Negatives of Tesla Model 3

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Owners of Tesla Model 3 need your negatives of the car yow own.

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  • Microsoft Nrzl17
    Car crash leads to fire leads to death
    Mar 211
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      Bullshit response by Kazan. The battery coolant is highly flammable. There’s many examples of burned up Tesla’s . Also m3 has wheels that are known to fall off, large panel gaps, crappy paint, no service parts, and a battery that looses 40% in cold weather
      Mar 3
    • Tesla / EngmrDonald
      The battery coolant in Teslas is the same used in ICE cars.
      Mar 4
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      False equivalency? How much volume are we talking about, and does it surround the fuel tank?

      Thanks for the nondenial. Those with common sense know that ice cars don’t have large lithium batteries that can experience therma runaway after their built it igniter fluid catches fire. That’s why you are so many of these things burning to a crisp.
      Mar 4
    • Tesla CXRs86
      Have you just missed all the reports where people were involved in crashes that first responders agree would have resulted in fatalities or severe injuries in ICE cars, but the Tesla owners and their passengers walked away with minor injuries?

      No car is 100% safe, but large crumple zones in the front and rear and the chassis reinforcement (thanks to the battery pack you're so afraid of) make Teslas much safer than most of what's on the road.

      And before it's assumed I'm a sales person/hype man, I work in service.
      Mar 5
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      I must have missed those reports but I’ve seen all the burned up Tesla’s like the guy that burned up in south Florida after the wheel fell off but according to bystanders was alive before the flames engulfed him.

      But hey, PM me, I’d like to talk to you about service.
      Mar 5
    • Tesla CXRs86
      You've seen those because they are more likely to be featured in the news. No one reports on ICE car fires anymore, unless a famous person is involved.

      Coolant flows through an ICE, which is basically a hot metal box containing thousands of tiny explosions and motor oil, which is also flammable. Then there're the fuel lines that run right up to that explosion factory and back to the tank. Coolant is much less flammable than gasoline vapor, too.

      In contrast, the high voltage battery packs and drive units stay much cooler in normal operating conditions and there is no gas. A high speed impact or something penetrating the pack are pretty much the only way you've ever seen a battery catch fire after a crash. And puncturing the pack is not easy. They learned their lessons early and added reinforcements, but they can't stop people from driving too fast for conditions.

      Bottom line really is that cars are dangerous, no matter what moves them - they all demand respect and caution, but people are so used to them that they fear them less than flying! despite all the injuries and deaths every year. I would absolutely take my chances in a Tesla over any other car. If only I could afford one... (another topic entirely)
      Mar 5
    • Tesla VXvWsd
      @FBisEvil it’s hard to take you seriously when you’re stating that propylene glycol is highly flammable. 😏
      Mar 5
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      Ethylene glycol. Tell me, what’s the OSHA categorization of that chemical?

      We’ve all seen the YouTube videos of glamming liquids under the car, and the batteries that experience thermal runaway.
      Mar 5
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      Nice strawman but everyone following this story knows Tesla’s can’t take even moderate crashing without going full inferno. Electric pinto.
      Mar 21
  • Salesforce lololl
    No longer qualify for shell fuel rewards
    Mar 21
    • Northrop Grumman / EngCrypt0
      Lol darn. No more discounts 😆
      Mar 2
  • Microsoft Dr. Root
    Honestly, model 3 is the best "value for money" car. It is way ahead of it's time.
    Mar 24
    • Wait 5-6 years and then try to resell. If battery technology doesn’t advance to make the cells cheaper you are screwed. Batteries last 10 years max.
      Mar 2
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      Correct, it’s poor value. Especially for the suckers that bought early before Elon dropped prices as demand crumbled
      Mar 3
    • Microsoft Dr. Root
      @berry: look at prices for a 6 yo model S. It is holding it's price pretty well. The model 3 will be no different. You can either buy it now or stand by and watch the EV's revolutionize the auto industry. I don't have a Tesla yet but having test driven one, I'm completely sold on buying the model 3.
      Mar 4
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      M3 early adopters have already been screwed lol. They didn’t even have to wait that long. Model s just decreased their new sale price by 20%.
      Mar 4
  • Northrop Grumman / EngCrypt0
    The only negative I can think of is it's too awesome
    Mar 20
  • New kazaam
    My wife has a Model 3 over a year now, and we cant think of any negative. The only thing is I would prefer it to have air suspension like the S, that would complete it!
    Mar 20
  • Facebook / Enggrrrr8
    Love my Model 3. While it's a great car, it is a little over hyped by the Elon worshippers.

    Biggest annoyance is infotainment system since music relies on slacker, which is garbage. Only model S and X have spotify support for some reason.

