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Tesla Model Y

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Chris344, 24 Nov 2021.

  1. Chris344

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    Just thought I’d open a new thread given the Model Y has now been released over here in the UK with the first deliveries due early 2022.

    Anyone placed an order?
     
  2. wolfie138

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    it's about $60k in the US apparently, so i'll be placing an order sometime around never.
     
  3. Jez

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    For comparison purposes its $64900 for the Model Y Long Range on the road in Austin for example, with taxes and registration. Would be a bit more in some places and a bit less in others.

    These look superb as a 2nd car, but at the price they are there is no way i'll be ordering one.
     
  4. Jonnycoupe

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  5. Dave

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    Location: Sacramento, CA, USA

    Rented a Model Y this year as a test drive, thought it was very competent but prices have come up quite a bit in the past year (with the rest of the car industry). Easily got 300 miles into a full charge which was good for us as we often do ~200 mile round trips and plenty of storage. It feels a lot bigger than expected as there is room everywhere to store things, plenty of leg room in the back too. We're looking to get one but prices and inventory are bad at the moment, I think ordering here in California gives delivery time around June next year at the moment!
     
  6. Chris344

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    There’s a huge factory opening soon in Germany so that should improve on the lead times for most of Europe.

    Looking forward to seeing them on the roads in the UK.
     
  7. sovietspybob

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    Seems a shame they're not offering the standard range + like in the M3 especially as they're making it in RHD for the HK market from what i can tell. Maybe they'll do it later down the line and it's a ploy to get the most profit to start with by only offering the higher models, in the UK i'd much rather have a 260ish mile range and save 6-8k.
     
  8. Jonnycoupe

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    Always the same with product laugh, higher feature/product to make more margin to get money from the early buyers and stabilise revenue whilst still ramping up volume. Hence “first edition” type specs have come very popular.
     
  9. Abyss

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    I placed an order the week they released the ordering back in October. Love the model 3 but it isn't practical enough to be the main family car and too expensive to be a second car so I held out until the Y was released.

    I've gone for the long range in blue, everything else standard. Given the UKs obsession with SUVs / crossovers I'm hoping residuals will be very good. My round trip to the office is also 220 miles with free charging when I get there so should significantly reduce my fuel bill!

    I did consider also putting a deposit down on the cybertruck but I'm not convinced it'll ever actually reach the UK.
     
  10. Cyber-Mav

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    cybertruck is where its at!!!!
     
  11. jpaul

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    maybe that will herald the ones with the (to be desired for residuals/handling?) structural batteries too, earlier discussion V

    e: https://thedriven.io/2021/11/04/tes...4680-batteries-with-deliveries-to-giga-texas/
    lol video of texas tesla building site
     
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  12. b0rn2sk8

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    I doubt RHD will come from Berlin initially. I think LHD will move from Shanghai to Berlin and we will then get RHD from Shanghai where it’s already being produced for other markets and the U.K.
     
  13. Jonnycoupe

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    That’s a first, a quote appearing from another thread several months ago.
     
  14. Chris344

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    I’ve placed an order, not sure how long delivery will be. Hoping there’s a few shipments with MY’s early next year.
     
  15. thewanted

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    I have a grey LR on order. Really hoping that it arrives by the end of March, if not sooner.

    Someone on Twitter claims to have received a VIN already from the US factory (which definitely won’t be producing RHD cars), but I think it’s BS or a system glitch.

    https://twitter.com/tomhollings/status/1464198554080137216?s=21
     
  16. b0rn2sk8

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    ‘This tweet has been deleted’

    probably not then!
     
  17. Chris344

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    Yep. Exactly.
     
  18. Chris344

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    I’ve ordered a white with standard spec. I do like the black 20”s but the reports of then harsh ride are off putting so stayed with the standard 19”s.
     
  19. thewanted

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    Some very nice improvements have been discovered in the MYP for the Chinese market:
    1. AMD graphics SoC card replacing Intel Atom for infotainment

    2. 16V lithium-ion auxiliary battery replaces 12V lead acid battery

    3. Double laminated glass on the rear windows as well as the front windows
    https://insideevs.com/news/550716/china-tesla-modely-performance-tech/
     
  20. Rroff

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    Hate the look of it - gimme a Navara in (wide body) Predator body kit https://youtu.be/6heEWf7yGUY?t=24 with an EV though I'd be all over it.

    Sadly would cost £££ to do though - the n-guard edition is currently ~38K inc. VAT, Predator makeover about 3 grand for the bits I'd want then ~100K for the EV conversion.
     
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