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    Looking for recommendations: Tow Hitch installation in Los Angeles

    Hello everyone! I tried the search functionality and could not find a similar topic. I am looking for recommendations for: a. Tow Hitch for my Model 3 (and S if anyone has experience on this as well) b. Tow Hitch installer in the Los Angeles Area c. A bike rack that can accommodate the...
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    Soon to be first time parent - Help with car seat!

    Good to know! The seats look so squished I am genuinely concerned with long term damage
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    Soon to be first time parent - Help with car seat!

    Appreciate the kind words! :) As a doctor, I am comfortable taking care of adult humans. A child (especially your own) is a much more daunting and scary task (16+ years of school and I am back to reading "baby manuals" and watching youtube videos) :D:)
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    Soon to be first time parent - Help with car seat!

    Thank you! Ordering one each for the S and 3 just in case!
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    Soon to be first time parent - Help with car seat!

    Thank you and good to know! Cybex was one of the top 4 brands we were looking at for different systems (the other being Uppababy, Mockingbird and Nuna)
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    Soon to be first time parent - Help with car seat!

    Thanks! We looked at the uppababy line as well. While we decided on the Nuna car seat, we got the Uppababy Vista stroller. Good to know about that there is no long term damage with the padded seat cover!
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    Soon to be first time parent - Help with car seat!

    Thank you! I was thinking of getting an extra base for the 3 as well (vs. using the seatbelt method). The vegan leather of the 3 did make it a lot easier to install the latch system. It was way tighter with the S.
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    Soon to be first time parent - Help with car seat!

    Thank you! Good idea about the cover. will look into it!
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    Soon to be first time parent - Help with car seat!

    Hi all! New to parenting and the world of car seats. Baby is due in April and prepping the car and house for the new addition. After reading a LOT of reviews, wife and I settled for a Nuna Pipa Rx (got the Rx vs. the Light due to it being ok with air travel). Got it this week and tried...
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    Model 3 Tint (pictures?)

    Can you show some pics of yours? I live in LA and interested in 30 on windows as well. Where did you get them done (and do you recommend them?)
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    Got a FSD / HW3 retrofit alert 1 week post-delivery!

    Thank you! I had the MCU2 upgrade in my Model S last year. Wiped every single setting (driver profiles, homelink, GPS, etc). Not complaining since I love the added features of the MCU2. ;)I was one of the first few to get it so I am chalking it up to being an early adopter. Hopefully they...
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    Got a FSD / HW3 retrofit alert 1 week post-delivery!

    That was fast! I took delivery of my new (to me) Model 3 last Saturday. I got this message today, and scheduled via the app for Sunday! I made an appointment for the Model S as well for the dreaded rear light fog issue (had the driver side replaced last time, now the passenger side is fogged...
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    Model 3 Delivered Yesterday - Amazing experience!

    Unfortunately, no heated steering wheel. Fortunately, I live in Los Angeles and our "cold winter" is in the high 40's at the lowest ;)
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    Model 3 Delivered Yesterday - Amazing experience!

    Thank you!! So far so good! Changed the included wireless charger to a 3rd party that accepts horizontal charging (my phone does not fit vertically) and formatted an SSD for sentry/dashcam. Really nice car!
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    Model 3 Delivered Yesterday - Amazing experience!

    Thank you! Used it for the first time today in my daily 100 mile commute. Really nice commuter car! Will be racking up a lot of miles in no time!
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    Is This a Good Deal?

    It depends on if it has AP or FSD. Is it from the used Tesla Inventory? Those in the used tesla inventory will have FSD and all the software add-ons included in the price (at least as of last week when I ordered mine). If it has FSD, it is a great price and about 2-4k less than comparable in...
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    Model 3 Delivered Yesterday - Amazing experience!

