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Loaner S 75, quick thoughts from an S 70 driver

Discussion in 'Model S' started by e-FTW, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    My car is at the service center for a few days. They hooked me up with one of those white Model S 75s from Enterprise. Those are newish base cars.
    Coming from a base Model S 70, this is an incremental upgrade, and am perfectly fine with that. I'd rather not taste the P100DL life, thank you very much. Too dangerous for my bank account. ;-)

    Thoughts on differences, aside from lack of remote access in the app or the absence of a sunroof:

    Premium Upgrades/Powered lift gate (I don't have that, but did upgrade lighting with Abstract Ocean)
    • That lift gate is very handy when loading/unloading things.
    • It'd be nice if it auto-closed after a time-out, or had the foot wavy thing.
    • Man, interior lights are weak, can't see a thing in the trunk. AO for the win.
    • Nice to have, but confirms my choice to use the money for other options.
    Smart Air Suspension (I have coils)
    • Nice to have
    • Helps with my garage entrance, but that is about it.
    • One concrete highway induced a vibration that had our heads bouncing rapidly. Not cool, mine did not do that in same spot. Small sample size, ymmv.
    • Confirms I made the right choice.
    Next gens seats (I have the base textile ones)
    • Nicer than mine
    • More bolstering
    • Has headrest adjustment, did not try it, busy driving, see last section below...
    Is it just me, or is this thing faster than mine?
    • But this is a 75, is it not the exact same power?
    • I definitely feel a difference when gunning it.
    • Was that tire squeal on launch?
    • And that felt like wheel hop or something...
    • Feels “alive” way past 30 mph, which I enjoy out of a RWD car.
    • Oh, wait: it's uncorked!
    • Ok, if you can uncork and have not already, DO IT. Now.
    No Autopilot (I have AP)
    • No amount of tugging on the third stalk...
    • Or messing in settings gets me any Autopilot love.
    • I guess it only has radar cruise control. That would be fine.
    • It will soon slow down for this car in front.
    • Right?
    • Righhh...
    • BRAKE
    • Wow, this is horrible
    • No AP, no lane keeping, no radar cruise control. No summon.
    • This sucks, waaaaaa-waaaaaa!
    • Am driving myself all the time, like a chump.
    • #firstWorldProblems
    Hope you enjoyed this change of pace from whatever else you were up to. :)
     
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  2. MIT_S60

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    I've only had the luxury of 2013 service loaners. I do highly envy the power liftgate (bummed it became standard a few months after taking delivery), and I really envy the massive frunk (I put in the HEPA filter since I didn't get PuP but I would have taken a frunk large enough for pizzas any day). I played around with Smart Air Suspension but don't really care for it. I did get a P85 once or twice, which left me envious that the S75 RWD isn't eligible for performance uncorking (I wish I had gotten the 75D, but really have no need for the D).

    On the other hand, I had a 2018 Cadillac CTS for a Hertz rental recently (nice free upgrade from a Corolla, minus having to pay for premium gas). I found myself mainly missing having the rear view camera always on and obviously TACC/AP, but I REALLY liked the driver's seat vibrating in lieu of beeping for parking sensors, cross traffic alert was awesome, and real blind spot monitor lights were quite convenient.
     
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  3. whitex

    whitex Active Member

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    Most 75D's got "uncorked" at the end of last year, and of course all new ones made since already come uncorked. The uncorking makes them 1s faster 0-60mph than before (>100hp unlocked, so also evident in highway driving). Non-D 75's made before the uncorking did not get the upgrade, but once made after the announcement did. If your rental was a newer S75, then it is definitely faster than your S70 - it's not just a feeling. Current 75's are very close to 100's in terms of acceleration (official 0-60mph puts S75D only 0.1s slower than S100D).
     
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  4. croman

    croman Active Member

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    New 100D is much faster than spec. Came in at 3.5s 0 to 60. 75 is 4.3s. 75Ds are 4.2 but some reporting 4.0.

    Definitely more power to DU.
     
  5. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Well, this little experiment ends tonight, my car is on its way back. Good thing too, as the extra-speed was growing on me...
    My 3 will definitely be a 'P', whenever they come around.
     

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