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    Great news for Tesla Model 3 owners with Pirelli PZEROs!

    Yikes!!! Yeah, that’s some bad luck right there. Sorry that happened.
  2. O

    Model 3 owner claims Car froze while driving, stuck at 83MPH

    Yes, but it did it violently. ;)
  3. O

    2017-2020 Model 3 recalled for trunk/rear camera issue

    Same here, when I was in for some work.
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    Any Tesla Forum Bros Here? - Checking in Update

    I came here from the Tesla forum, I think last year. I enjoyed it, but I have to say it’s been a blast here. Thanks for the write up. Always good to see the experiences and perspectives of others.
  5. O

    Model Year 2022 Refresh M3/MY

    Are the sizes exactly the same? If so, it doesn’t make sense for one to have different dimensions. Then again, uniformity of tire sizes probably isn’t a thing. Lol!
  6. O

    M3P VS BMW I4 M50

    One of the biggest benefits is the Tesla supercharger system. It is a deal breaker if you plan to even moderately travel. No one has come close, nor will in the foreseeable future.
  7. O

    Can I drive to the airport and leave my car with some company for them to rent it out?

    Lol! Maybe I put too much value on a car. But there is no way I could even enjoy myself while I’m away, imagining what’s happening with my car the entire time. No way!
  8. O

    Music Volume fades away …

    S’alright! You will be pleasantly surprised more and more, as you rack up the miles. Best car I’ve ever owned, by far.
  9. O

    Windshield Cracked within 2 hours on Delivery Day

    If there was a fault in the installation process I could see that occurring later, like after you picked it up. It does not look like an impact to me.
  10. O

    AAA membership?

    I have a Mercedes also that’s way out of warranty. So I’ve kept up the AAA Plus (100 mi tow) membership just in case.
  11. O

    Music Volume fades away …

    It’s been like that as long as I’ve had my car (3 1/2 yrs), no matter the music source.
  12. O

    Dash cam unavailable. Won't save video.

    I had been getting this problem also. But the last few updates seems to have either fixed, or seriously lessened the frequency of the events.
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    Funniest Tesla Question Thread

    I can top that. Just about a mile from my house, there was a business owner recently who had just taken delivery on his Plaid. He was so excited to show of off to his employees, he took 3 of them on lunch break, and had them take turns. A young employee promptly drove completely through a house...
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    Going to order a new Model 3 performance. Should I consider the long range AWD?

    I got the Performance back in 2018, and I haven’t spent a single moment regretting that decision. I’m sure I would have been regretting it had I gone the other way, and probably would have ended up trading for a P at some point anyway.
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    Price increase? [posted 06.16.2022]

    On the 2018 Performance, its rated range is NOT 310, it’s 299. Makes me wonder what else this comparison is wrong on.
  16. O

    To ceramic coat or not to ceramic coat?

    ^Same here, and still absolutely love it!
  17. O

    Model 3 seat upgrade?

    The pre cooling feature from the app makes ventilated seats a non-issue for me. One of the super cool features of Tesla ownership!
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    Benefits of HW3 v. HW2.5 besides FSD?

    Many more folks on the FSD beta. But I still think I did much better with EAP after 3 years. I don’t know when I plan to get rid of my car and get a new one, but I’d rather not have to pay full price for FSD again (now $12k!).
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    Cabin camera broken

    I read recently that Enhanced Auto Pilot (EAP) is going to become available again. Apparently, It’ll be roughly 1/2 of what FSD costs, but I can tell you it brings about 70-80% of the features that FSD currently gives. I’ve had EAP for about 3 years now, and think it’s a much better deal...
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    Warranty Coverage? Front Left Safety Restraint System Fault (RCM_a027)

    If it comes to it, there are Model 3 seats online you can order for way cheaper than that.
  21. O

    Tesla Theater blank screen

    Crazy. I just did this and it worked. Hadn’t worked previously for a few days. Thanks so much!
  22. O

    Model 3 performance ride quality

    Certainly your opinion — with which I don’t wholly disagree — but not he original subject matter. I was referring to the OP’s point, which was ride harshness. .
  23. O

    Model 3 performance ride quality

    I think the Model 3 Performance has a ride commensurate with its compatriots that do 0-60 in 3 seconds. Why anyone would expect this car‘s suspension to be “soft” is a mystery.
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    PSA about why you should NOT use auto lift trunk struts

    I wonder how frequent an issue this is? I have had both the front and rear trunks’ struts swapped out with the stronger struts over 3 years, and haven’t had a minute of issue with them. For the cheap (maybe $50 total?) price, it is such a convenience. I will definitely inspect both setups to...
  25. O

    2021 Model 3 LR broke down and wouldn’t drive

    Hey, I remember in the beginning, Elon was saying the cars can drive with only one drive unit. Has anyone experienced this?
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    Smelly stinky socks / mold in Model 3 AC

    Interesting. I’m in Florida also, and had the issue once (slight smell. Nothing big), for about a couple weeks if I remember correctly. I bought a package of the cleaner as well as the 2 filters, but Tesla did an update that changed the way the AC system acts after turning off the car. It all...
  27. O

