Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
There are several Tesla Model X owners around by me here in Pinellas County FL. and I have had the opportunity to meet a couple of them. One was a woman (with 9 year old son) who was parked next to my Elise. As we were leaving the library together and realizing where we were headed, we started talking about our cars. Her pride of ownership in the "X" was over the top as she couldn't wait to demonstrate the Falcon door operation to me. It was a 2018 (entry level trim) and she had owned it for four months at the time. According to her, it left nothing to be desired. Her first Tesla replacing a Nissan Murano. The other is a friendly German fellow that comes to Dupont Registry's Cars and coffee with his Model X and his buddy with a Model S. They do a big show and tell to promote their enthusiasm for the cars (once again pride of ownership bursting at the seams) and present the automatic demonstration feature for the crowd, emphasizing the storage compartment under the hood/bonnet area. Of the three, none have admitted to having any issues with their vehicles from day one.
One review point (KBB) that resonated with me is: "As is often the case with pure-electric vehicles, the Model X's resale value drops off more steeply over time than most others".
Also, you have to ask yourself: (From the NY Daily News review, 2018) "The Tesla Model X’s base trim level, the 75D, starts at $79,500. The fully loaded P100D model I drove came out to $171,500". How far down the Tesla rabbit hole do you want to go ?
IMHO: If you're in the position not to even consider the cost, it's a must have. However, if your just looking to upgrade your wife from the minivan life, A Porsche Cayenne or Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe are nice fuel based alternatives.
P.S. Motortrend say's: "It’d be a better SUV without the falcon doors, the monopost seats, and the windshield" (Long/slopes into a partial sunroof).
Last edited by 3carmonte; 11-25-2018 at 05:15 AM.
Reason: typo correction