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  1. Brown1428

    2018 MS 100D No Warranty: Mistake?

    Tesla ended up buying my MY back after nearly 30 days in the shop for issues big and small. My particular car was a terrible example. It’s probably unwise to play the Tesla lottery yet again, but I like the MS a lot. I spent more time in MS loaners than my Model Y.
  2. Brown1428

    2018 MS 100D No Warranty: Mistake?

    Contemplating the purchase of a 2018 Model S 100D with about 30K miles. Basic warranty is set to expire in 1-2 months. I had a terrible experience with a 2020 MY I bought new. Car & service were horrible.
  3. Brown1428

    2018 Model S 100D without AutoPilot

    Agree with this, although many, many other Carvana photos exhibit an obvious camera aperture on the B pillar. I think that you're right; it's simply the lighting & angles.
  4. Brown1428

    2018 Model S 100D without AutoPilot

    Yes, this particular car's screen is exhibiting some yellowing, in addition to what look like a handful of stuck pixels.
  5. Brown1428

    2018 Model S 100D without AutoPilot

    Would you mind taking a look? https://www.carvana.com/vehicle/2119373 The VIN indicates that is it a 2018 and was manufactured in the first week of March (give or take a week)
  6. Brown1428

    2018 Model S 100D without AutoPilot

    Are you sure about this? The car I’m looking at does not have B pillar cameras.
  7. Brown1428

    2018 Model S 100D without AutoPilot

    Looking to buy a a 2018 Tesla Model S 100D from Carvana. This particular vehicle was manufactured in early March 2018 and is not equipped with AutoPilot (no B pillar cameras). - Does Tesla offer a retrofit option to make these cars AP and/or FSD capable? If so, how much? - Does Tesla still...
  8. Brown1428

    Decision decision decision

    My first MY was bought back because it had so many problems and I rejected my new 2021 MY for numerous fit and finish problems. It’s always great to hear when people get great cars but please don’t dismiss those who were less fortunate.
  9. Brown1428

    What's Normal Front Motor Sound for Model Y?

    Definitely. PM me if you get to that point.
  10. Brown1428

    What's Normal Front Motor Sound for Model Y?

    The seal is not the cost driver here, the labor is. They have to drop the battery to replace it. My seal appeared to be properly installed but they replaced it anyway. Made no difference, so I pursued the buyback.
  11. Brown1428

    Buyback, Followed by a Rejection

    I didn't get the hybrid. It's a RX350L AWD. The the RX's tech was updated in 2020 and it's pretty good, although it's still not on par with Audi or Merc. I agree that it's not the least bit fun to drive, but after several months of frustration with Tesla I'm embracing the quiet, comfortable, and...
  12. Brown1428

    Buyback, Followed by a Rejection

    I bought a 2021 Lexus. It was cheaper than the Model Y. It's slow, but it's also quiet and comfortable. It's driving assistance system is less sophisticated but I have yet to experience a single phantom braking event. It has ventilated seats. It has CarPlay. Most importantly, it was manufactured...
  13. Brown1428

    Buyback, Followed by a Rejection

    Anyone in need of Model Y accessories (Tire kit, wheel cap kit, charging adaptor, floor mats) in the Atlanta area should feel free to hit me up. Everything must go!
  14. Brown1428

    What's Normal Front Motor Sound for Model Y?

    @dreamer1213 I ordered a replacement Model Y (VIN 64,7xx) but refused it at delivery since it exhibited several workmanship issues (see my other post). I canceled my order and ended up with a 2021 Lexus RX350L, which I’m pleased with.
  15. Brown1428

    Buyback, Followed by a Rejection

    Agree. I was pretty confident that this one be close to perfect, but alas. Done playing the Tesla lotto for the moment.
  16. Brown1428

    Buyback, Followed by a Rejection

    I'll keep this brief: July: Purchased a 16xxx MY LR July - Aug: Reported multiple issues (DU whine, panel alignment, paint uniformity, etc) Early Sep: Several significant defects were unresolved after 24 days in service. Requested and received buyback. Mid Sep: Reordered a new MY LR, this time...
  17. Brown1428

    Owned a Model Y LRAWD VIN 27xx and now a VIN62xxx--Night and Day.

    Great to hear! I’m picking up my replacement Y in a week or so.
  18. Brown1428

    Torque Steer in the Model Y?

    There was no perceptible torque steer on the MYP that I test drove, however, I experienced slight torque steer with the MY LR demo car and my own MY LR.
  19. Brown1428

    FSD up to $10k on October 29, 2020??

    Does $10K get you TACC that doesn't phantom brake?
  20. Brown1428

    Tesla Service - Post Delivery

    It's always nice to hear from folks that have had good experiences, however, others reading comments like these should understand that Tesla often does not stand behind their products. Accept the fact that any issue that isn't resolved prior to accepting delivery may never be resolved and your...
  21. Brown1428

    No more 7 day return policy?

    Don't kid yourself. The reason the policy is gone is because Tesla's initial quality is among the lowest in the industry.
  22. Brown1428

    7 Day Return Policy is Audi 5000

    Now that Tesla has discontinued the 7 day return policy, doesn't it mean that: 1. Tesla shouldn't insist that folks make final payment prior to delivery inspection 2. Tesla should allow test drives prior to accepting delivery 3. Tesla should issue a due bill for issues noted at delivery I'll...
  23. Brown1428

    Delivery Today with 8 Paint Issues

    This is precisely why I do not submit final payment prior to inspection. This policy, and the can't-get-the-same-trim component of the 7 day return policy, are designed to box you into accepting bad cars. I know not everyone has the option, but if you're taking delivery at a staffed location you...
  24. Brown1428

    New Y - Is this evidence of the single casting?

