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CCI Review?

CCI Review?

I'm expecting delivery of my P85 in the next two weeks and am debating on ordering Teslaaccessories CCI. I've searched, but have been unable to find a full review. WOuld any owners care to chime in? Which variety do you have? Does it rattle? Is it functional? Are you happy with your purchase?

2050project | 11 settembre 2013

I love it. But, just as a head's up: there are a whole bunch of reviews over on the Tesla Motors Club forum, here is a link to most recent ones, just scroll back through the pages for more:
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/9872-Soflauthor-s-center-c...

jrettinger | 11 settembre 2013

Thank you 2050

wfmartin1945 | 11 settembre 2013

Got mine - - custom made to match leather and accents. I am very happy with it. Easy to install and fits like a glove. At the Atascadero Supercharger was bombarded with inquiries by other Model S owners about it and where I got it. Got tired of waiting for Tesla Store to come out with one and figured it wouldn't be much less (around $1100).

2050project | 11 settembre 2013

For sure -- also, there are some other cool aftermarket stuff you can check out on:

www.teslatap.com

www.teslarati.com

2050project | 11 settembre 2013
stevenmaifert | 11 settembre 2013

Got the tan with obeche gloss. Love it. Lots of inquiries from other ModS owners when they see it. You can wait for Tesla's box or go with something stylish that really finishes off the interior.

jrettinger | 11 settembre 2013

Steve,

Do you have any rattle at all? Is the install as easy as it looks?

Jon

jat | 11 settembre 2013
regen | 18 ottobre 2013

@Jrettinger - I've been going through the same debate and the only thing holding me back is really the price point. Really want the custom CCI after reading a review I found on the net, but @jat's makes me feel that the basic version would serve its purpose just as well.

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-center-console-insert-cci-review/

Perhaps we can do a group buy?

AmpedRealtor | 18 ottobre 2013

It might be better to wait for the Tesla offering, as it appears better designed and stylistically fits much better with the interior than the CCI product from Teslaccessories. The Teslaccessories CCI appears to have a lot of wasted space and it doesn't really add to the interior elegance of the car. It looks more like a distraction, but that's just me.

ageorgep | 18 ottobre 2013

does anyone know how much the Tesla center console will cost? seems like they've been promising that forever.

DJay | 18 ottobre 2013

After not having a center console for 9 months now, I'm much happier without it. I purchased a small square black carry bag at Michaels that fits nicely under the dash in the console area. Everything is hidden from view. This item was suggested on this or TMC forum in about February. It holds everything I need, and more importantly, I can quickly remove it and take it with me if my car is being serviced. The center area is always free to take on Marilyn's purse or other items I might need to transport. Cost was under $30, and in my option works better then a console, however it does not have cup holders.

jat | 18 ottobre 2013

@AR - YMMV, but actually the only thing I like better about the Tesla offering is the movable partitions - I like the style of the CCI much better.

ageorgep | 18 ottobre 2013

the moveable partitions seems like an interesting concept that could be pretty useful, especially if you want to separate scratch-prone items from others.

jat, what's your opinion on the cci's storage capacity?

jat | 18 ottobre 2013

@ageorgep - I would have preferred to have more storage and not have the cup holder (the two in the armrests are fine for me), but others argue there should have been two cup holders and less space, so you can't please everyone), but it is sufficient for my needs. The cellphone slot is pretty worthless for me - I just put my parking card there, and my phone goes in the cubby where it is more convenient.

rfriess | 18 ottobre 2013

If had been available at the time that my car was ordered, I would have ordered the center console in a heart beat. I've been driving my car for two months now and I really have learned to like the space as it is. Great for my wife's purse, the Chinese take out, the mail and other stuff that would otherwise be placed in the back seat somewhere. I'll not be ordering the center console.

pilotSteve | 18 ottobre 2013

I have the custom CCI in my Sig (white interior) and it matches almost perfectly. My wife I and both love the convenience and how nicely it integrates into the car.

No rattles. Had a small 'ripple' in the tambor door that they fixed under warranty no charge and no hassle.

Great product from a quality company IMO. I would buy again.

