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    How to charge a newly purchased used car before it's added to my tesla account.

    oh, that's good to know.. I am glad that nobody got billed then. That said, I wonder who got billed for the premium connectivity. I just slid the "subscribe for a year" button to see what happened and I then got the connectivity. Maybe it just activated a 30 day trial
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    How to charge a newly purchased used car before it's added to my tesla account.

    I think my situation was different. I already had a tesla account from a previous car but the Audi dealer knew nothing about Tesla, Tesla app, transferring ownership etc. I have no idea whose account the car was linked to or who got charged for my supercharging session but unless the dealer...
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    How to charge a newly purchased used car before it's added to my tesla account.

    Well the update is. I went to supercharger to see what happened and it charged! I took it to the max and it worked.. I guess someone got alerted on an app because immediately after I got a message saying supercharging was disabled. No idea whose responsibility it is to disconnect everything and...
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    How to charge a newly purchased used car before it's added to my tesla account.

    Still waiting for the car to be added. I called tesl6 customer service and they said they couldn't do anything until after the 5 days. The car was sold without the connector cable. I guess I'll have to wait until next week.
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    How to charge a newly purchased used car before it's added to my tesla account.

    I bought a used Tesla from an Audi dealer. I asked if they could transfer the car on their account to me and they looked completely confused and blank and said they weren't Tesla dealers so couldn't do that. So I submitted the bill of sale to Tesla on the app and now await their review. In the...
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    Best place to by a Tesla - Audi dealership

    After looking for a while for a 2021 model3 I found one in a local Audi dealership. Actually there are several of them floating around various luxury car dealers (Lexus had a few). The dealer said they were flying off the lot. I am not quite sure about that since they had the sale price marked...
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    All discussion of Lucid Motors

    As someone who lived in China I can say that day to day I felt in many, practical down to earth real life ways freer than living in USA. As a European I find USA to be incredibly lacking in freedom in ways that matter to me. I am not talking hypothetical or spiritual or political, just the...
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    WTB model 3 LR 2021 <20000 miles ideally with eap or fsd. SoCal area.

    I am on the hunt for a 2021 LR model 3. Ideally with eap or fsd. Blue or red would be ideal.
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    etiquette when one's car has been written off and sold at auction by insurance

    It's actually kind of weird. I decided to be the good Tesla guy and help him out. I was able to start the car remotely for him so he could roll it. I noticed it was playing my music (no way you'd guy would be playing an obscure English Colombian salsa/dance music band). The location though said...
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    etiquette when one's car has been written off and sold at auction by insurance

    Update, I just called him and he said all my personal info was still in the car even though I made sure to do a factory reset (according to Tesla guidelines) which is a bit disturbing. This is how he got my email address. I wonder why the car keeps this info, maybe for this very reason? I said I...
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    etiquette when one's car has been written off and sold at auction by insurance

    My car was written off by my insurance company and sold at auction. I just received an unexpected email from someone who says they are the new owner. They said they can't get the car off the tow truck. It sounds like they are very green and inexperienced at dealing with Teslas. He said he...
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    How long can I expect a model 3 to last?

    Your'e right.. only I didn't pay for them.. Tesla comped me a new set during a home service visit.
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    How long can I expect a model 3 to last?

    Well I also spent about $1000 on tyres... tyres are definitely the thing you really need to watch out for, they will get bald before you can blink if you enjoy that 0-60 too much. oh I also had free unlimited supercharging and spent about $800 on electricity (at home) in total over 5 years for...
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    How long can I expect a model 3 to last?

    oh in terms of cost of ownership and running costs. I spent $6 on windshield washer fluid....
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    How long can I expect a model 3 to last?

