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  1. Evpowerdan

    James Locke on Tesla's Removal of Ultrasonic Sensors and Radar

    I air on the side Tesla knows what they are doing, and will make new technology work better than the status quo. Example, they added BSM via the side/rear cameras to put the visual in the screen. I have Blind Spot indicators on my 2021 Acura RDX - and hard to detect in sunlight and don't work...
  2. Evpowerdan

    Beware of issues If you sell car

    Wow - mini nightmare. Sounds like there should be an easy screen that says "Are you selling the Tesla and want to delete the vehicle and ownership from your account"?
  3. Evpowerdan

    Tesla belatedly tries to make their connector a North American standard

    Correct, but you have zippo clue which outlets have different amperage unless you take everyone out of the wall. 99.9% of consumers just want to plug in the home appliance or car to a level 2 or 3 and just work. So let’s go to just a three pong in the USA - similar to EV charging stations and...
  4. Evpowerdan

    Tesla belatedly tries to make their connector a North American standard

    One inside 3 prong outlet. Yes, diesel and unleaded. EV charging - Let’s get to ONE - for scale, reliability and effectiveness.
  5. Evpowerdan

    Tesla belatedly tries to make their connector a North American standard

    The EU standardize on one plug not too long ago. America can do so too. We one have one type of AC wall plug, one size gas nozzle and etc. It oblivious Tesla’s technology in charging port communication is way above the rest. Just license the tech to others and take royalty fee from each charger...
  6. Evpowerdan

    Tesla threatening to cancel order before 30 days of first attempt

    That would be a good strategy to offer a delay for an upfront non-refundable fee. Call it a storage fee, have the customer pay for it in full and store it off-site. Tesla is not in the vehicle storage or lay-away business, they are in the business to book revenue and make more vehicles. Wait...
  7. Evpowerdan

    unadvertised differences between model Y performance vs LR? 11/2022

    You can add a spoiler, different rims/tires and make it unique. 20” wheels with a square setup makes tire choices plentifully, ride smoother and protection from curb rubbing. Sub 5 second 0-60 is very fast.
  8. Evpowerdan

    New Car - PPF

    ROI - not there for a daily driver. $2,500 - $5k+ is nuts IMO. Rock chips and a few scuffs is normal. If you really want to do it, wait a bit and prices will fall with the lack of easy money and demand. Pre-Covid, could get the entire front end done in xpel for less than $900. Bumper and partial...
  9. Evpowerdan

    Discussion :Take model 3 in 2022 or wait for Tax incentives?

    Not sure how you accomplish that. I could not put mine on hold when the EDD got close and a vin. Only option was to have someone go get it or authorize release of the vin, and they put me back in line, which I received the 2nd Vin within 10 days. Tesla will not hold pickup longer than 3 days -...
  10. Evpowerdan

    Discussion :Take model 3 in 2022 or wait for Tax incentives?

    How do plan to bump if you get a VIN in mid December for another 2+weeks?
  11. Evpowerdan

    Brand NEW 2023 MYLR For Sale

    MMR??? Graph trends are just that. Simple economic supply and demand will adjust the markets between buyers and sellers - without outside influence. What we had for 12 months was: FOMO New order lead-times increasing, Easy money - low interest rates Fuel prices rising quickly Mantra to go EV...
  12. Evpowerdan

    Brand NEW 2023 MYLR For Sale

    Probably moved from the driveway to the garage. Does it matter anyway?
  13. Evpowerdan

    Brand NEW 2023 MYLR For Sale

    Model year 2022 or 2023? Join the Facebook group called 'Teslas For Sale By Owner" and you can post it there too. A much Wider net of potential buyers who are looking for Tesla's. Like I suggested too - You may want to get bids from Carvana, Carmax, Vroom, driveway and Tesla themselves. That...
  14. Evpowerdan

    Brand NEW 2023 MYLR For Sale

    To better aid you in your sale... 1) insert some photos of the vehicle 2) any options you got on the LRMY - standard 19' wheels or upgraded 20' wheels? 3) Floor matts or a charger? 4) Set an asking price too. Also, you may want to get bids from Carvana, Carmax, Vroom, driveway and Tesla...
  15. Evpowerdan

    How long do rotors and brakes last?

    Foot on the brake pedal once a week solves all the surface rust issues.
  16. Evpowerdan

    How long do rotors and brakes last?

