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  1. xanatos

    Help planning trip from SF east bay to Fort Bragg in M3 LR AWD

    Thanks, that helps a lot! BTW, what about route 20 thag goes between Fort Bragg and Willits, is that also a good route for Tesla?
  2. xanatos

    Help planning trip from SF east bay to Fort Bragg in M3 LR AWD

    Need some help from the community planning a trip from SF bay area (east bay) all the way up to Fort Bragg (near Mendocino). Would like to drive the M3 LR AWD if possible, but the lack of charging stations is making me reconsider taking the minivan instead. Would like people's opinion on this...
  3. xanatos

    How to determine if used MX from Tesla site has MCU2?

    cool, works again, thanks!
  4. xanatos

    How to determine if used MX from Tesla site has MCU2?

    weird, I thought I got it working for a while, but now it just says "Build Date null" for all the cars, did I break something?
  5. xanatos

    How to determine if used MX from Tesla site has MCU2?

    whoa, didn't even know about column selector, that's pretty cool, thanks!
  6. xanatos

    How to determine if used MX from Tesla site has MCU2?

    I know MCU2 comes on cars after March 2018, but how can I determine that from Tesla used website or ev-cpo?
  7. xanatos

    Can MX 6-seater fit 55-inch or 65-inch tv (new in box) in the trunk?

    If I put down the 3rd row seats, will I be able to transport either a 55-inch or 65-inch tv in box? box dimensions: 55-inch tv - 55"x34"x6" 65-inch tv - 64"x38"x7"
  8. xanatos

    Vendor “X-Care EV Protection” - First 3rd Party Service Agreement for Model S, Model X and Model 3!

    sounds good. so we have to satisfy both the days and mileage right? as in, if after 30 days, I've only driven 800 miles, I need to drive another 200 more before I have satisfied the requirement?
  9. xanatos

    Does depreciation of ~12k/year sound right for Dec 2018 M3 LR AWD?

    Thank you so much, that helped tremendously!
  10. xanatos

    Does depreciation of ~12k/year sound right for Dec 2018 M3 LR AWD?

    Thanks, actually that is indeed what I was trying to do, just trying to get an idea of "how much money have I lost out of pocket if I were to sell the car today". I didn't realize using the word "depreciation" would have different meanings and metrics to other people, so I can certainly...
  11. xanatos

    Does depreciation of ~12k/year sound right for Dec 2018 M3 LR AWD?

    Ok that makes sense. My MVPA was 61700, so that was the value I was using for comparison purposes. But we can calculate it your way too. To be fair though, if we want to account for tax credits and rebates, we need to include the sales tax too to get the real out the door price. so it should...
  12. xanatos

    Does depreciation of ~12k/year sound right for Dec 2018 M3 LR AWD?

    On a whim, I was trying to calculate the depreciation of my excellent condition, December 2018, Blue M3 LR AWD 18" EAP white interior with 14k miles, via offers from Vroom, Carvana, and Shift, and it comes out to be about 12k/year. My compare method is the offers from those websites vs. the...
  13. xanatos

    Vendor “X-Care EV Protection” - First 3rd Party Service Agreement for Model S, Model X and Model 3!

    Forgot to ask, is sales tax charged on top of the quotes? And also, can you explain the 30 day / 1000 miles waiting period?
  14. xanatos

    Vendor “X-Care EV Protection” - First 3rd Party Service Agreement for Model S, Model X and Model 3!

    Ok thanks. And that would qualify for the $100 referral discount, right?
  15. xanatos

    Vendor “X-Care EV Protection” - First 3rd Party Service Agreement for Model S, Model X and Model 3!

    For CA buyers, what does it mean that I can only buy the coverage from a local dealer/rep? Does it mean I need to buy the car from them as well?
  16. xanatos

    List of out of warranty costs for common repairs?

    Whoa! Did not know this existed! Edit: doh, seems like in California only a dealer can sell this coverage, which means I would be limited to buying the car from same dealer as well.
  17. xanatos

    List of out of warranty costs for common repairs?

    Was saving up to get a used X directly from Tesla, but with the recent reduction of warranty to only 1 year and removal of pictures, I am considering buying from Carvana or some other third party. But of course, only problem is I can't buy extended warranty through those channels. Does anyone...
  18. xanatos

    Where to get power liftgate installed in SF Bay Area?

    Yikes, that would be bad!
  19. xanatos

    Where to get power liftgate installed in SF Bay Area?

    I keep reading about this Hansshow power liftgate for Model 3, but it seems like too much work to install for me, where can I get it professionally installed around Fremont (or somewhere in the area)?
  20. xanatos

    Powerwall with Combination Service Panel

    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but does panel upgrade really cost that much? I am considering adding solar and/or powerwall but I only have an 100A panel, so I am worried that if a panel upgrade is needed and really costs that much, I will be over budget.
  21. xanatos

    Fed tax credit for roof replacement required for solar install?

    Actually that brings up a good point. If I go to the Tesla website and get a quote for solar glass roof, the estimated federal credit they show me is not based on the entire quoted price. It seems to be based on a percentage of the price, which they estimate is the amount of roof that actually...
  22. xanatos

    Fed tax credit for roof replacement required for solar install?

    I currently have a 25+ year old wood shake roof that is not solar friendly. Everyone I have talked to says in order to install solar I would need to get a new roof first. So I started to research if the roof replacement would qualify for the federal tax credit since it is required as part of the...
  23. xanatos

    California PG&E solar - which rate plans?

    thanks, super useful and exactly what I was looking for!
  24. xanatos

    California PG&E solar - which rate plans?

