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  1. Sosius

    Mercury Insurance

    LM is willing to pay $55 an hour, and they want $100 an hour.
  2. Sosius

    Mercury Insurance

    Sorry, to clarify. My car is a Tesla Model S, but the local certified repair shop is the Mercedes Benz Collision Center. Liberty Mutual refuses to pay them the going local rate for aluminum body work, leaving me with a bill of at least $1600, plus my deductible, to make up the difference...
  3. Sosius

    Mercury Insurance

    I would not recommend Liberty Mutual to anybody with a Tesla. My car has been in a Tesla-certified body shop (Mercedes) for 81 days now. Weeks of delay were due to LM being slow with estimates and supplements. The rest was due to parts delays from Tesla. Now LM has paid the body shop, and...
  4. Sosius

    Body shop repair >2 months no end it sight

    I damaged my rear driver's side door backing out of my driveway. Didn't realize my son hadn't closed it and it hit my house--DOH! My car has now been in a Tesla-certified Mercedes collision center for 78 DAYS. Supposedly, they are now down to some final negotiations with my insurance...
  5. Sosius

    Our Tesla Model S 60 - The Big Revelation

    Nice! My car got dropped off on the side of a busy road in front of a Salvation Army residential facility by a Russian truck driver named Yuri. I got no goodies but the car, which needed a wash! I finally bought some goodies from the Tesla website to make myself feel better. I still love the...
  6. Sosius

    100% drive unit failure rate??

    Given that the price differential between the single motor S and the D model is $5000, I would think the drive units are not that expensive. Yes, I know that there is a size and performance difference between the P85 motor and the base 70D motors, but the $5000 price differential includes a lot...
  7. Sosius

    Hold me!

    Yit, You don't see complaining posts from me about my 70D because I, like many others who don't spends hours a day here, don't have any complaints about my car worth posting about. It's by far the finest car I have ever owned, and I don't regret buying it at all. Enjoy your car, and don't...
  8. Sosius

    Better range after 7.0 upgrade?

    This is a great thread. None of the usual b*tching and moaning about stuff that has infected much of the discussion of v7. Change is hard, but when it comes with tangible improvements like this, I'll take it every time!
  9. Sosius

    How reliable is a Tesla?

    My 70D has been very reliable. Usually high-end cars with a lot of gizmos have a number of small issues, but my only repair was getting the sunroof recalibrated. It did not open evenly when vented. Tesla ranger has been great. If you get one, post a picture of the car in front Mr. Tesla's...
  10. Sosius

    Autopilot Press Kit published, then pulled

    No, I'm pretty sure it's part of a plan to replace the entire dash display with a big analog clock. :)
  11. Sosius

    Autopilot Press Kit published, then pulled

    Very strange. I was just looking at it, and when I hit the back button to get back to it, it just took me to the Model S page. Now we have some good stuff for the conspiracy theorists to chew on for the next day or so until v7 is released! ;)
  12. Sosius

    Pictures from the X event

    Negroni poured. Send some more pics so I can live vicariously.
  13. Sosius

    Configuration of 2 captains chairs and 6 seats is available now.

    Interesting. I guess they really are targeting both the SUV market and the mini-van market. This is the same setup as our Toyota Sienna minivan. And that's a good thing. If you can create a vehicle with the functionality of a minivan that doesn't look like or drive like a minivan, you have a...
  14. Sosius

    Volkswagen Is Ordered to Recall Nearly 500,000 Vehicles Over Emissions Software

    As of 2 minutes ago, you can still configure a VW TDI "Clean Diesel" at VW.com.
  15. Sosius

    Volkswagen Is Ordered to Recall Nearly 500,000 Vehicles Over Emissions Software

    VW's going to have a hell of a time retrofitting all these vehicles to meet emissions regs. The end result will be markedly slower TDIs, which will be unacceptable for many buyers. My bet is that they wind up buying a lot of cars back or offering cash to people whose vehicles lost performance...
  16. Sosius

    Volkswagen Is Ordered to Recall Nearly 500,000 Vehicles Over Emissions Software

    Wow. According to the Detroit Free Press, they could be facing $18B in fines: EPA: Volkswagen used software to skirt emissions rules
  17. Sosius

    What ever happened to the hard drive in the car?

    That sounds awesome. I've wanted that in a car since I first got my TiVo.
  18. Sosius

    Twas the Night Before Configuration or Account of a Visit from St. Elon

    Fantastic! Lots of great stuff here, but the above stanza is classic. Double or triple entendre depending on how you look at it.
  19. Sosius

    X announcement on Stephen Colbert?

