Tesla Model 3 Video Review After 7 Months Of Ownership

OCT 4 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 8

This new Tesla Model 3 review is well-organized and informative.

There are very short video reviews and really long ones. While the short reviews are nice to get a quick look at a car, they rarely have enough information to make any educated decisions. Conversely, the ridiculously long reviews (sometimes an hour or more) may be extremely in-depth. However, we’re all busy people and we value our/your time. We understand that many folks can’t sit down and watch an hour-long video on a regular basis.

This newest Tesla Model 3 review video is the perfect, happy medium. In just seven minutes, he breaks down all the important aspects of the Model 3, with nice, clear topic headings and details, along with fantastic video work.

The video covers the basics and driving, as well as suspension, Tesla Autopilot, driver profiles, the touch screen, auto high-beam headlight feature, Summon mode, Supercharging, battery cooling, home charging, “other” charging, vampire drain, and more. So, how does one feel about the Tesla Model 3 after several months of ownership and over 9,000 miles?

Video Description via Larry Benjamin on YouTube:

Tesla Model 3 After 7 Months

Larry Benjamin reviews the Tesla Model 3 after owning it for 7 months and nearly 9000 miles. He talks about getting the current suspension and software features of 2018.24.

TESLA MODEL 3

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TESLA MODEL 3 PERFORMANCE

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8 Comments on "Tesla Model 3 Video Review After 7 Months Of Ownership"

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Doggydogworld

Lots of info on user controls and covers some day-to-day issues like car washes and vampire drain (20 miles in 4 days) you don’t normally see. Good stuff for potential buyers.

Bill Howland

Assuming it takes 7 kwh from the home to replenish those 20 miles is around 639 kwh annually, or roughly $77 loss per year. That’s an improvement over what it was and most would find this acceptable. Question is, what is the loss in Cold Weather? – and I don’t mean 40 deg F.

You do wonder why GM is able to make a car that hardly loses anything, though.

stimpacker

Just my observation.
The TM3 car computer likes to wake up a lot if the phone app is running in the background (it usually is). Even if I just use the app to check on the charge level, sometimes, I hear the HV contactor click on and some whirring sound starts – this is with nobody physically touching the car.
Best guess is that all these periodic computer activity drains the 12V lead acid battery and the HV pack is forced to turn on to charge it.
The more basic BEVs like Bolt, Leaf don’t have that happening. Still Tesla can do better, power management for CPUs is a well known subject.

halfrican guy

I put 12,000 miles on my Model 3 in 2 months. Still going strong! Brought in my car once for a tire rotation and to fix the seal of one of my doors. They cleaned my car and provided a free rental in the mean time as well.

groingo

Excellent information, easy to understand.

JoeP

Thanks for the review.

My concern is using the screen while driving.

I wonder why it doesn’t have voice controls…”Turn on wipers”, etc.

That’s what I would like to see in my next EVs along with autopilot (Bolt and Fiat 500e at my house for now).

Ianstuart

Re vampire drain, I have a Model 3. After one week without using it I get four miles decline. That is with the Tesla app running . 20 miles in four days seems a bit high.