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The 2022 Tesla Model Y - 3 Months Later

Ryan and his wife Paige own a Tesla Model Y and share their experience with it after 3 months. You won't want to miss this if you're in the market for a Tesla Model Y.

The 2022 Tesla Model Y - 3 Months Later

Ryan, an owner of a 2022 Tesla Model Y has owned it for 3 months and has a number of things to say about it. If you're thinking about buying a Tesla Model Y, you're going to want to read this.

The Tesla Model Y is a pleasure to drive and has a lot of space to drive. Ryan loves having the extra space and having the utility of folding the seats down. Ryan and his wife have a dog that they are able to put in the back with the seats down.

Ryan likes the white seats and finds that he's hardly ever having to clean the white seats. The white seats bring a lot more light into the car and make it like a space ship. The white makes the car look more modern and clean. You can spill what you want on the seats and it wipes right off.

The Model 3 had a wood grain at the front of the car. The Model Y has the minimal, subtle metallic finish to the dash at the front of the car. Ryan likes having the white interior and white exterior. The wheels of the car are a bit hard to keep clean. Ryan says there are 3rd party people you can buy better wheel covers from.

One thing that is strange is that the rear wheels have a strong tint and the front windows have less of a tint. This could be due to laws about tinting. But most people end up tinting their Tesla vehicle.

Anything Disappointing?

The paint on the Model Y seems to be more susceptible to stone chips. If you're considering getting paint protection for your Model Y, it may be worth considering. The Model Y costs a lot and the paint should be a high quality, but for Ryan's Model Y, it wasn't.

For Tesla autopilot, when you want the car to update to the current speed limit, all you have to do is just hold down the right stalk for about 3 to 4 seconds. This is handy to update to the current speed zone.

You can customize your menu items at the bottom by holding down a menu item after clicking the 3 dots at the bottom of the screen. You can then hold and drag the options you want at the bottom of the screen.

It's much easier to get in and out of the car. That is one thing I agree with. I have a Tesla Model 3 RWD and it is much less expensive, but it takes a little bit of maneuvering to get in and out of. The Model Y is bigger and easier to get in and out of.

The touch screen controls everything and once you get used to it, you won't want to go back.

Also, home charging, even at a slow rate, works in most cases, unless you are driving over 150 miles per day, which most people aren't.

When you reverse your Tesla, you get a massive camera view that shows you the side and rear behind the vehicle. Ryan's dog walked behind his car when he was getting ready to back up and the visibility saved from a potential accident with his dog.

Ryan would like to see some improvements in software. Dog mode and software mode should work together and it seems to be coming. It also seems Apple music is going to be coming to the Tesla as well. Another promising change is that there are improvements to the auto high beam functionality.

What do you think about the Tesla Model Y? Would you get one?

For more information, see this video from Ryan's Model Y:

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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.

Image Credit, Ryan's Model Y, Screenshot


bob E (not verified)    November 26, 2022 - 10:54AM

Ryan sounds like a noob. (Ryan loves looking at his car every day when he should be looking at his wife. Grounds for divorce, don't you think?)

Leave the computer at home and give me a car with a clutch and a stick shift.