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Emergency Poll: Would you forfeit ventilated seats for 100D

Discussion in 'Model X' started by MasterT, Jan 20, 2017.

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Are ventilated seats worth keeping over 100D range?

  1. Yes, keep the ventilated seats with 90D

    20 vote(s)
    23.3%
  2. No, dump the ventilated seats and get 100D

    66 vote(s)
    76.7%
  1. MasterT

    MasterT Member

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    Hi all,

    as you probably know 100D is available starting today. I don't care about free supercharging, not one bit - not long distance traveler, and if I would travel, it would probably be within the allocated free range. So, free supercharging carries absolute 0 value for me. IF I travel more, I can afford to buy few hundred dollars of electricity.

    Ventilated seats, on the other hand, are (at least were) very desired option for me, being in South Florida (Miami). I've tested ventilated seats on multiple Teslas and test drove a few and liked it. I dont have kids, dogs, and generally careful - so durability is also not a big concern (should it be?).

    I also dont drive much. My yearly mileage is .... 6,000-7,000 maybe.

    I dont need unlimited supercharging and also dont need the additional range 100D provide, but here is what prompted me for this poll: you can always buy electricity, but you cant buy additional range for your car.

    So, with 100D battery, the "fast charging" zone of the car would be wider; the eventual degradation of the battery would still allow longer range years later.

    I currently have 90D with ventilated seats (and unlimited supercharging) slotted for late March production.

    Now is the question for those that have and used ventilated seats in hot climates
    : are ventilated seats worth keeping over 100D range?
     
  2. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I have a 90D with ventilated seats and supercharging, I would rather have a 100D.
    I am in SoCal and the ventilated seats don't really do anything and I don't use Superchargers much. Only did two road trips with my X
     
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  3. PeterK

    PeterK Model X Owner

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    I am not in a hot climate - Boston area - but I've used my X all summer and the seats were helpful. However in my case I would choose the 100D. But given your minimal long-distance driving and location in Miami if I were you I would stick with the ventilated seats.
     
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  4. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    If you don't travel long-distance, I'm not sure why you would care about 90 vs. 100?
     
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  5. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    I always aim for the longest range. But everyone's different so I think you have to decide.

    How about this - you buy a 100D without perforated seats and I'll trade you my 90D with perforated seats. If you don't like it, I'll trade you back if you can still find me. ;)
     
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  6. MasterT

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    That's the thing, I dont care, but it's logical to evaluate options that will not be available in the future: you can always buy electricity, but you cant buy additional range for your car once you have it.
     
  7. FURY

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    The ventilated seats that I tried on a slightly warm So Cal day, were of no significant value, for cooling, IMHO, on then90D last month. 100D, IMHO. Must be a good reson that Tesla discontinued the ventilated option.

    Thank you very much

    FURY
     
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  8. vkathuria

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    100D any day
     
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  9. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Does it include your airstream? :)
     
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  10. Xminus6

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    I actually like the ventilated seats. It's subtle but I feel an effect. I have been thinking about it since my X is only a month old and ironically today is the first day where the added range would have made things a bit easier but u still think I'm happy with the vented seats. Unlimited SC is if minimal value to me though. 99.5% of my usage wouldn't benefit from the extra range.
     
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  11. larmor

    larmor Active Member

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    Range, range, range. 100D
     
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  12. MasterT

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    Wow, am really that off with my valuation of ventilated seats?o_O
     
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  13. Stasla

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    Go with 100D and white seats, they stay cooler than black and even tan when it's hot out.
     
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  14. deonb

    deonb Supporting Member

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    Based on these two statements:

    I would say it seems that you're personally better off with ventilated seats.

    I average ~7000 as well. The number of times over the last 4 years that I wished the car had longer range was exactly once, and that was back when there were ~20 SuperChargers in total worldwide.

    What a 100 buys you over a 90 is the ability to maybe skip a SuperCharger on a multi-charger trip. Which, based on how much you travel will rarely - if ever - happen. You'll get more out of the ventilated seats - since you say you already tried them and liked them.
     
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  15. MXWing

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    100D, tint all windows including windshield.

    Easiest choice in the world. :)
     
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  16. ModelX

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    I travel longer distances and would like the 100D; but sounds like you might benefit from the ventilated seats. I think it is best to consider which you would use more-which sounds like the seats.
     
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  17. Dcr26

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    100d. The larger battery gives you freedom to remote start the AC on hot sunny days so you always get in an air conditioned car. Ventilated seats won't be needed then. Also buy the best heat reflective window tints
     
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  18. MasterT

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    Wow, thank you to everyone voted and/or commented - you guys really helped me a lot.

    THANK YOU
     
  19. MisterT2

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    I was wondering if you had to change your interior also? If I change, my wife does not get her scheme.
     
  20. Sully's8

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    Let me guess.... tan seats, figured ash, black headliner? Same boat. Skipped upgrading. . . I want that interior and my ventilated seats. . . Deal breakers. . . I also will lease rather than buy so I'm not upside down in 3 years when the cars are worthless because Teslas will be flying or at least have 3x the current range the way things are headed. Stick with what you ordered. . .
     
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  21. MXWing

    MXWing Active Member

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    Ops Model X will only have 35000 miles after five years. That makes it a poor lease choice.

    You pay quite a premium on leases with zero equity to show for it.

    I don't think Teslas are as worthless as you think they are after 3 years.
     
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