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  1. kaiserpathos

    So I bought FSD on Delivery day...

    If you buy on Delivery Day it's the Invoice price -- after Delivery Day is $4K for people who ordered before June 30, $5K after I think. I mostly made my decision on Elon's Tweet that this Fall v9.0 will include a couple of very basic early FSD features (stop sign detection, etc).
  2. kaiserpathos

    Tesla going Private @ $420?

    I was thinking the same thing. A welcome noise-reduction, to be sure.
  3. kaiserpathos

    So I bought FSD on Delivery day...

    Thanks! And there it is -- they apparently amended my original MVPA when I bought FSD on Delivery day. Phew, good to know it's all there and I don't have to go digging for the receipt when the first FSD features come out. Thanks again!
  4. kaiserpathos

    So I bought FSD on Delivery day...

    ...am I right in observing that there is currently NO WAY to verify FSD is enabled in the car, other than my payment receipt?! I guess I have to wait until v9.0 next month to see if those few "baby FSD" features show up or not. Am I right here? Or is there a screen somewhere to confirm it's...
  5. kaiserpathos

    Non-PUP X Owners: Would You Upgrade to Self-Presenting Doors?

    You make a good point: even those not interested in the self-presenting doors feature might still like the feature (w/ auto-present off) for the simple fact that key fob gets the ability to open front doors with this PUP feature enabled. I think that's the case, asking around for any PUP owners...
  6. kaiserpathos

    Non-PUP X Owners: Would You Upgrade to Self-Presenting Doors?

    There may be one reason "non-interested" parties might still want the self-presenting door feature even if they won't use it: I believe your key fob can open the front doors, in addition to FWD, when you have the self-presenting door feature available. I think you can turn it off, yet still...
  7. kaiserpathos

    Non-PUP X Owners: Would You Upgrade to Self-Presenting Doors?

    Just took delivery of an MX 100D - would have got this feature at $3K cheaper since it's part of base now. Damn. Yes I would have it added, if the price were reasonable. They should be able to grandfather in the non-hardware aspects of PUP. For some people the self-presenting door feature...
  8. kaiserpathos

    New Model X Configuration and Pricing

    Ugh. Just took delivery of an MX 100D - would have got this at $3K cheaper since it's part of base now. Damn. Oh well. I do wish in these cases they would at least grandfather in (or offer small fee to enable) the non-hardware aspects of the retiring PUP product. This is just like back in...
  9. kaiserpathos

    Tesla X HEPA Filter retrofit

    Anyone order and use this one? I'm thinking about getting it and calling it a day, but want to know if it works well.
  10. kaiserpathos

    Can I add FSD at delivery for $3,000?

    We're having the same decision angst: we're taking Delivery in a few days and my DA said they can add FSD for $3,000 without any change fee, and it would only be 3K since it's being done at or before Delivery. Only after Delivery does the hike happen -- and some people are saying that hike is...
  11. kaiserpathos

    Tesla X HEPA Filter retrofit

    No. Air simply flows through the new HEPA filter, it gets used without any need for SC attention. Any software change is just to enable their "Biohazard" button (which is just a macro that enables recirc and turns the fans up). SCs no longer offer the retrofit, and thus no longer offer any...
  12. kaiserpathos

    Tesla is finally going to start charging for Mobile Internet

    I agree - split-tunnel is the way to go to keep device traffic to Internet separate from the mothership pathing. Also +1 it's not the best use of their development time, even though it's probably not too difficult to implement. I think to the casual observer, who isn't their market but still...
  13. kaiserpathos

    Tesla is finally going to start charging for Mobile Internet

    I agree -- In-car hotspot is not important, it's a perception thing: this is supposed to be one of the most advanced cars in the world, yet one if its key-differentiators is that it cannot offer something consistently offered by competitors (wifi). I personally would never need/use it...
  14. kaiserpathos

    Tesla is finally going to start charging for Mobile Internet

    Honestly, though - it's patently obvious any Premium option should also include a tier for Wifi Hotspot capability, or it's going to be viewed as a non-competitive feature. It just stinks that mediocre OnStar offers this on new GM vehicles and, as Elon has mentioned before, Tesla has the guts &...
  15. kaiserpathos

    Hi, I’m a short seller

    No, I'm mainly thinking of short statements and theories given by a lot of retail shorts out there, as well as bearish put options I have read about - pretty much anything on Seeking Alpha the past 2-3 years. I think a lot of the short individual rationale the past 3 quarters (they'll never ramp...
  16. kaiserpathos

    Hi, I’m a short seller

    I was coming in here to post something similar. lol I think as each individual short-theory is squished each cycle, reality sets in and I doubt we'll see some of the original short folks in here to say much until the next cycle change. Interesting day, but the true carnage is yet to come.
  17. kaiserpathos

    New Graphite Finish anyone have more Silver Finish Pics for Comparison

    I totally missed that. Good to know, thanks.
  18. kaiserpathos

    Did Tesla Tease an Unseen Prototype in a New Video?

