Originally Posted by MyFutureSelfnMe
I think she's referring to the Model S, not the Roadster.
Actually the Model S worries me. I hope they can deliver all their promises. Some early adapter are selling their Roadsters already because they didn't follow through.
Here's some feedback I got about one for sale. He owned it for at least 6 months prior to selling.
"It was no one thing that swayed me. Basically there were a handful of little disappointments, some of which I could have anticipated, and some of which I couldn't. When I added it all up, I was enjoying the car, but I think it's going to depreciate a lot in the next six months -- if I saw it as a 5-10 year keeper, then it would make sense to hold it. But I was pretty sure within a year or two I would want something else, and I felt like now I could still get back all I put into it, and if I waited even 3-6 months that wouldn't be true. So I decided to sell it.
My main complaint is that it promised supercar performance but it doesn't deliver. In a very narrow category -- 20-60 mph acceleration, say, it's probably equivalent to a F430 or Gallardo. But in virtually every other category it is slightly to woefully short. I think in a best case it delivers bone-stock 997 equivalent performance, though it may be more accurate to say Boxster S equivalent.
Now, a 997 or Boxster S are great performance cars, so it's not to say it's not fun to drive -- it is. But it ain't a F430 either. And when they said Supercar performance, that's what I had in mind. And I think current owners are in a bit of denial -- when you email with them about this, they say "what do I care about 1 or 2 tenths" (in 0-60) -- but it's not one or two... it's ten or 11 tenths.
Other niggles: the interior sucks, it's so so small, ingress/egress, crap stereo, no interior storage, firmware bugs.
If you're really into owning the first great electric car, then it's an awesome keeper. But if you're looking for a performance car, you can get a ton more for your money. I probably wouldn't get it but take a Nissan GTR for example. Or a 1-2 year old 997 Turbo. Both would smoke the tesla and be 10x more comfortable doing it.
BTW the coolest thing about the tesla is the quiet performance... you can ride it hard around the city and because it's silent, no one gives you the stink eye!"