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  1. john5520

    All I can say after almost 6 years of ownership

    That's what I'm thinking. I'm seeing model S rotors starting around $130 or so. So yeah, I'd look closely at that estimate. I've owned my 2020 M3LR for 4 years (32K miles) and it's been a great car so far. I've had the right side rear tail light replaced for water intrusion and the plastic...
  2. john5520

    I continue to be amazed at the hatred for EVs

    Consumer reports? Are people still taking that joke of a publication seriously? "I got in my car and didn't know how to put it in drive." That's the type of situation that would count as a 'problem' for CR. And I will never forget their high predicted reliability score for the Mach-E well after...
  3. john5520

    Tesla Tire Repair Kit same as Slime Tire Repair Kit?

    Yep. I bought a Slime deluxe tire plugger kit (with the cement) from AutoZone and a 12-volt compressor. I have a plugged tire that's been going strong for almost a year. I picked up a Modern Spare tire kit (comes with a spare and a jack) and I keep the jack, 12-volt compressor, a 4-way wheel...
  4. john5520

    NEW Model 3 Highland review!

    They are indeed installing roundabouts at many intersections down here in S.FL and the rule is to yield to cars already in the circle. Of course, some don't and try to cut other drivers off, but for the most part, they figure it out. I haven't noticed anyone using their indicators for entering...
  5. john5520

    NEW Model 3 Highland review!

    I like this update. I think the new front and rear lights and the slight body shape design changes for reduced wind resistance alone make it worth it. I do like the interior and don't care whether there are stalks or not. The only thing that would give me pause is if there isn't a performance...
  6. john5520

    Out of spec says -"Model 3 is the best!"

    If only the 3 was a hatchback. Still, Kyle is right on this one. The MY has its place and I'd recommend one in a heartbeat to those that need the space. My work place is littered with them for good reason. However, the Model 3 is a better fit for my driving style. Ideally, it would be an M3P...
  7. john5520

    My new model 3 is having constant software issues - did anyone else experience this?

    27k miles. Very minor software glitches early on (solved with subsecquent updates), but nothing like your problems. It's been a solid car (knock on wood).
  8. john5520

    2021 Model 3 B-Pilar trim has come loose exposing wiring bundle

    I had this taken care of by a mobile tech when they came to replace my right taillight. The guy literally took 5 minutes to fix it. It was a missing or broken clip (or clips) that prevented the plastic piece from staying in place. No issues since. I'm surprised Tesla is not taking care of this...
  9. john5520

    Ford’s electric F-150 Lightning just got much cheaper

    The CT will bury all these other trucks. A coworker is in line for one. He was one of the early reservations, so hopefully he'll get it sooner than later. I told him to get ready for an insane amount of attention.
  10. john5520

    MASTER THREAD: Auto Wiper functionality, complaints, praise, etc.

    I haven't gone back through the thread (or maybe it was another thread), but someone had mentioned the scroll wheel as a possible option for controlling the wipers. Well, you got your wish, and I'll take it! The geek in me still looks forward to updates like these.
  11. john5520

    Car & Driver: The Mach E is simply better than the Model Y

    Farley admitted they sourced their modules from many different manufacturers without any foresight regarding updates. That's likely why it took them so long to get OTAs out and the process is still messed up with customers having to visit dealers anyway. It's also why there were so many...
  12. john5520

    Car & Driver: The Mach E is simply better than the Model Y

    I think Ford needs to make a reliable EV first. One of most knowledgeable supportive members who was very helpful to their community, has given up with all the problems he ran into. That is not a good sign. He was the last person I thought would have thrown in the towel. Looks and well-aligned...
  13. john5520

    Car & Driver: The Mach E is simply better than the Model Y

    Hyundai and Kia have come a long way. Honestly, if Tesla didn't exist, I would not have a problem owning either. I would surely take one over any Ford in a heartbeat.
  14. john5520

    Ford will add NACS to next gen EVs!

    Talk about being blindsided, lol. There's like 1 Ford EV for every 100 Teslas in FL, so I'm not too worried about large waiting times. I'm sure Tesla is just using Ford to get NACS closer to be becoming primary standard for NA. And with Farley's mouth writing checks his a$$ couldn't cash, I'm...
  15. john5520

    Raise your hand if you feel forgotten on the trunk camera harness recall

    Hopefully the new one doesn't leak, but if that's the only issue I face in the next few years, I can live with that.
  16. john5520

    New Edmunds' Article. Mach-E GT vs MYP.

