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    Change my lease to finance on model Y

    Leasing is far more profitable for dealers 98% of the time. I ran the numbers on leasing a model Y and switched to a purchase as I felt in 3 years I would be well ahead based on strong resale values. I think your stuck at this point. Unwinding the deal would be complicated.
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    Model 3 rear-ended in stop-and-go, slight rear bumper damage - go through insurance?

    Be aware that most insurance companies require accidents to be reported within a certain time frame after the accident. If you call the other guys insurance company a month after the accident don’t be surprised if they ignore you.
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    Front Windshield on 2021

    It’s possible it’s 70%. Almost all factory glass has some degree of tint. I suspect from looking at my 2021 it’s more like 85%. I doubt they would allow much tint below the ASI line as it would inevitably lead to lawsuits.
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    model Y as a limo

    What you want the car for screams model X and you may qualify for some extremely good tax deductions driving a X for business. The Y does not weigh enough to be eligible. Cost overall might be less on the X.
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    App does not give me any option to pay two days before delivery

    Write a personal check at pickup. Never pay for a Tesla until after you inspect it!
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    Track mode Model Y performance

    EV’s usually don’t need a lunch mode. Foot to the floor is launch mode!
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    Cruise control / Auto Pilot is Garbage

    I have 2000 miles on my model Y now and can compare it to my 2021 BMW X5. The BMW is simply a better system. I have had exactly 1 phantom braking episode in 4000 miles verses to many to count over 2000 miles in the Tesla. The BMW is also a smoother system both in braking and acceleration. It...
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    Why are people buying new ICE cars?

    I needed a vehicle that could tow 6000 lbs and also make trips to our mountain home. The Tesla cant tow that load and the mountain trip would be extremily inconvenient with no supercharges on the route and the nay charging option once there being 110 power.
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    CR Report/Test on Recent Model S Crash

    I just found out that if you douse yourself in gasoline and light a match it can be bad! When is consumer reports going to write a article on this enormous safety problem. Why are they not demanding action by gas companies! How culpable are the match makers?
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    New Tesla Y defective - what would you do?

    You might expect a replacement vehicle from other dealers but you would not get it. They would change the motor. A corvette recently had the motor fail on the drive home from delivery. He is getting a new engine not the new car he wants.
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    MY just went up $500

    Net price hike is in fact 500.
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    Model Y test-drive experience (not a current Tesla owner)

    Tesla certainly has fit and finish problems however the two ford MachE’s I looked closely at had the worst exterior fit and finish of a production car I have witnessed since the 1982 Jeep! The interiors were however very good.
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    Model Y 7 seater Floor Mat Recommendation

    I have the autailer mats in my 5 seater. They look fantastic and appear to be very high quality. Not sure if they make a 7 seat version.
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    Anyone else being forced to cancel long-pending MY reservation?

    Your situation is somewhat different than those who ordered a car in production. I would have demanded a refund and Tesla should provide that. The timeline to deliver a rwd Lr was always in the future. They have however had enough time and should refund your deposit. Have you requested a refund...

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