JoeS
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Hatched a Tesla

Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:25 am

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Pre-Autopilot 2013 but fully-loaded with all options (and with the preferable-by-me 19" brand-new Michelins), including rear-facing seats. 85kWh. Exactly 30K miles. Absolutely 'Pristine'. Motor/drivetrain replaced six months ago and battery pack contactors upgraded. Fully debugged. 1/2 the price of a new Tesla. Great drive back up from San Luis Obispo where we bought it.

Present for my wife as a thank-you for caring for me over the last several months (long story) and primarily for her long-distance drives to Oregon. We plan on taking an extended tour of the USA, starting in May.

Now, we have the best of both worlds. No intention of replacing the i-MiEVs which are ideal for all our local driving.
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

oilerlord
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Re: Hatched a Tesla

Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:36 am

Wow...the holy grail of EV's. Beautiful car, Joe. You and I need to start dating :lol:

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Re: Hatched a Tesla

Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:50 am

so awesome ! what happens when your other two i hatched ?

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Re: Hatched a Tesla

Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:55 am

Awesome! I've always thought that the i-MiEV and Model S complement each other well, even if they are polar opposites :lol: .

Congratulations.
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Re: Hatched a Tesla

Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:00 am

Great find, love the color. She will likely miss the awesome MiEV torque and quickness, but hopefully will come to accept the tesla over time...
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Re: Hatched a Tesla

Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:29 pm

OMG,

I am so jealous of you Joe.......

i would love to do the same but alas used Model S's in Canada are pricey and importing a US one with the 1.3 exchange is also difficult.

It will be great to hear your prespective on the Model S after owning an iMiev for so long.

Congratz

Don.....

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Re: Hatched a Tesla

Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:57 pm

Congratulations Joe
Definitely the best of both worlds, At least you won't be wondering what color to wear in the car department.
Definitely what Don D said, looking forward to your driving experience comments in comparison to the i Miev.
How fitting to take it out for an adventurous road trip. Now I'm jealous.
My wife and I are hoping for a smaller hybrid of the S and the I in the Model 3 in the near future.
:D
Enjoy and try not to grin to much - some people might not understand.
Just kidding
:)
Hope you enjoy many miles with smiles.
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
76,400 miles, 123,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven
118,000, (190,000 km)

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Re: Hatched a Tesla

Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:32 pm

Congrats, Joe! Very nice car. Now you can tow your boat pretty much anywhere!
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Re: Hatched a Tesla

Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:00 am

Thank you all for your well-wishes and I appreciate the humor. :D For now, the Tesla (Tesia) is esconsed in the garage as I continue with my chemo following the surgery and thus wife is not going anywhere. Still reading the manual - love the fact that so many features are programmable. All I've gleaned so far is that a software update is available, but where I live we have no AT&T reception and my home WiFi doesn't reach the garage yet (yes, the Tesla has built-in WiFi connectivity), so I can't install the update.

My '67 Saab had been my primary daily driver for most of my life (interspersed with other vintage Saabs and toys such as a Austin-Healey 3000, Lancia Flavia Vignale convertible, and Lancia Fulvia Zagato), and I have enough Saabs and parts lying around to keep it running forever. First the more-modern Gen1 Honda Insight with its ABS and now the i-MiEV with its ASC were my gentle introductions into this-century's technologies. The subtle i-MiEV panic braking-rate detection and response still leaves me gobsmacked! Of course, the Tesla blows all this away. :geek:

My logic for buying used without Autopilot (and all the sensors needed for many of the functions such as lane-keeping, Summon, smart cruise control, etc.) is that the price for this feature adds about $30K on the used market so one might as well buy new, but who knows what further enhancements are coming…? Even though we had originally planned on taking our lovely red Gen1 Honda Insight, I had considered renting/leasing a Tesla for our cross-country tour but for the cost of doing that we might just as well buy a used car and if we don't like it we can sell it after our trip. If we like it (wife already loves it) we'll keep it and we always have the option of blowing some of my son's inheritance and buying new…

Incidentally, the used Tesla market has recently been opening up as present owners are moving up to Autopilot and 'D' versions.

Once we get to driving Tesia I'll be posting our learning experience on this thread (after all, it is OffTopic). In the meantime, our i-MiEVs are our faithful daily workhorses for all our local driving, as no way would we take this flawless Tesla into the cramped parking lots of our local shopping centers - having driven small cars all our lives and the snoutless i-MiEV for the past four years, both my wife and I are appropriately concerned driving this huge but agile pachyderm. :roll:

Time to snap some photos and get rid of my Saab stable and most of the other vehicles... :mrgreen:
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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Re: Hatched a Tesla

Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:15 am

Congrats Joe- I'm glad you'll be taking your Victory Lap in comfort and fume-free style rather than in the venerable but outmoded Insight...
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 76,000 miles
i-ES traded at 21,648 miles
2000 Honda Odyssey
1987 F250 Diesel
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
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