Went with the St. Louis, Missouri Tesla Enthusiasts to state capitol to complain about anti-Tesla legislation earlier this year. Rode in Lydia's Model S and found the seat really uncomfortable. Love the car, the stock, etc., and want an X. Here is the trouble. I love the seats in our RAV4. You can recline the front and back row of seats. The head rests can be removed. All of this flexibility allows someone with a bad back or other problems, to make the front row passenger seat into a leg rest while you are riding in the seat behind it in a reclining position. So basically a passenger can ride in a nearly flat position, or at least in a reclining position. Just went for a great test drive again in St. Louis with a great guy at the showroom named Hunter. I could not get comfortable with driving his car because the headrest for the driver does not adjust. It seems that the angle of the headrest is too low and too sharp.
I want an X very much, but if the seats don't have lots of optionality, at least as much as my old Toyota RAV4, I will be almost impossible for us to imagine owning an X. Surely the seats in the Model X will be better than the mundane RAV4?
I hope the visibility is better too. Being high up in an SUV is sort of fun because you can see better. If the windows are taller on the X that would be good too.
I am posting now because I have been advised by both Hunter and the test drive follow up person (sorry I forgot your name), that the company reads these posts.
Also, tweeted Elon about the same thing.
The Model X could be so wonderful. Not only must it look good, it needs to feel better than it looks. I do not know how to get there from here, but I sure hope that riding in a reclining position while looking through big panes of glass cross country for free will be possible in the X.
It is better to look good and at the same time to feel extremely comfortable. I so want the X to be a fabulous success in both things.