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First month with Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by elan, May 7, 2018.

  1. elan

    elan Member

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    I've been collecting thoughts on my M3 since I got it about a month ago, and they proved too long to post here, so I posted it on Medium. The long and the short of it (OK, mostly long), is that I love the car :)
     
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  2. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    Tesla owners seem to split into two camps: those who read the manual before the car arrives, and those who do not read it at all.
     
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  3. elan

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    I'm a more extreme version, having read it from start to finish about 3 times...but I can totally appreciate the "surprise" factor as well.
     
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  4. Fusion

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    I didn't read the manual. I figured that every time I find out another feature, it was like a surprise. haha
     
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  5. troyhouse

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    Never read the manual, is there a need??
     
  6. drewbaumann

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    I read this earlier today. First off I wanted to say that I love Plex. As an early adopter of XBMC and later on Plex (Premium user) I am excited to see all the progress your team has made over the years. I hope that you find a way to bring Plex to the Model 3!

    I am in the process of transferring my music to Plex Cloud and for the most part it is working great, but b-side albums and local band EPs certainly have trouble making their way to my library. I'll figure it out, I just haven't made the time to devote to it yet.
     
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    You sir are a great writer! One of the best reviews I've read on the Model 3 and I've read most of them. My favourite bit:

    ...in the dark it can be a bit hard to open the door because you have to find the handle by touch alone. Conversely, when opening from the inside, you have to tell people to push a button and then lean against the door. This isn’t difficult (again, idiomatic), but every single person has first ended up stuck outside, and then trapped inside, which is probably a great metaphor for Tesla ownership in general.
    Thanks for the laugh!
     
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  8. mknoebel

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    Yup. No vin yet but I have read the manual!
    Nice write up elan!
     
  9. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    OP is the cofounder and CTO of Plex!
     
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    Reading the manual first is no fun. Is there an online manual? My 3 delivery is due tomorrow!
     
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    @elan wonderfully written article it summarizes everything that I feel for my 3. I've had it a whole week now and auto-pilot has been so reliable it's made my commute almost boring haha.

    BTW lifetime plex member, it 100% runs my home and I don't know what we'd do without it. Keep up the great work, now like my media software, I can look forward to my car getting better with time!
     
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  13. elan

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    Wow, thanks for the kind feedback, everyone! And a big wave and shout out to the Plex people :)
     
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  14. drewbaumann

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    If you get in touch with Tesla about Plex now you know your alpha/beta testers!
     
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    Excellent write-up!
     
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    Plex is the best! Pass member forever.
     
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    Awesome review! Nice to see that the charm doesn’t wear off too quickly.

    And Plex is great as well!
     
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  18. kierants

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    I am looking forward to being invited to configure my M3 and now will have to take a look at Plex.
    A rare double win post.
    Well done to the OP and the posters here.
     
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    Thank you so much for Plex!! Been using it since the Plex Home Theater days on OS X. Been on flex pass since it was first offered! Love the new DVR live tv functionality, works great with my HDhomerun and my apple tv, not so good on the fire tv. Glad you are enjoying your 3! Tomorrow will be 1 month and 2500 miles for me, love the car, would do it all over again.
     
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    Lifetime Plex Pass user here - THANK YOU!

    ...good article, by the way. Helps pass the time while I wait for delivery.
     

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