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    5000 km road trip - Vancouver (BC) to San Diego round trip - NEVER AGAIN!

    To be fair, the main theme is "planning", which frankly is kinda of a pain (2015 MS), because you can't just "fill up" at the next exit, and when you have to travel long distances, 20+ minutes off the road is @30+ miles you didn't travel. Do that several times a day and you'll never get there...
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    Don't Count on Tesla Roadside Assistance

    Don't be so hard on the OP. Maybe he was in a strange place, how would he know where to tow the car locally? And then what? While my Tesla roadside service was fine, this service guy sounds like he was working from home in his underwear. Contrast this to Mercedes Roadside service, and they...
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    Contacting Tesla about my car's constant need for repairs

    What he bought and why is irrelevant. He's asking for the avenues and names to complain to as if he is important, that his bad experience matters, and that it will have some lasting impact on the brand. The answer is that there is no one with power either to care nor to have the impact he...
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    Contacting Tesla about my car's constant need for repairs

    This is not your local deli that gave you stale bread. Although it would make you feel better about it, your complaints will have no impact whatsoever. Tesla already has your money and does not care if you ever come back. The best solution is to fall out of love with the car, sell it off...
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    Home Charging MS on V11, can't set charging amps?

    Tried it tonight....EVSE set to 24A, car default at 40A...draws only 24A. So, just plug and play.
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    Home Charging MS on V11, can't set charging amps?

    I do have the EVSE set to 24A. I have never tried to see if the call for more from the car makes a difference. I have thought about trying it.
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    Home Charging MS on V11, can't set charging amps?

    My charger will allow much higher amps. The issues are the charging cable and the service wiring. The cable can do 40A+ I think, but the outlet service wiring is rated for 30A, and you generally want to limit the load to 80% of the rating to prevent overheating of the wire. So, 24A is the...
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    My First Tesla and I have questions

    Regarding car washes: I used to avoid them, but really, by the time your car is that old, do you think the person buying it next cares if the paint is perfect, or if the battery will need replacing?
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    Home Charging MS on V11, can't set charging amps?

    Non-Tesla EVSE wall connector (Open EVSE). Everything was working fine since 2019 and prior to V11 update.
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    Home Charging MS on V11, can't set charging amps?

    Will check software version...
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    Home Charging MS on V11, can't set charging amps?

    Recent V11 installed. I have 30 amp service for charging, and used to be able to set the car to 24A charging default. With new version, the setting always defaults to 40A and I have to reset it every time. Am I missing something?
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    To all small business owners

    Responding to an old thread . Physician here. Yes, patients and staff will notice, so you better have been treating your staff well. Some of your lesser-paid physician referral sources will notice, too. What's it worth to you?
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    Model S intermittently loses 4G/LTE/network connectivity while powered off

    Just started for me after V11 update several weeks ago.
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    What would I "lose" if I opt for AP instead of FSD?

    I tried FSD on a few loaners. You still have to "drive" the car, hands on the wheel, foot near the brake, paying attention to traffic and what the car is doing without your input, and you still have to be actively involved to get through the intersections properly (assuming your software is...
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    Problem with blind spot

    I know of no American who "teaches" what you say, and it is certainly not taught that way in American Driver's Education classes. In fact, in places like Italy, no one uses mirrors anyway. How about where you live?
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    Problem with blind spot

    "I don't know why Americans seem so intent on having blind spots" That's an odd statement. To the OP, your technologically advanced car has the worst "blind spot" warning system. Surveilling a car's FSD actions is more work than it is worth, since you can simply drive the car with muscle...
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    "Cancelled My Order Today"--Thread Quarantined...Sorry!

    Yes, it veered off into the medical and political weeds. My apologies for long winded responses on a (off)-topic and its implications I personally and professionally take very seriously. Although, one reason listed for the thread quarantine was "covid misinformation"--a determination I and many...
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    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    I should have been more specific. N95 masks work when fitted and worn properly. They must be fitted and tested with no air leaks. I have a store-bought N95 mask on my desk now. How do you think it performs compared to the real fitted and tested one I have in my desk? Regarding children, the...
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    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    There is no special ventilator required for covid patients. They are all standardly-sophisticated machines. The ones being considered from "car parts" were for emergency purposes to have *some* ability to mechanically ventilate a patient in need while you waited for a standard machine. We had...
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    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    No. (weird formatting) No. Masks are good at preventing droplets from penetrating outward, less so for aerosol. Yes, you did derive some benefit, though less with Omicron. Poorly fitting masks and cloth masks were mostly useless, and still are. However, mask recommendations are not without...
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    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    You would give different advice in person than on social media?
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    No, don't be done, stand and debate, it's fun! I can tell you I hold/held 2 board certs but let one lapse as I no longer practice that specialty. In that specialty, I spent years taking care of "at-risk" patients and also ran an ICU, so I am quite familiar with infectious disease standards of...
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    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    Doubtful, since they were no longer needed. In fact, the very many (millions?) ventilators that were bought became gov't surplus and were sold off to 3rd world counties. However, simple vent machines can indeed be made with very simple parts--compressor, valves, pressure dials, adjustable...
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    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    Physician here. "Lockdowns" were not science-based, and any physician who recommends isolating the healthy would fail his boards. But we need real physicians in gov't, not academics turned politician. Recent Hopkins study showed minimal benefit of lockdowns (2%, like this was epidemiologic...
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    The more things change, the more they stay the same...

