Just completed our first road trip in my mum’s Model X100D. Man, what a ride. Over 800 swift, smooth, hushed and unperturbed miles of interstate and state route driving. There’s no better car for road tripping than any Tesla. The best part was after returning home from three days of driving, none of us six occupants felt like we’d been pulverized.
Here’s the thing. I was startled and dismayed at the amount of pitting our windshield suffered. I could understand this happening if driving through the desert dust of Arizona or southern New Mexico, or through the soul deadening landscape that’s west Texas. But we were driving through the relatively innocuous environment of California’s central coast. We encountered no dust devils, dust storms, or water spouts along the coast.
The Model X mega-windshield seems to be fashioned from a very soft, easily marred glass. If it can be this easily scarred after just one road trip, I wince to think about how it will look after several more. I’m seriously thinking that a few years into ownership, I’ll want to have the entire windshield replaced.
Has anyone else noticed how soft and easily pitted their Model X windshield is, and does anyone have any idea how much it would cost to replace it?