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  1. skitown

    Major 2021 Model X refresh pending [Update: Unveiled January 27, 2021]

    LOL. I got a disagree for my post.
  2. skitown

    Major 2021 Model X refresh pending [Update: Unveiled January 27, 2021]

    In a more rural setting they are also a liability IMO. You can't put a roof rack on them for a ski box, or bikes or anything a normal SUV can do. Plus they make you look like a rich city person, when all most people who own Teslas in rural areas want to do is blend in and drive a capable...
  3. skitown

    Ideas for Making Keycard Key-Sized

    Why not just put the card on a lanyard and wear it around your neck under your wetsuit?
  4. skitown

    Hack to keep autopilot engaged

    Yep. Just raise/lower the volume one notch to tell it you’re still alive.
  5. skitown

    V2grid (Vehicle to Grid) and Tesla

    100% this. ^
  6. skitown

    Where are the PUP Winter Tire sets from Tesla?!

    Agreed. FWIW, I'd recommend calling your service center to get a quote for bare wheels and TPMS. We've purchased them this way in the past for our Model 3. Probably less expensive to buy takeoffs from someone on Ebay though. We heard a rumor from a service person that the winter wheel sets...
  7. skitown

    So camping mode is useless.

    Yeah it really would be nice to control this feature with the app.
  8. skitown

    3 to a Y...back to a 3?

    Seems like fishing around for a trade with someone who has a Model 3 and wants a Y could be a win for both parties. Probably lots of those folks out there.
  9. skitown

    Model X redesign: What's the chance of it having no FWDs?

    They are why I haven’t bought one to date. The inability to put a roof rack on it for skis, bikes or a roof box takes a lot of the utility out of the SUV. But I fully respect it as a people hauler.
  10. skitown

    Video: Model Y on Arctic Ice

    They are Nokians. Kinda lame Tesla is testing with these when they only offer the brand Pirelli as their winter wheel sets as OEM.
  11. skitown

    Tesla BEV Competition Developments

    I wouldn't have called the Chief Engineer a "driver / representative" if I'd seen her title. I'll retreat to my hole. Should have watched it thoroughly before commenting.
  12. skitown

    Tesla BEV Competition Developments

    I scrubbed through it once it started reminding me of the cheesy Chevy commercials these days bragging about their awards; and with contrived commentary, so I had no idea she was the F150 Chief Engineer. That's cool. Regardless, I don't recall Ford trotting out their engineers to talk about...
  13. skitown

    Tesla BEV Competition Developments

    Why do you suppose Ford - a self-described "big, tough macho, American truck company, who makes work trucks aimed at hardworking dudes" used an Asian female for the driver / representative in this ad? It seems very out of character and contrived to me. They almost always just use the...
  14. skitown

    Referral Code in Boise, ID area

    Hi MaxPowers, I just PMd you with a reply. Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.
  15. skitown

    This Can't be good... screen issues with 2019.8.4

    Our Mobile Tech says it’s a known firmware bug. Reboot while driving clears it. I would expect a fix in the next release.
  16. skitown

    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    Seems like more WAG than SWAG.
  17. skitown

    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    Still imminent?
  18. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Willful ignorance is for sure a thing. We've evolved to be very afraid of upsetting our "tribe" as that meant banishment and sure death at one point in history.
  19. skitown

    Tesla Semi

    Let's find out if this thing will fit in my garage..... Thank You We have received your Tesla Semi inquiry and a Tesla representative will contact you with more information soon.
  20. skitown

    Tesla Semi

    Damn favorable economics! Proof I can't afford not to get one.:D #gobrokesavingmoney
  21. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    What percentage of surface streets in congested areas (cities) is reserved for street parking - and people trying to park? Put this in the "plus column" for reduced congestion.
  22. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Running costs and ability to charge themselves theoretically. If driving an EV 10K miles a year results in a ~$1K fuel savings alone, maximize that and look at the savings. An FSD EV roving around all hours of the day/night in the Tesla Network could easily save $10K a year in fuel alone...
  23. skitown

    S to Porsche Taycan

    This fact scares the hell out of me, and the heads of traditional manufacturers too. (Albeit only in boardroom whispers...) The Osborne Effect On The Auto Industry | CleanTechnica
  24. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    At this point, I'm operating under the assumption there is no backlog. It wouldn't change my investment thesis. My family ended up buying two AWD Model 3s ASAP, vs. waiting for the SR like we originally planned years ago. Hell, we actually bought two CPO Model S's two years ago because life is...
  25. skitown

    S to Porsche Taycan

    My friend who loves Porches and Jaguars just went to put in a reservation for a Taycan. The dealer talked him into driving home in a a new Macan instead. Now he owns two. I find this telling.
  26. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Don’t follow this logic. They show the longest lead times for presumably the lowest margin Model 3. (Standard Range 6-8 weeks). SR+ Is 2-4 weeks. And all the higher end variants are 2 weeks. This makes sense to me and tells me they are pushing the higher margin variants harder first, as they...
  27. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    OT And then there's that other company of his that's clearly lost its way. /s SpaceX on Twitter
  28. skitown

