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    AAA membership?

    AAA in SoCal has made it clear that (1) they won't tow Teslas - see Ryan Shaw's excellent YouTube channel where he discusses this in detail), and when I needed them, they (2) won't extricate a Tesla in soft dirt. We followed Tesla's navi to take a local road to a State Hwy, and the road became...
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    Quality difference between a 2018 and 2021 Model 3

    Sorry- I LIKE the chrome - it looks a bit more deluxe - the black reminds me of the el-cheapo GM cars back in the day- just a cost-saving move and frankly doesn't make the car look like the entry-level luxe car that it really is.
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    HVAC Cooling Performance Degraded

    Agreed- this problem has really manifested itself when I downloaded 2022.12.3.2. Very frustrating - the outside temp is "never" the same as inside the car (and where i live inside the car is always warmer - Long Beach CA). It was 21C/70F outside yesterday; the inside of the car was hot as...
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    AP/phantom braking.

    I've had a 2018 Model 3 with EAP, and believe me- when the radar was turned off the PB incidents increased exponentially - it is most definitely NOT safe (sorry Elon; this is an issue Tesla's going to be sued over when less experienced drivers overreact to these PB events). Frankly, I love the...
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    Audio drops out and audible clicking sound

    I have the same problem - when enjoying music (at an elevated volume), the audio will often drop for seconds at a time - then will turn back on (as if I'd only turned the volume to 0 and then back again quickly). Is it an overheating amp? Has anyone been able to get to the bottom of this issue...
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    Quiet Tire replacement recommendation

    This guy in Long Beach went metric decades ago. And Tesla's are designed in metric from what I can see too - Elon knows a good measurement system, as does 97% of the world's population.
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    Goodyear Assurance MaxLife tires

    I've got 10,000 km on the Nokian One tires thus far, and am quite impressed. Wear is almost non-existent, and wet weather traction is superior (it doesn't rain much where I live, but when it does? Hydroplane-CITY normally!). Highly recommended to this point. I've got the 18" tires.
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    Goodyear Assurance MaxLife tires

    I didn't go with them - I put on the Nokian One tires- they've got a 80,000 mile warranty - are VERY quiet - and are operating with an average of 153 wh/km - 20% better than the Continental DSW-06 I had previously.
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    Quiet Tire replacement recommendation

    Hi - I see they rated the Continental Pure Contact LS higher than the Nokian One - but my Conti's were not the Pure Contact LS.
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    Model 3 front suspension clunking

    With 127,000km on the car, hubby and I took a road trip to Julian, California the other day, and noticed a squeak - very loud and noticeable - coming from the right front of the car. A quick check on the 'net, and we found this discussion. I submitted a repair request via the app, and - I...
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    Quiet Tire replacement recommendation

    I recently installed Nokian One tires - with 1,000km on them, I can state the following: 1 - they are QUIET. Very much appreciated. 2 - they have low rolling resistance - my range has already improved. I was averaging 183 wh/km with my Continental DSW 06 tires; now it's at 155 wh/km since...
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    12 simple software updates Tesla could make to improve interface. How many do you want?

    I'd simply enjoy a means of changing font sizes, being able to drag/drop items, or choosing between a simple, modern, or "all the info that's fit to give" view! In addition- I really WANT SiriusXM. Elon, I'm sorry - but streaming satellite radio using my phone's data plan simply does not work in...

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