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  1. kc1953

    Another price increase

    Up $12k since my 8/4/21 order. I have had car since 12/26/21. And no, I wouldn‘t pay current price. Too rich for what we get. I love my MYLR, but not enough to pay $70k (current price including red multi coat color and 20” induction wheels).
  2. kc1953

    MY: Fun to drive?

    The MY is fun, but not Miata fun. I have an MY and a Mercedes C43AMG convertible, which is is really fun. I would not want the MY as my only car. It is not a take it out and run it through the twisties car. If that is important and you want an EV, get a model 3, which handles better than the Y.
  3. kc1953

    PPF + Ceramic Coat - Bay Area/North California

    Try Sean at Apollo Auto Spa in Walnut Creek. He did full ceramic coat on my car. About $2k for his top of line finish. I believe he does PPF as well. He is meticulous in his work. apollo-auto-spa.com
  4. kc1953

    Out of state delivery to receive Model Y Built in Austin Texas

    It makes sense to me that the standard range Y only, for now, gets the new 4680 and structural battery pack. It wouldn’t make sense to have different versions of MYLR/MYP coming out of Fremont vs. Austin. I believe if the standard range does well and they are able to scale up the production of...
  5. kc1953

    Out of state delivery to receive Model Y Built in Austin Texas

    Today I watched a YouTube from Ryan Shaw and he said based on the Tesla Q1 earnings call, only standard range model Ys built in Austin will have the 4680 battery and structural battery pack. The MYLR and MYP will have 2170 battery and be structurally the same as Fremont MYLR and MYP. This is...
  6. kc1953

    Model Y - Gigafactory Texas Production

    Not rare at all. Many Tesla owners use mobile connector and 14-50 adapter for daily home charging.
  7. kc1953

    My list of accessories purchased without a car in hand

    Oh come on! You gotta get it up to at least 15-20! 😜
  8. kc1953

    Gen 2 Mobile Connector and 14-50 adaptor

    I’m not likely to stay at campgrounds and my likely destinations are Marriott hotels/ timeshares so having access to 14-50 receptacle not important in this use case. But you do have valid point which would make the spare mobile connector/14-50 adapter useful.
  9. kc1953

    Gen 2 Mobile Connector and 14-50 adaptor

    On further reflection, I agree with you. On to the next issue!
  10. kc1953

    Tesla sales rep said MY with 4680 will NOT have longer range

    The Model Y will evolve just like the S/X. The range and features on a 2022 S/X are far different than on a 2015 S/X. The same will happen on Y. Already we have interior, processor and 12v battery differences in the Y. In a year or so the 4680 battery will offer more rigidity, lower weight, more...
  11. kc1953

    Gen 2 Mobile Connector and 14-50 adaptor

    Yes, you are correct. But given that’s not what I did, the economics of installing a wall connector now are not compelling. The electrical to hardwire wall connector would need to be relocated as the current 14-50 outlet is situated in an area where there is not enough room to mount wall...
  12. kc1953

    Gen 2 Mobile Connector and 14-50 adaptor

    I’m using mobile connector and 14-50 adapter for my daily home charging. Works great. I’d lika a second connector /adaptor set for insurance purpose when traveling but both have been out of stock in Tesla store fore quite a while. I can buy on ebay at a premium price, but would rather buy...
  13. kc1953

    Cargo cover for Model Y

    I bought and installed one just to be safe.
  14. kc1953

    Model Y Came With Scratched/Etched Paint, What are my options?

    That looks awful! I’m so sorry. At least Tesla will repaint it.
  15. kc1953

    August Order Estimate Delivery

    I applied for HOV sticker right away. But I forgot to put $22 check in submission so I had to resend last week. So I haven’t got it yet.
  16. kc1953

    August Order Estimate Delivery

    I picked up my MYLR ON 12/26/21. Pink slip (title) showed up after a month and license plates/reg/tags about a week later.
  17. kc1953

    Homelink for Model Y - Is it worth it?

