The car was gorgeous. Once inside, I was wrapped in leather but surrounded by sun. Acceleration was insane. You whispered your foot near the gas pedal and were going 70 miles per hour. Gorgeous. Fast. Sleek. It handled like a panther, silent and quick. Are panthers silent? Be right back. Must go google this.
Oops, they sound like this. Not really silent.
I loved the philosophy of the company, the eco friendliness of the car. The idea of the Tesla was perfect. The sound system was great, the sunroof out of this world. But...but, but, but, but. You want to know what my deal breaker was? There was no place to put my stuff.
|This picture makes me feel better about my car. I'm a little messy but I'm not a total pig.|
Maybe that's enough for the rich and famous who don't carry stuff with them, but I'm not them. And even when I am rich and famous I will want a place to put my gum, and my extra toothbrush and toothpaste and my cell phone charger. And my emergency five dollars, my eye drops, my lip gloss, a ball point pen and some ibuprofen. Also, where do I put my garbage? Yes, garbage. You know, receipts from the gas station, old gum wrappers with pieces of gum in them. I know that in a perfect world, when I bought the $98,000 car I would not chew gum in it. But it's not a perfect world and I'm a gum chewer.
Also, there were two cup holders. For the whole car. Oh, sorry passenger and backseat people you have to hold your drinks. Cause my water is in one and my tea is in the other and there's no other cup holders or storage in the car.
|This car is doing it right. Four cup holders JUST IN THE FRONT. Giant console. This car was made for people who live in their cars. Yes, this is a mini van. Hell NO, I'm not going there.|
So, basically I have moved on. Goodbye darling Tesla. Maybe we will meet again when you have a car designed for normal people who go on road trips and have stuff and children and like to chew gum.
Now I am currently shopping hybrid cars with comfortable seats, less road noise and good storage. Got any suggestions? My current favorite is the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Which makes me even more officially practical.