I'm a little overdue posting this but have been busy the last couple weeks. I'm considering a Model 3 for my next vehicle and have never driven a fully electric vehicle. My wife and I were taking a quick vacation to Minneapolis without the kids. ☺️ I also had my birthday recently, so I convinced my wife my test drive I setup was my birthday gift to myself. We got to the Tesla store a little early so we started looking at the cars on the lot. We also checked out the model x in the store. Very cool car and the falcon doors are even more impressive in person. We then went in and one of the employees began talking to us and I explained we had a test drive appointment. We were waiting for the guy who called me but he was busy. We ended up going with the initial guy who welcomed us which was fine because he was very knowledgeable and friendly. So the test drive began. The first thing I noticed was how quiet and smooth the car pulled away (by the way, I was lucky enough to drive a P100d - he said the normal demos were all in use - DARN ). I immediately noticed how hard the car decelerated with the regenerative braking. I got used to it quickly but it's definitely a different feeling (similar to downshifting in a manual but smoother and feels like you all of a sudden drove into wet concrete). We get on the freeway and I got to do a full pull on the on ramp. Unfortunately, test drives are limited to p90d ludicrous. That said, the car pulled damn fast! It's definitely the fastest car I've ever driven. The crazy thing is how controlled a sub 2.5 second 0-60 can feel. I've driven a much slower 5.0 mustang and it felt really squirly on full acceleration. To me, that's part of the fun of fast cars though. It keeps you honest. ☺️ So I also got to try autopilot. That's a little weird. When I first turned it on, it was making an adjustment which felt like it was going into the lane another car was in, so my instinct was to grab the wheel and turn back against it. Of course that kicked off autopilot and he said I put too much tension on the wheel. Yes I did, because I was a little freaked out. Autopilot was cool but freaky. I have a hard time being a passenger in a car anyway. I played with the screen a little hit and it's pretty awesome with 17 inches of real estate and seems to be pretty responsive (some lag here and there). My main goal was to experience all electric driving and I did that and then some. My most notable take away - getting back into our Ford Flex and starting it sounded so harsh and like something was wrong. Pulling away just felt exactly opposite how the Tesla felt which was pure, uninterrupted acceleration. As impressed as I was, deep down I still think I'd miss experiencing one more fun, manual transmission car with a loud, rumbling V8. The crazy acceleration of the S was pretty awesome, but there are aspects that are completely missing that would make driving a twisty road or just cruising the town boring in my opinion. An all electric Tesla would make an incredible daily driver. I just don't think it would be the perfect toy for going for a fun cruise around town or finding a curvy backroad to carve. Maybe approaching middle age is what's making me want to make one more irrational choice for a car. Maybe it's the lack of superchargers in my area. Whatever it is, something is telling me to hold off on electric for now.