    AFAIK that's the Roadster prototype interior steering wheel and monitor. But that earlier part of the video definitely seems like a perfectly-staged tiny reveal of Model Y prototype dimensions. It's too much of a statement having the back door ajar, to confirm they aren't FWDs like on Model X.
  19. kaiserpathos

    New Graphite Finish anyone have more Silver Finish Pics for Comparison

    I wonder if the black dash panels is a P100D thing with Model S and X? My plain 100D Model X email notification shows the white dash panels and not the black ones. Image 5-9-18 At 9.10 PM by kaiserpathos posted May 9, 2018 at 9:14 PM
  20. kaiserpathos

    Why do people really want Tesla to fail?

    I don't think a large segment of the US population hates the Big 3. They are, however, pretty much done with how the dealerships typically operate. Informed potential EV customers in the US understand that GM killed innovations like EV-1, and none of the Big 3 wanted to create EVs for so long...
  21. kaiserpathos

    Am I screwed for going 75D rather than 100D?

    I think this is a good call -- you will enjoy the 100D, slightly faster accel and slightly shorter SC visits. You'll love it.
  22. kaiserpathos

    Am I screwed for going 75D rather than 100D?

    I think the $500 order change thing is only within the first 14 days? I know once it's built and still pre-delivery there's pretty much no changing the battery size.
  23. kaiserpathos

    Am I screwed for going 75D rather than 100D?

    Yeah - too bad about the color. The $10K more for the 100Kwh battery is a steal, though. I think it's about $16500 spec'ed on the ordering tool, so that price savings on an Inventory Model X 100D might be worth it if they found your color combo. I wonder if regional Galleries & SCs can query...
  24. kaiserpathos

    Am I screwed for going 75D rather than 100D?

    Yeah that's the pain point there, color and customizations of area Inventory cars would probably be different than what you ordered. I had a friend get an Inventory Model S and did a vinyl wrap of the color he wanted and the SC changed the car color in the MCU for him. He was pretty happy. I...
  25. kaiserpathos

    Am I screwed for going 75D rather than 100D?

    For the $2500 diff he might be able to get a comparable Inventory Model X too -- the savings of which could certainly compensate for the lost $2500.
  26. kaiserpathos

    Am I screwed for going 75D rather than 100D?

    Battery can fall below 20, you just don't want to park the car and leave it with in a State of Charge (SoC) that is low for a long time. Getting near empty, or staying at full charge, for many hours can (over time) start to decrease the range of the battery. Battery health usually means...
  27. kaiserpathos

    Am I screwed for going 75D rather than 100D?

    It is. If flat terrain, 70F, no wind, and staying at or under the speed limit I would wager you can get the full EPA stated range. But usually there are one of those 4 factors going on (hills, wind, lead foot, or seasonally cold/hot temps) which will affect the range. I myself am not a very...
  28. kaiserpathos

    Am I screwed for going 75D rather than 100D?

    I think you'll be fine, but range-vigilance (maybe even anxiety when traffic or weather factors come into play) will be something you might have to deal with. But, honestly, in Range Mode and not skipping any SCs along your daily route -- you're probably good. There may be times where you...
  29. kaiserpathos

    Am I screwed for going 75D rather than 100D?

    Yep, can say with experience this is the case. :D
  30. kaiserpathos

    Why do people really want Tesla to fail?

    Probably because your position is fairly entrenched by now, as is the danger of the typical shorts strategy (also a danger in a blind long strategy, admittedly). Let's come back here in 5 months and talk. I would say good luck, but I think whether you make a real killing or not - if data...
  31. kaiserpathos

    Am I screwed for going 75D rather than 100D?

    You'll make your commute, but you would be stopping at almost every single Supercharger along your route for piece of mind. It's also just natural to develop a tendency to charge at the SC longer just because you have less range in the 75D, than what 100D drivers would experience in a 150 mile...
  32. kaiserpathos

    Why do people really want Tesla to fail?

