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  1. M

    Rear fender damaged Tesla SC or nah ?

    Just a follow up. Here are the results of paintless dent repair. This was done by a local company specialized in PDR. There is a slight panel gap bigger than it was before likely caused by bumper issue - could be clips as Perscitus mentioned.
  2. M

    Rear fender damaged Tesla SC or nah ?

    When I was at SC last I noticed a lot body related stuff like bumpers in their storage room. I hope this is an indication they are doing more of this work in house now. How would i check the clips - would it be viable from under the car or do you have to remove bumper?
  3. M

    Rear fender damaged Tesla SC or nah ?

    How repairable is this ? Is this something a Service Center can handle or would I be better off at a body shop ? No serous paint damage that I can find. PPF on bumper. Fender doesn’t look like it has a crease just pushed In. The impact was with a wooden stair railing
  4. M

    PPF Install Issues

    I just got my car back today and don’t have any seams like that along the bumper and frunk area. The bumper film extends inside the frunk gap. No visible seam should be in that area. I have 3M PPF. That looks like an installation issue. Should not matter what brand PPF is on the car.
  5. M

    NC State Inspection

    I took delivery last Friday from Raleigh. I have the paper tags on the car. How does getting a new plate work? Will they send the plate in the mail or do i have to got to DMV to do that ?
  6. M

    Any hope of blind spot cameras?

    I am coming to Tesla from a Mazda 6. The Mazda has the blind spot indicator built into side mirrors. I was scared the lack of this feature would be a problem. It's not. A properly adjusted mirror is covering the blind spot well. That combined with the car's blind spot warning on screen and...
  7. M

    Please tell me this is repairable

    Thanks. I will order some now in case they stock out too.
  8. M

    Please tell me this is repairable

    The following tread is from aug of last year. Red multi was out of stock even back then like it is now .. post #5 Touch-Up Paint
  9. M

    Please tell me this is repairable

    Should have left out the clothing details...lol ... walked right into that :)
  10. M

    Please tell me this is repairable

    I am a clumsy buffoon. This incident occurred exiting the vehicle in a tight spot. My jeans have those stupid rivets on them, one got caught in the door. I noticed Tesla is out of touch up and from what i read on here they may not restock. I have a detail appointment scheduled for some...
  11. M

    M3 Auto Insurance - what are you paying?

    I didn't see anything in the online quote about glass. I am betting i am not covered on glass. Thank you so much for this information. I will defiantly check with them on it.
  12. M

    "Tesla": The word that will get you a better Mercedes lease.

    I got red with white interior. I think you would be surprised how durable the white interior is. I have had the car only a few days and have probably had more people in it than my previous car. So far no damage and that includes transporting people after a 10 mile hike. I do plan to ceramic...
  13. M

    What car did you swap for a Model 3?

    Mazda 6 Grand Touring. Not really a swap, a lease that I elected not to purchase at contract end.
  14. M

    Just took delivery today is this a problem?

    Upon further inspection there is a chance it could be some sort of glue. Whatever it is it doesnt come off with a simple wipe. Hopefully the SC techs know how to get it off
  15. M

    Very frustrated first-time owner

    0cylinder - someone manages that service center. Find that person and push them to fix. Its totally understandable that you should not have a window opening on its own. If you have the links to others on public forums reporting the same provide those links to manager.
  16. M

    Just took delivery today is this a problem?

    Sorry SMAIset looks like they do some cloud flair anti ddos stuff. I attached the image directly now. I did report to SC and have appointment this Monday. Trying not to be overly obsessive but dont want to get stuck with a bigger more expensive issue down the road. Was worried about the build...
  17. M

    Just took delivery today is this a problem?

    Took delivery at my office. I noticed when i got home what looks like either a deep scratch or crack on 1 corner of the glass roof. All the other corners look fine to me. This is the corner on driver side near rear of vehicle...
  18. M

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    Officially out of the waiting room. Took delivery today - they dropped it off at my office. Multi-Coat Red LR AWD. 20 days from order to delivery. Car looks flawless. Some minor rubbing or squeak from passenger back window. Will monitor it and open service ticket if necessary. Other than...
  19. M

    M3 Auto Insurance - what are you paying?

