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Center console for six seater, new 4/17?

Discussion in 'Model X: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Gwgan, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    Checking out the Design Center changes and see a center console option for the six seater. Is this new?
     
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  2. vandacca

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    #2 vandacca, Apr 17, 2017
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    I too see a 6-seat center console option available (+$800 Cdn). I hope that it will become available as an upgrade in the Tesla Store in the next few weeks/months.

    Also, they now have a very nice 20" Sonic Carbon Wheel option (dark gray version of the Silver Slip Stream)!

    Some nice upgrades.
     
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  3. HankLloydRight

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    Wow, they're asking for $3k more to paint the Slipstream rims!
     
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    True! But if you get them Powder Coated, it's likely going to cost you more than $3k. I wish they had these two options when I ordered.
     
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    Lol, had my local powdercoating guy do the exact same color on my 19" slipstream for 700$ installed!
     
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    vandacca ReActive Member

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    Wow, that's a great deal. It would have probably been cheaper for me to drive to Atlanta and have your guys do my wheels too.
     
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    Yes, this is new. And the high amp charger upgrade is now included in the 100D & P100D options.
     
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    $100-200/wheel is normal. Just call a couple places in your area.
     
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    Let's see what this console actually looks like. Can't tell by the mock-ups but it would have been very smart to make it high enough to act as an armrest. 6-seater second row badly needs armrests...
     
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    I'm getting all four of my rims de-curb-rashed from the previous owner, and they're charging me $220 per wheel to fix the curb rash and prime and powder coat the rims.
     
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    That's a good deal when combined with curb rash repair!
     
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  12. Gwgan

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    I'm curious about what the new middle row console does to the third row foot room.
     
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    They've made changes to the design studio in the past few hours. New picture/mock up of theThe console appears to be high enough to serve as an armrest.

    Foot room will be worse than having a 7-seater!
     
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    I doubt it. The console includes HVAC ducts which would be fed from underneath. I supposes they could make one available that wouldn't include the ductwork, but then it wouldn't be as nice as the factory installed one.

    I know a lot of people have been jonesing for the arm rests, but this takes away a lot of the benefits of having the six-seater. And unless they do something unusual, you'll loose a lot of storage volume underneath the storage cubby below the arm rests. It can't all be filled up with ducts.
     
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    I think the wording on the website is confusing people. I don't believe there is any duct work associated with the center console. If you have the 6 or 7 seat option, you get extra duct work for the 3rd row, but it shouldn't have anything to do with the console.

    Notice that the text "Rear air conditioning and heating system included" applies to all 6 and 7 seat options (with and without the console).
     
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    I see what you mean. You now have two choices of six-seat versions. One with the console and one without. So you're paying $500 extra for the console. And you're right the A/C comment is the general 6- and 7- feature.

    Anyway, my negative comment about the console still stands. Can't access the 3rd row seats, loose storage volume, loose leg room in 3rd row. Too many negatives for the positive of getting the armrests.
     
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    I totally agree with you. I'd still like to see it in person before I make final judgement, but my gut feeling is that I wouldn't get it, which is ironic since it's the one option I was dying to get since the Sept 2015 reveal (after accepting the fact that the seats don't fold).
     
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    Although I'm negative about the console, I have say that adding center arm rests for the 2nd row seats in the 6-seat configuration that could swing up and out of the way, would be a great addition. And it would take NOTHING away from the 6-seat config. I think this and some other choices makes me conclude that Tesla is sacrificing too much at the alter of production efficiency. And nothing is going to sway them from that path but a viable competitor that isn't making those poor compromises.
     

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