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$1,250 Center Console Worth It?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Jack Tripper, Aug 2, 2017.

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  1. Jack Tripper

    Jack Tripper Member

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    The integrated center console as shown on the Tesla shop page:

    Model S Integrated Center Console

    I can't tell what it adds to the car. Design Studio shows a center console already in the interior view. The photos on the item page look similar to the Design Studio console. Also, there is no console accessory equivalent on the X.

    Is this one of the must-have accessories?
     
  2. skhenry81

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    Yes, get it. Without it you will have no storage space.
     
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    it sounds like you dont have a model s? if that is correct, you dont need to worry about this as all the new teslas come with it already

    it is meant as an option for older teslas that got the big storage opening
     
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    To clarify a phrase you may see elsewhere, the 'original' S's had what is called the 'yacht floor'. James Cooke's youtube channel shows his 2014 Model S with this (Pre-AP1), and it's an open space between the front seats and going forward.

    Some people love it as a space to put your duffel bag/purse/backpack, etc., others hate it and want to add an aftermarket console. And, thus, the accessories you've seen. :D
     
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    thats for older model S. If you order one now it should come with it
     
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    Our 2012 S P85 came with the open floor space. I immediately purchased an organizer bag to place in the floor tray, so I had somewhere to store miscellaneous items (in addition to the glove compartment).

    When the Tesla console came out - I had it installed - and it was a worthwhile upgrade, providing more usable storage space, especially since the Model S doesn't have door pockets.

    Since the early cars, Tesla started including the console as standard equipment. While some people liked the openness of having only the floor tray - evidently Tesla got enough feedback from customers - to make it standard. And their cost of including it in the car during production is much less than selling it for installation after delivery.

    If you have an early Tesla with the open floor, then buying the Tesla console or one of the 3rd party consoles may be a good idea, though at $1250, unless you plan to keep the car for many years, it may be more cost-effective to do what I did - and just get a soft organizer to use in the floor tray.
     
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    That's not quite right. The original MS just had a wide open space with black carpet. Yacht floors that matched the interior trim came a little later as a $600-$750 option.

    My wife actually likes the open space and calls it her "purse holder." It actually works quite well for that.

    I prefer a console. $1250 is a lot, though.
     
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  9. Kipernicus

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    I like the open space. When you have a tall bag of take-out food, it fits right in there and you can make sure it doesn't tip over.
     
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    It's really a matter of preference. My S has open space and I have a $2 clear plastic bin there for my loose items - nice and easy to pick up and remove, or simply look for something (bin is clear so I can easily see through walls and bottom). My wife's S has the console, and while the extra cupholders are nice, the rest of it I don't really care for - I prefer my removable bin. I wouldn't install the console in my car if it was half the price or less. My wife likes her console for the clutter, but I suspect if I offered her $1,300 instead, she'd take it.
     
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    Heck no for $1250. You can do a lot with that. Like better sound system / add sub woofer. That almost 1/2 or 1/3 cost of activating AP.
     
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    I have the yacht floor, sans console. I've learned to carry less junk. I don't miss it at all.
     
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    Really depends on what you need and how custom you need it to look. The Tesla console, while very attractive, reduces right leg room for me with long legs. Personally I got a much smaller Topfit Portable Silicone Center Container. I really like it. Its perfect for me and my wife can place her purse on top without interfering with the space. Good review by Internet Dude at: . You can find it on Amazon: Amazon.com: Topfit Portable Silicone Center Container /Cup Holder for Tesla Model S (Black New Version): Automotive. I also got a Cubby, from Norm at: [email protected]. Good video by DAEirk at:
     
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    Best $75 (it's now dropped) that we spent on the Tesla - well apart from AO's lighting improvements. Seems like a lot for a silicon insert, but it's a whole lot less than any of the console options and easily removed and cleaned.
     
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    Much cheaper option though not as stylish..
     
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    I elected for the Evanex console. While not cheap like the ones mentioned above, half the price of the Tesla one. It looks factory and no one can even tell the difference. If I'm spending this much money on a car, I am not going to cut corners on something I have to stare at and use everyday.
     
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    With the new console, not only do you get cup holders, a charging slot for your phone and doors to hide your junk, you also get cupholders for the rear passengers. That was enough reasons for me to buy it.
     

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