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Tesla keeps forcing me to accept things I didn't pay for!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by tomas, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. tomas

    tomas Traded in 9 rep bars for M3, used to be somebody!

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    #1 tomas, Dec 2, 2015
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    I thought I'd itemize some of the things that I didn't pay for that have been "forced" on me.
    I really gotta question the ethics of this company that keeps insisting on making my car better at no cost to me. Are they just setting me up to screw me later?:cursing:

    * Hill hold
    * Battery shield
    * Trip functions in energy app
    * GPS enabled raising/lowering
    * Tow mode (hope I never need it)
    * Gen1 seat mod
    * Insulated AC unit
    * Updated windshield defrost vents
    * Variable battery charge levels
    * Scheduled pre-conditioning
    * Updated brakes
    * Backup lines in rear view camera
    * .2 sec 0-60 and throttle smoothness improvement
    * One touch lock/unlock
    * Calendar integration
    * Numerous maps improvements
    * Proactive 12v battery & regulator replacement
    * Please tell me what I forgot! I'll update this list in OP as long as I'm allowed.
     
  2. JenniferQ

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    Well put! Viva Tesla!
     
  3. tstafford

    tstafford Member

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    They're bastards. They've made me feel like I got a brand new car by sending out the AP update too. I hate having that new car experience. Like I said in another thread - I'm old and scared of change.
     
  4. brantse

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    Lol. Have you been forced to take the new "cold weather" brakes? Maybe, just to screw you over even more, they'll wait until your current brakes get really corroded and broken in before upgrading.
     
  5. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler Bannd Member

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    Backup lines in the rear camera! *shakes fist*
     
  6. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

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    Add: "Improved"* driver display and main screen display
    Add: one-touch lock/unlock "button" on main screen

    * IMHO, I think it's mostly improved; there's a thread for vociferous complaining about the updated display, elsewhere
     
  7. vgrinshpun

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    Depending on when you got your P85, there was also a 0.2 seconds improvement in 0-60 acceleration - from the originally stated 4.4 seconds to 4.2 seconds later on.
     
  8. tomas

    tomas Traded in 9 rep bars for M3, used to be somebody!

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    Hmm, yes... gotta think about whether I want to turn this into another argument thread. Let's see what develops.
     
  9. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

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    I updated my earlier post to add the lock/unlock on the main screen, within seconds of posting, but you're too quick!!!!
     
  10. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Bastards. They didn't pull any of these shenanigans with the Roadster. I'm now rethinking my Model X reservation.
     
  11. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Technically you're not forced to do it, you could just not update ;)
     
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    My 85D was advertised and delivered with a 5.2 second 0-60 time.
    I was appalled to discover a few weeks later that they delivered a software update (under cover of darkness) that reduced the time to 4.4 seconds. How can I stop this madness!
     
  13. tstafford

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    Major safety issue. Bastards
     
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    BTW, the way they sneaked this one was particularly egregious and misleading - still no word on the corresponding updated "real" hp rating.
     
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    How dare they add a feature where the car recognises it's location based on GPS and automatically raises the suspension on my car when approaching my steep driveway?! This madness has to stop! :rolleyes:
     
  16. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    They did fix the bug where it wouldn't charge at all on 80A J1772 stations:)
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    If I wanted a new car, or 4 or 5, I could just go out and buy 'em! Who gave them the authority to keep forcing a new car on me?
     
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    I literally LOL'ed reading this thread! [emoji3] Damn you Tesla for making my "classic" S better over and over again after I drove it off the Fremont factory lot thinking it was the ultimate automobile! With each update and the car becoming more and more "ultimate" I sink deeper into a profound depression knowing that I was wrong...
    Exactly. I bought my Roadster knowing for sure that it would never change or improve because Tesla was busy building other much better cars, so I was happy that the Roadster was stranded in the past because, you know, that's how it's always been with out-of-production cars.
    Oh wait. I've ordered a new higher capacity battery for my 6 year old Roadster.
    Damn you Tesla, you tricked me again! [emoji6]
     
  20. green1

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    You people are far too easily impressed. I'm going to join the multitudes of other owners on here and complain that my MS doesn't have a heated steering wheel even though newer ones do. And that Tesla didn't retrofit a second motor when they introduced the "D"

    How dare they lock in my hardware and only improve software, I want my car to be perfect and as good as the newest one off the assembly line no matter how old it is!
     

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