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    Efficient tires?

    As a quick update on the PureContacts - so far so good. We don't drive aggressively at all, so can't say much about performance (as far as I can tell, it's at least as good as any tire we've ever had), so only thing I've been paying attention to is efficiency, and since we've had the tire, we're...
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    Efficient tires?

    Thanks all! Seems that there are several great choices. And thanks to this thread and post: Conti PureContact™ LS I decided to stick with going with the PureContacts (it had not come up when I searched for "tires" but did when I searched "PureContact"). If folks are curious, I could post...
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    Efficient tires?

    Looking to maximize range and the ecological properties of the tires as much as possible without compromising safety....
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    Efficient tires?

    Am looking for all-season tires to complement our winter tires (so maybe 3-season tires for here in New England), and I've found a lot of great threads here on the most quiet tires, but relatively little info on which tires are more efficient (i.e. less rolling resistance -> greater range). Of...
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    Hitch (Ecohitch) Installer west of Boston?

    Yes - we got that recommendation, and they sound great, but my wife really didn't want to have to go so far. Hard to believe that there's no one local who's willing and able to do a good job installing this...
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    Model S ecohitch installer recommendation?

    Anyone have any suggestions for an installer near Boston? The Dedham service center won't do it, and neither will the two Tesla certified body shops. But there has to be someone near Boston that can install a hitch??
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    Hitch (Ecohitch) Installer west of Boston?

    We called all of the places listed above, and none of them would do it. Anyone have any other suggestions? I can't imagine that there isn't anyone near Boston that can install a hitch in a Model S!!
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    Hitch (Ecohitch) Installer west of Boston?

    Looking to get an Ecohitch (or equivalent), and don't have the time, tools or expertise to install myself. Any recommendations for an installer relatively local to Newton, MA?
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    screen discoloration

    Build date was 5/23/18....
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    screen discoloration

    Just received my new inventory 100D, and first thing we noticed is that the top of the screen is significantly yellow, making me a YBS as well, though I didn't even know this was an issue with Tesla until now! We can reject the entire car, but, we did get a good deal, and I suppose that we...
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    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    It's just a 100D (not performance nor ludicrous) and I don't have any access to the car yet... :-(
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    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Hi - just wanted to post about and get advice about our ongoing delivery ordeal. We returned our 2016 Model S last month when the lease ended, and ordered a new inventory Model S 100D on March 16th when the prices dipped down. Our sales advisor got in touch and let us know that it would be...
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    EAP vs FSD upgrade

    I'm still pre-delivery, so my account page is just asking for my insurance and financing info... I've confirmed that the car already has EAP, and therefore has all the features listed above today. Only question is whether to pay the extra $3K for the future FSD features (e.g. computer...
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    EAP vs FSD upgrade

    I was just told that it would cost $3K to upgrade from EAP to FSD before delivery, then $3500 for the next 60 days, and then $4K after that. And that EAP includes all capabilities the car has today, but that FSD will include upgrading to the new hardware and new capabilities in the future...
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    $2000 FSD Poll

    I have a new inventory Model S (originally built in May 2019 with EAP) being delivered this week, and, though I've been asking for the last two weeks, Tesla sales reps have been unable to tell me what the cost will be (if any) to get the FSD features - either before I take possession of the car...
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    EAP vs FSD upgrade

    What is the source of that graph? I ordered a "new inventory" Model S with EAP that is being delivered this week. Given that it had EAP before Feb 28th, does that mean that it will include FSD as well?? Tesla sales reps have not been able to answer my questions about what the cost (if...
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    What's going on with new inventory pricing?

    How do you know if it's MCU2?
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    What's going on with new inventory pricing?

    New inventory prices went down with the new prices an expected amount, but, then additionally dropped by ~$16K this morning. So an equivalent new inventory model is now ~$20K less than a custom order. Doesn't make sense...
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    What's going on with new inventory pricing?

