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HELP! Driving our virgin Model X in the real world?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by DrivingTheFuture, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. DrivingTheFuture

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    I've been asking myself these questions, and then I realized maybe I should just ask all of you!

    1. Will I / Should I be that guy that parks way out in no mans land just to not get door dinged or let my X front doors ding others?

    2. What will the nosy people in public do to me/ my car/ and or ask me? Will I be able to get any errands done anymore or will I become an unpaid Tesla product specialist? :)

    3. What are some tips on things that we may not have thought of / be prepared for so we don't have to learn the hard way?

    Any answers to these questions are much appreciated! Also, funny stories (and not so funny ones) will help entertain me until we finally take delivery next week (since I probably won't sleep much till then). Thanks, you all rock!
     
  2. u00mem9

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    1) yes. It blows my mind that people risk door dings to save a few steps. More power to them if they can walk up their banged up car everyday and be happy looking at it...my OCD will not abide that :)
     
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  3. TexasEV

    TexasEV Active Member

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    We're all unpaid Tesla product specialists-- and we know more than many of the paid ones, as we have practical experience with the car. Embrace it.
     
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  4. MomdelX

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    I plan to be one of those who parks way out of the way, but I also have three kids, so we'll see how that actually works out. I need all the extra steps I can get!

    Funny story: Husband (Evil Labrat) was telling me about washing and cleaning our new X and I said, "I'll just take it through the car wash." You can only imagine the look on his face... He was all, "no, no, you never take it through the car wash." And I replied, "oh, right, it's electric and all." Then I realized that didn't make any sense at all and we laughed. Mom brain is a real thing. He's in charge of washing the X.
     
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  5. Jon

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    The other question you need to have an answer ready for is "How much did you pay for it"?

    The stock answer is "They start at $XX,000, but the Model 3 will soon be out with a base price of $35,000".

    I suspect you are not the type who is interested in giving out exact details on this question, either.

    Enjoy the car!

    Jon
     
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  6. hmmm

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    1. Doh! (as in...of course...)
    2. Yes. They'll ask what it is/if you can operate the rear door/marvel at the roof/ask how fast/if they're really nosy they will as how much/show me around.
    3. (Try to) keep a smile on at all times. Easier said than done sometimes.

    But more importantly, enjoy your car!
     
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  7. idoco

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    It's a car. It will get dirty, no matter what you do. It will get dinged, no matter what you do. It will get scratches no matter what you do.

    Drive it...enjoy it...and relax :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Martin VanB

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    I confess I park my X out of the way as often as possible. I prefer to park next to other EV's because for some reason I feel they would not ding the X.

    I also get a lot of questions about the car and enjoy talking about it. The car can be a real sleeper and go unnoticed, yet if you feel like striking up a conversation just get something from the second row by opening the Falcon Wings.

    Overall it's a great vehicle and I truly enjoy having it. It's not perfect and I have had small issues, yet it is the first vehicle in a long time that makes me want to drive places.

    I hope you enjoy your vehicle and drive it well.

    Also my son adores it and my daughter likes it a lot too.
     
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  9. DrivingTheFuture

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    Yes this is the one that I really need to have an answer for. I need to think of something clever, my go to answer is so far is that it will pay itself off in 5 years (because it will, we traded in a Benz for half of it)
     
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  10. Phil Seastrand

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    My stock answer is: Far more than I've ever paid for a car, and worth every penny!

    (I think someone else originally posted this earlier so I can't take credit for it)
     
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  11. NikeWings

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    Its rarely asked anymore but if it is, I just state a range and suggest they visit the Tesla website. Tesla is much more affordable than many think and as people learn for themselves, the question will eventually cease. The price points are really no different than MB and BMW etc. and the Tesla pricing is more transparent. No need to be coy about something so easily discoverable.

    I've always parked my cars away from the masses, and I am grateful to be healthy enough to walk the extra steps.

    Enjoy your ride.
     
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    My "stock" answer is a 20k investment in Tesla in 2012 :)
     
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    1) Be prepared for inquisitive paparazzi.. Some ask for permission most don't, they are too excited to take a selfie with your model X.
    2) Request to demonstrate the Falcon wings function.
    3) Always a jaw dropper is the frunk & a big WOW for the falcon wings.
    4) I have had a couple of people starting of saying that they want to buy Model X and if I don't mind to show it to them... I always have obliged.. The conversation ends at the price.
    5) How many kilometers on a single charge,?
    Welcome to the club of Tesla promoters
     
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  14. mhan00

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    It sounds like driving the car might be too stressful for you. I suggest just giving the car to me; I'll take on the stress of driving the car for you. ;)
     
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  15. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    3) Always make sure you change the oil regularly. ;-)

    1) I had my Sig X fully XPEL wrapped but I still try to find safer places to park, especially away from shopping carts.

    2) People already touched on the main ones. I love talking about my X even though I generally don't socialize much. There is nothing like opening those FW doors to attract a crowd.

    There is a delivery check list else where on TMC, but unless you are really anal you may just want to get in the X and drive it. I had no problems at all with my doors (well until a door latch broke a few weeks ago) but I was so overwhelmed when I picked up my X that I pretty much didn't check anything I just wanted to drive it. It is an amazing ride.

    Please let us all know how your delivery goes and your impressions of your beautiful new X.
     
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    I don't know about you, but I paid quite a bit to become a Tesla product specialist...o_O
     
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  17. Chopr147

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    I found such a perfect place to park at the doctors office that I took a photo of it :) Between bushes and a new Mercedes I figured belonged to the doctor so it would not be moving anytime soon. My daughter could only shake her head at me and comment on my mental staus. :)
    Have since deleted photo or would have put it up
     
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