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So glad I got the D - Dual Drive

Discussion in 'Model S' started by richardfallows, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. richardfallows

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    well I got my p85d just before xmas and I have had lots of problems witch has just about all bin resolved

    but I did learn something glad I got a d and not the 2 wheel model
    when they were fixing my p85d they left me a p85 and where I live the roads are slippery cause of the snow

    its been a long time since I drove a rear wheel drive it was all over the road it was scary to drive
    I cant even believe how amazing the all wheel drive is in the d my wife has a Mitsubishi outlander and they clam to have the best all wheel drive I would have to disagree I think the tesla is better
     
  2. MacLeodMX

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    Your loaner obviously did not have good winters on it. My P85 has been unbelievably good with XIce3 Michelins. And this is my second winter with them in a real Canadian winter, not a balmy Southern Ontario winter in comparison
     
  3. bluenation

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    glad that you got those issues sorted out, richard

    btw, tires matter far more than driver system

    an el cheapo car with proper winters will almost always outperform a awd with summers

    and i thought subaru and audi had the best awd system?
     
  4. Thud

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    Subaru and Audi have great AWD because of the way that torque from a single motor is distributed to all 4 wheels.

    The tesla has two motors which is an even better arrangement.
     
  5. Alysashley79

    Alysashley79 Member

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    I'd really like to just drive a D. I drive up through a couple feet of snow every day with my P85. I have nokian Haakas on all 4 wheels and will say this. It performs better than any 4 wheel drive I've owned (I sold two of them when I got my MS)

    im sure the D is wonderful BUT...of like to see just how different it does.
     

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