golfcart wrote:I'm still kind of angry at Elon for not putting heated seats in the $35k model. It makes me wonder if they actually want to sell any of those or if they just want to say they kept their promise.
That caught my attention too, but I would not care about it if I lived in a temperate climate like CA. In fact, I would appreciate not paying for something I would never use. Since CA is a HUGE market for Tesla your argument that demand for that model will be poor reads like sour grapes.
I was born and have lived all my life in the Bay Area, and appreciate the heated seats in my Forester. Indeed, that's one of the reasons I opted for the middle (XS) rather than the lowest (X) trim when I bought it. On cool or cold (for California) days I use them first thing when I get into the car until the engine heats up and I can use the heater, or else just the seats on days when there's no need for cabin heat. They are very nice not just when I'm up in the mountains, but also locally. Having the ability to remotely heat the cabin is nice and would lessen the need for seat heaters, but at a considerable increase in energy use. So, they may be less of a benefit for a BEV, but could still be a nice to have. After all, if remotely heating the cabin removes any need for seat heaters, why would you want them in ANY trim?
However, I much prefer cloth seats, so I'd have a dilemma. And I really don't want a glass roof in either hot or cold temps.
IIRC, a $2,000 upgrade that includes a better interior, heated seats, and a larger battery is offered. That strikes me as the sweet spot in value.
Yes, although I'd prefer non-power seats. I can see the benefit if you have multiple people driving the car regularly. As I don't, there's no value to me for the extra money, and they're far more likely to break and need expensive repairs.