    Have been in the market for a new Model S, and last night I saw that the prices for new inventory Model S's had dropped by ~$8,000 (to ~$79K for a new 2018 100D with Enhanced Autopilot, etc., and the standard new inventory mileage of 50 miles). Couldn't sleep this morning, and then noticed...
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    US Bank end of Lease

    If you buy a used car from Tesla, and there's something wrong with it, they won't repair it?? I thought they had warrantees? What does the warrantee cover or not cover? I'm also in the situation of the lease on our 2016 Model S ending, and am trying to decide between 1) Buying it off the...
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    Door Handle issue

    We cannot open the driver side door at all from outside now! Handle extends, but door will not open (is locked). All the other doors will open, and only way to open driver door is to crawl through the car and open from the inside... Anyone else have that problem? I assume the only...
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    iPhone 6 and Bluetooth problem

    How does one get it so that the commands from Waze, etc., always play through the car? That only works if the car is already playing audio from the phone, but not if the radio is on for example...
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    iPhone audio setup Q

    How do you get Waze instructions through the car speaker? Ideally would like Waze to be integrated with the navigation system, but short of that, we really need to be able to hear the instructions from the phone!
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    Service plan if on 3-year lease?

    Anybody out there on a 3-year lease who is happy to have gotten a service plan (or wished they did if they didn't)? I had thought that most folks got the service plan, but apparently not?
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    Service plan if on 3-year lease?

    We got our 70D 57 days ago (so 3 days left to decide whether to get a service plan!) and am planning to replace it at the end of our 3-year lease. By my simple math, since we won't need the year-3 service appt, the service plan isn't worth it, since we would only spend $400 + $700 for the 2...
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    New Software Update is Ready

    Got the message also and can't find any info on what it is.
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    HPWC on 40A circuit: amperage to charge at?

    Would be too expensive to change (or even fully inspect) the wiring between the circuit panel in the basement and the garage. So I just set the charging to 32A... Thanks for the advice!
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    HPWC on 40A circuit: amperage to charge at?

    A little more context: The circuit breaker and wiring to the garage was installed when the house was built five years ago (with the intention of being used for an EV some day!). Today, the electrician simply installed the wiring from the end point of the original wiring to the HPWC (I don't...
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    HPWC on 40A circuit: amperage to charge at?

    Yes - see below. Is there any way to tell what's the highest continuous current it can handle? And is worst case that it will trip and interrupt charging?
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    HPWC on 40A circuit: amperage to charge at?

    I apologize if this exact question has been covered already. The electrician installed our HPWC today, off a circuit breaker that is labeled 40A. He was certain that he set the dip switches for a 40A circuit (which I had thought should charge at 32A), but the car was charging at the full 40A...
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    2016's getting pushed back?

    It started working last night, ~6 hours after delivery... And, BTW, since we didn't have the wall power installed yesterday (it's being installed as I write), I just plugged it into a regular 15 amp outlet, and over night it charged up for the amount I drove yesterday (~30 miles, at ~3 miles/hour).
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    2016's getting pushed back?

    Got the car yesterday as promised! They told us the delivery appt would take ~1 hour, and when we actually had the appointment my wife had to leave after we'd been going for 2 hours, and I had to leave after 2.5 hours, and he still wasn't done! He was especially excited to demonstrate Summon...
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    Insurance for Model S in Massachusetts

    That's great, but I'm not eligible for USAA as far as I and their website can tell (my Dad was in the army in the 1950's, but that doesn't seem to be enough).
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    Insurance for Model S in Massachusetts

    The quote I got from Amica was $4,257, compared to $1,765 from Liberty Mutual. I assume the rebate check isn't large enough to make up for that difference?? And, FWIW, the Amica rep had never heard of Tesla and seemed to have a lot of trouble making the quote (had to check with a...
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    2016's getting pushed back?

