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Last day... Carbon Fiber upgrade a good bargain?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by Quesder, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Quesder

    Quesder Member

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    With the Leather interior you only need to pay $250 for carbon fiber upgrade.
    At beginning it looks cheap, but then when you look into Model S design house, it cost extra $1000 to get it.
    Then it sounds like if you don't pick it, you are an idiot.

    But what's the benefit of it besides different look? Is it more solid and durable? I say it touches good, but doesn't necessarily looks better.
     
  2. outie

    outie Active Member

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    You make your purchases purely based on bargains...? Get something you like (aka looks good to you).

    The CF trim is so light it will save few lbs from your car and you can probably get to 60mph a bit faster.
     
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  3. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Member

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    It's all about looks — personally, the carbon fiber trim doesn't do it for me. But if you like it, get it. You're spending $90,000+ on a car, what's $250 more to make it look the way you want?
     
  4. PedanticOne

    PedanticOne MyTesla Refresh Champion

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    The amount of weight you might save from this is so minimal it will make no measurable difference in your 0-60 time. Want to make a bigger difference? Get lighter wheels, or simpler yet, don't have that burrito for lunch.
     
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  5. outie

    outie Active Member

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    It was a sarcasm in responding to "what's the benefit of it besides different look"
     
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  6. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    Do you like the way it looks? If so, buy it. If not, skip it.
     
  7. dragonxt

    dragonxt Active Member

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    There's nothing special about it. Just the way it looks. Carbon Fiber is often an option on higher end sport cars, and some people like to have it. From a luxury standpoint Carbon fiber is usually avoided. Either way it does not matter, It's just the way it looks. If you prefer it over the other trims, then get it.
     
  8. Screwbal

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    This just came to mind and I know it's too late for the OP but a perk CF may have is a smooth surface for a suction mount. I can't speak to the wood smoothness but the CF in my S is smooth and I've seen others use it as a mount point.
     
  9. davandy

    davandy Model X 90D Pearl White full option AP2.

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    I had the Carbon fiber look in my Model S but it looked like a picture of Carbon fiber and not the real thing.
     

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