This is the feedback I shared with Tesla with the hope it will be read by the right person. Though at this point my expectation is that it will get grazed over and filed somewhere with no action to justify the half hour it took me to write...but it was a nice closing to my ownership experience with the brand.
Sincere thanks to /u/110110 for allowing this post through here given the ask is that experiences are directed to /r/TeslaLounge.
> I had a 2019 Model 3, long range, all wheel drive. Black paint and black interior. > > Within the first week I started to realize how poor the paint quality was. Bubbling paint in one area, peeling paint on the front bumper where the bumper met the side body, under spray in areas like the trunk and hood, road rash on both rear doors because they were misaligned and stuck out just a bit further than the front doors, road rash on the rear bumper from kicking up road debris, and VERY noticeable rock chips on the front of the car after the first couple hundred miles of driving. > > The Tesla was my 5th "luxury" car, coming from 3 Cadillacs and an Audi, and I have NEVER seen such poor vehicle quality on a $55,000 vehicle. > > My temporary registration expired with no sign of my license plates and actual registration in sight. Could not reach anyone with Tesla support to get the matter resolved. Talked to the Tesla Store and was told they could not issue another temporary registration and that my plates were on the way. Meanwhile I'm unable to legally drive my car because there's no active registration on it. I go to my state's BMV and am told the only way I can get a new temporary registration is to file a complaint against Tesla with the State Attorney General. So I did. The delivery manager at the Tesla Store assured me they would cover the $20 and change it cost me to get a new temporary registration. That was 1.5 years ago. Still haven't received it to this day. > > Within the first few months of ownership, the MCU would crash and reboot every time I'd get in the car to drive. Tried troubleshooting with Tesla support over text but they took days to respond. I was told my issue was escalated to the "engineering" team and it took another TWO MONTHS of MCU crashing before something was updated on the backend that resolved the issue. > > At 20,000 miles, the right front suspension failed and caused incredibly loud (and embarrassing) squeaking from the car from even the most gentle m... keep reading on reddit ➡
Below, I will breakdown the basic numbers associated with owning and buying two used TTV8 M cars to show you the finances involved and give you a first hand account of what its like owning multiple used flagship M cars. You can find more pictures of either car in my post history.
~35,000 miles between two cars over four years and its been nothing but joy. X5M is used as a work truck/cargo hauler and M6 is a city to city
ballistic missile road tripper. Both the first iteration (2009-2013 X#M) and TU (Update for F10 M5/M6) versions of the S63 can be drop-dead reliable as long as you take proper care of them and track past and current maintenance. I find it hilarious how reliable the S63 is in comparison to the N63 it was based off in 2009. The S63 is an engineering masterpiece and has been BMW-M's flagship motor for 14 model years. It is a marvel and absolute treat to work on yourself. Working and servicing on these cars yourself is an absolute joy, and is no where near as scary as I thought it would be. I look forward to each oil change and maintenance repair as it gives me anothe
What kind of car do they switch to?