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So this is a Tesla! First impressions that don't repeat the obvious (I hope)

Hi Gang,
I picked up my new baby S yesterday after 8 months of waiting. I'm not sure if it is even a Long Range like I ordered, or a debadged (and depowered) Plaid. Either way, it's my new baby S.
I had test driven a M3 and MY once or twice each, and it's hard to really get to know a car after onl...

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My First Tesla Roadside Experience - (spoiler - it wasn't great)

So today (yesterday actually), I had my first experience with Tesla Roadside Assistance. I was on my way home from a trip (left at 6:45pm, expected to be home at 8:00pm). While driving on the NJ Turnpike (location is important), the TPMS light came on. I flipped to the tire pressure display and n...

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RHD specific issues with v11 UI changes

There are multiple threads about the v11 short comings on TMC, and several within the UK sub-forum alone. However, I think there is a discussion worth having about things which are particularly bad on the RHD cars. And if I'm wrong, and this doesn't need an entire thread, thank you in advance...

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SR+ impressions after the first 3000kms

It’s now been two months and I’ve travelled 3000kms in my SR+, and I thought I would try to capture some of my thoughts and experience with the car.

The transition to the Tesla way of doing things has been easier than I had imagined, interestingly the multifunction stalks required more thought and ...

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Possible Solutions for the New User Interface UI 11?

Many of the complaints about the new UI 11 focus on the controls that were removed from the main screen:
  • Driver Seat Heater
  • Front Passenger Seat Heater
  • Charging
  • Wipers
  • Windshield Defroster
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Trip Odometer
  • Dashcam Recorder
  • Driver Profiles
  • Tire ...

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My 1 week review with the M3LR, compared to the BMW M135i

So I’ve had my Model 3 LR for a week now and I’ve done a few miles in it, so I thought I'd share my initial thoughts compared to my F40 BMW M135i that I part-ex’d. Just to note, this is the first Tesla I've ever owned.

  • The ‘touchscreen for everything’ is taking some ad...

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Tesla Model 3: Three Year Review – Energy Used & Emissions (Part 3)

Part 3 of my three-year review covers: Energy Use and Carbon Emissions from driving 42,500 miles in our Model 3. Links to Parts 1-4 of the review are at the bottom.

We drove 42,500 miles in the first three years. I calculated how many kWh of electricity were sent to my car to charge the battery pac...

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Tesla Model 3: Three Year Review – Driving, Charging, and Battery Status (Part 2)

Part 2 of my three-year review covers: The places we’ve been; Where we charge; and Battery pack status. Links to Parts 1-4 are at the bottom.

1) Where We’ve Gone

80% of my mileage has been commuting back and forth to work and running errands. During normal times that was 50 miles a day on w...

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Lots of refinement between 2020 and 2022 Model Y

I just took delivery of a 2022 MYP. Having come from a 2020 MYLR, I wanted to share my thoughts on the many refinements that I’m experiencing with the new car. Before my new delivery, I also had a 2022 MYP test drive vehicle (VIN: 2942xx) for a couple days where I noticed these refinements also.

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V11 Transition Guide

I wrote this up as a guide for myself and my SO to help transitioning from V10 to V11. Thought it might be helpful to others. I know many folks feel that V11 is a mixed bag at best. This isn't intended to address that, just to help find and do things that we were used to doing a certain way in V10 a...

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First 24hrs with my Model Y Performance (spoiler: full motor failure)

Backstory

I've always been into cars, and I was looking to get a new vehicle as my winter/practical car. I'm keeping my S4 and 718 Cayman S as well, so this was going to be in addition to those 2. I've been in enough Audi/BMW/Mercs/Porsches and wanted something different. Smooth power, roomy...

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Kicked out of the FSD Beta! (Long Post)

Hi everyone, apologies for the long post, but I feel like my M3 investment deserves this airing! I’m not a super-frequent visitor here, but have read many threads over the 2.5 years I’ve had my beloved Dual Motor Model 3. I’m posting today to explain how I was unceremoniously booted from the FSD b...

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Vendor TWRAPS Introduces More than 20 products for the refreshed Model S

Hey there!

In the past few months I became known here as the guy who does things for us. My name is Iliya and I started my company TWRAPS a couple of months after I took delivery of the refreshed Model S.

I love my car, but I have a long history of doing minor customizations on my ...

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A couple lesser known differences with 2021 refresh vs Raven

We got our 2021 refresh Model S yesterday and while we have both our 2019 Raven (will be selling) and the refresh 2021 I thought I would compare some less discussed differences for those that might be considering the upgrade.

* The frunk has quite a bit less usable space. It is a few inches less w...

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Understanding The Decline In Tesla’s FSD Take Rate



On August 31st, 2021, “Troy Teslike” tweeted data from his long running survey of thousands of Tesla vehicle buyers, showing a low take rate for FSD, Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” software add-on offered since late 2016. For Q2 2021, that survey shows a worldwide FSD take rate of only 11% across a...

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