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2017 Tesla Model 3: Monthly Update for June 2018

by Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Manager

2017 Tesla Model 3

Where Did We Drive It?
In case you missed it last month, we returned to the Edmunds test track with our long-term2017 Tesla Model 3 to retest braking performance following an over-the-air software update that Tesla pushed out in late May. This software update was in response to various production Model 3s returning less-than-stellar emergency braking performance during instrumented testing. You can read all about it (and watch it!) by following the link above.

The rest of the month was spent mostly around the Los Angeles area, with a couple of short weekend trips north to the Ojai Valley. Thankfully, we encountered very few issues in June compared to months prior. Let's hope it's a sign of the times and more stable firmware.

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2017 Tesla Model 3: Monthly Update for May 2018

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2017 Tesla Model 3

Where Did We Drive It?
May was a light month for our 2017 Tesla Model 3 sedan. Our drivers only managed to add 752 miles to its odometer. We charged it just five times.

Part of the reason why is that our Model 3 spent four days in the shop getting the issues detailed in last month's update looked at. On three other occasions, it sat idle because no one chose to sign it out — over a three-day weekend, in one case. What's up with that? These added up to 10 days with absolutely zero driving miles.

Of those who did drive it, most were commuters. One staffer who drove it over Memorial Day — a person who was in the last-to-pick slot this month and saved it from another idle weekend — didn't stray too far from home. He did manage to add some 200 miles during his Memorial Day trip to the next county, though.

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2017 Tesla Model 3: Monthly Update for March 2018

by Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Manager

2017 Tesla Model 3

Where Did We Drive It?
It was a busy month of learning with our 2017 Tesla Model 3, which meant it was also a busy month for Vehicle Testing Technician Rex Tokeshi-Torres, who was its primary chaperone. Between vehicle repairs, software updates and learning what it takes to simply remove a wheel (news flash: it isn't simple), it's been an exciting few months so far.

Miles logged in March were mostly local, though we still managed to cover a decent amount of ground for an EV. Our Model 3 comparison test video is about to go live in just a couple weeks, so be sure to keep an eye on the YouTubes for it. Even better, subscribe to the Edmunds YouTube Channel and get notified the moment it's posted.

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2017 Tesla Model 3: Monthly Update for February 2018

by Jason Kavanagh, Senior Road Test Engineer

2017 Tesla Model 3

Where Did We Drive It?
February represents the first full month that we've owned and driven our long-term 2017 Tesla Model 3. We took delivery of it during the first week of January.

Beyond commuting between Orange County and our Santa Monica office throughout the month, our lozenge-shaped EV made a trek to Borrego Springs, California, to deliver some crappy car parts. It also took part in a comparison test that entailed a good chunk of miles. Mum's the word for now because we don't want to spoil the surprise, but we think you'll be interested in our findings. Stay tuned.

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2017 Tesla Model 3: Introduction

by Ronald Montoya, Senior Consumer Advice Editor

2017 Tesla Model 3

When we last left off in the 2017 Tesla Model 3 ordering process on December 20, 2017, I thought we'd be waiting four weeks for our car to be ready. But things went faster than anticipated. Before we get to the car's official introduction details, here's the rest of its order and delivery backstory.

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2017 Tesla Model 3: Ordering Process and Timeline

by Ronald Montoya, Senior Consumer Advice Editor

2017 Tesla Model 3

What is it like to order a Tesla? How does it feel to be on the cutting edge of electric car technology? The short answer is that it's a day of excitement, followed by a wait of many months as news and rumors trickle out.

As the designated car buyer for Edmunds' long-term cars, I went through the process of ordering our 2017 Tesla Model 3 and kept a diary of events, much as I did for the Model X. Here's what has happened so far.

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2017 Tesla Model 3: Pre-Introduction

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2017 Tesla Model 3

The Buying Process Has Begun
We're doing something different. We have not yet taken delivery of what will be a 2017 Tesla Model 3 sedan, but the pre-ownership experience has just passed a critical milestone and we thought you'd want to follow along. As you can see, we have recently received an invitation to configure our Tesla Model 3 and begin the actual buying process.

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