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  1. ponzu

    Model Y Alternatives?

    I am refreshing the "best ev SUV" and "best luxury EV SUVs" searches as I wait forever for my Model Y LR. I am not seeing the Mercedes-EQ on any of the top lists. Too new or no good? Has anyone considered it, driven it?
  2. ponzu

    CA Waiting Room

    Made reservation in Feb 2022, current delivery window Oct 6 - Dec 1, 2022. Someone wrote to speed up delivery, mark no trade, cash payment, change later. Does the community share this opinion as common wisdom? Is it easy to change it later? Like, when is a good time to introduce the trade-in?
  3. ponzu

    CA Waiting Room

    Judging by your signature line, switching from LR to P helped. How do you feel about it? I hate everything about P. Price, energy consumption, more expensive tires and, I assume, bumpier ride. It's a racket, but then so is everything else about Model Y.
  4. ponzu

    CA Waiting Room

    Let me know if this sounds familiar: Tesla sends you a reminder to "prepare for your Model Y delivery by providing registration details", you start the process, decide you want to register it to two people, do the thing with the QR code, the drivers license and the selfie, turn left, turn right...
  5. ponzu

    CA Waiting Room

    When I got my Model 3 in 2018, I looked closely at the color options and got the metallic gray. I knew I chose the best color when I saw that every other Model 3 on the road is metallic gray. Now I am thinking, should I have gotten the "best" aka most popular color, or something more unique? Red...
  6. ponzu

    Homelink Install

    I meant how much is HomeLink, but I guess it's immaterial. Everyone is going to get it. Oh Tesla. How I used to like you.
  7. ponzu

    Homelink Install

    Am I reading this correctly, the only way to get HomeLink (from Tesla) is to schedule an install after taking delivery? How much is it?
  8. ponzu

    CA Waiting Room

    I own Model 3 since 2018, I love it dearly. Wife wants a Model Y. Signed up in early Feb, 2022. The app/website said estimated delivery in August 2022, but the sales guy said "don't pay attention to that, I'll get you one by mid-April". Mid-April came and went, and the app and website now say...
  9. ponzu

    Losing 5% Parked Daily, Connection Issue?

    Thanks! What is MCU, and can this be avoided?
  10. ponzu

    Losing 5% Parked Daily, Connection Issue?

    Trying to digest and reconcile all the advice. My drain (in the garage) has been bad. One advice: turn off WiFi. Another (well, not advice, but an observation): bad LTE signal --> drain. I live in a bad LTE signal area. Am I better off shutting off WiFi or not? Does connected WiFi make up for...
  11. ponzu

    M3: Strange sleeping behavior when parked at home

    My car rarely sleeps in my garage as far as I can tell, and the vampire drain matches this behavior (is high). I read about things to shut off: sentry, summon, data sharing (will the Tesla app continue working?), USB, WiFi. Is that about it? What I was wondering is whether it is normal for the...
  12. ponzu

    Scheduled charging vs Scheduled Departure

    I am on a TOU plan with off-peak hours of 9 PM to 4 PM. Basically, I do no want the car to charge between 4 PM and 9 PM. I do not commute. If I go to the scheduled charging menu, it has three tabs: OFF, Start time and Departure Time (if memory serves). In the Start Time tab, I could set start...
  13. ponzu

    Can I see photos of how you are using a bike water holder to hold the UMC plugged into NEMA 14-50?

    NEMA 14-50 outlet is getting installed today in the garage. I imagine I will have a say in which way it gets oriented: up, down or sideways. I assume it is generally agreed that suspending the UMC from the outlet is not a fantastic idea. Do most people angle their NEMA 14-50 outlets up, and then...
  14. ponzu

    What is the least attractive color for Model 3, from your observations?

    Yes, others are much more tolerant of white. In my humble opinion, you should mount the plates on a stock mount. Not something you can (easily) undo, so it would be nice to first find someone else's white Model 3 with black plates on a stock mount to confirm for yourself that it's a great idea.
  15. ponzu

    What is the least attractive color for Model 3, from your observations?

