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    Model S owners - what would You do if the child seats wont make it into production?

    Hello current and future owners,


    first of all, this is a speculative thread.
    For the past months it seems that the "third row" has severe issues.
    Production, supplier, security, temperature, crashtest issues, no one knows.
    Fact is tho, that no one, except Elon, got their child seats yet.

    What would You do, if they never see the light?


    thank You for Your answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tray loader View Post
    Hello current and future owners,


    first of all, this is a speculative thread.
    For the past months it seems that the "third row" has severe issues.
    Production, supplier, security, temperature, crashtest issues, no one knows.
    Fact is tho, that no one, except Elon, got their child seats yet.

    What would You do, if they never see the light?


    thank You for Your answers.
    Get my $1500 back, presumably.

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    Wait for my Model X, might even move to a Sig Model X.

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    So they werent critical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tray loader View Post
    What would You do, if they never see the light?
    Couldn't care less (no kids to put in them anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknox View Post
    Couldn't care less (no kids to put in them anyway).
    But for someone who ordered them with usability in mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tray loader View Post
    Fact is tho, that no one, except Elon, got their child seats yet.
    As you point out, Elon is using his. I'd be pretty certain that he's not cooking his kids nor exposing them to risk just in the name of research for Model S buyers; that means delays are related to production, supplier or administrative issues which will eventually be solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tray loader View Post
    But for someone who ordered them with usability in mind?
    Well you asked the question of Model S owners and future owners, not just people that bought the jump seats.

    I am another, couldn't care less, but I didn't order them. I almost did, but it would have been to show them to people interested in the Model S as the closest Tesla store or service is 700 miles away from Minneapolis, MN. So even if I had, it would have been no skin off my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tray loader View Post
    But for someone who ordered them with usability in mind?
    Honestly, I'm kind of dubious of the whole concept of these jump seats in the first place. Personally, if I was in the position of absolutely having to carry 5 adults and two children around all the time (or even some of the time), I wouldn't be looking at a Model S. I would wait for Model X or go for a minivan. It might be a tiny bit more appealing if the seats were full-sized and not just for 5-10 year olds, but otherwise it seems like an option with a very narrow audience.

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    I seem to remember that one owner, on the factory tour, said they saw a number of the seats. That was a while back. Maybe the first batch was rejected for some reason.

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