Signed up for a Model X test drive.

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I've scheduled a "24-hour test drive" of a Model X. It's going to be a surprise for the kids. They're both really big fans of Elon Musk - so much so that they used most of their spending money to buy Tesla stock (at $199) instead of video games.

I've done (non-overnight) test drives of a Model S three times in the past, including a P90 ludicrous, but a Model X should be a little different. I'll be picking it up Thursday after work, and returning it Friday evening.

Overnight test drives can be fun. I did one a couple years ago for a Lincoln MKC. That was a whole holiday weekend. It was fun taking it to family picnics. Many years before that, I did one for a Hummer H2, just to experience it. That was a big monster.


Anyhow, I'll take some pictures and post my impressions. Looking forward to it!
 

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My son looked up all of the easter eggs.
 

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Initial, Quick Impressions
  • Doesn't "feel" as wide as the S. I know it is, but it doesn't seem like it. I guess it seems more in-proportion given that it's taller.
  • Third-row seats are useless, unless your legs are amputated.
  • The 90D is quick. It doesn't make you feel sick in the stomach like a Ludicrous car, but it's still very quick.
  • It doesn't like the trickle-charger that came with my Leaf. :(
  • Summon didn't work well for me. Kept stopping before I wanted it to. Except the one time, it went too far. :fearscream:
  • Autopilot works decently, but needs a lot more work done.
  • Love the windshield
  • Falcon wing doors are cool, but ultimately kind of gimmicky.
  • The keyfob was actually kind of hard to use.
 

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What's needed to get a 24hr test drive vs. a regular test drive.
 

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What's needed to get a 24hr test drive vs. a regular test drive.
It sounds like they're willing to give 24hr test drives to anybody with a Model 3 reservation.
I just stopped by and asked about it. :)