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  1. whttiger25

    California DMV - Plates & HOV Stickers

    I mailed mine on December 31. Bought my car in June but with Covid it made sense to wait for the extra year of eligibility. I wonder if it takes them till 2022, if I'll get the next sticker? :)
  2. whttiger25

    California DMV - Plates & HOV Stickers

    why wouldn't they approve it?
  3. whttiger25

    California DMV - Plates & HOV Stickers

    It's official! BLUE for 2021! Glad I waited. With Covid and WFH anyway I wasn't going to use it this year, and the blue will look a lot more mellow than orange.
  4. whttiger25

    Consumer Reportrs Drops Model S from Reliability list

    Let's be clear, they currently make the best EV product, period, hands down. People wanting a good EV that has a fantastic fast charging network have no other realistic choices. Try driving a non-tesla cross country. And despite the issues, the car itself is still great. Choices are coming in...
  5. whttiger25

    Supercharger - Chula Vista, CA (LIVE 4 Aug 2020, 12 V3 stalls)

    Very strange. I’ve had 3 poor experiences in 3 different stalls in a row. Recently got 200kw elsewhere so not my car.
  6. whttiger25

    Enhanced Autopilot is BACK!!

    Wow! I was for a moment so happy that I hadn't paid $7000 for FSD when I saw this offer, and tempted to pay the $4k for the features I thought I wanted when I bought my car, but didn't think they were worth it. But then I thought for a while and realized that even this wasn't worth $4000 any...
  7. whttiger25

    Supercharger - Chula Vista, CA (LIVE 4 Aug 2020, 12 V3 stalls)

    I was there Friday around 4:30-5pm, in a new model S LR+ capable of 225kw, arrived with 25%, never saw over 105kw, averaged 70-80kw, charged to 60%.
  8. whttiger25

    Supercharger - Chula Vista, CA (LIVE 4 Aug 2020, 12 V3 stalls)

    The last two times i charged here, charging performance on the stalls that were not broken was nowhere near peak, was getting about 70-90kw on a 40% battery that should have been able to pull mid 100s
  9. whttiger25

    I've loved Tesla for 7 years. But after years of abuse, I'm out

    Regarding all the discussion on holding value, I will throw in my experience. The car I purchased in june of 2017, a base model s 100d with only EAP and blue paint, had a $99k sticker or about $92k because of the available federal rebate so we can compare apples to apples. Let's take off another...
  10. whttiger25

    Thankful for biodefense mode

    Never imagined I’d be using it as much as I have been the last week. Thought it was a fun gimmick when I bought the car but now I truly have experienced the real value of it.
  11. whttiger25

    Model S Trade-in heads up

    This was end of June. At that time it was only inventory cars delivered by June 30. They were trying to juice their 2Q numbers. Considering their earning and stock price looks like it worked.
  12. whttiger25

    Model S Trade-in heads up

    Oh wow missed that you said 162 I was just estimating. For sure though you could do a lot better than I could have With a private party sale.
  13. whttiger25

    Model S Trade-in heads up

    Wow.....I must have gotten really lucky. You've got basically $40k more in options than I did.
  14. whttiger25

    FSD on a trial basis? Or as a monthly leased service?

    Nope. How many people who would have paid the $8000 try the monthly option instead, and immediately cancel after they realize the features aren't there? I'm thinking that would offset the increase from customers like youl
  15. whttiger25

    FSD on a trial basis? Or as a monthly leased service?

    Why doesn't it make financial sense for Tesla? Because the value is not there currently for the consumer. Everyone paying $7000-$8000 now has either been tricked (if they paid monthly they'd cancel) or is holding out in hope for future benefits (they would wait to subscribe until those benefits...
  16. whttiger25

    Navigate on Autopilot is Useless (2018.42.3)

    Please please please don’t tell people what they have purchased will be “worth” six figures. Until musk allows you to take your FSD Package to another car (no sign of that happening) it is NOT an investment. By the time it’s “worth six figures” the car it’s attached to will be likely a clunker...
  17. whttiger25

    New vampire drain after updating to 2020.28.5

    I didn't watch it, I just checked in the morning once. The behavior certainly changed. I've checked with the same consistency before this and maintained 3-4 miles a day then.
  18. whttiger25

    New vampire drain after updating to 2020.28.5

    My 2020 LR+ was losing 3-4 miles a day very consistently. I updated to this new version yesterday evening, and awoke this morning to a loss of 8 miles in 12 hours. I'm watching it today and it's lost 2 more miles in just 3 hours. Sentry off, cabin overheat protection off, I didn't use or enter...
  19. whttiger25

    FSD on a trial basis? Or as a monthly leased service?

