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Hey, I'm just trying to save the planet. Transportation is the largest contributor to global warming. SUVs are the greatest overindulgence in that area. Get a Tesla. Not only are they fun to drive but you're helping to save the environment. San Diego has become Phoenix; Phoenix has become Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia has become uninhabitable even 30 years ago when I was there. The entire west looks like Chernobyl due to wildfires and lack of rain. Everything on my bucket list such as Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Sequoia, etc. has been destroyed. Personally, I have solar, a Tesla and six high efficiency (SEER of 28) heat pumps in my home. The 6K solar system covers them all.  See "The Reptilian Brain" below. Doesn’t anyone see how self-centered that you think you can destroy the planet because you enjoy sitting up high on an uncomfortable bench style seat?  Compare leg room and baggage capacity (go to car rental sites and view "baggage cappacity") and there's no difference between a SUV and passenger car.

The important shit that the Tesla basic tapes don't tell you: 

Tesla Model Y/3 Orientation! Complete Center Screen Walk-Through - Full Tesla orientation

Tesla Model 3 Autopilot & Cruise Control Tutorial Australia RHD | Ludicrous Feed | Tesla Tom -  How cruise control and autopilot work.

How To Adjust Your Steering Wheel on Tesla Model 3

TOP Hidden Features! - Tesla Model 3 - This shows how to read an add-on USB.  The USB port is in the glove compartment.  It also suggests https://abettertheater.com/ to get things like Plex via the Tesla web browser using the full screen YouTube mode.  The thing with Plex, you don't have the bandwidth to download the movies.

NEW Tesla Hidden Features & Party Tricks in 2021 - Tesla voice commands.  Screwing around with the computer icons while driving is dangerous.  For the full list, see https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v4m7aHk__KdfkoedDsiChxilbTvSg9AkV3J1quU0iRo/htmlview#gid=0 but you don't have to memorize them because they're common sense.

Tesla USB-C ports and what you can do with them - charge and play music - Talks about reading a USB stick.  Looks like you could put all your movies in the mp4 format and view them in the Tesla but I haven't tried it yet.   I'm going to try the Sabrent 4-Port below and put the movies on a separate USB.  To get movies in the .mp4 format, use AnyDVD to remove the copy protection then then Nero Recode to convert it to .mp4.

HOW DO I SAFELY REMOVE THE USB DRIVE FROM MY TESLA? - "Press and hold the camera icon with the red dot until you see a white pulse come from that icon ... Once the icon dot turns gray, it is no longer recording and is safe to remove the drive"

2021 TESLA MODEL 3 SR+ LFP BATTERY - Difference between NCA and LFP batteries.

How The Tesla Model 3 LFP Version Stacks Up Against The Tesla Model 3 NCA Version

Setup Tesla Boombox, Dashcam, Music on one USB | Download Tesla Boombox Custom Sounds

Tesla Boombox custom sounds: list of downloadable MP3s


Spigen Tempered Glass Screen Protector [Glas.tR EZ FIT] designed for Tesla Model 3 / Y Dashboard Touchscreen - Matte/Anti Glare/Anti Finger Print

SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State Drive - SDSSDE61-1T00-G25 - You can format it in the car or via a PC.  If you use a PC, format for exFat and make a folder called "TeslaCam".  The USB plug is in the glove compartment.

Avid Power Tire Inflator Air Compressor, 20V Cordless Car Tire Pump with Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, 12V Car Power Adapter, Digital Pressure Gauge (Blue)

SHINE ARMOR Graphene Ceramic Spray Highly-Concentrated for Vehicle Paint Protection and Shine

Tesla Model 3 Model Y Model X Frunk Cooler Organizer Insulation Cooler Bag with Mesh Pockets

Syntech USB C to USB Adapter Pack of 2 USB C Male to USB3 Female Adapter Compatible with iMac iPad Mini/Pro 2021 MacBook Pro 2020 MacBook Air 2020 and Other Type C or Thunderbolt 3 Devices Space Grey

ROCCS Model 3 Front Trunk Organizer, Tesla Model 3 Accessories Front Trunk Mat Storage Box Frunk Organizer

CarQiWireless Tesla Model 3 Model Y S X Auto Steering Wheel Desk Car Table Steering Wheel Tray for Laptop, Tablet, iPad Or Notebook Car Travel Table, Food Eating Hook Eating Table

Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual LED Power Switches | 2 Ft Cable | Slim & Portable | for Mac & PC (HB-UM43)

uxcell Lug Wrench for Jack - L Type Hexagon 21mm Slotted End Socket Repair Tool or:

Carwiner Jack Pad Compatible with Tesla Model 3/S/X/Y, Lifting Pucks with a Storage Case Accessories (4 Packs)

BIG RED T10152 Torin Steel Scissor Lift Jack Car Kit, 1.5 Ton (3,000 lb) Capacity, Red

DIBMS Center Console Organizer Tray Compatible with 2021 Tesla Model 3 Model Y Armrest Hidden Cubby Drawer Storage Box Container Tesla Model 3 Model Y Interior Accessories 2021 Flocked ABS Material - Way better than the one sold by Tesla.

