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  1. J

    2015 Tesla Model S 85D - $34,500 (Texas)

    Price drop - $32,500.
  2. J

    2015 Tesla Model S 85D - $34,500 (Texas)

    It is time to part with my dream car. I am the original owner, bought new in April of 2015. I am only selling because my Rivian R1T should be coming very soon. I wanted to get the listing up, but more photos are coming once I can get it properly detailed. Currently at 162,000 miles. It's...
  3. J

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    As an insurance professional, this is utterly astonishing. It shows why most people need some counsel on making risk management and financial/legal decisions. He has a current insurance agent who, correctly, advised him to take a commercial auto policy with $1m CSL liability limits. He has a...
  4. J

    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    I haven't been in this thread in a while, but it is coincidental that last night when shutting everything down to go to bed, I heard the Tesla in the garage. I opened the door and the fans must have been at 100%. Keep in mind, at this point it was probably 78% SOC (was charging to 80 and it...
  5. J

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Just another satisfied customer of Tony and EVFixMe. My '15 85D was acting as if it was on its last leg, so I shipped it off to Tony. He texted when he received it (which was nice) and turned it around in only a few days. My only issue wasn't with him but USPS. Because of the pandemic, they...
  6. J

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Just to make sure I understand, the 12v trickle charger needs to be connected in all cases right? Even if you are reconnecting the MCU while waiting on the EMMC replacement?
  7. J

    Preventive eMMC replacement on MCU1

    Mine hasn't failed, yet. Its showing all the signs (rebooting, laggy, audio tracks get stuck and skipping). I wonder if I could file one even though it hasn't officially failed yet? If enough complaints pile up, maybe we can force their hand on a recall.
  8. J

    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    Just a follow-up. I thought it was going to be a common battery heater/cooler issue that I have seen others with these alerts. However after no updates they finally texted and said no diagnosis yet and they are involving engineering. Hmm.
  9. J

    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    Mine's at the SC right now for "Car needs service, may not restart" and "Acceleration and top speed reduced" errors. I was hoping for the magical "Battery charge level reduced" or whatever it is. Sounds like a battery heater issue. Probably out of warranty. Sinking more money into this car...
  10. J

    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    2015 85D 125k miles. Battery capped and charging throttled. Good God it's borderline unusable for any trip requiring a supercharge session. Pulled up at 37%. Battery fully warm (90 min drive to here). Outside temp 60 degrees F. No shared charger. Maxed out at 62kw, and started to fall...
  11. J

    Model S85D slow at supercharger

    Just throwing another data point in there. '15 85D with abysmal supercharging rates now. I don't SC often, but the other night I did and with just 15% on a warm battery (cold night though) and I think it topped out at 65 kw, then quickly came down. This is borderline unusable on road trips...
  12. J

    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    As an original owner of a 2015 85D with 121,000 miles (a chargegate and batterygate victim), after seeing some people online indicate that their account now says 8 year, 120k mile battery warranty instead of original unlimited miles I went to check mine. It now says 120k miles. They can't do...
  13. J

    Tesla Cybrtrk

    Is this real? I mean. This feels like a prank.
  14. J

    Tesla Cybrtrk

    Well I was wrong....it's 99% weird.
  15. J

    Tesla Cybrtrk

    Totally agree. Back in 2015 when I had my Model S, I was able to talk to 100% of people. Progressive minded all the way to global warming is a hoax minded. Even some in my own family who made it rich in Oil & Gas and think the California lefties are as crazy as they come, when he saw it and...
  16. J

    Tesla Cybrtrk

    Gonna go in and agree with those saying they are nervous about the design. Sigh. I'm SUPER in the market for a pickup and would snatch this up in a second if the design isn't bonkers. I'm out in rural Texas where every other vehicle is a Chevy, Dodge or Ford. If we're going to convert those...
  17. J

    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    Just saw a story on this randomly this morning on Good Morning America.
  18. J

    Collision, Repair and DV/LoU Lawsuit: My Nearly 500 Days of Fun

    Well one of the main quibbles the OP had was with the DV, which is always going to be handled directly with the other party's insurance carrier. You won't ever get DV from your own insurance company. So the initial total or not total question may have been handled the better (or the same) with...
  19. J

    It's too late, my MCU1 Died....

    Ugh. Another April 2015 85D here with 119k miles, just waiting........
  20. J

    This is what a $6,100 dent looks like...

    I had almost the exact same dent when mine was less than a week old back in 2015. However, it was $10k, plus another $10k in diminished value.
  21. J

    Terrible Bluetooth Call Quality

    '15 85D here too, and yes, it's awful. If it's a quick, "Hey babe I"ll be home in 10 minutes" then I'll answer it on bluetooth, otherwise I have to use the handset.
  22. J

    Model S Long Range now $5,000 cheaper

    It really is amazing. I've been periodically going in and customizing what I'd order now over the past several months. Now, a Raven Long Range optioned out like I want it, is $20,000 less than my 2015 85D that I bought 4 years ago. With 100 more miles of range, FSD capable, etc. I think...
  23. J

    Do you "just live with" the front windshield ghosting?

    I definitely have it on my '15 Model S. When I first got it, it was super distracting and irritating although I thought it was because I tinted it (I now know that doesn't have anything to do with it). After a while, I just got used to it and I don't notice it anymore until I drive my wife's...
  24. J

    Likely MCU Failure (MCU1 eMMC)

    Ugh this thread gives me a dreaded feeling. I feel like mine is a ticking clock now. April 2015 85D with 109,000 miles stilling running on the original MCU.
  25. J

    Rear-ended @ 70+ mph in my Model S

    It's not something they typically will say, "Oh hey, and here's some extra for your diminished value." You typically have to make a demand for it, then they might either ask you for "proof" or make their own appraisal from a third party. It's then up to you to make your case. I've gone...
  26. J

    Purchase Extended Warranty or Not???

