Pros: Zippy, beautiful, quiet, well to wheel efficiency is a-mazing!
Cons: Out of my price range...tear...super low to the ground means it's a little awkward getting out
I haven't sat behind the wheel of a Roadster (with it turned on, anyway) but as a passenger, it's pretty hard to beat. The acceleration power is down right startling. When you set up on that petal, hold on to your hat, because it could go flying. Braking down from high speeds (of course depending on the road) is really quite smooth as well. The turning radius is tight and driving at normal speeds, well...it's a car. It definitely gets you from point A to point B. It just does it in some serious style.
When it comes to sitting in the car, there's an adequate amount of leg room, but I'm also not a 6'7" man. The car does ride very low and there's a pretty significant drop getting in. So be warned...exiting the car in a dress is a little precarious.
I couldn't help but exclaim with glee (yes, glee) when the car turned on (you get the little ding chime thing) but lo and behold....it sounds the same as before. And that is down right quiet. I personally get a kick out of that, but there's clearly some debate over whether or not that's a good thing.
The information display is really quite cool. It's not super convenient to stare at while driving (unlike the one on the Prius) but I think that's a good thing...being slightly lower than and to the left of the steering wheel will minimized folks looking at the screen, instead of at the road. Oh and of course, heated seats are also a bonus, in case you get too cold with the open top.
And as for style...ooff, it is a gorgeous car. I get a little heart flutter every time I see one. And of course, that glacier blue color Tesla will always have a special place in my heart.
Efficiency wise, Tesla's well-to-wheel is hard to beat. And a 200 mile range...well, it's not too shabby.
Yes, yes, the sticker price for the Tesla is VERY high. We know that. But let's look beyond that. It is absolutely a beautiful piece of machinery and a very cool step in electric vehicle technology. Sure, as a car for mass adoption, well, we can't all be rolling around in $110k vehicles. However...Tesla's sure got some things right. In my mind, that is not up for debate.
I would be beyond thrilled to have one of these in my driveway.