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    Differences in Model Ys Manufactured in Austin Vs Fremont?

    Also deferring your pick up - that could put tax rebate on risk for you? (I guess 7 seaters may anyways be close to end of March as is, with not much surety on rebates after that)
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    Differences in Model Ys Manufactured in Austin Vs Fremont?

    Hi, I’m in need of 7 seater. Tried reading through threads here. In summary, for a 7 seater (even if Austin is making those) - are there any differences with Fremont version? (USS - I couldn’t gather if there is conclusive info that Austin/Fremont differ at all). May be my question can be - why...
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    Model 3 2019 AWD, Black/Black, South CT/NY, 33k miles

    Model 3 2019 AWD, Black/Black, South CT/Fairfield/NY region, 33k miles I’d also be helped with any suggestions for where to get the best quote (Jan 23) - and what I can expect if I need a quick sale. EVs and esp Tesla seem unique - I don’t see there is any degradation (except for some maybe...
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    Model 3 side collision - understanding process of repair through insurance

    I’m skimming through your post and trying to reply based on my experience (accident, heavy rear ended, sustained 20k+ repairs just this Sept ‘22) and if this helps as I had similar ish questions as you do. 1. Tesla (SC) were plain difficult or not reachable. I don’t think they care to do body...
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    Loss of value with Model 3 (Sept '22 to Jan '23)

    All very useful. Thanks! What kind of “appraiser” should I look for if I need to Google/find one? Auto appraiser may be? What I’m unsure is what will they do - cause vehicle has been repaired, and only thing is the theoretical diminished value (due to having an accident in history now) that...
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    Loss of value with Model 3 (Sept '22 to Jan '23)

    Love this info! Please stay on this w me.. 1. So Loss of Value would ONLY look to cover (assuming market value is constant for used car) the price difference due to having accident in history (?). 2. What covers for the fact that I lost the opportunity to sell the car in Sept ‘22.. rather than...
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    Loss of value with Model 3 (Sept '22 to Jan '23)

    Hello all, We were rear ended by heavy F150 truck (other driver older person, driving son's pickup and not on insurance). Other party accepted full liability. So it's not-at-fault on our side (documents confirm this). This was Sept '22 and now in Jan '23 after repairs got done (close to 20,000$...
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    Not at fault rear end accident in CT - repairs/process help (model 3, AWD, 2019)

    All great info - thanks to all those who chimes in. I had 2 questions if anyone can add on please - 1. Is there a difference between Tesla Collision Center and Tesla Approved Body Shop/Collision Center? I believe Tesla CC can be Tesla owned/operated vs totally 3rd party garage that has Tesla...
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    Not at fault rear end accident in CT - repairs/process help (model 3, AWD, 2019)

    Can this thread be moved back to Model 3 forum (I feel like "CT specific" info is less of a deal than overall info). Thanks
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    Not at fault rear end accident in CT - repairs/process help (model 3, AWD, 2019)

    I'm curious about "body repair" or collision work that is done. Do these folks also cover the sensitive sensors/cameras and what not of technology that goes into Teslas? Is it safe to use Autopilot (like before accident) ? I heavily rely/use autopilot on much crowded highways, lanes here. Not...
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    Not at fault rear end accident in CT - repairs/process help (model 3, AWD, 2019)

    Thanks for sharing the info “Given that you mention the person that hit you originally tried to flee the scene, do they even have insurance?” — yeah they have State Farm (person of age was driving without DL his son’s pick up truck — he said he does not normally drive :)) I can’t imagine that...
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    Not at fault rear end accident in CT - repairs/process help (model 3, AWD, 2019)

    I'd appreciate step by step (to get an idea on sequence, who should go first) on the process you'd follow in this scenario. TA!
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    Not at fault rear end accident in CT - repairs/process help (model 3, AWD, 2019)

    Hey all forum members. Wife driving with kids in the back got rear ended bit nastily by unlicenced driver (using son's pick up truck) on I95 (has State Farm insurance). Model 3, 2019, AWD. I'd appreciate any help, info and guidance on how to proceed with repairs (Tesla SC calls were unanswered...
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    Scratch (shopping cart type), no ding, back bumper - kindly suggest

    Dear fellow Tesla owners - kindly suggest ways to fix the paint scratch issue (back passenger side, length of about dollar bill) - is paint shop the only solution (or suggested option.. it’s Black M3)? I’m totally new to this issue of getting paint (rather scratch fixed). It’s not a dent...
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    Family of 4 — used MX or new MY

    how would EV range compare for longer trips (or longer daily drives but > 100 miles like 3-4 times a week) ? (say with 3-5 yr old M-X vs 2022 M-Y) From what I know - there have been improvements in M-Y (almost like newer tech similar to earlier days with iphones back in 2008/2010 time range with...
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    Just sold my Model Y - Parting thoughts

    Nice comment noting issues with battery degradation. My issue with this thing is more like making buyer esp new EV user aware of these issues. So it’s not just range loss due to degradation (which gets into fuzzy territory and my pet peeve with Tesla). It’s also that (at least current battery...
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    Tesla Model Y Standard Range AWD to be priced at $59,990 USD

    If you consider success model Y had had, and the fact that moment you add 2 child seats in the back — anything else (or rather a big segment of market) is for most part just a experimental or intermediate stuff where they develop the technology to finally get to SUV (and not the compact ones). I...
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    Tesla Model Y Standard Range AWD to be priced at $59,990 USD

    Solar panels seem a great deal in Southern states or West coast. Over in East Coast - the amount of sun (? May be), and state rebates and resources - solar does not seem to have caught on. CT for eg doesn’t still allow direct selling for Tesla still. And there is property tax >1k per year to...
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    Just sold my Model Y - Parting thoughts

