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Model 3: Pros and Cons

Nova8

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Feb 26, 2020
12
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Washington
Usually (like almost every single time) someone says anything like "i can only go 100 miles on a charge" they dont have home charging, or dont charge every day, and seem to have an opinion that "my car has 230 miles range, I only drive 20 miles a day, I should be able to charge every 6-7 days or so".

Very rarely its something else, but I feel pretty comfortable predicting that based on that statement, this OP doesnt charge every day for "some reason", either because they dont have home charging, or they think that its better for some reason to run the car battery down before charging it back up.


In reference to your incorrect assumption: my car is plugged in at home every day the instant I get home till the instant I leave per the recommendation of an engineer. It is almost never driven below 10% charge and is always charged only up to 80% unless I plan a rare long-distance drive of 100 or more miles, in which case I do a full charge the night before. The mileage estimate of 1% charge used per mile is based upon a few of those long drives on highways, not short and in-town frequent stop drives.
 

Nova8

Member
Feb 26, 2020
12
9
Washington
Come on people, the OP wishes Tesla "would fix" issues, that they "have not searched high and low to see if there is a way we drivers can alter some of these". I mean, what's the point? Seriously? The OP hasn't even looked to see if there is an answer or if they're doing something wrong, but wants Tesla to fix it.

"here are some of the issues I wish they would fix. I am not a tech geek, and have not searched high and low to see if there is a way we drivers can alter some of these ourselves. I don't do twitter, and don't know if Tesla engineers actually read these posts, but it's worth a try."



Tesla needs to cater to the majority of the population if they want to sell a lot of these cars. That means they need to make some of these functions automatic, better, more functional, or easier to alter. If the gross minority of the population that purchases a car want to spend hours looking at manuals and forums for answers, they can do that for less imperative or advanced functions. The basics need to be easy access and not require research.
 
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Nova8

Member
Feb 26, 2020
12
9
Washington
Leather, vegan leather...am I alone in preferring FABRIC? Tesla offered a high end fabric in the Model S some time ago, and when I test drove a car with it, it felt great. If it had been available in the Model 3 I would be enjoying it today. Warm in winter, breathable in summer, easy to clean, looks great, lasts forever, what's not to like?


I would have preferred a cloth fabric over the vegan fabric too. But, I would never purchase leather.
 
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RedWhite19

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Aug 17, 2020
460
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Los Angeles
This is harsh. The SR+ audio system is way better than anything I’ve ever driven. Maybe all sound systems in my previous cars are dumpster fires? o_O
I’m not sure, I guess it depends what cars you had. But I had a E class with Harman-Kardon, and two BMW’s(Still have one of my 3 series), which were miles better. Even now, when I hop into my 3 series, the audio is much better than the SR+’s system.

One of the major cons is the lack of options that Tesla provided. I would’ve gladly pony upped the extra money for the sound system after I paid extra for the 19 inch wheels, the multi-coat red, and the white-seats.
 

InfinitySky

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Jul 19, 2020
42
17
Oregon
I’m not sure, I guess it depends what cars you had. But I had a E class with Harman-Kardon, and two BMW’s(Still have one of my 3 series), which were miles better. Even now, when I hop into my 3 series, the audio is much better than the SR+’s system.

One of the major cons is the lack of options that Tesla provided. I would’ve gladly pony upped the extra money for the sound system after I paid extra for the 19 inch wheels, the multi-coat red, and the white-seats.

Haha, yeah. My previous Honda probably doesn’t have the same sound signature as those you mentioned. I’m with you on the sound system as an option too...I would have strongly considered paying more for the premium audio
 

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