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  1. Pkmmte

    Make the audio volume not decrease when the door opens.

    I personally really like this feature. I’m always blasting music inside my car but don’t like bothering other people when I open the door. Before I had a Tesla, I would just turn it off completely before getting out. Having it auto adjust was one of the coolest features I found when I bought my...
  2. Pkmmte

    Potential New EV Tax Credit for 2021

    Wouldn’t someone who makes under $40k yearly not have enough taxable income for the full credit anyway? Does that mean that nobody gets it?
  3. Pkmmte

    2021 M3 RWD or 2019 M3 AWD?

    If you are even remotely interested in power, definitely go for the AWD. Having owned a RWD Model 3 before, I can confidently say that it’s a night and day difference when it comes to how it feels and drives.
  4. Pkmmte

    Reapply Calif HOV sticker installed with ppf?

    This happened to me before. It was too difficult to re-apply so I ended up requesting a new one for $22. Only took 4 months to arrive. :/
  5. Pkmmte

    If you could change one thing about the Model 3...

    A steering wheel like the Model S/X. I don’t even want the instrument cluster behind it, I just love that clean stalkless look!
  6. Pkmmte

    Would you pay $90-100K for a Plaid Model 3?

    I don't think I would, to be honest. I hate how gigantic the Model S feels but I love everything else about it. I think I'd rather put it with it being humongous and get all the other advantages vs paying $100k for a faster Model 3. I was under the impression that a lot of that power came from...
  7. Pkmmte

    Tesla Insurance: What counts as a "comprehensive" claim?

    I guess you're right. Just read my complete insurance policy and it definitely does say this counts as collision. Not sure what paint it is, though, as the complete bucket was covered in paint. It was very hard to get off with just towels, water, and a car wash. As a former undocumented migrant...
  8. Pkmmte

    Tesla Insurance: What counts as a "comprehensive" claim?

    I accidentally ran over a paint bucket a couple of weeks ago and got bright orange paint all over my black car minus the driver side. I immediately pulled over and tried to wipe it clean but it had already set in very quickly. Not even a car wash helped. I figured this would be covered by my...
  9. Pkmmte

    Anyone tried the "Active Exhaust" systems?

    Honestly, I think ice cream truck music sounds much better than V8 engine farts.
  10. Pkmmte

    Insurance Cost

    Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as Insurance that specializes in Teslas. Even Tesla Insurance can be more expensive than common insurance carriers. The only way you’re going to get a somewhat accurate answer is if you publish *all* of your personal information in this post for someone to...
  11. Pkmmte

    Does anyone know the UV specs on the new double-pane windows?

    Why get tint if the new windows already block it? If that’s all they’re going for, then tinting without knowing if it’s necessary or not may be a waste of money.
  12. Pkmmte

    Model 3 loss of use claim

    1. They “should” give you an equivalent vehicle for rent. Of course, they always try to fight it and give you the cheapest thing they can offer. From my experience, however, loss of use has been difficult to achieve compared to a rental. The only time I’ve gotten that was from AAA, and they even...
  13. Pkmmte

    Tesla insurance

    $180 per month at your age sounds like a steal to me! I’m only 1 year younger than you with a clean record and pay twice as much for lesser coverage.
  14. Pkmmte

    Spider living in vents

    A spider in your vents? Sorry, your car is now considered a total loss.
  15. Pkmmte

    Tesla Service charging for warranty items

    Mine has been this way for the past 3 months even after multiple software updates and reboots, so probably not. :/
  16. Pkmmte

    Tesla Service charging for warranty items

    I’ve been requesting this fix for 3 months now, so I guess I’m simply too frustrated and would rather do it myself. They kept rescheduling me week after week the first time until right before thanksgiving when I actually needed my car. They haven’t given out loaners for the past 2 years here...
  17. Pkmmte

    Tesla Service charging for warranty items

    So, I got another invoice from them. This time it says they checked and found no issues but at least they're not charging me for it anymore. Problem is: the issues still persist. 12V outlet still isn't working. Tesla said it could be my accessories but they work when I plug them in to other...
  18. Pkmmte