    I have Allstate and no such thing was required for them to generate a quote. They explained away the outrageous quote was due to the fact that their system has no data on the car (in terms of its risk , safety etc). They generate the quote based solely on MSRP of vehicle. The agent did say it...
  20. M

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    Still in the waiting room folks. Ordered on 7/27 , got the VIN on 8/9 with an initial delivery date of 8/15. Got a call early this week indicating they would not be able to deliver by 8/15. Asked if i would like this Saturday 8/17 instead. Accepted that .. On a whim i checked the website today...
  21. M

    M3 Auto Insurance - what are you paying?

    Progressive ----------------- Bodily Injury & Property Damage $250,000 each person / $500,000 each accident / $100,00 accident Medical Payment $1,000 Collision / Comprehensive $500 deductible Uninsured / Under insured. $100,000 / $300,000 Uninsured Property Damage $100 deductible $50,000...
  22. M

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    It seems to be accurate. The delivery estimate is based on when they match you not when you place the order. For most configurations you can expect to get car inside of 2 weeks. It does seem they get backlogged on some upgrade configs. Maybe it’s hard for production model to gage popularity...
  23. M

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    That’s hard to answer without insider knowledge of the process. I can say this - I got a call the day of the order. Someone from Tesla Corp thanked me for the order and explained they would try to match ASAP. I explained I was in no hurry to receive the car. He said ok and he would process as...
  24. M

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    Yes, delivery was assigned for 8/15
  25. M

    Waiting for m3 red exterior white interior

    Just got VIN today 469xxx, only 13 days from design to VIN. Delivery should be pretty soon ... It's going to take more time to get the detailing done (chrome delete ,etc..) than build and delivery of car LOL....
  26. M

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    Just got my VIN today on a July 27th order. . VIN 469xxx -- born on date is 8/1. Only 13 days from design to vin...
  27. M

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    Update: Found out during a test drive at my local SC my vehicle was born on 8/1 and is loaded on a train for delivery. I don’t have any additional docs in my account or VIN in source. Maybe the VIN in source is not always an indicator of vehicle status? I saw the data myself so I know vin was...
  28. M

    Waiting for m3 red exterior white interior

    Update: Had a test drive today. Amazing!! They only had P3D for test drives and my breath was taken away. Wow !! I was informed my born on date was 8/1. It looks like they are delivering via train which is good in my mind - a lot less damage that way. If your looking for red with white...
  29. M

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    Place the order online rather than going to through someone in sales at a SC. You will have plenty of time to cancel after configuring and plenty of time after delivery too. You get 7 days after delivery to decide if you keep it but getting any money back will take a while though. Getting a...
  30. M

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    Update: Got a text message this morning with a link to schedule delivery. First available delivery date was 8/15. I am very surprised at the speed of this ... I was expecting a much longer wait for white interior. Looks like its getting shipped from Fremont to my local SC. I have no VIN in...
  31. M

    Waiting for m3 red exterior white interior

    Got a delivery schedule text this morning. I still don't see the VIN in source yet. Order on 7/27 and schedule delivered date of 8/15. Little more than 2 weeks. Amazing if true....
  32. M

    Waiting for m3 red exterior white interior

    Might as well place the order now. Unless you live on west coast or extremely lucky it’s going to be month + wait. I will be thrilled to see delivery before end of year. Here are some high resolution images of a red with white interior and some other goodies added on Tesla Model 3 -...
  33. M

    Poor Model 3 Delivery Experience (photos + video inside)

    Wow this is totally unacceptable. The fact that a vehicle in this condition left the factory is an indicator Tesla is struggling in manufacturing. The dealer-less model is also not working. Most car dealers would have intercepted this and never put this car in front of a customer. I don’t...
  34. M

    Bad Wrap Job?

