Tearing Into Tesla's Model 3

  • Published on Feb 2, 2018
  • A lot has been written about Tesla’s Model 3. But those reports mostly come from EV enthusiasts and owners. By all accounts they love the car. But so far no one with deep experience in design, engineering and manufacturing has evaluated it, at least no publicly. That’s why we were excited to get an invitation from Sandy Munro to visit his shop and take a look at a Model 3 that he’s about to test and tear down for a competitive benchmarking study. And Sandy found a number of issues that he really doesn’t like about the car, which he pointed out to Autoline’s John McElroy. Take a look.
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  • uploadthis10
    uploadthis10 Day ago

    funny what a year does to these haters,, now he loves it!!(Munro) just to make you realize that even the more experienced people in this field like Munro - took a long time to see how this car IS the most advanced and under appreciated CAR EVER BUILT PERIOD. Best in all categories bar none

  • Frank Garrett
    Frank Garrett 2 days ago

    I hope more Tesla's crash and explode. Do you know what the difference between a porcupine and a Tesla is? The prick is inside the Tesla!

  • aurelio milaor cabal

    And slightly over a year (April 2019) after this came out Sandy has become Tesla s & Elon s biggest fan . .lol -LOL-LOL-LOL-LOL.

  • Droidaimone
    Droidaimone 14 days ago

    Two other videos he is praising the car? Did he just get it here before ripping it open? The other videos he praised the design. He did note the body is overly complicated and could save a lot of money and material but praised the motor and battery design. Weird.

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  • SFB
    SFB Month ago +1

    This car and its CEO are a joke and its not zero emissions it depends on the electricity generation source in most cases that would be coal or gas fired electricity. Fanboys don't want to hear any criticisms especially of their cult leader, snake oil salesman Messiah the one who thinks hes so above everyone he can tweet shit like calling a hero the pedo guy or committing securities fraud about taking Telsa private. Elon Musk is the new Elizabeth Holmes

  • surry99
    surry99 2 months ago

    I think the model 3 will be a good purchase in several years when the base model is available for $35K and a lot of these manufacturing issues are solved.

  • Jon Hemperley
    Jon Hemperley 2 months ago

    Hmmmm... Must be something to the Model 3. It's the best selling luxury sedan in the USA for 2018. First time an American car has done so in a long time.

  • Bill  DeFalco
    Bill DeFalco 2 months ago

    Can't imagine why anyone would ever buy a car without a DIC!
    The Tesla Model 3 has No DIC (Driver Information Center) - Making this car an Accident Waiting to Happen due to Driver Distraction!
    - The FACT is, that, there is NOTHING directly in front of the driver to provide the vital information that a driver needs to safely operate the vehicle, including a Speedometer or Speed indicator, a Turn Signal Indicator, an Indicator for High Beams On, and there are No Warning Lamps or indicators to alert the driver to dangerous situations like a Brake System Failure, a Coolant System Failure, Low Tire Pressure, Icing Conditions, etc. NONE of this information is available directly ahead of the driver's view on a Tesla Model 3.
    How did the Govt allow this to happen??? (Sounds like some govt. officials have been paid off!)
    In order to access this vitally important information on a Telsa Model 3, the driver must turn their head away from the direction where the vehicle is headed and look off to the side at a flimsy flat panel screen located in the middle of the dashboard. And it gets even worse because all of the information needed is not on the main screen and as such - the driver must scroll through the screen displays to find specific information and controls - such as adjusting the speed of the cruise control. This is going to result in many accidents caused by Driver Distraction! BUYER BEWARE!!!

  • ted christ
    ted christ 2 months ago

    Where tje video of tue entire terdown. I found the interview cideo where him and tue bloomberg dude chat about it bit whees the meat and potatoes video? Typed fast on my phone smh

  • T1Oracle
    T1Oracle 2 months ago

    Old guys don't like new things. News at 11.

  • Kent Purdy
    Kent Purdy 2 months ago

    How do you find the trunk release button in the dark?

