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Model 3 P delivery report and first impressions - Rocklin, CA

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by commasign, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    Background and Timeline:

    Existing owner, 2013 Model S P85 (sold), 2014 Model S P85D, 2016 Model X 90D
    Also, plenty of experience with Model 3 already as sister and brother-in-law have a VIN 5000's 2018 Model 3 LR RWD and I exercise my rights as eldest sibling and Tesla superfan to drive it whenever I want ;)
    3/31/2016 line waiter with reservation made at 2:30pm PST (didn't realize there would be so many people so I just showed up at 10am and had to wait 4 hours)
    First Production invite 12/16/2017
    AWD/P invite and order confirmed 6/27/2018 (didn't technically get an invite, just found out on the forums)
    Edit button disappeared 7/21/2018 and applied for Tesla arranged loan
    Loan approved and reconfirmation of info online 7/22/2018
    Phone call to schedule delivery 7/23/2018
    Delivery today 7/26/2018

    Delivery Experience:

    Online payment only became available approximately 3.5 hours prior to scheduled delivery
    Arrived at store a few minutes early and was greeted promptly and handed off to delivery specialist
    Loan documents signed within 5 minutes
    Contract computer still acting up and spitting out contracts with lots of blanks, but they seem to be making due
    Orientation of the Model 3 for my wife in the showroom car, approximately 20 minutes
    Our Model 3 was still being detailed but was brought out quickly and then delivery specialist finished my wife's orientation in the actual car, approximately 10 more minutes
    We did a thorough inspection and found a few minor defects
    Left the lot just over an hour after arriving
    All the staff were super friendly, delivery specialist was honest and upfront about the timeline and the fact that the car wasn't ready right when we arrived and that their contract system was acting up
    The store was very busy; multiple other people taking delivery at same time and a ton of foot traffic with lots of people crowding around the showroom cars
    Our 3 was apparently the first one with white interior and the first P variant they've delivered

    Cosmetic Condition:

    Overall good, but the detailing was clearly rushed and incomplete. QC is lacking. Multiple smudges (dirt, left over adhesive, etc.,) here and there on interior and exterior, but nothing requiring more than a little saliva to rub away
    Panel alignment is excellent; nothing catches the eye (a big difference from our VIN 5000's car which had noticeable panel gaps, sunken hood, protruding headlight, seal issues, etc.,)
    One small half inch by quarter inch paint defect on the corner of one of the front quarter panels along the wheel well, looks like an area that just wasn't painted; was pretty obvious so I'm surprised they didn't notice it
    Significant curb rash on one of the wheels
    Performance pedals came pre-installed
    Spoiler and Dual Motor badge not available, listed on the "due bill", no ETA, they'll call me when those items arrive, and schedule mobile service for install
    Apparent scratches on the touch screen, but then my wise wife said it's just the screen protector so we pulled it off and screen was perfect underneath

    Initial Impressions:

    This is definitely a Performance Tesla with a capital P, right up there with all the Model S and Model X P variants
    0-60mph acceleration is not that much different than my P85D Ludicrous
    If the P85D Ludicrous is an instant fatal blow to the head, the 3P is a fatal blow to the head where you don't die instantly, but you die a moment or two later ;)
    Cabin and road noise is excellent, similar to our S and X
    Haven't pushed the suspension yet, but driving home it felt similar to our S and X (in terms of absorbing bumps)
    Sound system... spectacular. If the S sound system is an 7/10 and the X sound system is a 10/10, I'd say the 3 sound system is 9.5/10, beat by the X only because the X subwoofer is ever so slightly deeper and cleaner
    White seats are super comfortable, definitely softer than anything we've had before
    Center console is the same glossy black fingerprint magnet so I went home and immediately put on the white Kenriko wrap (pic below)

    That's it for now. Gonna play with the car a week then bring it back for service to repair the paint defect and curb rash, then off to detailer for Xpel wrap and tint. Then spoiler and badge install at some point in the future.

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  2. anticitizen13.7

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    White interior has white center console (last photo)? Seems like this will hide fingerprints and scratches much better than the black gloss finish in the black interior.

