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Which would you choose Model S or Y?

arghx7

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Aug 6, 2019
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Yeah, because that's the most important difference between the Model S and Model Y.

It is for a lot of people. I know many people who refuse to get a 3/Y because they don't want everything on a single center screen. Also, the rear infotainment screen is an important feature for many people with kids.
 

Ostrichsak

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Sep 6, 2018
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Colorado, USA
It is for a lot of people. I know many people who refuse to get a 3/Y because they don't want everything on a single center screen. Also, the rear infotainment screen is an important feature for many people with kids.
I'm not saying that it shouldn't be among the items you consider when making a decision but acting like it's the ONLY deciding factor is kind of foolish when the two vehicles are so different at more important aspects. It's a lot like someone asking you to help them decide between two totally different houses in different areas and your answer is "well that one has a round front door knob and the other one has a lever front door knob" as your only input.

For me, personally, the single screen that looks like the designers forgot to include an interface and realized it at 4:55pm on a Friday and slapped a Tablet in the middle of the dash with some duct tape is pretty damn close to a deal breaker. That doesn't mean if they made a Model S Plaid + with all of the same specs but with this same layout as the Model 3 and sold it for $35k I wouldn't take it and learn to live with it. Fortunately for me, that's not likely a decision I'll ever have to make.

The point is, there are FAR more important aspects to deciding between an Model S and a Model Y. They're both EVs made by the same manufacturer but, aside from that, they're two totally different vehicles that offer totally different driving/ownership experiences. It's important for the buyer to understand ALL of these differences and decide for themselves what weight each of those has for them and their needs.
 

2101Guy

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Jan 6, 2020
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It is for a lot of people. I know many people who refuse to get a 3/Y because they don't want everything on a single center screen. Also, the rear infotainment screen is an important feature for many people with kids.
When mine were little, when riding in the back, if they were constantly looking downward at tablets? Motion sickness.
Wasn’t until I mounted monitors in headrests (looking upward and where they could see movement outside of the car) that the motion sickness was eliminated
 

BigNick

Infamous Fat Sweaty Guy
Dec 3, 2017
1,216
1,455
Pennsylvania, USA
For me, the S, nothing else compares.
My wife doesn’t like the “lowness” and the difficulty of ingress/egress, so she would choose a Y due to its “crossover” ride height.
 

Bridor

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Mar 20, 2016
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Maricopa, Arizona
I have owned 2 Model S vehicles, 1 Model X vehicle and I have rented a Model 3 and a Model Y. The Model Y is now my most favorite out of all of them. I love the simplicity, the heat pump and the long range. I also like having 7 seats that face forwards. Your experience may differ.

Brent
 

Darmie

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Jan 13, 2016
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Clear Lake TX.
Get the Y. I owned an S and now own a Y and an X. I love how the Y feels on the road. I think it's easier to see out of in town and easier to maneuver. I like how you set up in the Y and feels more upright but offers comfort. The rear setting is huge and has Lots of storage. I like how you can rest your arm on the center console and have easy access to the screen with your arm in a natural location. Love the storage around the driver and easy access to cup holders. They are not in an odd placement. I know the New S will be different and have newer battery chemistry, but I do feel that the Model Y will age very well. I also believe it's at a great price point although you mention money is no concern. Get the Y, it will not disappoint.....
 

DeadLock

Supporting Member
Jul 31, 2012
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I would say try the Model S and Model 3 now.. See if you find someone with a grey import Model Y (I've seen many in Poland and Germany) and have some test drives.

I have a 2014 P85 and I love it. The air suspension alone is worth it when traversing city streets and doing the on-sidewalk parking in Krakow.

Lots of space for friends as I have the rear-facing seats that all kids love.

Try both and see which one you like. Try to drive a route you are familiar with.

The new Model S or Model Y will be nice cars no matter how you look at it.
 

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