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I have failed. Now, to mitigate...

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Eclectic, Dec 26, 2016.

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  1. DrivingTheFuture

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    When I got a loaner S in lieu of our X while it was in for tires, I thoroughly enjoyed being a bit more "one with the car" as described earlier in the thread and nimble. Made me anxious to get my driving gloves around the wheel of my model 3... I'm sure it won't disappoint.
     
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    All fun ski man, no worries at all! But when you're done with being soggy and waterlogged, point your Tesla south and we'll introduce you to some fresh air and sunshine. ;)
     
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    Nothing to mitagate, your wife is always correct. We have both the S and the X (wife's car) and she does not want to drive the S anymore. She has always had sports cars, Alfa and Jaguar XKE and a Mercedes SUV, she told me that the X is her favorite over them all and it is all I can do to pry it from her hands. Although I would not consider myself a aggressive driver I think the X does extremely well in aggressive driving situations. Keeping in mind that it is an SUV and is very heavy, when I first test drove an X I was suprised at it feel and handling.
     
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    We have a X 90D, and drove an S P90D loaner for a few days recently. The X feels more stiffly sprung, whereas the S feels a smidge more agile (weight?)

    Overall we prefer the ride of the X, as the S felt a little "big sedan" whereas the X feels "sporty SUV"
     
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    You have to understand that both Model S and X have much lower center of gravity than its class suggests. (Lower CG means better in handling curve). For example, based on NHTSA (safercars.gov, same agency that do crash rating), Model S has the same CG as a Ford Mustang, which is much lower than Model S competitors in the same class, such as BMW 3 series, Mercedes E class etc. For Model X, I don't think there is an official figure at NHTSA yet, but it will be just slightly higher than Model S. At worst case, the CG of Model X would be the same level as BMW 3 series or Mercedes E class. Yes, you read that right, a huge SUV has the same CG as a BMW 3 series sedan!! Needless to say, Model X has the lowest CG of ANY SUV out there on the market.
     
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    Yeah, definitely a bit waterlogged. Perhaps that's why I'm lashing out. I need some sun to lift my spirits! Some great snow in the mountains right now though. It's actually supposed to get really damn cold for the first couple weeks of the new year so I may just have to take you up on the trip South. :cool::D;)
     
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    Nothing better than sunshine to soothe the spirits. And @jbcarioca has offered you dinner in RPV!!
    All of this hospitality because of a pano roof. :)
     
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    All we need to do is set a date. Alternatively a tiny side trip to Rio de Janeiro and dinner can be better, with warm summer evenings too. It's 91 F as I write, but our only BEV sold new is an i3.
     
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    Same situation here. I like sedan, sports car is even better though, and wife always like SUV. I got my S and wife got her X, both performance versions. In essence S is a sports sedan and X is a taller sports sedan that seats one or two more "adults" and has a lot more bells and whistles which I actually like. I would not have any issue to drive the X anywhere any car I want to take to. To give you some background my previous car was a Porsche Cayman S, many say the best handling car in the industry, that I have kept until this year when I got the X.
     
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