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Old 09-07-2018, 11:16 PM   #631
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Why not get the PUP? A set of MPS4S, brakes etc, 5k is not so much. Unless it rides too stiff.
The problem is that the PUP doesn't just add things, it takes things away.

1. You can no longer run (most) 18" wheels due to the bigger brakes
2. You can no longer use the aero-cover wheels (see #1) which extend range by 15% over the 20's. You're paying $9,000 for a bigger battery, then cutting your range by 15% by using bling wheels. Having the option to run the 18's is nice.
3. The PUP big rotors are 3mm thinner than the standard which creates a weird lip on the hub, preventing most aftermarket wheels from fitting without a spacer.

I also really don't want 20" wheels. So buying the pup means I'd have to
1. Sell the 20's
2. Buy 19's.
3. Sell the rear spooler which is dumb
4. Be unable to run smaller wheels and cheaper tires
5. And pay $4k for the privilege (net after selling / buying)

But I will say this. The PUP rode surprisingly well. And the lowered suspension and track mode are appealing. And the aero covers are hideous. I kinda want the track stuff out of morbid upgrade-itis, but I really don't drive on the edge of traction any more.

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Old 09-10-2018, 02:55 PM   #632
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Forget the stock. Tesla's bonds are imploding
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:22 PM   #633
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Delivered.

I like it. It feels so much lighter than the Model S. Our Dog likes it too -- she immediately jumped in!

I found one minor defect -- there is a paint drip at the very front edge of the trunk. They noted it and will have service repair it.
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:00 PM   #634
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Delivered.

I like it. It feels so much lighter than the Model S. Our Dog likes it too -- she immediately jumped in!

I found one minor defect -- there is a paint drip at the very front edge of the trunk. They noted it and will have service repair it.
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:35 PM   #635
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:13 PM   #636
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AWESOME!

Review!?!?


EDIT: I really like the 19's. I'm going to end up buying a set.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:04 PM   #637
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Congrats!

Here is a nice (seemingly fair and applicable to NYC) Jalopnik review:

https://jalopnik.com/the-2018-tesla-...-of-1828853186
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:32 PM   #638
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Here’s an initial review - drove about 30 miles this afternoon/evening

It’s great. It feels like a Tesla, but makes the S feel like a fat pig.

I took one of my normal ways home coming back from Tesla to the house - which is about 11 miles, with only about a mile on freeway. It definitely feels faster than my S (theoretically, this 3 is only 1/2 second faster 0-60 than my S...). I can also feel the extra traction up from from the dual motor. But it has some rear bias to it — the rear slipped out a bit when I made a left turn onto a quiet street with a nice straightaway and I punched it. It feels very solid when driving, steering is good (more firm than the S in sport, so I’m trying the mid tier setting for now). It’s also quieter than my S - less road noise and less hum from the motor.

Not having any display in front of you will take a little getting used to, but the display works well. The screen is noticeably smaller than the S, and Tesla made some significant changes. All the basics are similar, but things are in different places. It doesn’t have some things the S had, like an energy usage graph, calendar (synced from your phone — supposed to be added to the 3 “soon”), and web browser. But it works.

Autopilot completed calibration after about 20 miles, so I used it on the way home from dinner. It’s like an advanced cruise control — speed plus steering, with automated lane changes by holding the turn signal stalk up or down. I didn’t have any of these features on the S, so I’ll be learning how to get comfortable with the tech. But I like it so far. I also tried out Summon in a parking lot — moved the car forward while standing outside it. That could be good for pullling into a tight parking space (or out if someone parks annoyingly close).

I’ll drive it to work tomorrow, so will get a feel for how it works in traffic.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:00 AM   #639
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Glad you're loving it so far.

I'm really surprised you said it's less road noise than the S. A lot of folks in the forums are complaining about road noise and wind noise, and saying it's louder than the S.

I actually briefly toyed with the idea of getting autopilot to deal with the occasional NYC traffic jam. But I have a hard time relaxing when I'm a passenger in a car while someone else is driving, so I figured I won't relax with EAP driving either.

I did really love the one foot driving with regen braking though. I think that might be enough to make driving in traffic jams pleasant.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:05 AM   #640
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Every person I've ever seen use this has drawn a dick

They said the ride was "harsher than I would've figured". I'm surprised. I found the ride on 20's to be about equal to my E46 on 17's, and the Tesla on 18's definitely more compliant. I wonder if the tire pressures are just all over the map.
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