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    Change my lease to finance on model Y

    Leasing is far more profitable for dealers 98% of the time. I ran the numbers on leasing a model Y and switched to a purchase as I felt in 3 years I would be well ahead based on strong resale values. I think your stuck at this point. Unwinding the deal would be complicated.
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    Model 3 rear-ended in stop-and-go, slight rear bumper damage - go through insurance?

    Be aware that most insurance companies require accidents to be reported within a certain time frame after the accident. If you call the other guys insurance company a month after the accident don’t be surprised if they ignore you.
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    Front Windshield on 2021

    It’s possible it’s 70%. Almost all factory glass has some degree of tint. I suspect from looking at my 2021 it’s more like 85%. I doubt they would allow much tint below the ASI line as it would inevitably lead to lawsuits.
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    model Y as a limo

    What you want the car for screams model X and you may qualify for some extremely good tax deductions driving a X for business. The Y does not weigh enough to be eligible. Cost overall might be less on the X.
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    App does not give me any option to pay two days before delivery

    Write a personal check at pickup. Never pay for a Tesla until after you inspect it!
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    Track mode Model Y performance

    EV’s usually don’t need a lunch mode. Foot to the floor is launch mode!
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    Cruise control / Auto Pilot is Garbage

    I have 2000 miles on my model Y now and can compare it to my 2021 BMW X5. The BMW is simply a better system. I have had exactly 1 phantom braking episode in 4000 miles verses to many to count over 2000 miles in the Tesla. The BMW is also a smoother system both in braking and acceleration. It...
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    Why are people buying new ICE cars?

    I needed a vehicle that could tow 6000 lbs and also make trips to our mountain home. The Tesla cant tow that load and the mountain trip would be extremily inconvenient with no supercharges on the route and the nay charging option once there being 110 power.
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    CR Report/Test on Recent Model S Crash

    I just found out that if you douse yourself in gasoline and light a match it can be bad! When is consumer reports going to write a article on this enormous safety problem. Why are they not demanding action by gas companies! How culpable are the match makers?
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    New Tesla Y defective - what would you do?

    You might expect a replacement vehicle from other dealers but you would not get it. They would change the motor. A corvette recently had the motor fail on the drive home from delivery. He is getting a new engine not the new car he wants.
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    MY just went up $500

    Net price hike is in fact 500.
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    Model Y test-drive experience (not a current Tesla owner)

    Tesla certainly has fit and finish problems however the two ford MachE’s I looked closely at had the worst exterior fit and finish of a production car I have witnessed since the 1982 Jeep! The interiors were however very good.
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    Model Y 7 seater Floor Mat Recommendation

    I have the autailer mats in my 5 seater. They look fantastic and appear to be very high quality. Not sure if they make a 7 seat version.
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    Anyone else being forced to cancel long-pending MY reservation?

    Your situation is somewhat different than those who ordered a car in production. I would have demanded a refund and Tesla should provide that. The timeline to deliver a rwd Lr was always in the future. They have however had enough time and should refund your deposit. Have you requested a refund...
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    Anyone else being forced to cancel long-pending MY reservation?

    Let’s be realistic here. The point of ordering something is to have it delivered. I would consider a delay of 90 days reasonable but delaying delivery for a year or more and expecting to hold the slot and pricing from long ago is a very unrealistic expectation.
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    The green light option is a mere 10,000 however they bundle it with automatic lane change!
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    HUH??? 250 miles isnt up to standard? wow

    As I posted they had a huge number of unsold SR model Y’s around the country. At my service center you could walk in and pick almost any color combination you wanted. That has never happened with any Tesla in the past. 14 SR model Y’s lined up is a pretty sight but I don’t think Tesla liked it...
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    MYP range

    My MYP shows a fully charged range of 313 miles. I thought that number was set at the EPA number at 303? It’s a late Feb 2021 build. My range so far appears to be quite good and not far off EPA estimates. I charge to 250 miles and if I drive 50 miles show 190 to 200 miles left. I did however...
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    Model Y Perf or BMW X3M?

    Try this option! You need to load it in the car via the Tesla browser. https://teslawaze.azurewebsites.net/
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    Progressive insurance Model Y

    I just insured a Model YP with USAA. My insurance increased 12 dollars a year. Paying about 100 a month for a BMW X5 and the Tesla.
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    Model YP purchase.

    I wrote this for a non Tesla forum so some info everyone on here will be aware of however I am lazy and just pasting it here. I picked up a Tesla Model Y performance on Saturday. Fit and finish was surprisingly better than I expected. I have looked at Tesla’s for several months and fully...
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    Recent MYP Delivery Estimates

    I purchased a in stock Y performance today. Hoping for delivery Saturday. Only issue at the moment is getting the Tesla app to work. Welcomes me by name but won’t due anything else.
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    Tinting Model Y Roof

    Most states do not allow front windshield tinting below the AS1 line. You may well find you have to remove it to pass inspection. I hate rules but this is a good one.
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    Progressive insurance Model Y

    Have everyone pay the same regardless of who is hi and low risk. Personal actions and accountability should mean something. If you own a rental I am sure you don’t pull credit histories etc.. before renting because you are pro consumer. I don’t want my rates raised to cover high risk clients.
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    Stoplight chime

    Sadly EAP is not available.
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    Stoplight chime

    Posted in the user interface forum but no reply. Do autopilot only cars get the stoplight change chime? Love that feature but don’t want FSD.
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    Shipping my Model Y to Europe - Lots of questions and concerns!

