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Model X - worth buying now

Discussion in 'Model X' started by boney12, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. boney12

    boney12 Member

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    hello members,

    I am planning to buy a new Model X. Are there any known issues with falcon wings door? I understand there were issues in the past, but would like to know before I sign up for a significant investment.

    Thank you!!
     
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  2. mal_tsla

    mal_tsla Member

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    Each car is unique. Our 2016 had zero FWD door issues in the entire time we've had it.
     
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  3. Sandiegodoug

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    My 6/17 x100d has had zero fwd issues.
     
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  4. boney12

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    Thank you both. for your prompt response.
     
  5. AndreyATC

    AndreyATC Member

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    Just traded my 3yo X for new Raven X
    I had Zero issues with my P90D
    Hoping not to visit service center for another 3 years
    Solid car
     
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  6. Lhshockey24

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    Moving on from an early 2017 MX P100D and just took delivery of a 9/19 built long range X.

    Never had door issues with the other car. The new one appears to have made some adjustments to the frame around the door to avoid the spots it used to rub.
     
  7. boney12

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    Thank you!!
     
  8. ChadS

    ChadS Last tank of gas: March 2009

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    Dec 2017 X with 27k miles. Never had any issues with the doors.
     
  9. profunctional

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    Got a new 19 raven x and it has been 100% solid.
     
  10. teethdood

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    04/17 MX: no FWD issues
    12/18 MX: left side FWD developed a phantom "object detected" issue, turns out sensor was loose, service center reglued it and all was fine.
    Main FWD problem I found has nothing to do with the mechanism. Every time I opened it in public, I felt like I had to hurry up and close it because I'm showing off or something. Some will get over that feeling easily. I've always felt it though.
     
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  11. Lhshockey24

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    THIS. I love how easy it makes getting the kids in and out, but I wish it didn’t also scream LOOK AT MY FANCY CAR.
     
  12. Mcstatic

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    Had my raven perf X for about a month and zero issues at all. Get the car and love it.
     
  13. jet44

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    Did you have any shudder issues with your new raven performance X?
     
  14. boney12

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    I thought i was the only one who felt that it would just be too gaudy of a sight to own a Model X with those robotic doors opening upwards.But. I guess, it seems to be a shared feeling :). I think it is more to do with almost all other car on the planet made with conventional door, makes MX feel a bit out of place. But I guess, our of place can be a good thing too.
     
  15. Lindamon

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    Just had a visit from my daughter and granddaughter. Used the FWD all the time, it’s soooo easy to get the child seat in compared to other cars, and entry/exit is a breeze.

    2019 X Raven, had it two months now, 4000 miles, love the car more than any other in the last 46 years of car ownership.

    FWD are too cool, and very useful. Best car ever.
     
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  16. earlyretirement

    earlyretirement Model X 90D

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    I have a 2016 Model X and the Falcon wing doors used to open all the way up but the past several months only will raise part way. It's totally annoying. Even when there is no obstruction. I always have to manually open them and hold it down to manually fully open them.
     
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  17. jet44

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    What did your SC do to address that issue?
     
  18. Terthen

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    in a software update, they changed default to not open all the way. Any chance this is left in that setting? I think it is in settings-vehicle-falcon door height? The change was made like 2 years ago though... so wouldn’t be just past several months... but worth checking and making sure set to Auto and not Low
     
  19. Terthen

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    no issues for my 12/2016 version.
     
  20. jerseygirl18

    jerseygirl18 jersey girl

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    IDK, i must live in a very jaded area..no one seems to notice my car, my "wings" or anything. was kind of bummed by this , honestly! i will say i showed off the Xmas setting to some gals at a shop and they did whip out their phones to video it!!:p
     

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