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After "X" reveal, might your "S" switch to "X"??

I heard Elon say the model S bridges the gap between a sedan and a minivan and the model x brides the gap between a minivan and an suv. Pretty good market segments to go after.

Question is might you switch your reservation to an X? Or buy both? The only thing I like better on the X is the available 4 wheel drive (for the snow)

Problem is I do not know if I want to wait another year. How about you?

Personally, not a chance. The Model S is already a larger car than I would choose if I had a personal "car architect." My first child is off to college; my second and last is on his way shortly. If I were buying a decade from now, I'd probably choose the $60k Performance Bluestar, but since I'm buying now, I'd rather have the Model S over any ICE in the market.

Both, assuming the X looks as well as it performs.

I wouldn't give up my Model S reservation for $10K, maybe $15K...seriously. But I reserved two, so there is that ;)

From what I've heard the Model X will be bigger so I anticipate reserving one as well as my family is growing and I've been known to 4x4 in Moab from time to time.

Also planning to reserve Model X for me...Model S is for husband...rep at Santana Row a few months ago mentioned he thought it likely that same preferential treatment would be given to Model S owners reserving X as Roadster owners got when reserving S...

And wait another 12-18 months? Hells no!

I may be reserving the Model X for my wife. I will know a lot more on February 9th. ;-)

But to be responsive to your question, no, I won't be switching.

I definitely won't switch to the Model X. I am not fond of SUVs and crossovers. I am also unsure of the expense of keeping my existing car on the road until the Model X ships. My car will be almost 13 years old when my Signature is ready. An extra year as a daily driver might yield expensive repairs (though those would likely still cost less than a purchase or lease in the interim).

I might switch if Model X has the same kind of beautiful styling as Model S. I like the higher seat of an SUV (loved my Acura MDX) and the 4-wheel drive (no hassling with snow chains in Tahoe). Handling of the Model X should be excellent with low center of gravity.

Sure, would have to wait a little longer, but that buys me time to save money to pay for the car as I'm sure Model X will be more expensive than Model S.

Not switching. Been looking forward to the mod S for a very long time. Hoping the mod X will be the right car for my wife. She insists she needs a minivan, preferably with AWD. All kids through college and nest hopefully emptying out. I don't really think we need seating for 8 anymore. I keep selling, but she's not buying.


The S, because its sports/sedan form is prettier and sportier than any SUV/Minivan can be.

The X because of the unique utility of Minivans vs. cars.

We have different cars for different needs. I drive a Mercedes SL500 convertible because it's beautiful and fun. But we also have a Honda Odyssey, a Prius and a Mercedes sedan.

The Odyssey is such a capacious hauler of people and cargo, drives better than any truck or van, and is incredible comfortable on a long weekend out of town. You can just throw all your stuff in back without fretting about whether it's essential - and have room to spare. It's the capacity king.

The Prius is interesting because it's so small and nimble outside, yet has respectable capacity while consuming so little. It's the efficiency queen.

The S can subsume the Prius, the MB sedan, and on some days, maybe the SL.

The X can take over for the Odyssey, Prius and, if it's pretty enough, may handle some sedan chores too.

So an S and X could become the new all-electric fleet for our family.

No way. Not interested in even larger vehicle than the S, and I want my Tesla asap.

I have 4 boys under 12 so the s works but in 5 years, it won't because the kids will be too big for the jump seats in the back. I figure by that time, the two oldest will be driving. I would like to get an x also but spending another $100,000.00 in a year for another car is just too much. I can afford it but I am just not used to paying so much for a car. I am interested in getting the $30,000.00 car. So it may make sense for me to wait. It all depends on how the x looks but most likely, I will be sticking with the s.If you want a sig, get on the waiting list in case I switch to the x!

No reason to change from an S to the X since we need an ICE anyway and have a 7 year old minivan. Used for vacations at the beach, tandem rallies on the eastern seaboard, etc. I know how much drag two tandems on top of the van create and can't imagine what that would do to the range of an EV!


Is there anyone who won't have an ICE in addition their S or X? I too have an old mini-van that we will keep for longer family trips and a Chevy avalanche for towing my fishing boat, etc...

lgagliardi, me. But then again maybe that does not count because I have not owned any car for 13 years... (Living in Berlin, getting around by bike, public transportation, and the occasional rental car is very convenient here).

I definitely won't switch from S to X, but if the X is interesting enough, I might be able to get my wife to go electric. She's really attached to her '01 Lexus RX300, but it's showing its age. Last century, before we were married, she said: "A new car is good for your soul." So, I'm trying to use her own words on her and get her into the mood to think about new cars.

I figure she'll either go for a 2-seater or stay in the small SUV/CUV world. Model X could be that car.


No chance of me switching. I've been waiting too long to start over. If the Model X is really, really compelling, then I might trade it in for a Model X later.

No, we won't be switching, at least anytime soon. The minivan is going (a Honda) when the S arrives. Our eldest will soon be driving, so we're keeping the Suburban around for her and the other children, as well as the really long trips with the family (basically to Idaho, Whistler, etc.) and skiing. The S will be the main people hauler for our family, as well as my wife's commuter (like 10 - 12 times a month, 40 miles roundrip). I think it will be used for 90% of our driving, from a mileage perspective. My wife will not be treating it like a large purse...

I'd really like to see a Roadster replacement, for less $$$, that fits tall people better (chief complaint - lack of a tilt steering wheel - I mean, my '67 Sunbeam Alpine had a tilting and telescoping steering wheel - garage art though it was). As we'll be needing a third car for short trips (basically groceries and my commute to the airport), practicality isn't top priority, at least from the people hauling perspective. I'm looking at a used Boxer or Cayman (miss my old 944 turbo), as even used Roadsters are too expensive, and the ergonomics aren't quite right for me (loved the test drive, though - thanks Tesla). The third car just won't be driven enough to take advantage of fuel savings.



Spice-it-up follow-up question for non-Sig folk:

If you could stick with your current investment ($5k), and upgrade to a Sig Model X would you consider it?

Kevin, take a look at the SLK. You should be able to find a very hot SLK55 AMG for less than $30k. That's what I went with when I figured out the Roadster wasn't going to work for us.

I actually am interested in the Rav4 EV that Tesla is building for Toyota along with my Model S.

I will stick with the model S. Perhaps the model X or Toyota RAV4EV for my wife. We are both seniors, so if we are still alive, the TM $30k car would be of interest to us.

I can't wait any longer. I'll be lucky if my current vehicle holds it together long enough until my S is available. I'm not really that interested in something as big (tall) as the X anyway.

No switch for us. The S is what we want.

When we get the S, if we get the itch for an X, we'd have to get rid of the Roadster. Not in my lifetime!


I cannot even imagine not having or needing a car - for 13 years!! I think that is great. Unfortunately, the U.S. is big and things are far apart and with children in school and sports well it would be in my mind impossible or at the least, super inconvenient to not have a car. Its nice to know some people can do it. Why are you getting a car now?

definetely waiting for the Model X.... considering the cost of the vechicle/batteries will be significantly less by the time it is released. If it ends up looking ugly, i'll jump aboard the 300 mile Model S.


No way. The Model S is large enough for me.

No, until there is a huge fast charge network an ICE is needed for vacations. Our Highlander will remain. The Prius, Malibu, and Passat not so much.

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