2013 Tesla Model S Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Tesla

image2013 Tesla Model S Long-Term Road Test

With a car this expensive, even putting on the license plate bracket is a job for a pro.

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  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    Three years in and so far I still haven't been busted for no front plates on my Miata. I'm thinking of giving in and getting it installed before it is a problem, but I like having one little gesture of sticking it to the California Man. Take that Governor Moonbeam!
  • schen72schen72 Member Posts: 433
    I don't have a front plate on either of my cars. Never been busted for it. Even if I do get busted, it's just a few bucks, so who cares.
  • throwbackthrowback Member Posts: 445
    "The service center is only accessible down a tight alley.."

    Are they trying to discourage owners from coming in for service? That seems like a poorly planned location.
  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    I'd imagine if you were to ask Tesla about cars coming in for service they'd insist, in a shrieking, paranoid voice, that no Tesla ever needed service and such rumors are a deliberate attempt to take them down.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    Just make sure the front plate mount doesn't block to tow hook cover.
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    @fordson1 "Just make sure the front plate mount doesn't block to tow hook cover." ROFLMAO!! Man, that's cold.:)
  • zhangrenhouzhangrenhou Member Posts: 79
    You could probably find some very nice aftermarket license plate frames somewhere online.
  • yaymx5_yaymx5_ Member Posts: 49
    @fordson1 I've been running around with my front plate ziptied to the front of my Miata for the last couple of years. :)
  • socalripsocalrip Member Posts: 1
    When we picked up our Model S at the Hawthorne design center, the Tesla delivery specialist suggested the zip-tie approach as an alternative to drilling through the front bumper. I zip tied the frame to the lower grill section and then screwed on the license plate. Working like a champ thus far.
  • mayhemmmayhemm Member Posts: 6
    Is there a bridge in that picture? Because the trolls are out in force today...
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