    For those on PG&E in California with solar, which plans can you choose from? I am getting different information depending on where I look. On PG&E solar calculator, at the end of the survey it says you must select from one of the time of use plans: E-TOU-B or E-TOU-C. Both are 4-9pm peak...
  25. xanatos

    Used inventory on tesla site for < 50k?

    Oh man, it happened! Pictures for historical purposes:
  26. xanatos

    Where to mount candy bar style fastrak transponder in M3?

    Minor update: Since the transponder wasn't getting detected while mounted vertically, I tried rotating it 90 degrees so that now it was horizontal, but still in the same location to the right of the camera. It appears to have worked, since I was not charged the one time I drove 237E while it was...
  27. xanatos

    Where to mount candy bar style fastrak transponder in M3?

    Is your orientation vertical or horizontal? Possible to post a picture?
  28. xanatos

    Where to mount candy bar style fastrak transponder in M3?

    Great data point, thanks!
  29. xanatos

    Where to mount candy bar style fastrak transponder in M3?

    weird, I did not think of that. I just figured as long as it was facing out it's ok. Maybe I should try horizontal...
  30. xanatos

    Where to mount candy bar style fastrak transponder in M3?

    Whoa, stickers? No we have not heard of those up here. The candy bar transponders are needed because there is a switch to select how many people is in the car. Not sure how to do that with stickers?
  31. xanatos

    Where to mount candy bar style fastrak transponder in M3?

    Bay Area, California. Recently had to get the new CAV fastrak transponders so I can drive in 237 HOV lane. Currently have it mounted like this: based on their mounting instructions: FasTrak But 3 days in a row it was not detected, so they used my license plate instead and charged me full...
  32. xanatos

    Used inventory on tesla site for < 50k?

    whoa, been using this site since 2016 and never realized you can do this. thanks!
  33. xanatos

    Used inventory on tesla site for < 50k?

    Main reason for avoiding private party is I need the CPO warranty from Tesla. My first Tesla was a 2012 CPO MS and that was in the shop pretty much every couple of months. Can't imagine what the repair costs would have been if I hadn't gotten it from the factory.
  34. xanatos

    Used inventory on tesla site for < 50k?

    Right now used MX on tesla.com starts at around 55k and goes up from there. I am waiting for the day when they will be listed under 50k. When do you guys think that will happen? Later this year? Next year? Never? I would think that as the higher mileage and older ones come to market, prices...
  35. xanatos

    "Acceleration Boost" option, discussion as to which models and how much quicker

    I did not realize this was something you could do, namely, to inform insurance companies of your upgrades and have it documented. Is it a common thing?
  36. xanatos

    "Acceleration Boost" option, discussion as to which models and how much quicker

    How will this be accounted for in KBB or other guides? If your car gets totaled, how do you get the insurance company to pay you the extra 2k that doesn't show up in their value estimates?
  37. xanatos

    When off lease units show up as CPO?

    You are correct, I somehow remembered the wrong date. So I guess I shouldn’t hold my breath for this phantom influx? Was hoping to see them for under 50k but maybe that is just a pipe dream for now...
  38. xanatos

    When off lease units show up as CPO?

    When should I start expecting the influx of off lease MX to start appearing on the CPO site? The MX started being sold the 4th quarter of 2016, so leases should be ending around now, but I don't see much change on the CPO site...
  39. xanatos

    PSA: CAV Toll Tag for SR-237

    What if someone "accidentally" leaves the switch on the CAV tag at 2 people so they don't get charged? How will they enforce that? Asking for a friend.
  40. xanatos

    Would you buy another MX after having a lemon?

    I'm been considering a Pacifica Hybrid ever since they were announced. What are your impressions of it aside from the vacuum issue?
  41. xanatos

    The perfect Model 3 emergency jack?

    Wow, that's a pricey bit! Thanks...
  42. xanatos

    The perfect Model 3 emergency jack?

    That's a good point, I didn't think of the taking off part. How did you ream it?
  43. xanatos

    Has anyone tried the TruLift Racheting Scissor Jack from Modern Spare?

    Why are you selling it? Don't you still need it for your M3?
  44. xanatos

    Spare Tire Option?

    you mention that although the tesla stud is 14mm and genesis is 12mm, you did not need to ream the holes. so how tight is it exactly? it's hard to tell from the pictures, but can you still put it on easily, or do you have to push and wiggle and spend some time working it in?
  45. xanatos

    The perfect Model 3 emergency jack?

    Did it still fit before you reemed it? Or would it not fit at all? Some people said even if you don't reem, it will still fit but will be tight. Just trying to get some confirmation.
  46. xanatos

    Has anyone tried the TruLift Racheting Scissor Jack from Modern Spare?

    Modern Spare has a spare tire kit: 2017-2019 Tesla Model 3 Complete Kit - Carrying Case Included - Modern Spare that includes a "3000 LB TruLift Ratcheting Scissor Jack With Rubber Contact Point". Has anyone actually used one of these jacks on an M3, and does it work well? Specifically, are...
  47. xanatos

    Epidemic of Model 3 small window break-ins

    The situation is so bad I actually saw this yesterday: Doubt the note will work though. If anything it might piss off the thief and make him want to break your glass even more!
  48. xanatos

    Referral bonus just increased to 5000 miles?!

    OP update: I referred myself and someone else, and ended up with 15k miles!
  49. xanatos

    SR downgrade finally coming!

    I don't think the sticker matters. What matters is what you actually paid for on your MVPA.
  50. xanatos

    SR downgrade finally coming!

    They are finally pushing out the SW to downgrade SR+ to SR:

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