Submitted by rado on October 30, 2018
First I would like to say that for the two days that I was able to drive the car I absolutely loved it.
On October 26th I took a delivery of my model 3. Everything mechanically looks fine but there are some problems which I did not expect from a high end car that cost 60K.
1. There are issues with the paint. I have a paint runoff on the driver side mirror and bubbles on both mirrors. I have a section on the rear left quoter panel (luckily on the inside of the door) where "the paint has been burned while clearing a paint imperfection". This is how it was described by the service agent from Tesla. Essentially, in the final stages of preparing the car out of the factory Tesla's technician has tried to buff out a paint imperfection but it burned thought the clear coat and the paint and left a huge white spot. It looks really ugly since the car has Red Multi-Coat Paint.
2. There were some issues with seals on the trunk and the cabin.
3. The last is a very minor thing, but there are two greasy fingerprints on the sun visor that will have to removed by detailer.
I am curious if many other people have had similar experience? I was told that the car will have to go to a body shop for at least 3-4 weeks. This cannot be normal for brand new car. It has kind of ruined the experience and excitement after waiting for two and a half years for the vehicle.