    I also think it's highly dependent on how many miles you drive. I normally don't purchase ESAs, and I didn't on my 2015 85D. I didn't for two reasons: I drive about 25k miles a year and it gave me so little trouble the first 50k miles. So I decided to gamble and it paid off. I had $300 out...
  27. J

    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    Can someone do a ELI5 for me? Is it essentially, there are definitely some things on the way soon but we just don't know what they are?
  28. J

    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    And also with #1, lesser cost of the FSD plus the $3750 fed tax credit. Drops to $1875 July 1st.
  29. J

    The agony of deciding on a CPO

    I voted for the '15 85D because I'm biased obviously. 107,000 miles on it with one door handle problem, she's as solid as a rock.
  30. J

    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    Right plus right on the Autopilot order page, it says, "Includes the Full Self Driving Computer."
  31. J

    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    Okay I'm confused. The new drivetrain is not what was announced on Tuesday, and the new computer is not in today's version of the Model S? If so, you'd be crazy to order one today right? (puts away credit card)
  32. J

    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    Not at 3.5, but Drag Times did a video back in 2017 getting 3.7 out of a 100D. So with yesterday's news that all Model S's "power and torque increases significantly across all Model S and Model X variants, improving 0-60 mph times for our Long Range and Standard Range Models." I don't think...
  33. J

    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    I guess if we're going to upgrade we better pull the trigger soon with the FSD "substantial" increase in price starting on May 1st?
  34. J

    How far from a Service Center?

    I bought mine 4 years ago, and the closest service center was about 2 hours away and it was a big concern of mine as well. In the end, it hasn't been a big deal. I drive to the big city on average once every couple of months anyway, and the few times I needed to go to the SC it wasn't a huge...
  35. J

    Model S range and interior update imminent?

    That's my thought too. At first, getting ludicrous mode for "free" was an almost guarantee was upgrading, but seeing that it takes a 25 mile hit, that hurts. Back when ordering my 85D, I decided the extra $10-15k wasn't worth the performance edition and less range, and I haven't regretted it...
  36. J

    Sentry Mode catches door dinger and saves me $1000.

    Agent here, and what the OP is saying is accurate. However, if I were his agent, I'd try to up the pressure on the company to file it as a hit & run, under uninsured motorist coverage. Their agent is not trying to weasel out of a claim, but just stating the policy language. Based upon most...
  37. J

    Anyone else's voice command getting worse ?

    Mine have been abysmal for a long time now, I virtually never use it anymore. It's unusable for 75% of the commands I try, it's just faster to dial directly on my phone. Same as you, I press the button and it spins as if waiting for me to speak and then it seems to "time out", and I have to...
  38. J

    Sentry Mode catches door dinger and saves me $1000.

    Paging Naonak, one of the more bizarre takes I've read on here. ;) OP, sorry, this was your fault. /s
  39. J

    San Antonio Service Center - HWPC Charging Question

    Just coming back to update this thread in case anyone else is searching in the future. They did confirm the front gates were open 24/7 and I was welcome to charge there, very thankful for that. I got a full 80amps too!
  40. J

    San Antonio Service Center - HWPC Charging Question

    Thank for that. I guess that alone is worth trying to hustle there and asking them inside about the gates. I did try to call, and California wouldn't give me any answers because they were technically not public chargers and only for service center use "officially".
  41. J

    San Antonio Service Center - HWPC Charging Question

    I am coming down 35 and plan on grabbing as much as I can at the San Marcos SC while I'm there. However, after my golf round I'm headed up to stay at some family's for a few days with no charging readily available, then I'm headed home on Sunday and would prefer not to have to backtrack to San...
  42. J

    San Antonio Service Center - HWPC Charging Question

    Hello all. I'm headed down to that area this week and needing to pick up some miles while playing a round of golf at La Cantera. La Cantera has a charger but they charge a hefty valet fee and the latest PlugShare check in says he was rejected because he wasn't staying as a guest of the resort...
  43. J

    Battery runs out with 16% indicated range remaining

    Geez that is certainly concerning, as a 85D owner with right at 100k miles. As range continues to drop, the amount of times I go under 20% will continue to rise. The thought of it shutting off at even 10%, much less 16% would outright scare me. I'm guess that would translate to 35-40 miles?
  44. J

    Texas Supercharger Locations (location speculation, discussion)

    I didn't get pictures, but the Mt. Pleasant location (Super One foods parking lot) mentioned previously has a large section of their parking lot fenced and tarped. I haven't had a chance to stop by and try to get pictures. I'm wondering if it's related.
  45. J

    My S85D and Tesla life at 50K miles

    2015 S85D here also, 93,000 miles. 100% charge is ~258 miles. One door handle, other than that pretty trouble free. Love it, and looking forward to the next 93,000 miles.
  46. J

    Elon is still throwing out pedophile accusations. He has learned nothing.

    Sigh. Holy crap Elon. STOP IT. This contributes exactly ZERO to Tesla's mission, and actually hurts it. Zero upside, all downside. This is getting ridiculous and also serves as fodder for the Tesla naysayers who can point to another eccentric and chaotic CEO.
  47. J

    Auto present door handles

    Whaaaat? That would be awesome if that was the new normal. I had mine done for about $350 and that was with a 50% one time goodwill payment.
  48. J

    Anyone have experience with diminished value claims?

    You are correct. More people are driving, more distracted driving, more accidents, and vehicles like our Tesla's are extremely expensive to repair. Both accidents of mine were by other drivers hitting me at probably no faster than 5 mph. I'm actually in the insurance business, and I'm dealing...