    Agree! Why reveal via a webcast when you could reveal on one of the most-watched programs on the planet? Why settle for hundreds of thousands of eyeballs when you could have tens of millions, including people who would never plan their day around a webcast?
  20. Sosius

    Firmware 7.0 Beta Discussion

    Screen shots of the display when the car is in Drive, please!
  21. Sosius

    Firmware 7.0 Beta Discussion

    It's wonderful! It's awful! It's a triumph! It's a tragedy! :rolleyes::cursing: At first glance, I think the car image is odd. It's a lot of screen real estate to use up if you aren't using autopilot. I do kind of like the simplicity of the graphics, but I will hold my final judgement until...
  22. Sosius

    Firmware 7.0 Beta Discussion

    nice shot, Laumb. Please post more. I guess Tesla is rewarding Norway for buying so many cars by giving them 7.0 first!
  23. Sosius

    Model X Mule Sightings

    I know many of us are sounding like broken records here, but why can't they get those doors to line up?!?!? It could be that this car has an undersized chrome strip on the bottom of the driver's door, but surely they know that these pictures are being distributed far and wide.
  24. Sosius

    Vibration at 3-4 mph at the end of regenerative braking

    Same thing with my 70D. I have Creep Mode on, and it makes a low vibration/shuttering around 5 mph. Since it's a known issue, I'll wait and see if they come up with a solution.
  25. Sosius

    70D AC Problem

    I have been following mknox's advice on this through this year's hot southern summer and it has kept me much more comfortable!
  26. Sosius

    Better Range

    I too have noticed an improvement in my wh/mile. I suspect they tweaked something with the 70Ds in the latest 2 firmware updates.
  27. Sosius

    Auto pilot beta testing out

    That looks pretty slick. If they post anything else, please share it with us.
  28. Sosius

    What is the Official Tesla Alcoholic Cocktail? Non-Alcoholic version?

    I'd call it the "release date" and make it sweet, but very bitter with a delayed kick. :smile:
  29. Sosius

    Does Your Tesla Make You A More Aggressive Driver?

    My wife would say that I do. And I guess I agree with her. :smile:
  30. Sosius

    Best Family Car Evah!

    Nice rack! I didn't know Yakima made a rack that fit the Tesla. What model of rack is that? (A link to the product would be great.)
  31. Sosius

    My P85D's efficiency is still improving with firmware updates

    Great post Andy, and great data collection/presentation.
  32. Sosius

    My 2 day old P85D suddenly died in the middle of an intersection

    Gosh, she must feel so lucky to have you.
  33. Sosius

    Model X Mule Sightings

    Right on! My 11 year-old daughter wants to be an engineer so she can "prevent oil spills BEFORE they happen, not just clean up the mess." I showed her the Tesla ILookLikeAnEngineer tweet and she thought it was awesome. After reading some of the comments here and the rant from a dude in...
  34. Sosius

    Out of warranty concerns about Tesla

    Wow, this thread has taken quite a turn since last time I looked at it... Must be lawyers involved :wink:
  35. Sosius

    Am I going to regret leaving off the air suspension option?

    I live in a town with a very bad roads and tons of road construction, so I use it all the time. I also need it for the unpaved driveway at our weekend place. I could probably live without it though. FWIW, it's the feature that most impresses other people about my car, especially the fact that...
  36. Sosius

    Why People Do Not Want Tesla Cars

    There is ranger service along the Gulf Coast right now. The ranger will come to you. I'm not sure if this will continue once the New Orleans service enter is opened, but it's worth asking.
  37. Sosius

    What Swag did Tesla give you at delivery?

    I got nothing but the plastic baggies that held the keys. I'm not bitter. Not really. I mean, a little swag would have been nice. A lot of swag would have been better. But I'm good, really. I think. Maybe I'll just have to buy some swag and say that they gave it to me... ;-)
  38. Sosius

    Model X Mule Sightings

    Extant must be set WAY in the future, because they actually got the door handles to line up! :wink: Gawd, I love this thread...
  39. Sosius

    Model X Mule Sightings

    Wow! I don't care what they say about the back seats. That driver's seat is a piece of sculptural art too. Amazing that they were able to fit so many airbags in it.
  40. Sosius

    Help identifying another strange "hollow" noise on my new 85D

    Turn off lane departure warning and see if it goes away.
  41. Sosius

    One Month of Ownership - Review and Aftermarket Things

    % light transmission. This confused the heck out of me at first, before someone on this forum set me straight.
  42. Sosius

    New rear appliqué?

    Ooh, I want! I haven't complained about my foggy lenses, because I assumed nothing could be done to fix it. Guess I have to contact service and see if I can get on the list!
  43. Sosius

    Vendor World Debut - Concept image of the Unplugged Performance Model X

    Wow that's an image I didn't need. :) (Not the customized X, the mental image of the quoted post!)
  44. Sosius

    Swincar E-Spider

    Wow, that looks like fun!
  45. Sosius

    concerns on ordering a Tesla

    It does if reliability is the most important factor in your decision. My 75+ year-old parents would choose the Honda every time for the reliability. And to the OP: See if you can get that deposit transferred. And FWIW, my 70D is very reliable so far. My only complaint is that I didn't get...
  46. Sosius

    Supercharger - Mobile, AL

    Next time you should stop and say hi!
  47. Sosius

    Supercharger - Greenville, AL

    Nicest Supercharger between New Orleans and Atlanta. Close to the interstate and well-landscaped. It's a short walk to Wintzell's Oyster House, which is an offshoot of the famous Wintzell's in Mobile, AL. I am a Louisiana boy and snobbish about my seafood, but I have to admit that Wintzell's...