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Old October 4th, 2018, 14:42   #233
VeeDubTDI
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Originally Posted by TDIDaveNH View Post
Wow, you've got it, the Model 3...verrrry nice! I saw you do a SC review on Zack & Jesse's channel a while back. A Telsa is the next move for me, but unfortunately Rich Benoit drove all the copart auction prices crazy which is the only way I'd be able to touch one. Congrats!!
We'll have it at Ho5G this year. Hopefully you can sneak away from work for a little while and check it out. That Supercharger review was on our trip up to Ho5G last year in a rented Model S 100D. It was cold!

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I'm glad you have that kind of patience. I know I sure don't. If it took me 2 years + to get a diesel I wanted, I'd settle for something less or do a different brand.
How many miles do you and Jason get with your Tesla before having to recharge? And does having the AC running all the time affect battery life, or not really?
I suppose I need to start a Model 3: Ask Me Anything thread

Good things take time. The Model 3 took a lot of time and it's amazing... totally worth the wait. Fortunately, new buyers don't have to wait that long. Today, order times range from 4 weeks to 4 months, depending on configuration.

Full charge range is 310 miles of EPA rated range. On long trips, we settle into a pattern of charging for about 20 minutes every 2.5 hours after the initial stint of about 4 hours. Charging from 10% - 60% and continuing to the next stop is the quickest way to travel, compared to charging to higher levels and charging less often.

The air conditioning uses very little power. The heater uses about three times more, so winter range can be reduced by about a quarter in very cold weather, particularly on short shopping trips where the car is cold soaking several times per day. Our TDIs suffered similar drops in mileage in winter temps. Like the TDIs, the difference is much less on a long trip where the vehicle only has to warm up once.
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