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Model X First Reviews

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Qualchan, Sep 30, 2015.

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  1. Porfiry

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    Their review of the S remains extremely positive. They score the Model S as perfect across all performance, handling, and safety categories. I see no evidence that they have any deliberate anti-Tesla bias. Their X review is complimentary on those same categories, but is critical of build quality and the doors. Frankly, they say nothing that should be news to anyone who has spent 5 minutes on TMC.
     
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    Again, not having seen the in-depth subscription content, I was surprised they didn't mention windshield ghosting.

    As for the conspiracy theories, I don't think they're in the pocket of anyone. They seem to work hard to get donations and remain a neutral consumer advocacy publication.

    The X isn't an easy car to like right away if you're the pragmatic type. But I do think it's eventually likable to pragmatists once they shed some preconceptions. My feeling is that Consumer Reports is the ultimate in pragmatism, and it just takes a while to see past the showy things. I'm personally getting there..
     
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  3. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

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    Say it's not so. :)
     
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    Hey, both cars were in the garage today, and I chose the X for a trip to Home Depot in Napa. And it was not due to the cargo space. :)
     
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    Sorry, I was referring to CR's original great review and a rating of recommend. They later reversed the recommended rating, due to reliability concerns. Sorry, I don't subscribe to CR, so I can't seem to get to the model S details. This article is the best I can do.
     
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    Even though they may have retracted their Model S recommendation last year, they are recommending it now. Reliability is assessed by build year, so these reliability ratings are constantly updated. They weren't happy with the reliability of 2014-built Teslas, but things have improved every year, and now in 2016 the Model S is given an "excellent" rating. This reflects well on Tesla, and I'm sure that reliability of the X will similarly improve in the coming years.

    Now, I accept that the paywall does conceal most of the interesting information, but let's put to bed the idea that CR is negative on the Model S, because that's not true.
     
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    You will realize its actually a positive review if you manage to go through the whole review.
     
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    PeterK Model X Owner

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    Surprising because the Daily Mail is very conservative, pro-Trump and anti climate change.
     
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    Great review:
    Hint: Watch more than 2 minutes... ;)
     
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    Pretty funny. I like his style
     
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    Matt Farah reviews MX P90D
     
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    He got a couple of things wrong, but overall not terribly far from what I'd say about the car. The GPS obviously doesn't need cell service, the Google Maps display mechanism does.
     
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    We took our first road trip. And my wife just wrote a wonderful review on our MX. I've been reading these posts daily and I know it gets stressful but believe me it's worth the wait. Here is a link Lizcarlile.com if you're interested in the review.
     
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    Well written. Enjoyed reading it.
     
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    Hi all, I posted the following to another thread, where it was suggested I instead post my thoughts and photos here. So here goes.

    Picked my X90D up a few days ago. Good experience overall- unlike any other previous car purchase I've made. Very low-key, stress free. Paperwork took about 5 minutes (had to wait about 20 minutes for them to put the paperwork in order).

    Fit and finish overall exceeded my expectations, especially having read though some previous owners’ experiences.

    A couple of minor issues:
    1. A portion of the rubber seal that touches the top anterior surface of the right front passenger door sticks out by about 4 mm when the window is closed- kind of like a little appendix. I haven’t yet noticed significant wind noise, so I won’t complain about it.
    2. When the third row seats are folded, a segment of cloth tube is exposed (normal) behind both seats. Well, behind one of the seats, they neglected to place the cloth tube, so I have 2 wires (both of course housed in their respective sheaths) “exposed”. I showed this to the DS, and I’ll probably have it addressed at my 12,000 mile checkup.
    My X has some very minor panel alignment issues, but not enough for me to have them addressed- I’d like not to risk any unnecessary cosmetic damage. I’ve seen alignment issues on colleagues’ MBs, Porsches, Audis, and Maseratis. No biggie. Also, I scoped out other X’s and S’s on the lot being prepped for pickup, and they too had minor alignment issues.

    Front windshield ghosting: it’s there for me, but isn’t at all an impediment to my driving. My wife doesn’t really notice it.

    I had the salient points of the Delivery Checklist in the back of my mind, so I didn’t take my paper copy with me while doing the walk-through.

    The product specialist was chill, patient, and recognized I already knew as much about the car and Tesla Corp. in general as the average Tesla employee, so he basically showed me a few key features and that was that.

    The car is BEAUTIFUL. I mean, I am driving the Starship Enterprise. I’m driving a work of art. For my wife and I, coming from a blue collar, Toyota/Honda background, no other word describes our ownership sentiment except “blessed”. We’re truly, utterly blessed to have been able to afford this car, and we pray we’re able to make use of it in good health.

    We got the MC White color, and it’s gorgeous. It’s got pop. This of course is subjective, but we absolutely love the color combo we chose.

    I hadn’t test driven a “regular” 90D before driving ours, so I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of driving experience in a non-P version. I have to say I was shocked by the power the 90D has. My wife and our toddler absolutely loved it every time I slammed the pedal to the metal. Acceleration is effortless. It’s as smooth as gliding a butterknife through soft butter.

    The falcon wing doors draw crowds. I hadn’t expected random folks to stop to take photos of our ride- would have been nice had they sought permission first but- oh well.

    About a half hour after having left the Service Center, it occurred to me to test my Tesla app out. I had remembered reading on the forum that the app hadn’t worked for some people. Lo and behold, my app logged me into the car, and I achieved another level of amazement. I had never had a car that I could communicate with in this manner- and the thought of it only getting better immediately promoted a nerdgasm.

    I sincerely thank the active and supportive members of this forum. As nerdy as it sounds, I really feel I’m part of a special (not elite) group- a family of sorts- and for that and much more, my wife and I are truly thankful.

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  17. BeardedBro

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    Because I hate typos :mad::confused:
     
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    Enjoy it and drive it in good health!!

    Which wood trim do you have? It looks great!
     
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    Thank you!

    That's figured ash wood- my wife locked this combo in a day before Tesla stopped offering the ash wood with the ultra white interior.
     
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