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The worst part about the Model Y? The paint.

Clark_Kent

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Jun 23, 2020
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Since you mentioned about BSM, any idea if anyone tried those $10 tiny mirros that you stick on existing mirrors. I am a newbie. Of all Teslas I noticed around my area, never seen a single one using these. Just wondering if there is a clear reason not to use those. Someone was mentioning that it may come off when the mirrors are heated.
I have been trying to use the recommended way to adjust the mirrors so as to avoid blind spots. But, given that the original rear view mirror visibility is already low, I guess it's still not the best configuration. Eager to hear from other owners on how they are managing blind spots.
There's no chance I'm installing blind spot mirrors on MY. I simply adjust my mirrors to capture as much of the blind spot as possible and look over my shoulder like they taught in behind the wheel when I learned to drive many years ago.
 

BigNerd

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Mar 9, 2021
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I always wondered why there are so many PPF and don’t wash your Y posts.

Seems strange that the paint isn’t that good or is this normal and everyone has a heightened concern.
 

jpfive

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Oct 31, 2019
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I always wondered why there are so many PPF and don’t wash your Y posts.

Seems strange that the paint isn’t that good or is this normal and everyone has a heightened concern.

<sigh> wait for your car, and judge for yourself. I have had two white Tesla's, a 3 and a Y. I have had no issues with the paint, and mine have been no more prone to chipping than any other car I have owned. As on all forums that I have frequented, the discussions here are skewed to complaints, not satisfaction.
 

BigNerd

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Mar 9, 2021
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<sigh> wait for your car, and judge for yourself. I have had two white Tesla's, a 3 and a Y. I have had no issues with the paint, and mine have been no more prone to chipping than any other car I have owned. As on all forums that I have frequented, the discussions here are skewed to complaints, not satisfaction.
I've had my white MY for just over 3 months... seems okay. But maybe white is harder to find chips?

I dunno... this will all go away when I get that stainless steel CT. :)
 
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dc5itr888

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Nov 13, 2020
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Suspension is fine to me, actually. My prior daily was an Mercedes AMG E63, which was significantly harsher. If you come from AMG or one of BMW's M products, it feels great! There is a thread of former BMW drivers where a few had made this observation.
I had the very same conversation with a friend of mine.

He said his was super harsh but he came from a Porsche SUV. I came from a C63 AMG P31 and felt the MYP was like driving a Jeep on freshly paved road.

That seems to be the consensus with whatever you were predisposed with prior to MYP
 
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Insyder22

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Mar 16, 2021
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I'd say the paint is comparable to cheaper brands. I used a paint thickness gauge on a Toyota Highlander, Mazda Cx-5, and the MY LR. The highlander was by far the thickest, the CX5 and MY are very comparable, and very thin, especially the hood area. the 2017 Cx-5 hood was peppered after the 3 years of driving (38k), and my assumption is that the MY will be in the same shape after that. I'd recommend staying away from red/black and stick with white/gray if you're concerned about it.

As to suspension, coming from the Cx-5, its very comparable, but using a Highlander at the same time, its night and day.
 

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