    I think that Tesla would have offered it as a subscription a long time ago if the product would live up to expectations, but the FSD product, as it is now, is certainly not worth what Tesla wants to charge for it. So they must sell it as a package with a promise of future updates to justify the...
  20. whttiger25

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Is 'Very Close' To Level 5 Self-Driving Technology

    I think Tesla managed to cover themselves legally, clearly, but they definitely implied they were much further along with the tech than they were, regardless of regulatory approval. Just an implication, of course, but one that likely generated significant additional revenue. Hard to disagree...
  21. whttiger25

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Is 'Very Close' To Level 5 Self-Driving Technology

    You’re right, I knew what I was getting into, which is why I declined the $7,000 option on my June LR+ :)
  22. whttiger25

    Model S Trade-in heads up

    I'm actually down in San Diego for the duration of Covid, went to the Kearny Mesa location.
  23. whttiger25

    Was FSD Worth it to you?

    When you use “infinite” value either saved or lost as part of an EV calculation, there isn’t such a thing as positive or negative EV even if the probability of a positive outcome is greater than that of the negative outcome. It’s still undefined. :) Current actuarial value of a human life is...
  24. whttiger25

    Was FSD Worth it to you?

    Is there a non zero probability of FSD causing death as well that should be factored in?
  25. whttiger25

    Was FSD Worth it to you?

    Poll
  26. whttiger25

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Is 'Very Close' To Level 5 Self-Driving Technology

    Well, it isn't worth it to me, and I was speaking for myself, and that is a fact. But my ranting is meant to throw some cold water on the claims Tesla has and continues to make in SELLING the future of the FSD package. There's lots of fine print to protect Tesla, and I highly doubt that the...
  27. whttiger25

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Is 'Very Close' To Level 5 Self-Driving Technology

    I agree with this. Because, our two eyes happen to be connected to a brain. The AI problems I see as most difficult to solve aren't even the object identification type problems. It's the true perception problems. Anticipating a construction zone that isn't in the database, such as cones closing...
  28. whttiger25

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Is 'Very Close' To Level 5 Self-Driving Technology

    Do you or anyone know if anyone is or has developing/developed a standard NFC interface for autonomous cars to communicate with each other? Seems a standardized communication API that allows cars with different technologies and manufacturers to communicate and agree on the “state of the world”...
  29. whttiger25

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Is 'Very Close' To Level 5 Self-Driving Technology

    I meant most of the engineers and developers, not customers. i bought EAP on my 2017 model s. By the time I upgraded to my Raven last month, I knew the only EAP feature I remotely trusted was auto lane change. Summon was a gimmick that was truly useful only a couple times. So I decided not to...
  30. whttiger25

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Is 'Very Close' To Level 5 Self-Driving Technology

    Dude I gotta say, reading that screen shot made me literally laugh out loud! I’m all for the Tesla mission and I have loved my cars, but... I’m amazed this copy was approved but an entire team of people responsible for building and marketing a car like The model S. Most had to know that the...
  31. whttiger25

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Is 'Very Close' To Level 5 Self-Driving Technology

    I feel like true FSD is about a merger between sensors and AI that is not only quantifiable safer than average human drivers, but also feels safer to passengers. Seems we are nowhere near that, it isn’t about edge cases. Those are important, but there is such a lo g way to go to what level 5 is...
  32. whttiger25

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Is 'Very Close' To Level 5 Self-Driving Technology

    So despite ALL those drawbacks, you still use fsd every day and love it?
  33. whttiger25

    100D owner: First loaner Model S (75D) experience at SC

    You may not know this but the OP purchased a "new" inventory showroom vehicle that is actually a 2018 pre-raven model S.
  34. whttiger25

    100D owner: First loaner Model S (75D) experience at SC

    State of charge can affect regen power, a more fully charged battery cannot accept all the current available from regen, thus weakening it. Also notable, the 75D battery in general can accept on average 25% less current at any given state of charge, meaning it's regen power should start tapering...
  35. whttiger25

    Acceptable Degradation?

