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How many will be ordering rear facing seats? Poll

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Lloyd, Nov 16, 2011.

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Will you be ordering the rear facing child seats?

Poll closed Feb 14, 2012.
  1. Definately ordering and putting the tikes in the back!

    15 vote(s)
    16.3%
  2. Not ordering, I have no use for rear facing seats

    67 vote(s)
    72.8%
  3. Undecided, I need more information

    10 vote(s)
    10.9%
  1. Lloyd

    Lloyd Active Member

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    1. Definately ordering and putting the little tikes in the back

    2. Not ordering, I have no use for rear facing seats

    3. Undecided, I need to see first
     
  2. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    I think very few people will want to take advantage of the rear facing seats, (Elon being one of them obviously), but I doubt their development was that expensive. At least they're useful to some people compared to the utterly useless solar roof on the Karma.
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Not ordering; the one kid I have is 5 and is shooting up like a weed so, he's going to sit the old-fashioned way in the center in the back.
     
  4. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    I really want them, voted first option, but pricing matters.
     
  5. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

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    Upon delivery of the S, I'll have 3 kiddos so i figure I'll get good use out of them.
     
  6. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    We don't have a minivan, so on rare occasions when we want to go somewhere with the grandparents that is when we'll put the kids in the back. Next year they will be 4 and 6, so about the right size.
     
  7. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I chose the "not ordering" option, but that's only because we will be lucky to get one years use out of them and I'm worried that kids back there will fry in the FL sunshine in any case.
     
  8. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    I've got 3 kids, but by the time I have the car none of them would fit back there anyway--would rather have the cargo room anyway.
    I actually had gotten the impression that the seats would be standard equipment and am glad to know that I don't have to have them--was already trying to figure out how hard it would be to remove them.
     
  9. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    The seats seem to "come and go" quickly... maybe they've been designed to unlatch?
     
  10. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    I'm just 25, no need for those seats, no kids!
     
  11. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Why not just stick with a Roadster? :wink:
     
  12. Citizen-T

    Citizen-T Active Member

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    Ditto. More interested in the seats folding down so that my year-old Boarder Collie doesn't destroy the seats.
     
  13. strider

    strider Active Member

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    We just have one child and our best friends have one child so with the rear-facing seats we only need to take one car to go places.
     
  14. dmckinstry

    dmckinstry Model S - U.S. P - #1649

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    My youngest grandchild is already 9, so no reason for them.
     
  15. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    My youngest is 15 years old and 6'3", so he won't fit; my oldest is 18, so grandkids are too remote to consider.
     
  16. ckessel

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    I voted no, but it depends on the cost and what it means. If it's $500 bucks and the seats are removable, well, sure then, just in case I have friends over with kids and we want to take one car somewhere. Most likely though, it's not dirt cheap, so my answer was no.
     
  17. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    The roadster is real fun, but the Model S will be there for the cruising and transport.

    I sometimes travel with a lot of stuff. Another reason for not taking the seats, saves space!
     
  18. herbvdh

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    My son is 27 so no use either.

    IMHO a great option though.
     
  19. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight _____ P85 #549 _____ Sig Red / Sig White

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    My son (only child) is also 5 and 48" tall. I think that means he's only got 10" left. By my calculations that means he's got only 2 years left from today and we won't get the car for another year, so that means 1 year of actual use.

    Besides we would not put him back there except when there were a total of 4 adults in the main cabin.

    Finally they say that those are safest seats in the house and that there is a strong crossbar beam in front of their legs (able to withstand a truck running into the back of the car on the highway) but I remain skeptical that it is as safe as being in the 2nd row (traditional rear seat).

    With that said, I checked the box for "not sure" because if they were only a $500 option (I'm guessing $1,500+ more likely) then we might still bite on it.
     
  20. NielsChr

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    #20 NielsChr, Nov 18, 2011
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    At pressent (ICE) my trunk is always full when driving the car to/from our cottage - Model S seams so roomy, that It is actually posible to carry the luggage in the front and at the same time make use of the additional seats in the back.

    My kids are 3 and 8 years now, so could be handy to have if they need top bring friends. I guess I will likely have them, but in the end the price matters, If it's sub 11.000 dkr (aprox 2000$) I'll go for it (sales price in denmark incl vat)
     

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