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    Firmware 7.0

    My quick thoughts: 1. I was very impressed with AP on my commute on the Stevenson expressway in Chicago. AP/TACC is a Godsend in traffic. The lane lines are pretty faded in spots, but AP was rock solid. I was intrigued that on the dash the car cartoon image adjusts it's position within the lane...
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    "sigh" Rear ended on I55.

    Any reviews/experiences with OHare Auto Body (1 of 2 Tesla certified body shops in Chicagoland)? This really sucks since my 70D is only 1 month old! :cursing:
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    Questions about Model S lease

    You are correct that it would be preferable for the lessee to have the Federal tax credit applied to a cap cost reduction. But, that's not how the banks use the Federal tax credit. They add it to the residual value which lowers the lease payment, but artificially raises the residual value so...
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    Questions about Model S lease

    The Federal tax credit goes to the lender and raises the residual value.
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    I never thought I'd buy an electric car...

    Totally get it. I have complete car ADD and have been addicted to sports cars my whole life having progressed from a 996 to 997 CS2 to a 997 TT to 997 TT-S and now a R8 V10 spyder. But, I find myself almost equally happy grabbing the keys of my 70D as much as my R8. Although, it's still...
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    Vibration at 3-4 mph at the end of regenerative braking

    Hopefully, I'll get the software upgrade notification for my 70D soon!
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    Question about cQuartz Finest and swirls on my model S

    The new coatings (CQF, 22ple, Opti-Coat, etc) are all amazingly good in the amount of gloss and durability compared to traditional sealants and carnauba waxes. However, they are only a couple of microns in thickness at most and will not completely prevent swirls. And, they won't hide swirls left...
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    Wall Street Journal Continues its Crusade against Tesla

    WSJ hard news is still excellent. Where it is totally off the rails is the opinion sections...like the editorial page which is SMH everyday I read it.
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    Sunroof Repair Results - too picky?

    I definitely think that's unacceptable.
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    Firmware 7.0 Beta Discussion

    Man...I must need to increase my standards since I love both my Tesla and my iPhone 6.... :tongue:
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    I like my car...

    I sympathize since they did not receive what they thought they purchased based on Tesla's own claims and marketing. Whether or not a majority of folks are satisfied with the performance of their P85D is a different issue than being upset about not getting what they felt like they were promised...
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    Show off your aftermarket wheels.

    Wow. Thank looks amazing. Too bad 21" wheels don't exactly interface with Chicago roads all that well. :(
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    Firmware 7.0 Beta Discussion

    Umm, I completely agree with you. :) I was responding to a poster that was considering trading in his Model S for a BMW if the 7.0 firmware looked like what was posted in this thread. An incredible reaction if you ask me.
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    Firmware 7.0 Beta Discussion

    First off, I'm a new Tesla owner. So, forgive my noobiness. But, I'm kind of amazed at some of the reactions in this thread I've been following keenly, not because of concerns over the UI design, but, rather, eagerness for further implementation of Autopilot. But, as someone who for 30 years...
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    Aston Martin CEO says Ludicrous mode is stupid

    If you have only been to the track once, try it again! :) There is NOTHING quite like carving up a good technical track with something like a GT3. And, it's way more fun than anything on a real road. And, plus, you'll probably never get to 8/10 or 9/10 on a road or highway. Getting a car up to...

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