I Bought A Car Online: The Tesla Model S

[quote]I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.

-Larry Page[/quote]

When I was young, I learned that it’s best for me to set mega-ambitious goals and then work hard towards achieving them. So, as a car-guy and technology enthusiast (aka nerd), I set an aggressive goal in August of 2012 to purchase a fully-loaded, fully-electric Tesla Model S with within a year. Somehow—all credit to God—I took delivery of the vehicle on Tuesday, February 19th and I’ve been smiling ever since!

There are a few interesting things to note about my buying and ownership experience.
1) I ordered this car, configured it, paid for it, and signed the documents for it 100% online. As my biggest purchase outside of my college education and my house, this was terrifying. I had the thought in the back of my mind, “what if this is all an elaborate hoax in order to embezzle billions of dollars from early-adopters across the world?” I’m proud to report that this was not a hoax and the cars really do exist.

2) I am in disbelief that this car actually exists. A fast car that seats up to 7 people, costs about $15 a week to power, has a full-blown computer built-in, is whisper quiet, can be controlled via an iPhone app, and has automatic, retracting door handles. I feel like I’m a Jetson!

3) As of last week, I was the youngest person on the East Coast with a Model S. This is truly humbling and also hilarious. Whenever I park in a public place, I usually return to the vehicle to find many people standing around it and they are always surprised to find out that I am the owner. When I returned to my car from the barber shop this weekend, there were a few older men standing around the car. When I walked towards it, one man said, “if you work really hard, you can have a car like this someday!” I responded, “I agree!” Then I hopped in.

4) I can’t take much credit for the car. I am completely confident that it was 100% God who made this happen. Everything from the reservation process to the delivery of the car was incredibly smooth and stress-free for me. In fact, I received the car five months ahead of schedule, ended up paying 40% less in insurance and got a great deal on the sale of my former car all because of God! If I was able to do all of those things with my own power, I would rename myself to “GEREMY THE GREAT” and I would sell my seemingly-magical services.

With all of this said, I would like to introduce my newest addition to the world: My Tesla Model S with all of the bells and whistles**

Geremy's Tesla Model S

Geremy's Tesla Model S

Geremy's Tesla Model S

Geremy's Tesla Model S

Geremy's Tesla Model S

Geremy's Tesla Model S

** Except the 22″ wheels… which I must avoid because of NJ potholes. And the child seats… i’ll cross that bridge when I have a bunch of little Geremys running around!

  1. February 28, 2013 - Reply

    Nice!! Glad to see that you’re in the forefront of the electrical car revolution! Soon I’ll have one too! With God’s help of course. Loln.

  2. February 28, 2013 - Reply

    God can do anything…I know Ive said it before but God Bless…enjoy!! Im believing in God for one of these ib my future lol Love Love Love it!!

  3. February 28, 2013 - Reply

    This is great…congratulations! I look forward to the jet…in the mean time you can pick me up at JFk on…at…

    God bless.

  4. March 9, 2013 - Reply

    I love your new car!! it is beautiful. Congratulations! ugh..i am going to go cry.

  5. May 6, 2013 - Reply

    Thanks everyone!!

    @Nashon – You can do it!
    @Crystal – Thank you!!
    @Thierry – Expect the post, “I Bought a Jet Online: The Cessna Citation X” in 2015!
    @Jen – Thanks so much!

  6. May 15, 2013 - Reply

    Congrats man! This is inspiring!

  7. May 20, 2013 - Reply

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