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  1. El joe

    Bring back EAP (to USA)

    I've had EAP on two of the Model 3s I've owned and that's the main thing I've used it for. Things like Summon are cool party tricks, but rarely work for me and/or just have no practical use for me on a regular basis. NoA is a bit too unreliable for me to use consistently. That said, I had FSD...
  2. El joe

    Elon Musk

    Just posting this -- brings up some interesting points: The CEO’s mythmaking often obscures an uglier truth. The public is finally reckoning with it. On a beautiful day in May 2015, I drove the 13 hours from my home in Portland, Oregon, to Harris Ranch, California, halfway between San...
  3. El joe

    Supercharger - Elk Grove, CA - Bruceville Rd (under construction May 2022)

    Not too far from the other one in Elk Grove off the 99, but I’ll never complain. Love it!
  4. El joe

    5 miles per hour on 120V 15amp outlet?

    Sounds about right. I had a 20A and would get 5-6 MPH.
  5. El joe

    For Sale: 2021 Porsche Taycan (RWD), 12,025+ miles, Jet Black Metallic/Black, Chapel Hill, NC $95,899

    Beautiful car. I bet this would kill on Cars and Bids.
  6. El joe

    F-150 Ford Lightning

    Looks like an amazing truck. I reserved one minutes into the presentation and was in Phase Two of the order process. All the Pro models were sold out, so ended up booking an XLT and it's set to be delivered at the end of this month but I'm no longer in a position to take delivery. Wish I could...
  7. El joe

    2018 Model 3 LR AWD with FSD, 17,000 miles

    Driveo. Just got another quote of $44.6k yesterday. 🤷🏽‍♂️
  8. El joe

    2018 Model 3 LR AWD with FSD, 17,000 miles

    For comparison, I have a 2018 LR RWD w/EAP and 35,000 miles and have been quoted up to $43.6k online.
  9. El joe

    Model Y vs Solterra

    I would add charging peak, speed and curve to this, too, and the Toyota and both the new Toyota and Subaru really suffer in these categories.
  10. El joe

    Pic of your Model 3.......RIGHT NOW! [model 3 pictures thread]

    Blue paint, white seats and red calipers. The absolute perfect combo in my opinion!
  11. El joe

    Testing CCS1 adapter on my MYP in New England

    Is this the one that’s available overseas? Mind if I ask how much you paid for it?
  12. El joe

    Tried a FSD subscription. It's not worth it...

    Had FSD on a Model Yand was in the beta for months. I eventually stopped using it due to it phantom braking too often, stopping in the middle of intersections far too often, and overall making me really miss driving myself. I’ve since sold it and got an old Model 3 w/EAP and that to me is the...
  13. El joe

    Experiences so far in trying to sell a Tesla Model 3 LR RWD

    Good call. Just tried them for fun and they offer me $4k more than Vroom and Carvana did!
  14. El joe

    Tesla Model Y Standard Range AWD to be priced at $59,990 USD

    Same. Sacramento-based here and I’m at $0.11 as well. Didn’t realize how much variance there was between here and LA until this thread. Gas prices are actually higher here than what my friends are griping about in the Pasadena area.
  15. El joe

    Another price increase tonight [04/06/2022]

    My current Model 3 and the one I have reserved continue to appreciate nicely.
  16. El joe

    Supercharger - South Lake Tahoe, CA (exact location unknown)

    Awesome. So. Lake Tahoe is our favorite place to vacation but I hate Supercharging at The Hard Rock.
  17. El joe

    2018 M3 Long Range EAP Changed to FSD Capability

    I have the same configuration as you (2018 LR RWD) and mine still shows EAP, so if they made a change to the naming convention it hasn’t reached me yet.
  18. El joe

    Insurance Cost

    Right now I pay $79/month with Wawanesa, but that’s paired with my wife’s insurance on her Pacifica. I checked it against Tesla insurance and a comparable plan came out to $97/month.
  19. El joe

    Tesla charger or 3rd party?

    Wondering about this, too. I just bought a home and put in a 14-50 and bought the Tesla adapter to use with the cable that came with the car but am curious as to whether or not there’s a better, reasonable alternative.
  20. El joe

    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    Electrek reported that adding FSD to your order can significantly move your delivery date up: Most recently, those same EVs are seeing another interesting change to their reservation configurator – Tesla is prioritizing delivery times for Model Y and Model 3 if their respective customers spring...
  21. El joe

    Pic of your Model 3.......RIGHT NOW! [model 3 pictures thread]

    Had to move on from my Model Y, but picked up a used LR RWD Model 3. Love her already!
  22. El joe

    NorCal newbie

    Welcome! Sacramento here (916), congrats and glad to have ya!
  23. El joe

    Resale values plummeted

    Same. Three weeks ago, I was looking at $63k offers. Now I’m around $58-59k for my 2020 MY LR w/FSD.
  24. El joe

