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Should I buy the Model X?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by rainforest, Oct 24, 2016.

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  1. rainforest

    rainforest Member

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    After Consumer Reports reliability warning, should I put a deposit down on my Model X? Two questions for current owners:

    1) When did you get your Model X?

    2) Would you buy it again knowing what you know now?

    (Forgive me if I'm rehashing a thread that has been brought up before!)
     
  2. larmor

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    Yes! But i would have gotten the performance version. I had a minor issue at delivery, some trim and it was fixed. One door panel was not aligned, and they fixed it-- took them a day. I got a P85D MS as a loaner. While the MS is great as a car, the visibility cannot be understated in the X. FWIW, i have driven nearly 2400 miles in about five weeks.
     
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  3. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Yes, I would buy it now if I didn't have an X. I had mine since May
     
  4. BigMskiman

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    Me too, woulda got the P90D instead of 90D. All else is really great fun and it's plenty fast, just saying...... I'd buy again for sure.
     
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  5. Canuck

    Canuck Well-Known Member

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    No. If I were you, I'd buy me an X and just keep your current vehicle... ;)

    (I'm not sure what answer you're expecting to get on a Tesla forum. It's not the best place for unbiased information.)
     
  6. Drone Flyer

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    No, get a Model S, much sexier looking car!
     
  7. Phil Seastrand

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    Picked mine up in April and love every minute in it... would definitely buy again.*

    * This is not to say it hasn't had issues, but the benefits far outweigh the issues.
     
  8. Mark Z

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    I purchased X in December for a six month comparison. I will keep the S because it is more practical for solo driving and the P85 is snappy compared with the P90 X in standard mode. I have to use Ludicrous to get snappy takeoffs in X. I also appreciate the trunk space with the 5 seat interior of Model S. Tesla hasn't provided a parcel shelf yet for the X. (My X awaits new parts before it can be sold.)

    Purchase the 100 kW battery for Model X. Those of us with 90 kW have about 220 mile 90% range after months of use. My old version "A" battery in the 2012 Model S has a 228 mile 90% range after over 60,000 miles.

    Above all, examine, sit, and test drive both vehicles and make careful comparisons. Do you need the extra trunk space of Model S or the extra seats of Model X? If you want to sit higher, have a spectacular front windshield view and enjoy a bit more comfort and quiet, then the X is a great choice. For a sportier look, faster speed and great interior flexibility, then the S may be the best choice.

    OT: I will wait for Model 3 production before making the final decision to buy another Tesla. I want to test drive and carefully examine how it is constructed compared with new Model S vehicles. Only then will I choose between Model 3 or a new Model S.
     
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  9. S4WRXTTCS

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    I think it's important to note that CR lags the a bit in terms of what is presently shipping.

    Back when I got a 2015 Model S was right about the time when the S was delisted from the recommendation due to the drive inverter of previous years.

    But, now it's been relisted and part of that is because the 2015's were a LOT better. I'm glad I got it.

    So I would only use CR for a small part of your decision, and give most the weight to what people report lately.
     
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  10. ModelX

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    I picked up my X in April! Love it and would buy it again!
     
  11. outie

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    Depends how soon you need a new car. If you can wait, then wait.

    For me:
    1) Ordered mid-July, delivered in late-September.
    2) Yes
     
  12. frebay

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    I own a MS P90DL, would you still suggest getting a MX P90D? I was planning on getting a 90D or 100D since I had the performance S.
     
  13. outie

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    Sure, why not? As a matter of fact I'd go for MX P100DL.
     
  14. Mo City

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    After what's happened with AP 2.0, I wouldn't buy an S or X until the final reveal of the M3. In particular, there are breakthrough interior options that could make you regret ordering now.
     
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    LuckyX Stormtrooper X60D, Autopilot, and Hitch

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    Prior to buying I was scared to death of the many issues the X had. I still pulled the trigger and would do it again in a heartbeat. If you have kids definitely

    Delivered sept 24. Loving it everyday.
     
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  16. electricity

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    I would definetly buy again. Blows everything I had out of the water, including my porsche cayenne that was a great car. CR said the Model S was the best car ever then pulled their recommendation then gave it back. Zero credibility.
     
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  17. Saghost

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    In my opinion, the X is the best car available right now, bar none.

    The S is slightly prettier and slightly faster, but the X is so much more comfortable and you can see so much more.

    I have a couple minor things I need the SC to address, but I'm not worried about actual reliability in the slightest, at least for a while.

    We'll have to see how the doors hold up in the long term, but they aren't that different from the standard powered lift gates, so folks might be pleasantly surprised.
     
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  18. travwill

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    Yes love the X, but it's a "live worry" relationship as we've had issues, 'ore than any other car we've own already, and worry about it 4-10 years from now holding up...
     
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    Thank you for all the feedback which has been very helpful. When did you get your car?
     
  20. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    March. Many issues, all fixed with a smile and a thank you. Buy again? Yes, because every day I'm not driving some gas car is worth it. Buy today? Not with this option set, even more expensive now.
     

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