As it may have happened to a few more I placed an order for my 85 on Sunday 5th. Yeah, right, just before the 70 D was made available. Great way to start: I've been dreaming about ordering a Tesla for two years and finally made it: convinced me & my budget, my wife ( the hardest to convince :tongue placed the order, came to peace and WTF, a 70D shows up, creating big time confusion: did I make the right choice??? I never spent so much time reading and questioning around about that 70D and the 85. Eventually, I made my choice, 85 it will be. Here is my reasoning, might help some others, or not. This is so personal indeed. Anyway, here is my story. When I had convinced my budget that it was ok and I could go for it, I targetted the 85D. Adding all the options I wanted, I came to 101k+. Next step, was convincing the lady. She did not agree. :scared: After explaining the budget, she was still not convinced. But understanding this was important to me, she settled for it, but I had to lower my budget. The compromise was to drop the D. We don't have hard winters here, the country is rather flat (some minor hills), and we do travel once a year to the mountain to ski, but so far, chains have helped my FWD car easily. I'm convinced the 85 RWD with chains will be as good. So the D was more a nice to have than a necessity. But on the other hand, the extra 25 miles, even if looking minor to some, will allow me to travel with less stress, at the speed limit and with the car nicely warm or cool. Yet, this was not enough for me to be at peace with the 85. Eventually, the following though confirmed me with my choice: what if the 85 had not been available as a choice at all? This would have meant a 85D with less options, which would have not been a long term good choice. Or a 70D cheaper or with some more option I don't need, but with lesser range. So for my budget, yes the 85 is my next car. And I also believe I'll be part of the happy few driving a silver 85 RWD, a car already a classic and that younger generations will fight for in 25 years, when Tesla will be producing millions a year Anyway, I am so eager to drive that car!