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Anyone own a Tesla?
#1
Seriously contemplating a Tesla Model 3 to replace my 14 year old daily driver / work commuter.
 
I’m starting to really like the idea of owning one, but I still feel like a bit of an early adopter.
 
Anyone else have one, care to share your experiences (good or bad)?
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#2
I’m driving a Model S since three years and 70.000 km and still enjoy it. After all it’s powered by around 6500 lovely 18650 cells Big Grin
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#3
How was your experience with any service or maintenance items during that timeframe?
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#4
Not a Tesla owner, but a very fresh owner of a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Bought 60% off from new for USD 17.5k (EUR 15.7k) and very happy with all aspects of it: Eco / size / comfort / cost / serviceability.

Battery has ca 90% capacity left, which limits real world range to "just" 45km, but that's plenty for me, since I rarely drive more than 20km between recharges. And I always have the gasoline engine as backup. Heating is an issue... let's see if I survive winter with just the seat heater.

I'm sure all Teslas are wonderful, but none of them really appeal to me due to the cost, size and shape. Perhaps the Model Y, if it's a proper hatchback and become available cheaply on the used market.
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#5
Not a Tesla owner, a Kona EV owner.
Just ticked over 12,000km in 3 months, 85% charge direct from solar with a Zappi charger.

3 months, fully electric 3 person house including hot water, 10kW solar PV, 5kW export limit, 10,000km, Au$220 power bill.

Go for it, you won’t regret it.
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(11-12-2019, 05:27 AM)ajw22 Wrote: Not a Tesla owner, but a very fresh owner of a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.  Bought 60% off from new for USD 17.5k (EUR 15.7k) and very happy with all aspects of it: Eco / size / comfort / cost / serviceability.

Battery has ca 90% capacity left, which limits real world range to "just" 45km, but that's plenty for me, since I rarely drive more than 20km between recharges.  And I always have the gasoline engine as backup.  Heating is an issue... let's see if I survive winter with just the seat heater.

I'm sure all Teslas are wonderful, but none of them really appeal to me due to the cost, size and shape.  Perhaps the Model Y, if it's a proper hatchback and become available cheaply on the used market.


I wish I could get away with that. Just 45km?  That is 27 miles... I couldn't even use that.

For work the longest distance I have to travel about 240 miles / 386 km round trip.  I would need to be able to do that in a single charge.
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#7
I have owned a Tesla Model S (85D) for almost 3 years. I would NEVER go back to driving an ICE car. My wife drives a Nissan Leaf, which is great for a run-about-town car, but we do all our long journeys in the Tesla. It's an absolute dream to drive - very 'techy'. You will find Tesla drivers that rave about the service centres, and also some who say they are terrible (just like most models, I suppose). Personally, I only have praise for the few times I have had to visit a service centre during my ownership. Tesla as a company still have a lot to learn from established car manufacturers, but in some areas, they are absolutely streets ahead - not least of all in their innovative approach to over-the-air software updates. The car I drive today is better in several ways to the one I bought 3 years ago - even though it's the same car!
Go ahead and get the model 3 - you won't regret it! (My son has recently taken delivery of his brand new model 3 and raves about it)
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#8
I appreciate that feedback. The Model S is very nice… would be my top choice if it was my only car. I still own an ICE truck & SUV which I have no plans to sell as they fulfill other roles the Tesla can’t. This would be a replacement for my Acura TL sedan which is really showing its age now and is my primary commuter.

I was driving around last weekend in a Model 3 and really liked it. I think the long range model would be a good middle ground for me… I don’t really care THAT much about the performance, but I wasn’t really blown away by the torque of the standard range either.

I still feel like I should wait… if they come out with a worthy EV truck I would be all over it.
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#9
Have you looked at the Rivian? EV truck Or the Altis https://www.atlismotorvehicles.com/xt-truck
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(11-12-2019, 08:31 PM)jdeadman Wrote: Have you looked at the Rivian?  EV truck  Or the Altis  https://www.atlismotorvehicles.com/xt-truck

I was just thinking (on this thread) that "I want electric truck or SUV w/awd, 7,000lb towing - rather than a car".   The link above looks great except they are not actually shipping ...    And further, I'd prefer to buy a used one for less $ - but we need new ones first so they can become used Smile
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