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  1. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Thanks. I scheduled a service visit (mobile) and will see what they say. I was missing a center cap cover as well at delivery (unintentional I believe) and they sent that to me in the mail no problem.
  2. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Hey everyone. Been a while. I took delivery of my Plaid in September and then promptly broke my leg so as of today I have a total of 457 miles on the car. Haven't had a chance to do much other than drive it back and forth to work a few times. Anyway, I came here today to see if others ever...
  3. sdorn

    Lease Trade-In Question

    I don't believe you can do that if your lease didn't have an end of lease buyout option like all the Model 3s from the past few years. I was trying to trade in a leased Model 3 on my new Model S Plaid. Tesla's trade-in offer was crap, so I held out to go to a third party dealer but that was a...
  4. sdorn

    Lease Trade-In Question

    Carvana is great. We sold them my wife's 7 year old minivan with 70,000 miles on it for $19,000. That was $4,500 more than the dealer offered on trade-in. They made it super easy too. Won't work with a Tesla lease though. If you own it outright it will, but not if you leased it from Tesla...
  5. sdorn

    Has anyone sold their leases Model 3 to a dealer? [as of 10/28 not possible any longer]

    I have been to Carvana, Vroom, CarMax, AutoNation and Drivetime and all either state in their policies they don't buy any leased vehicles or was told specifically that they would not buy a leased Tesla. I even had the written buyout packet in hand from Tesla Finance with the payoff amount...
  6. sdorn

    Lease Trade-In Question

    I'm still sitting on my Model 3 lease. Took delivery of my new S back on 9/15. Finally got Tesla to confirm I could sell it to a dealer, but that took about 2 weeks of emailing and calling them so not sure how the actual sale process will work. I broke my leg in the interim which makes it...
  7. sdorn

    Has anyone sold their leases Model 3 to a dealer? [as of 10/28 not possible any longer]

    This is really going to screw me as I have already purchased my new Model S Plaid. I don't need the Model 3 any longer, but if I can't sell it to a dealer I may just have to keep it. I wonder if I can still try swapalease.com or something like that.
  8. sdorn

    Has anyone sold their leases Model 3 to a dealer? [as of 10/28 not possible any longer]

    Has anyone sold a leased Tesla to a dealer in the last week or so? I’m being told by Carvana and AutoNation that Tesla is no longer permitting sales to third party dealers even though it is still an option on their website.
  9. sdorn

    Tesla Model 3 Lease Buyout - My experience (Canada)

    I am trying to do something similar in US but am being told that as of 9/22 Tesla is no longer permitting sales of leased cars to dealers. It is really going to screw me as I already bought a new car and was going to get rid of my Model 3.
  10. sdorn

    Phone Mount for Model S Refresh

    So Kenu finally said they shipped my mount after a month and USPS says they delivered it, but not true. Nowhere to be found. Sent Kenu a message but no response. Great. Anyone come up with anything better that isn't vaporware?
  11. sdorn

    Plaid Vibration around 38-42MPH....

    Interesting. I'm having the same issue, and just installed a recent update. I just took delivery so not sure if it was doing it before the update.
  12. sdorn

    Dragy times for Plaid and LR

    If you want videos just hit up YouTube and check out the Dragtimes and the Tesla Plaid Channel. Dragtimes does a good job comparing to high end supercars and hypercars like the Remac, McLaren, Ferrari and others. The Tesla Plaid Channel is a bunch of pure drag racing against whoever happens to...
  13. sdorn

    Lock Out Rear Screen Controls?

    That is really stupid of them.
  14. sdorn

    Lock Out Rear Screen Controls?

    Just got my Model S Plaid the other day. It is currently at the detail shop getting PPF, ceramic and tent installed. Question I have is can I lock out the rear controls for music, etc.? My kids will not leave it alone and will fight each other over it as well. Has to be a way to lock it out...
  15. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Interesting read, but they just used the car's onboard energy consumption statistics and only drove 10 miles each. I mean Tesla wouldn't put them on the car if they didn't actually improve aerodynamics given how ugly they are, but actually measuring that improvement with any accuracy cannot be...
  16. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Yes, Alpharetta is where I picked it up, on Upper Hembree Rd. I picked it up on 9/15 right at noon. Was there about an hour.
  17. sdorn

    Dragy times for Plaid and LR

    Can you post link to dragy leaderboard? Google search is just taking me to the dragy website and a bunch of different forums, none of which look like any sort of official dragy leaderboard.
  18. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    There are compromises. You can buy aftermarket wheels. You can remove the cover and get some of the benefit but not all of the benefit. I wonder if there is even more benefit to going to 17" or 18" wheels? I used to have 17" wheels on my 2001 Mustang and they handled great. That car was...
  19. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    That would be interesting if true. Not sure how one Tesla owner could prove that out though. You'd have to charge to 100% and then immediately get in the car and drive at a constant speed until the battery is completely dead on a completely flat track over and over again to get a reliable and...
  20. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    People get the 21" wheels because the 19" wheels are hideous, and you lose [some of] the range benefits if you remove the hideous wheel covers. I would actually prefer 19" wheels for the more comfortable ride if for no other reason, but man they are fugly.
  21. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Here it is at the Tesla delivery center. It's getting tint, PPF and ceramic coating at the detail shop at the moment but will post updated pics when I get it back at the end of next week.
  22. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Took delivery today. Too much rain and traffic to really try it out and it goes to the detailer in the morning for a week.
  23. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I ordered the mud guards from Taptes about three weeks ago. After I ordered, they emailed me and asked me which version of the Model S I had and whether it was the refresh Model S. I told them I had ordered the refresh, and they replied that they were still working on the mud guards for the...
  24. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I believe most 12 volt systems have a tolerance up to 16 volts and devices that are designed to work on 12 volt power are similar. I know if you measure the voltage on most cars while they are running you will frequently see something in the 14 volt range.
  25. sdorn

    Plaid owners - Tired of Plaid?

