Age and Interior Choice? Wood, Carbon Fiber, Piano Black?

I am about to order the performance version and I am torn between ordering the carbon interior vs a wood interior. I know I want the tan leather at least. Advice I have received thus far is that wood tends to be for an older generation yet a bit more luxury where as the carbon fiber is younger and sportier yet not as luxurious. I am curious what others are ordering. Please share your age, interior and if you are ordering the performance model. Also feel free to share your thoughts on the subject in general. I am interested to see if there is a trend on age and interior.

blue performance tan 21 silver wheels tech pkg.

Silver performance, 21 inch wheels, tan interior, lacewood
42 years old female. Didn't like the cf dash. If it had more texture maybe I would
Have purchased cf.

Typo correction year not years

66. Red performance, black interior, tech, sound, 19s, carbon fiber.

Black performance, black leather, carbon fiber dash, silver 21" wheels.
55yo male.

Lacewood, don't like cf, have purchased cf?
"My mind is going. I can feel it."

53 yo Male.. Pearl White, Tan Leather, Piano Black

56 -non performance. Brown exterior, tan leather, Obeche Gloss

35 - non-performance vs. performance (undecided), White ext, tan leather,obeche matte

Non performance was my original thought until I test drove the performance. After the test drive there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to order the performance. No Brainer. See if you can get your hands on a performance test drive.

I don't want to hijack this thread mocaptain. See my other thread on Performance vs Standard 85kwh...that's my dilemma.

45 - performance, brown, tan/carbon fiber Interior 21" silver wheels

Ryan. Ask 100 people and you will get 100 answers. There is only one correct answer-get what you want! If you can't decide wait until you do know (you are wonderfully young) or you can do what I do. When I am tired of a color I sell the car and go out and buy another color. I'm in my mid 60's and nothing is worth agonizing over... except kidney stones and when I will get my much anticipated "S."

I wonder what a scatter plot of age vs. colour (darkest to lightest) would look like ...

62 - non-performance, blue, tan leather, obeche matte, 19", 85kWh

Female blue tan piano black. I liked the contrast then the black and tan in the interior.

Bored my husband for 2 hours at the Holbrook store sharing at the diff combinations.

In the end though it is personal taste.

Wow incorrect sucks

Thats the Oakbrook store

60 male, perf 85, carbon fiber, tan, blue

32, pearl white with gray leather and lacewood trim

Blue Perf GREY Interior 21" Silver Wheels Tech Package MATTE OBECHE

First off, Blue with Tan is a natural choice...Except that my wife's current car (Range Rover) is Blue, with a Tan interior. So for me, that's a bit too matchy. Also, I thought the Model S Tan was a little too warm/red. And finally, I thought the Grey paired nicely with the cream colored fabric on the ceiling liner (and the Grey seats have cream piping that matches it perfectly), as well as with the Matte Obeche wood.

Speaking of which...To me, the Matte Obeche was the ONLY choice. Why? It's as much because I love it as it is that I have problems with all of the other choices. I have always hated overly glossy wood trim in cars, it just looks too plastic-y (And a Tesla rep said the had been complaints about the Glossy Obeche, that it shows every single fingerprint)...The Carbon Fiber looks super cool, but to me I think it's more of a sports car look than a sedan look, even for the Model S (In the Roadster, it looks awesome)...The Lacewood looks a bit cheap to me, and the Piano looks SUPER cheap to me (economy rental car cheap!. On one hand, that's just my opinion...On the other hand, I'm an interior designer and former graphic designer, so I like to think I know a little something about colors, fabrics/materials, and wood/trim detail.

FYI, I have some photos that I took of the Matte Obeche sample with the Grey and Tan leather sample, and the Blue paint sample, I'm happy to email those to you...I hope the photos and this review help you make your decision.

Under 40
obeche wood matte
pearl white
black leather

Liz G;
That's a Hal of a mistake!


I was typing on a phone. Please note the lack of a period and lowercase the "H", which uppercased when I mistakenly hit the return button which started a new line. It should make sense with these corrections. If the CF dash had more texture I might have purchased it. gloss

35... Performance sig... Black ext... White int... Piano black trim... silver sig wheels... So slick!

37 - Sig Red/Black/Piano

If I was getting a performance I would have chosen CF. With that in mind I wanted something sleek and at least [i]felt[/i] skewed younger. So I thought the piano black achieved that more so than the others. Just my thoughts. In the end... it's your choice and what makes you happy.

42 and 45 (female and male, respectively), non-perf., brown paint, tan leather, lacewood. We would have gone for either of the matte wood options. Liked the higher contrast between the lacewood and the tan. The shiny looks plastic-y to us and would get really smeary looking without constant touch ups. Also, I like the quality of texture that the lacewood has. The cf is totally uninteresting to 42 (just looks plastic with a pattern on it) and looks kind of cool to 45 (unavailable for comment). I agree it might be more appealing with some texture.

Note: According to our observations of recent test drive cars in Menlo Park, and of recent car recipients on the Teslamotorsclub forum, the tan leather is much paler than what is shown on the Design Studio. I've seen comments that it's close to white and pretty much matches the cream colored headliner. I don't know if you've seen the dash options in real life... seeing them in a car is very helpful!

I was going to go with P85 Blue, Tan interior and Obeche wood gloss. Now that there is the red I'm thinking P85 Red, Black leather (it's very OCD of me but I didn't want to choose black leather because the red liner didn't match the car) and carbon fiber. So now it's Blue Hwy. 101 cruiser feel or sporty young rocket.
Chase - Age 23; #3,707

54 (was 52 when I ordered) - Blue, tan w/ Obeche gloss

38. green performance, grey leather and CF. I couldn't resist the CF since it is so sporty and goes well with the performance theme. I retracted my deposit for the roadster and have been waiting for 2 years for the S. Just didn't make sense to get a two seater with three kids. Best of both worlds, sport sedan than functions for the family!

Pearl White performance with tan leather and carbon fibre accents.

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