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Picked up my Model X Sig today

Discussion in 'Model X' started by madodel, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    Picked up my Model X Signature today in Springfield NJ. Quite happy with my choices. My DS told me the only thing they had to do was replace one sensor in one FW door. Problem with adhesive not curing correctly. Car is amazing to drive. Auto-steering is scary at first, especially when it is driving on a curve. The X perfectly maintained distance as traffic slowed and sped up on the highway. Haven't tried auto-lane change.

    One thing I found out that I haven't seen elsewhere is that all X's have the hardware for Ludicrous mode, but the $10,000 option is to activate it in firmware and change the badge on the back of the car. They actually had my car setup for Ludicrous but that was the one option I didn't select when ordering. So they hooked up a computer to the X and removed it. Honestly the X is pretty fast on Sport Mode. I haven't tried Insane yet because it was pouring rain today.

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  2. CTemp222

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    Wow that's one sexy car! Congratulations!
     
  3. Macgaver

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    Very interesting!
     
  4. Ulmo

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    So, therefore, the $10K is to cover only three things:

    1. Extra wear and tear and warranty service in the future that those with the feature could cause above and beyond those who don't have the feature.
    2. Slight across-the-board hardware quality increase to handle it, everybody getting better hardware.
    3. Pay for other stuff, like overall product development, parts, people, profit, etc..

    I find that very smart. I've even advocated considering this approach in a recent post.
     
  5. leh22a

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    Wonder if hackers will be able to jail break the X or S in the future and unlock this feature for free?!?! since its just a program no?
     
  6. CarlK

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    You could have bribed the technician so he "forget" to reset yours back. :smile:
     
  7. eloder

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    It sounds like the firmware versions are completely separate. Hacking of any sort probably would do little good unless there's some way to sideload official Tesla firmware from one vehicle to another.
     
  8. aija SigX 649

    aija SigX 649 Winged Lion

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    Congratulations madodel! Must have been one of these. Can you tell which? :biggrin:

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    Sigh ..still waiting on mine, seems door issues have plagued several early Sigs. Chalking it up to poor yield of initial production run.

    Did you have them attach the front plate?
     
  9. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I hope not. If they could do that, they could get further in and do nasty things. It looks like Tesla is totally on top of this one. Though it would be cool...

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    Front plate? Nooooo!:scared:
     
  10. aija SigX 649

    aija SigX 649 Winged Lion

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    It's the law in NJ unfortunately. Personally not planning to attach ..looks better in the glove box!
     
  11. MP3Mike

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    Probably, but that would be stealing. Just as it would be for someone to jail break their S40 and upgrade it to a 60 with Supercharging without paying the ~$13k. (I am pretty sure that the one person who has hacked the Model S says that he could do, but he won't.)
     
  12. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    No front plate to mess up my beautiful X. I'm in Pennsylvania. ;-)
     
  13. aija SigX 649

    aija SigX 649 Winged Lion

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    Don't blame you, personally can't stand front plates ..except maybe the long european types. So is that an NJ temp-tag on the back of your car in the garage pic?
     
  14. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    One other thing is that they couldn't give me a temporary title at delivery at the pickup in Springfield, NJ Service Center. They said it would come in the mail in 7 days, so I can't get a permanent title in Pennsylvania (and pay the sales tax) until I get that paperwork. And they told me it wouldn't have mattered if I had taken delivery at Devon in PA. Just a way the state of Pennsylvania makes it a bit harder to buy a Tesla. And longer I have to wait to apply for the limited $2,000 Alternative Fuel Vehicle rebate (that I then have to pay taxes on). Apparently there are few EV's sold in PA or else customers aren't told about it. Alternative Fuel Vehicles
     
  15. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Or, it could simply be that the software was incorrectly configured for the hardware.
     
  16. aija SigX 649

    aija SigX 649 Winged Lion

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    Or they misconfigured the car altogether ..meaning they added Ludicrous (HW+SW) inadvertently and then disabled it when they realized it was not a selected/paid-for option! ..or not
     
  17. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Congratulations. I know that you waited a long time and were frustrated with the process at times. Hopefully all that is behind you now and you can enjoy your new car.
     
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    So it wasn't imaginary nor just a picture! Congrats, and the white seats provide an amazing contrast to the dark and interior and red body. Very sharp!
     
  19. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Same in CA. We get a fix-it ticket for $20. Slap the thing on, go down and they wave the fee. Take it off. It has not happened to me yet in 33 years. A total hassle. But I am so obsessed that I'll do it.

    Of course, I have just jinxed myself...

    And mine is glued to the inside of my garage door with all my other fronts, well most. So it'll be fun to pry the damn thing off! The price of beauty.
     
  20. chateauoaks

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    Beautiful car! A car like that needs a garage with paint walls, no? Let's all kick in.
     

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