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    2021 Model 3 Steering Column Side to Side Movement

    Having the same issue on my M3 2021 (delivered on Dec 27 2021) - excessive side to side movement and a knocking sensation when making sharp turns. It took me multiple attempts and even a service center change for Tesla to acknowledge this as an abnormal issue and now my new SC has ordered the a...
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    Buying a used FSD car from Tesla, first hand experience

    your experience makes me regret a little less that I didn't buy a used Tesla (I bought a new one and had a bunch of other issues). But it adds to my "WTF, you are seriously trying to make a fool of your customers and have no respect for them" notion.
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    Deep Blue Metallic Help

    when it's dark/cloudy it definitely looks more like a navy blue. In really bright light (sun or artificial) it looks a bit like a mix of royal and navy. I just took delivery of a white/white 2021 Model 3 and honestly in hindsight I feel like I should've gotten blue/white. The blue is extremely...
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    Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    The 15 miles thing is just a placeholder for the new cars afaik. Mine said this as well, but in reality the car only had 12 miles or so.
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    Best wheel for handling on M3 2021 LR (18 vs 19" vs 19" aftermarket)

    should I maybe just get the Pilot Sport 4S (summer)? Note I'm in Northern California. While there's the occasional trip to Tahoe skiing, this happens just once a year or so and in which case we just use my friends' car instead. Bit worried about the range hit with the Pilot Sport All Seasons...
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    Best wheel for handling on M3 2021 LR (18 vs 19" vs 19" aftermarket)

    I have the OEM 18" Michelin MXM4s. The other vehicle I drove back-to-back had the OEM 19"s (Conti ProContact I suppose?). Thanks for all your thoughts. I gotta say I'm surprised that tires can make such a difference in steering feel even at mild speeds, but I guess that means I need to upgrade...
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    Best wheel for handling on M3 2021 LR (18 vs 19" vs 19" aftermarket)

    Hey folks, so I got my 2021 M3 LR 18" a few days ago, unfortunately with a ton of quality issues (Master thread: Delivery issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / problems etc)). One thing that also bothers me a bit is that the handling or steering specifically isn't really to my liking...
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    Delivery / Service Issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / Service problems etc)

    Many of us, incl. me would probably better been off with rejecting our cars at delivery, but I believe there is a psychological component and unfamiliarity with the process consequences of rejecting a car for most first time tesla buyers. Generally speaking, while this is not my first car, it...
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    Delivery / Service Issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / Service problems etc)

    I was wondering how you'd reject delivery at this point, but just realized you are in UK which still has the 7-day return policy, right?
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    Delivery / Service Issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / Service problems etc)

    part 2 video of my tesla journey is out: . Learned a lot about youtube authoring yesterday lol.
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    Delivery / Service Issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / Service problems etc)

    quick update from my side: I actually went back to the fremont factory showroom to look again on whether I just got "unlucky" or if this is a persistent issue. And honestly none of the cars was perfect. I went from car to car (10-15 cars) and just found again and again the same issues that...
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    Delivery / Service Issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / Service problems etc)

    I initially made an appointment for just the door issue which was for mobile service on Dec 30. Then I added a bunch of more issues and it force-switched me from a mobile to a SC appointment on Jan 6. I then regularly checked (via the app) if there is an earlier time and eventually was able to...
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    Delivery / Service Issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / Service problems etc)

    Update: had mobile service come out to me today. The main intention of the service was to document (pics etc) all the issues ahead of my upcoming SC appointment, so that they can schedule appropriate time and order parts if necessary. The mobile service fixed the door closing issue on the spot...
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    Delivery / Service Issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / Service problems etc)

    OP of the quality issue video here: Why Good question. In hindsight I definately should've. The reason why I didn't do it that day were multi-fold: - I didn't have a car for weeks (previously had a BMW lease which I had to returned) and really were in need of one - a lot of cars at the...
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    Delivery / Service Issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / Service problems etc)

    Hi folks, took delivery of my Model 3 a few days ago and found a number of quality issues with it, some after delivery. Just wanted to share in detail what I found so far. Lemme know what you found :)
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    Delivery / Service Issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / Service problems etc)

    I picked up my 2021 M3 in Fremont on Saturday and noticed a lot of the M3s standing around (probably the majority) had this issue too to varying degrees. Mine fortunately didn't really have that issue, although my passenger door is messed up in other ways (trim doesn't align between rear to...
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    New Model 3 Sport wheels

    just popped the covers on my 2021 18" wheels. I like the bare 18" 2021 wheels a lot better than the 19" 2021 wheels.
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    just for reference, here's my car with the aero covers popped. The 18" underneath actually look pretty awesome in person imo. I also think the 2021" 18" look better than the 2020 18" rims and a LOT better than the 2021 19" ones. Also attaching a pic of a red M3 with the 2021 19" ones.
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    New Model 3 Sport wheels

