Submitted by afroumis on May 15, 2019
I am an early adopter of the model X, having purchased a signature P90D back in 2016. At the time, the range was not too much of a factor and I hoped the battery technology would advance to the point where a retrofit would be possible to get more miles per charge. Three years later, I was contacted by a Tesla sales individual to possibly trade in my X for a new design X with greater range, quicker performance, and the ability for fully autonomous driving. Here are my issues with taking this step:
1. I would lose lifetime free supercharging
2. The color is no longer available (signature red)
3. They would only give me $58000 on a trade in for a car with only 22000 miles towards the purchase of a new X that has fewer features.
If it was possible, I would really prefer to upgrade my battery capability and also get the front motor replaced with the same one currently available on the model 3. I know this would not give me the ability for fully self driving but, I have that on my model 3 when the system is updated (having already paid for the option).
When I bring these preferences to Tesla personnel, it goes no where.
Does anyone on this forum have any ideas?