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    First California Vehicle Registration Renewal

    Received mine for a Model 3 MR purchased in Feb 2019. $514. It will go down a bit each year for a few years as it depreciates.
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    Free unlimited supercharging vs (paying for) installing charger at home...

    Here's a short version of what I did (my "experience") since getting our MR 3 in Feb. First EV so it was a learning experience. My wife has free charging at work (Chargepoint stations). However, seems like lots of people actually count on charging at work since many are commuting from far...
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    Sentry Mode Catches Hit in Parking Lot

    Actually, I just had mine replaced at the Tesla body shop in San Jose a little over a week ago (also bumped in the parking lot which punctured the bumper cover, but no video so I had to pay deductible). It was $1300. Difference likely due to high cost of labor for my area. Called on Monday...
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    Touch up paint for aero wheel

    Glad to see I'm not the only one to curb rash those Aero wheels. 1st time - a couple weeks after getting the car. Repaired locally in SF Bay Area by Duster C for $125 (he's on yelp). He came out to my house, sanded it down, and repainted (he had a generator and spray painting rig). Look...
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    SPINOFF: Did you test drive a Tesla before buying yours?

    No, I did not test drive my M3 MR (delivered Jan 2019). I had two friends offer to let me borrow theirs (I live in the Bay Area where Model 3 is very popular). I didn't take them up on it, tho. However, I did have my wife visit the local store to sit in it and make sure she could get...
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    M3 Steering Wheel off-center

    Follow-up to my post yesterday about the cock-eyed steering wheel... It's fixed now after an alignment at SC covered under warranty. Details: Yesterday SC wrote up that they "educated" the customer about crown in the road causing steering wheel to be off center and sent my wife away...
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    M3 Steering Wheel off-center

    Our car has a steering wheel that is cock-eyed by 5 deg when going straight. It is at the SC now in Santa Clara, and they told my wife that "it won't be straight" because it's not "hydraulic steering". I'm calling BS. So this thread is helpful.
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    California - EV Rebates - Who should issue rebates, Utilities or Car Mfgrs?

    Just to add to this thread, Santa Clara's utility company, Silicon Valley Power, has now started offering a $750 rebate for an EV charger installation, but the "requirements" currently state the charger needs to have a J1772 plug. Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate | Silicon Valley...

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