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2015's fewer rattles/creaks than 2014's?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by calisnow, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

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    I'm second guessing myself - have a 2015 90D inventory car on order, and realizing I may instead want a 2014 P85D for the tighter suspension - and the lease rate is almost the same. I don't want to buy any Tesla for the long term until the full autonomy hardware suite is shipping, so leasing this time around.

    Anyway - is the interior quality control changed in 2015 from 2014? Squeaks and rattles drive me bonkers - I'm a little OCD that way - the fewer the better.

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    First of all, a Model S built in late 2014 is essentially identical to one built in early 2015.
    Second, I predict there will be posts saying that 2015 cars are quieter than 2014 cars, and posts saying there is no difference.
     
  3. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I have absolutely no squeaks and rattles in my 9/14 produced car. They drive me over the edge too!
     
  4. vdiv

    vdiv Chief Grump

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    Just pick the car you like, either one can develop noises, some can be isolated and fixed, some are rather evil.
     
  5. kort677

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    I had an early '14 and now I have a late '15 there is a very perceptible difference in build quality. like others have noted the minor rattles and misfits can be fixed easy enough.
     
  6. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    I have none in my 12/2012 produced car ;)
     
  7. WestCoastP85D

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    Tesla lease rates suck -- around 50% of the value of the car over 36 months. Be careful... doubtful you would lose more than that just owning and caring for the car. Maybe it has changed since I purchased.
     
  8. kort677

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    that's very interesting, how is it related to creaks and rattles?
     
  9. ecarfan

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    OP stated that he was going to lease a Tesla.
     
  10. commasign

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    2014 P85D here (one of the infamous black hole P85D's from late November 2014). No creaks or rattles. Absolutely love the car.
     
  11. rickgt

    rickgt Enthusiast owner/member

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    Pretty solid feel on my 12/14 build car... quiet too
     
  12. calisnow

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    You are probably right - I never lease cars. But I'm leasing because I think much-improved autonomous driving hardware is less than 3 years away. If I bought it, psychologically I wouldn't be able to sell it for 10 years and 200,000 miles (as is my typical habit). This way I'm forcing myself to upgrade 36 months from now - and if full autonomous hardware is available I'll purchase at that point and plan for a long term hold.
     
  13. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    #13 ChadS, Jan 17, 2016
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    No rattles or sqeaks in my Sept 2012 car. Lots of tire noise though, it is almost time to replace them.

    When the car was new, there was a lot of pano noise and some wind coming in through a window seal. But Tesla fixed those in 2012 and it has been quiet since.

    Now the Roadster...THAT is what you drive if you want rattles and squeaks.
     
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    All's quiet on the 3/14 production front.
     

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