how did it go? Regarding 2 & 3 on your list: the Tesla supports AAC codec for audio, which is well-supported on iPhones (unsurprisingly, given that it's an Apple codec). I haven't had a lot of time for streaming so far, but even from my Android device (which are known to struggle with AAC), it's been a positive experience so far. I still need to tweak the EQ a bit but it's sounding good so far. Lack of CarPlay/Android Auto is unfortunate for sure. Fortunately for me, I came from an older vehicle that was a bit too old to support either, so I never got used to having that support (so I don't really know what I'm missing). But yeah, how did it go? And updates on your list items? Anything else to remark upon?
I thought the audio sounded fine. I didn't take the time to compare the same tracks in high resolution (via USB stick) but it didn't seem harsh or grainy as some bluetooth experiences have been. I noticed that I was able to stream high res audio using the Tesla web browser connected to my iPhone hotspot, so if I really want to I suppose I could go that route. Bottom line is I think I can live with the BT quality streaming from the iPhone via 256kbps AAC. I would never use the built in Tesla Spotify at 64 kbps though. Also, the "Immersive Sound" option is pretty cool as long as you don't mind some added effects.
As for the other items, the sunroof is beautiful and really well tinted (dark). You can almost look at the sun through it. I think it adds immensely to the appeal of the vehicle as does my wife. However, it is not good for napping. I like to take naps in my car sometimes and I tried this Sunday and found that the sun directly overhead definitely caused too much light and heat to be comfortable. No way to compensate using sunglasses or blinders, or AC. The heat just bakes right through in the reclined position. The only solution I found was to place one of the floor mats on top of the roof where the sun was. Instant relief! I was going to buy one of the sunshades, and while I'm sure that would work, now that I see how beautiful the roof is I hate to cover it all the time just for the occasional nap, so I'm thinking maybe just a small shade I can place where needed.
As for the lack of BSM mirrors. Well, yeah, they were sorely missed. I noticed that the visual display did detect most of the vehicles around me though, so I could glance at the screen before changing lanes and that was helpful, but sometimes it would miss a car or two. I guess it's not 100% reliable. I also experimented with leaving the rear camera on while driving and that certainly provides a wide view. Maybe I could get used to that.
One negative I did not expect was the poor visibility out the rear. The rear window is small and placed relatively high up giving a pretty poor view of behind you. Also, the side portions of the car around the window are especially thick and further obscure visibility out the back. All drivers of the car commented on just how poor the rear visibility was. I suppose it depends what you are used to. It really seemed dangerous to me, though I suppose I might adjust to it in time. The rear view mirror is tiny as well, but making it larger would not help since there is nothing more to see. Unfortunately the side mirrors are also small. All together I have never experienced a car with such impaired rear visibility. The view out the front, however, is amazing!
Other negatives were overall quality of interior. Though the MY is priced like a luxury vehicle, it is not appointed as one. I think most of the cost must be due to the expensive batteries and drive train. The sparse interior is not cheap feeling, but it is not luxurious either. It is just sort of medium. The steering wheel, however, did feel a bit cheap. Wish they wrapped it in something that made you want to touch it like some nice leather. It seemed too thick and lacked grip.
The positives are too many to count. Of course, the acceleration is amazing. The car felt very confident and planted even on wet roads. The regen breaking is nice once you get used to it. I found the touch screen intuitive and easy to use. I never felt the lack of a forward instrument cluster to be a problem. There is Sooooooo much storage space. It is bigger overall than I expected, higher too. It actually seems bigger inside than out, which is nice.
The seats are extremely comfortable, but unfortunately they do not fully recline to napping position. They get pretty close though. I liked the dark factory tinting of the rear side windows (Due to the fact it is an SUV I'm told). I was really thrilled with the user profiles. It was so nice to have all the seat and mirror positions, steering wheel, and climate control, etc saved for each driver to recall at the push of a button.
Autopilot seemed to work well. Didn't try the FSD. Tried a supercharger and it was simple. Nice instrumentation for charging on the screen as well.
I think I will probably buy one, but I am going to test drive an M3 next to see if it's not too small. Definitely leaning towards the MY though at this point.