There's an owner on the Tesla forum called ColeAK. Seems a nice and helpful sort, based on the posts.I am very interested in leasing or buying a Model 3, but need to try out the seats before I do so because of back problems. Is there anyone in Anchorage, Alaska (or nearby) who would allow me to sit in their Model 3?
You likely know this already due to having back problems, but do see if you can find someone that will let you drive the car around for 30 minutes at least.
The Model 3 seats are just as adjustable as most mid-tier cars these days, and the seats are nicely bolstered. However I personally have a very hard time being comfortable on longer drives in regular driving positions with it. Mostly my lower back and my "driving leg". The only other car I've driven with this issue was our Honda Fit.
If you happen to find yourself in Southern BC for any reason, my Model 3 is available.
Thanks for that. Of course, given that I'm probably not your size (and almost 70), our experience might well be different. But I appreciate knowing that.At 64, this was a unique buying experience for me, I put down the $1,000 to reserve and waited almost two years. Never even saw one in person and took delivery without ever having driven it.
I've had a three-level lumbar fusion, and I agree with Charley - most comfortable seats I've experienced. Of course, the sitting experience is subjective, but we've taken a 2,800-mile road trip and I had no discomfort at all.
Oh, on the back issue:
I wiped out my back big time almost two years ago now. Standing was unbearable. Sitting was an extreme challenge. I even spent some time in a wheelchair. This was before we got our Model 3. I was maybe halfway better when we got our 3 in July 2018. I found sitting in the Model 3 to be absolutely the best place I'd found: desk chair, sofa, dining chair, other cars--the Tesla beat them all. For me it felt almost therapeutic, like it was supporting me in all the right spots and easing the pain.
Having said that, no two back pain stories are identical, and you may have a very different experience.
Seats are pretty comfy and have 3 heat setting. Adjusts in all directions via controls on the side and has lumbar support.
NOTE: Only the driver side saves to profiles. Passenger side has no profiles - multiple passengers will have to fiddle each time they get in.
Model 3 does not come with heated steering wheel though (off topic).
Happy EVing Sandy.
No superchargers. No service. No sales center. Colosest ones at about 3000 miles away. My closest supercharger is further than Atlanta to San DiegoDoes Tesla have a service center near you? Superchargers? Sales office?
If you have those nearby you should be fine, assuming you decide you like the car. If you don’t, be cautious.
From this forum, I remember reading that some people have more issues with ingress and egressI am very interested in leasing or buying a Model 3, but need to try out the seats before I do so because of back problems.
Is there anyone in Anchorage, Alaska (or nearby) who would allow me to sit in their Model 3?
On a full charge with a LR I think you could plan a fishing trip weekend from Anchorage to SewardNo superchargers. No service. No sales center. Colosest ones at about 3000 miles away. My closest supercharger is further than Atlanta to San Diego