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Are the Chinese Model 3's superior to US?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Chuck305, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Chuck305

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    Will be interesting to see the reviews and comments of the Model 3's being delivered in China. Particularly if they have the same common defects as those here in the USA. Looks like Tesla put the frunk hooks back in for them.
     

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    jjrandorin Moderator, Model 3, Tesla Energy Forums

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  3. jboy210

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    No defects on our new Model 3 LR. Picked up on Saturday.
     
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  4. Triple888

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    Pickup yesterday LR AWD black and white at Buena Park DC. It is flawless. Smooth Delivery in less than 15 minutes.
     
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  5. Kilotango74

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    No issues with my Model 3 performance picked up on the 27th.
     
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    Interesting to note that they do have the front trunk bag hooks!
     
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  7. Kilotango74

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    I thought that was interesting as well since i specifically noted in photos of the first one to roll off the line as not having them.
     
  8. Evergreeen

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    Probably, you get a different level of worker for the money in china vs NorCal
     
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    It was a requirement of the Chinese government!:D

    Maybe not, but it is possible that they got all of the frunk clips we were supposed to get and kept them!
     
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    Is the resell value of my SR+ higher because I’m pre-hook removal? If so, how much higher? :p
     
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    About $2.98 plus $2.00 labor - $4.98.

    Deleting frunk clips could not have been a cost saving measure. My guess above is about what Tesla would have paid to have them installed on the line. It is strange that Tesla doesn't even sell them in their store.
     
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  12. OCR1

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    If Tesla does a good job with global standardization there should be no difference in overall quality between cars made in California, Shanghai, or Germany.

    China has a lot of manufacturing capacity. They build iPhones, well respected for being built to very high standards. This is because Apple monitors it closely to ensure they build them right.

    And of course China also produces a lot of cheap crap that ends up in Walmart. But that has more to do with the company designing the products, not the people building them.
     
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    I get really confused sometimes by what people disagree with here. @Type 5, care to elaborate?
     
  14. OCR1

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    New users often hit the disagree button randomly without realizing that their username is stamped with the disagree button. I’ve learned not to waste time on people who use that button without stating what they disagree with. It’s passive aggressive and adds no value to the forum. I’m not really sure why we even have that button. It just needs to go away.
     
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    If they are not better quality then that would really suck. Building a new plant from scratch, you better improve your issues some...
     
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    Will the MIC even be sold in the US? Would love to see one first hand to compare them. Maybe I can make trip eventually and find someone with a US car and compare with a MIC.
     

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