Anyone else with a Tesla ?

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  1. gangzoom

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    Current owners get a set number of referrals to give out, 5. Each one gets a little award from Tesla. Ranges from a small toy electric car for kids all the way to an invite to the next product launch.

    Feel free to use mine if you wish, am one away from the invite :).

    My Tesla Referral Code gang8751
     
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    Got it in my diary to pop down to Bluewater Tesla in a couple of weeks time :)

    Going to take a look, ask a few questions and go from there.

    Anybody know if they offer extended test drives? I'd really like to pop one through my garage doors before ordering. It's going to be a tight squeeze but measurements say it's doable. Once inside there's plenty of room.
     
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    I believe they do?

    Not much point though, if you take it for a test drive you'll be ordering one the next day anyway...
     
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    And possibly a bigger garage :p
     
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    Is it a double garage, because with an RSJ and a bit of magic you can make one big opening :)
     
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    Its down to @Desmo :)

    I'm ok, our main one is 14 foot wide with a nice Hormann sectional door...
     
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    It's a single garage with standard door....takes my A7 OK and the S is just 5cm wider. It will go through OK and once inside it's fine to get in/out and open doors but I'd still rather try it just to make sure.
     
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    Fully agree, and not just for that. I think it is also good to test drive a vehicle on the roads that you are very familiar with, and perhaps even do your usual commute or school run etc...
     
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    Agree. Bluewater is only 50 minutes from me so an afternoon loan would be enough to get back home, try the garage, go for a spin around familiar roads and drop the car back again.
     
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    Let us know what you end up ordering :D
     
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    Was on the last page....99% sure it will be an S75 in Blue. Just waiting on my accountant to confirm some figures for me.
     
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    Getting an extended test drive will need some sweet talking to the delivery specialist. Should be doable and if your serious about the order am sure they can arrange something.

    I park our X in the garage, the reversing camera and car sensors make it surprisingly easy to manvour in tightspaces.
     
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    Well I've got the £1k deposit on the Model 3 so I'd like to think they know I'm fairly serious.

    I don't even mind if it's an older model with larger/smaller battery. As long as the feel of the drive is similar and it's the same size I'm not that bothered.
     
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    Used Model S prices are finally starting to fall after been stuck at the £50-60K mark for the last 12-18 months.

    The first sub <£40K 85S cars is now on the Tesla 'approved' used car site. The approved cars come with 4 years and 50K warranty (same warranty as the brand new cars), and remainder of the original 8 year warranty on the battery/motor (so 5 years left to run on all current UK cars).

    The battery packs on these cars are currently projected to last 500K+ miles before charge drops to 80% due to degradation, so a car with sub 50K on the clock has lots of life left.

    Range/speed is the same/more than the base Model 3, it's also bigger inside.

    I'm keeping half an eye on the price of the P85D S (3.5 second 0-60 time), once they fall to £40-45K mark I'll find it very hard to pass one over for a brand new Model 3!!!......Not sure my wife will enjoy the 'insane' mode quite as much as me though.
     
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    I'm booked in for my test drive next Saturday. Hoping I can sweet talk them in to an extended drive after that.
     
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    Been in Edinburgh on a stag do this weekend and managed to visit their store before heading off. First time I've seen the car up close and more than happy with what I've seen.

    They were really helpful and friendly despite me pointing out there was zero chance of me buying from them, the guy still showed me around the car, pointing out features and options.
     
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    I presume you got lots of stick for going a car dealer on a stag do...especially an electric car :laugh:
     
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    It was at the end when everybody was heading off home [emoji16]
     
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    Wow....what a car [emoji51]

    Don't have time for an in depth driving review but it's pretty epic. So so different from what I was expecting.

    I've got a 100D until Monday so plenty of time to test it out, check the garage fitment and get a good feel for the car.

    Currently sitting at my nearest supercharger (20 minutes from my house) and pulling a good charge to keep me going for the weekend.

    Looks like my order will be going in on Tuesday when I'm back in the office [emoji4]
     
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    @Desmo Once you start doing man maths on a Tesla is really is When you order not it :)

    As @xafier will you tell the wait agonising once you have ordered, even though am current in a loaner Tesla I still cannot wait for our own one to arrive :).

    We're off to Blenheimpalace classic car show tomrrow....the star attraction for me will be the Tesla stand (EV section of the show). So a we are driving 80 miles in a Tesla to go and see more Tesla's

    Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport
     
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    Looking forward to your impatience @Desmo! My wait is nearly over as I collect mine on Monday, it has been a painful 3 months!!

    Hope you enjoy your cheeky Tesla weekend affair :D
     
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    Just been watching an old top gear episode from about 10 years ago when they tested the Tesla based on the Elise , how things have changed lol , the episode is the one with Tom Jones in it if you can find it to watch , it's worth a look for a laugh especially the end when May tests the hydrogen powered Honda [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]
     
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    I saw that, they were so enthusiastic about the future of hydrogen and so dismissive of batteries, how wrong they were... :laugh:
     
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    Did 170 miles yesterday in the X, nearly all dual carriageway/M way spent most of the time In the overtaking lanes, stuck on M1 at one point for 1 hr due to cows in the road, and caught some MotoGP traffic the way back.

    In total spent over 4.5hrs on the road, the X behaved amazingly, and showed just how important 200 miles of real life range is. If I had driven at the same speed in my old Leaf we would have to stop to charge at two/three times (any speed over 60mph drops the range on the Leaf), where as the Tesla arrived home with plenty of range left in the battery :)

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    The reason for the trip was a classic car show. Tesla had a stand at the show and it was really good to see the contrast between the past and present. To me anyways the Tesla Model S looks just as ground breaking as the E Type Jag.

    It really is remakable our 170 mile trip was done without any sound of a combustion engine, and Autopilot did a huge chunk of the 'driving', prehapes even more remarkable is the fact our Model X wasn't the product of Ford/Mercedes etc whom all have been building cars forever but from a company that barely existed 10 years ago.

    The rest of the car industry have ALOT of catching up to do, and the sooner they all leave the combustion engine where is belongs- in classic car shows and museums, the better.

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    Ooh, nice photo :thumbsup:

    As you say, the others all need to get that magic real 200 mile range under their belts. Only then will the EV industry really take off.
     
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    Collected my Tesla this morning from Tesla Leeds. Couldn't be more happier!

    Such a grin on my face today which was made even bigger the first time I got to boot it on a dual carriageway after going around a roundabout :D

    Honestly don't think I could ever go back to driving an ICE vehicle after having one of these, that instant power in silence is so addictive! Cruising on the motorway is an absolute dream too, I am really looking forward to our trip to Scotland in a few weeks time!

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    Those Tesla tinted specs really do work, it seems.

    The Tesla could be any 5 door family car from the past 10 years, really. Designed for low drag, so the shape is very similar to everything else out there.
     
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    Looks nice in that blue...
     
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    Maybe that's what he means, it's ground breaking because it wasn't trying to look quirky :devil:
     

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