  • John Nicolson
    John Nicolson 2 months ago

    As someone without an axe to grind...only see a picture of a Tesla. These guys don't like them and it shows.

  • Noel Guerrero
    Noel Guerrero 3 months ago

    Birth pains. These reviews will only help them produce a better product depending on how they take it. That's how we do it in the corporate world.

  • Mr. Smith
    Mr. Smith 3 months ago

    I'm not a fan boy but a waste of video do it on a Ford, Dodge another video about complaining. One person restores Tesla and wonder why Tesla want let halve of them Supercharge their garbage. If you don't like the car don't buy it. Buy a Priuse and move on dang. Sounds as if Big Oil has gotten to you also.

  • philglassfan
    philglassfan 3 months ago

    Give me a made in Japan car any day. My 370Z has faultless build quality, and it was $30K.

  • Hercules Fouche
    Hercules Fouche 3 months ago

    Thank you for the constructive criticism Sandy. Elon will definitely take note. He listens to everybody especially to the people it really counts, his customers.

  • Scott
    Scott 3 months ago

    Who financed this?

  • Andres Lopez
    Andres Lopez 3 months ago

    Tesla is doing something bigger than just making electric vehicles. They're paving the way for other electric vehicles. Plus I'm pretty sure they'll learn from the flaws people point out. So you can't be mad about a vid like this. Every company needs one to improve, just like competition.

  • Kenny Chuwing
    Kenny Chuwing 3 months ago

    I don’t get why people are hating. They are merely just stating facts about the car and adding some input

  • Creativity Forever
    Creativity Forever 3 months ago

    unfortunately : old generations do not mix very well with new technology generation! New technology generations is going to advance more and more! Sorry old generations! This is going away from your hands! It is our time now! :))

  • dbltrplx
    dbltrplx 3 months ago

    Expensive piece of rubbish shit
    Only a retard would pay for this garbage

  • Mr D Brown
    Mr D Brown 3 months ago

    They can nic kick all day I still want one God willing or better still a X

  • Francisco Burgos
    Francisco Burgos 3 months ago

    I guess u guys overlooked the Tesla ejection seats in case of accidents

    BIG BOSS 3 months ago

    as a 9 year diesel tech I can see the points there making as credible. but I wish they dug deeper before making the video ie. the door rattle "I dont know what that is" that's bs take it apart find why and dont sound like a service writer.

  • Matt B
    Matt B 3 months ago

    If the car was involved in a front end crash... would the frunk deactivation not work anyway?
    I have seen other cars in crashes where the doors wouldn't open and the hood or trunk were stuck due to the crash....

  • Eric Ash
    Eric Ash 4 months ago


  • studio7
    studio7 4 months ago

    The huge screen in the tesla is a joke..worse interior of a car ive ever seen..its like a 50inch widescreen tv..l.fao...get back to dials n buttons on real cars..also car with noengine spund...terrible..no enjoyment...price..way overpriced...just shows technology isnt always better...its also a death trap if you cant get out..its a badly designed car...but rushed through because its electric...stick to chevy..

    FARISH BEAR-BOY 4 months ago


  • brian kim
    brian kim 4 months ago

    Still the best US made vehicle.

  • Amir M
    Amir M 4 months ago

    complete BS.. if Tesla doesn't suit you, who cares, it suits the other 99.9% of the buyers

  • Ahmy B
    Ahmy B 4 months ago

    Hmmm I could say that being able to stop a fire at all is better then a gas fire explosion nit picking I see

  • Derick Fleming
    Derick Fleming 4 months ago

    So you don’t remember the model A. Or when ford couldn’t figure out intermittent wipers so they stole the engineering. Sounds like they’re butt hurt over the fact it’s not there idea. They all want there hands on it

  • Tahir Wani
    Tahir Wani 4 months ago

    I hate the gaps

  • Igor Brezovic
    Igor Brezovic 4 months ago

    This is pure haters review. it's like two neanderthals kicking the PS4 with their wooden clubs...