    Silver leads by a wide margin as of this writing, but that's not why I stopped by. I stopped by to report that I saw a white Model 3 with a front mounted black California plate. White was one of my original two most hated colors. In fact, this poll originally only had "Silver", "White" and...
  16. ponzu

    Go Ahead -- Grade my Vanity Plate Idea

    A front plate on a Model 3 is just the thing. I was on my way to the "Worst color" thread to report that a white Model 3 with a black plate looks positively dignified. Plus it's the law. I know all Tesla owners are rebels at heart, but still.
  17. ponzu

    Secret word for configuring Homelink?

    Having read your note, I, too, rebooted the system when it refused to activate the Homelink, and it worked. While it's a less drastic step than reprogramming Homelink from scratch, I am not looking forward to doing this regularly. Maybe the issue was resolved in 2018.28.1, which I received today.
  18. ponzu

    Go Ahead -- Grade my Vanity Plate Idea

    If you got the black one S3XY BLK For any other color S3XY BCK No charge.
  19. ponzu

    Go Ahead -- Grade my Vanity Plate Idea

    Impressively available, nicely grabbed.
  20. ponzu

    Go Ahead -- Grade my Vanity Plate Idea

    Is T3SLA taken in your jurisdiction? If not, it's my gift to you.
  21. ponzu

    Go Ahead -- Grade my Vanity Plate Idea

    Yeah, nothing rhymes with 'husband'
  22. ponzu

    Is Insure My Tesla gone?

    What can I say except you're welcome.
  23. ponzu

    Go Ahead -- Grade my Vanity Plate Idea

    I am sorry. CHARG3D is so much better.
  24. ponzu

    Is Insure My Tesla gone?

    He fixed it alright. However, the original report is inaccurate as far as I am concerned. There is no other product in existence where shopping around is as necessary as in car insurance. For me LM was the lowest. Their original April quote said I was enjoying special group savings as a result...
  25. ponzu

    Is Insure My Tesla gone?

    Something dirty, I bet.
  26. ponzu

    Is Insure My Tesla gone?

    If they try anything with me, I can fall back on Progressive. If I sell the third car, I can go back to 21st. It was only the third car that made things awkward with them. Two drivers two cars they could handle, even with Model 3, nothing egregious.
  27. ponzu

    Go Ahead -- Grade my Vanity Plate Idea

    If we're going to reminisce on all vanity plates we have owned, I put a plate on a leased C-class in the early 2000s that went HE METPO. One space is allowed in California, so I used it. I am not going to translate it as I am curious who might be able to decode it. A secret handshake of sorts.
  28. ponzu

    Go Ahead -- Grade my Vanity Plate Idea

    Winner
  29. ponzu

    Is Insure My Tesla gone?

    One car one driver? AAA were by far the most expensive for me. Something approaching $3000/year. I almost threw the phone in the garbage bin in disgust.
  30. ponzu

    Is Insure My Tesla gone?

    What does it say?
  31. ponzu

    Is Insure My Tesla gone?

    I ended up going with Liberty. Not only did their April quote (from the Insure My Tesla days) hold, it went down by $15 once the VIN was plugged in. $1,942 for a year for two drivers, three cars. $1000 deductible, perfect record.
  32. ponzu

    Is Insure My Tesla gone?

    Progressive is not bad, thank you, but if the April quote from Liberty holds, they will be better than Progressive by $124/year. Progressive is better than my current 21st Century by $240/year. In all, these are all within margin of error. No one is wildly high or low. 21st Century quote will...
  33. ponzu

    Is Insure My Tesla gone?

