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Model X - Should we take the plunge?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by smisra, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. smisra

    smisra New Member

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    Hello esteemed members,

    My wife and I live minutes from the Tesla Factory and have always been facinated with Teslas - esp the Model X since it now fits our needs (we have a 1yr old, with plans for more ;) ). We would love to take advantage of the unlimited supercharging + $1000 referal discount before they run out in a few days. However, we have some questions before we make one of biggest purchases of our lives:-

    • Exterior colors - what are the best looking colors on the Model X? What are the 'low maintenance' colors?
    • Enhanced Autopilot - is it worth it to spend an additional $5K now?
    • What are the restrictions of fitting a Model X in a garage with functioning FWDs? My Lexus GS 350 fits but I have a pillar right where my rear door ends
    • Some Tesla owners have voiced concerns over some navigation system issues - are there still issues?
    • Service Plans - what do you recommend?
    • From a financing PoV, did anyone get a better deal than the 1.99% APR that Telsa is offering? Is it a better option to club financing with a HELOC instead?

    We hope that you could help answer these questions and maybe guide us on the best ways to save, issues that we should be prepared for and other general tips. Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. Tam

    Tam Active Member

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    Best looking is dependent on your eyes. You'll be the ones have to look at your car the most so you have to decide.

    'low maintenance' colors might just be psychological: All colors need car washes.

    It depends on you. It's a convenience feature. It's safe as long as you know which scenarios that needs your manual control.

    Since you live near, why don't you ask for a demo in your garage.

    You mean mapping system?

    It's not the best but it works for me most of the time.

    My rule of thumb is: technology can help but you can't totally depend on it. It may want take you to a long detour instead of a short cut. I just have to look at it and approve or reject its routing.

    If you plan to stay with your car, then I would pre-pay the service plan and get the discount.

    Otherwise, you can pay more as you go.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Pdkj

    Pdkj Member

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    Unify financial credit union is offering as low as 0.74 apr With some restrictions. It's who I'm planning to use once my delivery date gets close enough
     
  4. Khanhvngo

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    Hi, my wife and I are about in the same boat as you are! We have a 2 and a half year and we have own the x for about 4 month now!

    The car is amazing! The color for us that we think looks amazing is the pearl white!

    The FWD turns out to be very useful, getting my baby in and out has never been easier! I love the door and so does my wife, it will fit most place np.

    For auto pilot, we have ap1 and I love it, we did a 1k road trip and AP drove 98%of the trip, it was very relaxing!

    Free charging for life, you have to take advantage of that if you are going to buy anyway!!!!!

    We went through Allaint credit union for 1.79, they get very low these day!

    Please my refer code if possible?
    khanh8645
     
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  5. Ormond

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    I find silver to be good at hiding dirt. I've got the pearl white, and enjoy it.

    Definitely borrow a Model X for a garage test. It's bigger than your Lexus. The doors may not open fully in your garage. Tesla will bring one to your house or let you drive one overnight.

    I enjoy Autopilot. Try it on your test drive. It depends on your driving style.

    You're welcome to use my referral code, "Scott6610" for your order.
     
  6. mohanman

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    JUST DO IT! We only live once, Im almost 40, only 10-20 years left. Bought mine after test driving for 10 mins. Didn't even look at all the colors etc. So far I love it.
     
  7. RollinMS

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    I this helps I had a loaner the other day to test the fit. I had a Lexus GS350 as well. I was able to fully open the FWD in a standard garage. However, there was less than an inch between the doors.
     

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  8. GreenBear248

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    @RollinMS
    Did you manually set the opening height for FWD and Trunk for the garage? Or do you allow the sensors to decide?
     
  9. RollinMS

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    So at first I let it try on its own. It started and made it about 18" and stopped. I manually raised it up and click the "set automatically at this location" Now every time I park in there it goes all the way up. It's nowhere near as flexible as Elon demo'ed with those Minivans. As you can see in the pic it detected the Impala and the bike on the left. The front doors too. And that was with the suspension set to standard. My hope is that when I get mine with AP2 the summon feature will be working and I'll really not have to load up in the garage often.
     
  10. smisra

    smisra New Member

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    Thanks for the awesome feedback and suggestions everyone. I'm making the deposit today and loaning the car overnight. Will leverage the 7 day cancellation clause as per the rep. Thanks again everyone!
     
  11. ModelX

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    Excellent!! As far as Navigation it seems a lot better than my Lexus! Enjoy! Sounds like all your questions have been answered! Enjoy!
     
  12. dragonxt

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    I hope you ordered yesterday, because ventilated/perforated seats are gone.
     

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