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Model S or BMW 740LDXdrive

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by kooljack, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. kooljack

    kooljack Member

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    Help me decide .. i have my MS85 configured (not confirmed) as White, Pano, Leather, Piano, Tech, Park, Fog, Dual C and the cost is same as a BMW 740 long wheel based diesel all wheel drive with M package.
     
  2. MikeC

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    Model S.
     
  3. GSP

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    That's easy: Model S

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  4. Krugerrand

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    This is a trick question, right?
     
  5. Rockster

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    You are on the wrong forum for an unbiased opinion.:smile:

    I have to believe that you're astute enough to know that. Which, to me, means that you really want the Model S and you're just here collecting reinforcing opinions to compel you to do what you know is right!
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    What forum is it we're all on here???????? (on edit - you beat me to it, Rockster...)
     
  7. kooljack

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    Well i own a BMW 540 and leaning on Model S .. but the leg room on 740L for the rear passengers is what stopping me to confirm.
     
  8. Raffy.Roma

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    Think to all the gas (and CO2 emission) that you will save. And the Model S is even more beatiful IMO.
     
  9. richkae

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    Are you a chauffeur?
    Do you plan on being chauffeured?
    The Model S has lots of rear legroom.
    Are your friends professional basketball players?
     
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    Well when i drive .. i normally have my seat all the way back .. so the family behind need leg room ..
     
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    There is plenty of leg room in the Model S. IMO the truth is that you are afraid to drive pure electric. But believe me it's nice to drive pure electric. Can't wait to drive pure electric. (Still don't have an electric car unluckily. Hope to get it soon)
     
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    You might consider that the elegant (IMO) piano m a y reflect too much sun light for some folks. :cool:
     
  13. mesalum

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    Having owned a BMW before. I can say it was a POS. Get the Model S.
     
  14. johnnyS

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    the sticker price may be similar, but the model S will be significantly less expensive in the long run. So far the model S has a high resale and the cost of electricity will be a big savings over gas. I am 6'-4" and the leg room is very good in the model S. The model S will be much more impressive to your friends.
     
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    Unless the passenger behind you is over 6 ft. They will have plenty of leg room. And if they don't they can sit on the right side of the back seats.

    I don't see how that is an issue compared to the multitude of other compelling reasons to buy the S. Seriously?

    Internal combustion engines are so last century. It's 2014!
     
  16. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    #16 CHG-ON, Sep 16, 2014
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    From a totally biased driver, of course...I was spending $500+ per month in gas. That's all gone now. And while I think BMWs are completely awesome, the Model S P85+ (well, any of them will) will kick that poor guy to the curb. If you have power at the house and reasonable remote charging abilities, I can't think of an argument for an ICE vehicle any more. Just wait, gas powered cars will be yesterday's news before we all know it. Not just for cost, but for the rock we live on.

    But isn't it nice to have such a hard decision make?
     
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    #17 Ames, Sep 16, 2014
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    Noooo....don't do it. That car just plain sucks, I had one for a year (a fully kitted out 750 LI) and it was the least loved of all my automobile possessions ever.

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    That's mine on delivery day - it was all downhill from there. Awful turbo lag, knocking suspension, too many gimmicky options (my fault for speccing them all), an iDrive interface that was so unintuitive that it forced me to stop on the highway just to help my rear passengers to watch a DVD, a dealership unable or unwilling to deal with the issues, and worst of all RUN FLAT TIRES - harsh, noisy, fragile, and expensive.
     
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    Go to the BMW Users group and see what they say. If there is any doubt expressed you will have a better sense of the direction of advice. If you just want legroom in the back, then a Lexus LS460L has enough for a basketball player in the rear seat (not the regular 460.)
     
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    I'm 6'2" and found the back of a Model S (with pano, which increases head room) more comfortable than most cars, even with the seat pushed fairly far back.
     
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    Sorry that I must disagree. I think the MS is quite uncomfortable in the back, especially due to the "high floor" (i.e. your legs are always bend).

    HOWEVER, I would never ever want to drive anything else than the MS. It all depends on what is important for a person. If the passengers are more important that the drivers joy AND if you even THINK about not getting an MS AFTER test driving it, you should not get one.

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    Sorry that I must disagree. I think the MS is quite uncomfortable in the back, especially due to the "high floor" (i.e. your legs are always bend).

    HOWEVER, I would never ever want to drive anything else than the MS. It all depends on what is important for a person. If the passengers are more important that the drivers joy AND if you even THINK about not getting an MS AFTER test driving it, you should not get one.
     

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