    Absolutely worth it. Not sure how long it takes to install as work was done along with correcting some panel and hatch glass alignment issues.
  18. kc1953

    AMD Ryzen & 12v Batteries now shipping in US Y & 3!!

    I just looked at website and MYLR range is 330 with 19” Gemini wheels and 318 with 20” induction wheels. I’m not sure where 358 comes from?
  19. kc1953

    4680 Model Ys?

    So when you say structural you mean it literally, as in what holds the car together. My mistake
  20. kc1953

    4680 Model Ys?

    MYP differences to MYLR include, tire and wheel package, suspension (lower), and more powerful back axel motor.
  21. kc1953

    AMD Ryzen & 12v Batteries now shipping in US Y & 3!!

    They have indicated they will not retrofit. Don’t sweat it.
  22. kc1953

    Model Y - Gigafactory Texas Production

    True statement on the MYP vs MYLR issue.
  23. kc1953

    Model Y - Gigafactory Texas Production

    Cancelling and reordering could get expensive given high demand and general inflation. But at least higher price would bring substantial improvement, compared to paying $5k more so an arcade game or youtube loads faster.
  24. kc1953

    Model Y - Gigafactory Texas Production

    If you think the majority of potential EV buyers are as inquisitive and knowledgeable as members of this forum, then I’m pretty sure you are mistaken. The average EV buyer cares about range, what does it look like, and is it not too different from what I’m currently driving. Then maybe they...
  25. kc1953

    AMD Ryzen & 12v Batteries now shipping in US Y & 3!!

    When was your order date? You realize that if you have cancelled your order and reorder, you likely are paying up to $5k more for your car. That’s an expensive chip.
  26. kc1953

    Red Multi Coat Model Y LR Waiting Room

    The dual motor larger batter ioniq 5 looks pretty nice. A good value. Interior and some tech features seem an upgrade to Y. Range not as good, and then there is the issue of charging infrastructure.
  27. kc1953

    What is the one feature you would like to see added to the Model Y?

    Oh yeah…and auto wipers that work consistently.
  28. kc1953

    Red Multi Coat Model Y LR Waiting Room

    You will likely have AMD chip and lithium 12v/15v battery. What else were you hoping for by holding any further…an Austin produced Y? If folks are convinced Austin Ys are going to be so far superior, I would wait till cars are being delivered from Austin factory and that they have all the...
  29. kc1953

    What is the one feature you would like to see added to the Model Y?

    Heads Up Display, Adjustable Suspension, about 50 more miles in range.
  30. kc1953

    Model Y Performance or Model S Plaid?

    The MSLR or the MS Plaid are incredible cars. Either is a huge upgrade in performance and luxury compared to an MYLR or MYP. That being said, if money is not a consideration, the choice depends on what your auto needs/uses/wants are. If you have no need for an SUV type vehicle, then get Plaid...
  31. kc1953

    Do Not Understand Tesla Rationale for Why There is No Sirius/XM in Model 3 or Y

    Check premium version of TuneIn. They have exclusive channels for most NFL and MLB. They also have most cable channels like espn, cnn, etc. As I have stated in prior posts, I’ve found the premium subscriptions to Spotify and Tune In to scratch much of the XM itch.
  32. kc1953

    Do Not Understand Tesla Rationale for Why There is No Sirius/XM in Model 3 or Y

    I’m the OP. My ultimate solution was to get premium subscriptions to Spotify and TuneIn. The combination gets us much of what we used in XM. Having the music and radio integrated with Tesla mmi was important, with ability to use steering wheel volume and skip forward/backward features. We...
  33. kc1953

    MY 188 mile commute -or- can we make it home without charging?

    If there are superchargers on route home, I’m not sire why OP just doesn’t bite the bullet and do aquick 10-15 minute charge just to avoid the stress of white knuckling it. But maybe OP enjoys the challenge and adrenaline rush of almost running out of juice on a regular basis.
  34. kc1953

    Wipers on Auto

    I wonder if that phenomenon is what triggers phantom breaking.
  35. kc1953

    pics of 19" vs 20" rims on the Y?

