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Confirmation at 12:01 Midnight Tonight - Need Help!

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Sam Gabbay, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Sam Gabbay

    Sam Gabbay Vendor

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    Here's my story. I ordered the Tesla Model S 70 last Sunday. This whole week has been killing me, anticipating tonight's confirmation. Last night I was debating whether or not to go with the 85. Is the extra 40 miles worth it?

    Side question. How do I view my iPhone playlists on my Tesla. I know there's no direct link via USB. My BMW currently can view playlists, songs, etc while over Bluetooth. Is this possible or should I do a feature request?

    Thank you!

    Sam

    Soon to be Tesla Owner
     
  2. Galve2000

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    You need to give us a bit more info about your driving needs/habits. I grew up in Brooklyn and now live in Manhattan and I would say -- for me -- the extra milage of the 85 and the D vs the non-D is worth it just for the extra milage in North East winter. Every mile counts!
     
  3. Larry

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    If it's a commuter car it won't make any difference but if you plan on road trips I think the extra 40 miles makes it more comfortable from a range anxiety standpoint
     
  4. purplewalt

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    Do the 85.

    Once you get the car, you will find reasons to drive it everywhere.
    Even if you never plan to get below 39 rated miles in a 85, you have that extra bit of comfort over a 70.
    In the EV world, Real world range is everything.
    Cold weather alone can alter what you think vs. what you (now) KNOW, and significant cold weather alone would cause me to get an 85.
     
  5. Spyder14

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    Agree--if you have the $, spend it on range.
     
  6. stevezzzz

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    #6 stevezzzz, Feb 7, 2016
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    The only thing I'd pony up for ahead of the bigger battery is the Autopilot feature. If you don't need the range then you're probably commuting in the S and you will absolutely love how AP lowers your stress levels at the end of a stop-and-go commute.

    As to your other question, playlist integration with iOS devices is underwhelming. You can see what's currently playing from your bluetooth-connected device, skip tracks forward and backward, and control the volume. That's about it.
     
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    I'd for sure upgrade to 85D if you have the funds. The range and performance benefits seem very sizable to me.
     
  8. DougH

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    Go with the 85, you will not regret it.
     
  9. jeffro01

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    Always go with range...

    Jeff
     
  10. Sam Gabbay

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    Final decision...

    Tesla Model S 85
    - Midnight Silver Metallic
    - Black Next Gen Seats
    - 19" Wheels (Brooklyn has some potholes)
    - Panoramic Sunroof
    - Rear Wheel Drive
    - AutoPilot
    - Subzero Weather Package
     
  11. mobe

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    Skip autopilot, do D. Enable autopilot later when you have the funds.
     
  12. DougH

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    I'd skip Subzero before AP.
     
  13. Larry93428

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    Well done, Sam!
    Now the waiting begins.
    ~Larry
     
  14. ggnykk

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    Go with 85D, it is a no brainer. $10000 USD give you the extra range AND also one second faster for 0-60mph time. It is a huge performance and range boost. 85 also has faster supercharger time, and you will use less extreme upper and lower State of Charge for the battery.
     
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    Reading another posting, and it appears the S85 nor S85D are no longer available in US, so I checked the Design Studio web page.

    Perhaps a S90D in lieu of the S85(D)?
    There is no S90 rear drive only, only a S70 or a S70D.
     
  16. stevezzzz

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    #16 stevezzzz, Feb 8, 2016
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    That's perfect; you'll enjoy it. And I hope you get it in time to use the heated steering wheel this winter: it's almost sinful how much I love that little feature.

    Looks like you were one of the last to be able to confirm a RWD 85: with the recent changes in the Design Studio it seems that the only RWD car Tesla sells is the 70.
     
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    Looks awesome, you're going to love it!
     

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