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Peter the Pilot

New Member
Jan 3, 2016
2
0
United Kingdom
Well I did it! Years after seeing my first Model S at a Supercar Event at Celebration, Florida, I have confirmed my order, and my new Tesla should be available for me to collect from the Birmingham, England, location late March, early April.
For the last 2 plus years we have been very happy Nissan Leaf owners but its range limitations made it the local runabout and we relied on our Chrysler Voyager for long distance touring.
We no longer need a minivan so the Voyager goes to be replaced it with a Model S. I wanted a long range tourer and this spec I have ordered.
My question to fellow members is simple. Is this the right spec, or have I missed anything really obvious that I should have included
Model S 90D
All Wheel Drive
Range Upgrade
Pearl White Paint
Panoramic Roof

21” Wheels
Next Generation Seats
Supercharger Enabled
Autopilot Convenience Features
Premium Lighting
Air Suspension
Thanks in advance for your comments – all contributions gratefully received
 

Canuck

Well-Known Member
Nov 30, 2013
6,125
5,469
South Surrey, BC
Well I did it! Years after seeing my first Model S at a Supercar Event at Celebration, Florida, I have confirmed my order, and my new Tesla should be available for me to collect from the Birmingham, England, location late March, early April.
For the last 2 plus years we have been very happy Nissan Leaf owners but its range limitations made it the local runabout and we relied on our Chrysler Voyager for long distance touring.
We no longer need a minivan so the Voyager goes to be replaced it with a Model S. I wanted a long range tourer and this spec I have ordered.
My question to fellow members is simple. Is this the right spec, or have I missed anything really obvious that I should have included
Model S 90D
All Wheel Drive
Range Upgrade
Pearl White Paint
Panoramic Roof

21” Wheels
Next Generation Seats
Supercharger Enabled
Autopilot Convenience Features
Premium Lighting
Air Suspension
Thanks in advance for your comments – all contributions gratefully received

Looks like a beauty to me -- and welcome to the forum.

My only suggestion is that if you will be having kids in the back seats (the ones who I assume were in the minivan) you may want to add the cold weather package just for the rear heated seats. My kids always ask for them to be turned on, even when it's not that cold out (on the mild west coast of Canada - which may not be too different from your climate in the UK) and it's much better just to heat their seats than the whole car, especially when going on trips. Plus, it allows me to stay cool (which I like) and my wife and kids to stay warmer.
 

Caligula

Member
Oct 14, 2015
596
149
San Diego
If you want a bit more range and utility you may consider the lower cost 19" wheels and tires. Also, it may or may not matter to you but wear and replacement therapy costs are greatly increased with the 21s. They sure do look nice though, especially on the lowest suspension setting.
 

Peter the Pilot

New Member
Jan 3, 2016
2
0
United Kingdom
Thank you for your reply. Sadly our children, and our grandchildren have moved from the UK to Leipzig, so the back seats will not be seing much use at all. However, although Leipzig is 650 miles from home the Supercharger situation seems favorable and we are already looking forward to our first long Tesla trip.
I see from your profile you too are a Leaf owner, and I thought we would be pretty unique in becoming an all electric family!
Again, thank you for your reply

- - - Updated - - -

Thank you for your reply. Yes! I admit it, I had no intention of ordering a car with 21" wheels, but then I saw one. All common sense evaporated because it looked sensational.
I am however, thinking of trying to locate a set of aftermarket 19" wheels, have winter tyres fitted and swap them between November and March.
 

Dollartile

Member
Jan 3, 2016
17
-1
Rmd canada model x 945
Well I did it! Years after seeing my first Model S at a Supercar Event at Celebration, Florida, I have confirmed my order, and my new Tesla should be available for me to collect from the Birmingham, England, location late March, early April.
For the last 2 plus years we have been very happy Nissan Leaf owners but its range limitations made it the local runabout and we relied on our Chrysler Voyager for long distance touring.
We no longer need a minivan so the Voyager goes to be replaced it with a Model S. I wanted a long range tourer and this spec I have ordered.
My question to fellow members is simple. Is this the right spec, or have I missed anything really obvious that I should have included
Model S 90D
All Wheel Drive
Range Upgrade
Pearl White Paint
Panoramic Roof

21” Wheels
Next Generation Seats
Supercharger Enabled
Autopilot Convenience Features
Premium Lighting
Air Suspension
Thanks in advance for your comments – all contributions gratefully received

if you lookinh for a yes answer you come to the right place. guess thats why you are here.

if you are lookinh for a no answer you come to the wrong place.
 

msnow

Active Member
Jul 14, 2015
4,951
2,236
SoCal
I really enjoy the premium sound system in my car. If you're not a music person then there's probably no need for it.
 

stevezzzz

R;SigS;P85D;SigX;S90D;XP100D;3LR;YLR
Nov 13, 2009
6,100
121
Colorado
If you want a bit more range and utility you may consider the lower cost 19" wheels and tires. Also, it may or may not matter to you but wear and replacement therapy costs are greatly increased with the 21s. They sure do look nice though, especially on the lowest suspension setting.

