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    Unhappy with tesla trade in value - 2021

    Because Tesla doesn't want the car back. They are only interested in selling new ones.
  2. R

    M3P - Who switched from a (true) sports car?

    Nice writeup, you summed it up well. Sounds like you are addicted to cars, same here. The upcoming manual trans option in the 2023 Supra has me intrigued but then there is the new Nissan Z. 🤔
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    M3P - Who switched from a (true) sports car?

    I am still in a transition... I have a Model 3 but I also have a performance ICE based vehicle. The Model 3 does all the daily driving. It is quick, efficient, great tech, comfortable, etc. but for some enthusiasts it lacks a lot of engagement and any sort of visceral experience, if you like...
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    M3P - Who switched from a (true) sports car?

    I don't think that is accurate. If you search you will see reports of Hellcats running 7:51. The list here has the M3P at 9:00, which means a VW GTI is faster? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_N%C3%BCrburgring_Nordschleife_lap_times
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    M3P - Who switched from a (true) sports car?

    Supposedly the 2017 SRT Hellcat did a 7:51 around the ring stock. I would imagine the newer wide-body models with improved suspension, 305 rubber on all corners and the Redeye gets 797hp could put down an eve better time. They are heavy but the newer wide-body suspension handles the weight...
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    M3P - Who switched from a (true) sports car?

    I owned a C7 Corvette Grand Sport, Tesla M3P, Camaro ZL1 and a Miata ND. IMO, the Miata is the most fun to drive on the street. 2300lbs, top goes down and you can wind out the gears on the street without risking your license. ;) It is just tough to live with as your only car.
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    M3P - Who switched from a (true) sports car?

    I think there will always be a percentage of enthusiasts that will long for that visceral feel you can only get from a high performance ICE based vehicle. I hope manufacturers can find way to make EVs more engaging to drive but that doesn't seem to be the case so far. I am sure when Dodge...
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    Model Y 2021 Purchase

    It is annoying for sure but Homelink is starting to disappear from other manufacturers models as well. The trend is toward garage door openers that are WiFi enable so you can open them via an app on the phone or even use voice commands. Otherwise grab the trusty opener and clip it to the visor...
  9. R

    Summon Tesla hits park 3 Million Jet

    He did monitor it, right into a parked plane. I crash my RC cars as well, but the damage is much less. ;)
  10. R

    Lease ending in 1 year, looking to stay with Tesla. What is the prodecure?

    Yep, some leases are great, some not so great. No one had a crystal ball 3 years ago but in hindsight this is one car that was better to own since Tesla never allowed the buyer the option to buy the car at the end of the lease. FWIW, the resale value of my Tesla M3 Performance pretty much...
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    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    Agreed, if it is not included, make it an option when you order the car instead of stressing out all the new customers staring at an out of stock message at the Tesla online store and scrambling to find one.
  12. R

    Summon Tesla hits park 3 Million Jet

    I think they were using Smart Summon - aka RC Car Mode. ;)
  13. R

    Seems just a little insane -- Quickest Truck

    It is strange, we have found a way to make a vehicle faster but less fun and engaging. Since going fast in an EV is relatively easy, I think manufacturers are going to have to focus on other aspects of the driving experience to appeal to enthusiasts. Sound, handling, styling, weight...
  14. R

    FAQ support page still shows Cybertruck price as....

    It is now called the "FU" support page. ;)
  15. R

    Model 3 Performance feels slow?

    Yeah, the new GR86 seems like a pretty good value for having some fun on the street and low cost track fun. I am hearing good things about new Nissan Z. 400hp twin turbo, with a manual for under $50k sounds pretty good as well. The supply challenges really sap all the fun out of things right...
  16. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    Agreed, but in my experience this is not how Tesla rolls. You get an vague Tweet from Elon then you search forums like this until you see a long thread and look for a semi official communication from Tesla service advisor. You then head over to the Tesla Online Shop where 80% of items are out of...
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    Model 3 LR brakes power

    Remember the early braking issue where cars were taking 152ft and then OTA update brought it down to 122ft? The interesting thing is with EVs and regen braking there is a some fine tuning that can impact the performance beyond just the tires, pads and rotors.
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    Model 3 LR brakes power

    And if pull off the the aero covers on the 18"s you will reveal a pretty decent looking set of front brake calipers. ;)
  19. R

    2018 Model 3 bricks in the turn lane

    This makes more sense.
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    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    Yeah, lots of collaboration projects. The Supra is a BMW morph. The GR86 collab with with Subaru. How about Honda and GM building a sub $30k EV together? https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/05/gm-and-honda-to-partner-on-affordable-electric-vehicles.html
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    Model 3 Performance feels slow?

    I am not suggesting the M3P is a disaster by any means. The car handles extremely well for its weight. The exit out of the corner in the M3P thanks to the instant torque and AWD is fantastic. As it relates to track work though you do have to make it work like you said by finding...
  22. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    I hope they survive because if you have ever dealt with these smaller brands they tend to be a real pleasure. Mazda comes to mind. I have nothing but nice things to say about working with Mazda over the years.
  23. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    Yep, I see Ford and GM for that matter going all in on EV but it will take a while before you convert the F-150 farm owner from using dinosaur juice. ;) Most of the initial F-150 Lightening trucks will be for the city dwellers with extra disposable income. Until you can tow a boat/trailer...
  24. R

    2018 Model 3 bricks in the turn lane

    My 12v battery died but I was parked. This is disconcerting if this is how the car behaves while driving when a 12v battery dies. Did you still have power steering and boosted friction brakes?
  25. R

    Model 3 Performance feels slow?

