Tesla's Elon Musk certainly made a bit of a spectacle in 2018 between his guest appearances on the Joe Rogan podcast and getting emotional while discussing the "production hell" experienced with the all-new Model 3 sedan. Oh, and how could we ever forget the tweet heard around the world?

Long story short, 2018 was a rough year for Tesla.

If that all wasn't enough, initial Model 3 vehicles were shipped with some rather glaring quality issues. When Munro & Associates did a tear down, the company's namesake who does this across the industry compared the build quality of the Model 3 to a Kia from the 1990s. A follow up showed the Tesla was a profitable vehicle for the electric vehicle manufacturer.

Initially, criticism was fast and furious. After a bit of time though it was chalked up to a mixture of early production vehicles and growing pains.

But, is that really the case?

An owner, Jason Fenske, recently took delivery of his own Tesla Model 3 and inspected it top-to-bottom. The end result? Numerous scratches, panel gaps and other issues.

You can see the full walkthrough in the clip below that details his findings. This got me wondering: Is this a sign of a BIGGER problem at Tesla or is Fenske simply being a bit petty? In addition: Do you wager these are largely issues that occurred at the factory or is this simply poorly trained auto transporters?

Weigh in below, Spies!

A detailed look at the build quality issues with my mid-range Tesla Model 3 including exterior scratches, paint quality issues, panel gaps, and panel placement. What quality issues did my Tesla Model 3 Mid-Range arrive with? It's been heavily reported that while Tesla has been ramping up the production quantity of Tesla Model 3's, the quality of the builds is not fully there. In this video we'll look at all of the various paint scratches on my Model 3, paint defects, and also the mismatching panel gaps on each side of the vehicle. As a control, we'll also look at the panel gaps on my Subaru Crosstrek (a vehicle that cost 1/2 the price), and see how the panel gaps compare to the Tesla at the exact same locations. All of the issues shown in this video are from how the car arrived at my house. I took delivery on November 29th, and the car went straight into my garage at 22 miles on the odometer for this video to be filmed. I had not yet driven the car before filming this video, except from taking it from the delivery truck and placing it into my garage, several hundred feet of travel. Are the flaws I show worth mentioning, or am I simply being petty? Feel free to let me know how you feel in the comments.

VIDEO: Is THIS All-new Tesla Model 3 Owner's Quality ISSUES A Sign Of BIGGER Problems Or Are They Trivial?

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