    Compared to my experience this is high. My 2017 100D with 53K miles (somewhat equivalent cycles to 34k miles on a 75D) had 5.5% degradation.
  36. whttiger25

    100D owner: First loaner Model S (75D) experience at SC

    That sounds cost effective for Tesla! lol
  37. whttiger25

    Model S Trade-in heads up

    my MSRP was $99.7k inc delivery, $1000 referral bonus = $98.7k. Adjusted for tax rebates $92k. Anyway as I said above I do think I could have gotten $50k or more private party. I just wasn’t willing to do the work. “Market Value” has significant variance in used cars I suppose.
  38. whttiger25

    Model S Trade-in heads up

    Just thought of one more drawback - Tesla removes free unlimited supercharging on trade in from used cars that used to have it attached to the car (as opposed to the owner).
  39. whttiger25

    Model S Trade-in heads up

    Wow, I gotta say that's an amazing deal. I always thought the air suspension was a gimmick. I declined to add it to my second S, a 2017 100D, built months before air suspension became standard. The new adaptive air on my new Raven is great, but the first version was more about raising the car to...
  40. whttiger25

    Help from experienced model S owners

    Not a great sign! They need to plug the damn car in!
  41. whttiger25

    2016 Model S Battery Degradation Question

    On the 2017 100D I just traded in with 53,000 miles, I had about 5.5% degradation. Probably half of those miles were supercharged. Most of the degradation happened in the first 20k miles. Leveled off from there.
  42. whttiger25

    Bored with the loaner...pictures!

    Wow what did you have to do to get a loaner? :)
  43. whttiger25

    FSD NOW 8k for all models

    Of those list of features auto lane change is the only one i'd use. Summon...maybe to navigate a tight parking spot. Smart summon, is nowhere near close to being ready or useful, NoA is downright scary, autopark is slow and error prone (better to just park myself) and the stop sign and light...
  44. whttiger25

    2013/2014 Model S

    If you do get an old Tesla, make sure you calculate the maximum charge range to ensure there hasn't been crazy battery degradation, and assume you wont' be able to supercharge nearly as fast as newer cars.
  45. whttiger25

    2013/2014 Model S

    With that budget and your commute needs I'd rather see you in a used Bolt or even Volt for the same price or even high $teens, you'll probably end up with a significantly lower cost of ownership than the Tesla. Something like this. https://www.carmax.com/car/18820710 I think you have to be...
  46. whttiger25

    Where do I best sell a Tesla Model S?

    What is now stock in a $75k base model S that is was not included a base 2017 100D? 67 miles more range (87 more miles including the degradation I had) Adaptive air suspension Premium seats and alcantra headliner 0.5 seconds faster to 60mph Sub-zero weather package Premium audio MCU2 Your...
  47. whttiger25

    I've loved Tesla for 7 years. But after years of abuse, I'm out

    When I bought my first Model S, I got an umbrella and a coffee mug, and a personalized delivery experience that made me feel special. When I bought my second Model S, I got a coffee mug, and htey had the car waiting outside and they threw me the keys. When I bought my third model S, I got no...
  48. whttiger25

    Brand new car, squeaky a/c

    Has anyone else experienced a quiet but annoying and constant squeaky sound when running the a/c in a brand new model s? Not the fan, goes away when turning off a/c and leaving fan running.
  49. whttiger25

    Trade In

    2017 100D, fully base (coils, textile seats, EAP and blue paint only options) with 53k miles. $40.5k Tesla Trade in, $46k Carmax.
  50. whttiger25

    Traded P85D for Chevy Bolt

    THe car I picked up saturday had serious paint issues on the rear bumper. Waiting a few weeks to get into service so they can diagnose it (hint - they either need a new bumper or need to repaint the bumper) and after they "daignose" it we will see how long it takes to actually fix it...

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