QuikSnap sunshades - Custom Side Window sunshades (Set of 4) (Compatible with Tesla Model 3 2017-2021) - These wedge in and fit perfectly.  Love them.

SnapPlate (Model 3) Removable, Height-Adjustable Front License Plate Mount for 2017-2021 Tesla Model 3

Quick Bandit Model 3 License Plate Holder - No affiliation but code 'RYANSHAW' will get you 10% off.  They tack on $10 shipping.

Amazon Basics USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Gen1 Female Adapter - Black - The USBs in the back are type C, you'll probably need this adapter.

USB-C Laptop CAR Charger Power Adapter: Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad MacBook Pro Air Retina Razer Blade Stealth Chromebook Pixel Acer Swift Samsung Asus Dell Microsoft Universal Compatibility USB C PD3  and Cablecc Type C USB-C Female Input to DC 4.0x1.3mm Power PD Charge Cable fit for Laptop 18-20V - If you want to charge most laptops in a Tesla or any other car.

Contigo Steel Travel Mug, 20 oz, Vivacious - These hold 20 oz. (three cups of coffee) and fit in a Tesla console cup holder.  Great for something like a day at Yosemite. You might need two though.

YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with MagSlider Lid, Sharptail Taupe - Better insulation

SHINE ARMOR Graphene Ceramic Spray Highly-Concentrated for Vehicle Paint Protection and Shine or SHINE ARMOR Ceramic Coating Fortify Quick Coat Car Wax Polish Spray Waterless Wash & Wax Hydrophobic Top Coat Polish & Polymer Paint Sealant Detail Protection

The Reptilian Brain: 

What does the reptilian brain have to do with car manufacturing? - "By appealing to that gut level of our brains, which functions without much input from the emotional or rational parts of our brains, automakers can get us to buy bigger, faster, cooler -- and yes, more expensive -- vehicles ... By appealing to the reptilian brain, car manufacturers are hoping to override the little voice in our heads that asks, "Will I ever take this SUV off-road?" The reptilian brain doesn't care about the actual utility part of the sport-utility vehicle; it simply likes that the vehicle -- and therefore the driver -- appear to be able to take on anything. Of course, according to a "60 Minutes" report from 2003 at the height of SUV mania in the United States, only 5 percent of SUV drivers ever actually drove their vehicle off-road ... The reptilian brain cares about two things -- sex and survival. When you let it pick a car, it'll pick one that conveys one of these things, and preferably both. For instance, while the SUV gives the impression of being bigger, badder and more "menacing," according to the "60 Minutes" report, Rapaille points out that best-selling American sports cars, like the Ford Mustang, Thunderbird and the Chevrolet Corvette, have serious sex appeal"

My problem is several fold. I don’t like being considered a Neanderthal because I didn’t evolve, I don’t like the increased rollover problem, I don’t like driving a barn through busy parking lots, I don’t like parking a barn, the two ton weight equates to less power and/or mileage, pushing around an extra drive train (4 wheels instead of two when you never use the four) also equates to less power and/or mileage, having a huge external footprint with the same internal size as a sedan doesn’t make sense to me, I don’t like blocking other people’s view on the road, I don’t like the gas mileage and what it does to my wallet, gas prices (supply and demand) and the environment, etc. I’ve had a jihad on SUV’s since the ‘70’s.

The Thrill Of The SUV - CBS, 7/11/2003 -  "Why do you buy a car that doesn't even make 10 miles per gallon, doesn't fit into your garage? Do you really need that? And you don't need that intellectually," he says. "But at the reptilian level, what I call the reptilian level, the reptilian brain, the deepest part of you, the gut level if you want, you feel like you need that."

If Rapaille were an SUV, he'd be a Freud Explorer. He says people are completely unaware of the subconscious, reptilian reasons why they're drawn to SUVs.

"I don't believe what people say. They have a good alibi. They have a way to explain things to make them feel comfortable about what they're to do anyways," says Rapaille, who believes it's now considered hip to appear ready to take on anything ..."