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  1. J

    Most favorite part about driving the M3?

    The regenerative braking is the flip side of the gold coin. Powerful, quiet acceleration balanced with smooth, predictable deceleration - one pedal on a mountain road. After a day of that to plug in the machine, watch the sun set on my solar panels, a manhattan on my lips.
  2. J

    Does Pearl White need ceramic coat? I'm thinking about getting PPF instead.

    PPF is very important and I feel much better having the whole car protected. I did it my self but it was hard. I tried three brands and really like the 3M pro ppf. The ceramic coating is optional: it provides marginal protection but does make it much easier to wash. It's easy to do yourself...
  3. J

    Ceramic Coat a new Model 3?

    I think clear wrap is really important. I got bulk 3M Pro PPF and wrapped the whole car myself. More difficult and time consuming than I thought it would be, but the results are satisfactory and I saved a bunch of money. The front bumper is the most important part to wrap, but also the most...
  4. J

    Model 3 and 1 pedal driving slices through traffic like butter

    It's really true, I have the same experience in Portland. In addition, the accelerator allows incredible precision when parking, I can nudge this heavy car fractions of an inch in my parking garage.
  5. J

    Brake Hold is one of the coolest features nobody talks about

    I also like the hill hold. But I also like that I don't have to come to a complete stop to shift into reverse. Nor do I have to have my foot on the brake to change direction. That makes parking with several adjustments a lot easier. The 3 is such an easy car to drive. I jump at any...
  6. J

    Any Issues with your Model 3?

    I've had my M3 for about 2 months and I just love it. It so easy and fun to drive, so quiet. Weird software things come and go with updates so I don't pay much attention. It has all the hardware for full self driving: HOW COOL! It's getting better! The media says Tesla drivers are so loyal...
  7. J

    Autopilot nag

    I don't think Tesla is in this to help drivers. They're in this to replace drivers. They see a future where cars are commodities: driverless cars will come and drive you where ever you want. Although there is competition in the space, Tesla is the only one that is starting to put a hardware...
  8. J

    Cheap DIY Paint Protection Film Project

    I'm wrapping my whole M3. I found Tesla paint to be easily scratched, I'm handy and I needed a project and a challenge. PPF brands vary in price, and the quality varies with price. Cheaper PPF has more "orange peel". 3M comes comes in two types, the "PRO" 3M is more expensive: I"m using it...
  9. J

    Model S - Now or Later

    Waiting to buy a newer Tesla is only a reasonable consideration if you already drive an EV. If you have a ICE abandon it now if at all possible. ICE cars are absolutely disgusting and their use is irresponsible.
  10. J

    wind reduction

    I got two strips of paint protection film, about 2 in wide and placed them over the glass panel gaps on the roof. Seems to me a 'slicker' alternative to RPMs long tube. The only sound at freeway speeds is the tires on the pavement. On really smooth pavement the car is super quiet. I'm...
  11. J

    Model S For Sale

    2013 Tesla Model S for sale. $49k. 85P. 40,560 miles. Under transferable CPO warranty till Sept. 4, 2019 or 100,000 miles whichever comes first. Clean title in hand. Drivers edition: because this is a performance version you would not want to use AP anyway. Really. Head turning metallic...

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