    Not sure if it helps but my 2018 RWD lasted very well. I got to just shy of 80,000 miles. My battery degraded from about 320 miles to 290 full charge over the 5 years I had it. Interior had really very little wear, just some scuffing on the pleather on contact points, specifically drivers head...
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    Used Model 3 Order - How long did shipping to your location take?

    any issues with buying the car "blind"? From talking to Tesla reps, they are saying that these things are flying off the lot so fast they just don't have time or resources to even take photos of them, though they are trying to come up with some kind of way of photographing the cars again. Seems...
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    Front vents not moving much air even on 10

    If you are still under warranty, have the SC sort it out. If they are resistant or give you the runaround with some lame excuse, try my trick with some paper strips/streamers or something similar to literally demonstrate it visually not working. I found that sending them a video of this and then...
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    what's the "best" model 3 to get right now - what should I do with my post write off insurance check?

    Hmm this is a good point. I was able to take advantage of the first rebate. That said, I am not sure if I will be able to afford a new Tesla at that time.
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    what's the "best" model 3 to get right now - what should I do with my post write off insurance check?

    It was a special unicorn car.. back in the day when Tesla gave out Model S loaners like candy and would ship your car for free from coast to coast when it was being repaired, someone silently added this perk to my car without telling me. It was only when I went to charge and it stubbornly...
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    what's the "best" model 3 to get right now - what should I do with my post write off insurance check?

    oh I see free premium connectivity was really only in the early 2018 cars like mine. Maybe it's not worth it if I just use the phone as a hot spot instead.
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    what's the "best" model 3 to get right now - what should I do with my post write off insurance check?

    So in another thread I detailed my experience of crashing my Tesla (2018 RWD LR), first accident of any kind in 30 years so I guess my time had come. Now I have $37k in hand and want another model3. My 2018 had 81,000 miles and most importantly free super charging for life. I spent about $900 on...
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    Musings on crashing a Tesla

    I remember driving in Italy on the autostrade. It was driving rain so much that I could barely see. Average traffic speed was around 90mph. Terrifying that even at 95mph cars were behind me flashing me to move over for going too slow..
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    Musings on crashing a Tesla

    First time truck was an unsolicited private service. They cruise the freeways looking for people in trouble and sometimes are not always forthright about how much they will charge. I wasn't going to chance it. Yes, in hindsight the only two things I could have done are simply drive slower (40...
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    Musings on crashing a Tesla

    b.b.b.but free supercharging for life!!!!! I can't let that go without a fight.. the wife will still be there tomorrow.. free charging.. gone forever! kidding.. sort of :) My wife had a grand old time chatting to the paramedics, hospital staff. once they pumped her with enough Morphine she was...
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    Musings on crashing a Tesla

    The tip about putting your window down I think is important. I don't really know why the doors won't open (Tesla should really have some kind of system to manually open the door in an emergency). I can't think of anything worse than getting our of the car in the rain and then not being able to...
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    Musings on crashing a Tesla

    Ha yes it was sorry if difficult decision. I decided there wasn't much I could do to help her at that point and she seemed uninjured and not in any danger. I decided I could be more useful if I went home and picked up the other car to be ready to take her home. When you are in shock it's a...
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    Tesla Model 3 LR Completely Shuts Down

    You might even ask them to ship the car to you. I had them pay for a covered transporter from la to NYC though that was back in the day off great service and my car had been in the shop for 3 months.
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    Musings on crashing a Tesla

    After 30 years of accident free driving, with not so much as a fender bender to my name, the winning streak finally ended in torrential rain on the 101 in la yesterday. Hitting standing water at 60mph I started a slide I couldn't control and ended up spinning rather gracefully sliding backwards...
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    Any tips for protecting seat material?

    My car has 80,000 miles and frankly after 5 years it's not looking too bad inside. The main areas of wear are on the driver headrest, the door handle area and the centre console arm rest since these are the primarily touch points while I drive. Is there anything I can do to protect them from...
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    End of warranty checks

    I am not aware of them ever sealing them or doing any other work on them. My car is something of a unicorn in that it didn't get kind of rebuilt early in it's life after suffering a charging issue that involved them tearing out much of the wiring at one point. I suspect they fixed a bunch of...
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    Service options for independent shop ? Los Angeles area

    I understand service is minimal on the Model3, but just like any car, it has suspension, brakes, and other mechanical parts, rubber boots, bolts that can wear out, come loose or even never installed. Whilst I am all on board the idea that EVs need less maintenance, I still feel a little uneasy...
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    Service options for independent shop ? Los Angeles area

