Hello, I’m in the process of selling my current weekend car to get a P85, I’m looking forward to using as a daily driver. Looking at getting a well optioned p85 with 21”
I drive a lot on a daily basis and it often to varying locations on any given day (30-40k annually). I don’t usually drive more than 200 miles per day without having to plan a trip so I’m covered there with supercharging etc.
Originally I was very excited about the car and confident the 265 mi rating was enough to get me though the day without charging (I often am called to drop what I’m doing and go to an account quickly), so im not in a position to stop and charge somewhere often from a time stand point if needed.
After reading the forums it looks like a lot of the fun is being taken out of the car when it comes to practicality?
I.e. I’m being strongly advised not to go with the 21” and stay with 19” ( I’m in NY and travel the north east) I think that kills the look of the car but ok , I’ll get the 21 for summer and 19 for winter while the roads are destroyed (big compromise for me), does anyone really regret getting the 21” in the northeast ? Would love to know
With respect to range from what I understand the 265 turns into 225mi without a range charge and with driving normal (70ish) with heat, 21” and driving comfortably like an normal ICE it sounds like 170mi in the summer and winter (15F-35F) sounds like as low as 130mi? is this correct?
If so, does this sound like a lot of compromise for driving an awesome car? If I want to just drive the car like an ICE and be comfortable am I expecting to much out of the range number?
I truly appreciate any constructive input as I want to make this work; I’ve never spent this much for a car but am willing to and look forward to positively helping the tesla community if/when I get one
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