    Cons, when compared to my other car, 2017 Ford:
    - Voice commands not as easy or intuitive
    - Lack of media streaming options
    - Blind spot monitoring not as good
    - Park assist much less consistent
    - No heated steering wheel... didn't think I'd miss this but I really do

    Pros:
    - Constantly getting better since purchase with regular software updates
    - Built in dash cam
    - Seats are 10x more comfortable on long drives compared to any other car I've owned
    - Sound system is awesome
    - Car looks sexy AF
    - Ridiculous acceleration, even on non performance models
    Mar 23
    • Tesla dkxidjsn
      Spotify available only on EU models. Not an SX thing. Also blind spot monitoring is going to get better in the new update.
      Mar 2
    • New ycy
      You mean it’s gonna be better in new software update?
      Mar 2
    • Tesla dkxidjsn
      Yes
      Mar 2
  • New hS3g1
    can't buy tires from Costco
    Mar 22
    • Uber Guiliani
      You can. I saw a Tesla in the Costco garage changing their tires.
      Mar 2
    • Tesla CXRs86
      Owners do all the time.
      Mar 5
  • GoodRx BobAxelrod
    Insurance costs are high relative to other cars at similar price points. (Model 3) Servicing a car can take months and no loaner cars. (Applies to all models) Oh yeah, Tesla keeps cutting the price. There's been three price cuts this year! So deprictiaton isn't as good as it's made out to be.
    Mar 22
    • Facebook / Enggrrrr8
      Insurance wasn't as bad for me as others had warned. Swapping a 2008 Honda civic for the model 3 in my insurance plan only increased my monthly payments by about $10.
      Mar 2
    • GoodRx BobAxelrod
      Could also be a function of LA county generally being higher to insure. If you swapped out a Civic for a M3 and got basically the same price and coverage then that's impressive imo!
      Mar 2
  • LinkedIn zdoA70
    Ride is not as smooth as you would expect from such an expensive car.

    If you can't charge at home, then charging can become annoying sometimes, especially since chargers at work get occupied by 9am.

    Build quality is not as great.
    Mar 20
  • Apple / EngJCmS82
    I’ve seen a few software bugs but nothing major. Love the car after having it for a year.
    Mar 20
  • Tesla / EngmrDonald
    To be honest. Quality sucks. Even S and X. Even a Prius has a better quality.
    But Tesla is constantly working to improve assembly lines.
    Mar 40
  • Tesla / EngElectro123
    SW bugs, but seems to improve with each update
    No key fob, can buy one, but out of stock right now
    No cross traffic alert or birds-eye view, but cannot see why it won’t come later in an update with so many cameras
    I’ve heard that build quality (even later builds) lack the quality of luxury marques, but I have no complaints - I’ll admit that I’m not picky about those things.
    Super easy to curb rash the 18” wheels.
    May be inconvenient to charge depending on your situation.
    Yeah, that’s all I got. It’s that good. Way more pros than cons.
    Mar 20
  • LinkedIn segoe
    Blind spot monitoring not as good as other cars
    Mar 20
  • Microsoft M💰FT
    Only real issue is long road trips. Going skiing for the weekend? Need to really plan your trip and make sure you know where you’re charging ahead of time. Also need to live somewhere where you can install a charger.
    Mar 22
    • Northrop Grumman / EngCrypt0
      Sounds like first World problems
      Mar 2
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      Tesla’s are meant for the first world dumbass.
      Mar 3
  • Google yvhu41
    Build quality could be better
    Infotainment software sucks - no Android auto or Apple pay
    Have heard complainrs about paint quality
    Price keeps dropping 😋

    Still really a fun car to drive. Not regretting buying it last year (yet) !!
    Mar 20
  • Tesla / Other
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    Loses range in very Cold weather. If you have any questions dm me
    Mar 31
    • Northrop Grumman / EngCrypt0
      That's why you live in California
      Mar 3
  • LinkedIn zdoA70
    Operating A/C while driving is dangerous
    Mar 20
  • Microsoft / EngdKWp30
    I’m really tempted to get this car. So freaking cool.

    But I’ll probably end up getting it in my dreams. TC too low 😭
    Mar 23
    • Facebook / Enggrrrr8
      Only 35k now...
      Mar 2
    • Cisco / Data
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      Long range with Auto pilot costs 52k
      Mar 3
    • Microsoft / EngdKWp30
      TC too low 😭
      Mar 4
    • Microsoft Dr. Root
      Lol
      Mar 2
    • Microsoft ogLh58
      What? Confusing dumb bimbo spouses? I thought that was a feature
      Mar 2
  • Tesla yXDi64
    My biggest gripe is the trunk. Every other manufacturer in the price range has a power operated trunk. Also, closing the trunk has a tinny thin sound. I understand Tesla had to create separation between the S and the 3, so iIf this is the worst thing I can find on the car, that's pretty good...
    Mar 21
    • Facebook / Enggrrrr8
      My other car has a power operated trunk. Thought I would love it but it annoys me so much. The foot sensor is constantly getting tripped when I try to load things, and it starts closing in my head.

      I don't mind the trunk on model 3. I have more trouble with the frunk, since I constantly have to remind myself not to slam it like the trunk. And getting it to latch shut sometimes takes a couple attempts.
      Mar 2
  • Facebook / Engdelete[]
    What do you think when you compare to 3s or C classes?
    Mar 20

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