Best birthday give I ever got myself
Bought the car as a 24th birthday present to myself, upgraded from a 2018 Hyundai Elantra.
Was initially looking to upgrade to the Kona EV, test drove the Kona but decided to also test drive the Model Y.
3 hours after my Tesla test drive, I had made the purchase. I fell in love with the car within about 5 minutes of driving.
From the time of ordering to delivery was about a month. I ordered a Red 2021 Long Range with FSD, black interior, and the 19-in Geminis.
Had some initial issues with fit and finish upon delivery. All issues were very quickly addressed either during the pickup process, or during additional servicing with no additional cost.
Was originally planning on purchasing the acceleration boost for christmas, ended up buying it 2 hours after picking up the vehicle, vehicle, would highly recommend it. It just adds an extra cherry on top of the performance!
It looks great, it handles great, suspension is a tad rough for the price point, but you truly feel like you're flying a spaceship, the performance is insane.
I love autopilot, I use it 95% of the time that I am on the road.
The in-car navigation and infotainment system is very good, it is very hard to run out of range in this vehicle. You have to try to run out of range. It really does hold your hand. Sometimes a little too much. But once you get good enough that you don't need hand holding especially with range, you can start to override the car. This started happening for me after about a week or two. You start to understand how the car will work or how efficiently you can drive and you start to know the routes you take.
This is just because the car is very conservative with its planning. I would highly suggest by the way, set the display in the vehicle to percent instead of distance. Percent makes it way easy to understand the range because the miles display is not based on your driving so it is misleading in my opinion.
Knowing that you're at 75%, and you'll reach your destination with 65% is way more convenient.
Other than the quality issues that some vehicles have, most of which can be fixed very easily, this vehicle in my opinion is damn near perfect.
It's extremely efficient, it's extremely convenient to use, it's insanely smart, the engineering of the thermal management system and battery management system is utter perfection.
The over-the-air updates are genius and impressive, everything from dog mode, camp mode, all the little features that Tesla thinks about. This car makes every other car seem like it's at least a decade old, every infotainment system, feels like a 2007 Garmin GPS.
I've put on about 15,000 km since I got the car in late October, I have an average efficiency of 195 wh/km but that's mainly due to just how much fun I love having in this car. If you put your foot down, you will have a smile on your face.
If you drive normally this car is extremely efficient, and I've done quite a few trips as low as about 140 wh/km on the highway.
I would highly recommend anyone who is curious about an electric vehicle, sit down, take some time out of your day to analyze how you drive, how much you spend on gas, maintenance, etc.
Ask your insurance company figure out all the financials, and figure out if an EV would be more convenient for you. But if you drive a lot, and you have the ability to charge from home, in my opinion the Tesla Model Y is a no-brainer!
Absolutely the best purchasing decision I have ever made! And I can tell you now, I will never buy a gas car ever again..