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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!...
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...
After what seems like forever, I am finally driving my own Tesla !
Model 3 delivered today.
Just in time for my birthday too !
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....
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
"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...
Don't leave your car at a supercharger if it's not charging, period.
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...
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...
So I had my M3 delivered yesterday in Playa Vista. I was originally supposed to pick it up at the center in Marina Del Rey, but they said they could deliver to my apartment. Ok cool, so I show up and there is a giant trailer and about 5 people from Tesla there. Kind of odd....
They pull the car out of the trailer and we start the...
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"...
Three years and a few months ago, I took delivery of a brand new Tesla Model S 85D. Today its odometer passed 50,000 miles! A few stats (as of the end of the day today):
Miles on odometer: 50,069
Lifetime average wH/mi: Somewhere between 312 and 317 (uncertainty due to Tesla technician resetting trip meters without my authorization...grrr)...
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...
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...
In Elon's defense:
Elon's motivation was to give something to new Performance owners now that Tesla is wildly profitable,
free unlimited Supercharging was internally expensed at about $3,000, so a it's a pretty high value option, and if you use it frequently it can be worth over $10,000 for the lifetime of the vehicle,
even if you don't make...
Can we have a moment of appreciation for @Fact Checking ?
Unless I'm mistaken, s/he's here from just August the 3rd, and already has written hundreds of posts, one more informative than the other.
Until this forum will keep attracting people like her/him, we'll be fine (and probably rich, someday ;-).
I finally got the full Tesla Model 3 experience by way of a Turo rental. For anyone in the greater Denver area, I simply can't recommend this method enough for getting enough time behind the wheel to make a decision on such a big purchase. PM me if you want contact details and I'll provide them.
My family and I got to enjoy an entire day...