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Owner Shares His Love/Hate With His Tesla Model S Plaid After 30,000 Miles

We have a video of an owner of a Tesla Model S Plaid after 30,000 miles. There are many things he loved and some things he hates.

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Things Loved About the Tesla Model S Plaid

This owner of the Tesla Model S Plaid reviews his car after driving it 30,000 miles. He likes the look of the outside of it. His 2021 vehicle doesn't have the new headlights, but he things they are pretty good still.

He likes the outside look of it and he wrapped his mirrors and the front with camo. This is a triple motor powered car. It has 1,020 horse power. There is one motor in the front and two in the rear. The vehicle goes very fast in a straight line.

When he first got it, 100% charge was 390 miles. After 30,000 miles, the car is at 365 miles. It's at about an 8% to 10% range degradation and this is normal for an electric car over time.

You get a key for the car or you can use your phone as a key. This makes entry into the vehicle very easy. The Tesla app has a lot of good features which allows you to do a variety of things like seeing tire pressure.

The front frunk of the vehicle has a good amount of space, but this owner doesn't use it that much. He puts things in the back instead. The back of the car has a good shape and a plaid badge. There's a ton of space in the trunk with a sub storage space in the back.

When you get in the car, you are basically in the cockpit of a jet. The interior looks very nice. There is a carbon fire trim with multiple materials. This is a big improvement from Tesla vehicles of the past.

Two things he really liked in the interior are the shape of the yoke steering wheel. You spend some time with it and you get used to it. He doesn't want to go back to a normal steering wheel. He also likes the software running on the center screen. It's very responsive. The car has only a few real buttons in it.

Tesla's software is a huge strength. It's Energy software is valuable for seeing how you are spending your range miles. The car drives like a sports car. It's about the best driving experience you can have in a car.

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Things Hated About the Tesla Model S Plaid

The front trunk is not auto opening and has to be manually opened. This is a feature this owner hates. Also, the center storage opener doesn't close half way. It tries to, but doesn't work. He also doesn't like the creaking of the center screen and center console.

Other things that he doesn't like about using on a daily basis. There are buttons on the yoke steering wheel. Tesla chose to put the right and left blinker buttons on the left side of the button. These are buttons in line with the surface.

The horn is also a button that is level with the surface of the yoke, along with the wipers and sound activation. After about 1,000 miles, he got used to them.

However, his right blinker button doesn't always work and he often has to change lanes without using his right blinker. The right blinker is just bad. He would rather have a stalk or a real button. He's not a fan of capacitive touch buttons.

There are also HVAC controls that require touching the center screen and adjusting the air. The interface to control the air is nice, it's just very difficult to do while driving and paying attention to the road.

Tesla should also make a 360 degree view when backing up or seeing what is around your vehicle. Tesla should fulfill their promise of 200 miles per hour top speed - the car can only go about 160 miles per hour. Tesla doesn't provide all the games it advertise.

The Model S Plaid is a cool and fast car with many great features and some faults. Would you get a Model S Plaid?

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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.

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