    I had my new (to me ;)) Model 3 delivered to my local delivery center in Marina Del Rey California. Overall, amazing and simple experience! It was very different from when I had my first Tesla (Model S) delivered a few years back. Process - Simple, straightforward, easy communication. Logged...
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    Help needed with large phone and wireless charging

    Thank you! iPhone 12 Pro Max is 6.33 inches long (about 0.7 inches shorter than the V60). If it just fits, Nomad might not be the right choice for me.
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    Help needed with large phone and wireless charging

    Hello! I am picking up my LR Model 3 this coming Friday (YAY!:)) and looking at some needed accessories before purchase. From what I am reading the top 3 options are (a) Jeda, (b) TAPTES, and (c) Nomad. My concern is my cell phone is fairly large (LG V60 ThinQ Dual Screen). The phone...
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    First Post in Model 3 Forums - Just placed an order and need help!

    Thank you! I browsed through this and very helpful!
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    First Post in Model 3 Forums - Just placed an order and need help!

    Thank you! I reached out to the Finance team and they were able to get me back to the 3.49% rate. Took 1 phone call and 1 email. I am also looking but my credit union is offering the same rate 3.49% for 72 months. My bank (Chase) offers lower rates but only via their partner car dealers...
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    First Post in Model 3 Forums - Just placed an order and need help!

    Good Evening! Long time lurker and first time poster in this part of the forum! I have had an MS for going on 4 years now, which is my wife's daily driver. I was planning on waiting for a Cybertruck before getting another Tesla, but the pandemic happened a new member of the family is due to...
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    Upgrading from LR 3 to S 75

    100% agree. Not sure why there are a lot of suggestions to buy private party vs. Tesla themselves. Tesla prices (with included FSD and warranty) are much more competitive than most private party. The only real difference is that zero used Tesla's in their inventory will have free lifetime...
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    Ready for a Second MS - need help specs

    Need some of the group's experience decoding some terminology from TeslaCPO.i On the below, what are the terms 1. CH05 2. FMP6 3. LT5C 4. TIG4 5. APH3 (I am assuming this has had the AP HW3 retrofit?) 6. FR04 7. S32C Really appreciate any input! If I missed the terminology section in the...
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    Upgrading from LR 3 to S 75

    This is correct. I just spoke with a Tesla Rep yesterday and confirmed that all USED cars on their website with HW 2.0 and above will have FSD included in price.
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    Ready for a Second MS - need help specs

    Thank you! This is really helpful. I am down to my final 3 options (all within 2-3k of each other) 1. 75 AP2.5 2. 75D AP2 3. 90D AP2 Range is king, but last time I was researching, it seems a lot of people were having problems with the original 90 pack of the 16 MS'
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    Ready for a Second MS - need help specs

    Good Evening! I've been a happy AP1 - MS85 owner going on 4 years now (it's my wife's daily). Got the MCU2 retrofit and car is just like new! Have a CT on preorder and was going to wait but a new member of the family is coming this April and need a 4 seater to replace my daily (2 seat...
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    TOU plans make a world of difference!

    Southern California Edison (SCE) has always been my Electric Company. Was there a different one before?
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    TOU plans make a world of difference!

    Yep. We are at home starting around 6-7pm. Super off-peak does not really start until 10pm. Also, our SoCal winters have been unbearably cold (for SoCal standards) and we have been forced to use electric space heaters :) From month to month, we have gone down in the fall since we did not have...
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    TOU plans make a world of difference!

    I think you cannot go Solar without getting TOU first. I have my Solar appointment Feb 24. and feeling nervous too. The initial quote from Tesla was a monthly payment of $150 for panels and powerwall for 20 years.
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    TOU plans make a world of difference!

    This was from last month:
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    TOU plans make a world of difference!

    True. Summer is a bit more expensive - but the price increase is in line with other plans. The silver lining is that since Los Angeles home prices are through the roof, my "fixer upper" does not yet have AC. So I will be saving some electricity there ;):)
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    TOU plans make a world of difference!