    Exactly. There's strategic short-selling, and then there's whatever this guy was writing. I think short-sellers sounding this irrational or emotional, with an ax to grind, seem to routinely get squeezed every few quarters. Regardless, his comment "and they even call it Auto Pilot" really bugs...
  33. kaiserpathos

    So, sideskirts & diffuser are coming to Model X

    1 - Yep, it already has grey plastic side skirts. I don't think people are getting the idea that side skirts are new to the X. 2 - They did this with Model S, replaced the grey plastic with unicolor side skirts --- so it's been pretty much expected they would eventually bring this change to...
  34. kaiserpathos

    So, sideskirts & diffuser are coming to Model X

    The Facelift S has side skirts, seems reasonable to add this design cue to the Model X - so the change will probably eventually make it into the X. Tricky part is the lower grey trim is used on the edge of the FWD sills - with a blended same-color sideskirt it would be interesting to see how it...
  35. kaiserpathos

    So, sideskirts & diffuser are coming to Model X

    Yeah I was wondering if this was aftermarket or a design change. If not announcement is occurring, then probably aftermarket. The dealer plates have several people wondering.
  36. kaiserpathos

    So, sideskirts & diffuser are coming to Model X

    This Model X w/ dealer plates spotted on Instagram. Andrew Kim (who posted this photo) works for Tesla. Saw this in a discussion on Reddit. So I pulled the trigger about 2 weeks ago or so on a Metallic Blue 100D - no VIN yet, so I wonder if I will get the old grey trim on the sides - or this...
  37. kaiserpathos

    Model S/X deliveries with Intel-based MCU

    Based on what I heard from my SC, and on the "MCU Retrofit" thread on these forums -- you may be the only one getting an Intel MCU during warranty work. Sounds like there will be no retrofit SKU offered. As an AP1 car owner, I'm really interested in hearing if it actually pans out on yours...
  38. kaiserpathos

    Retractable spoiler not available for P100d

    For as many engineering challenges presented by the Falcon Wing doors, you'd think leaving the retractable spoiler option pretty non-impactful to offer. It's the one thing I don't like, the fixed-spoiler that just looks like it's stuck open and should be retracted. Now that's how it will be...
  39. kaiserpathos

    DIY Power Lift gate for Tesla Model S Walkthrough Video

    Here's the result -- I think I may need to re-calibrate it but so far I already made my first lazy grocery-run with it.
  40. kaiserpathos

    DIY Power Lift gate for Tesla Model S Walkthrough Video

    Just completed my install - will post a video later -- works great, but right now I'm resting with some Advil and a heating pad for my poor back. lol Instructions in this thread and the Power liftgate is this possible? thread are accurate, thanks so much for sharing BigTonyJonese, AMPUP, and...
  41. kaiserpathos

    Power lift gate DIY possible?

    +1 can confirm that's the price I paid.
  42. kaiserpathos

    Power lift gate DIY possible?

    First I emailed but no reply after a day or so, so I just called the service center and stated I have a couple of OEM parts that I needed to order and that I had the OEM numbers (the cup and switch are 2 different SKUs). They're coming from a different SC, so hopefully will arrive at my...
  43. kaiserpathos

    Power lift gate DIY possible?

    Lord help me I'm going to take this on next weekend, if the kit arrives on time. I just ordered the OEM lift gate pull cup and button, to keep it stock looking. Not getting the power liftgate is the ONE thing I regret about the car - and the fact that this works with the existing trunk open...
  44. kaiserpathos

    Retrofitting LED fog lights

    It could be because of how the lower bumper design changed on the X, that raises the effort and labor-involved, that makes it where SCs aren't going to offer retrofit. In that event, I would probably end up biting the bullet and get PUP. There are too many good features in it. No having the...
  45. kaiserpathos

    Retrofitting LED fog lights

    I just signed up for the Fog lights Retrofit, just under $2000 to do here in TX. I decided I really want them after first ordering without. I imagine the price to do such a retrofit on a Model X is about the same. I also installed new LEDs in the trunk where the "Premium" lights are pre-wired...
  46. kaiserpathos

    My New 70D

    Congrats!! You will love the car, that is a fantastic color. I went with the un-original "Tessie" for my 70D name, and "CYAGAS" for plates. Best car I have ever owned.
  47. kaiserpathos

    [Rumor] Nose cone will be body colored on the X

    Turns out this rumor had meat. I kind of like it on some colors, others it seems to not really match all that much. Front design tweaks are something Franz Holzhausen was probably wanting to do, and they probably will keep this direction on Model 3. I've often thought of wrapping my white...
  48. kaiserpathos

    Model X Launch invites have gone out

    Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational Sport Utility Vehicle!
  49. kaiserpathos

    Model S: Clever Vanity Plates

    My contribution to this thread...
  50. kaiserpathos

    Cost of power lift gate retrofit?

    I pinged my Service Center in Dallas about it this week, and I was told liftgate installation is not something they can do at this time but they would put my name on their list of people interested in this retrofit. I think SCs typically provide feedback to HQ on the most-requested retrofits...

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