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Swap Model X for Model S??

Discussion in 'Model S' started by MillerLite, Feb 3, 2017.

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  1. MillerLite

    MillerLite Member

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    Looking for some feedback here. I've owned a Model X (P90DL) since July of 2016. Only have about 4,000 miles on it (I have a second car). I'm considering trading in the X for an S. My main reason for this is that I just can't get comfortable with the FWD's. With my job I drive clients around as well as colleagues and I just don't like to use the X because of the FWD's. It would be very rare that I need to drive more than 3 (4 including me). Appreciate any thoughts.
     
  2. Manzacoty

    Manzacoty Member

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    Straight up trade for my 2013 S85 with 90k miles?!

    I see where you're coming from. I've never owned an X but for driving clientd around I would prefer an S. I see the FWD and just think that would be perfect with our kids.
     
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  3. Tam

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    When I tested drive the X, I felt I had more room than I have with my current car Model S.

    Wear your favorite hat and try the S to make sure you have comfortable room in the S before making the switch please.
     
  4. BestRadar

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    If you have a D then it is AWD not FWD.
     
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  5. CalBlue 85D

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    Guys, he said trading it in, not trading it on the TMC. ; )
     
  6. Ulmo

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    Acronyms confuse many, which is why e.g., Elon Musk despises them.

    AWD = All Wheel Drive = Tesla Dual Motor.
    FWD = Front Wheel Drive everywhere else, but not here, where FWD = Falcon Wing Doors. He used it correctly.
     
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    Lol I'll do one better and trade our 2014 Model S 85 with 98k miles. :D
     
  8. UBQP

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    I've had older people who were unable to get into my S because they couldn't bend their legs enough, or were too large. The X seems like it would be much easier for ingress/egress. You wouldn't want to embarrass clients.
     
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  9. JRMW

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    FwD are why I didn't even consider an X. So I can see the appeal of not having those.

    The S is REALLY low to the ground, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but I do find it difficult to get in when I'm parked in a tight space (like my garage). You have to stand on one leg and start crouching down and tuck your head so that you don't hit the ceiling, and there are no grab handles.
    This is actually a challenge for older people and people like me (I'm 43 but my left knee is failing and that's the knee I have to stand in to get in the car)

    It's no big deal if the space isn't tight and you can open the door all the way

    If your clients are older, I'd go test drive an S wth a person who is older than 65 and have them get in/out of the car when parked in a parking spot. See what they think

    In the end... 2 fantastic options
     

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