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    High Pitched sounds from drive unit 35-50 MPH

    I just mentioned it when it went in for annual service. I made sure to tell them the speeds it occurred, so they would drive it if needed.
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    High Pitched sounds from drive unit 35-50 MPH

    Mine was doing exactly that last fall/winter and they replaced the drive unit.
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    Does Model S work as family car?

    Absolutely. Ours has been the family road trip car for 8+ years. Me, wife, 2 boys and dog. When the oldest hit 6'5" he got use front seat, otherwise no complaints on back seat comfort. First beach trip we tried to keep the dog all the way in the back, but gave up after that and she rides back...
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    new 14-50 versus using dryer 10-30?

    My sense is you will be fine with the 10-30. I've used 14-50 for 6+ years and when visiting my Mom, I use her 10-30 dryer outlet. I think your proximity to any Superchargers might play a role in how much reserve higher capacity you would want. Currently there are probably 6 or 7 Superchargers...
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    Body Shop Central Virginia

    Got my car back from Burleigh today and initial impressions I’m pleased with the results. It took about a month for the job to get done but at least half of that was waiting for parts from Tesla. Glad to be back in the saddle; I’ve had enough of gas range anxiety and standing around at gas stations.
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    Veteran Day and the 1 Percent

    There are numerous VA benefits outside of the medical system. The VA loan guaranty (0% down) and eligibility to buried in a National cemetery (free headstone!) are the first to come to mind. The VA medical is a safety net system. I was in and out of the Navy twice, and each time on separating...
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    Supercharger - Chester, VA

    Yeah the chargers do take up a good chunk of available parking there, so I wouldn't get worked up about the occasional ICE, but that's just someone being a jerk.
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    Body Shop Central Virginia

    I went with Burleigh, which is the other Tesla recommended one in Richmond. Getting the work done now. I got an email from Tesla noting the parts are ordered. I'll post with results. Driving my wife's plug in Prius. Boy I miss all electric ....
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    Body Shop Central Virginia

    I appreciate the replies. Mike if you're in Lynchburg, I think we know each other. I hit the deer on the way to Southside.
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    Body Shop Central Virginia

    Hello All, Long time no post. My 6+ year old 85 has been doing great until today when I t-boned a deer on my way in to work. Nose cone , hood and quarter panel are dinged up quite a bit . Car handled it like a champ otherwise. I’m disappointed to learn that the service centers don’t do body...
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    7 years later what is your 100% on your 85kWh battery?

    6 years old in 1 week. “A” battery pack, 67k miles. Max charge last time was 240 miles. It was 273 when new. I’ve always suspected that the true range is a little more than that. Ran it down to 10 miles left a few days ago.
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    My baby is all grown up now (4 year old Model S)

    Mine has 46K. I have air suspension on mine. I wonder if the dual motor contributes to a little extra noise and maybe makes the car a little stiffer. I've had loaners 5 or 6 times over the years, but this last was the only time I've put serious miles on one. I had my drive unit replaced a year...
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    My baby is all grown up now (4 year old Model S)

    Just passed 4 years with my S85. I used to be a regular here in the lead up to buying and in the several months after delivery of my S85 but haven't checked in much over the past couple of years. Just passed my 4th anniversary on March 10 and the car is as good, probably better, than the day I...
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    Altavista, VA: New Destination Charging location opening soon

    Hi Steve, Long time no talk! First time I've checked in here in months. Keep me posted, text might be best, and I'll go if I'm not working. BTW, my wife saw your car over at Randolph recently. H
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    Dulles Parking

    There are one or two threads here on Dulles. I live 160 miles away and this summer drove to Dulles for our family trip to Europe. The charger spots were all full including 3 Teslas not plugged in. I couldn't find a spot with a 120 outlet and so when we got back from our trip we had to make a jet...

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