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First impressions, Model X versus 3 year old Model S

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Cosmacelf, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, if I knew I wasn't going to need 7 seats from time to time, that's what I would have done - just gone with 6. The middle seat is a bit compromised in that you can't sit there and use the second row cup holders at the same time. I haven't seen a 6 seat config, but it would seem to make sense that you'd have good access to the third row without the middle seat.
     
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    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

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    Great writeup. Is the air suspension not able to adjust your ride comfort as well as height? Perhaps you have not had a chance to try various stiffness settings yet?
     
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    I went with 20" - I had 19" on my Model S. Yes, seats are white, they feel nice, supportive. Who knows how well they will hold up! I've got kids, so I'll be putting them through the torture test...

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    Yeah, the Model S rear view wasn't great, the Model X is worse. Not very useful since you don't know what you're missing as far as being able to see or not see.

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    Does it have stiffness settings??? I haven't seen that...
     
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    Thanks for the review! How was energy consumption during your 500-mile drive back?
     
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    #25 ohmman, Jan 1, 2016
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    So as a point of reference, I have an 8' ceiling but my garage door itself is at 7'8". The rails for my door are at 7'3", and those would be the lowest obstruction for the doors. Next time you're out there just chilling with a tape measure (!) and feel like stopping the doors a few inches shy of your door (7 footish), I'd love to know how much clearance there is under the door. You know, just in your free time. :roll eyes:

    I'm going to add your reference to the garage doors thread I started a while back, FYI.

    Edit: This one's easy - did the doors stop early in your garage, or were they fully opened?
     
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    Thanks for the thorough write up. My question is in comparing the S to the X is the X a lot easier to get in and out of from the drivers seat? I'm tall with creaky knees and the S is a little bit of an issue when getting out.
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    #27 Cosmacelf, Jan 1, 2016
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    The FW doors do stop early in my garage. Still lots of space under the doors, so if they had to stop even earlier for a lower high garage, I think it would be fine.

    Btw the front doors are pretty cool. They have infinite detents meaning that that they stay open at any angle as opposed to most cars that have just a few open positions. The software doesn't yet auto open upon approach but they have a cool auto close feature. Just press on the brake in the drivers seat and it closes.
     
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    Do you think they are stopping because they detect the rails, or the black "J" shaped bar that pulls the garage door up and down that hangs a couple of inches below the rail? I am wondering what would happen if the kids open the FWD in a closed garage and then someone puts up the garage door opener while the FWD are in the open position. Would the FWD be low enough so the black "J" shaped bar on the garage door doesn't scrape across the open FWD as the garage door moves up the track?
     
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    If someone opens my garage door after the tailgate on my Jeep is open there will be serious damage. It would be pretty careless to open a garage door if the FWD are up. Most likely the design of your garage will determine if the FWD open high enough to be hit by a garage door opened after the fact.
     
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    It has happened several times where the kids are getting in one car in the closed garage because of the cold weather and the other driver is arriving home and opens the garage door while pulling in the driveway not knowing someone is loading into the other car.
     
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    Another thing I noticed today while driving around - the default ride height is higher than the Model S ride height - there is more ground clearance. Places that I would have scraped the bottom of the Model S are clear on the Model X.
     
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    Was your air suspension at low, high or very high at this time.thanks for your excellent information.
     
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    One thing you can do, assuming your garage door is properly installed and moves smoothly, is mess with the tension control on the opener. It's possible to make it very sensitive to resistance, and damage would be pretty unlikely.

    My 1970s wooden garage doors sadly require quite a bit of leeway in tension control because they hang up here and there. So I don't have as much wiggle room on that front. I still doubt there'd be much damage. Just put your hand in the way of the door while it's opening and see how much it takes to reverse.
     
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    I am surprised to hear this about the frunk. i thought the Model X was supposed to have a larger frunk. Do you think the non performance version will have a larger frunk? I am glad to hear about the extra space around the seats in the second row. Since I will also end up with the 7 seat version, I am sure I will use this on longer road trips quite often. Thanks for sharing such practical comments with us all.
     
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    The default appears to be low on the Model X. There is also a very low setting, but that only occurs at speed.
     
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    Thanks that great news.
     
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    Well, the Model X has a larger frunk than the tiny Model S dual motor frunk, but it isn't as large as the original Model S frunk, as that also had that hidden cube storage towards the driver.

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    No doubt awful. I drive fast (even with autopilot) and temps were from 32 to 45.
     
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    Thanks again for very very useful info you are posting and answering all our questions.When you have time and if you can post photos of the trunk/Cargo space will be very much appreciated...I saw some from Bonnie's photos of Low, flush and high positions of trunk space but could not appreciate the potential space within. I have 3 Kids and cargo space is very important. I am thinking of Thule transporter 665C to the tow hitch if need be. Frunk is always a bonus in tesla.
     
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    Congrats!! Thank you for helping people out and explaining about the car. It makes an interesting topic to read.
     
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    DaveT Searcher of green pastures

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    Hi Cosmacelf, can you talk some about the driving dynamics of your X vs your P85? Does the increased height and weight of the Model X compromise the handling at all (vs your P85)?
     

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