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With the recent allegations by some Tesla drivers on the failure of Autopilot on their cars and the media jumping on those incidents, this is a quick primer for every Tesla driver (including spouses, siblings, sons and daughters) and Laura MacCleery, VP of Consumer Policy and Mobilization for Consumer Reports:
Autopilot by definition is a...
About 2 weeks ago, a car ran a red light at full speed and smashed into my Model S which caused a second collision with a large SUV. It happened so fast I didn't even have time to react. Every airbag in the car deployed. As the airbag smoke cleared, my wife and I realized we weren't seriously injured and we both miraculously walked away from...
Everywhere you look and everywhere you hear so much negativity about Tesla. Seems like everyone is predicting it’s demise or whining about a lack of a feature. I’m going on the record to say I just got my model 3 yesterday and so far I love EVERYTHING about it. Panel gaps? Nope! Paint defects? Nope! Scratches on the center console? Nope!...
I'm calling BS on this.
You're so devoted that you waited 2+ years after the Model S came out to buy one??
What about all of us who bought the cars before Autopilot? Tesla/Musk didn't do anything for us-- and leasing wasn't even an OPTION back then.
We got exactly the car we paid for--
AS. DID. YOU.
If Tesla wants to do...
Delivery specialist called at 7pm tonight. Said that I can have my car tomorrow. Four weeks to the day that they said my car would be ready in "four weeks".
As luck would have it, I have the afternoon off. So picking up in Fremont at 3:15!
In store order 3/31/16
VIN assigned 12/7/17
Making lemonade out of lemons. Got hit today by a dude with no license and no insurance. Video here;
You can see that he appeared to decide to hit me. Not sure what the deal was, just very, very glad we were both OK. I went to urgent care after the car was towed for some X-rays, and am chilling at home with ice packs now....
It's been well over 3 years since I took delivery of my Model S and I can honestly say I've had it.
What, specifically, have I had it do?
I've had it change my feeling about cars in a way I haven't felt since I was 16.
I've had it move me around town with energy offset by my rooftop solar.
I've had it introduce me to more like-minded people...
"Leave Tesla Alone"
"It's possible to walk into a dealership and buy a car that drives itself on the freeway about as safely as you would if you were driving the thing. That car also doesn't use gasoline. And it's as fast in the quarter-mile as a Corvette Stingray. The future is here, as William Gibson once said; it's just unevenly...
Hi everyone – to make contacting the right person at Tesla easier, we’ve streamlined our contacts for you:
For any customer issue, you can call us (877-798-3752), tweet us (@teslaservice) or email us ([email protected])
For Body shop or collision repair issues, you can get a Tesla Body Shop Customer Advocate to assist you by emailing...
I was terminated from my role as Sales Advisor in September. My termination was public, the press team made their statement and I wanted to write this post to share the other side of the story.
One of the many reasons I truly enjoyed working with Tesla was because unlike a traditional auto company, Tesla promotes a culture where Sales Advisors...
OK. OK. I'm home...LOL
Impressions of the Model 3
Fremont delivery center: Really nice facility. No public charging but that's nitpicking. You check in and they tell you to have a coffee and a seat while they get your DS. Good baristas and all the usual coffee drinks available as well as tea and hot chocolate. The menu has a "Ludicrous Latte"...
It happened last Friday afternoon when I drove to Pocono for the weekend. I was on Autopilot driving eastbound on I-78 (a 2-lane divided highway with grass median) near Allentown, a normal traffic flow at 65-70 mph on a 55mph zone. All of a sudden, my MX braked very hard with some rapid beeping sounds, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee in front of me...
Don't leave your car at a supercharger if it's not charging, period.
So, having got through this rodeo twice with the Model S and then the Model X, I thought I might share a couple of thoughts to ease the next 18 months or so:
Coming here every day will drive you nuts--98% of the "news" out there is unfounded BS. Its fun to speculate, but getting too heavily invested in every Model 3 thread that springs up...
I've been staying out of this until now, but I would like to point out that wk057's information from the BMS is correct. Each car's BMS is constantly calculating it's real capacity and it's visible right there in the diagnostic screen.
This is also why Tesla does not (willingly) give us access to this information.
Also, if you compare...
There is a lot of speculation that Autopilot 2.0 is imminent--perhaps coming within a quarter or two. There's also a lot of speculation that Autopilot 2.0 will be capable of level 4 autonomy.
I'm going to put myself out there and say: Not a chance.
I should "color" this opinion, as the financial analysts like to put it, by stating that:
Today is a bittersweet day for me since I took delivery my Model 3 but this will also be my last post on TMC for reasons explained later.
First, trip down memory lane:
Late March 2016
I got in a line at 4am, with a bunch of crazy tesla fanboys like myself!
So I was moderately high up the queue.
I got impatient, so I...
There is a saying in design circles that Apple's market research consisted out of the right hemisphere of Steve Job's brain talking to the left one. The same is true for Tesla and Elon.
I remember after the Model 3 reveal how a lot of people (most?) on TMC were up in arms about the goofy 15" horizontal display. How there is no way in hell that...
Hi everyone –
This week, the service team hit a global customer service satisfaction record. The team has done a fantastic job on what we control currently: our own service centers. We’re now turning our efforts on the centers we don’t control: accident repairs in body shops.
The body shop in the OP article did not begin repairs on the...
Yeesh! You want to know why Elon feels the need to anti-sell the Model 3? It's because of the delusional personalities that frequent these boards. You guys have built up the model 3 so huge in your minds that he is sure to miss expectations even if he delivered a car with all the features of the current Model S. It's lose lose for him. With...