    I first got my Model S in November 2018, I did not immediately switch to a TOU plan. This was a HUGE mistake. It has made a world of difference to my bill. This cycle was the first with the TOU and it dropped my bill from $248.87 to 95.86. I am sharing for new owners that haven't yet changed...
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    Model S + Coachella Music Festival Camping

    I should clarify for my usage. We only use the seat heaters vs. having the AC full blast (one of the benefits of living in SoCal winters).
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    Model S + Coachella Music Festival Camping

    Good to know! I usually go bouldering in Joshua Tree and remember the sweltering heat. Also, last time I went to Coachella (7 years ago), it was brutally hot. This is good news as Heat takes less power than AC.
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    Model S + Coachella Music Festival Camping

    This will be our first year with the Model S and Coachella together. Looking to take advantage of "camping mode" on the car. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with taking their S into Coachella for the entire weekend. I have a MS 85. My biggest hesitation is that as per Coachella...
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    Model X concerns from a Model S owner

    Happy to help. I wouldn't want you to also say "A big part of my paycheck goes to my X (and my Ex)."
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    Model X concerns from a Model S owner

    I took delivery of my "new to me" Model S 85 (fully loaded with only 20k miles) November 2018. Before this, we test drove the Model X and Model 3 as well. The model 3 automatically was taken of the choices due to size. The choice was down to the S and the X. I am quite happy that we chose the...
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    Just received the Tesla Paint Repair Kit!

    Update on my little project. The paint repair kit is pretty good! It's not perfect, but the damage is now barely noticeable except when upclose and focusing on it. Living in LA, dings and such happen. This makes it look a bit better. Before and after pics below.
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    Just received the Tesla Paint Repair Kit!

    Agreed on this. It is not perfect, but it makes it less noticeable. More than enough for my purposes.
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    1 month post Delivery - Thoughts and advice

    Took delivery of my 2015 Model S 85 on November 2, 2018. Process started October 22 when I first requested for a picture of a car on the Tesla CPO/Used Website. After 1 month and about 1k miles on the car, I am really happy with her! I have been averaging a healthy 298 wh/mile and surviving on...
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    First 1000 miles on my Model S - Q's and observations

    Good to know. This is interesting as this is pretty much the same weather we get most winter days here. I can take the 10-20% increase in the first few miles though. I rarely take short trips (distance-wise) as a typical drive is about at least 30 mins in any direction. I was planning to...
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    First 1000 miles on my Model S - Q's and observations

    I did notice the faster acceleration with AP, but it seems to regen more as well - making it breakeven in my observations. Haha, mild for most. The wife and I had to break out the heavy jackets last night as it was raining and dropped to the low 50's! :p
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    First 1000 miles on my Model S - Q's and observations

    Hah! Tell that to all the Ugg Boot wearing and scarf toting population all over LA right now ;):):D Good to know that we are ok for day to day "winter" driving here in LA! Now my only worries will be our yearly roadtrips to Big Bear/Mammoth/Wrighwood for snowboarding.
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    First 1000 miles on my Model S - Q's and observations

    So I put in my first 1k miles (of pure joy! ;)) on my CPO/Used 2015 Model S 85. Some things I found out: 1. Very efficient. I usually go from 80%-60+% on a given day and charging on a regular 100v outlet has been more than enough. In 1 month of ownership, I have used the super charger only 3...
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    Just received the Tesla Paint Repair Kit!

    AAAAH! Thank you. I was wondering why there were so few videos on how to use on youtube.
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    What do you guys think of this car?

    Not bad, but not the best either. Some thoughts - 1. The Tesla USED/CPO site has better deals than this. I got a Used 2015 Model S 85 with 20k miles for 42,900 earlier in the month (Nov. 2 2018). Body is a bit rough, but very minor cosmetics. I'd say scour the Tesla site first before going...
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    Just received the Tesla Paint Repair Kit!

    I just received the Tesla Paint Repair Kit and looking forward to using it. I watched some videos on youtube, but there were not that many to be really helpful (really only found 2 that was helpful). Has anyone used this before? Is there a need for this to be done with someone with experience...
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    Anyone using Seasucker Monkey bars on all-glass roof with big cargo box?

    Keep us updated. I was also looking at the Seasuckers. Not bad for $395 shipped (not tax delivered to SoCal). Just need it for snowboards so it fits the bill. Having a body colored roof, my choices are limited!
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    Surviving on a regular 110v trickle charging

    This is true. If you need to get out and go in a hurry before the 120v outlet can charge you where you need to go, having chargers nearby really help. Luckily, I have at least 4 supercharger stations all within 30-45 minutes away from where I live and over a dozen destination and 3rd party...

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