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New Model 3 Seats!

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by oneshortguy, May 17, 2018.

  1. zackmilo

    zackmilo Professional moron

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    I have the old seats. Now going to go to Tesla and make a big fuss to get my new seats:D
    Begin SEATGATE!

    Wait... Al least I have alcantara headliner!:p
     
  2. Dutchie

    Dutchie Active Member

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    Kim of Like Tesla uploaded her video and mentioned the seats getting wider. Her after market upholstery did not fit anymore.

     
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  3. TEG

    TEG Teslafanatic

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    I spotted another model 3 configured just like mine but their VIN was 14xxx. It had the new seats too.
     
  4. TEG

    TEG Teslafanatic

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    This was the "cloth" bit I mentioned on the center edge:
    clothbit.jpg

    I wish I could have ordered mine with the entire seats covered in that.
    I wonder why they use it there? Is it more durable when the seat moves back and forth?
     
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  5. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    To keep the seat from making rubbing noises when you sit in or move the seat. I had to put a little self adhesive velvet patch on the side of my console in my Model S because of the noise it was making.
     
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  6. RobStark

    RobStark Well-Known Member

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    Make a big fuss then you will have the best Unicorn Model 3.

    Alcantara with new wider seats.
     
  7. TEG

    TEG Teslafanatic

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    The ones with textile sun visors, but ultra-suede mirror covers are rare... But I wouldn't call that desirable...
     
  8. Lsutiger

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    Anxious to see what I get. Taking delivery Saturday. Vin 18,5xxx. Don’t recall many complaints about the old seats.
     
  9. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    You are getting one old seat and one new seat.
     
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  10. whitex

    whitex Well-Known Member

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    Maybe as part of the rampup these seats are made by a newly hired team who interpreted the sewing instructions slightly differently, but it was deemed within acceptable variance, so it ships. ;)
     
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  11. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Somebody tweet Elon, this is unacceptable! Everyone, grab your flaming pitchforks! Storm the castle gates!
     
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  12. Plan B

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    First gen buyers getting burned, it's the Tesla way!
     
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  13. Merle Corey

    Merle Corey Member

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    VIN 18XXX and I have the new seats. Not that I would have noticed the difference either way...
     
  14. sroh

    sroh Supporting Member

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    You guys made me go out and check. VIN 164xx and I've got the new seats.
     
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  15. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    Vin25k no clue what seats I’ll have. Delivery next week :D
    The suspense is awesome
     
  16. kwest2

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    129xx old seats
     
  17. m3snowy

    m3snowy Member

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    No change in the rear seats?
     
  18. Shygar

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    117xx old seats. I have no issues with them
     
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  19. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    That's next month.
     
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  20. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Banned

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    Yeah...you are right they are getting burned.......look at the even newer seats. They change by the day.

    Look...I'm all in for the Performance Dual Motor Model 3 with Ventilated seats........

    Oops....did I let that rumor slip out......

    You know they had to upgrade the Model S P100D first......since the Model 3 will never outdo the Model S and X.....

    Tesla brings back ventilated seats and makes new black Arachnid wheels available
     

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