    Model 3 Not drivable

    Awesome! Congrats to you. Must feel good getting all this over with.
  28. O

    Model 3 Acronyms list

    Me too. In fact, the more the merrier!
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    Pic of your Model 3.......RIGHT NOW! [model 3 pictures thread]

    If you don’t mind waiting a bit, there’s a $39 version available from Ali Express. I’ve heard some negative things about the company, so proceed with caution. But at the price, it seems worth it. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3256803918499153.html?
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    Long-range or Performance

    That last paragraph says it all! I don’t track, and don‘t plan to. But, all around, the P3D+ is hands down the best car I’ve ever owned. And I’ve owned some good cars over the years. I can still get close to rated range after 61,000 miles and 3 1/2 yrs if I drive conservatively enough, and...
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    Going from 2017 Model S to 2022 M3P, any downsides?

    I’ve had it very rarely, personally. Maybe 6 or 7 times since I’ve owned the car (3 1/2 years), and recent events haven’t changed that at all.
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    Better resale value: Model 3 LR or Performance?

    I think the Performance model is closer to 4 years on the market.
  33. O

    End of warranty question

    Funny. I’d think that’d be the reason they WOULD offer the coverage.
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    Sentry missed M3 trunk vandalism event

    People have gotten lucky, and been able to find a used trunk lid online in their color, and in great shape (no need to paint). I had that luck with my old Volvo that I sold when I got my Model 3. Had a crumpled fender, and was able to find one cleaply on eBay that I replaced myself in about 30...
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    Sentry missed M3 trunk vandalism event

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

    lots of choices out there for performance and other reasons. But for looks only, I’d say, hands down the factory (pre refreshed) 20s are the best I’ve seen yet on the Model 3. Drop dead gorgeous, and factory original. I had to have my (original silver) ones repaired for some scratches and other...
  37. O

    Any way to recover Dashcam footage after parking?

    It’s actually possible now to place the icon on the bottom of the screen so you can see it all the time.
  38. O

    Reduced charging rate because of overheating

    I had this issue for about a year. Tried a few things including replacing the breaker, re tightening the screws, and nothing helped. Then I replaced the outlet itself, and that worked.
  39. O

    Double Tap Park Autopark

    It’s also available on cars with Enhanced Auto Pilot (EAP).
  40. O

    Going from 2017 Model S to 2022 M3P, any downsides?

    I do like the nose of the S over the 3. But for me, in just about all the other aspects of the two, the 3 wins hands down, no question.
  41. O

    Powder Coating 19 inch sport wheels

    I had mine painted darker when I had it in, to repair some wheel scratches. I absolutely love the new look, and am so glad I decided to do the color change at the time.
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    Model 3 trunk accessory - Using the silver strip on model s but on the 3? Has anyone done this?

    I put this one on, almost at day one over 3 years ago, and absolutely love the look. For me, it wasn’t even about the Model S. I just thought it looked nice and understated. I ordered it from RPM Tesla, but on their website I don’t see it listed anymore. I believe it was around $29 at the time...
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    Going from 2017 Model S to 2022 M3P, any downsides?

    I’ve owned a lot of cars over the decades. Never cared for “floaty,” or “soft” suspensions. Heck, I have my 2- in. tires pumped up to 50 psi. To each his own, but the Model S is way too much of everything I don’t like in cars for me to even consider, even if prices were the same. Great to have...
  44. O

    Body Shop Broke My Rear Glass on My 2018 Model 3

    My car, along with many thousands, was made during the time when they still had the red for the top, but the newer, non red glass for the rear. It will definitely not ‘look funny.” My guess is that you’ll probably have that car 10 years and no one will even see it. I can’t tell you the last time...
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    M3 wireless charging?

    Sorry, wrong item posted. This was the actual item I purchased: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09RTS1GPL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BBRG9T983KMSEK8ZMG1P?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  46. O

    M3 wireless charging?

    I ordered and use this induction charger for behind the steering wheel. It claims 20w, which I haven’t verified. But I can tell you I‘ve done trips with the phone (iPhone 13 Pro Plus) being used the entire way on this charger, and my phone’s state of charge increases greatly...
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    UGH - The smell of it. [AC Smell]

    Me too, I guess. I’ve had my car 3 1/2 years, and 60,000 miles. I did have a 1 week period where I’d have a faint smell. I read up in the forums, saw the experiences that others were having and ordered a filter replacement and a container of the cleaner. That was over a year ago, and I never...
  48. O

    How far away does Homelink Activate?

    I back in 100% of the tine, with zero issues.
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    M3P VS BMW I4 M50

    Typically, in real world comparisons, people aren’t talking about driving over 100 mph when they talk acceleration. That’s why 0-60 numbers are more relevant. In that realm there are few cars in its class out there that are going to touch the Model 3 Performance, even to 100. I had such an...
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    Got a flat tire in Tijuana, Mexico

    That’s another thing. My original 20” Michelin PS4s lasted over 50,000 miles before I needed to change them.I don’t think they’re the typical OEMs that we’re used to.

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