AL (Tacos And Teslas and TOEB)

This is part of our 100 issue celebration publication where we pay tribute to the Tesla community by sharing just a few of the stories that brought us all here.

Hi! My name is AL and I have a 2017 Model X called DMX (Dark Model X).

The first time I drove a Tesla...
In 2012 I rented a Model S on Get Around in San Francisco.

Favorite thing about my car
The ride quality of driving an EV. Just fell in love with the driving experience. And knowing that we are saving by not using petrol and helping reduce emissions.

Least favorite thing about my car
Service and when your car is involved in an accident, just how long and difficult it is to get your vehicle properly serviced. Also, I have experienced more small quality control issues with my Model X that I never really experienced with owning other luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW. Issues like parts loose, trim falling off, leaks, fogged taillights, seat noise.

I wish my Tesla had...
Collision warning when reversing out of parking for cross traffic.

My favorite accessory
Jeda Wireless Pad

If I could ask Elon Musk one question, that would be...
When will the electric leaf blower debut?

Why Tesla?
Despite my negatives, I love the vehicle and it's basically impossible to drive any other car now.

Because we 💚 Tesla

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