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    service center survey - pissed off customer

    Just expected to be unhappy, and you might be pleased, then you can unhappy about being pleased which will make you happy.
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    Passenger side mirror not folding out

    This type of stuff only happens to my wife. She calls me while driving..... I tell her when traffic permits (We are in Los Angeles, so traffic always permits, it should actually be a setting), to go to quick controls and press the fold button. "How am I supposed to do that while driving?" she...
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    Passenger Side Mirror Glass Popped Out - Parts Prices are Ridiculous!

    I've always hated that if you had to build a car from the service department that it would easily be 5X to 10X purchase price. By the time you replace a $70 timing belt in a Toyota Land Cruiser, your out $1,000, and I have have two of them besides the Tesla. Ouch! At least it's only every 100K...
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    Mach E: Your Reservation does not guarantee a set price for the Vehicle

    ...and your reservation doesn't guaranty priority, per Ford's reservation site! This is really just a way to show dealers that there is X amount of interest to get them to become dealers. But a dealer could simply receive your car and add a $10,000 premium on it and see if it sells to someone...
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    Mach E: Your Reservation does not guarantee a set price for the Vehicle

    ...and remember, and this was true of Tesla too, that you are giving Ford Motor Company an interest free loan. Item #3. Ford needs to clarify the benefit side of this equation to its customers. In essence, the dealership closest to you may not sign-up (since they are independently owned) to...
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    Mach E: Your Reservation does not guarantee a set price for the Vehicle

    Under Item #1 in Fords online reservation for the Mach-E. So business as usual, the dealer will set price and markup for "stuff". Here is the entirety of item 1 of 15 of the reservation details: 1. Reservation. You may be able to configure a Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicle (the “Vehicle”) through...
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    Disappointing Range in P3D. Is this normal?

    I’m at 275 Wh/mi average over the last 15K miles on my P3D+ on stock 20” wheels. Like @Jedi2155, I’ll average in the 260ish Wh/mi range commuting in LA OC traffic. Today, being a holiday in the US, meant lighter traffic and higher speeds (70-80mph) so I averaged 278 Wh/mi covering 85 or so...
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    Let's talk about audio: Immersive Sound

    I been fortunate to work in a limited capacity with professional recording artists and engineers over the past 30 years. The joke is which AM talk radio station to listen on the way to and from lunch if silence won’t do, because music is work to most of them. I had dinner with one of them last...
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    P3D Mildly Rear-Ended - how long to remove rear bumper fascia

    Thanks to all. I’m mulling it over. It is so minor, and if I knew that here was nothing wrong underneath, I’d probably live with it. My OCD wants to check behind the fascia. Ugh. A door ding would be worse, and my rear passenger side wheel road rash would catch someone’s eye sooner. After 13...
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    P3D Mildly Rear-Ended - how long to remove rear bumper fascia

    Thank you. It was just a bit more than a "love tap" according to my wife. I doubt that there would be any scuffing If the other driver did not have her front plate on. If this would have happened to my Land Cruiser I wouldn't give it another thought. After I buffed it out myself, you can barely...
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    P3D Mildly Rear-Ended - how long to remove rear bumper fascia

    No, I am not planning on taking the rear fascia off myself. I was more curious if I was going to be down a day or two while they removed it, examined it, and then put if back on so I could drive it until the parts came in, vs maybe a few hour wait. In essence hate being without the car because...
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    P3D Mildly Rear-Ended - how long to remove rear bumper fascia

    Our P3D got mildly rear ended last week. The bumper was scuffed etc., but no visible body damage. What I am worried about is that the rear energy absorber was probably damaged. Any idea how long it takes to remove the rear fascia and check it out? From watching the video (Thank you TeslaCam)...
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    Possibility of a 500 mile range Plaid Model S?

    To me, we need 500 mile rated EVs, at least with current battery tech. Because.... If you charge a 500 battery to 90% then you are at 450 rated miles, throw in some vampire drain, realistic driving (over rated Wh/Mile rate), hills and valleys, and anything but perfect Southern California...
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    Model Y LR AWD vs Performance

    My 20's have made it 13 months. Yes, I have had to dodge debris and potholes, but so far, I've been lucky. Hopefully the OP will watch the road and enjoy.
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    The average Tesla owner and their knowledge of their car's features

    You don't know what you don't know. And this is meant for the OP, not the Tesla owner. You don't know if the Tesla is the homeowner's or a visiting friend's that has marked it as a favorite, so maybe Sentry is set to Off. Maybe they just don't like the vampire drain. You don't know if they...

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