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Finally I’m a Model 3 owner

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by alexGS, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. alexGS

    alexGS Member

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    EB31A491-74F5-4786-8B68-45F0A7D385D0.jpeg My delivery yesterday at Tesla Auckland (New Zealand) - dressed suitably for the occasion to celebrate the white interior :D my new jeans that won’t leave marks on seats.

    Car is in great shape apart from the right-front foglight, which was noted by the delivery-assistant using her iPad. This is one of the first few to arrive in NZ with a white interior. Over the last five weeks, some 350+ cars have been delivered. Huge achievement by the team!

    The 225km journey home was a delight, apart from the heavy traffic making it a 3hr+ trip. Having never driven a Model 3 before, I’m delighted with how it rides and handles on the 20” wheels.

    -Alex
     
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  2. SMAlset

    SMAlset Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! The car looks great. I've been reading about cars finally getting delivered in your country and Australia. Glad it's finally reached you guys. Have fun driving and learning about all the new tech in it (do recommend reading the manual BTW).
     
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  3. BobAbooey

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    Congrats! you dudes really know how to dress down there...
     
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  4. ngogas

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    Nice!
     
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  5. sandange

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    Congrats on your new Model 3.
    The smiles grow with the miles.
    Enjoy
     
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  6. XLR82XS

    XLR82XS D M C

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    Congrats! Excellent choice on white interior. I have ordered 2 cars with white interiors! Enjoy in good health :cool:
     
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  7. jkoya

    jkoya NA2 NSX

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    Congrats !! I have blue with white interior also...
     
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  8. Watts 4 Me

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    Congrats. Its a fun car to drive.
    BTW,when did tesla start building RHD cars?
     
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  9. freed0m

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    Congratulations! I just picked my Model 3 today as well :)
     
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  10. KenC

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    Do they swap the position of the info on the screen for RHD?
     
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  11. tvad

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    Congratulations!

    Careful with the chocolate ice cream.
     
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  12. alexGS

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    Hi - yes they do - the speedometer is top-right, the ‘buttons’ along the bottom have the car settings in the lower-right corner. Navigation speaks in a slightly Australian accent, temperature in degrees C, and we have Spotify - though I understand you get Spotify too now? :)

    Cheers
    -Alex
     
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  13. alexGS

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    I’m not sure exactly, but orders for us opened on the last day of May. I think the first cars were delivered at the end of July for England and end of August for us. My car was built August 14th (delivered September 28th) which seems about right to me... takes just under a month for a ship to get here from California.

    I loved Elon’s response to a comment on a Twitter - the comment was “whoa, there’s some QC issues right there, steering wheel’s on the wrong side”, Elon’s response: “yeah we accidentally built a bunch of them that way, and they’ve been really popular” :D

    -Alex
     
  14. alexGS

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    Nice one! Whereabouts? I had to look up Garland (appears under your name) and actually found there were loads of places named Garland. I live somewhere called Papamoa :)

    Funny to think our cars have ‘cousins’ all over the world, but they’re all born in the same place - so far. I now have a life goal to visit Fremont.

    -Alex
     
  15. freed0m

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    HaHa!! I am in Garland, TX moved here from The Bay Area, passed by Tesla Fremont everyday during my commute to my office in Mountain View, CA.

    Your M3 in Blue is beautiful.
     
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  16. argon2018

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    welcome to the club. You will love it
     
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  17. Kilotango74

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    Looks great, except I think the poor QA process from Tesla allowed someone to install the steering wheel on the wrong side. Sloppy manufacturing processes JK enjoy!!!!
     
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  18. C141medic

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    Congrats. Nice color.
     
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  19. AnaBanana

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    Congrats on your New Adventure. I love mine and we've only met 3 weeks ago! :)
     
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  20. alexGS

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    Thank you - interesting and what luck that I clicked on that ‘Garland’ first, then...! hence why it was purple in the list I posted :)

    -Alex
     

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