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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #255 on: March 28, 2022, 05:20:49 PM »
Why not the Premium over the Select?
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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #256 on: March 28, 2022, 06:53:58 PM »
Why not the Premium over the Select?

Only two models are available: Select and GT, and I'm not paying $20k more for the GT.  :P

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #257 on: March 29, 2022, 11:23:27 AM »
So when you thought the car going to explode, is it because of the battery pacK? I think this would be the first safety feature of any EV that a sensor would trip if a collision occur at X mph and disable all of the battery  and effective shut it down to prevent any fire to occur.

You don't disable a battery, you may stop drawing current from it but it cannot discharge all its energy. If the integrity of the battery is compromised by the crash there is a risk for one cell to ignite and for the adjacent cells to start igniting as well. A standard range M3 battery has something like 3000 cells, that's why EV batteries can reignite for days until there is nothing else to burn. I don't think batteries explode though.

New firefighting devices are being design to try to combat this but it's early days: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/11/new-firefighting-tool-delivers-water-directly-to-blazing-ev-batteries/

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #258 on: April 28, 2022, 11:34:11 AM »
Used Model Y's selling more than new:

https://electrek.co/2022/04/26/used-tesla-prices-out-of-control-model-y/

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For example, this 2020 Model Y with over 30,000 miles on the odomoter is listed for $1,000 more than if you were to order the same configuration brand new:



The only benefit is that you can get it now versus waiting for 6-9 months for a new one.

What is most impressive is how the vehicle gain in value. Depending on when it was purchased in 2020, the vehicle is likely selling between $6,000 and $10,000 more than what it was purchased for brand new about two years ago.

We saw several other used Model Ys listed for more than an equivalent brand new Model Y, like this 2021 Model Y with 15,000 miles in Illinois listed for over $80,000:

I would actually sell my Model Y if there was another EV SUV out there that I could get at an equivalent replacement price. The only one that I like is the Rivian R1S but that won't be out in numbers for a long time.
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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #259 on: June 29, 2022, 11:41:47 PM »
This is just a random post to say that the thing I find most frustrating about Tesla are the exterior door handles. Even after 2 years of having a Tesla, I still haven't gotten used to it. I'm a door handle moron. I have to use one hand to push in the wide part of the handle and my other hand to grab the skinny part or the door frame. This requires 2 hands which is really frustrating when I'm holding things. I don't know if I lack the hand strength or the coordination or both. The handles are hard to press and too long to grab. They're also hard to find in the dark. Also, I'm not an engineer but I do have hands, arms, and years of experience opening doors and I believe that the handle's pivot is on the wrong side. The door would be easier to use if the handle flipped out the other direction, the same direction the door swings. Their door handles only make sense if you have a chauffeur opening the door for you and he's standing behind the door, rather than trying to get inside. Anyway, nobody else who's been in this car agrees with me. But there's got to be at least 1 person somewhere on the internet who understands my struggle!

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #260 on: June 29, 2022, 11:56:37 PM »
for me, from the driver's side, left hand, press with thumb on the wide part, grab the skinny part with the rest of your hand... from the passenger side use right hand.

But you can do it with either hand facing your palm up or down depending on which side... this video shows you 3 different ways with a left and right handed version:

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #261 on: June 30, 2022, 12:34:32 AM »
Ok I watched the video. A man's hand is used in the demo. That's why all the methods work for him. His hand is long enough. In all but the last method, you have to have a long enough hand to keep the button area pressed while grabbing the handle or the frame. My problem is I can press the wide part but as soon as the handle pops out and I spread my fingers out to reach the skinny part, I can't grab the handle without letting go of the part you have to keep pressed because it's too far away or maybe too awkward so then it automatically retracts the handle. It's a fight. I try over and over again every time I get in the car. I really miss regular door handles. Even just a vertical pop-out design would have been easier because it could be used by any type of hand, from any direction.

I will try that other method in the video of grabbing the frame while pressing the wide part but I think it's the same distance away from the button as the skinny handle. I'll have to check next time I get in the car. If that doesn't work, I'll try popping the door if possible like he showed at the end. In the video, he's on a level surface. When I'm on an incline at all, gravity goes to work and it's going to close. These doors are heavy.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #262 on: June 30, 2022, 12:43:27 AM »
I've never opened a Tesla door, but I've seen the handles on parked cars and wondered how they worked.  My first thought was exactly right, apparently, but I thought, "nah, that would be too cumbersome.  Must be a better way than that".  So with zero actual experience, I agree with you Socal.  Plus it seems like it would be hard to do without smudging the paint with handprints.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #263 on: June 30, 2022, 08:42:35 AM »
I just heard that Tesla has adjusted the spring tension on the handles. A friend just got a brand new model 3 a couple months ago. It's a noticeable difference. Still an awkward angle. But much easier to open. That's promising!

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #264 on: June 30, 2022, 04:42:59 PM »
Ok I watched the video. A man's hand is used in the demo. That's why all the methods work for him. His hand is long enough. In all but the last method, you have to have a long enough hand to keep the button area pressed while grabbing the handle or the frame. My problem is I can press the wide part but as soon as the handle pops out and I spread my fingers out to reach the skinny part, I can't grab the handle without letting go of the part you have to keep pressed because it's too far away or maybe too awkward so then it automatically retracts the handle. It's a fight. I try over and over again every time I get in the car. I really miss regular door handles. Even just a vertical pop-out design would have been easier because it could be used by any type of hand, from any direction.

I will try that other method in the video of grabbing the frame while pressing the wide part but I think it's the same distance away from the button as the skinny handle. I'll have to check next time I get in the car. If that doesn't work, I'll try popping the door if possible like he showed at the end. In the video, he's on a level surface. When I'm on an incline at all, gravity goes to work and it's going to close. These doors are heavy.

Hah... just went over these methods with the boss... the other problem is finger nails and finger/hand strength.

Some things us animals just take for granted.

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