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  1. Lertulo

    MASTER THREAD: 2019.36.1 update released with 5% power increase

    Agreed--just appeared for me as well (M3AWD near Pittsburgh)
  2. Lertulo

    DRIVE UNIT FAILURE REAR Model 3 LR AWD 16k

    I can confirm that the AWD is drivable with a dead front motor. There is very little power--very slow to accel from stop, hard to climb long hills etc--but top speed is fine. When my front motor died, I drove it ~5mi to the service center, and they were able to resolve it (loose wiring...
  3. Lertulo

    First day with the car! First day with a loaner.

    I've now driven my NEW TESLA MODEL 3 (stoked stoked stoked) for all of 50 miles. And indeed the problem I encountered earlier appears to be fully resolved. Whew! I'm pushing 50yo at this point, and have lost count of the number of cars that I've owned. Had a beetle, several saturns, Hyundai...
  4. Lertulo

    Front motor temporarily disabled?

    SC says it's fixed and ready for pickup : that the problem was a loose wiring harness.
  5. Lertulo

    First day with the car! First day with a loaner.

    Just heard from the SC: my car is fixed and ready for pickup. They explain that it was a wiring harness that was loose and needed to be reseated and secured. Frustration aside, my experience here has actually been pretty good. Everyone has been extremely polite and prompt, they've taken the...
  6. Lertulo

    First day with the car! First day with a loaner.

    Appreciate the replies. My car's build date was approx 8 Aug 2019, and it's running the v10 software. No fit or finish issues caught my eye in the 3h that I had it. Frustrating and maybe a little foreboding. But the feeling of loss definitely underscores how much I've been looking forward...
  7. Lertulo

    Front motor temporarily disabled?

    I got out, locked, unlocked, got back in, and the warnings were gone. Drove 10 ft and it happened again. Hard-reset the car, no joy. Did the lock, unlock, retry thing and it happened a 3rd time. Took the car back to the SC, and they've put me in a loaner. 3 hours. I had my new car for 3...
  8. Lertulo

    Front motor temporarily disabled?

    It's 60F and dry here, car was delivered with 90% SOC and is still up there--didn't get far enough to drain it. No snowflakes.
  9. Lertulo

    First day with the car! First day with a loaner.

    Thanks. Here's hoping. Doctor Google says the symptom usually means the whole front motor is blown and needs to be replaced. Sigh...
  10. Lertulo

    First day with the car! First day with a loaner.

    Honestly not enamored with the S. Still fun to drive, no worries there. But the interior is dark--like a cave--and feels like a regression from the clean, open design of the 3. The steering wheel blocks my view of the front-of-driver display, the windows have an on-door adjustment...
  11. Lertulo

    Front motor temporarily disabled?

    Just had this happen on my brand new model 3. Made it not even 10 miles out of delivery,before the front motor decided it didn't want to play any more. Really loving the new-car quality at the moment.
  12. Lertulo

    First day with the car! First day with a loaner.

    Picked up my new model 3 this morning, about 3 hours ago. And yet, at the moment I'm driving a model S. See, my (beautiful) model 3 lost its *sugar* before I had driven it 10 miles. I'm in a parking lot going about 15mph when I release the accel, and the car has a fit: says the front motor is...
  13. Lertulo

    Picking up tomorrow!

    The car was shipped from a different facility about 150mi away.
  14. Lertulo

    Picking up tomorrow!

    After I gave up on my original order in favor of taking an inventory car, things have moved pretty fast. Including my car arriving three days early, so that I get to pick up tomorrow! I've seen suggestions about checking for paint/scratch/scuff issues and general panel fit. Anything else I...
  15. Lertulo

    No VINs in October?

    Right. On the other hand, that's not a complete picture. Among other things, there are multiple cars at every facility being used for test drive vehicles: they accumulate about 1k miles before being released for sale, at which point the dealers first try to match them against waiters before...
  16. Lertulo

    No VINs in October?

    Pittfan, I ordered from the Wexford location--also an M3 AWD, about the same time frame. Also got the perpetual 2-week estimate. Eventually gave up on it, and asked the dealership to find a similar car in inventory that they could bring in. Found one in Cincinnati just a day later, will be...
  17. Lertulo

    What are you guys doing while waiting for delivery ?

    Damnit, I forgot the mud flaps! <loads amazon>
  18. Lertulo

    What are you guys doing while waiting for delivery ?

    Oh, sure, now he tells me... <slowly slides boxes of accessories out of sight>
  19. Lertulo

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    After accepting an on-the-lot car from 150mi away, about 24h later I got a text message to schedule delivery: first option, one week from today.
  20. Lertulo

    What are you guys doing while waiting for delivery ?

    OMG, I'm buying accessories. SO MANY accessories. At this point I'm fairly sure I've paid for an extra M3 worth of junk to add onto my upcoming S3. This thing had better arrive soon, or I won't be able to fit all the accessories into it even if I just stuff them in the trunk.
  21. Lertulo

    LR AWD Waiting Room

    Ordered LR AWD on 3 October; after 15 days, the dealership says that their latest shipment is on their books for end-of-October delivery and yet didn't contain my car--so, still no VIN. Since I'm looking to get a car before October is out, OA started looking around--and found a very similar car...
  22. Lertulo

    No VINs in October?

    Ah, you give me hope! Ordered the same car (except black exterior) on 3 Oct, still waiting for a vin.
  23. Lertulo

    No VINs in October?

    Agreed: I noticed that too. And tezz.la is showing the occasional *new* 6-miles-only high-end M3 appearing in the market from time to time now. So while there's only a slow trickle of domestic cars, there doesn't appear to be a full stop...
  24. Lertulo

    Can I take a car from another service center?

    OA here says that they're comfortable bringing in a car that's up to 500 miles away; beyond that, there's an additional service charge. I can't speculate on any other motivations that might be in play, as I don't know what incentives or risks they undergo. I can say that, given the current...
  25. Lertulo

    No VINs in October?

    Dealer here says that the rumors of December-timeframe delivery are unrealistic. My associate agrees that there is a higher percentage of cars being prepared for overseas delivery right now, but that she is continuing to see VINs assigned and vehicles delivered locally as well. She checked my...
  26. Lertulo

    No VINs in October?

    My Manage page's official estimate has always been--and continues to be--"Estimated Delivery: within 2 weeks from order placed date" Which would be within the next six days. The dealership was a little less confident: they said it "might take three weeks." I took that to mean...
  27. Lertulo

    No VINs in October?

    Okay, I suppose that makes it officially time to go talk to the local dealer to find out what's up. Tesla says 2 weeks, they suggested maybe 3 weeks... end of December would be 10 weeks. It's not okay to just slip that sort of thing without talking.
  28. Lertulo

    No VINs in October?

    Joe, you're making me cry...
  29. Lertulo

    No VINs in October?

    Looking at the sticky-post delivery spreadsheet in this forum, one can sort by any column--including VIN date. From September 2019 backwards, it looks like there are multiple VINs assigned every day in a fairly steady progression. However, there have only been two VINs assigned in all of...
  30. Lertulo

    One Year In...

    Groovy; thanks.
  31. Lertulo

    One Year In...

    Just out of curiosity, why would you have skipped the doors when doing PPF? Sounds like you're pretty happy with the coating.
  32. Lertulo

    My Experience (Pittsburgh Delivery)

    I appreciate your in-depth post. I placed an order at the Pittsburgh facility one week ago, and again found the people there to be very friendly and likable (and not at all pushy, as I've come to expect from car dealers). When I visited, they were all very busy--the end-of-quarter rush was...

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