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2018 Model X P100D vs 2019 Raven vs 2020 Plaid?

Which will you buy?

  • 2018 Model X P100D and save $30k

    Votes: 11 25.0%
  • 2019 Model X Raven Long Range

    Votes: 19 43.2%
  • 2019 Model X Raven Performance

    Votes: 14 31.8%

  • Total voters
    44
Hi, I have a purchase dilemma. I don't know which one to go for.

A 2018 P100D Model X 2018 MCU1 with 30%-38% off compare to a brand new 2019 Model X Raven (30% for long range and 38% for Performance).

The 2018 Model X MCU1 is a marketing vehicle for press with less than 5000 miles on it. It has the yellow ring around MCU display which they promise they will fix. If I purchase the car, they will treat it as a new car purchase with all the warranties.

The reason I am considering the 2018 Model X is

1) Money: is Raven suspension, motor upgrade, MCU2 worth 30% to 38%?

2) Newer model X refresh, I know what Elon said previously but especially due to his recent tweets about newer models coming next year with plaid, perhaps I can purchase this one now and hold me over til newer one comes out and I wouldn't lose too much money on it when I upgrade.

3) When I was test driving the Model X, I didn't get a chance to activate the ludicrous mode because the battery didn't warm up yet...but it was already pretty darn fast. Is ludicrous mode worth the upgrade?

Any advice is appreciated!
 

Saghost

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The Raven and MCU2 are definitely better. For me, I don't think they're ~$30k better, for me.

One of the main reasons I did upgrade to the Raven was I wanted better AP/FSD, and mine was an AP1 2016, not upgradeable to FSD (well, theoretically possible, with about $50k in parts and labor.)
 
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Very surprised by these poll results. I thought most would have chosen the P100D and saved the $30k. Having driven both the regular long range Raven and currently owning a P100D X, I would always pick the performance version. For some reason the raven long range felt slower than my parents 2018 X 75D, and it was not in chill mode. The suspension was nice but wasn't a huge change in feel from the previous air suspension. MCU2 is world's better compared to MCU1 and there is no comparison, however $30k is still a huge chunk of change for that.
 
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The Raven is a nice baseline but.....it doesn't deviate substantially enough from a 2018 to warrant the difference in price. I think the plan of getting into a 2018 P100D for such a low cost makes more sense. Save the 30K for when there is at least a 10-20% difference in driving range. We aren't quite there yet.

Meanwhile you will destroy everything else on the road that isn't a Lamborghini or a million dollar super/hyper car all while hauling groceries around.
 

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