Had the Model 3 LR for 6 months now with the odometer showing 5500 miles. Completely bizarre situation that miles are so low, usually I would have done 15-20k in that time - but still the car has done a few longer runs 400 miles ish and lots of local stuff.
- Running costs
- Audio system
- Steering/Handling (see below)
- Software updates (see below)
- Key fob, iPhone App controls, Service booking app-based
- Glass roof - once you have a mesh screen fitted at the front, without the mesh it’s too much on sunny days, with it it’s perfect for all weathers
- Wind noise through front tops of windows
- Ride quality could have been tuned better for UK roads, it is great in some situations then shows quite a lot of naivety in others. Overall it’s better than I expected but Tesla suspensions designers need to do more homework.
- Car steers perfectly straight but wheel is off by a slight amount, Tesla say it’s not but it is, if you are sensitive to this sort of thing then it’s a bit annoying.
- There’s a point at which the chassis runs out of talent quite severely, but by this stage you ar going so quick that it’s unsurprising with a heavy car on a setup that is not designed to be BMW M2 competition. Some Ohlins coilovers would really help I’m sure.
- Boot seal leaks a bit
- Autopilot / right fender camera has failed, got a mobile service visit
- Couple of annoying rattles but roads near home are awful
- Layout change to display screen - I really don’t need a massive car display distracting me and at the expense of using all that lovely screen for better/larger Nav info. Really poor update from earlier in the year, it affects how the car feels to own and live with. 1/10.
- Over-sensitive warning bongs - nanny state.
- Wipers - awful.