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Yeah, I just saw that... Maybe Elon caught me messing around last night and decided to bring me back down to earth.
I'm 100% confident that I'd be perfectly fine forgoing AWD and rolling with RWD and winter tires for 4-5 months out of the year. My wife, by contrast, is much closer to 0% confident, no matter what I say about weight distribution, traction control, and instantaneous feedback from the motor... And the fact that there is such a large disparity in confidence also negatively impacts her confidence in *my* confidence.
So, for that main reason -- along with a few ancillary reasons, and not wanting to have any regrets about the car we configure -- I'd prefer AWD if we can make it work.
For now, there's no reason to take any action on my part, with a car under lease through September, AWD specs unknown, tax credit situation unclear, and uncertainty as to whether Tesla hits 5K/week in June, July or (my personal guess) sometime later. But by July or August we should have more clarity on all of those matters, so around then we'll make a decision on what to do.
Oh, it's a daily struggle. Especially now that I have access to the design studio and the Order button...
I think the one thing that might push my patience beyond its limits would be if they announce in July/August that they will be making Performance AWD (in which we have little interest) before standard AWD. I don't think this is the most likely scenario, but there are enough hypothetical reasons for them to do it that I can't rule it out as a possibility.