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Model Y sighting!

Model Y sighting!

I saw my first Model Y on the road yesterday! It was stopped on the opposite side of the road and I glanced over and thought it looked like a taller Model 3. Then it turned in front of me and I could clearly see the chrome delete and overall shape. Midnight Silver color. Bellevue WA. It looks good in real life and I suspect it's bigger inside (more usable space) than it looks from the outside.

I remember seeing the first OG RWD Model 3's on the road and being happy, even before I made a reservation for my AWD.

I know that this is a bad time to launch a new vehicle but Tesla learned a lot from the Model 3 production that will increase the chance of the Model Y being a success.

pasaito | 2020年3月22日

I saw one too, in my garage! First Tesla Y in Memphis, TN! Go Tesla!!

EVRider | 2020年7月4日

Flagged appspopo4.

Haven't seen any Model Y's here in southeast FL.

akgolf | 2020年7月4日

I haven’t seen any in Oklahoma yet.

Really looking forward to comparing it with my wife’s Prius V since that’s what it will eventually replace. But Cybertruck first.

jeff_pearce | 2020年7月4日

@Pasaito....congrats! I am in east memphis (St. Francis Hospital area) and will be looking for you...haven't seen a MY yet....

in7 | 2020年7月4日

I've seen two in the Mountain View, CA area. One was blue, and the other was white. They look sort of like the X, except viewing it from the side, the front and rear door handles of the Y are not immediately next to each other like they are on the X.

andy.connor.e | 2020年7月4日

Plenty in capital district NY

TeslaTap.com | 2020年7月5日

I just drove my friends white Y yesterday. Sweet ride! I love how the rear seats can recline and you can unlatch them from the trunk area. A well thought out design. Nice driver position too- quite a bit higher than the 3, and still has lots of headroom. For me an extra 4-5" headroom makes the interior feel really open. More rear seat leg space too over the 3.

Tesla2018 | 2020年7月5日

Went to the sales center and parked next to one. It's taller and.longer than my model 3. Interior front area looks the same but bottom of seat cushions are up higher after opening door due to increased ground clearance.
I like the rear hatch better than the model 3 since it is all wide open. I couldn't fit a microwave in the trunk of my model 3 and its hard to put a bicycle in with the metal piece going across the back of the trunk. Wish the model 3 had a similar hatch design.
I don't want a model Y since its too big and I hate SUVs. Wish they would make a 2 door hatchback model 3 for those that need to get large objects in the car occasionally but don't need an ugly large SUV or pickup.

TeslaTap.com | 2020年7月5日

@Tesla2018 - Not only is the ground clearance higher, the seats are actually mounted in the car on a small pedestal, maybe 3" higher than the 3, so your butt is higher off the floor than in the 3. It makes getting in and out a bit easier.

blkice | 2020年7月5日

The bicycle fitment is y I bought the Y.

rxlawdude | 2020年7月5日

@TTap, it took you this long to test drive a MY?? :-)

TeslaTap.com | 2020年7月5日

Yep, wasn't high on my list as I figured it would be close to the 3. I do want to test drive the Cybertruck:)

NKYTA | 2020年7月5日

TT, same skateboard as 3 though, yes?

Shesmyne2 | 2020年7月5日

I’ve been seeing them more frequently here in San Mateo County-mostly blue ones, rare red, couple whites. Most took the chrome delete option apparently.
Pulled up next to one w/my 3 and yes, it’s higher & a bit ‘fatter’ next to me. (No body shaming implied).

Still Grinning ;-)

TeslaTap.com | 2020年7月6日

@NKYTA - Yep. Lots of the Y is identical to the 3, which is a good thing. Still, it has it's own unique features too. Seems some new Y features like USB-C ports and wireless phone chargers are going into the 3 as well, so both benefit from the improvements.

trixiew | 2020年7月6日

@Shesmyne and NKYTA- unlimited test drive in the north bay anytime you feel adventurous.