    You are right, the limits of the high powered cars are impossible to reach on the street without risking jail time. The C8 on track was actually very good, I just find it a bit subdued. The mid engine layout forced GM to really insulate the engine/exhaust note from the cabin and it is only...
  26. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    I think it depends. If Toyota were to release an EV Tacoma pickup right now, I don't think many would hesitate since they have a long history of quality and reliability.
  27. R

    Model 3 Performance feels slow?

    Yeah, I would think all that instant torque would bode well on an Autocross course. The guys at the road courses complain that the Teslas overheat and can't finish a 20 minute session before needing a charge. They have a big diesel generator with all of them plugged in. Then you have the...
  28. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    You realize EVs still represent a small percentage of the overall market? Outside of Tesla Disneyland most people can’t afford an entry level Tesla starting at around $50k and the prices are only going up. We still have to solve charging for a large percentage of people who do not live in a...
  29. R

    Model 3 Performance feels slow?

    I had my Model 3 Performance after 2 years or so. I liked it but I started to miss the engagement and drama you get from performance based ICE vehicles. I am back in a Camaro ZL1, which destroys my Model 3 Performance in all areas except for 0-60mph. The hard AWD launch of the Tesla gets the...
  30. R

    Model 3 Performance feels slow?

    Dealers in my area will sell at MSRP but you have to wait 9-12 months for ordered C8s.
  31. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    Not comparing numbers. Compare the pent up demand. If Ford could produce 100k Mach Es then they would probably sell every one of them.
  32. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    People are also waiting for Corvettes, Tundras, GR86, Nissan Zs, Mach Es, Ford Lightning, Silverado EV, Hummer EVs, etc. and many are paying way over MSRP. Before the supply chain challenges you could order a Model 3 and have it in a week or so. I bought a 2019 SR+ and Model 3 Performance and...
  33. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    If it is no big deal then why not reduce the price of the car by $200 and say the Mobile Charger is no longer included?
  34. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    This is how Tesla works, you find out from a Tweet and then when you pick up your car it is missing the Homelink, charger, floor mats, frunk mat, USB cables, adapters, lumbar, radar, etc.
  35. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    My point is a lot of Tesla owners are "fans" of the vehicles and products and they are willing to tolerate more. Your typical buyer who is not an enthusiastic fan of the company would be annoyed. At some point when there is more EV competition it will cost them business. For now, Tesla can do...
  36. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    Exactly, if this is truly about low usage and supply chain challenges then make it optional and credit back the cost. Think of it this way, if Mobile Charger costs Tesla $100 and they produce 1M vehicles this year that is a cool $100M a year extra since they did not lower the price of the...
  37. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    Only Tesla can get away with this kind of stuff and maybe Apple because their products are very good and in high demand at the moment. 🤔 That said, if Ford or Chevrolet pulled such a thing with little to no communication, it would be an outrage. ;)
  38. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    I mean there are supply chain challenges with lot of components in auto industry but those other manufacturers list the feature being deleted on the window sticker along with a small credit and a commitment to provide the missing product/feature at a later date when available. Tesla has a...
  39. R

    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    I am not sure why you think so many go unused. Most new EV buyers I know have a NEMA 5-50 outlet installed and plan to use the a Mobile charger that is supposed to come with your $50k+ EV. I would wager that there are more Tesla vehicles being charged at home via these a mobile connectors than...
  40. R

    Ford Mustang Mach-E Prices Rise Significantly Due to Increased Material Costs

    The value proposition for EV is going in the wrong directly lately with all these price increases. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/ford-mustang-mach-e-prices-rise-significantly-due-to-increased-material-costs/ar-AAWjbB0?li=BBnb7Kz
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    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    Imagine opening your new laptop and realizing it didn't come with a power brick to charge it. 🤔 With all the recent price increases Tesla should be able to absorb the $100 for the Mobile Connector.
  42. R

    Another price increase tonight [04/06/2022]

    True, although this may be the first Corolla that is actually fun to drive. 300hp, AWD with a manual. ;)
  43. R

    Another price increase tonight [04/06/2022]

    Dang, I should see what my SR+ is worth now. In 2019 it was $39,990, after the $3,750 tax credit we only paid $36,240. Some folks were buying SRs off menu for $35k less the $3,750 tax credit, $31,250. I went for the SR+ for the included Autopilot, heated seats, fog lights and 20 miles of extra...
  44. R

    The success of FSD and my increase for trust in Tesla

    Valid point. A couple years ago I had someone stop me in a parking lot and ask me about my Tesla experience and he right away started saying he wanted to get one so he could go out drinking and have the car drive him home. He was dead serious. I was like, no dude, it is not at that level yet...
  45. R

    The success of FSD and my increase for trust in Tesla

    Let's hope FSD users are not too "relaxed" when using FSD or they may kill someone and blame it on the FSD system. ;)
  46. R

    Dead Polestar 2 at Enterprise Rent-A-Car

    Exactly, I get surface rust on my rotors immediately after a wash.
  47. R

    Can I cancel my FSD without penalty?

    With the prices of raw materials lately, maybe even more $$$.

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