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    Found a small autopilot life hack to up the AP limit by 2 mi/hr

    I was messing around with putting km on display just to prank my friends that I was going over 100. I live in the states if you couldn’t tell. But then I realized something: If you set your autopilot to Kilometers, you’ll get more speed than is available for miles. For example, tesla limits...
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    Hearing super conflicting advice about battery charging levels

    Appreciate the advice @AAKEE I’ve been correcting people on the TeslaModel3 subreddit. Everyone there still spouts “charge to 80” and “don’t let it get below 20” Because of you, I’ve been charging to 50% on weekdays. I plug in everyday (I’m not sure if this is best but saw that Tesla...
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    Cannot for the life of me decide an exterior/interior combination

    I already bought the car so we can close this thread lol. Got MSM/Black and I personally much prefer a darker cabin. YMMV
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    Can’t PPF the whole car, what is the bare minimum to get done?

    Not too late since full front included the mirrors and I got that done a month ago! Didn’t do rockers tho
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    Hearing super conflicting advice about battery charging levels

    Thank you! I’ll set it to 55% then. I assume even if I average more than 20% a day, it’s not bad if the mean battery percentage is below 50% right? I guess the only other question is how much does 55% SoC affect accceleration since that does give me enjoyment
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    Hearing super conflicting advice about battery charging levels

    Oh gotcha. Sounds like 65% is a sweet spot to use then! Maybe I can do 65 on weekdays and 90 on weekends
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    Hearing super conflicting advice about battery charging levels

    Gotcha. I will set it to 50-65% for weekdays and higher like 80 or 90% for weekends. That’s probably a good balance between real world use and minimizing battery loss
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    Hearing super conflicting advice about battery charging levels

    Hi, I’m a new TM3 LR AWD owner. I’ve been browsing these forums regarding what % to charge to. I can’t find a consensus. I see some people in the forum advocate to charge to 80-90%. Some advocate to maintain an average of 50%. And I’ve even seen some say the lowest SoC is best. I guess what...
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    How to clean vegan steering wheel?

    I’ll give it a try but the wife won’t be happy 😆
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    How to clean vegan steering wheel?

    Yeah I have the exact wipes from the second link
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    How to clean vegan steering wheel?

    Gotcha so baby wipes would be fine then? They’re the ones from Costco and it doesn’t seem they have any disinfectant. They’re also more handy since I can keep them in the glovebox!
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    How to clean vegan steering wheel?

    Was wondering what products to use and what to avoid for cleaning the steering wheel. A Google search said baby wipes might be a bad idea?
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    Can’t PPF the whole car, what is the bare minimum to get done?

    I asked them the quote for full front and that and it would be over what I wanted to pay. Is full front still sufficient? I can also add mudddlaps
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    High rated shop but not in XPEL database?

    Just called XPEL, apparently they aren’t listed online but XPEL does have them in the database. Weird
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    High rated shop but not in XPEL database?

    Hi all, I’m looking to get PPF for my car and the best quote I found was from this shop but if I look through the XPEL installers , they are not in it. Is this a concern? Should I avoid the shop since they aren’t a certified XPEL installer? I called them and they told me they use XPEL film...
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    Can’t PPF the whole car, what is the bare minimum to get done?

    Okay so I decided I will get a PPF shop to do full frontal, and then do the rear door quarter panel myself. Does that sound like it should cover most? And by rear door quarter I mean what’s in the photo I posted
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    Drove over remnant of firework on highway

    I’m a new car owner, sorry. This is my first car
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    Drove over remnant of firework on highway

    Was on the highway and a spark from a firework fell on the highway (almost looked like a flare but it wasn’t), I’m pretty sure I drove over it. I don’t see any damage on the car. Should I be concerned? It was a small spark from a firework that fell on the highway after falling. I checked the...
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    Best way to wipe bug guts off windshield?

    Can you wax your car even if PPF is installed?
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    Best way to wipe bug guts off windshield?

    I thought the owners manual said to avoid rain X? ““Do not add formulated washer fluids that contain water repellent or bug wash. These fluids can cause streaking, smearing, and squeaking or other noises.”
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    Best way to wipe bug guts off windshield?

    Is Meguiars waterless wash and wax okay to use? Or do I need to buy something special? I also have windex. Never taken good care of a car before so want to make sure I’m not damaging anything. New owner - 1 week
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    2022 Q2 production Model 3 missing matrix headlights?

    Haha I love it so much idc about the headlights anymore. Would have never even know had I not followed this forum so it’s all good!
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    Can’t PPF the whole car, what is the bare minimum to get done?

