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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:45 pm

Via IEVS:
Tesla Increases Price Of Model 3 Dual Motor
https://insideevs.com/tesla-jacks-up-price-of-model-3-dual-motor/

. . . When the Dual Motor Model 3 was introduced by Tesla Motors, many were surprised with the $5,000 price tag attached to it. Why? Well, because Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, once stated that the dual motor option for their entry-level electric vehicle would be less expensive than on the Model S – priced at the same $5,000.

However, upon launch, both options were priced the same. A few weeks later, when Tesla updated the Model 3 options and pricing tiers, we saw a price reduction to $4,000 for ticking the Dual Motor box on the Model 3.

After a few months, Tesla decided to play with the Model 3’s pricing once again. Revealed earlier last week, Tesla once again updated the pricing for the dual motor version of their entry-level all-electric model, returning the price to $5,000 for the dual-motor option. . . .
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:50 pm

Old news prob on the way back to 4k soon.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:50 pm

Via IEVS:
UPDATE: Are Tesla Model 3 Rear Bumpers Falling Off In The Rain?
https://insideevs.com/tesla-model-3-rear-bumper-rain/

Whether this is a QC or design issue will determine how serious it is. The former's embarrassing, but the latter would be a major and possibly expensive problem to fix.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:43 pm

A much less critical but still noteworthy example of continuing QC issues, via IEVS:
This All-White Tesla Model 3 Came With One Brown Door Panel
https://insideevs.com/white-tesla-model-3-brown-door/

Fortunately it's an easy fix (or should be).
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:44 am

VIN registrations are now over 100k. I saw VIN 75,3XX last week (silver, performance + performance package and white interior) prepped and ready for delivery. My first chance to look at a white interior Model 3.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:23 pm

GRA wrote:A much less critical but still noteworthy example of continuing QC issues, via IEVS:
This All-White Tesla Model 3 Came With One Brown Door Panel
https://insideevs.com/white-tesla-model-3-brown-door/

Fortunately it's an easy fix (or should be).

That's like finding a penny with the date stamped upside down. I'd hold on to it as is, could be a collectable some day.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:42 pm

LTLFTcomposite wrote:
GRA wrote:A much less critical but still noteworthy example of continuing QC issues, via IEVS:
This All-White Tesla Model 3 Came With One Brown Door Panel
https://insideevs.com/white-tesla-model-3-brown-door/

Fortunately it's an easy fix (or should be).

That's like finding a penny with the date stamped upside down. I'd hold on to it as is, could be a collectable some day.

I don't think car collectors value the same type of production errors that stamp and coin collectors do, especially an assembly error so easy to correct, but I suppose someone might think it was worth something someday.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:11 am

I remember pictures of a LEAF that came through with the wrong back seat, fabric vs pleather or black vs grey, don't remember the details now. You could chalk it up to mind-numbing repetitive tasks leading people to not paying attention, OTOH some of these trim pieces may get installed while they still have protective plastic covering on them making the mismatch less noticeable.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:31 am

This happens to all car makers, I'm surprised there has not been more with Tesla's "rush" and lack of refinement of their delivery process.

My 2011 LEAF had at least 5-6 missing clips, many harnesses that were not attached, itms that were crooked, really bad paint, loose nuts and screws, etc. I know some people were missing parts on LEAFs all together. All human error. Because it is a Tesla it is of course big news as it if is unique to them only.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:19 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:This happens to all car makers, I'm surprised there has not been more with Tesla's "rush" and lack of refinement of their delivery process.

My 2011 LEAF had at least 5-6 missing clips, many harnesses that were not attached, itms that were crooked, really bad paint, loose nuts and screws, etc. I know some people were missing parts on LEAFs all together. All human error. Because it is a Tesla it is of course big news as it if is unique to them only.

I don't think anyone was suggesting this was big news (well, maybe IEVS, as they published the story). Unlike the bumpers falling off, which most definitely qualifies.
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