    Wipers? Hehe, I have a little twist swtich for that. Twist it and it goes on. Twist again it goes off. So much for "progress" in voice commands and screens.
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    The more things change, the more they stay the same...

    Is this Voice Command spreadsheet a joke? Or, do I really have to learn 100+ commands, utilize different brain anatomy, just to open a glove box?
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    "Ticking" from contact between sunroof and gasket - annoying as hell!

    I don't think so. They sit horizontally, and are about 2 inches long. I'll look in my sunroof area and see if I can get a pic or better description.
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    "Ticking" from contact between sunroof and gasket - annoying as hell!

    Yes, this drove me nuts for awhile untill I figured it out. In my case, the ticking sound was the glass tapping against the raw metal frame. IIR, there are two rubber tabs along the front edge of the window frame. They act as a spacer to support the glass when closed. When the window opened...
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    How is your rear camera after MCU1 to MCU2 upgade (dark?)

    2015 MS with update MCU2.
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    How is your rear camera after MCU1 to MCU2 upgade (dark?)

    I still have the issue despite updates and reboots.
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    The SC was in jest. However, I think you have expectations far exceeding expected outcomes. DC is nice.
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    Lost Interest

    You do know that that "microcephalic" is actually an actress named Naomi Grossman, who is not a microcephalic, but plays the role in a popular TV show and requires hours of make-up to achieve that stunning look.
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    Ha, good luck finding unoccupied superchargers....
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    By not caring "what peoples individual politics are," I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding about "politics", because what you seek is only achieved through political will and political solutions, and most certainly depends upon who is in gov't. "Climate change" has zero traction with...
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    No charging stations on map while navigating to a destination

    It may have to do with the filters. IIR, you can filter out certain stations based on charge rate. It's in those 3 cryptic choices. Suddenly, a bunch stop populating.
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    Will delays help build quality?

    I would not attribute build issues to "growing pains". Tesla has been building cars for @10 years now, and it doesn't take 20 years to suddenly realize you've misaligned things or your interior becomes a rattletrap. The American car companies fell into this malaise and you know what happened...
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    Considering Model S vs Porsche Panamera

    "Auto pilot and the in car infotainment just seems to be something head and shoulders better than the competition." Try to drive an example of Auto Pilot before you buy. Any newer example will suffice. If by "ahead of competition" means you paid for an example, then yes, you got it. If you...
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    New feature? :-D

    Should be added to the "Photoshop Mistakes" site.
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    Should I sell my TSLA stock to buy a new Model S?

    To be fair: an expensive car never "makes sense".
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    Immersive Sound

    It would have been nice to simply say "For vehicles with Premium sound, ....only." It would have saved me, and everyone else, 20 minutes of reboot, hunt and peck.
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    How Long to Review Service Visit...

    Depends on how far out. In my experience, it takes at least a few days before they respond but way before your appt. And, they have always responded via the app. Your SC may be different.
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    Tire replacement

    I have the MXM 4 and they are fine. Be warned, they are notorious for being out of round (run out), maybe flat spots, that will cause vibration at speed, no matter how many times it's balanced. It eventually goes away.
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    Questions for anyone that has rented a Model S from enterprise…

    Back when I did this with the family, the trick was as few moving parts and hassles as possible. Since your car will be for occasional use, consider roughing it without all the comforts you've decided you "need". Buy a $10 phone holder and you can use the phone nav, ditch the XM for a 40 mile...
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    Advice on used Model S

    I did mine a few months ago, and I was skeptical prior to the decision. For me, the difference is no contest. Like I said, I don't use the internet or netflix or youtube at all after an initial try-it-out. However, the map and traffic updates are measurably improved to what anyone would...
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    What is the solution to fix the map

    Looks like you have a poor connection or, if you have MCU1, it is dying. MCU1 is under recall, and if you intend to keep the car, splurge for the upgrade MCU2 and you will never see that screen again.
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    Questions for anyone that has rented a Model S from enterprise…

    Sounds like too much work. With your rental strategy, rent a cheapo and keep the $300 for the parks. You'll need it for lunch.
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    Advice on used Model S

    Yes, you'll get the same, slow MCU1. Breaking character, I opted for the additional cost MCU2 during my recall. The difference in usability is night and day. No I don't use netflix, but I can. Even the internet is usable. But it is the speed of the map update, voice commands and navigation that...
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    Any reason not to get a 70D?

    I've got a 2015 70D and unless you need to travel >200 miles on a single trip, it is a great daily driver. It used to get 230 on a full charge, but after a software update I notice it only goes to about 220. If you like to drive >80 mph, expect decreased range and plan for a supercharge stop and...
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    return my lease or buy out and sell third party?

    You'd have to include the cost of the lease to the cost of ownership. It's really a lease + 55K car. Think you can get it back?

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