I’m thoroughly enjoying the Model X experience – but after two months, there are definitely things I wish were different:
1. Bird’s Eye View
Many high-end cars have this, and once you’ve had it, going without it is difficult. It makes parking significantly easier and safer.
2. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Again, it’s a common feature in luxury (and lower) cars. This too is an important safely feature.
3. UNtinted Rear Window
In low light, (dusk, or night, or cloudy days), it’s difficult to see what’s behind you. I hate this tint! It should be an option.
4. “Regular” windshield
There’s a “wow” factor to the large windshield, but when driving into the sun on a winding road, the visor isn’t effective. That’s a safety issue.
5. AM Radio
Millions of people (like me) listen to news and sports on AM. Yes, you can find some alternative ways to hear some stations, but it’s a pain, and not all inclusive.
6. Full set of plug adapters
As it says on the Tesla Shop site: “With all seven Gen 2 NEMA adapters in one convenient storage bag, you can charge at any available outlet, at home or on the road.”
Being able to charge when travelling isn’t a luxury, it’s vital, and it should be included.
7. A Key Fob with a ring.
It’s minor, but an annoyance. I get a luxury car and then have to spend $18 to purchase what every other fob in the world has – a ring to attach other keys to (or to hang on the valet’s wall).
8. Handsfree trunk opening.
Just about every SUV out there has it.