Great review, Todd! ! ! !
FYI - I decided to skip the paint armor and have a local professional do it. Couple of reasons:
1. I want the entire hood protected, Tesla only covers the front 24in
2. I wanted the edges wrapped, usually factory install just goes up to or almost up to the edge
Liz are you wrapping the whole car? I'm considering this on white. I also noticed the tesla armor only covers a small part of the hood.
P427 Performance White/Tan
Otherwise, I agree with Todd's summary. I've ordered:
- Green paint. I strongly prefer getting a real color, not something in the black/gray/silver/white range. The blue was a close contender, but too close to black and very similar to a lot of cars on the road. The brown got vetoed by my family as too odd.
- 85kWh. Needed weekly during much of the year to get between our homes in Boston and Maine.
- Standard non-performance. I can't rationalize ~$10k of extra costs given my personal driving style.
- 19" wheels. Best choice for New England's crappy roads.
- Tan leather. Close call with black, but I like the spacious feel of the Model S cabin, and the lighter color enhances the openness.
- Lacewood. The piano black looks like plastic, and the obeche looks like fake woodgrain plastic. Lacewood is unique to the Model S and adds a nice texture to the interior.
- Pano roof. My son is 6'4" and growing, so he'll need the rear headroom.
- Tech package. Lots of my driving in Maine is in places with dubious or non-existent cell coverage, so this gives me GPS everywhere and bright headlights to avoid moose.
- Air suspension. I want my car this year, and I'd want this anyway to drive safely down the long gravel road to my Maine property.
- Paint armor. See "long gravel road" above.
- Sound studio. An indulgence, but I'm trained musician and really appreciate good sound systems.
I sent the installer the specs posted on the Tesla forum.
Here is the exact quote that I received for the $1400 bid. Numbers listed below refer to the Tesla spec.
First, let me give you a quote on the factory coverage. The front numbers
1-8 would run $575.00 parts and labor. The rear bumper ledge (9) would be
$75. The cap top and pillars (13-14) would be $100. The rest of the
coverage (12 and 15-21) would be $125.
We would wrap all the edges at that price.
I would recommend covering the entire hood, entire fenders, and entire
bumper (same bumper coverage as before). That would be $1200 with wrapped
edges. At that time, some of the pieces (of 15-21) would be covered, so it
would eliminate that cost. In other words, with the entire front wrapped
and all the other pieces, you would be looking at $1400 TOTAL with wrapped
Clearly I'm in the wrong line of business. Does anyone else think the prices charged for this product/service are ridiculous?
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