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60 vs 60D - What will I miss out on?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by miken79, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. miken79

    miken79 Member

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    Right now I have the base 60 with EAP ordered. Today is my last day to make a change to my order and I've been conflicted about it all week. Is there anything I'd be missing out on besides the obvious by not getting the dual motors? It seems to be just the slightly more range, AWD and 0-60 speed.
     
  2. davidc18

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    Not missing anything. You will love the car. Enjoy.
     
  3. miken79

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    That's good to know. Thank you!

    It's going to be a long 4 months!
     
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    Is worth it!
     
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  5. wesley888

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    Dual motor cars have better regenerative braking. Recover more power if that matters for you.

    I love going skiing, so dual motor matters for me. Do you go places that have snow often?
     
  6. Watts Son

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    Four months ? Is that how long they told you your wait would be? Thought it was about 6 weeks when I last checked
     
  7. jelloslug

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    Slightly longer average range, longer highway range overall, slightly better acceleration, better regen, better adverse weather performance, more even tire wear. I am happy with my choice of getting the 60D over the 60.
     
  8. simplesolid

    simplesolid Model S 60 AP2 Glass Roof

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    I ordered mine this week and they are saying delivery before xmas. I am hopeful.
     
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  9. RBowen

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    Minor point: 60 avoids some front motor whine you will get in the 60D.
     
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  10. Watts Son

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    I was concerned about the whine and the sales guy took me for yet another test drive in complete silence and regenerative braking was far "louder" than any dual motor whine...I think they addressed this issue or maybe I just had a good experience-I checked the "D" box.
     
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  11. miken79

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    Picked a day closer to the end of my current lease. So I'm not paying for two cars at once. The buyout on my lease was pretty bad :-(
     
  12. miken79

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    Nope. Actually just got the email my order is locked in now. Didn't really see that dual motors was worth it for me.
     
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    Ordered mine this weekend and have it scheduled for delivery Jan 2017 early.
     
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    I had a 75 (non-D) for a few days last week in very wet weather. I was impressed with the traction control abilities.
     
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    Do the RWD ones still not have a self closing charge port, or do they all now?
     
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    I'm 99% sure the RWD had a self closing charge port. I had two very close together and I think both had that feature.
     
  17. miken79

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    I thought it was extra?
     
  18. SabrToothSqrl

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    Seems stupid to me to build 2 styles, so I figured at one point the no-self-closing would fade away, but I don't know the status.

    I do know I'm going AWD for my next one. PA winters have snow, and I want the improved 0-60 ;)
     
  19. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    You'll be missing out on the big D!
     
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    #20 Skryll, Nov 14, 2016
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    A friend of mine just got his S60 and loves it, best car he has ever driven.

    That being said, the biggest difference between D and non-D not mentioned here is AWD (all wheel drive) on the D, which allows you to drive on the snowy roads without having to stop and put chains on.

    If you dont do that very often it may not matter to you. We love winter sports and were lucky enough with early TSLA investments that we could afford the Model X 90D and were real happy for the first time to not have to worry about snow chains when we were all caught by a surprise early snowfall on the pass up the hill and everybody had to stop.

     

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