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  1. smjones

    Does your locked in price change if you change from cash to finance after VIN assignment?

    I originally selected "cash" when I placed my order in July 2021. In November, after getting a VIN, I realized I wanted to finance with Digital Credit Union for the ~1.49% APR. Switched to that, no issues at all from Tesla. This process did require that I always call DCU to get them to confirm...
  2. smjones

    Is Elon going the way of the VW Beetle and Porsche 911?

    Nice! I've got a '95 Porsche 968 coupe and '70 914-6 (with a 3.0L SC motor) here. The MSLR is intended for commute, cargo, and all other mundane duties; the others just for fun. "Horses for courses," as they say... Seen this thread? The OP says they never took their Pcars to the track, but...
  3. smjones

    21 model S heater noise

    Reminds me of a fan with a noisy/loose bearing. Is the Octovalve such advanced alien technology that they no longer need something so crude as a fan? Elsewise, may need to upgrade that Sunon to a Noctua... [j/k]
  4. smjones

    2022 (NF VINs) build quality discussion

    I pulled mine up and saw the stand-offs, but I was trying to shuffle cars around and didn't take a picture. Maybe tomorrow. I reckon if we get measurements off one, we can find a shorter replacement on the 'Net somewhere between Ali Express and McMaster-Carr.
  5. smjones

    Caraoke No Show

    I wonder which will happen first? My colleagues from Japan are able to travel again Caraoke is released for the 2021.5+ Model S 🤔
  6. smjones

    Model S refresh mud flaps

    Got the news here first, just ordered a pair. Seems odd that they only released fronts and not rears...
  7. smjones

    2022 (NF VINs) build quality discussion

    Oh - I mentioned the underspray to the SA when I picked up my car. Again, very nice, but he basically said that if it's out of sight from outside the car, and the undercoat is intact, they won't do anything about it. TBH I didn't expect them to - they'd have to remove the door, hinges, etc to...
  8. smjones

    2022 (NF VINs) build quality discussion

    Picked the car up yesterday, ~15 minutes before closing as they notified me it was ready a day early and I didn't want to leave it there another night. Everybody I talked to was very nice, courteous, etc. No complaints on that front. I can confirm that they did open the frunk, because I...
  9. smjones

    Wiki Mega-consolidated delivery quality issues thread and checklist

    I saw those reports, that's why I waited for two software updates, wheel-rebooted the car, etc. But no joy - the control is there, it just makes no difference at all in the sound. All the other EQ sliders do. I read one report where the SC took everything apart and then it started working, the...
  10. smjones

    2022 (NF VINs) build quality discussion

    When I dropped it off today, the SA mentioned that they "have no standard for that" but they'd look into it. 🤷‍♂️ It isn't so bad as to keep the hood from closing or anything, and I could live with it as is, but it's disappointing to feel interior trim when you run your fingers over the outside...
  11. smjones

    Wiki Mega-consolidated delivery quality issues thread and checklist

    Thanks to everybody who helped put together the checklist, I used it when I picked up my car and it certainly helped me stay focused despite the overwhelming "gee whiz" factor. May I suggest that in Section C item 6 a reference to checking the subwoofer be added? I didn't think to check it...
  12. smjones

    2022 (NF VINs) build quality discussion

    Issues I've lined up for my service appointment tomorrow on an NF460: Sub-woofer not working at all, ever Edges of rubber frunk surround prutrude up into the (normal) gap between hood and quarter panel (both sides) Underspray on driver side around door hinges (not visible at all when door...
  13. smjones

    2022 MS Plaid Accessories?

    It seems like most controllers will work with a cord, and none of them will work wirelessly (BT) without some kind of third party adapter. 🤷‍♂️ I did just receive a Xbox Series X, so if I get a chance I'll try one of those controllers too but there are already reports that they work...
  14. smjones

    2022 MS Plaid Accessories?

    Oh, one other thing is in transit - a blue Playstation 4 Dualshock controller. I plugged one in and it worked without too much fiddling, so I figured I'd get one to keep in the car.
  15. smjones

