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The ultimate road trip vehicle?

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by Bet TSLA, Oct 11, 2017 at 6:56 PM.

  1. Bet TSLA

    Bet TSLA Member

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    I want to upgrade to a new Tesla and I'd like it to be the ultimate road trip car. Here are some obvious things I want to maximize and what that means for my choice:
    - range
    S100D.
    - passenger space
    Perhaps the X would be better for this? Maybe the 7-seat configuration?
    - cargo space
    Argues for the X, as towing a trailer is potentially an excellent option to have. But no roof box.
    - toughness/versatility
    Clearly dual motor and 19" wheels. CHAdeMO adapter. Oddball charging adapters? Hitch? Roof rack?
    - automation
    EAP and FSD, for what FSD will mean in the future.
    - comfort
    Good sound system. Air filtration. Cold weather package. Seats? Quiet tires? Sunroof?

    And I want to minimize ongoing costs so free supercharging is clearly a good thing, which currently means buying before the end of the year.

    Agree? Disagree? What else matters? Any third party things of particular interest? XPEL or other paint protection? Glass tinting?

    Any strong feeling on whether an S or an X is a better choice? An S has better range and can take a roof box as extra storage, while an X can tow something to provide more storage. Would the X P100D be preferable because towing might need greater power?
     
  2. Dynamo123

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    I have had 3 different Model S and one Model X. Right now there is no comparison between the X and the S. The S is better in almost every way. Quieter cabin, less road noise, Doors always work, Power consumption is significantly lower (100 Watts per mile), and performance is better. If you have the means to get an S P100D, I believe it to be one of the finest cars ever built. If you can get it with AutoPilot 1 even better. The head room and cabin volume is better in the X, but that’s about it in my opinion.

    Xpel on the hood, mirrors, fenders can never hurt, and tinted windows help significantly with cabin comfort driving in the hot sun.
     
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  3. ForeverFree

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    I agree that the S is a road trip beast. My 85D swallows whatever I put into it. With a bike rack mounted into the Ecohitch which I added, my wife and I can easily load it up to tackle Mammoth's Memorial Day Weekend ski, golf, and mountain bike trifecta.

    Go 100D, make sure you get one with the low-rolling-resistance, M + S tires, and you'll be good to go for Tahoe and beyond!
     
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