Ooh, I like 'replacement therapy costs'. Good one,.. :biggrin:

To the OP: your plan to put it on 19" winter tires during cold weather is a good one. Be sure those are LRR tires for best range.
 

mechapreneur

Member
Nov 7, 2015
36
29
San Francisco, CA
You're going to hear a ton of recommendations to go with 19" wheels. They're right. But I love the 21" wheels on our car.

I recommend the upgraded sound system. It give you a bit more bass and fills in the sound nicely compared to the tinny default system. Many will say that you can buy better aftermarket for less, but there is value in factory install instead of letting some kid at the local hi-fi shop tear your new car apart and cut wires to splice in an aftermarket set.

Otherwise, looks like a great config!
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,593
22,086
Texas
The sound system, cold weather package, and 19" wheels are the items you're missing. 21" add questionable looks, lower range, and a lot of extra cost for no real gain (any performance gain is all in the tires).
 

andrewket

Well-Known Member
Dec 20, 2012
5,704
1,525
The sound system, cold weather package, and 19" wheels are the items you're missing. 21" add questionable looks, lower range, and a lot of extra cost for no real gain (any performance gain is all in the tires).

^^ this. Congrats on the S! You'll love it.
 

CaptDaveHowe

Member
Mar 12, 2013
90
2
LI, New York
First, it looks like you covered more than enough bases for an excellent Model S. Enjoy the experience!

I do agree with another post made, regarding the 21" tires. They look good, however at a price. The ride with 21's is harder than that of the 19's. The wear factor also is not as good as with the 19's. Just a recommendation.

Again, enjoy!
 

InsaneDriver

Member
Apr 4, 2015
233
49
Miami, FL
If you want a bit more range and utility you may consider the lower cost 19" wheels and tires. Also, it may or may not matter to you but wear and replacement therapy costs are greatly increased with the 21s. They sure do look nice though, especially on the lowest suspension setting.

If you are looking for range, have to agree with the 19" wheels, I didn't see where you added dual chargers either.
 

msnow

Active Member
Jul 14, 2015
4,951
2,236
SoCal
If you find you need dual chargers (most people realize they don't) you can get it afterwards online and have it installed at your service center. No need to order that now.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,593
22,086
Texas
If you find you need dual chargers (most people realize they don't) you can get it afterwards online and have it installed at your service center. No need to order that now.
They are not an option when ordering new anyway.
 

msnow

Active Member
Jul 14, 2015
4,951
2,236
SoCal
They are not an option when ordering new anyway.

At the time I bought mine a few months ago they weren't listed on the design center either however the sales people will add it when you order so that you can finance that option if you want. Not sure if that's still an option but like I said I haven't found I need it anyway.
 

Right_Said_Fred

Moderator
May 11, 2012
3,766
30,722
The Netherlands
First, it looks like you covered more than enough bases for an excellent Model S. Enjoy the experience!

I do agree with another post made, regarding the 21" tires. They look good, however at a price. The ride with 21's is harder than that of the 19's. The wear factor also is not as good as with the 19's. Just a recommendation.

Again, enjoy!

I don't agree with the wear factor of the 21" tires. My 2013 car is at 74,000 km (46,000 miles) and I've been using the 21 inch summer tires delivered with the car and 21 inch Pirelli Sottozero winter tires I bought myself. The summer tires have about 50,000 km on them now and have worn from 8 mm to 5,8 mm, the winter tires have about 24,000 km on them and have worn from 8 mm to 6,8 mm. I drive a lot on highways, which doesn't wear our the tires as much. But I step on it every time I can! At every traffic light, at every possibility to accelerate! The secret: take turns gently. The tires wear most in cornering. And do not use the lowest setting in adaptive suspension (if available), as the rear tires will wear out more in the inside.

With this set of 21 inch summer and 21 inch winter tires I expect to be reaching 150,000-160,000 km (94,000-100,000 miles) before I need to replace them, which for me is over 4 years of driving.

For me - but that is personal taste - the car with 21 inch tires is 1,5 times the car when it has 19 inch tires. It looks so much more spectacular.
 

ArtInCT

Always Learning
Sep 2, 2014
1,713
433
Southern Connecticut
In England, I suspect the Cold Weather Package would be a great option in your damp environment.

19" vs 20" vs 21" wheels is a topic that is quite like debating religion and politics.

My advice on that topic is to get the less expensive 19" wheels which are standard and then with the savings buy the Cold Weather Package and higher end sound system.

Then over time you can get yourself a set of 20" wheels and tires. The 20" will nearly provide the looks and handling of the 21" with a somewhat lesser damage factor and perhaps less expensive tire choices.

Have fun... and enjoy the ride.
 

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