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Old 09-25-2020, 11:44 AM
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Tesla owners, tell me about your delivery experience, how long you waited, condition of vehicle when delivered, long term experience with the car, cost to install the charging station, ease of charging when on the road. Model number too. Anything you care to add.

I think I would be going with the model 3, have looked extensively at the online ordering process. Is Tesla worth the price tag?
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Take a look at my thread about Tesla. F them.
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My brother has a model 3. I think he paid about $2400 to get the charging station put in his garage.
A side note, he has grooving on his front left brake rotor (at about 23K miles). His regular mechanic said he can't work on it, he has to go to Tesla for something that basic.
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In my research it seems they are plagued with complaints many of which are customer service oriented and it seems to have gotten worst. They do have an Apple like following.
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Love my model S. $525 to the electrician. Range is poor but doesn't matter for it's intended use. Fuggn blast to drive.
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This is a sad story of the depression that can haunt a man.

Marcel was sick and tired of the world; of Covid 19, Brexit, Russian belligerence, global warming, racial tensions, and the rest of the disturbing stories that occupy media headlines.

Marcel drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could. He got back into his car and wound down all the windows, selected his favorite radio station and started the car.



Four days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and saw him in the car. She notified the emergency services and they broke in, pulling Marcel from the car. A little sip of water and, surprisingly, he was in perfect condition, but his Tesla had a dead battery.
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Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
Take a look at my thread about Tesla. F them.

Link?
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but his Tesla had a dead battery.[/QUOTE]

I believe the correct term is "depleted" not dead. :-)
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
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Find it yourself lazy a$$.
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
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Find it yourself lazy a$$.
I'll help ya out:

Tesla no-showed for my scheduled test drive

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Read and spent many hours researching these cars. Love the acceleration factor 4 sure. Read some horror stories on the poor delivery process, no shows, no communication and condition of vehicle when delivered. And no, I am not planning on dying in my Tesla when parked in the garage inhaling battery fumes.
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Bought model 3 premium with LR battery 4/19. Ordered at telsa store in sarasota. Delivery was about 6 weeks. Easiest car purchase ever. Kind of like buying a TV. Technology and performance is exceptional. Been in service one time. Not sure these will ever be full self driving. A great car nonetheless. Put Tesla charger on wall. Electrical was about 500 but 30 feet of heavy copper is expensive. Love being able to cool the car with the app from anywhere. Don't use smart summon. Stereo awesome. Fast AF. Ask questions if you have any. If you buy let me give referral code so you and I get free supercharging miles.
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Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
Find it yourself lazy a$$.
That right there tells me all I need to know about you TOOL! I am sure Tesla was better off without another DBAG customer to deal with.......
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A good friend just got a model 3 Wednesday
The fast-charging white box was 500 bucks extra and needed a 60AMP 220V circuit max.

Not sure how much an electrician will charge you for that.

He seemed to be happy with the delivery process, but you know how it is... people are usually unwilling to see the bad on their decisions, and when they see it, they tend to be reticent to share it until they get fed up...
It has been only a couple of days... so will see in 6 months if he is still happy...
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
That right there tells me all I need to know about you TOOL! I am sure Tesla was better off without another DBAG customer to deal with.......
Says the guy who took more time to write a reply than to search for Tesla and find the second thread that pops up. Yeah... I'm the tool... and a brown belt in Google-fu.
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Model X three years ago and model 3 about 2 years ago. Don't miss the gas station and fluctuations in price. Like waking up to a full tank of gas. Had some problems but which car does not? Had a Mercedes that had software problems and kept shutting down.

Installed the 60 amp service myself spent around $100 in materials plus the $500 wall charger.

Good luck!
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My wife bought a Model three last spring.

She put down the $100 online and a couple months later the car arrived. It was the week after they shut everything down for COVID, so they basically handed us the key cards with a ten foot pole and we were off.

I already had a 220v outlet in the garage, so we spent about $25 for an adapter for the included charger.

So far it has been trouble free. It hauls ass, is quiet, and doesn’t get the garage floor dirty the way most cars do.
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I know someone with a Model 3 that took it on a road trip last year. I think it was a 900+. mile trip one way. The cars computer mapped out his entire trip with the charging stations along the way. There and back without any problems.
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Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
Take a look at my thread about Tesla. F them.
lol
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Originally Posted by Sixstring View Post
Bought model 3 premium with LR battery 4/19. Ordered at telsa store in sarasota. Delivery was about 6 weeks. Easiest car purchase ever. Kind of like buying a TV. Technology and performance is exceptional. Been in service one time. Not sure these will ever be full self driving. A great car nonetheless. Put Tesla charger on wall. Electrical was about 500 but 30 feet of heavy copper is expensive. Love being able to cool the car with the app from anywhere. Don't use smart summon. Stereo awesome. Fast AF. Ask questions if you have any. If you buy let me give referral code so you and I get free supercharging miles.
Easiest car buying experience ever? For me it's been going to the place that sells the car I want and drive it home THAT night! Thats easy! The heck with waiting on a Tesla.

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