    Agree with the rest, try to hit the brakes pretty hard weekly. Turn regeneration brakes to low and use the brakes for a while till get cleaned up. Then switch back to standard. All the regen 1-pedal driving does not give the standard brakes a workout - so you have too - from time to time.
  17. Evpowerdan

    The new $39,000 Kia Niro EV has ventilated seats

    Yep. I think teslas charge port, communication and charge stations are the leader - would of been great to standardize on that plus, have them sell/license all the stuff to the rest of the mfgs who make EV’s. That could be a HUGE revenue stream for Tesla if that happens one day.
  18. Evpowerdan

    The new $39,000 Kia Niro EV has ventilated seats

    Competition is good for all. More innovation pushes other to make things better. BlackBerry was the 1st smart phone, then Apple and Android come to the party many years later. Wish the USA would have settled on one plug type for all EV charging like the EU did. That would make things so much...
  19. Evpowerdan

    The new $39,000 Kia Niro EV has ventilated seats

    You forgot the “Wave” model has: Apple car play, heads up display, onboard power generator to charge other stuff and auto summons (plus ventilation seats). NO FRUNK, only a power tailgate for storage. A completely different category than a Tesla model Y or 3. Much smaller than a Y (10” In...
  20. Evpowerdan

    MYLR Delivery Date Delayed 3+ Months...Beyond the WIndow of a New Order?

    Agree. Tesla did their best to provide accurate delivery times when demand was spiking and Supply chair issues with parts are changing constantly. Demand was super high in mid 21 - mid 22. Lots of flippers were placing orders which has backfired for them recently, and Tesla doesn’t allow selling...
  21. Evpowerdan

    Tyre Blow Out on 7 mth old Model 3 …. Not happy

    Sorry to see that happen. I had a similar incident of the tire ripping apart on my past Genesis coupe with summer low profile tires on 9” wheels. In my instant, I hit a good size bump at 45mph and the tire ripped the sidewall from the impact. I my situation I was the road and speed that caused...
  22. Evpowerdan

    MYLR Delivery Date Delayed 3+ Months...Beyond the WIndow of a New Order?

    My experience is with the EDD ranges, Tesla more than likely hits the front of the date and window to pick up is less than 7 days. They are in the business of building vehicles and delivering them to recognize the revenue - not holding vehicles for a few weeks. Your only option if it comes in...
  23. Evpowerdan

    Model Y tint pictures

    Not sure what tint your guy is referencing, but good ceramic tint does NOT have. Greenish hue. Most are black and smoke tones. As for just tinting the front drive and passenger doors…do all the windows, as the rear windows are color tinted, but not heat and UV. PPF on the front bumper and...
  24. Evpowerdan

    Model Y tint pictures

    Dang - that's some pricey PPF. You really only need the front portion done, the rest is super over kill IMO for a daily driver. There is little RIO when you go to sell it or trade it in. Window tinting is essential (good ceramic tint, no need to get the most expensive top of the line by any...
  25. Evpowerdan

    Road trip report

    I presumed you could squeeze out 300mile on 77Kw battery. If you travel faster, hilly or wind - that would be lower kWh and similar negative affect to a gas vehicle. 13-14 hours in the saddle in one day - that's about 5 more than I like to attempt solo if not in a rush. I stop every 3ish hours...
  26. Evpowerdan

    Model Y Not Worth the Price Now

    I said the same thing till I bought a new ICE SUV that had ventilated seat - I thought it was no big deal - I was so wrong! Driving in the Texas summer heat (any state or area that gets super hot) at 108+ degrees and have black seats - they will be on your wish list. Ventilated seats are the...
  27. Evpowerdan

    new comfort suspension switch over dates

    Agree. The factory can do the change on the production line for minimal change in costs. However the parts and labor for a retrofit will be expensive. You have to dismantle each end of the vehicle to get the springs/struct towers out, have a spring compressor for the new units (if they are not...
  28. Evpowerdan

    new comfort suspension switch over dates

    No problem. Lots of things you can try before spending more money on a solution. Love the look of 21” wheels, but the super low profile tires combined with high psi is great for smooth roads. Probably the reason you I see a lot of Model 3/Y Performance owners switch to tires with more side wall...
  29. Evpowerdan

    Horrible Service Experience Tesla Rockville, MD

    Agree - I would insist they double check the alignment and note it on the service report what happened. That way if you have issues in the future related to that service, it’s documented.
  30. Evpowerdan

    Horrible Service Experience Tesla Rockville, MD

    Sorry to hear that. Surely Tesla will make it right. I have had plenty of vehicles with part left in it or things left unfinished when I picked it up from service at the dealer (Mini, BMW, Audi and Jeep). Now, I open everything before leaving - to ensure all is back together that is visible.
  31. Evpowerdan

    new comfort suspension switch over dates

    May be more stiff on roads in some areas and states. I had a Mini Coupe JCW with the sport suspension - super stiff with no flex or roll - super go-cart handling, was amazing on smooth road, but had to brace for pot holes. The more I drove it, the more I got use to it. When I went to a sport...
  32. Evpowerdan

    new comfort suspension switch over dates

    Everyone has a different perspective on what is a firm, smooth or soft ride. All "P's" should have a firmer rider (technically they do with 21" wheels or the Y and 20" on the 3p) - and more control due to its sports nature. Standard Long range IMO most people want a medium to plush ride...
  33. Evpowerdan

    Road trip report

    Great summary. Think the current break even is closer to 38-40mpg for a ICE vehicle, vs supercharging (Not home charging, as you were on a trip). The home charging and use of free level 2 charging at a lot of places locally when you are out and running errands makes the EV more cost efficient...
  34. Evpowerdan

    Model 3 - side collision - Will it go for total loss or repairable?

