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    Why I stopped caring about luxury EV's

    Another observation I had while road tripping with the Bolt recently is I no longer have to drive 20 minutes out of my way to just to get a Tesla (insert registered trademark) charge in Tuscon as there are many CCS 3rd party charges to choose from. I found that pretty convenient and time...
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    Why I stopped caring about luxury EV's

    I would argue that the Bolt I own is actually more comfortable on a long trip than my old Model S was, or even my friends new Model 3. Yes, Tesla seats are more comfortable (the Bolt EV's are fine for me), Tesla is faster (although Bolt is still pretty peppy for such a small car), and has...
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    Why I stopped caring about luxury EV's

    I have owned and tinkered with many EV's over the years, and its my observation that boring, non-luxury, simple EV's such as the Bolt EV and the Kona EV are the only ones that are actually functionally reliable long term. They are about as high tech as you can get without things breaking...
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    Unplugged Performance becomes an official Tesla Service Center!

    If this Instagram post is anything like how it sounds, it seems Unplugged Performance will be the first officially licensed, independent, 3rd party Tesla Service Center. This is big news for the community and ought to serve a foundation for how Tesla service should evolve moving forward...
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    New Y vs. keep CPO Japanese 7-10yrs

    Hello all, was wondering which scenario is cheaper over the long term for a driver that does 30k miles a year. 1. buy/sell new Tesla every 2-3 years 2. purchase lightly used hybrid reliable boring Japanese car and keep it until 200k miles many years etc...? Because we all know that EVs...
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    "Restricted part" BOLT HF M8x50 PC109 MAT 1046838-00-A

    Anyone know why these simple replacement bolts for a steering rack would be a "restricted" part # for service only (no customer sales allowed)? Is there a technical reason for this or is Tesla just being difficult as a means to control the servicing of their vehicles?
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    Will my bicycle and family fit?

    I’ve been looking into the Pacifica PHEV and it sounds appealing for its presumably better highway cruising NVH and comfort vs Sienna. And I have charging already at work. But they seem to have the same problem as Tesla: They are expensive and problem prone. Except a Tesla is actually fun...
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    Will my bicycle and family fit?

    I just looked in the back of a 6 seat Model X and it looks like it won’t even fit in that 6th slot because the load floor is so high in the trunk. It’s a real shame Tesla doesn’t offer a minivan. And an even bigger shame that minivans are not in style. In my view most of these so called SUVs...
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    Will my bicycle and family fit?

    Wife desires a 7 seater for all the kids and dogs. I also want to carry my bike inside the vehicle everywhere. We currently drive a Bolt EV which doesn’t have enough seats for everyone, especially if I split the rear seat and bring my MTB (which effectively turns it into a 3 seater.) You...
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    I traded in my Model S for a Prius Prime

    Congrats on your new Prius! I traded my old S for a Bolt EV and had very similar experiences. As fun and cool as Tesla's are, they will never be a "solid" car you can trust as a hand-me down. It felt like such a relief going back to a "normal" car. I no longer have to think about the ownership...
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    Is the sound system in the refreshed Model S designed by Bose

    I can’t believe I’m reading a Bose bashing thread on a Tesla forum. Bose is a consumer focused “lifestyle” brand that focuses on different performance metrics vs. HiFi audiophile gear. They are tuned and designed for the casual listening of untalented listeners in challenging acoustical...
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    Model S redesign range guesses?

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    Future PHEV's

    As you add more batteries, the EV motor can spread its wings and offer plenty of pep to get the car rolling along. Package size indeed is an issue... And you don’t even need a big powerful ICE to charge the battery. What the consumers need is Toyota’s version of i3 REX but on steroids (the Rex...
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    Trick to order parts?

    I simply sold my Tesla off once I realized that a simple repair could turn into a ghetto headache or impossible to get parts after the car is just 7-8 years old. Check out all the dead Roadster that are less than 10 years old, filling up the service center lots while customers wait for a new...
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    Future PHEV's

    Also, can Tesla get FSD robotaxi's into the hands of the masses before the service centers and charging infrastructure implode? They sure are building a lot of highly proprietary and low quality cars very quickly.... Please discuss...

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