Teardown Expert Test Drives Tesla Model 3, No Longer Compares It To 90s Kia – Video
During his teardown of the Tesla Model 3, he compared its build quality to that of a 90s Kia, in a negative way. But now, after spending some time behind the wheel, he’s got a completely different view of the Model 3.
When Sandy Munro of Munro & Associates discussed some major flaws found when tearing down the Model 3, he likened it to a 90s Kia, in terms of quality. Munro pointed out issues such as door handles are very difficult to use, requiring two hands in most situations. Door/window seals are haphazardly pieced together. High-effort trunk. The hood is difficult to open.
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Of course, he was critically examining the car, but his comment of “These are flaws that we would see on a Kia in the ’90s or something…I can’t imagine how they released this,” really irked a lot of Tesla owners.
Munro recently spent some drive time behind the wheel of the Tesla Model 3 and his take on the car is now entirely different. Yes, there are still build quality issues, but the Model 3 impresses on the drive side.
Eventually, Tesla will solve the build issues, so that won’t be a problem. What matters most is that it’s a pleasant car to drive, so Tesla got that right from the beginning. The same can’t often be said of cars from some of Tesla’s competitors.
“In Autoline’s prior video with Sandy Munro, he pointed out build-quality problems with the Tesla Model 3. But when it comes to driving the car he has a very different opinion.”