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$2,500 for 1.0s improvement 0-60mph?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by whitex, Jul 3, 2017.

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75/75D owners, would you pay $2,500 for an upgrade to improve 0-60 by 1 second?

  1. Yes

    95 vote(s)
    68.8%
  2. No

    43 vote(s)
    31.2%
  1. supratachophobia

    supratachophobia Active Member

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    False, you entered into contract with Tesla to get the car you ordered at the price agreed on.
     
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  2. Softblue

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    Today I got noticed from the delivery team that my not yet delivered S75 does not have the upgrade.
    So it is not hypothetical anymore.
     
  3. Mickie

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    I voted yes given the option as a current standing owner. But to cancel an order and reorder? Not so sure, kind of a slippery slope there. By time your reordered car is nearing production, they'll pull the demand lever on something else and make you start pondering another $2,500 switch. That's no way to live.
     
  4. mreinhorn

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    Has anyone tested their 0-60 times? Are there apps out there? I did a very unscientific test yesterday with a passenger. 0-60 was 5.15 and 4.8 sec. Felt great. I do feel that acceleration improved with software unlock of 75D from 60D. I'd probably plunk down another $2500 for acceleration equal to a 90D. I almost switched from 60 - 90D last minute due to range anxiety for longer trips ( I was upgrading from VW eGolf ). a recent 2000 mile road trip with 3 kids in the back was no problem and the kids needed longer stops than the Tesla did, so a 90 would have allowed me to put a roof rack on to carry more unnecessary beach toys.
     
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I wish people would stop doing this. It's becoming obvious that it's setting people up to be upset at an unrealized fantasy. We've been here before, multiple times. It's saddening.
     
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  6. Quick2Judge

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    Sorry to hear. I was thinking of paying $13000 extra for the 90 battery primarily for the extra second of performance. So ignoring any other factors I would pay the $2,500. Good luck with the decision.
     
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  7. Emmies

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    42500 - it would be hard to justify that. $1,000 - where do i sign up!? Take my money!
     
  8. sport1000

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    5.5s is already fast enough for me. I'd gladly take $2,500 back to increase to 6.5s! :p
     
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  9. number12

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    It's not just 1.0 0-60. It's a new better built drive train.. right?

    Reorder. Later the build the better the tesla. If you can wait, wait.

    That is what they are teaching everyone. I almost considered trading in my AP1 for AP2. Now I will just keep waiting and by 2019 there might be another company offering something better. Who knows.
     
  10. whitex

    whitex Active Member

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    For some it may also be no way to live constantly regretting what could have been if they did exercise that option. ;)
     
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  11. Ross_K

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    btw I think you misread my post. Or you completely forgot what you actually posted. You specifically said the dilemma was in regards to reservation reservation holders, not those who have a car being shipped as we speak. I even quoted this in my reply for clarity. And even I said in my reply there is no dilemma if the car is in queue for production/at the reservation stage. I'm not sure I could have made that clearer. Calm yourself.
     
  12. D.E.

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    I'd pay the money for the additional performance, so I'd cancel and reorder.

    The car is awesome either way. It'll restart your order process so add a month or so delay. You might justify the additional expense it by considering that it should fetch a bit more if and when you choose to sell it, so your final net cost would likely be a little less than the lost deposit amount. For me it'd be a no brainer.

    Good luck.
     
  13. houstonian

    houstonian ಠ_ಠ

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    ...hence the "one wonders".

    People are capable of making their own judgment calls and living with the consequences.
     
  14. whitex

    whitex Active Member

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    Based on the poll, I now see why Tesla is not throwing any deep discounts at the old 75's in inventory. If they discounted those cars by just $2,500, almost 1 in 3 people (as per the poll results right now) will be happy to take the money in lieu of the faster car. Possibly a lower discount , like $1,000, might make it 1 in 5, but either way that means Tesla should not have any problems moving the existing inventory without having to result to deep discounts for "slow" cars.
     

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