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Farewell Model X and Hello Lincoln Navigator

Dalia

Member
Sep 25, 2015
60
48
Chicago, IL
Sending my farewell to my Tesla family. It’s been a great 2 years and 3 months, but it just wasn’t working for us. The harsh cold here in Chicago killed my battery. I was always anxious about traveling far. My family is far and my daughter does travel soccer. The interior was getting tight for my growing 3 girls. Kids we’re getting car sick in the car all the time. In all honesty, it just wasn’t the fun family car we used to have. My husband has a Tesla Model S and that was another reason. Having two electric cars wasn’t working for us either. We needed the convenience of a gas car. Anyway, I’m happy to buy another American car. I’m loving the Lincoln Navigator.
 

Gpa9504

Member
Jan 27, 2018
161
113
USA
Hey man- I can’t bash you at all. I am thinking about selling my 2018 X after only 3 months. There are some locations and conditions these cars (and the company) are less than optimal- and way worse than alternatives.

Thanks for giving it a try. Big investment and sorry it did not work out.
 

stefan.bc

I see dead headlights!
Jan 14, 2017
174
92
OR
How are the kids getting car sick all the time? I'm looking to get the Model X because of the cold weather. Preheat the cabin without opening the garage door would be so awesome.

In my experience the vents in the B pillar blow cold air while the front ones blow warm air. My daughter was crying because it was too cold while I was warm. On almost max heat the mid vents were blowing almost cold air. Tesla service said it's normal. I don't have the car anymore. Please test before you buy, hopefully they fixed the issue(s)
 

JohnSnowNW

Active Member
Feb 13, 2015
2,654
2,783
Minnesota
Everybody has their own requirements. We have 3 boys, parents live 600+ miles away, we are subjected to even colder conditions, and we only own EVs. The Model X works just fine, and the kids haven't complained of car sickness.

I'm sure the Navigator is fine, if you don't mind having to gas up in the cold frequently, and haven't been ruined by electric driving.
 

NewTMSMan

Active Member
Aug 21, 2017
1,089
1,392
USA
yeah I would hate the convenience of falcon wing doors or being able to pre-heat/cool my cabin as well. Good luck.

You're joking about the FWDs I hope. Biggest PITA about the X is the FWDs in a garage. Half the time they won't open at all as they detect the garage door opener overhead, that they will come no where near. Other times they will open partially only and I need to manually open to use them. They look cool for a bit, but are not practical at all in use.
 

JohnSnowNW

Active Member
Feb 13, 2015
2,654
2,783
Minnesota
You're joking about the FWDs I hope. Biggest PITA about the X is the FWDs in a garage. Half the time they won't open at all as they detect the garage door opener overhead, that they will come no where near. Other times they will open partially only and I need to manually open to use them. They look cool for a bit, but are not practical at all in use.

They only occasionally won't open fully in our garage. We find them quite practical to use.
 

tpham07

Active Member
Mar 21, 2017
1,965
2,201
Rhode Island
You're joking about the FWDs I hope. Biggest PITA about the X is the FWDs in a garage. Half the time they won't open at all as they detect the garage door opener overhead, that they will come no where near. Other times they will open partially only and I need to manually open to use them. They look cool for a bit, but are not practical at all in use.

Yeah that Like Tesla family on youtube was totally wrong. I couldn't see loading kids or carseats into a model X either.
 

TexasRat

Member
Jun 5, 2018
599
651
Austin, TX
You're joking about the FWDs I hope. Biggest PITA about the X is the FWDs in a garage. Half the time they won't open at all as they detect the garage door opener overhead, that they will come no where near. Other times they will open partially only and I need to manually open to use them. They look cool for a bit, but are not practical at all in use.

I don't understand. Can't you just geotag your garage at home if they do clear and then you'll never have the issue again?
 

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