    I don't keep cars long enough for that to be relevant, and it is naïve to think that the current hardware will actually support FSD when it is maybe ready for actual use 10 years from now. I paid for FSD back in 2016 when Elon said it would start rolling out imminently. That was 5 years ago...
  26. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    It was much later that Tesla used throttle regen to cause the car to come to a complete stop. It would only slow you down to a low speed and then stop regen.
  27. sdorn

    Delivery question

    I got my final payment info at the same time that I was offered the ability to schedule a delivery date. I still don't have the final agreements to review, but the portal says they will be available at least 24 hours prior to my scheduled pickup time. My pickup date/time is 9/15 at 12pm.
  28. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I had a 2016 P100DL and will be getting my Plaid next week. I don't see how the Plaid can't hit harder as it is significantly faster both 0-60 and in the 1/4. I'll find out next week, although it has been almost 2 years since I turned my P100DL back in when the lease was up.
  29. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    So I currently have a scheduled pick-up date of 9/15 and am scheduled to drop off for tint, ceramic and PPF on 9/16 which won't be completed until 9/24 (boo) but should look good when it is ready.
  30. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I just got the request to set my delivery date. I picked the earliest available appointment which was 9/15 at noon.
  31. sdorn

    return my lease or buy out and sell third party?

    Yeah, Carvana just bought our 7 year old Toyota Sienna with 75000 miles on it for over $19k. We only paid $33k for it brand new at 0% interest for 72 months. The used car market is crazy right now.
  32. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Worst I ever got was 95 in a 55. There was a mandatory court appearance and he wrote me a ticket for changing lanes without signaling as well. I blew past the state patrol In the far left lane and immediately moved over three lanes and exited (it was my exit) while the patrolman jumped in his...
  33. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Where is this at in the manual? I can’t find it. Also, do you mean lower right corner of windshield or right side of rear view mirror? Right side of rear view mirror is where they were supposed to go in my old MS.
  34. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I tried to order a Dyson space heater / air purifier combo last fall. I also ordered an extra filter. The filter was like $30 - $50 I want to say. They shipped the filter out right away, and then never shipped the actual space heater. I waited about three months and started asking when it...
  35. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Got off the phone with the SA (main Tesla number). My car is in transit, and confirmed it has definitely left the factory. Expected delivery in Atlanta is around 9/12. They said I should hear from them around the end of next week to schedule a delivery date. Good times.
  36. sdorn

    What's your predicted loyalty to Tesla whenever replacing current car?

    I am constantly looking at other manufacturers besides Tesla to see if there is anything out there I might want more, but so far I haven't seen it. The Porsche Taycan is cool looking, but slow and the software is crap I understand. I think that is likely the case with most other EVs. Even...
  37. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    How do you get the "born" date? I remember back when I ordered my first MS in 2016 you could see when it started production and what stage it was in, etc. I don't see any of that info any longer.
  38. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Yes, that's right. I've always done 90% but the most range any of my cars has ever had up until now was just over 300 miles, so at 90% I typically started each day with around 265 - 275 miles of rated range which the way I drive is more like 180 - 200 miles of actual range. I like a cushion in...
  39. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I don't have my Plaid yet so I can't give you the specific number, but you have to charge all the way to 100% to see the full rated range. If you charge to 90% it will show 90% of the rated range. Most people don't drive that far every day and only need max range when going on a trip (and even...
  40. sdorn

    Plaid Charges Past set Limit

    No big deal. 98% is just 4 quick 1/4 mile runs to get it back down to 90%. Should take you about 38 - 39 seconds. :)
  41. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    If you go over to the battery discussion forums you will find links to all sorts of battery studies that talk about how bad it is for a lithium ion battery to sit long term at 100% charge (or to discharge all the way to 0%). It is even worse to leave it at 100% charge in hot weather. There...
  42. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    On my first Model S P100DL I always charged to 90% and charged to 100% probably 20 - 30 times over the 3 years I owned it. Starting range when I picked it up was 318 miles at 100% SOC (the Tesla SC charged it to 100% when they delivered it to me). When I turned it back in three years later the...
  43. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I've always charged to 90% on all my Teslas. Never noticed any issues. Maybe if you are going to keep the car for 10 years and want to preserve every 0.1% of battery capacity for as long as you can it matters, but for most of us that keep the car less than 5 years I don't think it matters that...
  44. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    You should run that through some other car buying services like Carvana or Vroom and see what you get. Bet it's higher.
  45. sdorn

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I don't really pay attention to 1/8 mile times. Is this for an LR or Plaid? Did you have any issues with the track and safety requirements like roll cages or parachutes or anything like that? I live very close to Calhoun.
  46. sdorn

    Plaid owners - Tired of Plaid?

    No matter what you drive you have to get good at reading the minds of other drivers, and then always take into account the fact that you might be wrong. Driving an EV presents a different dynamic, but it isn't more difficult. Along with the fact that other drivers might not expect you to be...
  47. sdorn

    Plaid owners - Tired of Plaid?

    None of the FSD features are worth $10k. Do the $200/month subscription instead if you really want the features.
  48. sdorn

    Plaid owners - Tired of Plaid?

    After 6 years of EV ownership I’ve gotten completely used to this phenomenon and use it to my advantage all the time. ICE cars are so slow they are extremely predictable so if you pay attention it isn’t an issue.

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