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Roadtrip shortly after delivery?

interfx

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Feb 22, 2020
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I have scheduled my MY delivery for the 20th, and will be leaving for the beach on July 1st. (~250 miles, with supercharge half way for a break)... Would you take your new model Y for such a long road trip within 2 weeks of picking up my new model Y?

Would you take it this far so early in owning it? Or give it a few weeks to debug any issues?
 

dgstan

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Jun 28, 2018
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Campbell, CA
I would have no qualms whatsoever taking it on a trip directly after picking it up.

We hear all about paint defects, loose trim, or cars that don't make it past Tesla's inspections. How many cars do we see that brick shortly after delivery?
 

Msjulie

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Jun 26, 2016
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Its a 3 not a Y but 2 weeks after delivery mine went from San Jose to San Diego, a lot by coastal road for the scenery. Not one issue; driver did have to learn not to have range anxiety but it was fine.
 

DDrawer

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Mar 25, 2019
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I would have no qualms whatsoever taking it on a trip directly after picking it up.

We hear all about paint defects, loose trim, or cars that don't make it past Tesla's inspections. How many cars do we see that brick shortly after delivery?

I've seen 2 or 3 people have charging issues, and at least one person have an issue where a temperature sensor for the coolant was in backwards and the car thought it was over heating so he couldn't go over 65 mph (he was something like 500 miles from home too). So there is a tiny bit of risk, but I think worst case you could find a service center somewhere in whatever state you are in and beg for an emergency repair. I'm thinking of rolling the dice and going for a long weekend road trip the week that I get the car. Haven't been using any PTO lately, so why not.
 

dgstan

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Jun 28, 2018
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Campbell, CA
I've seen 2 or 3 people have charging issues, and at least one person have an issue where a temperature sensor for the coolant was in backwards and the car thought it was over heating so he couldn't go over 65 mph (he was something like 500 miles from home too). So there is a tiny bit of risk, but I think worst case you could find a service center somewhere in whatever state you are in and beg for an emergency repair. I'm thinking of rolling the dice and going for a long weekend road trip the week that I get the car. Haven't been using any PTO lately, so why not.
Does Tesla still have the mobile Rangers? I've never used them, but I've heard tales of them riding through the night to rescue those in distress.
 

DDrawer

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Mar 25, 2019
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Does Tesla still have the mobile Rangers? I've never used them, but I've heard tales of them riding through the night to rescue those in distress.

They do, but they typically can't address these types of major issues (any issues that would really put a pickle on your road trip anyway) with mobile service.
 

DaveORD

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Mar 12, 2020
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Make sure to drive 30-60 miles when you first get to calibrate the sensors and camera, then make sure it will take a charge. At least that is what I would do. That should provide a little shake down, make sure sensors and cameras are operational, and also ensure that the charging works so you do not get stuck somewhere. If any issues, then still time to get fixed at your SC before your trip.
 

Watts_Up

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Mar 4, 2019
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In a galaxy far, far away
I have scheduled my MY delivery for the 20th, and will be leaving for the beach on July 1st.
(~250 miles, with supercharge half way for a break)...
Would you take your new model Y for such a long road trip within 2 weeks of picking up my new model Y?
Would you take it this far so early in owning it? Or give it a few weeks to debug any issues?
Try getting the latest update if WiFi is available in your garage.

Also, first thing would be getting good protection floor mats, the original are kind of flimsy.

If you park in the sun, getting a sun windshield might be a good recommendation.

And get a SD card for the dashcam.
 
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