    Tesla Service charging for warranty items

    Interesting. Good to know! My past service visits have always either shown $0 for items covered by warranty so this surprised me. Does anyone know what would happen if I plain out refused to pay until I get more clarification from them? Would they just charge overnight storage fees until resolved?
  19. Pkmmte

    Tesla Service charging for warranty items

    I showed them how neither my dash cam nor portable mini vacuum would turn on with it but they wanted to do their own testing anyway. They never told me they didn't think it was broken until I read the invoice. I would've declined if that were the case. I'm guessing they wrote down "not broken...
  20. Pkmmte

    Tesla Service charging for warranty items

    Sorry for my poor choice in wording. I'm mostly just confused about the invoice. Aren't broken 12V outlets something that would be covered under warranty? This Model 3 only has 29k miles, so I'd assume a non-functioning 12V outlet would be covered under warranty.
  21. Pkmmte

    Tesla Service charging for warranty items

    So, my 12V outlet stopped working a few months ago randomly. I noticed because my dash cam would no longer turn on. I tried plugging in other accessories and none of them worked. I made a service appointment 2 months ago but they kept pushing it back until the day before Thanksgiving. They said...
  22. Pkmmte

    Need Advice: Protecting Model 3 from sprinklers

    Perfect! I didn't realize these existed and they're the perfect solution for me! Thanks!
  23. Pkmmte

    Need Advice: Protecting Model 3 from sprinklers

    As much as I'd like that, my wife really likes the look and smell of real grass. Even artificial turf isn't okay with her. Plus, our stray cats can't tell the difference between real grass and fake grass so they eat it anyway.
  24. Pkmmte

    Need Advice: Protecting Model 3 from sprinklers

    I work from home, so the car is almost always there 24/7. If I run the sprinklers during the day, the water tends to evaporate a lot faster even during SoCal "winter", so I end up wasting a lot more water. Even then, having to move the car during the day just before the sprinklers go off...
  25. Pkmmte

    Need Advice: Protecting Model 3 from sprinklers

    I park my Model 3 on my driveway every night and use my outdoor HPWC. Problem is, my sprinklers go off twice per week and get annoying water drops all over the hood and windows. I do my best to wash my car when dirty but it's demotivating knowing it'll get dirty again the next day due to the...
  26. Pkmmte

    Post your biggest F&*# ups

    One of my biggest mistakes was turning on chill mode just to see what it was like. ... never again.
  27. Pkmmte

    Buy now or wait for 2021 model?

    Nope. Bought a Model 3 in 2018 Q1 and then upgraded to a stealth performance Model 3 earlier this year.
  28. Pkmmte

    Buy now or wait for 2021 model?

    I agree that it's not worth waiting for new features. Back in 2017, I placed an order for a Model S 75 but then cancelled after rumors of an interior revamp coming soon. Lots of news sites kept speculating with confidence and made me legitimately believe that it was just a few months out. More...
  29. Pkmmte

    SoCal Crystalline Tint >$1000?

    Wow, that's insane! I remember paying ~$300 for 3M Crystalline on all windows for my Model 3 two years ago. Also at Sunshield in Sherman Oaks. I'm surprised their price has tripled since then.
  30. Pkmmte

    Supercharger - Firebaugh, CA (I-5 / West Panoche Rd, LIVE 13 Nov 2020, 56 V3 stalls)

    I'll probably be using this very frequently once I can travel again! I remember always stopping there for a snack during family road trips as a child and also during my Google interview. It kinda feels nostalgic now!
  31. Pkmmte

    2020 Model 3 Performance white on white (before & after pics)

    That looks gorgeous! I also have a performance Model 3 with a white interior. Unfortunately, my exterior is black as I bought it used from my co-worker. Hopefully I can wrap it eventually so it can look as great as yours!
  32. Pkmmte

    Traded in my Model 3 Performance

    As someone who has never like manual transmissions, this comparison finally made me understand.
  33. Pkmmte