Robert22 | 18 ottobre 2013

The CCI is hardly a distraction. With the new second cupholder add-on, the armrests are freed up which is great for us long-limbed humans. I haven't had a passenger yet that even notices it's an aftermarket item. It's also an extremely customer-responsive company with many new clever products coming.....or you can wait until the next ice age for Tesla to catch up.

riceuguy | 18 ottobre 2013

Received an email from Tesla this week that pricing would come out "soon." For me, the combination of space and a variable number of cupholders is great for me since I'm short and the armrest cupholders are downright dangerous for me to use (I have to reach all the way across my body to get to them). Unless it's pricing is worse than the CCI, I'll order the Tesla version.

omarsultan.ca.us | 18 ottobre 2013

I thought the console would be a must have, but after three months, just had them install the yacht floor. I find I like the open space. Its much more flexible than a console and is discourages the clutter that a console encourages.

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Bonlaw | 19 ottobre 2013

I too love the open space in the car. I asked Teslaccessories, maker off CCI if he would produce a yacht floor as he already had the matching wood veneers. He declined - I assume thinking there would be little demand.
Perhaps if more of us were interested he would do so. Just putting it out there.

stevenmaifert | 19 ottobre 2013

"Soon" is a very open ended concept for Tesla.

ageorgep | 19 ottobre 2013

so many valid points that each of you make, which makes the decision process even harder. my guess is that "soon" will be sometime right before the x-mas holiday season.

jrettinger | 19 ottobre 2013

I actually ended up purchasing the CCI (and the Tesla for that matter) and love it!

stevenmaifert | 20 ottobre 2013

You should be quite happy with both. I am :)

ageorgep | 21 ottobre 2013

I've read the reviews through and through and it seems like people are generally very satisfied with the CCI. I think I'll be jumping on the bandwagon soon :)

J.T. | 21 ottobre 2013

I've had my car since mid-June and I'm glad I didn't order the CCI before having a couple of months of ownership. I probably would have been very happy with it, but not as happy as I am with the openness of the cabin without it.

Brian H | 21 ottobre 2013

It pops out easily, so you could use it only when & if required.

J.T. | 21 ottobre 2013

Well, that's the thing, after 4 months I now know it's not required at all.

mpacked15 | 25 ottobre 2013

I'm glad I found this thread, because I've been on the fence on whether a center console storage unit is really needed. The way I see it ignorance is bliss and I've been generally ok with not having any storage, although I'm leaning towards the other side after seeing this review.

http://www.zimbio.com/Tesla+Motors/articles/2E_sy2jfAla/Tesla+Model+Cent...

2050project | 28 ottobre 2013

@mpacked12 - looks like the story was picked up but it had originally run here:
http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-center-console-insert-cci-review/

stevenmaifert | 28 ottobre 2013

To each his own opinion, but I would not judge until you get a chance to see one installed in a ModS. I feel the look really finishes off an otherwise fairly Spartan interior. It's also a nice place to rest your right leg once you engage the cruise control.

hhorwitz | 11 novembre 2013

I too had a hard time deciding what to do. I liked the open space with an insert but also liked the look of the CCI. I eventually decided to purchase the CCI -- black leather/piano black -- and am reasonably happy. Here are some factors others might want to consider:

1. The CCI matches very well and does not look aftermarket.
2. The CCI doesn't offer much storage space, really only a small compartment with a sliding door that can hold a few pairs of glasses or similarly-sized items.
3. The "second cup holder" option that teslaaccessories offers utilizes the storage space, so if you elect that option, you end up with no storage space.
4. The CCI includes one mandatory cup holder, so with the two factory installed cup holders under the armrests, there will already be three cup holders even without the optional "second cup holder."
5. The slot for the phone is at the part of the CCI right near the USB chargers, so you can't see your phone's screen while it is in the slot. If you want to look at the screen for any reason, it must be removed.

Pungoteague_Dave | 11 novembre 2013

I admit to originally being very critical of CCI pricing and some design elements, calling them out in their marketing threads. I still think it is way overpriced but did succumb to my wife's request for more storage, so bought one anyway. It is well made, looks OEM and does the job. I agree with some posters who don't see the need and like the open space, but it is a fine piece of work. Given its bespoke nature, I can see why it costs so much. In the context of a $100k automobile, it isn't excessive, but in my opinion, it is still a bit of an extravagant waste. The materials match well and it does provide a place to rest my leg.

Jimmyscooking | 18 gennaio 2015

I bought the Evannex Center Console Insert (CCI) - Obeche Wood Gloss / Black. The wood grain is pretty far off. When you pay 100k+ for a car you can't just stick something that doesn't match in there. I'm trying to work it out with them, but they have a $100 restocking fee. I literally took it out and compared the wood grain and put it back in the box, so I think the $100 is absurd. Hope they can work this out, or I will be pretty pissed.