    I didn't receive any exact notifications for either when it left or when it arrived. But, as of the evening of Friday 2/12, it was "in transit", and on Monday 2/15 they said it would arrive "any day now", and asked me when I could come in to pick it up. I couldn't come in until Monday 2/22...
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    2016's getting pushed back?

    FYI: I now have an appointment to pick up the car on Monday, and my status has changed to "Your Model S is undergoing final inspection, detail, and charging in preparation for delivery" So, 6.5 weeks from confirmation to pickup. Very excited for Monday! (still haven't purchased any...
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    Lease rate questions

    See this thread and the linked spreadsheet which shows how the current leases are calculated: TCO Lease vs Loan Cost Spreadsheet
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    2016's getting pushed back?

    Yes. They confirmed that the updated delivery time is correct, and that they expect the car will arrive in Dedham that week! The only odd thing is that it seems that they won't know when it's actually arriving until it gets there, as they said they won't reach out to me to setup an...
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    Insurance for Model S in Massachusetts

    Tesla is not listed as an option for getting a quote on Amica's website. Who did you go through to get a quote and get the insurance?
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    2016's getting pushed back?

    As of last Monday, my car hadn't entered production yet (finally got the notice Monday afternoon), and then my delivery specialist told me that it would take over another month to get here (2nd week of March). But just logged in to MyTesla, and it said that it is "in transit" and delivery...
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    Insurance for Model S in Massachusetts

    It's been about two years since there's been a thread on this, and would much appreciate any advice (and rates if you don't mind sharing) for auto insurance in Massachusetts for a Model S. My current carrier is Pure Insurance, $750/year for our Prius, and it would be an additional $1,830/year...
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    TCO & Lease vs Loan Cost Spreadsheet

    Thanks. I just made that that change.
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    TCO & Lease vs Loan Cost Spreadsheet

    Thanks - I made that change. Yes - if you think you can sell the car for 55%+ of its new price (before tax and incentives) after 3 years, then you would do better buying the car and selling it for that price after 3 years as opposed to leasing it (e.g. in the $85K example, if you can sell it...
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    TCO & Lease vs Loan Cost Spreadsheet

    Yes - for the $85K 70D modeled in the spreadsheet, if Tesla and/or the bank owns the car and you want to buy it at the end of the 3-year lease, it will cost you $54,910 to buy it, but if you own the car, and want to sell it back to Tesla after 3 years, the guaranteed buyback value is only...
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    lease rates lowered?

    Here is a link to the thread with the spreadsheet I mentioned earlier (sorry for the delay in getting it up!): TCO Lease vs Loan Cost Spreadsheet And, FYI, as mentioned in the thread, the reason the website rates were higher than what I was quoted was because I had a $1,000 referral discount...
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    TCO & Lease vs Loan Cost Spreadsheet

    As promised, here is the link to the spreadsheet I made to calculate the total cost of ownership of a Tesla Model S and to compare leasing vs. loaning. First, some caveats. I cannot guarantee that any of the numbers or calculations on this spreadsheet are or will remain correct, and please do...
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    lease rates lowered?

    Residual percentages FYI: the way they've lowered the lease rates (for non-performance models), is by increasing the residual percentage for 15K/12.5K/10K miles respectively from 52%/53%/54% to 55%/56%/57% (i.e. increased the residual percentages by 300 basis points). I have a spreadsheet that...
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    Dual charger useful when away from home?

    That's a good point. There's no extra cost to have it installed after you have the car? The only thing is that we need to hire an electrician to install the HPWC, and we need to decide the amperage for that circuit...
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    Dual charger useful when away from home?

    I haven't been able to find any recent dual charger threads, and just ordered a 70D, and would appreciate any advice on whether to get one. I understand that a dual charger is not needed for Superchargers (of which there a fair number of coming out of the Boston area), nor for CHAdeMO, which I...
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    New Englanders -- check in!

    Thanks for the reference to it, and I have now entered my data. Interesting to see what everyone else has ordered!

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