Discussion in 'Hybrid, PHEV & EV Electric Cars Forum' started by tfboy, Oct 21, 2016.
So...I picked this up today
Will grab some interior pics tomorrow...the white is stunning.
If the white is yours then you could have tried to get it in the middle of the picture
Nice looking care @Desmo enjoy it!
The white leather really is fab, enjoy the car. I think your find your annual mileage going up a fair bit with these cars, they just want to be driven
What spec did you get ?
S75 with White Interior and EAP
sorry for jacking the thread a little
@gangzoom if I remember correctly, you managed to get an electric lease car from your insurance while yours was being repaired after your crash. How did you manage it?
Our Leaf needs to go in for repair after a no-fault accident, and our insurance company has told us that we won't be able to get an electric car as a replacement, and the legal arm of the company have written to us saying we won't be able claim petrol expenses from the other party as we'd be incurring these costs anyway (which we wouldn't be). I'll of course be arguing this, but we'd much rather an electric and it'd save hoping to claim back petrol expenses
@jassco I used a company called Novo Incident Management, they were great and supplied a replacement car (like for like Tesla) at my work address within 24hrs to taking over my claim, they than handled the rest of the claim giving me update nearly every day, I didn't have to do any chasing. However I think they only deal with cars in the top end of the market, but might be worth giving them a call to see if they have any other contacts.
Novo Incident Management | Tesla Insurance | Vehicle Replacement
Are Tesla still the leaders in distance compared to the competition?
My companions car which is a Honda CRV is ageing and she’s been looking around at other types of suv style cars for a while and I’ve suggested Tesla would be worth a look.
So far she’s had a quick look at Porsche and a Bentayga which was as ugly as can be and I’m not into them at all.
There’s a few S models around her way and she went and knocked at door where one was sat and the chap was very friendly and loved it but I know she likes ground clearance.
Had a look round a friends X yesterday. My companion thought it was lovely but for one thing and that was the size of it.
She has recently looked at replacing her Honda but Tesla’s seem to be the only option for long distance battery and she does love the suv 4 wheel drive vehicles.
For now (and perhaps the foreseeable short term future) I think Tesla are the only one with anything like an SUV and a decent mileage range.
Ive not seen any others either. The X was just too large for her which is a shame as she liked the interior.
The X is essentially the same size as a Bentayga, Q7, Range Rover and I've not had any issues with size on UK roads, if anything I find it easier to position the X due to the higher driving position.
I've been lucky enough to own some fantastic cars in my time, but nothing comes close to the ability of X, performance, comfort, gadgets, safety, it ticks all those boxes. It's so good I just cannot stop driving it, previously I did about 7K miles in a year, since March this year I've now covered over 11K!!
What's really amazing is our X is the cheapest/slowest version Tesla sells, I cannot imagine how much more performance the P100D version offers. I really wouldn't discount on based on size, when was the last time you saw a Range Rover 'stuck' on UK roads due to it's size? The X is pricey but no more so than the other cars you've mentioned.
It only real competition is the up and coming Jaguar iPace, it's a smaller car and should have similar performance stats/range as the X. However there is no firm pricing or delivery date. Audi is also due to produce their e-Tron SUV, but again lots of talk/concept cars but nothing you can buy or even order.
Best wait then...
If the requirement is for something no bigger than a CRV, recommending something the size of a Range Rover isn't helpful.
A bit like recommending floor standers to replace a set of book shelf speakers
She really does like the smaller suv type cars. She often uses Marlow bridge and you can’t cross that with a Range Rover now let alone an X and it’s a royal pain to go the long way round.
She might have to rethink but she’s not the best driver in the world hence why I tend to drive her now.
If you wait until next year both Jaguar and Audi are set to launch EV SUV's how good they will be is a bit up in the air though with neither having an EV out at the moment.
The X is pretty much the same size as a Q7/Range Rover, actually next to a Q7 the X looks alot less brutish. All these cars also weigh about the same around 2.5 ton with passengers, and they make a pre 2010 911 look like a kids toy car
For width issues I take our X through at 7' 2.1 meter width restriction daily with no issues, but haven't need to try a 2 meter restriction yet which would be very tight. But if your looking at cars like the Bentagya, 2 meter width is fast becoming the 'norm' in this class of car, even the Ford Edge is nearly 2 meter wide.
The iPace is a smaller car but your looking at another 12 months before customers get their cars.
Don’t get me wrong I like the X, she loved the interior but it’s too large for her.
She likes her CRV and it’s reliable but it’s a dog to drive being an auto that lacks power.
We both agreed the Tesla looks more plain Jane which is perfect. If it was smaller it would be perfect.
There’s no rush either.
That was must have been a fancy handbrake turn to get the X in the space judging by those tyre marks
Finally getting my leather seat changed in my S. Its only taken 9 months lol
Finally got some interior shots...
Loving this car
All that white leather and stitching with a toddler? You're a brave man
Or stupid...can't decide which yet
While looking at ecig batteries I came across this.
If you are into batteries it may be of interest and mentions Tesla and their factory.
Will 20700 And 21700 Battery Be More Popular Than 18650? | BASEN
that is the nice thing about leather, you can just wipe it off
Looks love that car @Desmo
First time Kia has seen the white stuff......but with summer boots on the driveway is about as much distance she'll cover today
Off the stitching?
Never had a problem with the tonnes of chocolate that melted...Nor with the puke The smell was a whole different matter though...
Couldn't help it, had to let the car spread it's wings
I see the likeness I think @gangzoom from hereon is called Ralp
Telsa ramping up Model 3 production, still estimating 2019 UK deliveries.
Tesla sends out another batch of Model 3 configuration invites
It looks lovely in white.....
Problem is so does a S......When the time comes to replace my wifes car its going to be hard to decide if to go for a new Model 3 or a used S
I suppose there are worse problems to have in life .
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