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Tesla Model 3

Discussion in 'Motors' started by wildest_jjk, May 13, 2015.

  1. b0rn2sk8

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003

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    Even then 60kw @ 30% is low. I can only suggest the battery was cold or there was an anomaly with the charger/handshake.

    I’ve seen people cure slow charging speeds by swapping to a different plug if the speed doesn’t ramp up on a warm battery.
     
  2. Maccapacca

    Tea

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    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Is there any comparison sites for leases on these about? There's so many companies offering leases I'm lost :):p
     
  3. PCM2

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    Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Leasing.com.

    Compares most of the leasing deals (PCH). Certainly the more popular ones, but I think it misses a few out.
     
  4. Maccapacca

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    Thanks, looking at the model x but it's twice the money :eek:
     
  5. Russinating

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol

    Yeah it's difficult to justify isn't it. Shame the Model Y isn't out most likely for another couple of years here.
     
  6. Kemik

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    Location: Widnes

    Octopus EV were doing the best deals when the M3 come out but I know the actual leasing company they used reworked the numbers after everyone initially ordered. Maybe try them?
     
  7. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Saw my first testa cab yesterday (local town they are very distinct, black with yellow on them). Was a model S
    I guess the low running costs make it worthwhile.

    I guess if a cabbie can make it work the rest of us should be able to
     
  8. Felix

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  9. bimbleuk

    Wise Guy

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    Did you still have any pips on regen as I did a test to the nearest supercharger to me and even after 20-30 mins of pre-conditioning it didn't get enough to heat to charge quickly. The battery was stoen cold though which didn't help.
     
  10. bimbleuk

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Gloucestershire

    Probably the first time yesterday I was really glad to have upgraded from my previous i3. Got to work and realised I had forgotten my office door keys! Colleague was in London so I had to turn around and go home again. In the i3 with a 100% charge I would have been struggling but in the SR+ I was able to do the double journey from 70% down to 17% and no thought to restricting my speed down the dual carriageway.

    Battery seemed particularly cold on the way back with a snow symbol for most of the journey and I did get the message pop-up below when I stopped at a supermarket on the way back.

    Worst case I could have sat in the car park and used one of the four free 7kw chargers that were available.

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  11. daz

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    Where is everyone getting insurance from?

    Lowest quote I've had so far for a M3P is £1100 and that's with 10 years no claims, no points, car kept on driveway, which is surprisingly high I thought.
     
  12. bimbleuk

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    GoCompare came back with £692.00 from LV who coincidentally insure my current SR+ (£450).

    There's a few things that can have affect such as job description, 2nd car and named drivers that can reduce the premium which I didn't play with. Definitely worth speaking to LV as they do a specific EV policy and might be able to tweak the policy.

    Repairs can be high or delayed so the screen cover and excess can be quite high for Tesla cars. That doesn't help the premium.
     
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  13. Maccapacca

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  14. Kemik

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    Replacing the plates on mine now that I'm assigning a private reg. How have you guys done it? Seen some stuck on plates but not sure they're legal. I was thinking of taking off the front holder and sticking it to the plastic frame behind, then for the back I might take the whole frame off and stick it directly to the paint.
     
  15. Russinating

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    Don't forget postcode! £776 is the cheapest quote that came back via Confused.com (with Bell), and £912 was the cheapest via Compare The Market (with Churchill) for an SR+. Not seen that much difference between two comparison sites before.
     
  16. bimbleuk

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    Well this is a really neat solution for those in the US that like to remove the front plate in states that don't require it. Needs to be shortened though for a UK plate unfortunately. Nice to see a good use of 3D printing.

    https://livingtesla.com/shop/snapplate/

    I've had a "Show Plate" stuck on the front of my RX7 for years and never been pulled over for it. Admittedly I don't do lots of miles in it.
     
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  17. jpaul

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    that' a big £5K premium for self drive, or, is that par for the course, that options, are billed directly on a PCP; don't they think it/SD would help the 2nd hand value ?
     
  18. jamoor

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    I wouldn't pay £5k for the self drive, certainly not on a PCP
    Its a promise for the future and we have no idea when we will see it.
     
  19. Kemik

    Mobster

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    Location: Widnes

    The FSD option adds the full cost over the life of PCP. The end value of the car is the same with or without FSD so it just increases your loan amount. They don't care if the actual resale value will be different in reality.
     
  20. bimbleuk

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    So I received the latest software update early this morning (v2019.40.1.1). Perfect timing for a wet drizzly rain on the way to work and .....

    They only flippin work now in variable rain! Much better than before as I only hovered once on the way to work and did manually force a wipe just before parking to clear the screen completely.

    ***EDIT I was wrong it was 2019.36.2.4
     
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