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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. Chopr147

    Chopr147 Active Member

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    Sure, lease an S with the full intention of maybe going back to a BMW at leases end. Go into thinking that way but there is NO way you will go back to an ICE after driving this car. Of course I am biased but I did test drive a 535i in my vehicle search. Once I test drove the S it was all over baby! And I cannot for the life of me remember why I was even looking at other cars. :)
     
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  2. M3Trade_In

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    My "former" 2014 M3 Convertible was the 4th BMW I have owned....finally test drove the Tesla at my wife's insistence, and I had no problem trading in my M3...Love my Multi Red S70, Panoroof, 21 inch tires.
     
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  3. SarahsDad

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    Was exclusively BMW for 20 years (320i-->325i-->540i-->M5/E60) before discovering Tesla 3 years ago. Never looked back. I don't think I can ever buy another ICE.
     
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  4. soooma

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    Wow
    great reply
    My car was manufactured Aug 2015?! And has V on the vin not E
    Which version is it?! V1?!
     
  5. cranker2k

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    I just sold my 2011 E93 M3 Convertible (DCT, 424hp I think), but still keeping my E39 M5 (manual transmission) that was heavily modded including air intake, Tubi and SuperChip, Dinan Stage 3 suspension, etc (total 430hp).

    We have an X90D coming, but did test drove a P90DL Model S and X. M3/M5 tare different cars then Tesla Ps. At 80mph, these naturally aspirated engines are just clearing their throats at 3rd gear ready to go to 6th while the electric model has no gear . But because of them not being Turbo, they get clobbered by P90D from 0-60.

    There are times that I love the quiet power of Tesla, but there are other times the revs from engine and the deep bass exhaust note of the Tubi Style just priceless.
     
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  6. soooma

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    Great feedback!
    From a great enthusiast!!
    Thank you bro
     
  7. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    Its threads like these that have the German manufacturers worried.
    Ex Mercedes driver here, now 2014 Model S 85, never going back.:cool:
     
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  8. Mike K

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    Before my Model S I owned a V10 M5, 470hp tuned 535i, a 6 speed manual 550i and a 535D. I miss them all of never. On occasion I miss the noise of the V10 but not the spun rod bearings or 12 miles per gallon. Other than that, nothing. People think they're going to miss the "soul" of a high reving internal combustion engine but a) the V8 M5 already has no soul compared to the S85 and b) the S has soul. It's not worse; just different. The sound of the motors at full tilt isn't something that's going to elicit gasps from bystanders but it sounds cool nonetheless.

    You won't miss it.
     
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  9. soooma

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    Inspiring post :)
    Thanks
    Keeping fingers crossed :)
     
  10. soooma

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    LOL
     
  11. soooma

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    Thank you
     
  12. Mike K

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    I should also say, I LOVE the F10 5 series. The one thing I do miss is the interior of a fully decked out 5. The leather is nicer, the fit is better, the color heads up display, my B&O stereo, the coded LED headlights that would beam split. The look of a 2014+ 5 series with LED headlights and the M-Sport package is intoxicating to me. I could very easily go back to a 535D or 535i with a tune without feeling as if it would be a huge step down.

    That said, still not much desire. For all the Tesla's quirks - and try to tune out the people here that insist it has none - it is far and away the best overall car I've owned.
     
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  13. soooma

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    Great post
    Thanks Mike
     
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    Went again today to test drive the Tesla P90D with kids and I like the car, and interestingly the Tesla guy without mentioning names was drooling all over my M5 and took pictures for his buddy :), and he was in awe am when I he him listen to B&O in my car and the exhauste ;) but no regrets on my part at all except for how Tesla can't get the seating position to be low enough for people like me coming from sports cars!! The seating position isn't the most terrible I've seen and not exactly uncomfortable !! It's just ergonomically not perfect if you know what I mean !!

    It's a 2 year journey
    I will keep you posted and hope I get out of it into the P100D with better seats and ventilated seats in future
     
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    I'm good with the rest of this, but seating position? A higher seating position doesn't change the physics of the car turning, does it? I've owned performance sport cars, so I know how you feel in one. Just wondering why a lower seating position is preferable to you?
     
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  17. HankLloydRight

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    I haven't read every word in this thread, but my other car is an E39 M5 that I love to death. I've also owned many other BMWs (325i, Z4, 335i convertible, etc), so I'm a big BMW fan (also spent lots of time on m5board).

    But now the M5 is my winter beater I drive in the snow. Or the car I take to the train station. Or into the city when I don't want to valet my P85+. I still love driving it. But that's almost never. ;)
     
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  18. soooma

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    I dunno,
    But get in M6 or a Jag and AMG and you'll know what I am alluding to!
    Seating position has to appeal to all tastes from really low to really high and you find your sweet spot! But if you feel you wanna be lower in the car that ain't good !!
    And actually it could perception as I feel the whole car can be lower than my M5 but in the cabin I am seated to high to my liking!!
     
  19. Greer

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    To OP,

    I have owned M5's for the last 12years, (E39 & F10) and my next car is going to be the P100D. I am also a member of M5post.com and I saw you over there. Is this site the best and most informative Tesla forum out there? Thanks for any guidance.
     
  20. PtG62901

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    What you are talking about is how much adjustment the seat has? Ok, that is an interesting criteria. The Model S doesn't allow you to get low enough to the floor of the car. Thank you, I don't agree, but I appreciate your explanation.
     
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