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First 30 days - M3LR

Hello hope everyone is well and safe,

This forum has been a wealth of knowledge and I wanted to share some real-world, first 30days experience and notable call-outs from a Sydney M3LR owner - a family of 4 (2kids under 4yo)

- OD20/1 picked up 18/8 Chatswood financed at 2.99% ML White/White/19” ~80k drive away no stamp duty on invoice present
- M3LR comes with OEM carpets
- Ordered OEM floor mat covers was on the fence with 3rd party vs original - am extremely happy and probably the best investment to date
- Ordered EVNV white M3 seat covers (been so good that I’ve ordered another for passenger)
- Ordered EVNV boot full mat, chose this as it had the split between to access bottom (been happy)
- Ordered OEM rear and trunk boot liners (probably not needed but hey, got excited during the wait like everyone else)
- Ordered Gyeon Q2 leather shield, and spent first night coating all things white leather (and some black) with it - again another great investment (scuff marks can be easily removed with microfibre cloths)
- Did not buy any compartment organisers (I like the open space)
- Cup holder section can mark easily will be buying 3rd party inserts
- iPhone 13+ in Ottobox case doesn’t charge so have had to plug cable in
- Wife’s iPhone 11+ fits and wirelessly charges
- To open the frunk, press the word 'open' on the screen (lol)
- M3LR sound system is absolutely amazing, almost feels like there is a subwoofer
- Secured a phone holder window suction mount for work phone may look to buying the screen phone mount
- Ordered screen protector - Spidgen brand - haven't even installed yet but will soon
- Paid 5k to get call fully wrapped PPF gloss. Was in shop for 7 days and still under warranty (may post another thread about this experience)
- Kids booster seats installation has been great, used PRINCE Lionheart 2 seat saver and a thick towel for the baby seat using the seatbelt and isofix
- Back of passenger/driver seats have the plastic kick guard which has been great for toddlers
- DD Defect: bonnet panel gaps ~1.6mm (driver) vs ~3.0mm (passenger) - refer pics
- DD Defect: boot passenger side not seated properly and some noticeable missed paint under trim. Driver boot also suffering paint spots missed. Tesla quoted $230 repair for the bove points which I said I won’t be paying - TBC
- DD Defect: hairline scratch on white panel dash - Tesla quoted $200 which I mentioned I won’t be paying - TBC

- Above defects were lodged via the Tesla Service app the experience has been good so far
- Cruise control/autopilot with Autosteer craps itself when on a two-lane merging to one lane, not sure if this is standard?
- Car number plate bracket says TESLA but is the standard ALTREX brand protector (can be bought from SCA)
- Charging at home (house rental) 2A (10A socket) slowest possible charge, however plugging in at 6pm to 8am next day gets us ~150-170kms so still pretty good for our standard driving
- Have charged to 100% few occasions but will now keep at 80-90% when not needed
- Taken on one road trip to Wollongong using autopilot and it was brilliant
- Car is stupid fast already (previous S15, motorbike and boosted board owner) don’t think will be getting / needing Acceleration boost, hooning days are over.. or is it?
- Have not been bothered to actively ‘find’ EV charge stations when out, hand havn't experienced range anxiety yet
- Moved houses with it, boot space in M3 is a tight squeeze but can fit standard 40-50L boxes. Being careful with the leather, I placed towels and blankets when moving
- Center back seat seems uncomfortable for an adult

Am considering selling our LR Discovery 4 for the MY RWD (ready for pickup) - car will be for towing purposes (watch this space), previous car was a 2001 Civic 245kms which broke down on me 2 weeks before M3LR pickup

Overall have been extremely happy apart from the above defects, hopefully, all is resolved soon.

Thanks all for reading and good luck to all

-Dan
 

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Crikey mate! You best be gettin your bolts a wankered before your boot lid goes a Dundee.

 

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- Ordered Gyeon Q2 leather shield, and spent first night coating all things white leather (and some black) with it - again another great investment (scuff marks can be easily removed with microfibre cloths)
[...]
- Moved houses with it, boot space in M3 is a tight squeeze but can fit standard 40-50L boxes. Being careful with the leather, I placed towels and blankets when moving

The seats are NOT leather.
The surfaces are plastic/polyurethane/something-or-another.
They might last longer, but they do not breath, and get scolding hot in direct sunlight.

- iPhone 13+ in Ottobox case doesn’t charge so have had to plug cable in

That's the Ottorbox case interfering with wireless charging.
My 13 Max charges just fine.

- M3LR sound system is absolutely amazing, almost feels like there is a subwoofer

There should be a sub in there. Take a closer look.

- DD Defect: bonnet panel gaps ~1.6mm (driver) vs ~3.0mm (passenger) - refer pics
- DD Defect: boot passenger side not seated properly and some noticeable missed paint under trim. Driver boot also suffering paint spots missed. Tesla quoted $230 repair for the bove points which I said I won’t be paying - TBC
- DD Defect: hairline scratch on white panel dash - Tesla quoted $200 which I mentioned I won’t be paying - TBC

Unless you noted those defects during delivery, in writing, you WILL BE paying to fix them.
Same scenario as with any other OEM.

- Paid 5k to get call fully wrapped PPF gloss. Was in shop for 7 days and still under warranty (may post another thread about this experience)

Good luck getting any of your exterior paint issues addressed by Tesla now, post PPF install.

- Cruise control/autopilot with Autosteer craps itself when on a two-lane merging to one lane, not sure if this is standard?

Yes, that's a standard "feature".
There are other undocumented AP "features" that you will discover later. The most frequently encountered is random phantom breaking, for no reason, from highway speeds to zero (sometimes due to shadows, sometimes for other reasons).

- Center back seat seems uncomfortable for an adult

The entire back seat is uncomfortable for adults for trips longer than 30 minutes.
Works OK with kids.

HTH,
a
 
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