How does the interior of a Tesla age after 150,000 km?

Should we expect wear problems with a Tesla Model 3 used daily for many years and with a lot of mileage? Even with a white interior, the balance sheet looks very positive.

Tesla-branded models suffered from a poor reputation for build quality and finish during the brand’s early years. If the Californian manufacturer continues to fail with poor rankings in studies carried out by brand reliability specialists, it is clear that Tesla has made great progress since the beginning of the 2010s.

The video below also proves that the ideas received on this poor quality of Tesla are not necessarily verified in reality. It indeed shows a Tesla Model 3 used daily by its owner (who also owns a dog). The latter takes stock of the wear and quality of his car after 100,000 miles added to the counter, a little over 160,000 kilometers all the same. And despite the presence of a white upholstery reputed to be dirtier, the American electric sedan is doing well.

Good resistance over time

The white fake leather, which one could have imagined to be very messy, indeed retains excellent condition after all these kilometres. Same remark for the bodywork even if the use of a protective film necessarily helps in this case. In fact, it is rather the black faux leather parts present on the inside of the doors and the dashboard that show the biggest signs of wear. But nothing too surprising: in an Audi or a Mercedes with this kind of mileage and with the same use, you will inevitably find wear marks of the same kind on certain parts of the interior.

Leave a Comment