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  1. Zythryn

    Tesla Model Y Long Range Only Hits 220 miles in Real World Test

    Our Y meets the efficiency stats. However. my driving is closer to the EPA’s test than the ‘real world’ tests C&D used. I strongly suspect that the Y is much more sensitive to changes from the EPA tests than the 3 is.
  2. Zythryn

    I see so many model Y owners having issues. Would you buy again?

    No issues with either my wife’s or my Model Y. We would buy again in a heartbeat.
  3. Zythryn

    Why is my neighbor using his power walls daily (will they last long)?

    Rather than “I see no good reason”, I take it you meant ‘I see no financial reason’. I myself like minimizing my reliance on the grid. As such, I use battery power overnight in the summer. In the winter, I do have most of the PowerWalls reserved for backup as power is critical. There are...
  4. Zythryn

    my S is a different car in winter vs. summer

    Sorry to hear you had a bad experience. One point though, no car of any type is the same in summer and winter. Freezing rain will suck energy big time. In an ICE vehicle it means more gas stops. In an EV it means higher starting SOC or more charging stops. Driving conditions affect on...
  5. Zythryn

    Talk me down. Considering a refreshed S over the Y.

    I don’t know which car is right for you. For me, I’d far rather have the 3 or Y over an S. Basically due to the size of the S, it is just too big for me. For a choice between the Y with FSD and the S without, the choice is even easier. I love FSD. Then add $20k on top of that??? My choice...
  6. Zythryn

    Blue or Red! ARGH!!!!

    I got all three :cool:
  7. Zythryn

    When will all the US freeway gas station / truck stop / convenience stores deploy EV chargers?

    And most people have responded that there will be more and more DC fast charging available. Just that gas stations will not be a common place for them. It just doesn’t suit the business model. Fast food restaurants, strip malls, even restaurants perhaps. So in answer to your thread title...
  8. Zythryn

    When will all the US freeway gas station / truck stop / convenience stores deploy EV chargers?

    That is higher than I recall, but it also depends upon how “House” is defined. A duplex or townhome with its own garage is often categorized as a multi-unit dwelling. In any event, the exact numbers of people in each type of dwelling doesn’t matter as much as the number of car owners in each...
  9. Zythryn

    When will all the US freeway gas station / truck stop / convenience stores deploy EV chargers?

    How about if that mom and pop gas station sells 100 gallons a day, or 36,000 gallons per year? Then it kind of sucks, doesn't it. Gas stations are a lousy place for car chargers. Restaurants are much better. If someone wants to charge their car, giving them something to do for 20-40 minutes...
  10. Zythryn

    When will all the US freeway gas station / truck stop / convenience stores deploy EV chargers?

    Fuel is a lousy way to make money. The Net profits (I know, you said gross profits) are about $0.03/gallon. The Average Annual Income of a Gas Station The money maker for gas stations are other things. This is why so many gas stations are combined with convenience stores. I don’t expect too...
  11. Zythryn

    Did anyone come from bigger size sedan to Tesla Model 3?

    I moved from a Model S to a Model 3. As I recall, I believe the S dimensions are almost the same as the A7. It was wonderful! However, I hate large vehicles. We almost never have anyone other than the two of us in the car. We do take trips by car, the 3 held plenty for us. Without the...
  12. Zythryn

    Complete shutdown while driving

    I’ve had the screen reboot while operating the car. It was never preceded by a shrill noise or loss of power (other than to the screen). Good to note the exact time. If the car lost power, I would open a service call using the app if you haven’t. If it was just the console lost power, a...
  13. Zythryn

    Cancelled my MS order out of frustration

    I completely understand, and am bummed it didn't work out. I would ask that you send, if you haven't already, that feedback to both your local store as well as Tesla corporate. While the cars are phenomenal, they need to get their act together with regards to proper communication!
  14. Zythryn

    Pinstripes

    Experimentation is fun!
  15. Zythryn

    Tesla removes regenerative braking strength option

    In 10 winters of Minnesota winter driving I have not had a single issue with the normal regen setting. I know of others that prefer using the low setting, and I do always have winter tires.
  16. Zythryn

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I don’t necessarily see the stock hitting those heights that quickly. Consider though, Coca-Cola hit about $46k/share when stock splits are taken into account. It took them about a century. However, they didn’t move into the automotive and energy markets.
  17. Zythryn

    Tesla App/Phone key requires periodic re-registeration???

    Periodically it does require a fresh login. I would say about once every 3 months? However, it does not require me to register the phone as a key.
  18. Zythryn

    Delivery Bait/Switch Trade in Value Decreases Each Time

    The trade in value depends on the condition of your car AND the condition of the used car market. While the condition of your car may not change, the condition of the used car market certainly can. If you are unhappy, sell through Carvana or Carmax. I hear many people have been happier going...
  19. Zythryn

    Tesla Model Y: INTERIOR color choice?

    Unlike most things in life, this is a very black or white issue:p My wife and I both chose black. In winter it is definitely an advantage when parked outside as the sun warms up the car nicely under the correct circumstances. I see you are in Texas, so the added heat in some circumstances...
  20. Zythryn

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    As of yesterday my Schwab account showed the correct, post split, price and quantity.
  21. Zythryn

    Anyone thinking about an VW ID.4 Instead?

    Competition is great and I look forward to more options for buyers. For me personally, an ID.4 is near the top of my list after Tesla. However, the mission statement of Tesla, the phenomenal experiences I have had with Teslas over the last 10 years, the support and charging network are all in...
  22. Zythryn

    Is Tesla service deteriorating as they scale??