    Free Tesla Wall Connector from LADWP

    So it's the "STSN"? I was confused which of all of those was the correct one.
  34. Pkmmte

    Free Tesla Wall Connector from LADWP

    Anybody ever figure out where the serial number is?
  35. Pkmmte

    Can anyone help with used purchase questions

    Here in California, I had to wait almost 3 months to get my title. I purchased a used stealth performance back in May and just received the title and registration stickers 2 days ago. I've been driving around with an expired registration for 3 weeks and there was nothing I could do about it due...
  36. Pkmmte

    Unexpected Tesla Fans

    As a weird anti-social human being with a lot of cats, I can proudly say I've never been interested in a Prius. I've only ever been interested in terrorizing them with my Performance Model 3. :D
  37. Pkmmte

    Hit & Run Southern California / Pasadena - Ameriprise Insurance / Tesla Service?

    I second this. I just went into Avio Coach Craft last week to get an estimate and the place was filled with all Teslas, so they definitely know what they're doing. Even the inside of their office has some Tesla accessories. Super cool place!
  38. Pkmmte

    Mashing the accelerator, a lot...

    I disagree. 70k miles in and it's still crazy addicting!
  39. Pkmmte

    Farewell to ordering a Stealth Performance Model 3???

    Personally, I really dislike the larger wheels and lowered suspension. Had I ordered a normal performance model, I would've spent extra money getting 18" or 19" wheels and increasing the suspension height. I do like the spoiler, red calipers, and aluminum pedals, though. Luckily, I found a used...
  40. Pkmmte

    Model 3 Performance Stealth Questions

    Just think of it as getting an AWD Model 3 that has the same performance as a P3D with track mode and the same badge. That's basically it. In my case, I ended up buying additional products for my stealth performance to make it look more like a P3D: - Painted calipers red ($10) - Bought OEM...
  41. Pkmmte

    Received check from Tesla with no explanation!

    I also just received a check from Tesla with no explanation today. It was for $135.42. I had free unlimited supercharging in my previous Model 3 and I already used up all of my free miles in my new Model 3, so I don't know why I got this.
  42. Pkmmte

    Contractors who use the Model 3

    I'm not a contractor but I have been using my Model 3 to carry around lots of home improvement materials from Lowes. People are often surprised by what I'm able to fit in there!
  43. Pkmmte

    oneplus 8 pro as phone key?

    I've been using a OnePlus 7 Pro as my main for the past year. It had absolutely zero issues with my previous Model 3. With my newer Model 3, however, it works ~98% of the time. When it doesn't, I needed to open up the Tesla app and then try again.
  44. Pkmmte

    Thinking of selling....Oh My

    If you decide that selling the car is the way to go, I highly recommend buying a used compliance EV in the meantime. Seriously, my wife bought a 2013 Fiat 500e for $6k and they're even cheaper now. I've seen one go for as little as $4k. ~100 miles of electric range and nowhere near as boring...
  45. Pkmmte

    Broke my back headlight and bumper while trying to parallel park

    Lead software engineer at age 18.
  46. Pkmmte

    Broke my back headlight and bumper while trying to parallel park

    That's not really uncommon. If anything, I think that's actually a pretty good rate he's getting! I'm 24 and pay $308 /month even though I have a perfect driving record and got my license early on. Back when I was 20, I would often get quoted $4k per MONTH for a Model S.
  47. Pkmmte

    Model 3 LR AWD - involved in accident -- can it be repaired?

    Yeah, that's totally totaled. My Model 3 LR RWD was totalled 3 months ago and the accident was much much lesser than yours. It had 51k miles on it. At first, the insurance tried to value it at $31k (which makes it roughly $35k after taxes, fees, etc). Of course, that estimate assumed I had a...
  48. Pkmmte

    Buying a Tesla from Third-Party Dealership In 2020

    I agree about the battery degradation. I once tried to purchase a Model S from a third party dealership and noticed they kept it plugged in at 100% charge all the time. They also had others which had a completely dead battery. Needless to say, either of those things are terrible for the...

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