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  1. J

    Tesla infotainment system upgradeable from MCU1 to MCU2

    You and I have very different definitions of an investment. But to each their own! Glad you like the upgrade.
  2. J

    Tesla infotainment system upgradeable from MCU1 to MCU2

    Because you're further along in the life of the car? Buying it to use for 6 years vs. 2 years is certainly a different value proposition. Would you pay the same first class upgrade fee for the remaining 15 minutes of a 9 hour flight?
  3. J

    MCU1 performance improvement & browser improvement. Simple trick by Thomas The Tesla Tuner..

    AKA - "I made it up because it fit my narrative".
  4. J

    MCU1 performance improvement & browser improvement. Simple trick by Thomas The Tesla Tuner..

    That sounds really neat, excerpt there are zero licensing fees for CarPlay. I’m 90% certain there also zero licenses fees for Android Auto. What is the source for your information?
  5. J

    Torque wrench and socket recommendations

    I have this one and love it https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I1VA9G/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  6. J

    After 4 years of ownership do you plan to keep your tesla ?

    Hit and miss. 75% it's great. 25% of the time it's a huge WTF. There's been times where I've gotten absolutely stellar service that surpasses any other car service shop by a mile, and times where I felt like I was talking to Comcast about my cable bill..........It all really boils down to who...
  7. J

    After 4 years of ownership do you plan to keep your tesla ?

    I will own it for as long as it has a warranty. So 4 years w/o paying to extend it (but I certainly might tack on another 2 years worth of warranty). I've been in the shop enough the first 20 months of ownership to know that there is no way on earth I want to own this thing when I am footing...
  8. J

    WSJ Panamera - Why?!?

    Well that's odd, because the 3 years of pre-paid maintenance for my Audi was 1/3rd the cost of the 3 years of pre-paid service for my Model S......
  9. J

    WSJ Panamera - Why?!?

    LOL - half the thread got moved to the snippiness thread
  10. J

    WSJ Panamera - Why?!?

    The Model 3 beats a car that isn't even for sale yet. Truly an impressive feat.
  11. J

    To paint or not to paint? That is the question - Advice appreciated

    I have a paint depth gauge that I use whenever considering a used car for this very reason
  12. J

    How much would you pay for new fobs so your car cannot be easily stolen?

    Just as an update - I had my two old fobs replaced w/ two of the new fobs (80bit) today during a mobile service (door handle repair). Cost was $150 per remote, no labor charge.
  13. J

    New Tires

    I like the PSS tires, personally.....
  14. J

    Woot! 1st Referral...Now What?

    I'm still surprised they have Perf models in inventory for immediate purchase
  15. J

    Getting hard to make service appointments...

    Vegas used to be amazing 100% of the time, now they're hot and cold. One visit will be stellar, then the next a hot mess, then back to stellar.....
  16. J

    My car randomly turned itself on. WTF?

    It's weird, and concerning. If my car is going to randomly unlock itself, then how can I trust it to be left parked anywhere?
  17. J

    My car randomly turned itself on. WTF?

    This just happened to me again. Walked into the garage and the car is unlocked, lights on, HVAC running, and music playing.
  18. J

    How much would you pay for new fobs so your car cannot be easily stolen?

    I asked my Service Center for new fobs. I was told they're not backwards compatible with MCU1, and thus I cannot order them. I was also that they are "no more secure" than the older ones. Just a different frequency. I pointed them to the numerous press statements from Tesla, but was told "those...
  19. J

    High insurance costs or more FUD...

    When i shopped around last time, they were the cheapest by a large amount. I have started shopping again of course :). So far the most laughable was Geico @ $400/month just for the Tesla..... Edit - LOL, @tpham07 I am not sure why you marked this as disagree, but to each their own :cool:
  20. J

    High insurance costs or more FUD...

    Don't say that too loud, you might jink yourself like I did :). For the last two annual policies, I've enjoyed a ~$100/month premium from Liberty Mutual for my Model S for full coverage (250/500). I sang their praises to any and all Tesla owners I could find. I just got my renewal documents...
  21. J

    (Preemptive) WTB: Signature Black Wall Connector

    I got mine today. Didn't even get a shipping notice, just showed up on my porch. Debating if i sell it, or replace my dedicated 14-50 cable.
  22. J

    Crook advantage - No Alarm on window break

    BMW's car alarm has a motion sensor. If you break an window and then reach into the car at all, it will trigger the alarm.
  23. J

    Why I Won't Be Purchasing My 3rd Model S

    I'll keep your number handy for the next time we need any virtue signaling. Super helpful.
  24. J

    Why I Won't Be Purchasing My 3rd Model S

    Exactly my point. So everyone should keep their nose out of your purchases, but you want to judge others based on theirs. That's quite the cognitive dissonance.
  25. J

    Why I Won't Be Purchasing My 3rd Model S

    I'm eager to learn how you apply these morals to all the purchases you make. Or is it one of those things you just use pin other people with?
  26. J

    Why I Won't Be Purchasing My 3rd Model S

    i can taste the salt from here
  27. J

    No loaner cars? Really?