    IMO, CR's way of accumulating and weighing their data is flawed which affects the trustworthiness of their ratings, especially their predicted reliability score. They can also arbitrarily decide to put more weight on some things over another which sometimes seem to involve bias. Especially when...
  17. john5520

    Raise your hand if you feel forgotten on the trunk camera harness recall

    Had a taillight replaced for moisture intrusion and they did the harness recall at the same time. I think all I needed was a grommet.
  18. john5520

    Tesla Overall Build Quality vs. Other Car Manufacturers Currently Building EVs

    More wiring = greater chance of failures. Ask the Mach-E owners. The EQS SUV price is around 104-135K and they're slower, possibly than even the MYLR. At that price point, exterior / interior build quality and materials SHOULD be impeccable considering the performance hit. And I would be weary...
  19. john5520

    Ford Mustang Mach E Needs a Rethink

    This seemed more like a charging infrastructure (or charging hardware on the Mach-E) problem rather than a problem with EVs in general. I can almost guarantee your MY would have been a lot less stressful. Driving a Mach-E is not a good barometer of EV life. It has iffy charging hardware and...
  20. john5520

    Ford Mustang Mach E Needs a Rethink

    If the battery isn't about 80% or they're running hot, the Mach-E isn't going to get the rated acceleration. They're more sensitive to heat and SOC than Teslas. So, you might be surprised when you match or take one even from a stop light. Can't beat Ford's engineering! IMO, even when you...
  21. john5520

    Ford Mustang Mach E Needs a Rethink

    The cost of EV ownership depends on a lot of factors that can vary quite a bit from person to person. I have access to free charging at work and live around 20 miles away round trip. Plus, when I factor in the lower maintenance, the performance, and the convenience of home charging, it's tough...
  22. john5520

    Ford Mustang Mach E Needs a Rethink

    On a trip from Miami to Tampa, all I saw were 3s and Ys. I'd guess they're the most driven EVs on long trips. They may not be the most comfortable but they get the job done. I won't hesitate to drive cross country.
  23. john5520

    FSD v11.3 update…never came

    Got 22:45:13 a few days ago. I haven't given it a thorough test yet.
  24. john5520

    Is the model 3 supposed to apply the brakes automatically to avoid a Front collision?

    Totally agree with this. Tesla needs to improve here. No excuses. As for the missing rear traffic alert hardware. Yes, I back into spots as well, but it's a very flimsy excuse for not having a safety feature to alert those who chooses not to back in every time. And at some locations (at least...
  25. john5520

    Ford Mustang Mach E Needs a Rethink

    I wouldn't recommend a Mach-E period. Not until Ford improves the thermal system and it becomes dependable enough for hassle-free long distance driving. In other words, maybe in 5 to 10 years Ford time. And yes, I know people have been making long trips, however, it's just a ticking time bomb as...
  26. john5520

    Car & Driver: The Mach E is simply better than the Model Y

    Ford shamefully called that software 'fix' a recall, when it was just a limp mode to get the owner to a dealer or somewhere safe. No one knows if they really fixed it yet. I think there were like 3 revisions, but failures were still being reported. And the insane part is the failure has to...
  27. john5520

    Car & Driver: The Mach E is simply better than the Model Y

    Precisely. Profits come first, quality engineering takes a back seat along with their customer base. Just look at the rat's nest they came up with for thermal management.
  28. john5520

    Car & Driver: The Mach E is simply better than the Model Y

    It's a reflection of how Ford views their customer base. There is little incentive to invest in better engineering when you're not held to a higher standard.
  29. john5520

    Ford Mustang Mach E Needs a Rethink

    Yeah and 70K for it. For an underperforming vehicle with poorly sourced parts that can overheat easily. Ford has no business criticizing Tesla as they have sunk to a new low. There must some subliminal hypnosis going on with their ads as people are still giving them money for these things...
  30. john5520

    Ford Mustang Mach E Needs a Rethink

    I had moisture in the right taillight, a known issue. I entered the Tesla app, took the first available appointment, and 3 days later a mobile tech showed up and replaced it in under 10 minutes, no questions asked. A dealership, after trying to weasel their way out of the warranty replacement...
  31. john5520

    Elon & Twitter

    Yep. Money for people like him is their 'god' and you can forget about empathy. They'll say whatever it takes to gain public support even if it means flip-flopping. I'd love to be a fly on the wall when he talks in private.
  32. john5520

    Elon & Twitter

    I agree. From what I've seen so far, it's only going to get worse.
  33. john5520

    Are Teslas Cultish?

