Tesla Model S Test Drive Ruins Thought of Returning to Reviewer’s Ford Station Wagon

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 11

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Say you’re the proud owner a nondescript Ford station wagon.  Should you really step out of that wagon for a drive in a Tesla Model S?  Probably not.  That is, unless you can afford to buy said Tesla.

Probably Not the Ford Station Wagon the Writer is Referring To

Probably Not the Ford Station Wagon the Writer is Referring To

That’s the dilemma now faced by PC World’s Damon Poeter who spent just 10 minutes behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S.

As Poeter explains:

“On a beautiful May morning at Tesla’s headquarters, I found myself behind the wheel of an all-electric Model S sedan preparing for a quick test drive with Tesla rep Josh Cohen seated beside me and CNET’s Wayne Cunningham in the back seat.”

“Roughly 10 minutes and one brief but exhilarating ride later, we were back at our starting point. And Tesla had pretty much ruined my own crappy Ford station wagon for me, forever.”

Yes, the Model S is a ride-ruining machine.

Poeter says that “Price-wise, the Model S is ridiculously beyond my means.”  A statement that rings true for most all automotive journalists out there, but he still lusts for one, as do we.

It only takes one test drive to be hooked.

Poeter further explains how the Model S doesn’t even really fit into his lifestyle and says that in his neighborhood, a Model S ought to have “steal me” written on the hood.

But even after all that, Poeter says:

“I so want one.”

We do too!!!

via PC World

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11 responses to "Tesla Model S Test Drive Ruins Thought of Returning to Reviewer’s Ford Station Wagon"

  1. Heh. Modern cars, particularly ones like Tesla S, are nearly impossible to steal. You can’t just crack the steering column with a screwdriver.

    1. Dave R says:

      A flatbed will quickly remove just about any car.

      1. Suprise Cat says:

        Don’t forget to wrap it into alu foil to block GSM and GPS.

  2. George Parrott says:

    After 2.5 years with both the Volt and Leaf, our Model S arrives next week. The Leaf will find a new home.

    Consumer Reports 99/100 score pretty much says it all, or Motor Trend COY or Automobile magazine, or WORLD Green COY or…. It just keeps coming. Road & Track, April 2013 could not have been more positive,,,the most important new car in a lifetime.

    Musk said, a couple of years ago, he wanted “to build the best car in the world with the Model S,” and now……kind of looks like he did! Oh, and Tesla stock today is up 300% over the last 3 months.

    1. GeorgeS says:

      Hey George. I remember you. Seems like you lived in Davis or Sacto. I graduated from Davis High in 67. So your selling the Leaf and keeping the Volt?

      1. George Parrott says:

        Yup, selling the Leaf. By next February, we might replace the Volt with the BMW i3. We enjoy the greater Sac. Community, though I am in Warsaw, Poland finishing up a Fulbright Scholar appointment here.

        1. GeorgeS says:

          Yup i3 is high on the list here also but 2 years left on my Volt lease. Another Volt owner Chris C is looking also.

  3. GeorgeS says:

    Nice wagon. Looks like a 64 with Cragers and a 260. That was a nice combo 🙂

  4. GeorgeS says:

    Hey Eric,
    I tried to see if the Falcon Wagon had a 260 or a 289 engine logo on the right front fender but the pic didn’t have enough rez.
    If you have a better copy could you tell me what year and what CID that early ford was it a 260 or a 289?

    1. Eric Loveday says:

      Year…1964…I can’t make out the displacement…Leaning towards 289, but not sure

    2. Eric Loveday says:

      Here’s the link…Though I dont think the resolution is any better: http://www.remarkablecars.com/main/ford/ford-station-wagons.html