What features from your current car are you giving up with the 3?

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The Model 3 is fairly well loaded, but there are some features unavailable even with the PUP. So if your current car is about the same price or cheaper, which car is it and what does it have that you can't get on the 3 (Expected/future features like BT Streaming audio excluded)?
  • AM Radio - Rav4/Fiesta
  • SiriusXM Radio - Rav4/Fiesta
  • HD Radio (Still unknown) - Rav4/Fiesta
  • Stereo Aux input - Rav4
  • Sunroof - Rav4/Fiesta
  • Multiple 12v outlets - Rav4/Fiesta
  • Color-selectable ambient lighting throughout - Fiesta
  • 360° Surround video and L/R wheel camera view - Rav4
  • Rear cross-traffic alert - Rav4
  • Dual electric motors - Rav4 (Hybrid)
  • Real donut spare tire - Rav4/Fiesta
  • Mirror/sidemarker turn signal indicators - Rav4/Fiesta
  • Lane departure warning w/ steering assist (Still unknown) - Rav4
  • Blind spot detection - Rav4
  • Blind spot mirrors - Fiesta
 
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Convertible top (always wanted a convertible roadster. Now that I've had one for many years, I'm over it)
157" total length (the 'biggest' thing I will miss for sure)
XM radio (have had XM for 15ish years, but ok leaving it for streaming radio)
center console grab handle (one of my favorite features of my current interior)
 
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Moonroof/sunroof (broken anyway)
Manual transmission
Required trips to the gas station (I'm ok with the occasional trip to QT for food)
Being able to get a discount on repairs since my dad works for a car dealership

The first 3 are not bad things to get rid of, the 4th is kind of 'meh'. But I've had pretty good luck with cars and haven't needed a ton of repairs.

There's not much in a 10-year old ICE car that I'll be missing.
 

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Bird's-eye camera view, hatchback. I think that's it, model 3 is better than Leaf in every other way I can think of. And I don’t think the lack of hatch is a big deal, I’m fine with that cavernous trunk opening.
 

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Current car is a 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited with Technology Package -- ~$33k USD
  • Panoramic sunroof -- rarely used in South Florida heat, but will miss this when it's a nice day
  • Air-conditioned seats -- will miss this, but happier to trade it to get into an already cooled car (Hyundai BlueLink app is not good and pre-conditioning doesn't work)
  • AM Radio -- never used
  • SiriusXM (unknown) -- discontinued service in favor of Apple Music streaming
  • Apple CarPlay -- I wouldn't want this in the Tesla
  • Multiple 12v outlets -- I only use it to charge my phone and PUP has me covered there!
  • Blind Spot Detection in side mirrors -- I still think the Model 3 should have this, but so be it
  • Full size spare -- from a safety standpoint, I will never change a tire and only ever use roadside assistance anyway
  • Engine noise -- some people are particular (the exhaust note is nothing to write home about on my car though)
The good riddance section!
  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Slow acceleration
  • 17" rims
  • Shark fin antenna

Are you sure section??
  • Rear cross-traffic alert - do we know Model 3 doesn't have this?
  • Mirror/sidemarker turn signal indicators - doesn't Model 3 have this built in by where the autopilot 2 camera is?
 

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I'm giving nothing worthwhile up.
I drive a Leaf currently so no longer have the stench of gasoline in the garage anyway.

I never enabled SiriusXM which was bundled/forced on me by the free trial.
The (so called) nav uses XM for traffic alerts so I didn't use that either.
Honestly just have a long list of gains :)
 

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Are you sure section??
  • Rear cross-traffic alert - do we know Model 3 doesn't have this?
  • Mirror/sidemarker turn signal indicators - doesn't Model 3 have this built in by where the autopilot 2 camera is?
I've never seen them light up in the turn signal videos, but they were mostly shot from direct front and rear. This might be one for the first-owners thread
 

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Well, for both my vehicles I lose AM radio. Beyond that, I lose:

Gen1 Insight:
* A good chunk of a million kilometers on the vehicle
* A dead HV battery
* A burned out wiring harness (being fixed at the moment)
* Cracks running the length of the roof on both sides (recently sealed)
* Lots of random old crash damage from before I purchased the vehicle, such as a fuse box without a cover
* Minor upholstery damage
* Slow acceleration
* Dead power steering
* Paint damage on the hood
* Poor hood latch
* Expensive annual maintenance

Ford (beyond the bed and high clearance):
* Extensive rust
* Extensive peeling paint
* Front bumper hanging at an angle
* Extremely loud engine noise
* Extreme inefficiency
* Radio hanging from its wires
* Inaudible turn signal
* Terrible acceleration
* Laughable interior condition
* Very expensive annual maintenance

;)
 

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Two small things I'll miss from my 2015 VW e-Golf:
  • Heated windshield
  • Adjusting the regen level on-demand by flipping the gear shift from side to side. (A certain passenger -- who shall remain nameless so that I can get her buy-in on my ideal Model 3 configuration -- might say I do this compulsively. :) Hey, I drove stick for 15 years, I can't just un-learn this stuff!)
Those two items aside, I hear a familiar voice telling me something...

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I will miss not having a manual gearbox car for the first time in 55 years of driving. But not in heavy traffic.
Sirius and AM radio. No great loss.

I will NOT miss going to gas stations and burning fossil fuel...
 

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I've never seen them light up in the turn signal videos, but they were mostly shot from direct front and rear. This might be one for the first-owners thread
Alright did my research and here you go!

Look closely at the strip between the chrome and above the camera, I am 99.9% sure that’s the turn signal indicator. I did a quick search on “Model S Side Marker” and it seems like a safe assumption.

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Ah, that's tiny. We'll need a video of that. I'll strike it from my list.