Love the pics but aren't we getting a little off-topic?
Just providing perspective since kayaks can be much bigger, or much smaller.
My preference in a vehicle is for the SUV configuration with All Wheel Drive. As much as I feel that the Model S is a groundbreaking vehicle, a sedan is not what I want.
I have owned 4 - AWD Astro Vans since 1993, I currently have a 2005.
I have had roof racks to cary my kayaks on; a Chevy Vega, a Chevy Citation, a Volvo Wagon, a Chevy Step Side Pick up, a Subaru Brat, 4 Astro Vans, 3 PT Cruisers. All of those vehicles cost $25,000 or less. If I'm going to spend upwards of $50,000 on an AWD SUV, I don't think It would be unreasonable to expect the flexibility of a roof rack. I can't believe that I would be the only one who would require one. How many AWD SUVs on the market don't offer a roof rack as an option. Doesn't SUV stand for "Sport Utility Vehicle?
I view these Tesla Forums as a way for Tesla, to obtain feedback from the public that will help them in designing their vehicles, so I'm speaking up.
I believe that there is still time for Tesla to consider my comments, as well as those of others as to what they might offer as options on the Model X.
Tesla has shown that they value feedback and the fact that this thread has been given it's own heading might mean that someone has noticed it. If anyone else feels that they would like to see the Model X include options, such as roof racks, speak up. This could be the way to get what we need.
Reservation holder here...my wife drives the current SUV, and she kayaks including guiding. If the roof could not accommodate a kayak, likely would not buy the car.
I have had both and can't think of any thing that makes a roof mount better. thoughts?
Hitch mount rack > roof mount rack.
WAY Easier to load unload bikes
Don't have to worry about low overhangs
Less air drag noise
You don't have mud dripping all over your car after a ride
Wife can actually use. (Try watching your wife attempt to put bike on the roof when she is 5 feet tall.)
Less bugs splattered on bikes.
Car doesn't get scratched when buddy attempts to load his bike.
The list could go on.
I've never owned either but I can imagine not having to worry about a trailer behind you when you back up is one positive for the roof rack.
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