    Looks great. To each his own. I have 20 inch induction wheels on my red MYLR and think the black wheels coordinate well with black door handles and trim.
  36. kc1953

    Installed Abstract Ocean Performance Pedals-Be Sure to Watch Installation Video

    My experience was the same! The accelerator pedal was way way harder. No bloody fingers, but skinned elbow and sore knees. Plus first time I got accelerator pedal on I realized it was upside down and had to redo it. Ugh!
  37. kc1953

    Installed Abstract Ocean Performance Pedals-Be Sure to Watch Installation Video

    Abstract Ocean Performance pedals I installed on MYLR. Dresses up interior nicely.
  38. kc1953

    Installed Abstract Ocean Performance Pedals-Be Sure to Watch Installation Video

    I’ll take one and post later. I have sleeping puppy on my lap now.
  39. kc1953

    Installed Abstract Ocean Performance Pedals-Be Sure to Watch Installation Video

    Yesterday installed the Abstract Ocean performance pedals and they look great. But by not first watching installation video I made it much harder. You are supposed to warm the rubber backing up for 10 minutes to make it more pliable. I didn’t and turned an easy 3-5 minute install into a 40...
  40. kc1953

    Wipers on Auto

    I’ve had my MYLR for a bit over 3 weeks and about a week ago the wipers set to auto started coming on in dry sunny weather. I sprayed windshield but that didn’t help. I’ll try a thorough cleaning and see what happens.
  41. kc1953

    August Order Estimate Delivery

    Picked up car today at 1:30 pm. All is good. They fixed all the trim and hatch glass alignment issues and installed homelink. Homelink was a breeze to set up to sync with garage door. It works great and open/close touch point is conveniently located. I’m a happy Tesla owner now.
  42. kc1953

    Tesla's amateurish service lives up to its bad reputation

    When it comes to service, Tesla acts more like an extended warranty provider…their script calls for telling you nothing is wrong and hoping you get frustrated enough to give up, especially in case of new car warranty issues.
  43. kc1953

    Tesla's amateurish service lives up to its bad reputation

    After spending the day being frustrated that it is taking 3 days (maybe longer..the SC won’t commit) to fix a couple of door trim alignment issues and install homelink, I’ve concluded that it’s just the way it is with Tesla. If customer service was a priority for Elon Musk, there would be good...
  44. kc1953

    Tesla's amateurish service lives up to its bad reputation

    A tip up to 15% will use credit, anything more comes out of your credit card.
  45. kc1953

    August Order Estimate Delivery

    Well. Now the car will hopefully be ready by 4pm 1/20. They are working on installing the homelink now and downloading updated firmware to allow home link to work. Really? They probably won’t start on trim and glass alignment till late today or early tomorrow. So the car basically just got...
  46. kc1953

    August Order Estimate Delivery

    My EDD was 12/22-12/31 and I got vin on 12/23. Once I got vin my EDD tightened to 12/26-12/31, and on 12/24 I got a firm delivery date of 12/26, which is when I picked up car.
  47. kc1953

    August Order Estimate Delivery

    An update. Things went smoothly…at first! Drove in to sc at 9:30 am and parked car. Advisor came over and I reviewed with him the issues. He put blue tape in each of the trim alignment areas. He said he wasn’t sure if they could realign rear hatch glass and if it was out of spec they might have...
  48. kc1953

    August Order Estimate Delivery

    Heading into Berkeley Service Center this morning to correct some delivery door alignment and back hatch glass alignment isuues and install home link. I hope it turns out well. Order and delivery process was ok, so hoping service center experience is ok too. We shall see.
  49. kc1953

    Slacker Radio Access

    Since there is no XM option other than Bluetooth, I use Spotify Premium and TuneIn Premium and that pretty much cover the bases for streaming music and radio (my wife and I occassionally like music with real djs and want to be able to access sports and news, ergo the TuneIn subscription. What I...

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