    Your pic shows extensive damage IMO. Crushing the rear quarter panel, door, wheel assembly and inner door frame is super expensive to repair. Do you know if it broke into the battery capsule?
  35. Evpowerdan

    Tesla threatening to cancel order before 30 days of first attempt

    Totally agree. The last two years companies didn't need much customer service, as shortages, easy and free money just increased demand artificailly. Thus Customer service for most organizations are not a "profit center:, since they do not booking revenue directly. However, now that we are in a...
  36. Evpowerdan

    Tesla threatening to cancel order before 30 days of first attempt

    Agree. Build, delivery and keep the process going to maintain the software and R&D for Tesla and owners. Ideally they should make sure they can afford the vehicle before placing the order in the first place. However, things do change over 6-9+ month of the past wait time - financial positions...
  37. Evpowerdan

    Tesla threatening to cancel order before 30 days of first attempt

    Nope, once the second vin came, the EDD changed and was only 2 weeks away. I had not edits or changes to the config when I called the destination Tesla location and spoke with the SA - so that's something you would need to ask your SA. Surely depends on the model and config, however lead-times...
  38. Evpowerdan

    Tesla threatening to cancel order before 30 days of first attempt

    I had a similar thing happen, could not take delivery when I received 3 day notice the vehicle was ready for pick up. The SA released my VIN to the next order holder, then the app showed the next time frame was 2-3 months away, and 10 days later I got the second VIN.
  39. Evpowerdan

    Total loss 22 MYP

    That's a frappin hard hit. Did the Ford Raptor driver not hit the brakes? Regardless, as long as you are ok (and any others in the Tesla at the time), the Tesla can be replaced. Wait time for a new one have come down significantly too. Not sure how insurance works - but I'd be pushing back big...
  40. Evpowerdan

    Tesla threatening to cancel order before 30 days of first attempt

    The next VIN will be much quicker than you expect (weeks, not months). The days of passing on a vehicle or VIN (regardless of reason) and waiting a long time for the next vehicle in line are diminishing rapidly. I can verify that from recent personal experience. Worst case scenario - you...
  41. Evpowerdan

    Tesla threatening to cancel order before 30 days of first attempt

    Tesla is not in the business to place orders on "hold". They want to build your vehicle per your reservation - that's how they make money and count revenue. From my experience, if you call your SA when you get a VIN assigned, they will release your vin to another order holder, and put you...
  42. Evpowerdan

    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    How much advance time do you typically get when your vehicle is going to be built & delivered to the dealer? SA told me 3-4 weeks. Heard others got 2-3 days.
  43. Evpowerdan

    Model 3 (and others) Prices Lowering In Canada? [same vehicle price, broken down differently]

    Bring me back to the good old days, of ample products, energy and parts readily available at reasonable prices.
  44. Evpowerdan

    Model 3 (and others) Prices Lowering In Canada? [same vehicle price, broken down differently]

    No price reductions in the USA on Tesla’s site.
  45. Evpowerdan

    Discussion :Take model 3 in 2022 or wait for Tax incentives?

    Just a crazy mess. If the goal is to increase EV adoption, then the bill should be simple for all consumers to quality - regardless of where the EV is made. We don't have the ability to mfg all the components and material here - that is a long road. The incentive should be for mfg's to build...
  46. Evpowerdan

    Pic of your Model 3.......RIGHT NOW! [model 3 pictures thread]

    Jomak - Most new vehicles regardless of MFG have micro swirl marks. Most buyers will never notice them, especially on a light color paint. BTW - Easy to fix with one pass of a orbital buffer and a polish/sealer product (after a wash and clay-bar to get anything else off the paint). BTW - I...
  47. Evpowerdan

    Model 3 LR not currently available to order (USA) [posted 08.12.2022]

    Wow, that’s some elabrate speculation. My simple version is, Tesla smart people knew what was in the IRA bill for EV’s, so they are waiting for clarity on the mess of super vagueness in the bill. The details of the bill can be changed before it’s signed by the president. Other MFG’s are...
  48. Evpowerdan

    Model 3 LR not currently available to order (USA) [posted 08.12.2022]

    Just speculation and hearsay. Sure there will be a lot of back and forth with the finer details as the days progress with the bill clarity. Too much vagueness currently. Too bad the revised EV portion of the bill was not focused on increasing adoption for all buyers in the USA - regardless of...
  49. Evpowerdan

    Model 3 LR not currently available to order (USA) [posted 08.12.2022]

    Yep - appears the M3LR is not a configuration you can order right now. Thus, your only options for new, order a RWD or the Performance. Then you can look at used or try to find a demo at the end of the quarter.
  50. Evpowerdan

    Model 3 LR not currently available to order (USA) [posted 08.12.2022]

    Does anyone have some insight on M3LR, as you are no longer able to order one on the site, as today is says ”available in 2023”?

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