    It is, isn't it? Existing links land on Customer and Product Support | Tesla Support Are Liberty Mutual rates still good? What insurance is everyone getting now? There is a ton of threads but none seem current and they are fragmented. I had a good quote from Liberty in April on three cars...
  34. ponzu

    Bad, bad carwash

    That's not exactly what I said. I have not made arrangements to add the car to the insurance -- or rather, to switch insurance as my current one will be bad with Tesla. A new car is automatically insured for one month under existing insurance. I will take care of this today. Or tomorrow.
  35. ponzu

    Bad, bad carwash

    And there I thought they would do something akin to The Most Interesting Man in the World on Rollerblading
  36. ponzu

    Bad, bad carwash

    I meant to buy washing supplies, but between laziness and indecisiveness did not, have not. I enjoyed washing my cars when both they and I were young. Now I want the pros to take care of it. A guy washes them at the office by hand for $20, including interior. The problem is, the car had gotten...
  37. ponzu

    Bad, bad carwash

    If I understand correctly ONR is Optimum No Rinse, and refers to the detergent proper, while the buckets one pay put it in and the mitts one may apply it with and cloths one may wipe it off vary. Is this the correct product? https://www.amazon.com/OPT-Optimum-NR2010Q-Rinse-Shine/dp/B00D8DR0AO...
  38. ponzu

    Bad, bad carwash

    Three things went wrong with my first carwash yesterday. Like buying insurance, having the Model 3 washed was one of the things I never looked forward to and put off as long as possible. I took delivery on July 2, and this was my first carwash. I have three more days left before not having...
  39. ponzu

    What is the least attractive color for Model 3, from your observations?

    The point of the thread is entertainment. Even though it is said that disliking something because it is popular is just as bad as liking something because it is popular, that is exactly one reason I dislike MSM. Everyone likes it. We were crazy enough to get a Model 3, yet predictable enough...
  40. ponzu

    Secret word for configuring Homelink?

    My Homelink works, too, when it works. It's just that sometimes it decides not to work. I found that there is no need to reprogram it. It just started working again after taking a break for about a day. At least we didn't get a boring car.
  41. ponzu

    Trunk won't open on approach with 2018.26.x?

    I hope it is that way for me when I get 2018.26.x.
  42. ponzu

    Is there a list of all known bugs?

    How do you put in a feature request?
  43. ponzu

    What is your one favorite feature of Model 3?

    I forgot to add "Love and adoration of the family who want to ride in it every time and are inviting their friends". Wait, that is a good thing, right?
  44. ponzu

    What is the one thing you really hate about Model 3?

    The idea for the poll came to me as I was driving 91 freeway three days this week. My answer would have been different last week. To balance it out, I also posted the "favorite feature" poll.
  45. ponzu

    What is your one favorite feature of Model 3?

    I hope the admin does not edit my poll again. "Everything" is not an option. I considered allowing more than one choice, should I?
  46. ponzu

    USB Music Artwork Issue

    I don't use USB, but the artwork is wrong about 50% over BT of the time regardless of the source, be it iTunes, Podcast, Library app. I believe the artwork is only ever completely accurate when Streaming (Slacker), but would have to confirm that as I don't use Streaming a lot.
  47. ponzu

    Trunk won't open on approach with 2018.26.x?

    A colleague got 2018.26.x (I am still on 24.1) and noticed the following unwelcome change in the interface. As he approaches the car, say, to stop charging and put away the UMC, the trunk won't open until he pushes the door handle. I am not seeing this behavior, and neither did he before the...
  48. ponzu

    Is there a list of all known bugs?

    A software company will typically have a website where users can report, vote on, and read up on bugs, so that the company knows the size of each issue, and users don't waste time reporting the same bug. Does anything like that exist for Tesla? Either run by company or one of the major user...
  49. ponzu

    Secret word for configuring Homelink?

    Bringing the clicker inside the frunk worked for me. Tesla learned the signal, told me to push the "Learn" button on the opener, and declared the process completed. It worked for a few days, then stopped opening the garage door. You know when you push the Homelink button, there is a momentary...

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