  • Nice-oscar
    Nice-oscar 4 months ago

    Atleast it's zero emissions! That's more important than gaps and cutting cables 🤔.

  • Dennis Neftleberg
    Dennis Neftleberg 4 months ago


  • Dennis Neftleberg
    Dennis Neftleberg 4 months ago

    Gaps and misaligned and Elon is involved in rockets I smell bullshit

  • GrrMeister
    GrrMeister 4 months ago

    Wow - so glad I saw this first, hold that Model 3 order Elon I think I will go for the latest 2019 B200 CDi AMG line and end up with over £20k change. Build quality of Mercedes second to none. So OK it uses diesel fuel but at up to a genuine 72 mpg going to take me many, many years to make any savings, please can you return my deposit asap.

  • melvyn webb
    melvyn webb 4 months ago

    nit pickin

  • Utkirbek Turdiyev
    Utkirbek Turdiyev 4 months ago

    Tesla doesn't have 100 years experience, just over 10 years. But they can make the best electric cars and no other big names can't get close, just name it, Toyota, Honda, Ford, GM, Nissan. What they came up with? Leaf, Bolt, Prius?

  • Michael Gruber
    Michael Gruber 4 months ago

    Sounds like two old Fxxxx complaining. What's new. lol

  • Simon Coles
    Simon Coles 4 months ago

    this is the kind of poor engineering you can only get away with if your company is a cult - it's the same with Apple - poor products that are defended to the death by Kool-Aid swilling sheep.

  • [̲̅K̲̅]
    [̲̅K̲̅] 4 months ago

    LOL trust me, this is a BS opinion of one person. Go test drive one for yourself. It’s not a perfect car, but I can bet you it’s the best and fastest in its class. Game changer when it come to self driving. There’s a reason why Tesla owners love there cars and are huge “fanboys” of them.

  • Rambler Andy
    Rambler Andy 4 months ago

    Turns out Munro liked the Model 3 a lot in the end. And Tesla overcame their build quality issues. And they have so many customers for the car they can't build them quickly enough now.

  • Moose Knucks
    Moose Knucks 4 months ago

    Sandy has a bad case of andropause.

  • Andy Andy
    Andy Andy 4 months ago

    This old man is just looking for things to point out that are bad. Such an obvious anti tesla person it is not even worth responding to this anti tesla guy. Tesla have the top three safest cars in the world, yet he says it is unsafe.

  • S M
    S M 5 months ago +1

    Autoline "Biased Hit Piece"
    1) Find a Model 3 w/ poor fit & finish.
    2) Find every conceivable negative design flaw & highlight it.
    3) Be certain to cue the lawyers on ways to sue Tesla.
    4) Be certain not to say a single positive thing!
    5) Find nearest bank to cash the Big Checks $ from BIG OIL & ICE AUTO MANUFACTURERS!

  • swedishstile
    swedishstile 5 months ago

    The gaps on my electric focus were so inconsistent that the hood barely closed. If you haven’t seen it since the 70s you’ve been blind for a long time. Ever tried to close the trunk on an x3 without the power assist? Better get ready to hang on it. Btw, fire departments train on stuff like that for a reason. You don’t have to know where to cut, they do. And...they do.

  • Thomas C
    Thomas C 5 months ago

    There's a 'pull' where that wire is...it's a law requirement to open the hood

  • Alex Salava
    Alex Salava 5 months ago

    It's obvious these guys ultimately work for a gasoline Auto maker or multiple ones

  • BertVegas
    BertVegas 5 months ago

    Old farts

  • Victor Galindo
    Victor Galindo 5 months ago

    Anything can be improve as nothing is ever made perfect, these two guys comments are destructive, and alarmist, dont help to improve shit

  • jMGutierrez
    jMGutierrez 5 months ago +1

    Tesla the Best !!!

  • Pavol Sojak
    Pavol Sojak 5 months ago

    looking at the manual (link from some other comments) www.tesla.com/firstresponders?redirect=no there is the way to open the rear doors, or front hood. don't own Tesla just trying to understand how objective are these guys, hence the whole clip feel biased. every car maker have their own way of doing emergency mechanisms, worth to read the manual in first place.

