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New Car Owner: What do I need to look for?

Kamixus

Member
Mar 13, 2020
39
10
North York
Hi all,

I've had my current ICE for 13 years and finally decided to take the plunge and go for a Model 3. This is my first vehicle purchase (last one was inherited) and also the largest purchase I've ever made... so I'm a little nervous.

Any advice on what I should be looking for, what potential defects I should be flagging on the day of pickup? I've heard mixed reviews for the Lawrence location and I wanted to be as prepared as possible.
 
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Biscuitman

Member
Oct 22, 2019
300
135
Ottawa
Hi all,

I've had my current ICE for 13 years and finally decided to take the plunge and go for a Model 3. This is my first vehicle purchase (last one was inherited) and also the largest purchase I've ever made... so I'm a little nervous.

Any advice on what I should be looking for, what potential defects I should be flagging on the day of pickup? I've heard mixed reviews for the Lawrence location and I wanted to be as prepared as possible.
My car was delivered flawless in December 19.
Most of the problems were with earlier builds of the model 3.
I don’t think you need to be nervous , Tesla has really upped their game.
 

Iain

Member
Feb 5, 2020
249
504
Austin
I picked up mine a week ago in the rain. I was concerned there were problems I couldn’t, see but after careful review I found nothing. The car seems to be built extremely well.
 

Vancouver ClearBra

Local Vendor - Canada
Feb 27, 2017
217
100
Vancouver Canada
Hi all,

I've had my current ICE for 13 years and finally decided to take the plunge and go for a Model 3. This is my first vehicle purchase (last one was inherited) and also the largest purchase I've ever made... so I'm a little nervous.

Any advice on what I should be looking for, what potential defects I should be flagging on the day of pickup? I've heard mixed reviews for the Lawrence location and I wanted to be as prepared as possible.

Enjoy your new 3, they're amazing vehicles... Be sure to get some clear bra installed to prevent rock chips etc... =)
 
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CeejayV

Member
Mar 11, 2020
12
2
Toronto Canada
ooh that's exciting congrats! and Watch out for paint defects before you pick up. Teslas have soft paint so clear bra or even at least a ceramic coating will help to prevent it from getting swirl marks, let me know if I can help!
 

CeejayV

Member
Mar 11, 2020
12
2
Toronto Canada
I picked up mine a week ago in the rain. I was concerned there were problems I couldn’t, see but after careful review I found nothing. The car seems to be built extremely well.
Just installed Clear bra on a Tesla model X . Some areas aren't even painted good enough, clear coat looks like tear drops here and there and wasn't done properly . they really need to step it up
 

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