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Now standard with automatic rear liftgate

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Spidy, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Spidy

    Spidy Active Member

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    No longer part of the Premium Equipment Option.

    Didn't see a post about this and since it is one of the main reasons many people got this option and is easy to overlook I thought it deserved its own post.

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  2. IsellCisco

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    Makes it even harder for me to decide if the premium package is worth it to me. The only real reason I would want it is for the power liftgate and leather steering wheel.
     
  3. Burnt Toast

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    Wish they offered this as a retrofit at service.
     
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  4. OBX John

    OBX John Autonomous Driving Enthusiast

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    Leather steering wheel is standard. I can't tell the difference on PUP cars.
     
  5. hingisfan

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    Zero reason for premium pkg now imho
     
  6. BBB4000

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    I'm so disappointed this was not standard when I bought my car in December. There's good and bad with Tesla constantly tweaking their packages..this time I was on the bad side of it.
     
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  7. No2DinosaurFuel

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    Yeah most people got the premium for the power liftgate. Now that's is is standard, I highly doubt anyone would pay $3500 for those upgrade. I hear the wiring for all those lighting is there. You just need the end part. I.e. LED handle can be achieved simply by buying the led handles and plugging in the power to them inside the door, which can be easily removed with some tools. Same goes with the LED interior lights.

    I think going forward tesla will reduce the price of the premium package for the model s.
     
  8. calisnow

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    Wrong. I bought the premium package for the HEPA filter after reading the scientific literature of how damaging chronic pollution exposure is and how almost half your lifetime exposure is due to driving.
     
  9. boonedocks

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    Have you used the HEPA filter option much. I have used it on just a few occasions as it is unbelievably loud and runs the fan at full speed to create the "positive pressure inside the cabin" I am not sure is you lower the fan speed, which I have done because of the noise, that it still has the positive pressure affect. Outside smells are gone but I am not sure about the rest.

    Just curious about how you have used it?
     
  10. Pinot.Noir

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    I think the HEPA filter is always in use. The Bioweapon mode is only meant to create the positive air pressure, but I believe the normal air conditioning goes through the filter.
     
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  11. boonedocks

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    If that IS the case then YAY!!!!!! I would guess that means less dust and stuff in the cabin all the time. I keep my car sealed tight except for entering and leaving, which is why I went with the all glass roof and not sunroof.
     
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    This is my understanding as well.
     
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    Yep I think this is the case. In theory bioweapon mode should keep even more particulates out but it is quite noisy as we all know.
     
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    I thought they just fixed this with a recent update so you could run bio at lower fan speeds.
     
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    I can turn the speed down but I am not sure how much the "positive pressure inside the car" is affected in doing that
     
  16. P85DBeast

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    Finally! We used to get PUP for the power lift gate along with some other options that come with it. I don't know if were going to get PUP on our next Tesla.
     
  17. SabrToothSqrl

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    HEPA filter... nothing opened... bio weapon...

    amazing humans made it this far... *sneaks off quietly to his 2 stroke jet ski** lol
     
  18. Tony_YYZ

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    Weird how Power Liftgate was standard in Canada and is only now standard in USA.
     
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  19. thegruf

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    maybe this is a pre-cursor to the Premium package being re-specified with some new options.

    Could ventilated seats be about to make a comeback?
    what else would you like to see?
     
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  20. P85DBeast

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    I also feel like something new is coming.
     

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