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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 12:32
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Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
Is this where we find out that he had an unhappy upbringing and has turned to non-prescription pharmaceuticals to ease the pain?
Maybe how it ties in with his "pedo guy" statements?

Seriously though, his actions seem to be becoming more and more erratic.
I hope his friends are keeping an eye on him.
If I was working 120hrs a week, week after week, I think I would be erratic too at some point.


(his claim, not mine)
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 13:02
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Originally Posted by ehwatezedoing View Post

If I was working 120hrs a week, week after week, I think I would be erratic too at some point.
(his claim, not mine)
And yet he had time to fly to Thailand?

Is appearing on TV with a joint in your mitt still working?
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Old 8th Dec 2018, 19:35
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Resurrecting this thread in the hope of getting some advice.

I'm very seriously thinking about spending an unexpected windfall on a Tesla Model S, probably a 2 year old one. I've read all I can about the pros and cons, and the posts in this thread from Tesla owners. I have to admit that I've lusted after one for some time, and now find myself in the position of being able to buy one, plus I'm getting to the age when this may well be my last chance to own a performance car and really be able to enjoy it.

Happy to have the Tesla haters try to talk me out of this decision, but I'd rather have some "warts and all" ownership advice from those who have experience of owning/driving a Model S, if possible.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 09:40
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Porsche, Mercedes, BMW an other luxury makers want in on the action and 2019 is looking to be interesting with these kinds of e-sports car developments.
While I do like the Tesla Model S its looks are starting to date. I can understand why Teslas started off at a premium price but I don't understand why e-cars from established manufacturers need to be so expensive when there is bugger all moving parts in them. Sure software development is traditionally an expensive financial endeavour, but can you imagine when this technology is fully defined how cheap these cars will be to produce.

I suggest you rent one for a month or so first and see how it grows on you. Good luck.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 10:09
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but I'd rather have some "warts and all" ownership advice
Think you need to contact M.Mouse of this Parish who I'm pretty certain runs one.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 10:20
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Thanks all, off to see two Teslas that are for sale reasonably nearby this week, and will try and see if I can either arrange an extended test drive, or perhaps hire one for a couple of days. I don't think it's the sort of car that I could make a buying decision on without a fairly lengthy test drive, just because there is so much about the car that is radically different to other cars, and probably takes some getting used to. The cars I'm planning to see are both two year old Model Ss, both with autopilot enabled and the 75 kWh battery. My only slight reservation is that the Model S is quite a big car, bigger than I really need if I'm honest. A Model 3 would have been a better fit for my requirement, but that seems a long way off, in terms of cars being available here in the UK.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 10:53
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I would ask around for repair facilities, spare parts availability and so on.
Here in Norway where they sell Teslas in large numbers experiences are mixed with cars waiting months for parts and repairs. Don't know about UK.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 18:38
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I read several articles recommending that if you wanted an electric car, it would be wise to lease rather than buy. The technology is advancing so fast that the resale value drops off a cliff after a couple years.
Probably not an option if you're buying used - especially private party. Then again, maybe the used ones you're looking at have already taken that big depreciation hit.

BTW, had an interesting experience a few months ago while driving back from Colorado. Right after entering Utah, I spotted a reader board advising that the route I was planning to take was closed due to a wildfire. I quickly checked the UDOT app on my phone and it listed the alternate route - a 100 mile detour. Now, not a problem for me - I had a ~500 mile range on my tank of gasoline. BUT, if I'd been in an electric vehicle it would have been a different story. The last charger had been in Colorado with the next charger ~200 miles away in Utah, except that was along the route that was closed. The detour route had no chargers - heck, most of it didn't have any electricity of any sort - or gas stations for that matter - just those road signs that say 'next services 120 miles'. If was driving an electric car I'd likely have had to simply head back to civilization and wait the two days it took them to put out the fire...
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Old 11th Dec 2018, 02:43
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Maybe they should put one of these For Emergency next to the spare tyre.
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 21:32
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 21:54
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 12:17
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Tesla showroom fire.
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