you regarding hanging things, BUT, for those of us a bit physically challenged (or simply getting older and stiffer, including passengers), grab handles on the roof over the doors would seem to be essential. I use these quite regularly on my present car. Even cheap daily drivers gave them. Tesla really does need to do a deep rethink of the interior from many aspects, most of which have been covered in other threads, so i won't repeat them here. Grab handles most definitely should be part of the first interior revision.

Yea hard to believe tat feature left out, it's not even a luxury car feature as my 03 base accord has it. I'm thinking ill hang them on the top of the window and raise it up to top. At least when not raining.

@TikiMan - I hang my dry cleaning and coats on the driver's side so there is no obstruction. Lying the clothes in the trunk would wrinkle them even under a net - certainly a suit coat would wrinkle.

Noel - that's a good idea but too bad we would have to resort to that. Plus it would look stupid driving down the road. Also, it still doesn't solve the suit coat problem. (I know, no one in Silicon Valley wears a suit - but most of their customer base is not in Silicon Valley.) Given the demographic of a $100k car buyer, many will be wearing business suits.

dborn,

Yes, I can see your point. I would imagin it will be something that will be added later in production. There are a variety of small things that the current Model S could use still, however, I am chalking it up to being a early adapter (small price to pay for everything else this car can do that no one else's can).

Nah, they're just anti-religious, so they don't like Jesus handles!
>:(

Many people find Jesus in fast cars ;-)

Some owners have reported hanging dry cleaning from the pano roof crossbar cover. I haven't tried that yet.

You misunderstood the frunk suggestion: there's a vertical net separating the main part from a smaller aft bay. If you hang your suit coat from the top of the netting it will perhaps lie flat in the forward part of the frunk and not slide around much. Seems a little iffy to me but, again, I haven't tried it.

The lack of grab handles above the side windows is clearly a miss on Tesl's part.

Although it's been debated here ad nauseous, it does appear the designers of Model S put form over function. That would explain the lack of rear seat hooks for dry cleaning, Jesus handles, console storage, lighted sun visor vanity mirrors, truly usable front seat cup holders and arm rest, built in rear seat arm rests and cup holders, forward quadrant charge port and a host of other convenience features commonly found in premium vehicles in this class. But, it is what it is. The automotive press doesn't seem to be concerned as they award Model S their car of the year. Some early adopters grumble, but accept it because the WOW factor in the exterior design, performance and gee whiz electronics more than make up for it. The beat goes on.

steven,

1. The designers were European and European designers always design more spartan cars.

2. A number of the items you mentioned lower the safety rating. Safety rating was right up there with performance as being important in the design.

3. Some of the items were just not do-able given the time and budgetary constraints.

Jerry3, for your point 1 good example is those cupholders. I'm pretty sure that car initially didn't have any and in their place were small hidden storages and someone native US told the designers that "we need cupholders" that is why they are in so odd place.

When the first thread about cupholders appeared here I thought it was a joke, but no you Americans seem to take cupholders seriously. I would be happy with no cupholders and small storage space in their place for small stuff. In fact I would like to see that as option (small storage in place of cupholders) in European models.

Timo,

I don't doubt you're correct in your assessment, although I understand that the placement of cupholders can affect the safety ratings.

Timo,

Unlike Europeans, North American folks tend to live in their cars. Some of this has to do with the distances traveled. 800 miles in North America isn't all that far. In Europe that distance gets you into another country (most of the time).

Another reason is the differences in driver training. In North America it's just about zero. More-or-less if you know where the steering wheel, brake pedal, and accelerator pedal is and in addition can distinguish light from dark, you're qualified to get a license.

And a third is that public transit hasn't been ruined in Europe the way it has in North America.

jerry3,

I believe an American's right to drive without training is guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment.

DouglasR,

LOL

It's kind of funny, however, a friend of mine is buying the new Lamborghini Aventador, and his friends keep asking him if it has cup holders, etc. His responce... "What? Are you stupid, why would Lamborgini do that?"

Simple solution for coat hook to use for dry cleaning etc:
I know this may sound odd for having spent $110K on a car, and then having to "jimmy-rig" a solution to the absent coat hooks, but here it is:
It can be easily removed when there is a rear seat passenger, and it costs 25¢ (4 for 99¢ at the "99 cent store") The "over the door" hook, as it is called, slots into the back of the middle rear seat belt mechanism.
Photos at:
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/21999-Simple-solution-for-...

@bdukov - Thanks for posting. I've had my car for 6 months and I'm still amazed that this little feature hasn't been installed by now. I have a pano roof and I've been hanging my dry cleaning in the corner of the metal bar that runs sideways across the roof of the car. It's not perfect but tends to work even for multiple hangers. Still nowhere to hang a suit coat so I've been laying that on the rear seat.

This is why no one should ever wear suits.

Don't you guys know that MS is designed in California where no engineers wear suits?

@bdukov- Thanks for the tip. Works better than just laying clothes on the seat or the trunk floor. Keeps them from sliding around.

this is the only car in the world doesn't one. Bad design


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