Hi folks: I've been out of sight in the forum for a few months waiting for a new motor for my 1.5. My motor became extremely noisy - some bearing issue. Tesla finally custom-built a new one and replaced it for me under warranty. The difference in noise is like night and day (is there a better comparison for sound)? :smile: In the process, they also found noise from the transaxle and retrofitted it with a 2.5 transaxle. Does anyone know the difference between the two? The car drives pretty much the same - maybe a bit faster off the gates.