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I just read the Expert Review. I noticed in the section on Braking, you stated that the brakes weren't Brembo. I'd like to correct you on this. All 2021 Model 3s have Brembo front brakes. The Model 3 Performance also have single piston (sliding caliper) Brembo rear brakes. I do agree, that the brakes are more than adequate, when you need to apply them.
I live in Inner West Sydney (Leichhardt) and won't be able to charge at home. Only by running a cable across the pavement which suspect Council won't like even under a outdoor-rated protector strip. Chargers at Tramsheds and Broadway are fairly close to home however. Do you think Model 3 ownership is viable without home charging?
You can charge at any superchargers across your area which they are very fast, much much faster than home charging option....There are also hundreds of free chargers available to you as well. So i would say yes you can live with that. Download plugshare app on your phone. Then you can locate all the chargers around you. If you've decided to buy the Tesla, don't forget to use my link below to get the free supercharger credit to your account. You can use my referral link to get 1,500 free Supercharger km on a new Tesla: [Link Removed]
Yes. I know a couple of people who do. They just use the 80km/hr "destination chargers" (which are free) at my local shopping centre. Overseas I would believe that MOST people do not have a home charg...er as they have better public charging networks. I expect ours to improve rapidly next year despite the efforts (or lack thereof) of some in the motor industry and politics. I have no SuperCharger within 30km of home but have been advised they are being installed this year. I have used my home charger for 1hr since vehicle delivery. And use the PlugShare phone app to view you local chargers. Maybe visit them a couple of times to see if they are constantly being used if you are especially concerned about not being able to get a charge.
How do you go with driving without any controls or instruments around the steering wheel? Do you find such a large screen distracting?
I like to turn my screen off at night as it is too bright, do you have this option with a Tesla? Thanks Tanya.
It’s brilliant Tanya- period. Some people say it takes an hour or two to get used to no screen for the speedo in front of the steering wheel- I would say it took me maybe five minutes. I even had an a...ftermarket HUD display in our previous car which I was going to fit in the Tesla, but there is absolutely no need. (The screen is great at night, auto dims and changes colours- not intrusive or glary at all.) After getting used to the Model 3 setup, I get in my Jeep Grand Cherokee and it’s in a word, horrible. : Cluttered, with knobs and switches everywhere. The model 3 now has voice control as of two updates ago, (about a month?) which started off not very good at all, but has improved dramatically since then and will continue to evolve much much further, and will rapidly get to the point that you can set almost anything by voice alone. It’s already doing a lot like “set temp to 23”, or “set fan speed to 6”, “open glove box”, “turn on dome lights”, “navigate to XXXXX”, “play ‘70’s music on Spotify” etc etc. The car will just continue to improve- and already does far more than it did when we took delivery in September. What other car gets better and better after you take delivery? All other cars are “broken” for me now. I hate driving anything else.
Thanks so much David, sounds like they have got their act together in this respect.
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