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    Latest on S Plaid handling?

    I drove an S a while back. It was quick off the line, but the handling left much to be desired. I have been hearing rumors that the new Plaid will make a big jump in the handling category, but have not seen anything definitive. Anyone know the latest?
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    Old and New Seats?

    I found the first generation 3 seats uncomfortable. I am not the only one, though I know others found them to be perfectly fine. Has anyone compared the next generation of seats with the older version? Any comfort difference?
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    Y have enough range for trips?

    I am thinking about the Y performance. The range is supposedly 315 miles, though I have heard people say it is more like 280 miles. In any event, given Tesla's charging network, is that enough range to drive, say, cross country?
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    Unplugged Performance to upgrade performance

    I searched for Unplugged Performance and found gobs of posts, but none that went to how good the company was to work with and the quality of its work (though with so many posts, I could have missed it). Feedback?
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    Replacing seats with Ricaro

    I did not buy the 3 because I found the seats too uncomfortable. So have others. Still others think the seats are great. Must be person-specific. Anyone try replacing seats with Ricaros?
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    Hoping more comfortable than 3, better handling than S

    I almost bought the 3. In the performance version, it drove like it was on rails, but I found the seats too uncomfortable. Did not love the handling of the S. Hoping the Y is “just right.”
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    Versus Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

    FWIW, probably not much, acceleration in the S is much more satisfying than in the top of the line Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. It just makes a difference to not have to change gears. Now if I could just figure out a way to get the S to handle like the Cayenne.....
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    Leasing/Buying? Lease Buy Out?

    It is, on a monthly basis, cheaper to lease than to buy. But, of course, at some point the lease expires, and you either have to turn the car back in or buy out the lease. But the buy out numbers I have seen have been crazy high, on the order of $80,000 for a car that might sell in the used...
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    Adaptive Suspension v. 3

    I loved the handling on the 3 performance model, but hated the seats. I loved the seats in the S, but thought the handling was decent, but not quite as tight as I would prefer. Does anyone know how the new adaptive suspension in sport mode on the S compares to the 3 performance model?
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    Handling 21" v 19"

    I have to believe this was discussed at some point, but I could not find a thread directly on point (though I have yet to visit a forum, this or anyone else's, with a decent search engine). At first I had my sights set on a 3, but I found the seats too uncomfortable. So then I checked out the...
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    General Safety of 3 given size?

    About the only thing I remember from high school physics (which I took before many of you reading this were born) is that when a VW bug (original version) hits a Cadillac head on, both doing 60 mph, the Cadillac slows down to 30 mph. Yes, that means the VW bug goes backward at 30 mph, a 90 mph...
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    21 inch wheels

    The performance 3 apparently comes with 21 inch wheels. My Porsche Cayenne turbo has 20 inch and came with 19 inch originally. 21 inch for a car the size of the 3 seems like massive overkill. Am I missing something? Some claim that the 21 inchers have a greater blowout potential and greater...
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    Best used Tesla to buy for around $50 k?

    Well, I was thinking about taking over a lease, but so far, cannot find anything that would really make sense economically. I am too cheap to buy a new S. Performance and handling are important to me. 0-60 4.2 or quicker. I gather with Teslas, the year is less important than the features...
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    Swapalease or Leasetrader or?

    I like the Tesla, but am worried about the risks. New company, mixed service reviews, etc. So I thought taking over a lease with, say, two years to go, might be a good way of checking out the car and limiting risk. Has anyone tried Swapalease or leasetrader? Any good? Any other options...
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    Versus 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

    I noted this in a response to another post, and then thought I should highlight it more. I own the Cayenne. I have driven the X, S, and 3. In the versions I drove, all were faster than the Cayenne (which is rated 0-60 in 4.9 seconds). The Cayenne handled better than the X and S (S was a bit...
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    Service in Balitmore Area, Owings Mills?

    I have been thinking about buying a Tesla. I have driven the S, X, and 3 and liked all three. Lean toward the 3 with the performance upgrades except I am finding the seats uncomfortable. While I mull that over, I did a little checking about service. Tesla definitly gets mixed reviews on...
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    Tesla Service

    I found a few threads where people complained about Tesla service. I am wondering how wide-spread that is. The last thing I want to do is spend serious money on a car and find out that service is a big headache. FWIW, I live in the Baltimore area. Obviously, YMMV. But, is there a sense of...
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    Seat Fixes?

    I have now driven the X, the S, and the 3. In terms of handling and general performance, I liked the high-performance 3 the best. I might have already bought it, except for the seats. After maybe a 30 minute test drive, my back and my girlfriend's back both started hurting. (I did not have...
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    Model X handling compare to Porsche Cayenne?

    I have been posting a number of questions. I hope I have not worn out everyone's patience. What is driving the questions is what I am driving now, a 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo (not S). I spend a lot of time in CO, and while it performs quite nicely, it does lose a lot of power at altitude...
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    Wait Time at Tesla and 3rd Party Charging Stations

    How long do people find they typically have to wait when they go to a charging station? It is one thing if one car drive right up, another if you have to wait for 10 people ahead of you...
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    Condo Living

    So currently I live in an upscale condo. If you can believe it, no charging stations, so maybe not so upscale. Also no electrical outlets far and wide. There are, however, a few nearby options. The Tesla dealer is about 20 minutes away. There is a "Royal Farm" (like a 7-11) that has a...
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    Off Road?/Altitude--Colorado Mountains?

    I like to do some mild offroading in CO (e.g. Yankee Boy Basin, Last Dollar, etc. for those who know the state). Mostly rough forest roads as opposed to out on a trail. Can I do that in an X? Is there a skid plate option? I gather from the website that the Y is (at least in some...

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