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Model 3 day 1

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by FinallyGotMyM3, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. FinallyGotMyM3

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    i picked up my model3 yesterday vin 42xxx) and wow it is amazing to drive. Almost everything about the car I totally love, the way it looks, the way it drives, the interface on the touch screen. Pickup experience in Fremont was smooth. They were pushing a ton of cars out that day !

    The things I have noticed after pickup (only negatives because the positives would take too long too list!!)

    1. The frunk is slightly miss aligned to the right side of the car (see photo). Interestingly enough this wasn’t true before i opened the frunk but now it doesn’t sit level. Not too bad, but not ideal. Is this something Tesla service can fix ?
    2. I’ve had the windshield wiper low indicator turn on twice and then back off
    3. The wind noise is noticeable. I had assumed most people complaining about this hadn’t driven in an electric before and it’s just the last bit of noise. But my previous car was a ford (yuck) fusion plug in hybrid which was much quieter on the high way when running the electric motors. It’s not too bad, but definitely noticeable. I saw in the forums there is an aftermarket gasket which fills in around the sun roof. Does this really correct it?
    4. The WiFi signal seems really low. My cell phone has full bars on my home WiFi in the car but the car has 1 bar.
    5. I have a chargepoint home charger. The adapter works fine but it’s annoying that I can’t leave the adapter on all the time and plug it back into the charger. This means everytime I come home I will need to plug and unplug the adapter. I may end up putting in a Tesla charger to save this step in the long run. We’ll see.

    Looking forward to day 2!
     

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  2. sooner

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    Yes

    I cannot even get WiFi menu to come up, perhaps my firmware is in need of updating...

    The fluid light, correct? Known firmware bug. Also the brake light is in that bug.
     
  3. pcpro

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    There are twist knobs on the underside of the frunk. From what I understand via a YouTube video I saw, you can twist those to adjust the height on ether side
     
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  4. Dubai

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    Does any one know how wind noise is compared to a VW MK7 GTI?
     
  5. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    I don't think wind noise level is consistent between Model 3 builds. I have a Feb build and it is amazingly quiet.
     
  6. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    You could leave the adapter (J1772) our your charger, and buy a second one to keep in the car in case you have to use it with a public L2 charging station.
     
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  7. chronopc

    chronopc Active Member

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    Wifi was added in the most recent update. If you click on the LTE signal it'll bring up the wifi settings.
     
  8. chronopc

    chronopc Active Member

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    I have a May build and my wind noise isn't bad. Definitely less than my old ICE vehicle.
     
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  9. Need

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    Do you have to plug it back into the charger? Can you just leave it on a hook or something?
     
  10. Johnabis

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    does this also mean if I have a tablet, I can keep it connected to the in car wifi? or in car wifi is not available yet?
     
  11. sooner

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    I have 2018.21.9 and clicking the LTE does nothing.
     
  12. Need

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    The car can connect to WiFi or LTE. It does not have a WiFi hotspot for you to connect to.
     
  13. Johnabis

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    Thanks for the clarification. and sorry to hijack this thread. the S and the X have this ability though correct? if so, hopefully the Model 3 will get it soon as well?
     
  14. chronopc

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    You need the new update. I'm on 2018.24.7
     
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    There is really nothing I can do to force get that update, right? There used to be a service center truck, since outdated.
     
  16. chronopc

    chronopc Active Member

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    I don't think there's anything you can do besides pray and wait.
     
  17. Need

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    I have MX and it does not provide WiFi hotspot.
     
  18. FinallyGotMyM3

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    That’s what I was thinking too, but when the adapter is connected it no longer mates to the connection holder on the charger. I could probably dangle it over the charger but that would get knocked off all the time, et, and also leave the charging connections exposed to the elements (may not matter)
     
  19. FinallyGotMyM3

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    Yeah I’ve heard different Tesla’s are slightly louder than others in terms of wind noise.

    To be clear the noise isn’t BAD. It’s just louder than my ford when running electric. I had expected that most people saying there was wind noise was because they werent used to a totally silent electric car.
     
  20. StellarRat

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    I think my Model 3 is quieter than my 2011 Leaf was, but it rides substantially stiffer. Much more of a sports car feel and drive. It really reminds me a lot of my 1997 Prelude, but tighter. The view out the window is similar (but better) as is the handling. Of course, it's like having warp drive vs. impulse power in speed department.
     

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