    Please remember to draw a distinction between 'making excuses' and 'still experiencing good service'. In my experience, Tesla service has been as good as it ever has (back to a roadster when the only service was mobile service). I am not saying people experiencing bad service aren't...
  23. Zythryn

    New Tesla Owner with Nav question

    At this point, no, with one limited exception. If you enter a destination far enough away, the Nav system will route you through superchargers. That is likely to change, but who knows when?
  24. Zythryn

    The Real Cost

    Perhaps, however my response was to the statement that Tesla is the only one that can do "any" of the work. Most of the typical work can be done elsewhere. (Tire rotations, brakes, cleaning the AC condenser coils, etc). While the repair bills are higher than your typical ICE vehicle, I would...
  25. Zythryn

    The Real Cost

    This is incorrect. Yes, there are some things that need to be done through Tesla. There are many others that any qualified mechanic can work on. Second, the X and the Y are very dissimilar and the repair costs on one don’t translate to the other.
  26. Zythryn

    What is your Reserve for Power Outages setting?

    In the summer about 25%. In the winter 80%, typically 100% during the coldest weeks of the winter. Our heat is electric only, we have no secondary source of heat. Thus power outages in winter are much more critical than outages in the summer.
  27. Zythryn

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Or perhaps something a little less straight forward?
  28. Zythryn

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    That is awesome. I am happy you find such fulfillment in that. Some people don’t and I applaud them for finding the things that provide them fulfillment. One size does not fit all:)
  29. Zythryn

    Honeymoon period (boost and acceleration in general)?

    For me, the honeymoon period has lasted 10 years so far;) That said, if the sudden burst of acceleration and its allure is wearing off, rather that looking to Tesla, perhaps SpaceX is more your speed;)
  30. Zythryn

    Tail Light alignment

    My understanding is there are spacers that can be trimmed to allow the taillights to sit a little close to the car body. This makes some adjustments easy.
  31. Zythryn

    Looking for softer ride

    If you tell us details about what wheels and tires you have there may be simple fixes. Also, did you get the sports package?
  32. Zythryn

    I think the power is out for most of New Jersey...

    Nice! If running out of power is a concern I would recommend cutting your power use. We have three PowerWalls as well. In the summer, they are a convenience for us. In the winter they are critical (our only heat is electric), so we don’t power the whole house. Hope the power is back on soon...
  33. Zythryn

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Weekend is coming to a close, so this will be my last comment on dividends, happy to continue if you wish to start a new thread. A stock's value is what you can sell it for at that moment. Nothing more, nothing less. The promise of a future reward, has no affect on the value. Especially since...
  34. Zythryn

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    You do realize your dividend payments, which are what you say add value to a stock, are also are just database entries?
  35. Zythryn

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I don’t think anyone doesn’t think that eventually, TSLA will pay dividends. The reason for the disagree’s (at least mine), is your insistence that a stock that doesn’t ever have a dividend is “worthless”. 15%-20% of the S&P500 don’t pay dividends. Dividend investing is wonderful. I personally...
  36. Zythryn

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I am of the opinion that Tesla can spend the money more effectively, to greater ends, than I can. When that is no longer the case, I will be looking for dividends.
  37. Zythryn

    Need to drive at 131% efficiency to achieve advertised range.

    No, but it does assume a very specific set of conditions. In my former Model 3, I typically beat the stated range. Winter fell short. Different conditions different results. Here is an article about how the EPA in the US tests vehicles. Each country/region has their own methods of course, but...
  38. Zythryn

    Do electromagnetic fields cause long term damage to health by driving an EV?

    I don’t think it is because they couldn’t. My guess is that the cost in doing that for every car, considering how few people would find benefits to such shielding, wasn’t worth the cost.
  39. Zythryn

    Appaled by Tesla Trade in value, Don't match with carmax

    My guess would be someone screwed up ;) I've never noticed that in my trips, however I haven't been through Utah in years.
  40. Zythryn

    Appaled by Tesla Trade in value, Don't match with carmax

    "It"? A supercharger at a Tesla Service Center? How was that deserted? That said, early on, some Service Centers that did have superchargers were loose on the policy and let the public use them. As Tesla grew, they learned that they need to be consistent with such policies.
  41. Zythryn

    Appaled by Tesla Trade in value, Don't match with carmax

    Superchargers at service centers are not, and have never been for public use. Sounds like the sign was added to reinforce the policy and educate the public.
  42. Zythryn

    Challenges for Electric Vehicles - Can we beat the pumps?

    Can we beat the gas pumps? For this owner, we already have beat the gas pumps. ‘Fueling’ in my garage is cheaper, more convenient, and takes less time than going to a gas station. Road trips are more enjoyable (for us) than they ever were in a gas powered car. Winter driving is more enjoyable...
  43. Zythryn

    EPA range disparity

    Exactly this^^^
  44. Zythryn

    Powerwall Reserve - How Low Do You Go?

    In the summer, 25%. Although I should probably change that to 10%. I really don’t care if the power is out in the summer. We do have storm-watch active so if a big storm is coming we will have maxed out PowerWalls in the event of a storm induced power outage. In the winter, 100% as our heat is...
  45. Zythryn

    With so many quality issues after delivery - how many people are actually happy with their car?

    In ten years of buying Tesla vehicles I have never seen such a thing happen. That said, if someone declines delivery because the gaps are 2mm except for one spot in which their caliper measurement is 1.99mm. Well, even though it bugs that person, I don't think there is really anything to fix ;)
  46. Zythryn

    With so many quality issues after delivery - how many people are actually happy with their car?

    I applaud this. For cars that do have issues, I think it is best if those deliveries are refused. It is the clearest way to let Tesla corporate know there are issues, as it hits the numbers. I hope the next one shows up as trouble free as possible :)

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