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Owner: Tesla Model S P90D “Blows Away My Mercedes S65”

Rave reviews are nothing new when dealing with Tesla’s Model S sedan and Model X SUV. It seems like many owners and drivers consider the two electric vehicle models to be the best of their class, and certainly the best that they’ve ever driven.

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On that subject, a commentator on the Tesla Motors Club forum by the name of “JeffreyY” recently made a post comparing his (his wife’s actually) Tesla Model S P90D with his Mercedes S65. It’s a great comparison/review of the two so I’m going to report all of it here:

As an owner of 3 Mercedes AMG models previously, I have to say my wife’s new P90D is simply the most amazing car I’ve ever driven. The Model S in noise vibration and harshness is quieter, smoother, and a much more refined ride than even a bi-turbo v12 $200,000 S class.

The simple fact that the P90D has only one gear means no shifting and RPM changes and a feeling of zero wasted effort. Whereas the S65 with it’s big v12 seemed effortless and placid before, the P90D is just a generation ahead.

With full power and torque delivery from 0 mph, the way the P90D accelerates is out of this world and creates an incredibly elegant and refined experience. My 6 year old daughter’s comment during hard acceleration was “Dad it’s like the world is moving!” In launch mode (even with only Insane mode), my eyeballs felt liked the moved back in their sockets!

The sales and delivery experience here in Hawaii was simply amazing. My advisor Sam came out to the house 5 times with different variants of the S and X and was never pushy but always informative and unquestioningly helpful. We also had a great delivery experience with Daniel who came in on the weekend to deliver the car so we could enjoy it for the weekend.

It’s been a great experience driving the car of the future, and I’ve got at least 4 friends who have either bought or are in the process of buying a Tesla as a result. I’ll keep spreading the word, but I wanted to put out some kudos for the people of Tesla Hawaii that work so hard to make the customer experience great!

PS And oh, btw, we take delivery of a Model X 90D Sunday!

PPS Now if only Tesla would buy Solar City and release the new integrated products before I get my 2nd 11kVA solar approval, I’d be set!

PPPS Elon, your products are the best!

That’s a story that we’ve probably all heard many times now, since the Model S launched 4 or so years back. While comparisons can be made, the truth is that Tesla has changed the game in some ways, providing an almost revelatory experience for buyers.

 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

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