Review, Feedback, Build Quality Issues, Oh My
What makes one Tesla Model S Plaid video review better than another? It really depends on what you are looking for. However, after watching way too much stuff, we are exhausted. There really is little you can say, reveal, share, and show off before one video begins to blend in with all the others. However, this latest review of Ryan Shaw’s Model S is a real cut above most of the competition.
A few months ago, Shaw produced and posted a Model S Plaid “First Impressions” video, along with a “hands-on” preview. Both were well done, as expected. This latest Shaw Plaid video is basically a follow-up to those videos, although it’s longer, much more in-depth, and most importantly, a lot of fun to watch.
Interestingly, like pretty much all of us, Shaw doesn’t actually own an S Plaid model. Instead, he rented the Tesla from Turo for a few days. During this time he took people for walks and did a thorough review of the car, detailing the features, driving impressions, some annoying things about the car, build quality issues, etc.
Shaw is impressed with the car as a whole, which is basically what we’ve heard from almost everyone. He plans to buy one eventually, but he’s not happy that he’s now seen three Model S Plaid sedans with significant issues.
He talks about one of the worst Tesla paint jobs he’s ever seen, exposed screws behind the side mirrors and a loose button on the tailgate, to name a few. Shaw makes it clear that while early series of new cars often have problems, especially Tesla vehicles, no car should be delivered in such condition. When we talk about $ 130,000, that is quite simply unacceptable.
Take a look at Shaw’s review of the S Plaid model and let us know what you think. Do you have a favorite Model S Plaid video review? Maybe there is one we should add to our list to cover. The Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) review was well worth watching. We were also pleasantly surprised by Doug DeMuro’s reactions to the Plaid’s ridiculous acceleration, which you can check out by following the related link above.