    Are mud flaps necessary in the summer? I’m also debating getting a vinyl wrap as well, can you wrap a car on top of PPF?
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    I got my car MSM/Black Interior, but am super frustrated I didn’t get matrix lights. How can you give the lights (that cost more money) to most customers who paid the same as me, and tell me at delivery there can be a free retrofit when parts are available and then when I make a service...
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    Can’t PPF the whole car, what is the bare minimum to get done?

    Oh ok. So full frontal + rockers would be good enough?
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    Can’t PPF the whole car, what is the bare minimum to get done?

    Hey folks, I recently got the car delivered and I’m looking to get PPF. I was wondering what is the bare minimum to get done in terms of most impacted spots? I don’t want to pay more than $2,500 in Seattle area for protection. So just want the most impacted spots. Thinking of doing full front...
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    2022 Q2 production Model 3 missing matrix headlights?

    3 VINs declined before this one (1 due to being on vacation). Order date was early March. Yeah true. Although idk if I would sell the car over just headlights.
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    2022 Q2 production Model 3 missing matrix headlights?

    3 (1 was actually due to me being on vacation)
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    2022 Q2 production Model 3 missing matrix headlights?

    Sigh was told my VIN had matrix headlights and when I went for contactless delivery it was the old reflector headlights. Everything else was fine with the car aside from a minor panel gap. Tesla delivery guy told me once they get more parts they will retrofit but that was an absolute lie. I...
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    How to put in details into loan application when switching jobs?

    I had major issues at delivery with the car so I had to reject it. This is for the new pickup. Was gonna pay a lot down but ever since I read up on forums I decided to change the loan to put less down.
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    How to put in details into loan application when switching jobs?

    Had my last day 2 weeks ago at my old job and will be starting my new job in 4 weeks. Would I technically put “employed” since I already signed the offer? Or would I put “unemployed” since right now I am not working? Also for income can I put the new one or old one? I tried emailing tesla...
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    Unsure if model 3 would be right for me - advice appreciated

    The turbo is what I was considering. Turbo AWD Mazda 3 vs Tesla Model 3 AWD LR. I feel like the Tesla would be more fun to drive?
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    Unsure if model 3 would be right for me - advice appreciated

    Picking up the car tomorrow! Life’s too short and driving brings me pleasure! MSM/Black M3
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    Unsure if model 3 would be right for me - advice appreciated

    I mean $50k is a good amount of money but I could buy 5 teslas in cash if needed. It’s just the question of opportunity cost. I’m still super young so that could be invested for like 40 years or something
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    Unsure if model 3 would be right for me - advice appreciated

    Never said I would buy a car no matter what. Could make Lyft work, it’s just more of a pain lol
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    Unsure if model 3 would be right for me - advice appreciated

    Hi all, I recently got a VIN and am having second thoughts about EV ownership. Yes I know I probably should have thought this through more before placing the order. Worst case scenario I’m out $100. I’ve been without a car since March. I don’t commute to work since my company has shuttles...
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    Which loan to choose?

    Gotcha. I was told I can change the loan. So $0 down and 65 month is best then? Also do you usually roll taxes and fees into the loan? I was thinking of doing $0 down but paying taxes and fees
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    Which loan to choose?

    Shoot, I realized that $0 down would have been much smarter. I paid the down payment and accepted the loan they gave me. Is it too late to change it?
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    Which loan to choose?

    Hello, Never had a car loan before. I plan on putting enough down to get a $600 monthly payment. I do see 2 options: One is DCU @ 2.74% for 65 months: The down payment would be $14,800 Another one is doing Tesla @ 3.74 for 72 months: The down payment would be $12,350 Obviously the rates are...
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    Help me finalize color choice! Blue vs White vs Red

    I kind of like the look of both. I feel like I will like the darker interior because it’s easier on the eyes and the white interior because it just looks sexy. Has anyone owned both? Need your thoughts
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    Help me finalize color choice! Blue vs White vs Red

    Yes it’s a big purchase since I have anxiety over large purchases. I’m 20, so I’ve never made such a big purchase.
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    Help me finalize color choice! Blue vs White vs Red

    Nope, it’s not entertaining. I originally planned on getting the car back in October. Had something happen and had to cancel my order and 3 weeks ago I put in a new order. I already decided on red on white. But appreciate you quickly judging me!
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    Get model 3 wrapped? Or stick to base colors?

    Hmm good point. I’ll try calling a local shop and seeing if I can get a quote. If it’s a lot more expensive and not a couple hundred, then I may just get MSM so that’s it easier. Or just pick red/blue to get more color.
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    Get model 3 wrapped? Or stick to base colors?

    Wouldn’t I be able to wrap the door jambs? I know it’s extra cost. But my logic is I want white more than Msm, and wouldn’t mind keeping white. I just want a wrap as a backup in case I get tired of seeing white cars everywhere haha I wouldn’t mind MSM either though

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