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Why Model S when Model X is coming?

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by NonChaotic, Dec 15, 2013.

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  1. NonChaotic

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    I'm deeply interested in a 2014 delivery of a Model S, but with the Model X coming, supposedly at a lower price point, with AWD, enhanced steering wheel controls, etc, etc, why would I not wait for the Model X?

    My left brain is struggling with my right brain. Thoughts?
     
  2. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX;S90D;XP100D;3LR

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    I'll be astonished if the X comes in at a lower price point than the S.

    Advantages of an S today over an X sometime in 2015:

    - Who wants to drive an ICE until the X is available?
    - The S is smaller, and it's already a big car.
    - The X will be less efficient and thus have higher operating costs.
     
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    I'm expecting the Model X to be around 10% more expensive than the Model S.
     
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    I don't think that any of us that have deposits down for the Model X are expecting a cheaper price than the Model S - much more likely to be more expensive, actually. Maybe you were thinking of the Model E?
     
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    Lower price? Doubt that. Same platform as Model S; but larger, more seats. Hard to imagine how it could be less expensive.

    I always figured the X would be less aerodynamic (larger cross section), and heavier; therefore range will be less. I'm astonished the battery capacities are identical.

    There's a lot of astonishment in this thread :)
     
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    The Model X will actually cost more since all Model X cars will be AWD.

    Though waiting or not is up to you and depends on your needs. Do you want an SUV/crossover or a sedan? I am sure all the options that are available on the X will be options on the S as Tesla continues to add options from time to time. 2014 Model S will also have AWD though as an option. So you have to look at it like this, does the Model S offer what you want? or is there something specific you want from the X?

    You can't go wrong with either.
     
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    Besides from the others already mentioned (that it'll likely cost more, have slightly less range/efficiency etc.), not everyone wants an SUV. For some people (including me) the Model S is already a bit too big, and the Model X is even bigger.
     
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    Agree on all points - kinda looks like a pregnant Model S! I like the cool new doors, but not a fan of the blimp-like shape.
     
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    Model S is plenty big enough for me, and I prefer the better handling of a sedan. I would like to have the AWD though.
     
  10. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I need the additional room of the X and expect to pay a premium for that. It's definitely NOT going to be cheaper than the S. I think you have confused the X with Gen III/Model E. So have a lot of journalists.
     
  11. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    The AWD is compelling and I'm gonna trade my beloved MS for an identical AWD version if/when it's available.

    For us it's the interior space. My wife takes a large pack of large dogs on hikes almost daily. Watch the MX rollout video for an example. My wife watched it last year and when it finished she said: "I'll take one of those" so...MX res#1950.:smile:
     
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    Having seen the X in Geneva, and having the S for 4 month, i believe model X makes sense, when you need 7 seats often and or AWD. As for the cargo space, i'm almost sure, the MS offers more usable space, when ordered with 5 seats. .. and of course it's a matter of personal taste, i just love the sleek looks of an MS ; )) +1 for better efficiency of MS.
     
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    Is it for you an option to buy a Tesla Model S AND a Tesla Model X?

    If yes, then you know now how to solve your problem.
     
  14. Doug_G

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    A third Tesla? They already have all my money.
     
  15. Mario Kadastik

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    You need to earn more ;) What are you going to do when Model E comes out etc ;)
     
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    Model S = daddy's car
    Model E = kid's car
    Model X = mommy's car
    Model Y = 2nd kid's car.
     
  17. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    And where does the Roadster fall into that lineup?
     
  18. Doug_G

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    It's the one that is actually sexy.
     
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    Model S = daddy's car
    Model E = kid's car
    Model X = mommy's car
    Model Y = 2nd kid's car.

    Model C = The cat
    Model A = The dog
    Model R = Grandpa/Grandma (They need the thrill)
     
  20. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Exactly. I hope that Tesla ends up calling the Gen3 the 'Model C' as I've seen in some reports. I hate forced acronyms.
     

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