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    Driver door takes extra effort to close?

    Hmm, maybe it's time to get an appointment in the Bay Area. My local dealer said they couldn't do anything more. Said if they did more, it might cause more harm than good.
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    Model 3, Blacked out

    Nice! Now smoke the lights to complete the look.
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    Road/wind noise

    I agree. It's a matter of context. Wind/road noise is a LOT more than my BMW X3. It's quieter than the Honda that got replaced when I got my current cars. It's not outrageous or anything. And the sound system is light years better than my extra cost option Harmon Kardon speakers on the BMW.
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    Model 3 mud guards

    FWIW, your method is how the OEM mudflaps on my BMW X3 are installed. I did have to drill a hole in the plastic wheel well. They came with 3M tape to help keep it secured. I think it's been over 10,000 miles now and rock solid, but it is an OEM product. I'm leaning towards these Chinese...
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    RPM Spoiler

    6 months in, no issues with spoiler.
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    Model 3 reliability so far?

    Firmware hasn't fixed the charge cable issue. I had mine replaced roughly a week or so ago. Mine got stuck at a SuperCharger. It was around upper 50s or in the 60s F so not very cold. Tech said he "hoped" it would be fixed soon via firmware, but it hasn't yet. He's had to replace a ton.
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    I had no idea insurance was so much!

    Yeah, thinking that's gonna be necessary if you have Ameriprise.
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    Sweet Rack

    Holy moly that's one neat and organized garage. Major props.
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    3 is too quiet

    I totally get that and I agree... to a point. The problem is, I bought a "lower" end BMW who's MSRP was within a couple hundred dollars of my Model 3 and it's like a freaking bank vault. Yeah it's got some motor noise, but a TON less noise everywhere else. Less wind noise, less suspension...
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    3 is too quiet

    Make a MP3 or play Pole Position. The 3 is NOT a quiet car. I bought a 2018 BMW. NVH is not a Model 3 strong suit. It lacks a motor sound, but that's about it.
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    Why did you purchase a Model 3 and what were your other options?

    I was gonna keep driving my 10 year old Lexus until the wheels fell off. I really wasn't in the market for a new car until this came along. As the delays came and went, I wasn't bothered cuz until it finally released, I was gonna keep driving the same car anyways. Another year or two wouldn't...
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    Epidemic of Model 3 small window break-ins

    That's not the issue. It does you no good if they crack the window, regardless of whether they get into your car or not. You still have to replace your window. Since it's a Tesla, parts are NOT easy to get. You want to avoid the problem entirely. I like the DropLock more for the bright red...
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    I had no idea insurance was so much!

    Hmm, I do only have $100k with Property with Ameriprise. I was always more concerned with bodily injuries and medical bills. With depreciation, I suppose you'd have to hit a brand new exotic type car to crack $100k. Still, I guess if you cause a multi-car accident, $100k can go by quickly...
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    The Tesla hate is real

    Double parkers. I've had that done to me, in SF, while I was in the car. I tried to do the WTF look with the shrugged shoulders and raised hands, but they pretended to ignore me and ran into a nearby building. Ignored me again as they ran back into their car and drove off. Yes, there were...
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    Problem with releasing SC cable - TM3

    I'm currently waiting for my service visit for this problem. I got locked to a Supercharger. They sent a mobile tech out who initially said it's a firmware issue. They see it a lot apparently. Hoping for a future update to fix it. For me though, my locking mechanism fell out! It's this...

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