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First Impressions: Model Y Performance

Just picked up 2022 Model Y Performance that I ordered in November 2021, when I sold my 2021 Model Y LR for $8000 more than I paid for it after one year and 17,000 miles.
I have had a Model Y, 3, S and X and I find the Model Y to be the greatest "Value" of all Tesla vehicles.

I also chose the Y because I like to slide out of the vehicle and not boost myself up, like in the S and 3 which, for me, are just too low.

After adapting to the new software. "How do I open my damn glove box? and Where do I increase the autopilot speed?" Thank you GOOGLE for the answers. They certainly weren't in all of the instructional videos I watched.

I must say the ride was less rough than I expected having come from an older Model S. The Performance version is peppy and plenty for me. I don't need to waste $60k more to gain 1 second on the 0 to 60. I have had a Model X Raven and punched that ticket.

I am happy to report that I received the Ryzen Chip, the heat pump, and the coveted Michelin All-Season tires.
I am disappointed to report that the rear double-pane insulated windows are no longer present.

PERFECT delivery with no issues and so far so with only 227 miles, I couldn't be more pleased.

The pickup process was smoother than I expected and Elana did a great job assisting me in walking down the checklist. My friend who owns my first Tesla (Tessie 1) took me to the appointment. There were some shrubs on the lower front bumper which Elana was able to quickly remove. A PERFECT delivery.

First impressions summary:
Fast and peppy and the 0-60 in 3.5 is more than I need (Even though I have had a Model X Raven with a 0-60 of 2.6 that could get me into trouble)

AMD Ryzen, laminate windows up front, heat pump, and the coveted Michelin All-Season tires on board.

Disappointed that they dropped the laminate on the rear windows.

The ride was less stiff and bumpy than I expected and that's coming from a 2014 Model S that glides along the road.

Handling is excellent.

Quiet as I would expect. Will add a rear compartment divider to improve that even more.

Added storage cubbies that slide and I highly recommend them.

It is going to take some time to get used to the new software update. I will dive deeper into the menu as time permits.

Tessie 7 will get its PPF on Jun 14 and have its mud flaps installed then as well as a carbon fiber application over the glaring white dash to tone it done. I am not a carbon fiber fan (like some who probably have carbon fiber underwear), but at least it will match the spoiler. The glaring white is noticeably distracting and near intolerable.

The phone charger space is phenomenal and even charges through the case. YES! I can now watch Waze without having to hold it between my legs.

Satisfied customer.

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Scott Fairchild

2014S,2016 X 90,2018 3, 2019 XRvn, 2021 Y, 2014S
Mar 27, 2016
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861
Melbourne fl
Expel is a very reputed brand and...ebating whether its worth to get PPF on a MY.
This should help you make up your mind.

I can't imagine anyone with a nice vehicle watching this and NOT wanting PPF!

Comparison is very well done.

Relatively equal protection and my experience is that STEK Dynoshield is about 1/2 to 2/3 of the cost of EXPEL.
 

BMWY

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Mar 29, 2021
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This should help you make up your mind.

I can't imagine anyone with a nice vehicle watching this and NOT wanting PPF!

Comparison is very well done.

Relatively equal protection and my experience is that STEK Dynoshield is about 1/2 to 2/3 of the cost of EXPEL.
Obviously it is better than nothing, but I'd be very cautious about getting STEK. It has been known to lift after about a year or two. 3M and XPEL are rock solid and have been around forever.
 

Scott Fairchild

2014S,2016 X 90,2018 3, 2019 XRvn, 2021 Y, 2014S
Mar 27, 2016
913
861
Melbourne fl
Obviously it is better than nothing, but I'd be very cautious about getting STEK. It has been known to lift after about a year or two. 3M and XPEL are rock solid and have been around forever.
I have had STEK Dynoshield on four Tesla's without a problem, but with great durability and a super shine. Had one keyed and it healed with a hair dryer.
I no longer have to worry about immediately washing off the love bugs which we experience in the south.
This one (pic), now owned by my friend, my first Tesla (2014) is eight years old and looks great.

STEK has been using ceramic as part of their final coat for years, while XPEL is just beginning to explore its use (Fusion Plus).
My installer switched from XPEL, because he finds Dynoshield much easier to work with. XPEL's coating is more aggressive and leaves less room for adjustments or errors.

According to XPELs ad:
How long does Xpel fusion plus ceramic coating last?
4 years
 

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