Monthly Update for January 2017 - 2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

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imageMonthly Update for January 2017 - 2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

We've got the latest monthly report on our long-term 2016 Tesla Model X. Read our newest opinions and observations about this all-electric crossover SUV.

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  • lmbvettelmbvette South FloridaMember Posts: 93
    The assembly quality of this vehicle is not good. This is amplified even more when you consider how few cars they actually build.

    Now, how do you think the quality will be when they build hundreds of thousands of Model 3s? The Tesla service centers will be centers of chaos.
    Don't worry about what other people think. Drive what makes you happy.
  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    You guys should know that 120V charging only fills an EV at about 4 miles/hour, after you've had *three* of them over several years. So I'm not sympathetic to you running short on energy without a proper recharge. This isn't the Tesla's fault; it's yours.
  • throwbackthrowback Member Posts: 445
    I see Tesla is still using early buyers as test engineers for their vehicles. I can't imagine a worse built 120K+ vehicle based on these comments and comments of other Model X owners.
  • legacygtlegacygt Member Posts: 599
    lmbvette said:

    Now, how do you think the quality will be when they build hundreds of thousands of Model 3s? The Tesla service centers will be centers of chaos.

    Tesla took it's eye off the ball with the Model X. For all the tech and hoopla around the Model S, it's success lies in how "normal" it is. You can step out of any luxury sedan and feel pretty much at home in a Model S. You don't really give up anything. The Model X doesn't follow that formula at all. If you use a mainstream 3 row crossover as your family vehicle, you're going to have to make a lot of concessions and compromises if you're going to switch to a Model X. It has added complexities and idiosyncrasies that are there for their own sake and put added strain on quality control as well. I think they Model # appears to be more in the mold of the Model S. They are targeting the heart of the sedan market and leaving the gadgets (other than electrification) at home.
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