Tesla Model 3 Review: The TRUTH After 26,000 Miles Published on Mar 26, 2019


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Tesla Model 3 Review after 1 year & 26,000 miles! Still the best car or was it a mistake? Get your first audiobook for free when you try Audible for 30 days at http://Audible.com/andyslye or text andyslye to 500500 Get FREE Supercharging when you order a #Tesla #Model3 http://geni.us/t3sla Almost a year ago I took delivery of my Tesla Model 3 and since then I've driven it over 26,000 miles. Is it still the best car I've ever driven or was it a $50,000 mistake? Let's find out. In my original Tesla Model 3 review I mainly went over the features of the car but in this video I'm going to go over my experience of owning a #TeslaModel3 and focus on the 3 most important factors: Reliability: When I first got my Model 3 I was skeptical on how reliable it would be since it was a first generation of its kind, and there were a few horror stories online from early adopters who were experiencing software & hardware issues. I can honestly say my Model 3 has been 100% reliable for me so far, and yes even though that should be expected for a brand new car, it’s still a nice surprise how reliable it has been since Tesla is still relatively so young & since Model 3 is a very unique car. Range anxiety does exist, but the Model 3’s energy graph is extremely accurate in predicting the estimated range left when driving so as long as you pay attention to that and plan ahead you’ll be fine and shouldn’t ever have to worry about running out of battery. For how heavily it’s integrated with software I’m actually surprised my Model 3 has worked this well, and I’ve been extremely satisfied with it over my first 26,000 miles. Cost: Out of all those things during the first 25,000 miles in a Model 3 you only need to do tire rotations and I know this isn’t the norm but luckily for me there’s a local tire shop that gives free tire rotations to Tesla owners, just one of the many perks of going all-electric I guess. The only thing that has cost me money to drive my Model 3 this far is electricity from either at home or a Tesla Supercharger. My city is one of the best locations to put the Model 3 range efficiency to the test and with an average of 248 Wh/mile through all the seasons means the LR Model 3 is one of, if not the most efficient electric car out right now. It took 6,457 kWh to drive just over 26,000 miles, and since the Model 3 gets about 80% efficiency it actually took about 8,071 kWh and at my current electricity rate of 6.8 cents per kWh that comes to $549 that I’ve spent on electricity to drive my Model 3 over 26,000 miles. I’ve also charged for free at hotels, parking garages, and family members houses so my total cost to drive over 26,000 miles in my Model 3 is less than $600. My monthly electricity costs have only increased by an average of $36. To put it in perspective, a car that gets 30 mpg at $2.75/gallon would cost $2,383 to drive 26,000 miles and if you add a $50 oil change every 4,000 miles that would be an additional $325. This shows how much a person can save in fuel & oil by going all-electric, especially a Model 3. Enjoyment: It’s no surprise that the Tesla Model 3 is a joy to drive but I’ll quickly go over a few things that I don’t like because nothing is perfect. The windshield and windows fog up more than any other car I’ve ever driven. Fortunately I got some fog reducer that helps. I wish the frunk had a better closing mechanism or was able to close automatically because I hate leaving hand prints on the hood from closing it. I also wish the driver profiles would save the lumbar setting. Luckily that can be fixed with a software update which is one of my favorite things about the Model 3. Now moving along to the other things that I enjoy most about my Model 3: How a car can be this simple & minimalist yet pack so much power and torque is something I’ll always be impressed with. Yes there are times when it phantom brakes but if you're using it as it's designed you will always have a hand on the wheel ready to take over and I love knowing each time I use it it's getting better through the neural network. It charges overnight while I sleep, it stops charging when it reaches whatever limit I have set, and I wake up to an 80% charge every day or 100% charge if I'm about to take a road trip - no more stopping at gas stations. I can tell it to drive somewhere and it gives me real-time step-by-step directions on the beautiful responsive 15” touch screen which is the best screen in any vehicle out right now in my opinion. Now after a free software update and even after any battery degradation from driving 26,000 miles, my Model 3 now gets 320 rated miles on a full charge. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/g6r5SRM2H3A Thanks for watching my video: Tesla Model 3 Review: The TRUTH After 26,000 Miles


  • Andy Slye
    Andy Slye3 months ago (edited)Ordering a Model 3? Get FREE Supercharging
  • Marques Brownlee
    Marques Brownlee3 months agoGreat review Andy!
  • Drizzy
    Drizzy2 months ago (edited)I changed the comment so now one will ever know why it got so many likes :/
  • Truls Johansson
    Truls Johansson1 month agoThat's one strange looking Truckla!?
  • Josh Acosta
    Josh Acosta2 days agoOh boy how I would love to pay 2.75 for a gallon 😢 where my California’s at?
  • augenbutter
    augenbutter1 month agoDo a review 1 month after the warranty expires.
  • sadigov
    sadigov2 weeks agoWindows fog up, hand prints on the hood. Dude, sounds like you are making the right use of the car 🤭
  • Throwshit
    Throwshit2 months agonext = make your house run entirely of solar .. so you can give your car free electricity
  • MarioLoco03
    MarioLoco032 months agoMy dad just got a Model 3 and said he will never own a combustion engine car again. He was a huge gear head too.
  • EenBijVoegelijkNaamWoord
    EenBijVoegelijkNaamWoord1 month agoPretty sure Youtube is aware i can't pay for a Tesla. They just trolling me with the suggestions.
  • angeli 007
    angeli 0071 month agoEvery single time I see one I get super excited. Some day I'll own one. This is the future 💕
  • steve dunning
    steve dunning1 day agoI agree my Model 3 is the best most fun car that I have ever driven.
  • Manuel Clément
    Manuel Clément2 hours ago$2.75 / gallon? Here in CA it is usually above $3.50 or even $4 for premium... And you know that's only going up. In Europe it can be several times that. Thank you for the video!
  • Leslie Carter
    Leslie Carter2 months agothank uuuu i am trying to decide between a jeep and a tesla and i cant. this helped
  • Whole Food Plant-Based Man
    Whole Food Plant-Based Man3 months agoI know how to stop fogging up your windows.
  • MrBrinowski
    MrBrinowski3 weeks agoAfter my first year I’m still making excuses to drive it.
  • Tom Matzen
    Tom Matzen1 month agoAppreciate the thoughtful and entertaining review, without cutting things in half or blowing things up :-)
  • adlep
    adlep1 month agoVerey good video. Great camera work, content, and presentation.
  • marillync
    marillync1 month agoNice review, Andy. I have a Model 3, and I love it!
  • Hypertrophy and Power
    Hypertrophy and Power4 weeks agoAwesome video brother. Ive been looking into the Tesla cars lately and I have to say I love the idea of electric. Not only for cost reduction in the long term, but benefiting the atmosphere and life in general. Very informative video man. Keep it up!