Thanks for the feedback. Just needed someone to confirm we weren't crazy. We love the X and fight over who gets to drive it.You are seriously asking that question here?
We plan to have only Teslas soon. If the long drive becomes a concern, and don't need the car for a long time on the other end, you can always fly or rent a car.
We have had our Tesla for two weeks now. Very happy. Considering getting rid of our ICE vehicle and going only Tessa. We are retired, but will be traveling a couple of times a year and doing 2000 miles round trip. Are we crazy to have only a Tesla?
In February, I just did a 5,332 mile trip from Boise to Michigan and back in 11 days. On the way out, I took I-70, and then on the way home, I took the southern route along I-44 to I-40. I didn't even have to plan it, since the Supercharger network has such great coverage. I would just get up in the morning, look at the map of about how far I wanted to go that day and book an AirBNB in that city where I would stop.It is good however to hear that people have actually done these longer trips.
Another one who's done some long trips in an X. My wife and I drove out to Jackson WY, then down to Mammoth Lakes CA, and back to Seattle last June. Then I drove to Reno and back in early January. Can you cover as much ground as you can in an ICE car with an iron bladder? Nope. The drive is much more pleasant with Supercharger stops though!
Ironically, we still have an ICE car, but it's only use is as my wife's commuter. I'm trying to get her into an EV but she still remembers standing in line during the oil embargo so is hesitant to be tied to one "fuel source". She also uses the excuse that she fears an attack on our electric grid. Yes, I'm trying to spin that into a good reason for solar and a powerwall!
NO. Unless you plan to do a lot of very back country, camping the SuperCharger network is quite usable. And I should say that is our plan.We have had our Tesla for two weeks now. Very happy. Considering getting rid of our ICE vehicle and going only Tessa. We are retired, but will be traveling a couple of times a year and doing 2000 miles round trip. Are we crazy to have only a Tesla?
First off i love my model S , but it does not cut it in the winter in cold climate where range is greatly reduced, even with seats heated the car never feels warm like ICE (heat from engine), clearance is issue with snow covered roads...with all the potholes in the northeast i can already feel the suspension giving out on my S
I am keeping my gas guzzling 8 cyl Toyota 4rumer until we have a comparable EV truck body .. you need a truck body for certain use cases so I still need and ICE truck
i dont have an X I have an S .... i dont know about the clearance on he X but i can crawl under my 4 runner.... so deep snow is no problem the S clearance is quite small so the roads need to clear as far as i am concerned plus i dont want to wreck a $80 K car in the snow and iceHuh. I would have said the exact opposite - my X is by far the best winter driving experience I've had, more pleasant and more capable than past cars.
Battery usage does go way up, of course, especially at the start of a drive before the cabin and pack are warm.
i dont have an X I have an S .... i dont know about the clearance on he X but i can crawl under my 4 runner.... so deep snow is no problem the S clearance is quite small so the roads need to clear as far as i am concerned plus i dont want to wreck a $80 K car in the snow and ice
Your life, your money and your choices, as always - but how often do you really need to drive unplowed roads with 6" or more of snow in the NYC area?
I spent the decade and a half before buying the X in passenger cars that were mostly lower than the S (and without air suspension,) and never had a problem with snow depth in Delaware and PA.