YouTuber John Gibbs, previously featured on InsideEVs, shares his 50,000-mile review of the Tesla Model Y. Gibbs owns the Long Range variant, starting at $50,490, boasting an EPA-estimated range of 330 miles and impressive 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.8 seconds.
Since purchasing his 2021 Tesla Model Y in December 2020, Gibbs has accumulated a total of 50,000 miles on the vehicle. This includes 30,000 miles from road trips and 20,000 miles from mixed driving.
Gibbs has nothing but praise for his Model Y, highlighting that it continues to improve even after purchase through Tesla’s over-the-air software updates. In contrast to his previous cars that remained unchanged, the Model Y has undergone significant enhancements since he bought it, making it a vastly improved machine.
Gibbs highlights the remarkable progress of the Model Y’s self-driving capabilities as a key area of improvement. Initially, the Full-Self Driving (FSD) feature didn’t pass the “spouse test,” with multiple errors that made his wife hesitant to use it. However, with the continuous OTA updates, the FSD Beta feature has made significant leaps of improvement.
Gibbs has had a positive service experience with his Model Y. When he encountered an issue with the passenger side window, the service staff promptly visited his garage to fix it. Additionally, he highlights the substantial savings in gas costs, estimating an impressive $5,800 saved. With the benefit of one year of free charging at Tesla Supercharger stations, Gibbs reports spending a mere $313 on charging, which is quite remarkable.
While Gibbs had mostly positive feedback about his Model Y, he did mention two minor drawbacks. One of them is the exceptionally fast acceleration, which some may actually view as an advantage. However, Gibbs pointed out that due to the torque being distributed to all four wheels through the dual motors, the tires tend to wear out relatively quickly.
Tire wear in the Tesla Model Y can vary depending on factors such as driving surfaces, driving habits, aerodynamics, and tire maintenance. Previous ownership reviews have shown that different Tesla owners have reported varying degrees of tire degradation, which can be attributed to these variables.
Check out the video above for more intriguing insights about the Tesla Model Y and Gibbs’ belief that it will maintain its position as the top-selling car worldwide. What are your opinions on the Tesla Model Y? Do you think it has the potential to surpass the Toyota Corolla as the best-selling car in 2023?
In a recent review, YouTuber John Gibbs shared his experience with his Tesla Model Y after owning it for 50,000 miles. Gibbs purchased the Model Y Long Range in December 2020 and has driven it extensively, accumulating 30,000 miles on road trips and 20,000 miles of mixed driving.
Gibbs praises the Model Y for its continuous improvement through Tesla’s over-the-air (OTA) software updates. Unlike his previous cars that remained unchanged, the Model Y has seen significant enhancements since its purchase.
One notable area of improvement is the self-driving feature. Initially, the Full-Self Driving (FSD) capability did not meet the “spouse test,” as it made errors and caused concern for his wife. However, thanks to regular OTA updates, the FSD Beta feature has improved significantly.
Gibbs also highlights his positive service experience with Tesla. When he encountered an issue with the passenger side window, the service staff promptly visited his location and fixed it in his garage.
Additionally, Gibbs estimates saving around $5,800 in gas costs and spending only $313 on charging due to one year of free charging at Tesla Supercharger stations.
One minor drawback Gibbs mentions is the fast acceleration of the Model Y, which contributes to faster tire wear due to torque being sent to all four wheels.
Overall, Gibbs considers the Tesla Model Y to be an impressive and continually improving vehicle. To learn more about his experiences and insights, you can watch his video review.
Source : insideevs.com