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  1. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    When Elon sent that memo about how they should no longer prioritize getting cars out at EoQ "at all costs", because well, it was costing too much, I rejoiced. They could instead focus on building cars correctly, not quickly. It seems though that some of the managers are still in the EOQ rush...
  2. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I'd be interested to know how many plaids they've sold in total. There isn't a super large market for $150k cars and honestly I'm surprised it took them a whole year for supply to catch up to demand. A quick googling tells me that BMW sells about 500-1000 7 series a month, Mercedes sells about...
  3. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    That's odd as you really can't buy a Tesla for anything *other* than MSRP at time of order. Regardless, you don't want anything to do with a car that has "a problem", it's much better to wait a few more weeks and get something factory fresh. What I would do is show up at a service center, in...
  4. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Track mode is exclusive to the Plaid vs the LR (it's the least they could do), but they could've absolutely tried harder to differentiate. The P100D vs the 100D had even more differences, in that the the 100D only had "Chill" and "Normal" acceleration modes, vs the P100D's Chill/Sport/Ludicrous...
  5. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I did a Plaid launch yesterday (with battery preheat, Cheetah stance, the whole 9 yards..) with a friend from out of town, I don't often do them (due it not being a spontaneous thing, it requires a bit of setup), but damn if I don't say "holy *sugar* this was totally worth the extra $40k" every...
  6. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    One of two reasons: A) They're too busy (and somewhat disorganized) and haven't gotten around to it. B) They know damn well they said that early cars only needed wheels and tires but now know they need the brake upgrade and don't want to have to give away a few thousand carbon brake kits. I'm...
  7. DukeofURL

    Tesla Tequila Set 4/20

    I guess there's hope that mine will arrive soon-ish (perhaps in a week as it travels to the other coast).
  8. DukeofURL

    Tesla Tequila Set 4/20

    Anyone here get in on the 4/20 limited edition set ( Tesla Tequila Limited Edition Set )? The confirmation email says "expected to start shipping in May 2022", but in classic Tesla fashion it's quite past that with no other info... I expected it to be different as it's being handled entirely by...
  9. DukeofURL

    Importing USA Plaid to Europe

    Probably not. You can very likely change the SIM, but as stated earlier, Tesla will not help with that. There may also be coding (requiring root) that is required to get it to recognize the new SIM, but if you're lucky it would just be a simple swap. You will not be able to supercharge. The...
  10. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    You're likely to get more responses in the 'Mid-Atlantic' regional forum on TMC, but at the risk of being too off topic I will say that my friend got his Plaid X wrapped in Xpel Stealth by EuroTech Motorsports in Mahwah (for around half of the quoted prices I've seen in here). That was about...
  11. DukeofURL

    Transfer reservation to my cousin?

    Generally, they do not do transfers. You could, in theory, transfer your entire Tesla account to your cousin that the reservation is in, as long as you don't have any other cars on that account. They've been cracking down on other methods, though. You could try to ask an SA if you're friendly...
  12. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Looks good! I blacked out the T logo on mine as the chrome is nowhere else on the car and it looked out of place. It looks like it fits in much better now.
  13. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Retried, seems to be working well now. I guess it's just a bit too popular at the moment, haha
  14. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Yeah I got the same. Yesterday when I tried it I just got a "No subscriptions are available" error page. Sadly, I don't think they were *intending* to give away the manuals for free (even though they should). Charging for the toolbox software though, I do agree with that.
  15. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Oh I've been part of the party since spring of last year ;) To give you the short version, I ordered a 4680 Plaid on Battery Day, it was converted to Plaid+ when the now current Plaid came out, then when that was cancelled they told me I needed to pay $10k more for the Plaid than people who had...
  16. DukeofURL

    Elon: FSD Beta tweets

    I think I've done +/-65mph in a 55mph two-lane divided road (where people generally do 65-70) that wasn't considered a "limited access highway" despite looking like one, so it ran the beta stack as opposed to the highway one. Worked just fine. I will try to see how far it'll let me set it next...
  17. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Luckily in NJ, EVs are still not taxed! (Edit: it doesn't make up for our insane property taxes, haha)
  18. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I just sold my Y to AutoNation on Monday, they gave me $2500 more than Tesla. Gonna pick up another Y tomorrow (although it was supposed to be yesterday...) I shopped around, all the others were under Tesla by $2-7k, CarMax, Carvana, GimmeTheVIN, Vroom was the worst offer, and AutoTrader...
  19. DukeofURL

    Elon: FSD Beta tweets

    It's very exciting to get a peek at the cutting edge work they're doing, but I agree it's harsh to step back into the reality that we won't see it for 2-3 years. All in all, I like to know what I can expect (or at least hope for), and set a general level of expectation better than "3 months...
  20. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    If I had to guess, as soon as they announce active aero + track package 😁
  21. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    It could also be a supply chain issue, that was the issue that caused me to have to wait an extra couple of months to take delivery. With Tesla, it's probably a 50/50 whether its that or prioritization of higher priced orders.
  22. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Mine as well, honestly there's no reason for it to be missing. I think they just forgot to put it back in when they had the separate v11 UI on the v10 software base last year. Maybe someone here knows someone and can suggest to put that back on their Jira board for the next release? 😂
  23. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    The old adage in buying Teslas is to buy when you're completely happy with what's currently being sold, as-is, and then you can be pleasantly surprised when you get more than you bargained for (either through updates that happen while you're waiting for your EDD, paid retrofits, or software...
  24. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I saw the news about the screen tilting and had to come back to bask in the FOMO. Cheers to everyone getting the new hotness!
  25. DukeofURL

    Tesal App Notifications Gone!!!

