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    2021 Model S with Plaid badge

    I don't think you missed anything but, for me, your question is a bit incomplete in that I thought you were simply asking whether we might have a car with LR software and tri-motor hardware. I didn't realize that such a mating would not be feasible, my being a computer neophyte. Love this car...
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    2021 Model S with Plaid badge

    As far as I can tell there is only one thing about our S that says Plaid and that is the badge on the trunk lid. So how did a Plaid badge get on what is obviously an LR trunk lid since it doesn't have the larger spoiler that comes on the Plaid? I still haven't been able to figure out how to...
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    Payment method: Plaid vs direct draft

    We inspected the car before signing anything and, happily, found no problems. And we financed with Tesla convinced we could make more than 2.49% on what we owed by keeping the balance invested. That has been our experience in the past anyway. Just a thought.
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    Maximum Percentage Charge Fluctuating

    Took a short trip this afternoon and plugged our 2021 S into the Tesla Wall Connector when er arrived home. We have always kept the maximum set at 84% and it has worked just fine. Today as soon as I plugged it in the message on the screen said the charge was at 72% and it was stopping the charge...
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    Extremely Disappointed With Model S Range When Driving on the Highway at 35F

    A whole lot of different ways to approach this. A lot of different variables to consider. Without worrying about speed EVs are a whole lot more energy efficient than ICE cars and if you just look at ICE cars that perform comparably to the top Teslas it seems that the Teslas are somewhere around...
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    Extending range to unlimited mileage

    In addition to encouraging people to acquire more scientific knowledge we need to hope that more attention is paid to people like Greta who have digested that knowledge and are hoping to disseminate it.
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    Plaid Safety

    While we "only" have the 21 LR S we do have the yolk, of course, and I have to say it's been a real steep learning curve. I can't tell you how many times I turned on the windshield wipers while going for the cruise control or had to search with my eyes and finger tips for the correct turn...
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    2021 Plaid was DOA this morning...

    And I thought we had a nasty bit of bad luck when we had a flat tire on the way home from picking up our new S in September. And then we found out the tire couldn't be safely repaired and wasn't covered under the manufacturer's warranty. $400.00 for a new tire to replace one with under 110 miles...
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    Extremely Disappointed With Model S Range When Driving on the Highway at 35F

    Tough to do when there are only 2 out of the way, poorly spaced chargers anywhere near your 325 mile round trip. Travelling through Amish areas in Ohio is a whole lot different from driving in less rural places where many of the residents don't rely on horses and bicycles for transportation. But...
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    Extremely Disappointed With Model S Range When Driving on the Highway at 35F

    Nasty how I never saw the word "fantasy" in the estimate. Next winter road trip we'll just have to wear our winter weight coveralls. Charged at home to 99%. Stopped at the only supercharger anywhere close to our trip at 106 miles and 49% of battery usage, then did the other 219 miles after...
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    Extremely Disappointed With Model S Range When Driving on the Highway at 35F

    Jill and I went for our first long trip in our 2021 Model S LR yesterday. The trip covered 325 miles of roads with speed limits mostly between 55 and 70 mph. Close to half of that was on 70 mph highways. The car was set to Chill Mode and I have never been stopped for driving at the speeds we...
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    Model S rear trunk well cover

    Sad, very sad! Tesla is not very good at customer relations - trying to be diplomatic. They need to be better communicators, as we all are aware. Seems like, as solid as their cash flow appears, Tesla could take solid steps in that direction quite easily. An easy fix, but this failure is an...
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    Model S rear trunk well cover

    You seem to be saying that the asymmetric tires don't come under the same consideration as the rest of the items you list. Granted our car did come with tires but they are lesser quality tires than those specified and less expensive. Saving a few dollars on a quality performance vehicle doesn't...
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    Model S rear trunk well cover

    The 2021 owner's manual also states that all model Ss should have asymmetric tires. Ours doesn't and the service manager at the Columbus store insists that we have the correct tires with no explanation for the discrepancy. We also do not have a cover for the rear trunk but they did tell us they...
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    Tyre Wear

    My first thought would be to check the alignment, but what do I know.

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