500th British Model S Owners

My wife, Jenny, and I live in a gorgeous 530-year-old thatched ‘Chocolate Box’ cottage in a Somerset hamlet. We enjoy authentic character but with modern comforts, and we’re partial to a good dollop of technology!

I’m now semi-retired, but back in 1989, I set up my own packaging manufacturing company at the tender age of 25. We continue to follow these key values: “Honesty, Innovation, Quality, Value and Efficiency”. These have never let us down and I also look for them in the cars that I buy. I have a Rolls Royce Ghost, which I consider to be the ultimate in opulence and is now reserved for special occasions. In addition, I have the new Range Rover, which is arguably the pinnacle of practicality and competence. So how did Tesla Model S come into the picture?

"Almost on the Spot, we bought a rear-wheel-drive Model S 85 and placed an order for a P85D"

I’d been interested in the development of Tesla for a while, and followed the impressive progression of the service and Supercharging network closely. One day, Jenny and I were doing some shopping at Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway when, with great surprise, we happened across the Tesla pop-up store. On display was the beautiful Model S and it was love at first sight! Almost on the spot, we bought a rear-wheel-drive Model S 85 and placed an order for a P85D.

"For every day and long distance driving and ownership experience, Tesla takes first prize every time"

We’re now in our sixth month of Tesla ownership, and to put things into context, we’ve covered 700 miles in our Rolls Royce Ghost, 500 miles in the Range Rover and a whopping 14,000 miles in the Tesla! I certainly feel that for every day and long distance driving and ownership experience, Tesla takes first prize every time.

"Model S is simply the most amazingly conceived and delivered motoring experience"

We’ve driven it down to the French Alps three times, and toured Scotland, Wales and Cornwall. And I can safely say, there were absolutely no problems with the range. Model S is simply the most amazingly conceived and delivered motoring experience. As hard as I try, I find it impossible to put into indexed order all of the many benefits of owning a Model S.

I guess most of you, the readers, have your own individual agenda and priorities for purchasing a Tesla, but whatever it is…. you’ve got it right!

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