Model X update... We've had our Tesla Model X now for just over a month. How do we like the car after having had it for a while?
Very much, thank you!
We continue to be thrilled by the visibility and quiet, perfect for the kind of sightseeing and wildlife viewing that we love so much. The comfort of all the little things like heated seats and automatic doors is very nice, though it still feels a bit weird for we who have been driving pickup trucks for 30 years! :)
I've had just one problem with the car other than those I've previously described in posts: the rear-view mirror inside the car is permanently darkened. All three rear-view mirrors are supposed to automatically darken when there are bright headlights behind the car, and the two exterior mirrors work fine. The software upgrade is performing well, though I'm still a little disappointed by the restrictions on it. We haven't been able to try auto-steer yet, because the limitations currently in force mean that there are no roads anywhere near us where we can use it. The current restrictions are (a) you must be on a limited-access highway (i.e., an Interstate or something like that), and you have to be going under 45 MPH (i.e., high traffic situation). Well, in this neck of the woods we have neither Interstate nor heavy traffic, so we're SOL until the restrictions get lifted. This is promised once sufficient experience has been gained by the entire fleet of Tesla cars. Won't be much from northern Utah!
We're going in for our service appointment (to look at the non-retracting spoiler and the rear-view mirror) next Tuesday afternoon. Later that same day we're meeting friends for dinner at the Red Iguana. Should be an interesting day!