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Which version Model S are you buying?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Mycroft, Dec 29, 2011.

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Which version are you leaning toward?

  1. Performance Signature

    22 vote(s)
    17.6%
  2. Standard Signature

    15 vote(s)
    12.0%
  3. Performance 85kWh

    20 vote(s)
    16.0%
  4. Standard 85kWh

    28 vote(s)
    22.4%
  5. Standard 60kWh

    25 vote(s)
    20.0%
  6. Standard 40kWh

    15 vote(s)
    12.0%
  1. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    #1 Mycroft, Dec 29, 2011
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    OK, we've all seen the options and thought about it. I know that there are some who are still on the fence, waiting for more information. But as of now, which version are you going with?

    Nothing like a good unscientific poll to spend some time. :biggrin:
     
  2. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Much as I'd love the performance, I just don't think I can justify the extra $15K up front cost just to show off what it's capable of. I've managed quite well with an almost 11 second 0-60 time in my Prius for the past 8 1/2 years, I think 5.6 seconds will feel like a rocket compared to that! Also concerned about those performance tire costs on the 21" rims, I put about 15k miles a year on a car and don't want to be putting new tires on every year.

    I'll probably upgrade to the aero rims, but otherwise staying pretty basic...maybe the upgraded head unit if I can't get XM through the basic audio system.
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Definitely sig performance. As someone's sig says... If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing!
     
  4. Mycroft

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    #4 Mycroft, Dec 29, 2011
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    I hear you about the tires. I'll need to switch to 19" all-seasons for at least four months of the year, so I'll be able to tell how much of a difference in ride and performance they'll be. The 21" wheels may end up on a rack in my garage or on eBay. We'll see.

    Yep. When Elon announced the performance package in October, I was at the Tesla store the next day with my check to upgrade to Sig. :smile: I figured, if I'm going to go Sport, I'm going to get everything! (Well, except for the jump seats. No use for them.)
     
  5. Mycroft

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    Good idea. Maybe save on sales tax as well if they lump it all together.
     
  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Since you're already paying for the 21" wheels and need 19" wheels anyway, could ask them how much it costs to add 19" winter wheels to your order and have it ship with the 21" wheels as you said. I can probably keep the 21" wheels on all year down here. Wouldn't mind it if they came out with 19" black sport wheels either though.
     
  7. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Well, I've gotten so addicted to the Roadster's acceleration, it's gonna have to be the Signature Performance.
     
  8. NEWDL

    NEWDL R#350 R#1323 Sig23 8136

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    Sig. Performance it is....

    We did the whole standard car thing and then ended up with a pair of roadsters....

    This time we are going to go with the "sport" right off the bat.

    I can't freaking wait!!!!
     
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    #9 Zextraterrestrial, Dec 29, 2011
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    As much As I would like to only get an 85 Kw model and save an extra 15K, I can't justify spending that much money on a car without getting the extras the performance comes with and showing what it is capable of

    & I just got confirmation that I am a licensed Civil PE in CA as of today!

    This is my present to myself! now If I could just find that $35K to add to my original deposit I would gladly be in the Sig performance group since I know I can cover the payments now
    and like they say in Mythbusters as quoted by W.Petefish

    summarized by me - go big or go home
     
  10. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Wow, so far sig sport is dominating
     
  11. Mycroft

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    That's only because we're spending so much frickin money, we're glued to the forums. :scared:
     
  12. William13

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    My preferences mirror Mycroft's whose wife I overheard in the tent express concerns about white leather and new bluejeans. At the time I had not purchased bluejeans in over 20 years. I now have a new pair and would hate to wear them or have a family member stain the white.

    Red Signature Performance with tan leather and extra aero wheels for use 6 or 7 months a year. (This assumes no major financial surprises.)
     
  13. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    Emailing Tesla to get more information. $6000 seems an outrageous premium for the Signature, and that's the effective premium for me, but
    I'm waiting to see if there's something I don't know. In other words, I want Tesla to talk me into buying the Signature. :)

    So I didn't answer the poll, but it's *either* Sig or Standard 85kWh. If it's Standard it will pretty much have all the options of the Signature (leather, etc.) except it'll be a lot cheaper and I might get a different paint color. It will definitely have the 19" aero wheels. You see why I am waiting to hear whether the Signature actually has anything interesting for that $6K. I'm trying to get information on the difference between Signature leather and Standard leather, especially; if one interior treatment is better for my allergies, that will be decisive.
     
  14. ckessel

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    #14 ckessel, Dec 29, 2011
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    Just standard 85kWh. Paying 15k+ to go from 5.6 to 4.4 isn't remotely worth the money to me even though I like sports cars. I'd have paid 5k for a sport model. Obviously though that 1.2 seconds is important to some folks and I'm certainly not going to judge that, we all have our priorities.

    I tend to think these polls are incredibly misleading though. The folks that'll find these forums are going to tilt heavily to the very excited early adopters who are going to tilt heavily to higher incomes and exclusive options, hence things like Sig and Sport are going to be vastly over represented.
     
  15. KBF

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    I'm not 100% sure yet. When the options first came out I was ready to downgrade to the standard 85kW, but as of right now I'll stick with the Sig. I'm still thinking there may be more Sig benefits than we've been told so far. And I don't want to lose my nice spot in line. I'd love to go with the Sport just for the fun of it (and the carbon fiber trim), but I'd have to convince my dear wife, who is already suffering from sticker shock (no tax credits here...). So I'll say Sig.
     
  16. AnOutsider

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    Wouldn't it be better to say we all have our desires? Wishes? Tolerances? By saying priorities it's like saying people who want the faster car have that as a "priority" over... what? Saving money? Brains?
     
  17. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Interesting that over 75% of respondents are getting the 85kWh pack, in some form or another. Of course, this forum is hardly a random sample of reservation holders.
     
  18. ckessel

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    #18 ckessel, Dec 30, 2011
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    Just general priorities with money is all I meant. Every option has some price point where we'd buy it or not based on our personal priorities on where we put money. I'd "wish" for everything, though tolerances is probably an appropriate synonym.
     
  19. mnx

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    I voted sig performance. It's between that and the non sig performance. I currently hold a sig reservation but may downgrade it at some point to save at least 5k on the purchase... (especially since I'll probably end up getting the pano roof and child seats.)
     
  20. Mycroft

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    At a minimum wait until the new Design Studio is released. I think we're going to like what we see.
     

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