Anyone else with a Tesla ?

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  1. Desmo

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    Second referral car now showing as delivered [emoji51]
     
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    did you ever find out about where the referrals had come from, or decided to just keep quiet and enjoy the rewards?
     
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    Sounds like a friendly salesman, think you may owe him a bottle of something.
     
  4. Desmo

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    I think a friendly salesman too. I was going to ask him next time we talk, didn’t want to mention it in email/text in case it’s not something they are meant to do.
     
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    Let sleeping dogs lie Desmo. If the salesman mentions it, acknowledge it.
     
  6. Desmo

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    Yeah, maybe :)
     
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    Just taken delivery of our replacement X....Looks fab in pearl white!!

    Let us know when your order goes in ;).

    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh cock, you bastard :p

    Yes I think it looks really nice in white. A stunning looking vehicle, only a little bit envious :) Enjoy!
     
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    Sounds like you're very well sorted there. I have to say that I'd not considered the 32A blue industrial style socket, but given that I'm going to be limited by my single phase mains, there seems little advantage in paying for a dedicated charger when the charge rate will be no higher with a Tesla charger than a 32A socket. Now at one of my regular clients, they have 3-phase so it might be worth using a Tesla charger there as that not only uses very cheap power but also the higher charge rate. Sadly my home is the only location I go to regularly with my work that doesn't have 3-phase power.

    Thanks for the tip, had no idea Novo acted as a claims handling service even if you didn't insure with them. I certainly have to shop around looking at this. Thanks for the tip!

    Best wishes,

    David
     
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    I have been looking at Pod Point and their charger does look to have a good price especially with the OLEV grant. Been doing a little research and 32A is the limit I can charge at, So i'll look at this and compare it with the cost of installing a 32A socket outside my home, might be the cheapest way to go for me.

    Thanks for the tip, I didn't know this was the other side of Novo's business. I think a bit of shopping around is demanded to get a good deal. Thanks for the heads up.

    Best wishes,

    David
     
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    Got an invite to go to the Tesla electric truck reveal event in October, sadly 0% chance of me going as we have just got back from NewYork :(

    Anyone who thinks they might be in the area and interested let me know and I'll see if the invite is transferable.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Tesla originally said the X would be out in 2015, we got ours only a few month ago.

    Anyone who have actually followed Tesla product development will be familiar with the concept that 'Tesla time' has little correlation with human time :).

    First RHD Model 3 will be with us late 2019/early 2020.
     
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    So about 2022 then? :D
     
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    “Your Tesla has been built and is in transit from our Fremont factory to the port within the United States.” :)
     
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    Tesla is definitely off the table for me :(

    When I drove a model S I loved it. Whe the model X was announced it was a case of that is the one. But then time ticked on and we had to order something else. Then saw the model X and for us the looks just don’t do it...

    Anyway had a drive as a passenger in a taxi model S on Wednesday. Oh dear oh dear. Both my eldest daughter and wife both complained about their heads touching the ceiling in the car in the back. And to be fair on them they did. And then when I wasn’t driving, I was in the front, the passenger seat was at it lowest setting I was so close to the ceiling as well that wasn’t funny. And the seat is not unsupportive. The taxi drivers went for it, and the surge is just brilliant, but in fast corners I was sliding around everywhere with no support from the sides.

    That car had done 356K Km and not a creak, very impressive. But the interior with the five of us in there felt not big enough both side ways and most notably height ways...

    I never checked it out before, but a ride with the family has taken that off the table. I was more comfortable in the back of a Porsche Panemera which is even lower down (well visually it looks it). I was very surprised by that.

    PS. And no the Model X is just not an option....I’ll have to get a divorce before that is allowed in our household.
     
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    The Model 3 with glass roof I believe can sit people at 6ft 2” comfortably.
     
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    @dejongj The rear space in the S seems small because of the high floor due to battery pack. When we sat in the back with a baby seat inplace it seemed barely any bigger than our Lexus IS and thats a much smaller car on the outside.

    The X is a different story, because of the high rider height and moon roof/panoramic windscreen it feels more like sitting in business class seat than driving a car.

    Infact the third row passenger probably has the most leg room/space, add in aircon, privacy glass, all the music you want via Spotify its probably a more comfortable place to work than some peoples desks in a office!!

    Shame your not allowed the X, as a family car it really works well....also a good place to chill away from the chaos of kids ;).

    [​IMG]
     
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    Luckily the wife and I are both midgets [emoji51]

    My car should be in Rotterdam on Monday.
     
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    Don’t do it unless you’re ready to order [emoji23]
     
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    Desmo is right, it's hard not to buy one after a test drive if you are able to afford one, even if it means employing some serious man maths!
     
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    I'd like to reiterate what both Desmo & Xafier said, they are very compelling cars. I went in to look at one for a colleague of mine with only a vague idea that I wanted to change my car in August, I now have a Model 'S' on my driveway at home. Once you get a taste of that power delivery and how the car looks after you on the road (utterly ruins you might be a better term) then if it is within financial reach, you will want one.

    Enjoy the test drive.

    Best wishes,

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    Pickup date... 27th [emoji41]
     
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    Tesla customers service just called.

    Test drive of the X booked for the other Newcastle event on 15 December

    Judging from the replies, I'm getting myself into trouble! [emoji5]
     
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    Home charger being installed on Thursday next week. Went with PodPoint in the end after looking around a little.
     
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    Cleaned the car today.......It may not make any V8 rumble, or spit fire from the exhaust, but am not sure if I would want to get in it's way!!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Couldn't resist snapping this shot on the way to work today, just ticked over 10K miles covered in various Tesla's since March.

    People moan about EVs having no connection with the drivers, I say rubbish, I love ours more than any of my previous combustion cars, just cannot stop driving the thing :love:.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Young love... :love:

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