    Liked your comments and experience. If I may ask - does I D4 also have similar range loss (?) or battery degradation? (lost about 30-40 miles in 3 yrs with 3… 95% on level 2 charging) (May be battery chemistry/structure is different than Tesla?) If they have 250 miles of EPA/advertized range...
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    Tesla Model Y Standard Range AWD to be priced at $59,990 USD

    The thing is - and given first hand experience while trying to look for 2nd car replacement and given current prices for Y/EVs and available options (looking for 7 or 8 seater, family use) - there are no great obvious choices. Given what we know as of today and how well Tesla has fared (also...
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    Model Y 2021 Purchase

    That’s mean! As it is, it can be argued otherwise - for Tesla to sell 70k car and having to charge $350 for one time utility feature and 100$/year for connectivity package. If someone streams Netflix all 365 days a year then yeah it may be expensive for bandwidth usage for Tesla but they could...
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    Spare Tire EZ Spare Allow Wheel 145/60D17 model 3

    - You’ll need to plan to keep current wheel (and not the donut) in your trunk for space - My research on this (mostly depends on where you travel) - tire plug kits may be more handy (of course with jack and pads) as well given space issues with spare, and there’s also inflator, and Tesla/Car...
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    Inflationary Price Increase coming?

    Great point! Big reason I got one (“traditional dealerships” and avoiding them at all costs). Given Tesla has pushed these to new levels, I’m hoping will force other major manufacturers will be forced to follow suit. Tesla thinks like a tech company - which is awesome. But battery tech side -...
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    Inflationary Price Increase coming?

    At this rate of Tesla price increases - even $15k -20k battery replacement (already outrageously high but it’s initial phase so can still understand) may be bumped much higher to make it useless option (after all battery material seems like the big issue)…
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    Inflationary Price Increase coming?

    While Tesla is a good car (and solid EV) even as a big Tesla and Elon fan, I’d say this - 63-66k for Model Y is totally not worth it. I have in the past advised most of my friends about Tesla and EV even though quality/price at most times don’t match up at all (FSD 12k a joke, “premium”...
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    Phantom braking in my new Model Y

    If anyone - not traveling alone - has ever experienced AP+PB … that number will dwindle to .5% (die hard Tesla fans in that last slot). I wish Tesla improves the consistency and does not tamper with UI/button-less interaction. I don’t want the fart mode - just leave top level stuff untouched...
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    Phantom braking in my new Model Y

    Ahh Tesla and radar. Phantom Breaking event happened for me 2 yrs back! - a couple times. Not since - for whatever reason. Coming from 3 yr old model 3 owner — I had to post today given the news out — Tesla’s radar-less cars investigated by NHTSA after complaints spike It was so bad an...
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    First 2000+ miles road trip with family

    Reporting back after trying out “recirculate” as off - for about 3-4 weeks period, I haven’t noticed any fogging issues. I’ll be tracking this more but so far noticeable difference to the point that I haven’t had to use my defogger in panic mode :) even once during this test period. Thank You again!
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    Spare Tire EZ Spare Allow Wheel 145/60D17 model 3

    Thanks - that’s all quite helpful. My issues with trying out “Modern Spare” - 1. Space - given model 3 is already little tight on it (imagine winter travel with additional winter jackets, and kids in tow! - space is such a big priority). Even small additional space helps. “Modern Spare”...
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    Spare Tire EZ Spare Allow Wheel 145/60D17 model 3

    “ The EZ Spare mission is to protect and provide safety for vehicle owners who have no spare wheel and tire. “
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    Spare Tire EZ Spare Allow Wheel 145/60D17 model 3

    Hi, Does anyone have experience/feedback on how this spare tire does for Tesla Model 3 (AWD, 2019 - though fits most model 3s) EZ Spare alloy wheel Is a donut I believe - 145/60D17 (55mph) Looking for spares on eBay — don’t want to look at Modern Spare (popular and seemingly the only one?)...
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    Flat tire on road trip

    Without a spare tire/wheel for Tesla (and having taken my first major 2.5k miles road trip with small kids in tow) - flat in the middle of nowhere was my major worry (remote parts of GA or other places driving south - haven’t been on a road trip for Covid in a long long time so all seems remote...
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    2,300+ Miles Family Road Trip AND We Drove It Like a Regular Car.

    Very practical points. Thanks for sharing. I did a 2400+ mile trip too (mostly along/close to I95) and not having spare was my biggest concern (around holidays). I hadn’t gotten SC to ever look at my Tesla model 3. I instead got my local tire repair (branded and seem comfortable with Tesla -...
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    First 2000+ miles road trip with family

    I tend to keep recycle ON (east coast winters esp last week or so with <30s temps). I was informed to keep fan ON (so have it at minimum at 3). Last 2-3 days (temps quite low around 20-30 F range) fogging seems way more! I’ve cleaned my interior windshield (last year, was rightly pointed out to...
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    First 2000+ miles road trip with family

    Thanks for feedback. That’s quite true - I tend to go very low before recharge. With kids though I was bit defensive making it 15% and not lower. Time with super charger though is less of an issue tbh. With family and 2 kids and Covid nastiness - I’m like Teslas’ trip planner is easiest (hell...
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    First 2000+ miles road trip with family

    And for folks not big into car tech and even maintenance — there are 2 things before embarking on long trip with Tesla (I did not get my car serviced at Service Center mostly due to Covid related issues and how far it is) - tire inflation (keep this optimized, esp get own inflator pump esp long...
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    First 2000+ miles road trip with family

    Wanted to share my thoughts from our 1st road trip in 2019 M3 (AWD) and general summary concerns with Tesla. (It’s a fantastic car for family - yes tight in space but other things make up for it). Having said that I’ll list the negatives here (for others to point workaround(s), or user error to...

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