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70 or 85D

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by Lex444, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Lex444

    Lex444 Member

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    I am in the used Tesla market and dont care about range that much. For me I want to experience that rapid acceleration that Tesla is known for. I had only been looking at the 85D or better due to the quick 0-60 times, but I see the 70 isn't that far off. My question: Does the 70 or even the 60 offer the quick, instant acceleration that I am looking for? FYI currently driving a Civic and my Tesla rental of an 85D absolutely blew me away.
     
  2. patrick40363

    patrick40363 Active Member

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    Get the 85D. More range is always a good thing.
     
  3. Lex444

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    Is the acceleration similar though?
     
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    bkp_duke Active Member

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    85D is faster, 70 and 60 are much slower cars.
     
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    The 85D and 70 aren’t very far off on a daily basis with acceleration as well as my 70 gets close to the same range as my 85D.
     
  6. glide

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    No. Have you seen the specs for each car? 0-60 times are listed.
     
  7. josh3thayer

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    The 70 will still be faster accelerating than most any other cars on the market. I have a 70 and it is FAST.

    I have owned a few "fast cars" and exotics and can tell you the 70 accelerates faster than most all of them. It's instant and throws you back.
     
  8. glhs272

    glhs272 Unnamed plug faced villian

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    My suggestion is none of the above... With the issues now present with 60, 70, & 85 packs on the latest firmware I would stick to purchasing 75, 75D, 90D, or 100D pack cars if you can swing it. Or at least be knowledgeable with what your getting into if you do buy one of the older packs.
     
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    This. Even considering a vehicle with an 85 pack right now is insanity.

    Tesla should not even be offering them for sale if they had any corporate conscience.
     
  10. TheXFactor

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    85D. 70 if the price difference is at least $6-7K
     
  11. Oldschoola

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    Hey Glide, what issues with the old packs do you refer to?
     
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    Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software
    "Battery-gate" and "charge-gate", as they're known on this forum.

    In short, Tesla has intentionally software-limited both the overall capacity and DC fast-charging speed of 85 kWh packs. Most people agree that this is being done to "baby" these older battery packs to reduce Tesla's liability for having to replace them under warranty, after Tesla's internal data showed that these packs were being damaged by high charge status and high Supercharging speeds more than initially expected. So they have removed some of the initially promised and advertised specs of these battery packs to make them less likely to fail and require an expensive replacement under warranty.
     
  13. Qbenjamin

    Qbenjamin Frugal But Classy!

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    My old 2014 S60 had a listed 0-60 of 5.5 secs, which is still faster than most performance focused vehicles on the road. The "slowest" Tesla is still very quick.
     
  14. Yoitskenn

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    I think the slowest is the 60D MX
     

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