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10,000 miles

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by camrunr, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. camrunr

    camrunr Member

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    Picked up Jan 5. Sport wheels, EAP.

    I commute 120 miles (round trip) a few times per week. The time commuting really doesn’t bother me in this car.

    I’ve averaged 236 wh/m, tho that’s trending downward. It’s a game. I love trying to beat my best readings on known segments/trips. I’m drive in chill mode nearly all the time. Temps have been around 100f lately and numbers are still great.

    I’ve got an an early VIN, so it has the super stiff suspension. Tesla has promised the swap. It’s been 3+ months. I’m starting to think it won’t happen.

    Other issues
    + Interior trim on A and C pillars coming lose. Fixed once, needs it again.
    + Hood is sunken. Not sure what, if anything, they plan on doing with this. Now that there are 3s all over the place, I really notice mine. :(
    + Driver side headlight has some strips of LEDs out. Waiting for replacement. (Again, months.) Tired of people pointing it out on my $60k car.
    + EAP is brilliant 99% of the time. But damn, the sudden braking out of nowhere with nothing on the road really kills the usefulness. I do not want to be rear ended, but EAP seems hellbent on making it happen.

    Overall I’m thrilled with the car. I know I got an early model, and because of that I need to expect some issues. I just wish they were faster about fixing. My first few issues were fixed pronto. With so many new owners, I guess it’s harder for them to keep up.
     
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  2. camrunr

    camrunr Member

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    And just like that, got the txt that all the parts are in. Woot!
     
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  3. timk225

    timk225 Active Member

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    I got my 3 on May 8. It has 8522 miles on it now :eek: (had 11 miles at delivery).

    I took a couple road trips to visit people after I got it, plus I have a fairly long ride to work. But it's fun to drive. :)
     
  4. pilotSteve

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    I just checked .... have exactly 8888 miles on my VIN 04xxx LR3!!
     
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  5. suwaneedad

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    Is anyone aware of what VIN the suspension changed to being less stiff?
    I'm in the 70xx's and would love to get a softer suspension if mine is an early (stiffer) version.
    Holding out on trying Elon's solution, which is to take my tires down to 39psi. Prefer to keep my efficiency up (44psi).
     
  6. Phrixotrichus

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    I´m seriously amazed again and again how forgiving Tesla owners are. If a brand new 60+k car of any other manufacturer had defects like those you describe most people would demand a buyback...
     
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  7. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf The Clown Prince of Crime

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    I wouldn’t go by VIN as much as build date. The very very early Model 3’s had the stiffer suspension. I think if your Model 3 was built late January 2018 or after it should have the updated suspension. Mine was built in March 2018 (VIN 72XX) and I’ve definitely got it.
     
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  8. buttershrimp

    buttershrimp Click my signature to Go Mad Max Mode

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    Tells you something about how awesome the car is... that’s really all it is. Full stop.
     
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  9. camrunr

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    I don’t think that’s fair. A new, from the ground up, car will always have early run issues.

    I’ve owned many cars. Many. From a 911 turbo to Volvo’s to VWs to Honda’s. I’ve spent less in 10k miles with this car than any of those.

    And it’s an extremely pleasant/entertaining car to drive.

    Haters gonna hate
     
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  10. camrunr

    camrunr Member

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    You can call the service line and they’ll tell you.
     
  11. gtmotor

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    #11 gtmotor, Aug 9, 2018
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    We are all early adopters and are willing to put up with issues to push the technology forward. The people you are describing are the late majority that want their car exactly as they expect it to be.

    Diffusion of innovations - Wikipedia

    Model S and X owners are the innovators. The description of each adopter category is surprising accurate :)
     
  12. woodisgood

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    Glad your long-standing issues will be fixed soon. How are your tires doing?
     
  13. MXWing

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    All the people pushing lemons and buybacks for their Tesla's.. guess what they get. ANOTHER TESLA.

    Imagine if Tesla mandated lifetime ban if you threw a legal notice at them. They would bend the knee faster than a Roadster with SpaceX package.

    They haven't left production hell yet but are now dealing with delivery hell.

    P3 Costa Mesa Delivery - Admirable effort, considering the challenges.
     
  14. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    wondering about the tires too.. mine lasted 11k
     
  15. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

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    I believe it was up to December 2017 builds. I had it done on my 2017.


    Picked mine up that same week. Got ya beat on miles though as I have 13k miles. She is going in for her first annual service tomorrow plus smelly AC vents. I only recently noticed my hood was sunken on one side thanks to my husband who pointed it out.
     
  16. Trevor B

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    May not last for long ... that's when the stuff hits the fan for Tesla :eek:
     
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  17. MIT_S60

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    Is the maintenance cost on the 3 the same as the S?
     
  18. timk225

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    I would have been in the innovator category, except I didn't (and still don't) have $80,000+ sitting around to blow on a car. I'd even go so far as to say that I am more technologically adept and able to understand and appreciate the engineering in Teslas than many of these innovators, they just had a bigger bank account.
     
  19. Az_Rael

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    I don’t know yet. Will find out today.
     
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  20. camrunr

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    Tires look fine to me. No visual signs of wear at all. The originals on my S lasted 53k miles. Would be nice if similar happened with the 3. :)
     

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