    I noticed Xpel is highly regarded on this site. My local installer uses 3M Pro Series paint protection wrap. Anyone familiar with this product?
  35. M

    Waiting for m3 red exterior white interior

    I placed order on 7/27 for this combo with AWD. No VIN yet however I am in a lease that ends this November so not to worried. It’s just my luck that my tastes align with the hardest to source options.
  36. M

    Tesla loan comparison spreadsheet - auto updates hourly

    It did show 4.25% on application prior to submitting personal information. I am guessing that rate is the highest you would be charged if approved. I also elected to not put down anything extra - just the 2500 reservation amount. It shows valid for 30 days not sure what happens if Tesla can’t...
  37. M

    Tesla loan comparison spreadsheet - auto updates hourly

    Applied today through Tesla Website. Got 72 month - 3.44% Chase. M3 AWD, FSD I am surprised at this rate without using credit union. I am credit union member but new loan rates are higher. Any one have ideas about Fed rate decision this coming week? I believe its expected to be a .25% cut...
  38. M

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    Finally placed my order today July 27th. Red with white interior. 18" wheels and FSD. No VIN number. I suspect its going to be a while before I get a VIN as this will very likely be a custom build. I hope it's ready in a month.
  39. M

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    How do you hold them accountable for the fix? Is it noted someplace on sales order? Just wondering how this is handled.
  40. M

    Model Y and federal tax credit

    Where do you think the money goes? The tooth fairy? Tariffs are a tax the consumer pays for certain imported goods . The money absolutely goes to the government like all tax dollars do. What they do with it is another story. Climb down off of your high horse before posting something like this.
  41. M

    Bankrupt Tesla = Bricked Tesla?

    The charging network would be my only concern... and that's really not much of a concern. Model 3 is slightly greater risk due to the screen being the focal point of everything. I need a source for that particular computer / screen if mine screen goes bad. As for the SC network - maybe they...
  42. M

    Buy now or wait?

    The house comes first... seems to be a classic financial blunder people make. House is a need ... car is a want. Not saying you cant handle both but its better to let the dust settle from house first. What if some unplanned expense pops up during the purchase or move in of house ?
  43. M

    Buy now or wait?

    Great idea! I scheduled an appointment at Carmax for appraisal. Who determines the buy out value? Is it the leasing company or dealer ?
  44. M

    Buy now or wait?

    I am in a lease that ends in Nov. I have been back and forth in my mind for a while ... Lease balance is like $2,000. The $3750 tax credit and the insurance i would have to buy would make it almost a wash to get vehicle now. However if i wait i could score a better deal maybe on an inventory car...
  45. M

    Buy Model 3 with intent to trade for Model Y - is this crazy?

    If you lease vehicle how are you not taking advantage of the tax credit? If you configure a vehicle and select leasing they are clearly showing the cost of the vehicle minus the current tax credit and also gas savings. Your monthly lease payment is lower due to the tax credit. Lessors realize...
  46. M

    Largest concern about buying a model 3

    A Huh? Parts and service are barely available now... I don't see the situation improving if they Tesla goes under. Leasing option looks good from this perspective only....
  47. M

    2019.7.105 (w/hw3?) center display went black while on freeway for my wife an hour ago

    That would be an jeering experience the first time even for a person familiar with the tech. For a brief moment you dont know what the hell is going on.... any panic on the part of the driver could lead to some bad outcomes. I don't own a model 3 yet and am not short the stock in any way. Tesla...
  48. M

    LR Dual Motor or SR+

    I have to agree on the AWD. This is marketing at its finest. Most people wanting that feature probably will never benefit from it. I have some anxiety over choosing the SR+ battery vs LR battery. I know i am not a big driver. I have a lease that was 30k miles and 3 years. I am now in the last 6...
  49. M

    Largest concern about buying a model 3

    Dont bet on the current administration saving Tesla. They actually want to implement a tax on BEV vehicles.
  50. M

    Buy now or wait?

    In the market for a LR AWD with FSD. My situation is that I am in a lease that will end this Nov. I have about $2,000 left in remaining lease payments. I am debating if i should buy now and get the $3750 tax credit (obviously money not realized till next year) and also lock in current FSD prices...

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