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Tesla Model X

Post by speedmd » Sep 30 2015 8:03am

Tesla intro. Model X last night.
http://www.teslamotors.com/modelx

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Re: Tesla Model X intro.

Post by Ykick » Sep 30 2015 9:12am

5,000 lb towing capacity? Cool EV 1st. That could tow a damn nice generator for "unlimited" range over the present infrastructure?
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Post by speedmd » Sep 30 2015 9:44am

I do have to admit, I would love to have one. The air filter and auto door opening sold me alone. He is like a kid at the playground you can not help but like. I do not think they have anywhere near the capacity to supply the demand for them.

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Post by Doctorbass » Sep 30 2015 1:30pm

I especially liked when Elon presented the special BioHazard air filtering mode withtrue EPA certification in case of future bacteriologic war! lol...

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Post by The fingers » Sep 30 2015 3:57pm

Doctorbass wrote:I especially liked when Elon presented the special BioHazard air filtering mode withtrue EPA certification in case of future bacteriologic war! lol...

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Post by speedmd » Sep 30 2015 4:07pm

My only question is, how good is that bike rack? :lol:

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Post by Hillhater » Sep 30 2015 5:45pm

Superb vehicle with so many innovative features.
..but sadly unaffordable to 95% of those who would like one ! :cry:
( and what did they do with the front grill design ?...it looks like a last minute change of mind with a wrap put over a large grill opening ??)
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Post by rsilvers » Sep 30 2015 7:14pm

I hope we all like it as every one of us in the US is helping to pay for it. $7500 subsidy to help rich people buy $130,000 luxury cars.

As far as the car - it looks great. I am not sure at what price point I would get one. Maybe $55,000.
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Post by Hillhater » Sep 30 2015 9:00pm

Yes, Tesla have a limited market sector with a customer profile of high disposable income EV enthusiasts.
They obviously have not filled the demand yet, but it will be interesting to see if the X draws customers away from the "S" .
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Post by liveforphysics » Oct 01 2015 1:13am

rsilvers wrote:I hope we all like it as every one of us in the US is helping to pay for it. $7500 subsidy to help rich people buy $130,000 luxury cars.

As far as the car - it looks great. I am not sure at what price point I would get one. Maybe $55,000.

Used model S come up occasionally in that price range and below. Even if you found one with 200,000miles or whatever, it would still be the best EV available for the money over buying anything else new or used in the $55k range.

The X is the first 'suv' Ive ever seen any personal interests towards, the P90D model S is still my preference though. Brutal cars.
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Post by Hillhater » Oct 01 2015 4:08am

Ahh! Yes a P90D "S"...excellent choice sir !
Will that be cheque or cash ?.....$200+k in our sadly deflated dollars !
..but it's odd that Tesla's are frequent sights here now, a neighbour even has one , which says something since there is not a Ferrari, Aston, or even a common Porsche anywhere in this neighbourhood !
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Post by Ykick » Oct 01 2015 5:33am

Tesla economics - knock off roughly $30k in gasoline cost for every 100k miles driven. Supply low and thus resale value being very, very strong - compared to ICE counterparts.

And of course if you happened to buy $10k Tesla stock 3-4 years ago @ $25/share you would already have the $100k needed to buy one of the best autos ever built.
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Post by rsilvers » Oct 01 2015 6:49am

Ykick wrote:Tesla economics - knock off roughly $30k in gasoline cost for every 100k miles driven. Supply low and thus resale value being very, very strong - compared to ICE counterparts.
Assuming 30 MPG and $2.15 per gallon, 100K miles is $7166.
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Post by Hillhater » Oct 01 2015 8:49am

Ykick wrote:........ if you happened to buy $10k Tesla stock 3-4 years ago @ $25/share you would already have the $100k needed to buy one of the best autos ever built.
Hmm ? Tesla economics don't quite add up at all ? :?
Well , I guess I would still have to find the other $100k, from somewhere else then ? :shock:
But even with sufficient cash, I'm afraid I would have many other uses for $200k before wasting it on a car when one at one tenth the cost is just as effective, and public transport is quicker and even cheaper!
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Post by Ykick » Oct 01 2015 8:50am

rsilvers wrote:
Ykick wrote:Tesla economics - knock off roughly $30k in gasoline cost for every 100k miles driven. Supply low and thus resale value being very, very strong - compared to ICE counterparts.
Assuming 30 MPG and $2.15 per gallon, 100K miles is $7166.
My fuel cost calculation based on 16mpg which I consider fairly normal for the majority of my combined miles driving a similar “class” size/weight/performance vehicle.

And I used $3.50/gal which is roughly what it’s been in CA for the last several years, if not more.

Sure, someone driving a Yaris around KC Mo would be closer to your estimate.
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Post by Ykick » Oct 01 2015 8:54am

Hillhater wrote:
Ykick wrote:........ if you happened to buy $10k Tesla stock 3-4 years ago @ $25/share you would already have the $100k needed to buy one of the best autos ever built.
Hmm ? Tesla economics don't quite add up at all ? :?
Well , I guess I would still have to find the other $100k, from somewhere else then ? :shock:
But even with sufficient cash, I'm afraid I would have many other uses for $200k before wasting it on a car when one at one tenth the cost is just as effective, and public transport is quicker and even cheaper!
Sorry, stock price is down to $244 at the moment so I guess those 400 shares would only be worth about $97,600. Sure, before income tax, etc.

I'm Cherry picking a bit but obviously for some folks the margins are "good enough" to actually do something instead of standing around with our dicks in our hands...
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Post by nicobie » Oct 01 2015 2:06pm

Too bad they only made 6 and Musk has one of those. :mrgreen: (green with envy)
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Post by Joachim » Oct 11 2015 3:38pm

Why dont make a car for everybody....this one is to expensive for the most of the people.

You dont need the air filters wen everybody can buy a ev for a normal price!

Car looks ugly with al these windows :shock:

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Post by Hillhater » Oct 11 2015 3:55pm

it's impossible to make a car that suits everyone.
Everyone has different tastes and different needs.
No matter what price it is , it will be too expensive for many folks in the world.
If you buy a Tesla, you are not just buying a vehicle, you are making a public statement about your commitment to the environment, supporting the EV industry,.....and saying..... " look at me, I can afford a crazy expensive car ". ,! :shock:
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Post by BVH » Oct 11 2015 7:17pm

It's hardly an SUV. It's a plain electric 4-door sedan thru and thru.

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Post by Hillhater » Oct 11 2015 9:39pm

BVH wrote:It's hardly an SUV. It's a plain electric 4-door sedan thru and thru.
??.. its got 5 doors for a start !
..7 seats
4 wheel drive
5000lb towing capacity
fold down seating to get large items inside..
....not exactly a plain 4 door sedan spec is it ?
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Post by speedmd » Oct 12 2015 9:40pm

The X is more a crossover as much as I dislike the term. Does lend itself very well to the three rows of seats and would be very roomy if the second/third row seats could be removed /stowed with its low and relatively open floor design. Could be much better styled and it is just around a $100,000.00 over budget. Hopefully they intro something in most folks price range soon.

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Post by johnrobholmes » Oct 12 2015 11:14pm

The model S I drove had the glass roof. Tesla is doing it right with the windows, even if it looks a little strange from the outside. From the inside it is really nice to have so much view.


Plenty of power and storage, looks like a great mix of features. Wish I had them wing doors for my kid, I hate stooping in the car to strap him in.

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Re: Tesla Model X

Post by spinningmagnets » Jan 22 2016 8:23pm

4 minute video review of Tesla model X

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