Same thing often happens when new Tesla owners decide to keep their old car "just in case" they want to experience driving an ICE again.
Even with panel gaps, Tesla owners tend to rarely drive their old gassers.
Seems like the greatest % of owners going back to ICE were those taking advantage of super low lease rates or huge tax incentives that are no longer available. They bought the EV due to low net pricing. Now buying a new ICE for the same reason.
Those Fiat 500's were almost being given away to...
While understanding the OP's justified frustration, I learned long ago (from a Physician) that "Better is often the enemy of Good".
OP had a brand new Tesla that he wanted made even better by his friendly local detail shop. OP chose that shop, knowing full well that he was passing possession of...
The only price that really matters is the one you get when you configure your selection.
Pricing that Tesla announces is always subject to change. Steel pricing has almost doubled recently. Imagine that when production starts firmer pricing will be available.
If gas goes to $5 gallon, many of those investment cars will be rarely driven.
Due to maintenance costs and resale values, many exotic owners rarely take pleasure on driving anything but short distances.
With the significant holding costs (insurance, registration, oil changes, tune ups, depreciation etc) of a 2nd "fun" car, it perhaps makes better sense to just upgrade to the P version of your Tesla. Can become your go to car for both economy and fun.
My X was recently totaled. Insurance gave me a low first offer. They scoured the web to find low priced comparable cars.
I countered back with listings of comparable cars from Carfax, private offerings etc. The came back with a new and higher offer which I accepted.
They also reimbursed me for...
I will be more willing to believe in Global Warming and rising Seas when I see people moving away from our coaslines and insurance companies not be willing to write policies for those areas as well.
Europe had global warming in medevial times. Populations of the Earth doubled because so much...
When I ordered my Solar System from Tesla, they quoted based on aerial imagery. Prior to installation they sent out an inspector that actually went on the roof, and modified the original layout due to first hand inspection.
OP might be getting a solar system that fits the letter of the law...
The newly refreshed Model X will come standard with active noise cancellation. Imagine it will be the quietest of all the Tesla in production. It also has additional attention to air flow, which also tends to quiet things down even more at speed.
I kept my Mercedes AMG E Class after purchasing my first Model X. I kept it thinking I would miss the roar of the exhaust and the firm ride. I soon realized I was never driving it. Even though it had more perfect panel gaps, my Tesla became my go to drive in all circumstances.
Sold the Mercedes...
Had a similar issue with my X. Assorted concerns were quoted as potential $300 charges. They ended up covering each under warranty for a 0 charge.
Had the same hanging rubber trims. They re-glued them properly at service call.
Overall have had good service on my X. Feel that they are very...
Tesla has evaluated this claim and does not agree with the young woman.
Read that she was passenger and her Father driving. They were driving about 50 mph over the speed limit.
Logs show the brakes being applied, but not firmly. The computer recognized the pressure was not going to be enough...
Those thinking about a C8 vette have no idea how hard they are to get. GM has been having one problem after another and the waiting list for those ordering slinks back several years. You will pay a large dealership additional markup if you want to cut in line.
If your expectations are for perfection, then disappointment is inevitable.
Complaining about a company providing a premium vehicle like an Audi Q5 tips the scale against you.
Demanding a loaner car when you have an active Covid infection also is something many would consider unconscionable.
Your onboard computer will monitor your travels in real time. It will give you a suggested route and stopping points to make travel time efficient. As you drive it will reconsider how things are going and may change the stops or how long to stop to continue your journey.
Driver can always...
Independant auto tear down artist has torn apart most of the drivelines of available EVs. Says nobody is close to the technology that Tesla has implemented in their drive trains. Europeans fell well short. Believes that the upcoming EVs from China will take over tremendous market share from our...
Check to see if you have a 50 amp breaker serving something (like an electric dryer) that can be repurposed for Tesla charging.
Some have an electric stove hookup, but use a gas stove. Something like that.
I predict that when Tesla releases the refreshed S/X that people will be surprised at all the improvements that will be included.
Tesla will produce a vehicle that cost them less to build, but also provides major improvements to the new owners.
Porsche vehicle are usually aspirational purchases. They have good style and build quality. Imagine their new offerings will be pretty popular, but this is a Tesla forum, and of course we understand where Tesla had advantages and where a Porsche might be the better choice.
Tesla has the best and...
Don't believe delays like this are just a Tesla thing. Most dealerships cannot guarantee precise deliveries of most any high demand vehicle. The computer chip shortage, combined with transportation and slow downs at the ports has caused shortages and delays for lots of items. The Chevy Corvette...
It may simply be that Tesla was planning for a SUV version when they designed the Model 3. This way they covered two different markets, those that wanted a trunk and those that wanted a hatch back design.
Model X is the most capable vehicle produces (until CyberTruck comes out)
Seats up to 7
Smooth adjustable air suspension
Quiet long distance tourer
Falcon wing doors...great for baby seats
Tows up to 5,000 lbs.
Best off road (not rock crawling)
Can fart and...
Elons goals are aspirational. They are useful to speed up production and challenge those involved. They are not promises, guarantees nor 100% certain.
His accomplishments are perhaps greater than any other single person. His methods seem to be effective.
People are usually making a mistake when judging Elon by what he says. Better to judge him by what he does.
Elon is a optimist, and often reality gets in the way of his plans. Aspirational deadlines are often extended.
It may not be a government recall, but an internal recall. Tesla does this from time to time and every car that is brought into service will have this update performed while other service is being done.
They do not publicise this as they do not want to encourage owners to make up service needs...
S & X are in a different marketplace than 3/Y/Cybertruck/Semi/Coupe. They are profitable for Tesla to produce and serve as the flagships for the brand. They are also near and dear to Elon. You most always see him pulling up to business meeting in an S or X. They really make a statement on...
Always a good idea to do your inspection before driving off. Make it much easier for the delivery center to confirm the state of your car upon delivery. A scratch or defect can easily be photographed by both parties and concensus for coverage easy to attain.
You may feel rushed to take...