The first Model 3 VIN #381 was delivered to a Tesla employee 2 days ago. It was parked at the Manhasset Americana store where I saw it today and I was disappointed.
The sun was starting to set and I couldn’t see the gorgeous sparkles that I knew were hiding in the paint. A crowd was gathered and though I was offered by the owner to sit in the car, I didn’t want to open a can of worms where everyone and their cousin would now try to violate his car. Above all, I was disappointed that I STILL had to wait for my Model 3.
Again, I didn’t sit in the car or play with the UI but we know the experience only gets better from the driver’s seat.
I did get flat on my back and looked under the rear bumper. No simple small trim cover to remove for the tow hitch but I did see that the entire trim panel under the bumper had tabs that made it look easily removable. I wonder what lives under there! I can’t imagine that there is no way to install a tow hitch with all of the external bike carriers that are used in California!
So now that I’ve actually laid my eyes of the mythical creature that is the Tesla Model 3, I can dream happy dreams until the few months pass when we can actually have our own!