    I'm not sure what this picture can teach us, if anything. You can lift up on the bench seat in the rear and look for the seam running down the center, towards the seat back.
  25. Brown1428

    Towed back to Tesla after driving only 32 miles...

    Tesla voluntarily bought back my Model Y and it only took them a little more than a week to FedEx me and my lender payoff checks. I owned my vehicle for about 2 months and had logged about 2k miles, had already received plates, etc. Not sure if the process for my buyback was different than the...
  26. Brown1428

    Towed back to Tesla after driving only 32 miles...

    I’ve purchased 3 Subaru’s brand new and not once was there a single initial quality issue. It’s true that Subaru and other brands don’t offer a return period but they also have extremely high standards for quality and workmanship. As for Tesla, can you imagine how many returns they would...
  27. Brown1428

    AutoPilot Almost Killed Me!

    Yes, that’s true, and pressing the accelerator on the Tesla will have the same effect. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Model Y a lot overall, but AP needs lots of work before I would feel comfortable using it as regularly as I used Eyesight. I don’t use it at all when my family is in the car...
  28. Brown1428

    AutoPilot Almost Killed Me!

    OK, fair enough, but from the sound of it your Outback still phantom brakes a lot less than your Tesla, correct? I find that I tend to leave my foot hovering over the accelerator when using TACC or AP, something I never felt the need to do in my Outback.
  29. Brown1428

    AutoPilot Almost Killed Me!

    Subaru’s Eyesight functionality was limited compared to AP, without question, but the adaptive cruise feature was extremely predictable and reliable. As others have said, once you learn the limitations of your system you can recognize situations where you know it’s going to struggle and...
  30. Brown1428

    AutoPilot Almost Killed Me!

    In 2.5 years and 18,000 miles I never, ever experienced a phantom braking event on the freeway in my Outback with Subaru’s Eyesight system. That’s a camera-only system too; some how little ol’ Subaru has figured it out. Tesla is supposed to be on the cusp of FSD but they can’t figure out how...
  31. Brown1428

    New Factory pick up policy effective Oct 1

    I didn't pay my final balance until I accepted delivery, and I didn't accept delivery before inspecting the interior. It's not unreasonable to insist on a full inspection prior to final payment. Let me be clear, given Tesla's well known struggle with initial quality, it's not unreasonable to...
  32. Brown1428

    Pulsing / High Pitch Whine at 20-30mph

    My whine was much higher pitch and occurred at higher speeds. Does the sound go away entirely at higher speeds?
  33. Brown1428

    Wow...Tesla service really is that bad....

    Many of these service issues would disappear if Tesla could address the many significant and systemic initial quality shortcomings these cars suffer from. For instance, the SC doesn’t have the manpower or expertise to resolve significant panel alignment and paint issues and have to reallocate...
  34. Brown1428

    Performance Boost Available

    with rollout?
  35. Brown1428

    Took delivery yesterday, SC wouldn’t fix gaps

    My car suffered from both issues. The frunk should be an easy-ish fix so I’m not sure why they didn’t at least attempt it. It can take longer if you need to reposition the latch but still not a hard job. The rear door alignment is pretty tricky. Getting those suckers to align, close flush, and...
  36. Brown1428

    Post your rejected or returned MY VIN here.

    Right call imo. Those doors are some of the worst I’ve seen, including my own which were quite bad.
  37. Brown1428

    Factory 1/4 time

    Tesla has access to a closed course
  38. Brown1428

    Gap between headlight and bumper

    I was surprised as well. There is very little structural support for the bumper cover in that area, at least on my car.
  39. Brown1428

    REJECTED my MODEL Y TODAY..VIN 48,878 in Dania Beach, Florida

    I don't think anyone here would fork over >$55K if they didn't believe there were a great many happy owners out there. I also know that Tesla will occasionally present a bad car to a customer at delivery. My advice is that if you can't live with the condition your car as it sits at delivery...
  40. Brown1428

    Gap between headlight and bumper

    Both of my headlights exhibited this issue and Tesla wouldn't do anything about it. My headlights were already fully seated against the stop in the fender, so I fixed this myself by peeling back the wheel liners, reaching underneath the headlight assembly, and pushing the bumper cover out...
  41. Brown1428

    August/September VIN Notifications and Deliveries

    A reputable Tesla certified bodyshop is the best choice, but if the misalignment is minor often times the SC can address it. If the SC tries and fails to correct an alignment problem it likely means a bodyshop is what’s needed. I would resolve any/all outstanding issues you have with the car...
  42. Brown1428

    REJECTED my MODEL Y TODAY..VIN 48,878 in Dania Beach, Florida

    The other SA you overheard spelled it out for you; they will just go down the line until they find a sucker who will take it. If they have to go through 2 or 3 more people then that's what they'll do. I've been one of those suckers, and I gotta tell you, I don't recommend it. Any disappointment...
  43. Brown1428

    REJECTED my MODEL Y TODAY..VIN 48,878 in Dania Beach, Florida

    Did you take pictures of the other defects? Can you post them?
  44. Brown1428

    August/September VIN Notifications and Deliveries

    Having insurance coverage begin after delivery (even one day) would be a problem, I imagine
  45. Brown1428

    August/September VIN Notifications and Deliveries

    Door misalignment is extremely common with the MY. Apart for looking terrible, poor alignment also causes the hard closing phenomenon you describe. I had zero luck getting the SC to align my doors on my current Y so I will be rejecting my next Y if the doors aren’t correct. 1. Are your door...
  46. Brown1428

    White Color Mismatch Unacceptable

    Do you have pictures of your gap/alignment issues?
  47. Brown1428

    Factory 1/4 time

    Not an expert on this device but I think INVALID typically stems from a sub-optimal GPS fix. Did you guys place the receiver such that it has full view of the sky?

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