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Any suggestions on Model S options?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by winx199, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. winx199

    winx199 New Member

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    Hi there,

    I'm a newbie here but I have been a Tesla fanboy for a while. I heard that this forum is friendly and helpful, so here I am with a few questions. Thanks in advance and hopefully I can become a owner soon.

    • Is Full Self-Driving Capability just a "software switch" and Enhanced Autopilot has all the hardwares that Full Self-Driving Capability needed?
    • I really like the White Premium Interior but have concerns in regards to general maintaining (we have a 5 years old ).
    • Anyone who can PM me a referral code would be much appreciated.
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  2. stphw

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    Every car is shipped with all the required hardware so you can upgrade to enhanced autopilot and full self-driving when available later for slightly more money. Safety features like automatic emergency braking will work however even without enhanced autopilot.
    Kim from the Like Tesla Youtube channel combines kids with white interior and doesn't seem to have a problem with dirty seats or dash.

    Tesla: All New Vehicles Are Shipped With Sensors for Autonomous Driving
     
  3. EcoCloudIT

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    #3 EcoCloudIT, Jun 9, 2018
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    Hi....I went through a lot of options back and forth before landing what I ended up ordering.

    What I did order:
    - Base White - regret it, should have gone pearl
    - 21inch Wheels - love them, all the negative talk is just talk
    - Air Suspension - So glad I did it, I believe now standard
    - Standard interior - should have done premium
    - Standard audio - completely fine with that
    - Sunroof - fantastic
    - Black interior - I have a 6 year old...no way I'd get white ;-)

    What I didn't order:
    - Carbon fibre interior - so wish I had
    - Auto Pilot - added after to avoid LCT....go this way
    - Dual motor - I really like rear wheel feel

    Good luck...I never regret buying even after near on 3 years and 56,000km's

    Regards

    Scot
     
  4. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    Moderators note
    There is a sticky about not posting referral links
    The original poster requested a PM.
    But yet referral links appear.

    I edited the previous post to remove the link.
    Please PM the poster if you wish to share referral links.
     
  5. Oz Will

    Oz Will Member

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    We have 4 kids and the white in our MX. With good wiping (regularly) it has been fine and we are now at 16 months and it still looks like new (and it is so much nicer in summer). The fact that it is white has actually helped them understand keeping it clean too as perversely, it is really obvious when dirty. We were past full baby seat stage, so the only thing I would be concerned about is the friction between a heavy baby seat and the white if dirt got underneath, as the plastic base could then do some abrasive damage (does it to black too, as we found out it our old car - not a Tesla - but less obvious on black). Our kids are a bit older and booster seats are much lighter and have a bigger surface area so a towel underneath works. As to teenagers ... enjoy it while they are in kinder/ primary school...
     
  6. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    Back on topic,
    My Model S is 3 1/2 years old and has cream leather interior.
    I find them fairly easy to keep clean, by wiping them down regularly with a chamois as a last thing when washing the car.
    I’ve cleaned them with leather cleaner about twice a year, to get rid of the blue jeans transfer and any other more persistent grime. They look close to new, with just a little stretching on the drivers seat base.
     
  7. winx199

    winx199 New Member

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    Thanks to everyone who replied and messaged. I have also booked for a test drive on Monday, now I can't wait for Monday to come which is a bit weird :p
     
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    One more tip: look for inventory cars that match your spec. It's a lot cheaper than designing your own car.
    Inventory Search | Tesla Australia
     

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