@Eva and I were decided to buy the #TeslaModel3 (Long Range) in the summer of 2019. The only thing left was our ultimate “garage test”.
But despite previously having an even longer car and lowering the edge of the driveway by a few centimeters, the combination of its slope and Model 3’s wheelbase (and clearance) resulted in an unpleasant plastic-grinding sound. 😝
Since we don’t travel much over the winter anyway, we decided to wait for the rumoured #Model3 with air-suspension or Model Y...
Then the covid hit and we practically stopped traveling anywhere. So we were glad to not have a brand new car we wouldn’t have any use for.
Meanwhile @davidvavra bought his own Model 3 (already in Czechia) and we agreed on a sharing scheme. They are living close (enough) so whenever we need the car, we book it in advance in a shared calendar and then walk to it with our paired phone(s) and just drive away...
However, I've finally cancelled my #Tesla pre-order short after the company bought Bitcoin and effectively erased all ecological progress its business ever brought during its entire existence.*
It's still a great car with the best batteries and efficiency on the market but I’m also not a fan of the lock-in tendencies like not having an option to use Android Auto or eventually being able to share your autonomous car only through Tesla’s ride-hailing service etc.
To be fair, its software and overall UX is still a mixed bag, though. Controls are far from intuitive, especially the unobvious capacitive buttons with swipes, soft vs hard (and accidental) presses and the haptic feedback. Plus it’s receiving the first OTA update this month, almost a year after 1st deliveries. Future ones should come every 3 months. Hopefully one of those will bring true one-pedal driving. Permanent 5 km/h creep mode never made any sense to me.
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