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Tesla Model S Saloon 2014‑2016(5 reviews)
Think twice and them some
Tesla Model S
Wilf | 8th February '17
Lots of positive reviews about this car.
What you don't read and makes the car difficult to live with is the unnecessary lack of storage space inside the cabin.
No door pockets, or storage pouches at the back of the front seats for documents, sweets, sunglasses, change.
Boot space isn't as spacious as some rivals, although the frunk helps out a bit.
You can get after market storage console which extends the arm rest.
Difficult also to get in and out of due to large sills for those less agile.
Headroom is not brilliant with the sunroof, although this is a common problem with many cars.
Drinks holder is in the wrong place and hard not to spill drinks.
Goes like an express train and throws you back in your seat, which gives a thrill. Really will take your breath away. Charging is easy and range is very good.
Love the large display in the dash which surprised me because initially didn't like it one bit.
Heated rear seats are controlled by those in the front which doesn't make sense. A cause for lots of requests to turn up / turn down / turn off / turn on - you get the idea.
The Google sat nav view is excellent and should be on every car.
Driver comfort from the heated seats, heated steering wheel, retractable door handles, reading lights in the rear, audio and technology on the car is without fault.
The ride and noise level on the standard setup is not as whisper quiet and smooth as some rivals.
Something to aspire to buy if you win big but prices are artificially high. I expect they'll come down when more second hand examples become available.
Great marketing by Tesla but it's a bit like the emperor with no clothes.
Think twice, and then once again before committing.
This is the future
Tesla Model S
PetrolHeadDave | 18th October '16
I have owned, Range Rovers, BMWs (incl a 7 Series) and Jaguars. This is biggest step change in automotive history since the internal combustion engine was mated to a horseless carriage. This is a bold statement, let me justify:
1) It is the 1st elec car that is desirable as a car.
2) It is utterly silent up to Motorway speeds, thereafter there is some wind noise
3) Software updates means the car is getting better all the time.
4) Acceleration is instant and throws you back into your seat.
5) Range is 250+ miles and the Elec is free at Superchargers.
6) Tesla superchargers mean you can charge the car faster than you can order and drink a coffee at Starbucks (80% in 20 mins).
7) Everytime I get up in the morning, the car has magically refueled itself and is ready for another 250 miles.
8) Whilst eating my cornflakes I can activate the heating & cooling without running the engine so the car is at the right temperature for me.
9) Mine is the 7 seater (although 2 are only children's seats).
10) Voice controlled spotify entertains everyone on long journeys.
11) Autopilot is amazing. It steers, brakes and accelerates on Motorways and dual carriageways to assist you. (You are still in control).
12) It has a boot at the front - "frunk" - There is no engine so there is extra secure space
13) There is an 8 year unlimited mileage warranty on the battery and drivetrain.
I don't work for Tesla.
Tesla Model S
NoLimits | 25th January '16
Took a test drive a while back and ordered one (Model S 85D) almost immediately as I was that impressed.
Have been concerned ever since that Imight have been rash and made a huge mistake. A history of performance petrol cars AMG, RS5 and the like - what had I done?
Car delivered and I could not be more delighted with it.
Not a single squeak or rattle, goes like a scalded cat, really massively real world faster than its petrol equivalents as there is no shuffling of gears before it gets going and is ahem electric off the line, handles better than you could possilby expect (okay it's not a Lotus but blitzes the competition as its centre of gravity is so low). The tech is just superbly implemented, google maps with the traffic layer available all the time = no more unexpected jams, and barely a button in sight, just clean elegant lines, and so quiet.
Then a software update arrived with the next version of Tesla;s Autopilot. Fun, great fun and actually a really nice feature too.
Do get the Next Gen seats, the autopilot, do ask yourself if you need the P and whether it is worth the extra for the 90 over the 85. Dont get the 70 unless you really are only ever doing short journeys, dont worry about the 21 inch wheel ride quality - it is fine and not harsh at all, though of course 19s will be softer.
Get up in the morning - use the app to pre-heat the car, drive around all day 180 miles easy on a single 90% charge, would certianly do 200+ miles on a 100% "range" charge though I've never needed to, so long as not too cold outside which will cause the heater to knock the range some, get home plug it in the garage - full "tank" for <�5 overnight.
Fuel station? Nope not missing them one bit.
Tesla Model S 70D
Tesla Model S
msghafoor | 25th October '15
Purchased this car a week ago, so I have only covered 700 miles.
So far it has lived up to expectations. Distance gauge is fairly accurate. I opted for the "next generation " seats which give more needed lateral support. Internal finish is better than a Mercedes E-Class but not as good as a S-Class. The ride quality is the same, as in it surpasses the E, but not as cushioned as the S-Class.
Internal space for passengers and luggage is better than any saloon or hatchback.
Sat/Nav could be better, in that it has no programmed POI's. A small issue.
Car charges overnight to full capacity. Supercharger experience is as good as advertised. Journey to London will take 1 hour longer from Edinburgh, however fuel cost will be zero.
Unless you are regularly traveling long distances, the 70 or 70D are sufficient. Performance surpasses the vast majority of petrol or diesel cars of the same cost. Options taken: Premium interior, Autopilot & Cold weather pack. Auto steering works like like no other car I have driven, better than the S-Class.
Ultimate saloon car
Tesla Model S
JigsJigz | 15th October '15
1st of all i havent owned one but test driven a few now and spoken to a few owners and cant wait for them to drop in price! the only down fall of this car is the interior for cup holders and side pockets etc to put phones etc away or even snacks etc for long trips or if you have kids (7 seats just make this car! even if you have to be under 5ft to sit in them) the mpg (yes i know its electric) is/was around 210 while doing a lot of 0-60 as it was amazingly fast! super car fast! and if you are driving a car more than 200+miles a day you shouldnt be looking at this anyway. It feels smooth sporty and has that jaguar/mazarati/aston look. I cant wait to try the X out!
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