I’m looking for advise from current Tesla owners who have three small children regarding the decision to buy either the Model S or the Model X.
I have three children ages 4, 6 and 8. I need a car that can easily seat all five people in my family. The youngest will need to be in a car seat for the next year or two (depending on my wife’s opinion), but the older two can be in boosters. I am not interested in the third row rear-facing seats on the Model S due to research I have read regarding the lack of ventilation in the rear and sun glare, and the limited time that they will actually be usable for my family. Not to mention that by the time I add them to my order, I’m only $3000 away from a comparable Model X.
So basically, I am looking for advise from people who have experience with using the Model S with boosters plus a car seat in the back seat. How difficult is it to get the kids in and out of their seats? Is it just too cramped for comfort?
I am a reservation holder for the Model X, but I have not placed my order yet because I want to see and drive the car before I drop one hundred large on it. Obviously the Model X makes more sense for my family situation, but I have some concerns regarding the Falcon Wing Doors and the Pano Windshield. I’m disappointed that the Model X will not allow me to haul my kayak for a day outing, and I have heard too many anecdotal stories regarding leaks and rain getting in the car. Plus, I like that the Model S is a more mature product line and I am a little reluctant to be a beta tester for the Model X.
I can’t wait to get the vehicle (whichever it may be), but I want to feel as confident as possible with my decision. Thanks in advance for everybody’s time and opinions.