First In-Depth look at the Tesla Model 3

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Mad Hungarian

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#8
You two have well and truly outdone yourselves, what an amazing score and a fabulous job on the walkthrough and drive!!
And thanks so much for taking the PCD gauge with you, so glad you were able to clear the mystery on that bit.

Now off to SEMA, hoping a 3 somehow magically appears somewhere in Vegas this week...
 

Kennethbokor

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#9
You two have well and truly outdone yourselves, what an amazing score and a fabulous job on the walkthrough and drive!!
And thanks so much for taking the PCD gauge with you, so glad you were able to clear the mystery on that bit.

Now off to SEMA, hoping a 3 somehow magically appears somewhere in Vegas this week...
Thanks MH! Let us know if one does appear!!
 

BluestarE3

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#11
That was definitely worth waiting for! Glad you guys spent the time crafting this video to give us real information rather than rushing it out the door just to lay claim to being first. Also appreciate the care you took masking out (or not showing) any private owner information. I've been in the Model 3 doldrums the past couple of weeks due to the paucity of new information, but watching your video is akin to Model 3 Reveal Part 4. I'm really stoked again and can't wait until I get my own! Thanks for all your work and sharing this with us.
 

Rich M

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#13
Thank you so much for producing this, and for the unknown owner who let you poke around! Thorough and informative. I can't believe you both flew all the way (down there) just to make it. I'm guessing the youtube views will cover the flight, a few kajillion perhaps. ;)
 

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#19
Thank you guys!!! Love the little details...especially the little grocery bag hooks in the frunk (I thought those were covers for screw holes)...and even the edge/end piece of the bright work around the doors. Can't wait for my own 3!
 
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#20
Charge port does not glow - this is actually very important feature.
I would like somebody to verify in absolute darkness, that indicator LED does
not shine into the charging port aperture. Just a small amount is enough.

Rear window defroster with rear mirror defroster.

Pigtails happen because of possible wire failure between UMC and adapter.
Also it is cheaper that way.

Not for a moment were hands at the correct position on the wheel while driving.

Nissan Leaf missed charge port light in 2011-2012. They fixed that later on.
It is important.

Also I have a question. BMW's have automatic exterior temperature dependent
rear window defrosters (no need to activate rear window defroster, though
doing that will max out mirrors heaters). Does any Tesla do that? Keep mirrors
always clean by heating them just enough.