Yesterday, we enjoyed a test drive of the Model X, 90 KWh battery version. As owners of a Model S85 Classic, we could easily find what we liked or disliked. We are wondering what your first impressions are, from the test drive and inspection.
We were treated well by the San Diego University Towne Center team, managed by Ben Shea. Ryan was our Owner/Advisor who took us for the test drive. I had specifically requested a car that was not in the twilight category of being equipped with the Enhanced Autopilot 2.0 hardware but everything disabled. They found us a Model X with autodrive 1.0, so I could evaluate those capabilities as they have matured in the last few years.
What we liked:
1. Autodrive! It held in the center of the lane without seeming to slide to the right or left. The adaptive cruise control also was refreshing in maintaining an offset to the car on the freeway ahead. We can imagine an order of magnitude of safety from its successor. Ryan showed us the location of the full suite of cameras and sensors on the model next to us in the parking garage.
2. Headroom. Had never sat up high driving an SUV before, as we have always bought sedans or coupes.
3. Comfortable ventilated first and second row seats.
4. Quiet and more cushioned ride compared to our coils.
5. Huge windshield
What we disliked:
1. Could barely see anything to the rear by squinting into the tinted and dim rear view mirror. Forced to use camera on screen or side view mirrors.
2. Difficult to see where hood ends
3. Less space for cargo in the 7 seat setup
4. Car seemed more top-heavy around corners
5. Falcon wing doors. Paranoia!
6. Sun shining in at top of adjustable sunshade bothered me, as I am sensitive to light.
I woke up this morning thinking about the test drive. Once again, Tesla managed to change our paradigm. But not with the Model X.