What I DON’T like about the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance.

RSymons RSEV
28 Jun 202417:47

TLDRThe video script discusses the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance, highlighting its shortcomings despite its impressive performance. The reviewer, after owning the car for 11 days, points out issues such as the high price in the UK, inconsistent rain sensors, less horsepower compared to US models, and the need for more distinctive design elements. Comfort concerns with the seats and practicality issues with the car's hatchback design are also mentioned. The video also touches on the car's road noise, charging speed, and autopilot system, suggesting areas for improvement to meet the expectations set by its price point.


  • 💷 The 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance is priced at £60,000 in the UK, which is more expensive than in other countries.
  • 🔋 UK models have a 460 horsepower rating compared to the 510 horsepower in US models, likely due to different battery packs.
  • 🌧 The rain sensor in the Model 3 remains unreliable, sporadically activating or failing to activate even in wet conditions.
  • 🏎 The car's exterior design, while improved with performance elements, could be more distinctive from the standard models.
  • 💺 The new seats offer better support but lack some adjustable features found in competitors' cars, impacting comfort on long journeys.
  • 👥 Rear seat comfort is adequate but could be improved with more sculpted seats to better support passengers.
  • 🚗 The lack of a hatchback design reduces practicality compared to other models, and the rear camera is exposed and prone to dirt.
  • 🔊 Road noise is noticeable, especially with the wider tires on the Performance model, impacting the cabin's quietness.
  • 🔌 Charging speeds, while good, are not as fast as some competitors with 800-volt batteries or other faster-charging vehicles.
  • 🚀 The car's acceleration is impressive, especially from a standstill, but the difference at higher speeds is less noticeable.
  • 📱 The lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with the removal of physical stalks, may frustrate some users.

Q & A

  • What is the main topic of the video script?

    -The main topic of the video script is a critique of the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance, focusing on the aspects that the speaker does not like about the car.

  • What is the price of the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance in the UK?

    -The price of the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance in the UK is £60,000.

  • Why does the speaker feel the UK price is higher compared to other countries?

    -The speaker feels the UK price is higher because after converting £60,000 to other currencies, it appears that UK buyers pay more than what the car costs in other countries, such as the US.

  • What is the horsepower difference between the UK and US models of the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance?

    -The UK model has 460 horsepower, while the US model has 510 horsepower.

  • What issue does the speaker have with the rain sensor in the Tesla Model 3?

    -The speaker is annoyed by the inconsistent performance of the rain sensor, which sometimes activates randomly on dry days and fails to activate when needed during light rain.

  • What is the speaker's opinion on the exterior design of the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance?

    -The speaker likes the Highland front end and performance front bumper but wishes the car looked more distinct from the long-range or standard-range models, possibly with slightly more flared arches for a wider stance.

  • What seating issues does the speaker mention regarding the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance?

    -The speaker mentions a lack of adjustable thigh support and fixed side bolsters in the front seats, and in the rear, the seats could be more sculpted to better support passengers.

  • How does the speaker feel about the charging speed of the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance?

    -The speaker finds the charging speed to be adequate but notes that other cars on the market, especially those with 800-volt batteries, can charge faster.

  • What are the speaker's thoughts on the performance of the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance?

    -The speaker acknowledges that the car is fast, especially off the line, but feels that the performance at higher speeds does not significantly differ from previous models.

  • What is the speaker's stance on the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance?

    -The speaker personally is okay without Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but understands that some people may find this lack of compatibility frustrating.

  • What issues does the speaker have with the autopilot feature in the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance?

    -The speaker finds the autopilot inconsistent, especially on country roads with varying speed limits, and prefers the autopilot systems in other cars like the Porsche, Audi, and even the VW ID3.

  • How does the speaker feel about the Tesla Model 3's air conditioning and cooling system?

    -The speaker is not satisfied with the air flow from the air conditioning vents, especially when first entering the car on a hot day, and also mentions a cold draft on the knees and heat coming through the glass roof.



🔥 Critique of the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance

The speaker begins by addressing the intense heat, using it as a metaphor to introduce their critique of the 2024 Tesla Model 3. They discuss the car's performance and handling, which are generally well-received but will be critiqued from the perspective of an 11-day owner. The speaker is particularly critical of the UK price point of £60,000, comparing it unfavorably to prices in other countries, and notes the disparity in horsepower between the UK and US models due to different battery packs. They also mention ongoing issues with the rain sensor's reliability and express dissatisfaction with the car's aesthetics, suggesting that the Performance model could benefit from more distinctive design elements to differentiate it from other Model 3 variants.


💺 Disappointments in Comfort and Practicality

The speaker continues with a detailed critique of the car's interior, focusing on the seats and their lack of adjustability, which affects comfort during long journeys. They also touch upon the backseat's limited support and the impracticality of the saloon body style compared to a hatchback. The speaker notes the inconvenience of the car's rear camera being exposed and easily dirtied, and the increased road noise from the wider tires, which they find particularly noticeable on the UK's coarse tarmac. They also comment on the charging speed, which, while adequate, is not as impressive as that of some competitors with 800-volt batteries.


