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Door issues/Real world Pro's and Con's list

Discussion in 'Model X: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by MichealW, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. MichealW

    MichealW Member

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    #1 MichealW, Mar 25, 2016
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    I am having lots of door issues. I have noticed you have to be careful with the automatic front door due to traffic coming etc... I also dinged a car yesterday with my drivers door thinking it would stop and it didn't. The car was fully next to me from the back of the car to the front. Also, tonight I opened up the passenger door for my wife and it just barely missed a fire hydrant by literally a hair. I realize that would have been my fault but I can see that happening again to me at some point maybe next time I won't be so lucky. I guess I'll only open the door manually if I know its safe? Has anyone else been experiencing these issues at all? Hopefully it will get better with software fixes? I will say I haven't really had any problem with the gull wing doors so that's good.

    Ok on to the Pros and Cons list after 2 weeks.

    I had an Model S for 2.5 years before the Model X FYI.

    Pros
    Speed- I got Ludicrous mode and it is a beautiful thing! I have been driving a slow model S 85 for 3 years. lol...
    The large windshield rocks! My favorite thing!!
    Falcon doors that my kid can open from inside or out. Standing in the car to put his seat belt on.
    air-con in seats
    Way more comfortable seats (I had a 2013 S)
    Self driving is unreal! You literally feel like you are living the future.
    $25,000 in rebates plus another $10,000 for a total of $35000 in tax rebates. Win-Win
    When I ever seat more than 4 people I will be a happy camper. Haven't yet.

    Cons
    Automatic doors are awesome sometimes and scary other times as I don't really trust what they are going to do.
    Back seat backs that shine and get finger smudged easily.
    I don't like the push button doors. Too hard to push and they need a tutorial every time someone new gets into my car. Also, with S doors you didn't have finger print marks on the door handles.
    Not near as much room for storage. Smaller back area and frunk.

    So that's whats up... Just my opinion just thought I would share...
     
  2. loganintx

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    You say "Air-con in seats" but every other post bout this says the ventilated seats are not blowing air conditioned air.
     
  3. MichealW

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    You know what... I thought that was just my imagination that it didn't seem cold. Your right, it just blows warm air. Better than no air I suppose... ? I guess I better put that on my cons list. lol
     
  4. K-MTG

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    When did you take delivery?
     
  5. MichealW

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    about 2 weeks ago.
     
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    I would consider you lucky, otherwise the problems others reported who took delivery earlier this week are much worse
     
  7. openwyder

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    Congrats!
    How does one qualify for $35,000 in rebates, I thought it was only $10,000 in CA?
     
  8. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    My guess is he is speaking of the business based rebates.
     
  9. MichealW

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    IMHO there is a big mistake in your calculation. You are mixing CA rebate ($2.5K), federal tax credit ($7.5K) and Federal tax deduction ($25K). The last part reduces your taxable income by $25k and not the tax bill. So depending on your tax bracket, this would translate into $6K to $9k in tax savings. There could be another $4K savings from accelerated depreciation. I still does not add up to $35K in tax savings. You are potentially look at $23k-$25K in savings.
     
  11. MichealW

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    Yep! Your right. Thank you for your clarification.
     

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