    I expect Tesla do to what Tesla said they would do (over a year ago) - which is provide a P100D loaner. If you think expecting them to simply follow thru on their statements is equivalent to wanting my feet kissed, then by all means have them pucker up.
  28. J

    Why I Won't Be Purchasing My 3rd Model S

    Irony alert
  29. J

    Why I Won't Be Purchasing My 3rd Model S

    I too look past those things in a sense (i still after all, by choice, own a Tesla), but at the same time they are still present in my mind. The driving experience is so fantastic that I put up with crap from Tesla that I would never tolerate from another mfgr, but that doesn't mean those things...
  30. J

    Why I Won't Be Purchasing My 3rd Model S

    I love how my local Audi dealer treats me. I can valet my car at the airport when I leave for a trip (I fly frequently), they'll come get it, perform service, and return it. It's so great. Contrast this to the one time i got valet service from Tesla. Yes, they came to my house in a loaner and...
  31. J

    Why I Won't Be Purchasing My 3rd Model S

    I'm not the OP
  32. J

    Why I Won't Be Purchasing My 3rd Model S

    Just read my sales contact - can confirm regular TMC posts are not required as part of ownership.
  33. J

    How many of you plan to keep your Tesla Shares?

    This is going to be another "P100D loaners for all!" promise that doesn't materialize. SEC rules say if you have more than 500 non accredited investors, or 2,000 investors overall, you must perform some reporting under the Exchange Act. Something I am assuming he would want to avoid...
  34. J

    Any advantage to upgrade to performance summer tires for 75D?

    I don't notice any increased harshness, and really don't even notice any more road noise. The PSS is a great tire. I've had other summer tires on other cars that sound like an airplane taking off when you're on the freeway, but the acoustic stuff they jam in this tire for tesla really works. It...
  35. J

    Tesla called and needs to replace my battery ASAP

    Both BMW and Audi will "phone home" if there are service events that need to be addressed. I had a low oil warning pop up on my Audi, and the next morning my local service center called to ask if I needed to make an appt to address it..... I am 100% positive that Tesla's monitoring/alerting...
  36. J

    4 days lead time

    Check the build date inside the driver's door.
  37. J

    Tesla called and needs to replace my battery ASAP

    Came to read the details behind "ASAP". Left disappointed.
  38. J

    Any advantage to upgrade to performance summer tires for 75D?

    i went from the 19" all seasons up to the 21" arachnids with the PSS tires. Can i notice a difference? Yes. It's a bit more planted when I floor it, and it's a bit more stable if i come out of a corner hard. For more normal driving I don't notice anything different (except when the tire bill...
  39. J

    Disappointed in Tesla's pricing on paint

    *Laughs in Land Rover Spectral Blue*
  40. J

    Out of warranty cost of repair

    Is there any data to back that "higher quality" statement up? Or are we just rolling with anecdotes? I have the opposite impression that you do, but I am willing to admit up front that it's my subjective opinion and nothing more.
  41. J

    Out of warranty cost of repair

    I love my car and will buy another when the time comes, but there is no way I want to own it when it's out of warranty. I would recommend getting Tesla's extended warranty.
  42. J

    My Tesla Story: Holding out on Tesla and lessons I continue to learn.

    Oh, this thread is about to get good
  43. J

    Future resale value of Model 3 vs older Model S

    by nature, a new car is going to have a very difference depreciation curve than a used car.
  44. J

    Model S caught on camera

    I don't see the point of this post.
  45. J

    How does the autopilot turn the steering shaft?

    I'll be the pedantic nerd, and call out the distinction between electric power steering (in lieu of a hydraulic pump) and "Drive by wire" electric steering which doesn't use a mechanical connection between the steering wheel and road wheels under normal conditions.
  46. J

    Leaders and Managers: Flashy Tesla at Work?

    If you're a leader and this matters to you, you should't be a leader.
  47. J

    $75.00 for a tire rotation!

    So you're just never going to rotate your tires?
  48. J

    $75.00 for a tire rotation!

    So you don't have the tools to do it yourself, and you're worried a cheaper place will do a bad job........ it's almost like it's worth something to pay to have it done right.....
  49. J

    Pretty piss poor service so far at the Service Center

    I didn't know ordering a Tesla requires a TMC account.....

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