    Unsure whether you have iPhone or Android (or if they're even different), but on iPhone you can go into the Tesla app, click on your picture/profile in the top right, then settings, and Notifications to make sure it's set correctly.
  26. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Not quite the most active (the Investors Roundtable thread has almost 17k pages, Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable), but it certainly is the most positive. I've hung out here while waiting for my car, then stayed due to the positivity, offering assistance...
  27. DukeofURL

    Plaid Radar Detector install with switched power

    You can always upload to YouTube (and make the video unlisted there if you wish) then post the URL in this thread.
  28. DukeofURL

    Plaid Radar Detector install with switched power

    Model S used to have a windshield coating I think back in 2016. If your car is newer than that, you shouldn't have an issue.
  29. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Supposedly they have been for a little while now, but it's not yet enabled still pending testing. Why testing has to be more than pressing the center and listening for the honk baffles me, though...
  30. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Hey @EndlessPlaid wanna go check it out the Cyber Rodeo for us?
  31. DukeofURL

    Plaid Radar Detector install with switched power

    Tried this last night - was able to pull the A pillar cover enough to slide the wire in it, but tugging on it relatively firmly I wasn't able to pop it off. Didn't want to break any connectors and cause rattles - how hard (and which direction) did you pull on it to pop it off? I'd like to be...
  32. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    In the past it was a problem due to the way CA taxes cars the way Best Buy taxes televisions, tax is paid at point of sale, vs other states that tax at point of registration. In some cases you can get credit for tax paid to another state, but in NJ they don't tax EVs, so you'd pay CA a hefty sum...
  33. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I learned of this when I did European Delivery with a BMW (you fly over to Germany, take possession of the car there legally and drive it around, then they ship it back as your car so it's not taxed/tariffed as an import). People obviously don't want to be told their brand new luxury car was...
  34. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    So it looks like some people were emailed and asked to RSVP and will receive a QR code to gain entry. I'm gonna downgrade this from "fairly good" to "somewhat possible", haha.
  35. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I'm thinking there's a fairly good chance they'll just say, day of, that anyone in the area is welcome to join (or at least the first 15,000 attendees to get there). That's why they haven't sent out invites yet (only save-the-dates to influencer types).
  36. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I had to get the Plaid out of principle because I never thought I'd be able to buy "the fastest production car in the world" (these were always 7-8 figure cars in the past...), but there's no arguing the LRs are much better bang for your buck all things considered. Now excuse me, I have to go...
  37. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Tbh Lucid is gonna eat Mercedes lunch here. RIP, haha.
  38. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Wow, the AMG is slower than the base S? Price aside, that's a huge miss. I get that Mercedes is luxury-focused but if you have two tiers that are base and performance (similar to Tesla, similar to most mfrs), you kinda want to align with your industry peers wouldn't you?
  39. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Looked like there was a cordon a pretty good distance away from the car, so aside from the stray punk kid who might duck under it, it looked pretty safe!
  40. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    That's amazing. I expect to see dashcam video posted of driving through the mall!!
  41. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    It's not terribly hard to wash around... to wrap? Not my job thankfully, hahaha. But yeah, I'm sure it helps lower the Cd... I wish it would help more with brake cooling, though.
  42. DukeofURL

    The catastrophe of FSD and erosion of trust in Tesla

    This post right here is the entire (recurring) FSD argument across all of TMC in a nutshell. There are two camps of people on TMC. Those who expect *sugar* to work in a vehicle 100% as described all the time, as this is a reasonable expectation for such an expensive purchase (that is intended to...
  43. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I was originally gonna do this, would be a big attention grabber... but decided that it would lead to a wee bit more attention from the boys in blue than I was interested in.
  44. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Tesla stopped the mad rush to pump delivery numbers around the end of last year, now they're supposedly focused on cost reduction (ref: Elon Musk tells Tesla employees to stop rushing to increase quarterly deliveries). With that in mind, there's no way in hell they'd leave an extra $20k of...
  45. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    If you're not going to post pics to this thread, could you please at least include a link to your new one?
  46. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    That's one of the most annoying ones. There's no technical reason it's missing, it's still there on my wife's Y, but they just forgot (or more likely didn't have the time) on the S refresh, and they haven't circled back to *finish* the UI.
  47. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Ahh, but the rumor is 03/2022 and after production cars have it. I'm sure theirs was produced earlier than that.
  48. DukeofURL

    Karpathy will come back? Or gone for good?

    Whereas I would say that he'd follow the previous people who have gone on sabbatical and decided not to return, this tweet directly from him makes me think he genuinely wants to return. The thing that drew him to Tesla was how widespread of a project AP/FSD was, when he says "robots" he's not...
  49. DukeofURL

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I have a car way before the date when there should be a screen behind there, but it looks the same as if there might be a screen behind it. If indeed there is to be one there, undoubtedly they had all of this planned. This way they can have a steady drip of FOMO, new things every 6-9 months...
  50. DukeofURL

    The catastrophe of FSD and erosion of trust in Tesla

    FSD beta's progress is very similar to AP2 back 5 years ago. Every release some things got better. Sometimes other things would get a little worse, then get better in a later release. Slowly but surely the performance increased to the point where it was relatively trustworthy on highways, and...

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