Today I installed an update to my Tesla that allows me to test Full Self Driving (FSD). And it is just amazing what it can do. The car practically drove me to work and back. But there are quite a lot of things that make my blood pressure rise.

The first thing was relatively minor. The car did a left turn and stayed in the leftmost lane. And for some reason maintains a speed 5 miles below the limit for quite some time. I had to manually accelerate it. And once or twice the car went over lane markings. There were no cars in the adjusted lane so it was not a big problem.

The next was not as good.

Currently, Tesla is selling a Full Self Dring (FSD) package for $12 000. Previously it was $15 000 but it was just insane. And recently Tesla sent an email to customers in the US to let them know that they can test it for a whole month for free. Obviously, they want to sell more of it, but I cannot quite understand who is supposed to be the intended audience for such a product.

Any Tesla can keep the lane and have adaptive cruise control and it works very well. Well, almost well until there is phantom braking but it does not happen often. These 2 things may not look like much but on long trips, it is what helps

As I wrote before I did a 1000-mile trip in a Tesla Model Y and it was no difference in time if I did it in a traditional car. In fact, it will take longer because petrol stations are rarely close to any good food places like restaurants, so I will have to refill my car and then drive to restaurants while in Tesla I can drive to a supercharger and a restaurant is always nearby.

But my first trip could be a fluke and it could be a perfect combination of different factors. But recently I did a second trip to the same place and back, I just did circle in different direction. And as in first time

I did a trip in rain and would like to write a few words about the experience.

Wipers on auto

Wipers on auto just suck. They work completely unreliable. Sometimes they work when the glass is clear. Sometimes I barely can see thru and but they decided that everything was fine and I had to activate them manually. In one place I saw that they barely work but as soon as I stopped, they started to work quite fast even though there is not much water on the windshield when the car stopped.

So far auto wiper is the biggest disappointment in my new Tesla. I was driving in changing conditions and I had to constantly adjust the speed of


Today I drove 125 miles (201 km) to the airport and back. Initially, when I entered this trip into the navigation system, it showed that I will need to charge my Model Y Long Range on way back. It told me that I’m missing around 2-3% of the charge. It was frustrating because according to Tesla, my car has a range of 330 miles. I know that 330 miles is a range in close to ideal conditions but I was absolutely sure it will be enough to drive 250 miles.

Then I searched the internet and according to a few articles typical range is ¾ of what Tesla is officially stating. And ¾ from 330 miles is 247 miles,

Just as an update after my first technician visit. Just a reminder initially I had the following problems:

  1. I cannot unplug the charger when it is finished charging. I need to unlock the charging port from Tesla app first.
  2. I cannot open the trunk by pressing a button on the back of my trunk to open even though I have my phone with me.

And as turns out, it looks like both of these issues are correct behavior. Let me explain them one by one

Charger issue

It turns out that by design, you cannot unlock the charger when your car is locked. You will have to unlock your car to unplug it, or you have to unlock

I have new Tesla Model Y for about 1 week and I would like to summarize what new buyers can expect to make sure they will not be disappointed. I will split everything into the following categories: good, bad, and in-between.


Most of the functions of your new car are controlled by a computer and a lot of functions are quite ambitious. And even Tesla is making EVs for more than a decade it is nothing from a software point of view. So be prepared to deal with glitches and bugs in software. Just as an example, I would like to connect my car to the Wi-Fi network. It couldn’t see my Wi-Fi network, so I decided to add

Recently I became a happy new Tesla owner. If you are thinking or planning to buy Tesla in near future I think it will be helpful for your to read this post. There are many gotchas on the way and I would like to highlight the most important ones.

As probably most of you already know, you have to order Tesla online. And the price is the same for everyone. There could be some difference in price between different states or countries due to local regulations, but the core price is the same. It is not possible to reduce the price as you can do with most other car vendors. The price is fixed and you can buy it or