First In-Depth look at the Tesla Model 3

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Seat occupancy sensors annoy the *&#^$*&^ out of me. Not happy to hear they are putting them in the back now!
Mine often goes off with just a few things on the passenger seat. In fact, just an ipad sets it off--I complained to service and they said it is known that the wireless interferes with it and suggest putting ipad in airplane mode just to place it on your seat!
I can't imagine how many times I put things on my rear seats.

Of course the one upside with Tesla is they can always fix, disable, or adjust sensitivity on those kind of things with a simple software update. After so many cars with quirks that I am stuck with, OTA update is one of the best hidden features of a Tesla. It boggles me that everyone else isn't doing that yet.
 

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Yes if there's a certain amount of weight in the back and the seatbelt is not buckled the warnings go off.
What a lot of noise about this sentence! If you put something heavy on a seat it's safer to put a belt over it. Whether groceries, dog or human. That's all.
Luggage should be in the trunk / frunk. If you don't do that and don't want the warnings to go off, just buckle the belts, whether there is anything / anyone or not.
 

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Of course the one upside with Tesla is they can always fix, disable, or adjust sensitivity on those kind of things with a simple software update. After so many cars with quirks that I am stuck with, OTA update is one of the best hidden features of a Tesla. It boggles me that everyone else isn't doing that yet.
The problem is how most cars are built; all pieces of functionality are generally built into a series of separate "boxes" provided by OEMs, each with their own inputs and outputs that need to be connected to other elements on the car. The vehicle isn't designed as an integrated whole with a common computation platform that has a full hardware suite on it.

IMHO, it's getting to be a huge problem, the more that gets added onto vehicles, and kudos to Tesla for tackling the issue head-on. Ever wonder why alternators keep getting bigger and bigger? That's the main reason, you keep having to add more "boxes" into vehicles. And each time you grow that expensive, heavy wiring harness and create more places for potential failures....

They simply have to take the Tesla approach eventually, there's no other alternative. But it means changing how things have always been done, and there's a lot of resistance from various quarters.
 

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I just realized my post praising both the producers and thanking the owner for donating the car was deleted simply because I generalized the state.

Strange considering the state is revealed multiple times while driving in the video, and the VIN is clearly shown too.

So I will reiterate that the the owner, who is located somewhere on earth or maybe not, deserves many beers from us enthusiasts for making this video possible.
 

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I just realized my post praising both the producers and thanking the owner for donating the car was deleted simply because I generalized the state.

Strange considering the state is revealed multiple times while driving in the video, and the VIN is clearly shown too.

So I will reiterate that the the owner, who is located somewhere on earth or maybe not, deserves many beers from us enthusiasts for making this video possible.
Heck, I outright geolocated the vehicle ;) But I was kind enough to not point out where it was, just that it was neither in Canada (like one annoying poster kept angrily insisting) nor California.
 

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Thanks for the video. I have a Model S with generation 1 seats. They're currently on generation 3 seats. Can you compare the Model 3 seat comfort to any of the Model S seats? I'm assuming they must be better than the generation 1's I have in my car, but how do they compare to the current generation Model S seats for comfort?
 

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Thanks for the video. I have a Model S with generation 1 seats. They're currently on generation 3 seats. Can you compare the Model 3 seat comfort to any of the Model S seats? I'm assuming they must be better than the generation 1's I have in my car, but how do they compare to the current generation Model S seats for comfort?
Sorry can’t help with Gen1, but I’ve experienced both MS Gen 2 and 3 seats. Gen 3 MS seats are better IMO than Gen 2 (as one would expect). Comparing MS to M3 though is a tough call. Both are really comfy. MS has the adjustable headrests which is not an option on the 3.
 

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Sorry can’t help with Gen1, but I’ve experienced both MS Gen 2 and 3 seats. Gen 3 MS seats are better IMO than Gen 2 (as one would expect). Comparing MS to M3 though is a tough call. Both are really comfy. MS has the adjustable headrests which is not an option on the 3.
Thanks. My Gen1 Model S seats don't have adjustable headrests. The early Model S's were pretty bare (but I had the pleasure of driving it for longer).
 

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Each awesome video or picture posted is like a Jenga piece being pulled from the base of my patience puzzle as I wait for this car....

(loud crash noise in background) JENGA!!!!
 

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Thanks for the video. I have a Model S with generation 1 seats. They're currently on generation 3 seats. Can you compare the Model 3 seat comfort to any of the Model S seats? I'm assuming they must be better than the generation 1's I have in my car, but how do they compare to the current generation Model S seats for comfort?
My vote would be "more comfortable." Especially for shorter individuals. I was really worried because I have had some trouble getting comfortable in S seats in the past.

Also, Doug's video made my day.
 

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I do have to say, I actually prefer the speedometer and all the info on the center screen
I agree, but for a different reason. I'm 6'2" and on my current car (Mazda 6) and a Model X I test drove I couldn't see the speedometer because the steering wheel was in the way. I prefer a low steering wheel for arm comfort and on my Mazda it blocks the top half of the speedometer (~30 to 130 MPH). On the Model X it was worse, the entire speed readout was blocked and I couldn't see the autopilot status icons.

I drove a Prius for 10 years and I loved it's off center display. I believe the speedometer on the screen complaints will mostly disappear as people get to drive the Model 3 and and get used to it like I did on the Prius.

Doug did have a good point abut the turn indicators though, they might be easy to miss where where they are on the screen. Do we know if they make a noise inside the car?