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Re: Tesla Model 3

Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:54 am

Hi sandange! We're now seeing many Model 3 Teslas around here. The owners I've talked to at the Supercharger stops really like the car (duh!) and laud the car's handling, but wish it was quieter. There was an M3 parked by the trail just next to me that had a very-nice-looking white interior - probably an eval unit as Tesla HQ is close by. Recognizing your climate, in your shoes I'd be inclined to wait for the AWD version. BTW, evidently as a result of salt-infested-roads there have been some corrosion issues between the Model S aluminum and steel trailer hitches. I haven't been following any M3 hitch discussions, but have they figured out how to tap into the turn/brake/tail lights?
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Re: Tesla Model 3

Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:10 pm

I was happy with hearing about this, but it's still very new. I haven't heard very much about it or any details yet.
Having had good winter driving experience results with the Miev,
I think we will be fine with rear drive on the model 3 .
So looking forward to it.
Still haven't seen one, but there is supposed to be one at the ev car show here in 2 weeks
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
180,xxx miles, 190,xxx km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven 221,630 miles (257,000 km)

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