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    Your help needed: "FOR" Votes for 2015 TSLA Prop 3 and 4

    I would also like to see premium non-leather OPTIONS, but agree that now isn't the time for this fight. I'm fearful that you would nudge Tesla toward appealing only to vegans and animal activists! As a stockholder and environmentalist, that would be absurd.
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    Change of Policy on Tesla Ranger Service

    You must understand that "Coming Soon" is Teslaspeak for "We hope it will happen someday, but don't expect it within the next year."
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    Touch screen noises?

    I'd have the service center look into it. In my 2 1/2 years in a MS, I've not heard a noise from the screen.
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    Could Model 3 be too late?

    Agree with gg_ that BMW is not likely to be serious competition to the Model 3 because they don't have access to cheap batteries and don't have a supercharger network. BUT, I would welcome to Germans to the BEV market because it would be a serious indication to the world market that BEVs are...
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    Help me with my quandary (a sunroof issue - to get or not to get?)

    While your children may not hit 6' in the next three years, you certainly will have friends in the back seat that are likely to be 6' in the next three years.
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    Model 3 dual motor AWD optional

    I gotta think that most of the the people on this forum are already MS owners who will want the new Model 3 when it arrives. We will want the tech package, the largest battery, AWD, leather, air suspension, upgraded paint, premium audio, auto-pilot, the performance package, a pano roof, wood...
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    Front Collision TESLA P85. Repair and Troubleshooting Help Needed.

    This blows me away . . . I'd never have thought that any part of the repair could be a DIY project. I'd still get it to Tim or Chris at the Scottsdale a Service Center to have it checked out before going anywhere. I'd also get hold of a Tesla to insure that they have you registered for the...
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    Quality problems; "veteran members" tell us, how significant are they?

    As an early adopter, I fully expected to have some service issues. There were a couple of minor issues that were immediately addressed. On my second MS, I just noticed a whine at low speeds and the drive unit was replaced. I'm a happy customer who won't likely consider another car car until...
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    Cops don't like losing to a Model S!

    The cop wasn't "losing to a Model S" because he wasn't trying to race . . . even up to 45mph. I'd say you just lost to a cop . . . even in a P85D.
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    Low Speed, High Pitch Whine

    The service center was not able to fix the drive unit as they had hoped and instead replaced it. As a stockholder, this is worrisome. It appears that a lot of cars have this whine. If each unit needs replacement ever 20-30k miles, the cost could be massive. I trust that they will soon have...
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    There are still people out there who think different...

    When the prototype of the Volt was introduced, it looked kinda cool, but the production car was a huge disappointment. I know that Detroit is afraid to make a production car that pushes the boundaries on style. I'm hoping that the Model 3 may be the first production car that REALLY looks good.
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    There are still people out there who think different...

    A Nudge in the Right Direction I think that the Volt is a fine car and I'd probably be driving one if the Tesla didn't exist. But Tesla does exist and the Volt is BORING so I'll continue to drive an MS. As an environmentalist, I'm glad that cars like the Volt are on the market because they...
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    Low Speed, High Pitch Whine

    Our local service center reported that they now have the "tools" required to fix the noise. They indicated a desire to fix an alignment problem within the motor, but would swap out the drive unit if they can't get it right. I'm told that they'll need the car for two days. We'll see.
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    Low Speed, High Pitch Whine

    Our 2013 S85 has a high pitch whine at low speeds whenever the accelerator is depressed. The sound fades as the speed increases, but it annoyingly announces my arrival every day at work and later when I arrive home. So much for Tesla's silence. Several months ago the Scottsdale Service Center...
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    Supercharger - Casa Grande, AZ

    I would be useful if we could have the text of your 'cards' so the rest of us could do the same. I could easily imagine computer-printing such cards on Avery Business Card stock and keep them available in the glove box.

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