    In the end you will be far better off to sell it and purchase a car when you arrive. When you come back to the states buy a new model Y with a 500 mile range! Rota is a great area!
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    Reason for SR Y discontinued

    The main bill that has left committee in the house specifically states the credit will only be effective as of date of signing.
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    Stoplight chime

    Do autopilot only cars get the stoplight change chime? Love that feature but don’t want FSD.
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    Reason for SR Y discontinued

    I suspect they are just matching you with a inventory car. I am told there are no new SR’s being produced. They have a very high SR inventory.
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    Progressive insurance Model Y

    Another reason I am glad I left CA. Credit ratings are very good predictors of future claims and allow insurance companies to determine rates more accurately without having lower risk customers subsidizes high risk individuals.
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    Reason for SR Y discontinued

    Once the current unsold production is gone I am told the SR will not be available even off menu. There are however hundreds of SR’s available for immediate delivery. I suspect if any are left by the end of the quarter there may be some nice incentives.
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    HUH??? 250 miles isnt up to standard? wow

    That’s not correct at all. The problem was the SR was barely selling at all. Take a look at what is available in stock built on the Tesla website. In NC there are 13 SR’s you can have today. I never saw more than 4 Y’s available in NC prior. Someone posted the nationwide numbers in another...
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    Reason for SR Y discontinued

    The more I look at it the more I suspect it was straight demand. It certainly was not profit margin as that would have been a known when announced. If it did not look like a near sure thing the EV credit will return this year I would grab one of the stock cars now. The SR can be purchased on the...
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    Reason for SR Y discontinued

    I suspect the SR was discontinued due to a simple lack of demand. The two NC sales centers have 13 SR’s between them in stock ready for delivery. I have watched inventory and never saw anything like this. Usually 0 to 3 LR’s available. Currently they have 1.
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    2021 Refresh - LR AWD Waiting Room

    Production has been shut down on the 3. Various reasons are being tossed out from a lack of chips to a drop in demand. Will certainly impact deliveries.
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    Recent MYP Delivery Estimates

    I have a 2021 X5. The improvements made starting with the 2019 version are outstanding. The mild hybrid system added in 2021 gives it a electric car feel off the line. It’s a keeper. Our BMW I3 comes off lease in March and the Y will replace it. My biggest fear is having to make repeated service...
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    Model Y vs Mustang Mach E

    Looked at a MachE today. I did not care for it. Smaller back seat than the Y and less rear cargo room. The center screen seemed complex and less intuitive than the Tesla. Interior was much nicer looking and felt like better quality but the exterior looked like Tesla built it. Poor hood and rear...
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    Tax credit (Green ACT)

    It’s pretty clear from reading that the credit only applies after date of passage. That’s going to put a big crimp into Tesla sales for the next few months. Will be interesting to see if Tesla adds some incentives.
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    Model Y SR gone from options and LR dropped 1K?

    I have no doubt everything you say is correct. I am in what most would consider high income and I pay a substantial amount of taxes each year. I would bet that 98% of purchasers will qualify for the rebate. If you are in a mid to high 6 figure income and have managed things such that you don’t...
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    Model Y SR gone from options and LR dropped 1K?

    If someone does not owe at least 7k in taxes they really should not be in the market for 48,000 dollar cars.
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    Model Y SR 1 year free trial of premium subscription taken away

    Just curious, how did BMW treat you with the car in the shop? Loaner, rental ect..
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    Model Y SR 1 year free trial of premium subscription taken away

    You're about to get even more unhappy as Tesla just killed your resale value by making the car a very young orphan.
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    Tax credit (Green ACT)

    That would be very smart on Tesla’s part. I think their sales have dropped and will continue to do so. Never have I saw so many Model Y’s available on the sales site.
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    Do new 2021 Model Y have USB in Both Glovebox and Center Console

    Can you use the phone chargers without interfering with the USBC ports?
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    Is MY Demand down in US because people are waiting for restoration of the federal tax credit?

    Demand is also down as more competition comes online at lower prices. The new BMW is also going to grab a bunch of market share. There is a article out today saying Tesla is for the first time demand not production limited. Tesla had excess inventory in the fourth quarter and has never been...
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    SR price reduction

    The tax credit is very likely to pass in some form. It has good support at all levels. I agree it probably will not be retroactive.
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    SR price reduction

    It’s not really that bad. I just bought a new BMW X5. Emailed the sales manager what I wanted and he gave me a price including trade in. Emailed a counter that they accepted. Drove to dealer and signed the papers. Did have to meet finance guy. No to everything and out of his office in 5 minutes...

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