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Just pulled the trigger on P90D Fully loaded in the wake of 2 lease deals!! Problem is?! M5 owner!

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by soooma, Aug 26, 2016.

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P90D vs Ultimate Driving Sedan M5 Comp Pacakge?!

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  1. soooma

    soooma Member

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    Currently in an M5 lease Comp Package with 575 horse power and this is my second M5 and 5th BMW in a row !!

    I test drive Tesla 2 years ago and I wasn't ready back then!

    Thought I could just do it again and test drive a P90D Ludicrous and get away with it unscathed but boy was I wrong or should I say LUDICROUS?! Pun intended ;)

    Guys please
    I need feedback
    I am having cold feet and already out down 2500$ and non refundable as you may well know and car is being transferred to NC in a few weeks!!

    Red P90D fully loaded with sticker 145k including rear facing kids seats :)

    Coming from M5 "Antique" sedan :) as you may have guessed I have a zillion questions and legit concerns please tell me the good, bad and the ugly :)

    You will surely see a lot of me in the upcoming weeks, I am a car enthusiast and a very active M5 forum person!!

    By he way many people at M5 forum started atoning me already for being the NUTZ M5 owner who's jumping ships to Tesla!!

    In a nutshell I don't know what to expect?!

    Thank you
     

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  2. TEUNTSLA

    TEUNTSLA Member

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    From a Base 85 owner, your buddies will soon follow your foot steps. The Tesla drive is unparalleled.
    The forum is full of experiences, you may want to narrow down what you are looking for.
    in short, to answer "what to expect" - is to never drive a gas vehicle again because nothing will compare.
     
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  3. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    You will never go back to 20th century automobile technology. Soon you will be driving the future.
     
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  4. callmesam

    callmesam Member

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    I have the slowest vehicle Tesla has ever made, you will never have a moment's doubt compared to an ICE.
     
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  5. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Plenty of former M3 and M5 people here on the forums. I'm sure they'll chime in. I love how my "lowly" P85 drives. Just a joy to drive.
     
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  6. Darren Donovan

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    Is your M5 affected by the fractured driveshaft problem? BMW has put out a recall. Teslas are not that much more reliable than Bummers but at least there's no driveshaft to worry about.
     
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  7. SΞXY P100D

    SΞXY P100D Member

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    ultimate
    being or happening at the end of a process; final.​

    BMW "the ultimate driving machine" is so yesterday. Welcome to the new world, and congratulations!
     
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  8. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    I had a few BMWs, M3, etc. Once you drive the Tesla you'll wonder how you could stand the noise of an ICE engine. BMW even creates fake engine noise through their audio systems. That's crazy.
     
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  9. bonaire

    bonaire Active Member

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    You coulda got a classic P90DL out of inventory for a starting price in the $110s the last couple weeks. For thrills for 2 years, a good price.

    Don't live your life in forums or care what others "online" think. Get out there and decide based on what you want to do.
     
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  10. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    I am coming from 15 straight years of BMW's. Not an M5 like you, M3 and 4 Series, but handling between our series didn't differ too much (at least to me). You obviously had the huge ponies over me. I test drove the Tesla and the acceleration was unlike anything. Remember, there is NO GEAR BOX. As you know, acceleration is linear and about as fast as you can process. Getting a Tesla PXXXL model would surely quench your thirst for raw acceleration. About the only thing you will miss is the ICE exhaust noise. Granted, that is missed at times, but you can hear the wind or music better in the Tesla. :) Why panic? Do the Telsa, and if you find it's not for you, go back to a BMW or whatever is the car at the time.

    There are plenty of youtube videos showing a Tesla leaving serious muscle cars in the dirt acceleration wise, and the T is not too shady in handling either... YMMV.
     
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  11. Buckeye

    Buckeye New Member

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    Recently moved from a Audi S4, 5th straight Audi. Thought I miss the "real" engine sound and enjoyed "rowing" the 6 speed. Took me about 2 weeks to forget the color of my Audi. Haven't looked back. Take the leap, I pondered all things you did.

    Only, ONLY thing I miss is the size of the car. The Tesla is big, but only noticeable when parking in tight spaces.

    Stop stressing and look forward to enjoying!
     
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  12. nwdiver

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    Hmmm... depends... which car has more electric range?
     
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  13. ColBatGuano

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    I have a 2006 M3 CP manual, purchased a 90D in July.

    Things I miss: Instant throttle
    Smooth ride
    Passing power
    Passing gas stations
    Talking to my spouse with my inside voice
    Listening to music and hearing the lyrics
    I miss these things every time I have to drive the M3. The MS is by far the best car I've ever owned. The handling is precise, the steering maybe a little light but precise, the traction dry and wet is incredible, the brakes are strong and smooth but who needs them (regen), and the trunk space for road trips is better compared to an SUV or station wagon.
     
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  14. PtG62901

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    #14 PtG62901, Aug 26, 2016
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    I figure the time I spend at a Superchanger will be less then the time I spend at gas stations and getting my oil changed. I have a week or so to go. Jump, if you can.
     
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  15. omarsultan

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    Love my P85 - would not trade it in for anything but another Tesla.
     
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  16. brkaus

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    Do it.

    It's a lease, so you know your exact out of pocket cost and there really isnt any maintaince cost or future value concerns.
     
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  17. viperboy

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    As a fan of both cars (and owner of neither), I've always loved BMW's m5. It's rare you get a car with speed and luxury in one package. That being said, Tesla is clearly the winner in terms of technology / advancement. The only reason I would go with the m5 is for extended road trips (1k+ miles) - but since you lease, it doesn't sound like that's in the plans.
     
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  18. Rhyder

    Rhyder Pan fried in a tasty batter

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    5000 miles on my S90D. Also have a Genesis Sedan, 2 BMWs (X3, 330i convertible), and Infinity FX35 in the family. Very impressed with the handling/stability (read: LOW center of gravity), smoothness, and general operation. But the killer ap is the "point and go" feature. The instant torque simply renders ICEs obsolete. When you push the go pedal, it's almost like the car teleports you to that next spot on the road. No lag. No shifting. No noise. No drama.

    The only issue is that my face is still sore from grinning so much.
     
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  19. HookBill

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    It sounds like you have become both the father and the son in your conflict:
     
  20. Walta

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    I am a very happy P90DL owner coming up on 20K miles.

    The ONLY ugly with the P90DL - if you are getting an early version we are calling V1, you do not get the range specified. You should get around 268 miles on a max charge, but instead it is more likely around 250.

    The only bad I would give is the interior isn't nearly as plush as you might expect... but will suffice.

    The performance is intoxicating. NOTHING touches it off the line. If you are lined up with any other car at a stop, you will win.
    Currently I have not lost to anything. Lamborghini, Ferrari, McClarren and a slew of motorcycles.
    Just the other day a M5 owner tried to do a rolling blitz through a red light where I was stopped. I caught him out of the corner of my eye and stomped the pedal, in a split second we were side by side, then I went passed him.
    The next light he gave me the thumbs up. Very cool.
    So then we tried to race from a start at that light, but he spun the wheels and I was long gone.

    Best of all I can do this stuff all day for no real cost :)
     
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