  • Bryan Channell
    Bryan Channell 5 months ago

    Hell a used Tesla sells for more than 3 times yoyr gas car and tesla last a million miles, nobody ever did that in gas engine, its impossible

  • Bryan Channell
    Bryan Channell 5 months ago

    Tesla fan right here what have yee say about a car the kill everycar out there, #lets go gasaholes;)

  • Bryan Channell
    Bryan Channell 5 months ago

    Get into the car havee u seen the crash tests? Its the highest probability of surviving an accident in a tesla all three are top 3 safest cars out there

  • Emese Szorenyi
    Emese Szorenyi 5 months ago

    Tesla-haters are getting more and more jealous. Super fun.

  • Thomas Kallmyr
    Thomas Kallmyr 5 months ago

    conclusion-TESLA-is Moore complicated.....

  • Ramon Hernandez
    Ramon Hernandez 6 months ago

    Really. Why is everyone picking on this company. I dont own one I wish I did. But everyone talks bad about this car. Especially the older generation.

  • kevin atkinson
    kevin atkinson 6 months ago

    Seems like if the accident is of such severity cutting to remove the hood wouldn't be an issue. The access he's showing is primarily for a dead battery to access the fronk. I can't tell you how many ICE car fires i've seen that inhibit the ability to get to the mechanical release inside the vehicle. Plus in that case you not only have that issue but you have a combustion engine under the hood rather than storage.

  • Brian Kavanagh
    Brian Kavanagh 6 months ago

    In the Uk if the Fire Dept need to get the roof off they smash the windows and use big hydraulic shears to cut the roof posts, job done.

  • Al Coholic
    Al Coholic 6 months ago

    Boy, I’m glad I quit working on Tesla’s when I did.

    TRUTH SKR 6 months ago

    This is what happens when you try to change an industry. These two dinosaurs are probably from the oil lobby. This review will be laughable when electric cars are the norm.

  • verve92
    verve92 6 months ago

    You gotta be f**king kidding me. "Guess the kids don't matter." Guess not.

  • Maisonier
    Maisonier 6 months ago

    Why he didn't design some wireless charging under the car so we don't have to plug anything? just park in certain area and that's all.

  • THESocialJusticeWarrior
    THESocialJusticeWarrior 6 months ago +1

    He is a caveman looking at a spaceship.

  • Jayden Nguyen
    Jayden Nguyen 6 months ago

    Does your Buick Park Avenue go zero to sixty in three seconds?😂

  • walter harris
    walter harris 6 months ago

    These to old farts are idiots... No Clue...

  • Nick Reino
    Nick Reino 6 months ago

    Why is grandpa doing this he's just stuck in his ways how long did it take to come up with all these nitpicking crap

  • Helen Winrow
    Helen Winrow 6 months ago

    How to control the masses - make them fear. All they talked about was accident this, death that, kids don't matter etc etc. Tesla has been making cars for what? 10 years?. Please think back to the cars 10 years after the invention of the ICE. The facts are that Electric cars (not just Tesla) are coming, they are quicker, more efficient and better for the environment (mostly). Whether you like it or not. I'm sure many horse owners were outraged at the invention of the motor car but hey - no-one misses the sound of horses hooves. With some minor tweaking and improvements there will be nothing to complain about other than ooohhhhhh I don't like touch screens and I want more buttons boohooooo. If you go over any car closely there will be issues - instead of fighting back and just complaining we should be embracing and providing solutions. This is a video of two grumpy old men who are facing a new technology and judging against what is already present. Look at it from the point of view of a tech company that has decided to make cars for the last ten years - the fact that they have gotten this far should be celebrated.

