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Rear facing seats increased price, now $4000

Discussion in 'Model S' started by NerdDoc, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. NerdDoc

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    Any idea why Tesla increased the price so much for the RFS options? The description doesn't seems to indicate anything new such as ventilation.
     
  2. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    Wow.

    I have nothing else to add.
     
  3. MP3Mike

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    You mean like why they increased AP by $500 even though they didn't add anything new? Remember Elon has bonuses tied to profit levels, so if they have enough demand they can raise prices to help him get his bonuses earlier.
     
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  4. Firewired

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    I had to go back and double check how much I paid 12/14 for mine. $2500. Was there an intermediate price hike between then and now?
     
  5. jsrawa

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    Why are prices continuing to increase across the board?! The S should be improving in price with continued production not the opposite! Removal of the white color choice, autopilot $ increase, price hiked RFS, removal of coil suspension on the X. What is going on?? Maybe they want to increase the price gap between the S/X and the 3?
     
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  6. NerdDoc

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    There was no intermediate price. It went from $2500 to $4000. Crazy. I've been holding off on ordering until autopilot 2.0 hardware. I really want the RFS to. But now I'm worried that something else will increase in price by the time I order.

    In general the model S seems to have steadily increased in price over the years.
     
  7. Malujerry

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    At 12/16 the rear seats were $3k
     
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  8. mhpr262

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    Model S and x are selling like hotcakes and they are raising the prices because they can, that's what's going on.
     
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  9. yobigd20

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    in 2013 they were $1500.
     
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  10. jcadman22

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    They looked nicer when they were $1500 too - bits of faux leather on wear areas where they're all cloth now.
    Viewed another way, perhaps this is a way of discouraging their adoption? Limit liability for a niche option?
     
  11. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Seems like goal is to push Model S and X into price spectrum that is distinct from model 3.
     
  12. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    This would be a good QA question for Elon. A very specific question that cannot easily be dodged, and of interest to most folks even if just out of curiosity.
     
  13. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Wrong. It was $3k for a while.
     
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  14. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    I wouldn't get these for $4k. I don't regret getting them for $2.5k, but at $4k for their limited use and comfort, I wouldn't do it again.
     
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  15. MassModel3

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    On the up side, it should ever-so-slightly increase trade in value if you have the jump seats. (I hope)
     
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  16. jeffro01

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    I'd question whether or not the increased cost comes with upgraded HVAC performance?

    Jeff
     
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  17. whitex

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    Raising prices could be to help move inventory. With higher "custom order" option, cheaper inventory cars look more attractive.
     
  18. mr blue sky

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    Maybe it's due to decreased volume, meaning they get less of a discount on parts purchases. When I visited the showroom they only had one loaner Model S out in the parking lot that had the jump seats. If it had gotten loaned out then they wouldn't even be able to demo them to anybody.

    As for the faux leather I think there were some complaints about those parts getting hot in the sun especially when the rear sunshade is not installed.
     
  19. JPUConn

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    I see it as a tactic to convert S orders to X orders due to lower X demand. $4k closses the price gap
     
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  20. Uncle Paul

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    Option prices have often fluctuated ever since the model S was releases. Nothing really new here.

    Those who ordered the option earlier got the better deal, and perhaps gained some additional resale value.

    It would not be out of line for Tesla to offer additional functionallity with the increased price, such as better ventiliation etc.

    Might find out something at the presentation next week.
     

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