    Phantom Braking

    FSD is great for me on highways and rarely needs any sort of intervention unless I'm using NoA. Beta on streets though is relatively unusable to me. Too much phantom braking and just random stuff. The other day it just stopped in an intersection as it tried to run through a yellow light. No one...
  25. El joe

    Cyberquad for Kids for sale (In hand Portland or Seattle)

    This’ll go fast. GLWS!
  26. El joe

    F-150 Ford Lightning

    Wondering if there was a way around this, like changing account information ahead of delivery like with Teslas. I just got into Wave Two and I’m not sure if I’ll end up going through with the purchase or try and sell for a profit. :/
  27. El joe

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    Placed my reservation literally minutes after the start of the presentation and got my invite yesterday just before noon. Right after, I got a call from my selected dealership asking to read the invite and for me to walk her through the process of ordering. Really excited about the truck but I’m...
  28. El joe

    Anyone else not getting 10.9?

    Same frustration here. Been a beta tester for a while now, but I almost always have to wait longer than everyone else for updates. Sucks seeing everyone else testing it out and saying how great it is while I just sit and check the app hourly.
  29. El joe

    Tesla's amateurish service lives up to its bad reputation

    Was thinking the same thing and how mine look worse than the second and third ones. :/
  30. El joe

    44.30.5 Standard Morning Run Experience

    Just downloaded this morning but honestly, even though I've had Beta since early in the trial, the phantom braking, random lane changes, flashing of brights and rapid windshield wiping for no reason keeps me from rarely using it. Pretty sure I haven't used it on city streets at all for a month...
  31. El joe

    Pic of your Model Y.......RIGHT NOW!

  32. El joe

    Should I take delivery of this Model 3 LR?

    How badly do you want/need it? Can you afford to wait for a new one without issues? If so, I’d wait.
  33. El joe

    The Model 3 to Model Y Swap: An Attempt at a Cost Analysis

    Made this seamen change last year. 2018 LR AWD Model 3 w/EAP to a 2020 Model Y LR AWD w/FSD and 8,000 miles. I had to put $2,000 down and am paying around $250 more per month, but the benefits are outstanding. Plus I get to be a beta tester, which I never use. :)
  34. El joe

    MY LR upgrade to MYP

    In theory, from the videos I’ve seen, the credit would be retroactive to January 1st of this year, but everyone’s just speculating at this point.
  35. El joe

    No test drives available for 100 miles?

    Instead of driving 100 miles for a test drive, I’d seriously consider renting one on TURO for a day instead. :/
  36. El joe

    Will $250 order fee transfer if I cancel an order and place a new order?

    Wondering the same. Placed an order yesterday but I’m sure I’ll second-guess it in the next few days. I believe you can work with an SA to get this transferred but am eager to hear from someone that has experience with this.
  37. El joe

    My 2022 Y is charging at the rate of 7 miles per hour. See screen shot.

    And the limit? The limit is 78% and it doesn’t seem that far below that. :/
  38. El joe

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    For all those that were asking about checking for LFP batteries: According to a revised Model 3 owner's manual for the U.S., drivers can see if their cars have LFP battery cells by opening the charging menu on the touchscreen and selecting "Set Limit," or opening the charging section of the...
  39. El joe

    Nobody mentions that the acceleration boost is too much power for the stock suspension of the non-performance model

    Interesting. I've been going back-and-forth on whether or not to get this but have been waiting for a good 48-hour period to give it a test run. Are you planning on keeping it or is the suspension enough to make you return it after the trial?
  40. El joe

    awkward Cybertruck windshield wipers

    Elon confirmed on Twitter that that huge single-blade won’t make it to production.
  41. El joe

    2018 Model 3 Performance - No Autopilot?

    Question — do cars without autopilot still have that ”Autopilot” item on the menu? I’m looking at a 2018 Model 3 Performance and it has that menu item, but the dealer isn’t showing anything below the VIN on the Software screen:
  42. El joe

    Wiki FSD’s Earliest Adopters Still Waiting

    Both times I’ve had service come to my house (once to rotate the tires, the other to fix the taillight that had gathered up condensation), they just texted me to alert me that they had arrived and started working on the car. That was during the pandemic though, so maybe they’ve updated the way...
  43. El joe

    Lost FSD

    Getting beta and holding on to my 99 was such a PITA and now I'm worried about losing it due to some false positives as well. Sorry this happened to you and man, this whole thing has been surprisingly frustrating. The technology is so promising, but there's a lot that needs to be done by Tesla...
  44. El joe

    It was startling

    This is the best thread I’ve ever read on this or any other forum. It’s truly delightful reading your story and reaction and living it through your posts. Congrats and enjoy, @JimShaw!

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