  • Alexander Ruf
    Alexander Ruf 6 months ago

    Blablabla... two old men from the muppetshow. Check the 5 stars at NHTSA

  • Arnold Nymus
    Arnold Nymus 6 months ago

    5 star rating you fgts xD

  • Ash
    Ash 6 months ago

    04:26 “I guess the kids don’t matter!” Lmao Tesla is a joke and they’re going bankrupt because of Elon’s lies.

  • Lorddoritos1
    Lorddoritos1 7 months ago

    This CEO guy is two years away from being in a nursing home. Sounds like he’s having his period too.

  • crashk6
    crashk6 7 months ago

    The power actuator pop-out/jump box leads are actually for non-emergency access to replace a failed 12-volt battery, or boot a car with failed 12 volt to put it in tow mode (neutral with no brake). There are many other cars that provide similar jump points because they have 12 volt batteries that are otherwise not directly accessible. As far as accident response, the impact sensors are, depending on the type of collision, programmed to trigger all the doors to unlock and the frunk (front trunk) is supposed to pop, as well as disabling the main contactor to the traction pack in the event of said accident. If emergency services needs access to the 12 volt, or interior of the car, in a manor other than using the normal door handles and access means, then power hydraulic tools will be used to rip the car open.. just like would be done on any other vehicle involved in a crash warranting forcible access. A fireman's axe is also pretty effective at opening that hood by leveraging the pick at the latch point.. just FYI. Any new vehicle that comes out with new engineering people cite safety.. news flash, any good emergency response services are updating their training periodically. Humans, by majority, just tend to dislike things that they aren't familiar with. Thus, will go out of their way to give you a multitude of reasons why it won't work or tell you what's wrong with it based on their own arbitrary standard, which may or may not have any valid reasoning, and may or may not actually make any difference to anyone a generation after they've died off. For example when your standard 4 & 6 banger sedans moved the 12 volt battery to the trunk, or in some cases into the passenger compartment UNDER the rear seat. People cried and whinged about it, now it's fairly standard, and modern cars are still just as difficult to work on as they'd been before the change. For a genuine whinge, In one car I owned the battery was in the front bumper.. technically the "bumper cover". One had to take the front wheel off to get the battery out for replacement, and this car had a knack for killing a battery every three years without any warning that it was about to go. It SUCKED when a hit & run driver smashed the battery under the bumper leaving me stranded in -17c weather (Thanks allot Chrysler! Nice engineering.). I'd have killed to have a battery in the trunk or under the seat like the other cars had.. or even under the hood. But, in any case those cars with "alternate battery locations" were the first to have "cut points" for emergency services. Tesla isn't new in this. What Tesla is doing with model 3 which is different as far as the cut points are concerned, they have provided not one, but TWO, so if emergency services can't access the front cut point, say.. because the front of the car is wedged under the rear of a bus for example, then they can cut the back one, or vice versa. That is thoughtful design. I'd take a model 3 with the "flaws" this guy cited over the STUPID engineering in many vehicles I've owned. Tesla vehicles arn't to everyone's taste and that's fine.. I know I won't own another Chrysler.

  • philglassfan
    philglassfan 7 months ago

    An assembly line under tents? LMAO

  • Allam Omar
    Allam Omar 7 months ago

    How things change in a couple months.
    "Munro & Associates finished its teardown and analysis of the Tesla Model 3, and the results are startling. Sandy Munro, the president of the company, says his first impressions of the car kind of misled him, and that now he has to eat crow. It’s all got to do with the potential profitability of the car."

  • dforaker
    dforaker 7 months ago

    Tesla's are junk.

  • neil farnell
    neil farnell 7 months ago

    The trash talking is over the top, the issues are genuine and worth considering.

  • flomine
    flomine 7 months ago

    The software that runs the car is a bigger joke

  • Brian Molitaris
    Brian Molitaris 7 months ago

    these guys are clearly haters. lol

  • khatun 777
    khatun 777 7 months ago

    Tesla = abysmal quality, and with serious competition heating up, this "futuristic" jetsonesque junk will go the way of the dodo bird.

