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Old 09-28-2020, 05:52 PM   #1441
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Just had a tour of the exís Model Y. Wow. Body panel alignment hell. Assembly is kind of a mess. I hope thatís not the norm, but even a Mazda CX-5 puts it to shame. Iím sure it excels in other areas, but thatís kind of shameful.

I wonder how much correction they can do after the fact...
That sucks. I'm just not sure how much they care about improving build quality. It's been a thing for years now, and they're much more mature (and very well funded) company. The market has rewarded them despite this, so I'm not hopeful that they have a real motivation to improve.
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Old 09-28-2020, 06:01 PM   #1442
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That sucks. I'm just not sure how much they care about improving build quality. It's been a thing for years now, and they're much more mature (and very well funded) company. The market has rewarded them despite this, so I'm not hopeful that they have a real motivation to improve.
Agree. And theyíve set even higher production goals for themselves going forward. That doesnít bode well for better assembly results.
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Old 11-03-2020, 06:26 PM   #1443
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So I test drove a Tesla 3, they basically give you the car and ask you to come back in 30 minutes, I ended up driving it around for 40 minutes because I went home with it so my daughter could drive it, she is a big Tesla fan ... I am not familiar with these cars but they told me it was the middle model with AWD and Long Range, also it said Dual motor on the back ... all I can say is OMG this thing is fast ... it is so addicting hitting that pedal feeling the instant power and hearing only wind noise ...

It is a really cool car, it also feels really sporty. The things shown on the iPad screen are pretty cool like the animations of the other cars around you, the animations of the stop lights, signs, etc.

Overall it was a really fun car.
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:14 PM   #1444
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Glad you liked it. Sounds like you tested a Dual Motor Long Range, which is what I have...
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:23 PM   #1445
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That power delivery is intoxicating.
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Old 11-04-2020, 06:38 PM   #1446
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Glad you liked it. Sounds like you tested a Dual Motor Long Range, which is what I have...
Loved it, such a fun car and so cool to drive something different ....

Is there any adjustments for the Hvac vents as far as aiming the air vent, I didnít see one .. I usually aim the AC towards my face because it cools me off.

Also do you leave the brake regeneration in the standard or reduced mode, the standard is pretty aggressive.

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That power delivery is intoxicating.
It is !!! I just canít get over the feel of hitting the accelerator (canít call it a gas pedal in this car )
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Old 11-04-2020, 06:51 PM   #1447
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Loved it, such a fun car and so cool to drive something different ....

Is there any adjustments for the Hvac vents as far as aiming the air vent, I didnít see one .. I usually aim the AC towards my face because it cools me off.

Also do you leave the brake regeneration in the standard or reduced mode, the standard is pretty aggressive.



It is !!! I just canít get over the feel of hitting the accelerator (canít call it a gas pedal in this car )
The vent adjustments are in the screen. Tap the fan icon to bring up the controls. The settings are good - and you can either have one stream of air, or split it (which is what I do -2 streams pointing to my shoulders... to split it, you do sort of a pinch gesture (like zooming out of a photo)...

I have regen on standard. Really feels like a down shift when you lift off the go pedal. I also have it set to regen to a stop, so braking is mostly not needed ...
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Got it, thanks for the Details, very interesting how everything is through the screen ...

What Tesla forum do you recommend ?
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Got it, thanks for the Details, very interesting how everything is through the screen ...

What Tesla forum do you recommend ?
TMC.. TeslaMotorsClub.com

Although I donít visit it much these days (itís just too big)
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Old 11-04-2020, 09:35 PM   #1450
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It is !!! I just canít get over the feel of hitting the accelerator (canít call it a gas pedal in this car )
I know. It just kind of haunts you...You need to get one.
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