    picked up my 2021 M3 LR with 18" in white/white today. During the monthly long wait I was anxious whether I should've went with the 19"-ones, but I'm now glad I didn't. During pickup I was able to see M3 in almost all configs and I really didn't like the 2021 19" wheels on any of the cars. I...
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    Took delivery today at the Fremont Factory delivery center of a Model 3 white/white 18" with FSD. Car has the new headlights as expected. Altogether the cars panel gaps etc. were pretty good (at least for tesla standards), Interestingly the panel gap where the A pillar meets the door was really...
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    VIN just showed up in my account! It's a 876xxx. I'm optimistic it has the new headlights . Delivery is planned for 26/12.
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    why didn't you request pickup in Colma/Serra monte SC? It's close to SF.
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    received this text message today. Also my account shows now a delivery day (12/26), interestingly delivery appointment is at 2AM, LOL, aka after midnight delivery. Ordered 10/20 white/white LR w/ FSD. Delivery in South Bay, CA. Actually wanted to do pickup in Colma SC, but they switched me to...
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    just called tesla. Last info was 2 weeks ago from my SA that my estimated delivery is 26th Dec. Now tesla on the phone said it's more likely 29th/30th. wth... I ordered 10/20 LR white/white, in Bay Area. If I'd new from the beginning this would take that long and they'd blow multiple times past...
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    which configuration?
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    exactly in the same boat. My SA responded about a week ago to my inquiry with an estimated delivery of 26th Dec, but no VIN or other information since then. Hope it stays on 26th at least. Ordered 10/20, Bay Area, Pickup Fremont
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    did you pickup in Colma? I ordered 10/20, so earlier than you and chose Colma as delivery center but then later they switched me to Fremont. Still no VIN...
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    ugh, I ordered 10/20, LR white/white. Just texted my SA and asked if he has a current estimate, and he said the current estimate is 12/26, which is super late and later than all the estimates it previously showed in my account... Not happy. Thinking about asking if he can match me with an...
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    New Model 3 Sport wheels

    looks nice, how much did you pay for the wheel powder coat?
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    same here too. Ordered 10/20, Santa Clara, CA. Used to show Today-Dec 23. I hope this is a good sign... I really want the car any day now lol.
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    Best wheel for handling on M3 2021 LR (18 vs 19" vs 19" aftermarket)

    you can definitely still remove the aero covers and the 18" 2021 wheels underneath look even marginally better / sharper than the previous 2020 wheels. The 18" come as Michelin MXM4 in tesla specific T1 spec. The 19" are Continental ProContact RX in tesla specific T0 spec.
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    are you picking up in fremont? I ordered 20 Oct and haven't heard from tesla in a while. Last message was 2-3 weeks ago that they force migrated my pickup from Serramonte SC to Fremont factory.
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    Best wheel for handling on M3 2021 LR (18 vs 19" vs 19" aftermarket)

    oh cool. I just couldn't find them anywhere - do you have link or shop name which has them?
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    Best wheel for handling on M3 2021 LR (18 vs 19" vs 19" aftermarket)

    ok, thanks for all the suggestions! I think I will keep my order with the 18" Aeros, drive them a bit and see how it feels, and if I don't like 'em enough swap the tires for Michelin Pilot Sport 4 T0. Will probably not go for 4S, since they seem to be not available as Tesla T0 spec in 18" size...
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    Best wheel for handling on M3 2021 LR (18 vs 19" vs 19" aftermarket)

    Hi folks. I have a M3 2021 LR with the 18" Aeros on order which will probably get delivered in the next 2-3 weeks (bay area) and debating to switch to the 19" sport wheels. I normally would've ordered the 19" ones but the new design just seems kinda ugly, so I went with the 18". I previously...
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    really curious on how the new sport wheels look powder coated. I currently have the 18" on my order since I cannot stand the stock look of the new sport wheels, but if they look a lot better powder coated I'd update my order. Really looking forward for your pics.
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    Blind Spot [I want a chime for blind spot warning]

    my previous bmw 4 series had an awesome blind spot warning system. The mirrors had an LED to indicate if there's a car on your side. If you also set the blinkers in that direction while a car is next to you, the LEDs would flash and the steering wheel would subtly vibrate. No annoying audible...
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    yupee! Delivery estimate got updated to: November 25 - December 02 today. Bay Area (CA) delivery with pickup at Serramonte SC. Original order date: 20 Oct. Hopefully this is true, I'm currently car-less and can use it ASAP :).
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    Tesla loan comparison spreadsheet - auto updates hourly

    here's my journey: specs: - M3 with a bunch of options: total ~63k incl. tax in CA desired loan: 10k down, 36 months 1. applied through tesla website - offer from wells fargo at 2.49% 2. applied at SFCU - 4.49% (wtf?) 3. wrote tesla if they can try again via chase since I saw rates of 2.19%...
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    spoke to tesla via email and asked if they can get a better rate with chase. Also did loan application with SFCU. Here's what I got: SFCU: 4.49% (seriously wtf?) Chase: 2.04% Obviously will go with chase :)
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    I just went through the tesla finance process and got approved for 2.49% via wells fargo 36 months, 10k down. Kinda disappointed it's exactly the 2.49% - was hoping for less. I asked tesla to try again with chase and will also speak to SFCU.
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    Buy used M3 2019 from Tesla and save $10k or new M3 2021?

    yeah I unfortunately don't qualify for the $2k CA rebate since there some eligibility restrictions. That said there's indeed some 800$ discount offered by PG&E I think.
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    Buy used M3 2019 from Tesla and save $10k or new M3 2021?

    small update - apparently someone else was faster than me and just bought the car 3 hours ago lol - this was the vin btw: TeslaCPO.io - Search Tesla's Vehicle Inventory . Anyways - not a big deal for me as I kinda have budgeted already for a new one, but thanks for all your suggestions!
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    Just got a "build date" for my refresh from SA

    what model did you order?
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    yeah it happens as far as I read in some threads here. Also Tesla apparently usually can match any rate from other lendors. So if you get the 1.49% in writing from SFCU you may get Tesla to match it (altho not sure what loan through Tesla has as advantage, except for the convience, which one...
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    Buy used M3 2019 from Tesla and save $10k or new M3 2021?

    Would've happily paid $100 deposit but unfortunately they have increase the deposit on used models to $500 :/
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    Buy used M3 2019 from Tesla and save $10k or new M3 2021?

    Wait, so can you ask them to drop it and then they'd reduce the cars price another $10k? That sounds almost too good to be true.
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    Buy used M3 2019 from Tesla and save $10k or new M3 2021?

    I actually want the FSD and would get it either way (new or used) so that's not really a consideration.

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