    Thanks for the nice pics!
     
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  3. Birdman325

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    White centre console is after market wrap.
     
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    anticitizen13.7 Not posting at TMC after 9/17/2018

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    Ah thanks... I missed that while scrolling through the original post.
     
  5. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    Also...

    The white decor piece is really nice. Don't know what it's made of, but it's solid. Not like the other plastic trim pieces.

    More interior pics...

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  6. BigMskiman

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    Nice post, you have all the toys pal.
    I have a very nice rig, but somehow I have to have the M3P....and I work near the factory and see thousands of them.
     
  7. jdmasters

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    that wrap is a nice touch.
     
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  8. DLM270

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    Thank you for the excellent delivery report. The car is beautiful and I love the white interior. Is there any room in the AWD frunk? Would appreciate a picture if possible.
    Thanks!
     
  9. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    Also...

    Came with firmware 2018.24.8

    Only difference I noticed is the cabin overheat protection has 3 modes (off, no AC, and on).
     
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    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    Frunk is the same size as the RWD version. Big enough for a standard carry-on.

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  11. hdAge

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    @commasign Looks great, enjoy the acceleration....:)
    Do you notice a difference in seats between the LR RWD Model 3 and the white seats on your P3D ? Are they more soft and have better cushion than the RWD ? I have been looking at the Tsportline seat upgrade kit, but if the white seats feel like an upgrade compared to the black, I might just stick to the white seats and not go with Tsportline upgrade.
     
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    I'll have to sit in both more, but initial impression is the white seats are softer and more cushioned.
     
  13. DLM270

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    Thanks for the info and picture. I'm waiting for our AWD M3, and was worried that the frunk might be smaller with the AWD option. The frunk has been very useful on our Model S.
     
  14. favo

    favo P3D+ owner

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    I like that white console wrap. I will probably have my XPEL installer add it.

    What tint are you planning on? Trying to decide between 3M Crystalline and Suntek. The XPEL installer recommends Suntek because it's easier to work with. They have three options (Ceramic, Carbon and hybrid?). They also say they will only do rear glass up to factory tint, because full coverage may cause glass to crack. However, there is another local 3M installer who can do it in one piece. It would be nice to have an official Tesla statement on this.
     
  15. ftlum

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    Who are you using for the PPF and tinting. Have you gotten an estimate for it yet? Also, it’s 104 degrees hot this week. How does the glass roof fair in the heat?
     
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    This is the first time I’ve heard of any cracking risk. Have other people post such a problem?
     
  17. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    Same here. 106 yesterday. Driving home, the glass roof was just fine. Didn’t notice any heat from above and in fact don’t even remember looking up or even thinking about the glass roof until you mentioned it here. Lol

    I’ve heard an installer say that before but don’t recall anyone actually reporting a crack related to tint. If it’s important for you to tint the roof, I’d say go find another installer. ;)

    I think if heat ever becomes an issue for me, I’ll just get the sunshade. I tinted the roof glass in my first Model S and it was fine, but in retrospect it was too dark and I think my daughter missed out on being able to see through it.
     
  18. Stellavator

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    Had a shop in Raleigh tell me the same thing. Not going to use them. I want full tint.
     
  19. tambam

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    Thanks for the detailed report. I'm picking up my Pearl White Performance tomorrow from the same location. Are you going with Appearance Solutions for the Xpel? Should the badge and spoiler go on first, before the Xpel?

    I also bought the white console wrap. How hard/easy was it to install?

    I'm so pumped I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight.
     
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  20. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    Cool. Yes, going to Appearance Solutions too after Tesla repairs the two defects. I spoke to Mike there and he said spoiler and badge best go OVER the Xpel wrap.

    The Kenriko kit was easy. Took me about an hour, mostly for the cupholder piece which is the hardest. Just watch the video before trying. The material is very stretchy and accommodating. Basically lay down, smooth out, lift up (if any bubbles or wrinkles), and repeat. Over and over. The hardest part is trimming the excess around the cupholders. I messed up a little (razor blade slipped a few times and cut too far; the material is very easy to cut), but not really noticeable.
     
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