🚀 Performance and Autopilot: A Mixed Bag

The speaker discusses the car's performance, confirming the advertised 0-60 mph time with their own testing but noting that the difference in speed at higher velocities is less noticeable. They address the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the absence of traditional stalks for driving and indicating, and the reliance on the steering wheel for these functions, which could be a point of frustration for some. The speaker also shares their mixed feelings about the autopilot feature, finding it less reliable and intuitive compared to other systems on the market, particularly when navigating variable speed limits and corners on country roads.


🌞 Comfort and Technology: Room for Improvement

The speaker concludes by addressing issues with the car's cooling system on hot days, the inadequacy of the airflow from the air conditioning vents, and the uncomfortable cold draft on the knees. They also mention the lack of a heat-reflective glass roof, which would mitigate the heat from the sun, and the absence of illuminated door handles or puddle lights, which can be inconvenient in the dark. The speaker also critiques the autopilot system's performance on their commute, finding it less consistent and reliable than other systems they have experienced. They express a desire for Tesla to improve in these areas to better compete with other brands.




In the context of the video, 'roasting' is used metaphorically to describe the act of criticizing or pointing out flaws. The reviewer uses 'roasting' to set the tone for the video, which is to discuss the negative aspects of the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance. An example from the script is 'give the new 2024 model 3 a roasting,' indicating the intention to critique the car.


The term 'niggles' refers to minor irritations or problems. In the script, the reviewer lists several 'niggles' to describe the small issues they have with the car that, while not major, are still worth noting. For instance, the reviewer mentions 'the bad things, the things that annoy me, the little niggles' to emphasize the areas where the car falls short of their expectations.


In the automotive context, 'performance' encompasses how well a vehicle accelerates, handles, and generally behaves under various driving conditions. The script discusses the car's performance, noting that while it is good, there are aspects that could be improved, such as the acceleration feeling and road noise levels.

💡Rain Sensor

A 'rain sensor' is a device in cars that detects moisture or water droplets to automatically activate the windshield wipers. The reviewer complains about the car's rain sensor being 'completely sporadic' and not working reliably, which is a minor but frustrating issue for them.

💡Highland Front End

The 'Highland front end' refers to a specific design element of the car's front fascia. The reviewer mentions this term while discussing the aesthetics of the car, indicating that they find the front end's appearance to be acceptable but would prefer more distinctive design features.


The term 'seats' is used in the script to discuss the comfort and adjustability of the car's seating. The reviewer notes the lack of adjustable thigh support and the desire for more sculpted seats to better accommodate passengers, which relates to the overall comfort and practicality of the car.


A 'hatchback' is a type of car body style with a rear door that swings upward to provide access to the cargo area. The reviewer expresses a preference for a hatchback design over the sedan style of the Model 3, suggesting it would offer more practicality and popularity in Europe.

💡Charging Speed

Refers to how quickly an electric vehicle can recharge its battery. The script mentions that while the Tesla's superchargers are good, the charging speed is not as fast as some competitors with 800-volt batteries, indicating a potential area for improvement.


Tesla's 'Autopilot' is a suite of driver assistance features that includes adaptive cruise control and lane centering. The reviewer finds it less reliable and consistent than other systems they have experienced, noting issues with speed limit recognition and cornering behavior.


The reviewer discusses the car's headlights, noting that while they are acceptable, there are better systems available in the market, such as Matrix headlights in other vehicles. This relates to the overall technology and safety features of the car.

💡Heat Reflective Glass

A 'heat reflective glass' is a type of glass that reduces the amount of solar heat that passes through it. The reviewer mentions the lack of this feature in the car's glass roof, causing discomfort on hot days, which is a critique of the car's comfort and design considerations.


The 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance is criticized for its high price point, especially in the UK market.

A disparity in horsepower between the UK and US models, with the US version offering more power due to a different battery pack.

Persistent issues with the rain sensor's sporadic performance, suggesting a need for a return to a traditional rain sensor.

Aesthetic preferences vary, with the reviewer wishing for more distinct design elements to differentiate the Performance model.

Seats in the Model 3 Performance have improved but still lack some adjustability features found in competitors.

The rear seats could offer better support and comfort for passengers, especially on longer journeys.

The Model 3's hatchback design is less practical compared to the preference for saloons in Europe.

Tesla's autopilot feature is not as reliable or consistent as some competitors, particularly on country roads.

The lack of physical stalks and the reliance on the touch screen for drive selection can be frustrating for some drivers.

The absence of a head-up display is noted, which could improve the driving experience by providing essential information directly in the driver's line of sight.

The air conditioning system's limitations are highlighted, including inadequate airflow and uncomfortable drafts on hot days.

The glass roof allows too much heat in, which could be improved with a heat-reflective coating.

Charging speeds, while adequate, are not as fast as some competitors with 800-volt batteries.

Performance improvements are noted, particularly in the launch, but less significant at higher speeds.

The lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto might be a drawback for some users who prefer these familiar interfaces.

Headlight technology, while adequate, does not match the advanced systems found in some competitors.

The car lacks exterior lighting features, such as puddle lights or illuminated door handles, which can be an inconvenience in the dark.