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The Model X needs a 2nd Row Center Console Option or Armrest

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by HockeyPlayer, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. HockeyPlayer

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    So I took delivery of my new Model X (its name is Zamboni) last Saturday and am absolutely loving it. One of my unanticipated surprises is how often people come over to check out the car when I park. And I visited the Tesla Factory yesterday to take a tour and see the line where our cars get born. I felt like I was visiting Willy Wonka's factory.

    One observation of my 6 seat configuration that I'd like to share is the need for some sort of arm rest for passengers in the 2nd row. Apparently, Tesla made some sort of center console for the Founders Edition cars but it's not available for sale as a stand alone option. Friends and family that have ridden in the 2nd row have commented that it would be nice if Tesla added a fold down arm rest on the side of the seat that is in the center of the car.

    Have any of you fine folks seen a solution for this? What are your thoughts?
     
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  2. cranker2k

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    I've seen some owners had custom console made. Others have custom armrests made. You can search this forum as well as Tesla's. But I'm sure sometime in the near future Tesla will sell it as an option if you are willing to wait.
     
  3. electricity

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    Agree it needs armrest for sure.
     
  4. ModelX

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    My family has also complained about lack of armrests.
     
  5. Ed Hart

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    And we continue to hold off ordering the X until those armrests are available. My wife slid into the gap during the test drive earlier this year!
     
  6. xcell

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    I am with you guys - that was the first thing the 2nd row passengers where complaining of when driving through mountain roads - as there is no handle, armrest or console installed, security and comfort are at stake - if anyone knows a manufacturer who could copy this console I would appreciate the contact.
    6-seat.jpg
     
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  7. Ambidexter

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    How interesting! I picked the six seat configuration specifically because I liked the clear space between those two seats. Why not choose the seven seater (for more flexibility) if that space isn't important?

    I can understand the twisty mountain road concerns but to me the openness of the space trumps.
     
  8. awillys

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    send me the link, i'll order this now :)))
     
  9. Spidy

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    Well, for example you can't fit skies in the 7 seater.
     
  10. xcell

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    #10 xcell, Dec 14, 2016
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    A simple fold-away armrest fixed on the sides of the seats would allow enough space and enhance comfort and security. A 7-seater does not really improve the passengers instability, besides from ending up on the floor in a sharp curve ;-)

    I'd rather transport skis like this:
     

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