    Early drive unit milling noise FIX

    Very cool, thanks for sharing this project!
  29. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    OT Agreed. Used to be my #1 read. Had to quit cold turkey when Fred started abusing his platform (IMO) to ask for a refund.
  30. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I was there that night. Got to high five Elon when he told everyone to jump the barriers. Will never forget that. Pretty magical.
  31. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Yeah maybe. I would buy a longer range X immediately if one came out to try and solve for long distance travel since the SCs in these rural areas seem to keep getting pushed out further into the future. But more range isn't what I'm asking for in my comment. I'm just asking for the US to be...
  32. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Or Idaho. Maybe I need to be a squeakier wheel. I'd sure like to see the US's large, rural states with enough SuperChargers so I can easily go where I want to go in one of my two Teslas. I just had to take our old Honda Element to go on a ski vacation. The mission of even solving for long...
  33. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Definitely shouldn't have to use an app, but I could see people wanting to have the app on their phone even without owning a Tesla product yet. I have a recent college graduate friend who is saving for a Model 3. "MTT" he calls it. "Months Till Tesla.". These types would love to be part of...
  34. skitown

    For those that own a Model S Ludicrous without breaking the bank, what is you total comp or job?

    No, because financial discipline allowed me to escape a life in corporate America that I didn't enjoy and move to a resort town when I was in my mid 30s. I bought myself freedom first. Then Teslas. But hey, life is about priorities. You should do what will truly make you happy in the short...
  35. skitown

    Random thoughts after driving my wife's (pretty nice) ICE vehicle for the first time in a while:

    Yes, I'm sure that Andrej Karpathy's team is intensely focused on Fart App 2. /s
  36. skitown

    For those that own a Model S Ludicrous without breaking the bank, what is you total comp or job?

    The smartest thing I ever did in my first job out of college was to listen to an older coworker who advised me to take advantage of my company’s saving and stock purchase plans vs buying a bunch of toys with my new income. I took his advice and made saving a life habit. It’s served me very...
  37. skitown

    Model 3 Performance tires not rated for temp below 20 F ?

    To each his own. My ‘13 WRX was on a fair bit of gravel/dirt roads in the Summer when I owned it and the summer tires just didn’t fit my use case. And our Summers are short. Despite that I kept them. Only had the car for a couple years before buying my first Model S. We aren’t known for our...
  38. skitown

    People who went from an S to a 3, how do you feel about it?

    I own both too. (2015 85D and AWD Model 3). For our use cases, the only thing I like about the S better right now is the increased utility of having a hatchback for our dog and the smart air suspension for deep snow when our roads are unplowed. But I've always gravitated towards smaller, more...
  39. skitown

    Model 3 Performance tires not rated for temp below 20 F ?

    Seems par for the course. My last Subaru WRX came with summer tires on it standard. I inquired about getting it with all seasons instead as that seemed more sensible to me. No luck.
  40. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    There's a joke in here about the Volt being buried, I think.
  41. skitown

    Winter Driver: Extremely hazardous

    +1 on the Gummi Pflege here in ski country. Wish I'd known about it when my Subaru door seals were tearing off my doors sticking to the frozen car frame years ago.
  42. skitown

    Random thoughts after driving my wife's (pretty nice) ICE vehicle for the first time in a while:

    My guess would be, "priorities." Once another company has the vast majority of things Tesla has deemed most important (I won't list them), then I'll start to feel the same way.
  43. skitown

    M3P FANTASTIC in the Snow!

    I live in a ski town and we have had a huge winter. AWD Model 3 in snow with Nokian Hakkas is the most fun I’ve had. It’s amazing IMO. Far more fun and competent than a 2013 Subaru WRX, for example. I also own an AWD Model S which is even more stable than the 3, but not as playful...
  44. skitown

    Annoying little issues

    I’ve owned a 2013 S, 2015 S, and a 2018 Model 3. I agree the Model 3 stalk reminds me of BMWs. I’ve not heard any complaints from people in my family about their experience with the Model 3 stalks so these reports of people really hating them do make me wonder how many are simply defective...
  45. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    FWIW - we had a couple Model 3 reservations as I was hedging that perhaps one could be rolled over into a Model Y. After we got our Model 3, I decided to cancel the 2nd Model 3 reservation and the refund was nearly immediate. Not sure of exact timing, but like a couple days or something. I...
  46. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I’ve not seen the $50k figure specifically quoted before. Would love to see that source and have it at my disposal for friendly convos if you could provide a link. Thanks.
  47. skitown

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Get the 3 also already! :) It’s awesome. We have an 85D as well and live ~8 hours from the nearest Service Center. Join me in my Tesla insanity. o_O

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