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New Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Brunton, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Brunton

    Brunton Pontificating the obvious

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    I thought I was immune to the "gotta have the latest and greatest" bug, but now I'm not so sure.

    In late March of this year I took delivery of my 90D, and it has been delightful!

    But I missed out on:
    • New headlights
    • Bioweapon defense mode
    • Autopilot 2.0
    • 100 kwh battery
    to say nothing of the new styling and all that other stuff.

    I'm thinking it might be time to take a bath by selling my current car and purchasing a 100D when they become available. Most of the new features are interesting but not enough in and of themselves, but the allure of a car with the hardware required to allow it to truly drive itself some day, plus the 30-35 miles of additional range has really got my attention...

    Then again, maybe I should wait until Autopilot 2.0 really is up to snuff with the software as well as the hardware, and see if a bit more battery capacity appears in the next year or so while AP 2.0 matures.

    Isn't it great to have such first-world issues to deal with? :D
     
  2. Model S M.D.

    Model S M.D. Ludicrous Radiologist

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    These are my thoughts on the matter. Just enjoy your car and at least wait for the 100D and for AP 2.0 to mature. By that time there might already by 2170 cells in the car, premium seats on non-P Model S, HUD, other goodies etc. Its also interesting to note that Tesla Glass is a real product/division within Tesla. Who knows what the future will hold!
     
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  3. Saghost

    Saghost Active Member

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    I'm still expecting a bunch of other new stuff to show up before the 3 ships in volume - remember we were teased that they hasn't shown the final steering wheel/controls and that the new screen style would make more sense later.

    I want self driving, but I'm going to wait for another year before I look seriously at replacing.
     
  4. dhcp

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    I felt that same pang of anxiety too, especially with AP2 but talked myself (as previous posted said) that it will take some time for that stuff to get sorted so I'm expecting 2 to 3 years then I can buy the top Model and it will be pretty refined by then.

    Other than the AP changes, right now most of the updates are fairly incremental, wait for the big wallop and even then give it a little time for maturity - nobody wants to be the 1.0 owner when the 1.2 version is the perfect one.
     
  5. PtG62901

    PtG62901 Member

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    Humans obsess, find something else to think about. I have ideas about how to use that brain power, but to each his own.
     
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  6. Stoffa

    Stoffa New Member

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    Just consider you're probably going to experience the exact same scenario all over again (i.e. wanting to sell your car after one year). If that doesn't bother you then go for it.
     
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  7. Rockster

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    I concur with the suggestion to wait. If AP 2.0 is compelling you to upgrade then there's no reason to upgrade until AP 2.0 is truly here and functioning satisfactorily. The unforeseen collateral upgrades that might be available by then would just be icing on the cake.
     
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  8. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    There will always be something better coming soon. Just enjoy your car and not having to drive an ICE.
     
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  9. RWcarbon

    RWcarbon Vendor

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    +1 to the waiting suggestion. Enjoy your Tesla and wait to jump to something new once the new features are perfected. With technology pertaining to cars advancing so fast, there may be new features coming out in the near future that make what you're currently missing not a big deal.
     
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  10. LuPapa

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    You answered your own question. Wait until the AP 2.0 cars are delivered and actually live up to the promotional video put out by the manufacturer. It will take them a while to even match AP 1.0.
     
  11. No2DinosaurFuel

    No2DinosaurFuel Active Member

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    Just wait. Your car is still years ahead of most cars on the road. Stop comparing to new tesla because there will always be a newer tesla.

    Like I said about buying the latest tesla. The only way to get the latest tesla is to not ever buy one because the moment you bought it, a newer one with more features is already out.

    Full self driving will be years out at best. And probably require more hardware in the future.

    The extra range is nice, but 90KWh is quite a bit already. The only nice thing about the 100D IMO is the extra fast supercharging, but it is not worth the money and most CA superchargers are reducing power anyways if you are traveling in CA.

    The new lights are cool but not necessary and definitely not worth the cost of upgrade.

    New looks? Sure it is a bit better but honestly if you cared about car looks you would probably look at other cars.

    Finaly bio defense? Nice name but unless someone actually attack the US with a bio weapon, I doubt most would care. Or if you live in China with their horrible air pollution. Also it does take more of the trunk space.

    All in all those upgrades are nice but not worth the money of buying a new car IMO.
     
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  12. DIL

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    By waiting 4 years you might also be able to buy an electric self-driving Porsche
     
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  13. Canuck

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    But then he might be on a trip cursing at the crowded, slow, public charging networks as he drives by a Supercharger site that he can't connect to while wishing he didn't trade in his 90D for it. There's always something for us to obsess over.
     
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  14. Blu Zap

    Blu Zap Grinning member

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    Consider leasing instead of buying in the future. More expensive in the long term, but flexibility to swap out for current technology. Personally, I bought mine and plan on keeping it for 8 years. Exactly what I bought and then some!
     
  15. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Is that website still available that allows you to place bets on all kinds of stuff? I wonder what kind of odds they give on this one.
     
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  16. EVie'sDad

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    #16 EVie'sDad, Nov 8, 2016
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    Had mine for the past year, not worrying a bit about any of the newer features OP references. When I buy my next tesla, which assuredly I will, it will come with all the latest new fangled gadgets, bells and whistles.

    Enjoy what you have, it's a marvelous piece of technology.
     
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  17. pilotSteve

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    .... or, by waiting 4 years since I bought my 2012 Sig S85, I can now buy a 90D with self driving and get it this December! YUP, confirmed yesterday.
     
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  18. jmsurpri

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    I bought my 85D in march and I've also gone through a lot of the same thoughts about missing out on a lot of new features. One of my biggest worries has been depreciation if I were to sell and upgrade. However, one silver lining that I totally forgot about is the RVG. At least I have an absolute bottom that I'll be able to sell the car for in a few years and by that time hopefully a lot of the AP2 features are developed and in production.
     
  19. mercer2

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    I bought my p85d in august of last year, did the ludicrous upgrade, and have seem many changes that have made me think about upgrading the car already at least 3 times.

    But after analyzing What is important for me. It would be down to range and autopilot level 4.

    I would change for a range increase of at least 40%

    Tesla's new battery will be more dense and less expensive
     
  20. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    1. It doesn't apply to your car directly due to "bought" instead of "lease" in your quote.
    2. It doesn't apply to the market generally because...
    Tesla ends ‘Resale Value Guarantee’ on new vehicle purchases

    FYI
     

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