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Tesla Model 3: first hour long in-depth look at early production unit

For the more hardcore Tesla Model 3 fans and reservation holders, a new in-depth video review of the new all-electric vehicle was released today by the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club Youtube channel.

Tesla has reportedly asked early Model 3 owners, who have actually been mostly Tesla employees, family members of employees, or company insiders, not to post in-depth reviews of the vehicle until they start deliveries to regular customers.

Yet, the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club Youtube channel apparently convinced an early owner to let them play with their car for a while and it resulted in this video.

Now the video is clearly not for everyone. We are talking about footage of virtually every inch of the Model 3 including the door seal and trims, but if that’s the kind of thing you like or you are looking to get a better idea of the build quality then there’s plenty to work with here.

They provided shortcuts to specific parts of the video (added below) for those who don’t want to watch the whole thing, but here it is:

Overall, we are talking about a great educational video. Something to hold some reservation holders over until Tesla starts to expand deliveries and a must-watch for the hardcore fans.

Here are the shortcuts to the specific parts of the video:

  • Headlights – 2:34
  • Aero Ducts – 3:15
  • Roof Rack Attach Points – 3:36
  • Wipers Detail – 4:26
  • Exterior Door Handles – 5:02
  • Windows, Doors & Trim – 5:45
  • Trunk Details – 9:26
  • Front Trunk Details – 16:17
  • Front License Plate – 18:45
  • Charge Port – 19:27
  • Wheels Detail – 20:02
  • Underside Details – 20:45
  • Interior Tour – 21:43
  • Center Console – 26:27
  • The Dashboard – 28:38
  • Speakers – 29:45
  • Dashcam Mounting – 30:12
  • Overhead Console & Sun Visors – 30:42
  • HVAC Demo – 31:54
  • Screen Tour – 33:32
  • Windshield Wipers – 51:39
  • Control Stalks – 53:48
  • Unlocking Model 3 – 54:38
  • Keycard & Phone App – 55:06
  • Phone App – 55:31
  • Sundry Items – 56:45
  • New UMC – 57:27
  • The Drive – 59:28
  • Closing Thoughts – 1:07:14

A reminder that Tesla is still working on the user interface with over-the-air software updates and therefore, some of those features are expected to evolve by the time Tesla expands deliveries.

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