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Anyone upgrading from a 2020 MX to the Refresh??

sarugby4life

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Aug 5, 2019
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Hi all,

I'm sure this has been thrown around already, but we currently have a 2020 MXP and I'm curious if anyone with very recent MX purchases is considering the upgrade to the refreshed model. I absolutely love my car, and have invested in the various nice to haves - PPF/ceramic/tints/chrome delete etc. But I also love tech.

Would obviously take a bath on the 2020 but still curious if others are inclined to upgrade?

Cheers!
 

VLTWGGN

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Aug 5, 2018
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I was looking at used Model XPs and decided to ditch it for a Plaid X order specifically for the refreshed design. I'm still on the fence about it, but a 2019/20 XP vs a Plaid X is about a $40k price premium. I'm sure the vertical center display and Raven architecture is stellar by all means, but at that price point I feel like I should just get a new one.
 

sarugby4life

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Aug 5, 2019
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Yea, I think I could get $110k for my MXP (FSD included) if I tried hard enough. But by the time you add taxes and all the PPF/ceramic,FSD, etc to the new car, you'd be close to $165k. Hard to justify that IMO for a fairly minor refresh. I do think the new interior is cool and the third motor also, but I'm also thinking there will be a much bigger battery redesign in the next few years with the 4680 packs.

Ughhh - the price of always wanting to keep up with tech that always moves fast :)

At this stage I'm leaning towards keeping my car. But I can always be convinced!
 

VLTWGGN

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Aug 5, 2018
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Yep I put in an order just to lock in price. If I find a decent deal on a 2019/20 MXP I'll probably pocket the 40k and just buy that (as long as it has FSD). As much as I want to keep my 3P, hauling around a very active 80lb shepherd in the back is not easy.
 

Richbot

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Oct 16, 2020
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For what it's worth, I think the day-to-day performance of the LR is going to be about equal to the Performance pre-refresh cars, in the real world, because it doesn't look like it will need any special conditions to give you access to the whole banana - no launch mode, just mash and go, and it's significantly lighter .

I'm going to hold off until I have a chance to climb around in one and see some real-world range reviews. But so far, I'm pretty certain I want to put an order in and see how resale on my 2021 refresh looks next year. I didn't realize the charge rate would be going up so markedly on this pack/power electronics setup, and that's a game-changer for me for road-tripping. And I didn't foresee being able to *make* money on buying a car after putting 8000 miles on it, lookign at classifieds anyway

But again, need to see one in the flesh first, so I'm not going to be an early adopter, I wasn't with my current X either obviously as I waited until almost the last possible moment to order an "old" one
 
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sarugby4life

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Aug 5, 2019
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These are all good points. My detailer actually posted a video of one of the first Model S Plaid cars in his shop.

And a review of the new Yoke steering wheel

I LOVE the interior, it's pretty futuristic. But after seeing this real world demo of the yoke, I'm absolutely not inclined to upgrade until a standard wheel is offered. I love where Tesla is going, and this does force drivers to use both hands on the wheel, but that is just so awkward for daily driving.

I also need a lot more range to justify taking a bath on my 2020. I have been lucky enough to not hit the shudder issue on my car, but also do not have enough miles on it to say it won't happen.
 

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