    Forget Elon. Teslas are unique, great cars. And I have yet to take anyone for a ride who wasn't impressed. My car is about 3 years old and I haven't had to take it in for service except for a dislodged fog light which was my fault. Ride quality is as good as day 1. Yes, some owners (especially...
  34. john5520

    Ford Mustang Mach E Needs a Rethink

    In a nutshell: With a Mach-E, when you jump in to go on a long trip, you wonder what might fail next. In in Tesla, you jump in and think about what restaurant to visit on the way.
  35. john5520

    980 vs 990 motor settled

    If you can tell me how to take 350 lbs off the Y's curb weight, it would be a good start.
  36. john5520

    980 vs 990 motor settled

    I did notice the fixed rear glass too. The Y isn't my style unfortunately. Elon, where's the hatchback 3?
  37. john5520

    980 vs 990 motor settled

    Not to take this thread too much off on a tangent, but some new pics have emerged: The Kilowatts 🚗⚡️ on Twitter: "Project Highland 👀 #Tesla #ProjectHighland https://t.co/PuOJjFe1LL" / Twitter In these, the front definitely looks different. Here's to hoping they make it a hatchback.
  38. john5520

    980 vs 990 motor settled

    I'm curious about what the rumored refresh later this year (supposedly)would actually bring. I might actually consider trading then.
  39. john5520

    980 vs 990 motor settled

    Yeah we know what it does. It's just in actual testing, results vary as stated clearly on their website. 3.1 is better than some people with M3Ps actually get when they test their cars. Obviously, there are several factors that play into the results. For 2k, if you're willing to put up with the...
  40. john5520

    980 vs 990 motor settled

    If that's a dragy result, then at least you got the advertised time. Can't argue with that.
  41. john5520

    980 vs 990 motor settled

    Have you tested the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times?
  42. john5520

    980 vs 990 motor settled

    Telsa Model 3 LR (GHOST UPGRADE) vs Tesla Model 3 LR - YouTube Lol, controversial vid, but even if the ghost won, I would still question its value over the regular boost.
  43. john5520

    Former Model S and 3 owner. Just got myself the BMW i4 M50.

    They are in 2 different classes with a difference in price that can approach or pass 20k. Also, I think you underestimate the incredible mindshare that Tesla has. With the recent price drop, I can't hear enough of about Tesla at work and elsewhere. 3 friends are considering getting one and 2...
  44. john5520

    Ford Mustang Mach E Needs a Rethink

    Sounds like a modern Ford product. It's hard to believe they actually made decent cars at one point. This pretty much applies to the Mustang, The F-150 and the Mach-E. They put out the bait, and once you're hooked, look out!! Into the dealership shark pit you go.
  45. john5520

    Spotify "Unable to Log In. Please Try Again Later.

    I switched to a premium account and changed the password which allowed me to log in. On my PC, I used my Google account to log in so Spotify never asked for a password. And clueless me assumed the car would accept my Google account credentials which it rejected. After poking around on their...
  46. john5520

    digital audio clicking (driving, stopped, music playing or none at all)

    I have not noticed the problem for a while, so I'm guessing it was solved in one of the updates since my last post.
  47. john5520

    2021 M3 LR failed @ 168 miles [rear drive unit inverter failure]

    From the anecdotal accounts on the forums, the occurrences seemed to have picked up pace from the 2021 models and onwards. The earliest years did have teething issues with the inverters which have improved over time. We also have to consider the fact that there have been many more cars shipped...
  48. john5520

    Spotify "Unable to Log In. Please Try Again Later.

    Thank you! Was wondering why my free account would not work.
  49. john5520

    Elon & Twitter

    I said months back that Elon was going hurt his own image and business(es)with his mouth, and here we go. SMFH!