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Do I need the 'smart air suspension' in my Model X?

Do I need the 'smart air suspension' in my Model X?

I live in New Orleans where we have more than our fair share of potholes and thanks to living below sea level - frequent issues with flooding after rains. If this were for the Model S, I would definitely be getting the air suspension. But this being a higher up SUV to begin with, is it worth it? I am in relatively good health and have small kids so don't really need anything to lower the car so people can get in/out. All the SUV's I have had thus far in this city have done well with steep driveways, potholes, etc. I don't mind getting the option (rather than regretting it later) and just wondering what the reasons other folks would be getting it. Thanks!

PBEndo | 05. Dezember 2015

 

Tâm | 06. Dezember 2015

@snvyas

Too many discussions about this. Here's a copy and paste:

Coil or Smart Air Suspension?

22” tires feel the roads, sportier, handling better than 20” tires do.
20” tires feel softer and quieter than 22” tires.

It’s a personal preference.
Some can feel a difference and are willing to the pay extra cost.
Others feel very little or no difference to pay for the extra.

Coil:

Pros:
You can feel the road
Feel sportier
Feel tighter, firmer
Feel better Ludicrous force. Why pay more to cushion the force?
Standard. No additional cost.
One height fits all: No need to worry about height adjustments.
Cheaper to repair

Cons (What I can feel, but others may not agree:)
Feel every single crack on the road.
Noisier.
Bumpier.
One height fits all: not adjustable
One damage/repair to your bumpers caused by inadequate clearance may cost more than the price of the Smart Air option.

Air:

Pros:
Feel more comfortable
Quieter
Less bumpier, less bouncy.
G-force feelings are dampened: Less seasick, but not much.
Raise to height of SUV!
Automatic/manual height adjustable.
Less chance of damaging your bumpers caused by low clearance.

Good for:
Speed bumps in neighborhood
Steep driveways
Deep snow
High cement blocks that stop your tires at parking spaces
Uneven weights in your car.

Cons:
Cushy feeling, "can't feel the road"
Ludicrous feelings are dampened: paid good money for a roller coaster feeling, not to reduce it.

Costly to buy the option

Costly to repair if broken outside of warranty (It’s only covered for a maximum of 8 years/100,000 miles with extended warranty.)