    My model 3 is at 65,000 miles and whilst everything seems to be working just fine with zero problems I feel that probably it's worth getting things looked at. I had a mobile tech take a quick look at the brakes just before the warranty expired and superficially he found nothing amiss and assured...
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    End of warranty checks

    FWIW I am at 65,000 miles.. no control arm issues that I am aware of..
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    Losing control and crashing a 3. How's it possible?

    dry road, warm and sunny, quiet residential area although with an unusually large intersection, lots of cars around. It was just really weird. The driver didn't even "look like an a$$hat" purely going on my utterly subjective and completely prejudiced view. I just couldn't understand what was...
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    Losing control and crashing a 3. How's it possible?

    Just witnessed a weird thing. A model 3 came to an intersection and did a sort of donut regained control and then crashed into the sidewalk curb. With all the traction control tech i thought doing a donut or drifting out even skidding and losing control at low speed on a residential street would...
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    THings to remember here. Compared to many traditional cars like the Nissan Altima I was given as a rental while the Tesla was in for maintenance, I have alwyas found the Tesla UI incredibly intuitive. I think Tesla started so strong and was so much better than any alternative it has thrown into...
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    I was thinking about Elon's comment about V1 and not needing user interaction etc. This made me think just how ass backwards v11 is and utterly contradicts his philosophy. If the car is about automation and AI then surely the two things that are the least important are the maps (because...
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    thanks for thst. ithought that icon was to display alist of podcast eoisodes. icoukdnt figure out a way of doing that other than that mystery button.
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    How do I put the audio panel in half height mode? There used to be 3 stages, full screen, half screen and minimal. Now it seems to be full screen or minimal except when it isn't. Sometimes it will show up in the half height mode where it shows the favourites view of mixed sources (even though...
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    Quite apart from the just bad and ugly UI changes, the feature removals this version is just plain buggy as hell. The absolute worst, most buggy update yet. Example i was parked and decided to pass the time watching Disney+. I hadn't logged in before so logged in, during that process i got a...
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    Found another small problem. When listening to podcasts with multiple episodes it used to be easy to view a list of all episodes available. Now you have to click on the unintuitive list icon. Then it you are listening to an older episode the list will only show episodes prior to that one so you...
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    Hitting the old supercharger button showed the supercharger irrespective of the zoom level. Now the chargers are only shown at certain zoom levels which makes planning a long distance trip slightly harder. It was a dumb and unnecessary thing to do.
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    Regarding showing superchargers on the map. Can someone explain how to do this without using voice commands and whilst the car is already navigating to a destination and so the search bar is unavailable.
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    Actually my wife does this. Has ac cranking out ice cold air whilst warming her back muscles with the seat heater set to max. She complains the Tesla seats are not hot enough or at least as hot as her Volvo. So there are some people with unusual requirements.
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    Here's another one. Am I crazy or did they remove intimation about charging? I was at the supercharger and could find no information to tell me how long it would take to charge. I see it was clearly displayed before. I had to use the mobile app to find out how long I had to grab a sandwich.
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    Oh, here another good one. It used to save your recent radio stations, slacker station etc. Irrespective of the source. More it seems to save recents sorted by source and even then it doesn't do that properly anyway. I often switch between FM radio, TuneIn radio stations and streaming music. Now...
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    Look v11 is an absolute POS. From the tragic" iOS circa 5 years ago/Android free icon pack pretending to be iOS from 5 years ago" icons to ask them missing and moved featured. So many things missing and hard to find. The more I used it the more features I find missing I didn't even realise I...
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    Everything wrong with V11 update / user interface.

    One thing I haven't seen mentioned is the keyboard font. Is it really bold typeface? It looks like something for an elementary learn to read book personally I write like the elegant thin typeface even if the while thing is a bad rip off of Apple design from 10 years ago but the keyboard... Eugh...
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    2021.32.21

    This sound update is actually a big deal - if you like music. The sound system is dramatically improved I find. Although the immersive sound speakers may even be less prominent than they were, a lot more work has been done to the sound in general (at least with the Premium sound system). At...

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