    2022 MS Plaid Accessories?

    Have the TWraps screen protectors but haven't installed them yet. :rolleyes: Likewise a KENPENRI mobile charger wall mount, Autoheatshield folding sun shade for the front windshield, and "Spurtar" lifting jack pads. I have used a WIkiSmart car cover because I had to have something for parking...
  16. smjones

    Tesla Model S Long Range from BMW 5 Series - Ambient Lighting, General Questions

    I got my 2022 Model S LR to replace a 2005 Audi A4 Avant UltraSport (with upgraded interior bits from the following generation) for trips/snow, and a 2006 Honda Insight hybrid 5 speed for commuting. Quite a gap between those two to be sure. I've also had an earlier A4 Avant and several Porsches...
  17. smjones

    Model S Plaid - 6 Months Later

    Oh - yes, I acknowledge the similarities. It's a solid observation, sorry if I left that out in my rush to complain. ;) But to continue scribbling because I'm a hopeless nerd 🤓, the bike would be a much different story if it had a smooth touch-activated surface without a way to positively...
  18. smjones

    Model S Plaid - 6 Months Later

    I do like the yoke, and I ride, but the one hasn't really carried over to the other for me. My handlebar controls are very easily distinguished by touch, compared to an almost complete lack of that on the yoke. Maybe a small part of it is that I'm palming with my right hand, which leads to my...
  19. smjones

    Vendor Refresh Model S LR/Plaid : Winter Tire Option

    Quick update: I found out the date of manufacture on the Yokohama Bluearths (from Tire Rack, I forgot to mention) is 2018, I think he said 21st week. They've been stored properly so I'm not worried about the age, but that probably explains the pricing. More of them in stock if anybody else is...
  20. smjones

    Vendor Refresh Model S LR/Plaid : Winter Tire Option

    Hat tip to @SignatureWheel and others for all the info here. I'm picking up take-off 19" Tempests, and have ordered a set of Yokohama Bluearth Winter V905's, 275/40R19 XL 105W at only $140 each. Decent reviews on Tire Rack despite the special low price (and it doesn't say close-out...). That's...
  21. smjones

    Model S 2021 - Rear window distortion

    Nothing that I've noticed. I'll try what @WilliamG suggested when I remember, but at ~260 miles (it's mostly been sitting under a cover during the 12 Days of Holiday Rain) I haven't noticed anything else.
  22. smjones

    Model S 2021 - Rear window distortion

    Took delivery on Dec 10th, distortion is very evident but only in the bottom ~1" of my rear glass. SA I brought my checklist items to brushed it off. (Well, he brushed off everything except what turned out to be a harder adhesive that I thought was scratched paint.) I've had a number of...
  23. smjones

    2021+ Model S LR Delivery Tracking

    Earlier today I had deleted and re-installed the app, and periodically I logged out and logged in again, killed the app between those steps, yadda yadda. None of it made a difference. After I finished watching a show tonight I had my phone out and checked the Tesla app. Wonder of wonders, there...
  24. smjones

    2021+ Model S LR Delivery Tracking

    Let me apologize now for the length of this. I guess I should have driven to a friend's place so I could blather at them and get it out of my system... Today I took delivery of my MSLR at the Serramonte center in Colma, CA. Didn't know they had a whole storefront operation there. First...
  25. smjones

    2021+ Model S LR Delivery Tracking

    I have a lot to catch up on, but there seems to be a lot of hassle clearly identifying the major revisions of the MS. Like I noticed some other sites (still) use the Model S Refresh or Facelift to refer to the 2016-2017 exterior changes. Nothing wrong with that, but... From the Audi and Porsche...
  26. smjones

    2021+ Model S LR Delivery Tracking

    Could be the FSD $$ (your sig doesn't indicate), and/or the fact that I had been listed as a cash buyer (because I forgot to change it when I decided to take out a 3rd party loan), or maybe it's because I'm local, or, uh... I visited the Fremont showroom for MS and M3 test drives just before the...
  27. smjones

    2021+ Model S LR Delivery Tracking

    Hi, first timer on TMC and as a Tesla owner. This seems like a good place for some details & venting... Order placed July 23, 2021, got RN 11535___: Model S LR, blue over black, 19" wheels, FSD. Many EDD shenanigans - for a while they had me at end of September (but no VIN), then wide swings in...

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