  • Lance Corporal
    Lance Corporal 7 months ago

    this car company should not be allowed to use Nikola Tesla's name
    Nikola Tesla was precise -> implemented inventions only after perfecting their designs
    musk's company should be renamed Edison -> now there goes a trial and error man

  • Lance Corporal
    Lance Corporal 7 months ago


  • Shawn
    Shawn 7 months ago

    So basically it's an overengineered piece of shit. Which company was it that removed the oil dipstick? Was that Audi? Fucking retards. If something works, don't ruin it! Why does opening the door need to be a process?

  • Todd R. Lockwood
    Todd R. Lockwood 7 months ago

    Amazing what a difference a few months can make. After getting under the skin of the Tesla Model 3 and tearing into its technology, Sandy Monro has done a one-eighty. After you watch this video, you'll want to watch this followup... tvclip.biz/video/pAS-yjWj9DY/video.html
    The Model 3 in this video was a very early 2017 example, likely in the first few hundred produced by Tesla. The Model 3 build quality has come a long way since then.

  • whitehope
    whitehope 7 months ago

    Tesla cars are garbage. Tesla will die and be long forgotten. They are extremely poorly built with zero quality or fit and finish. No independent automaker has been able to gain a foot hold and compete with the big three. Elon Musk has always hoped that a major automaker would scoop up tesla. Tesla has zero technology and used 18650 cells for battery packs. Once general motors is running full speed on electric vehicles tesla will be a obscurity.

  • Jeff Moore
    Jeff Moore 8 months ago

    Interesting to see

  • Cal Garian
    Cal Garian 8 months ago

    Jesus H. Christ this car is a bloody death trap. I'd rather try and kick the window out from the inside than trying to go through the fucking trunk. Thankfully I'm smart enough to never EVER get in one of these hearses. Why not go the whole nine yards Elon and make the seat belts lock and unlock electronically too.

  • Max
    Max 8 months ago

    This video should be called "Old men complain about modern technology"

  • Zeke Santamaria
    Zeke Santamaria 9 months ago

    I'll be as unbiased as I can be. The fire department complain about how to cut the car it's something new to me.. I own an Audi Q5 and I don't see even a sticker that shows how to cut the car in an emergency. The door handle is simply his preference. I don't have a problem with it and he's exaggerating if he has to use two hands to open it..
    most cars don't even have a secondary way to open the door. The M3 has an electrical button and a mechanical so you have redundancy. What else do you want? The ONLY real issue in this whole video is the QA problem with the gap. It is my understanding and based on owner's experiences that the QA issues are being solved as their production ramps up and improves. You're talking a company that was born less than 10 years ago compared to companies that are 100 years old! The funny thing is, Tesla came up with insanely beautiful cars that are destroying every other car in the market in most tests (acceleration, safety, environmental friendliness, etc, etc) and most old school companies (aka Ford, GM, BMW, etc) that have had a huge advantage experience wise, they are losing that edge to this brand new company... riddle me that!

  • Zach
    Zach 9 months ago

    The 2018 Lincoln Continental has the same door system; opening from inside. However, only the driver’s door has a manual door release; all the other doors don’t.

  • R Cabreezy
    R Cabreezy 9 months ago

    Wow look at all the salty TESLA owners downvoting this video. The truth must really be upsetting.

  • Able Lawrence
    Able Lawrence 9 months ago

    Is this a representative specimen. The fact that someone tried to get rid of this one means this was not a good one,

  • elmartillogrande
    elmartillogrande 9 months ago

    Tesla is about stock price.. like Apple they are about fanbois buying their crap because it says Tesla.. Tesla just slapped together S parts and said look Model 3.. It's an overpriced compact car poorly made..

  • Mark Mathews
    Mark Mathews 9 months ago

    these things make Jeep look like a LEXUS

  • Mat Kurth
    Mat Kurth 9 months ago

    Grumpy old men

  • spock
    spock 9 months ago

    I love Tesla, but I'll wait for them to mature as a car maker, every car maker is like this when they start. Most importantly I dont have money yet to buy a Tesla lol