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Old 28th December 2017, 07:48 PM   #21
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Old 29th December 2017, 12:10 PM   #22
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Undoubtedly can not question the engineering and technology that goes into these, and this is one of the nicer examples i have seen but does no one else thing they just look like a mondeo??
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Old 29th December 2017, 01:28 PM   #23
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Undoubtedly can not question the engineering and technology that goes into these, and this is one of the nicer examples i have seen but does no one else thing they just look like a mondeo??
It looks nothing like a mondeo to me

The funny thing is people saying that whilst the ‘M’ car is based on the regular model

Don’t get me wrong, I can see how much better a M car looks, but to say the model S looks like a mondeo or Mazda is madness to me!

Again, each to their own though!

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Old 31st December 2017, 08:46 AM   #24
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Sorry Ste but that post highlights how much it does look like a Mondeo (with a bit of Mazda Japanese influence!).



Especially the forthcoming Mazda range.






Awesome Car but for me they need to be less American in looks.

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Old 31st December 2017, 10:31 AM   #25
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Not for me but a lovely car all the same. I donít think it looks even remotly like a mondeo but I do think that the styling is a bit bland like the mondeo. After I saw pics of yours I went searching on autotrader, Tesla used and even had a look at some YouTube vids. The biggest shock for me is having to preheat the batteries and cool down the batteries at different times. How are you finding that?
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Old 31st December 2017, 11:23 AM   #26
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Sorry Ste but that post highlights how much it does look like a Mondeo (with a bit of Mazda Japanese influence!).



Especially the forthcoming Mazda range.






Awesome Car but for me they need to be less American in looks.


Wow. Mazda have designed a lovely looking car there.
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Old 31st December 2017, 12:47 PM   #27
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I guess you knew it would divide opinion Ste mate, and I know you're OK with that, which is why I can be honest with you.

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Sorry Ste but that post highlights how much it does look like a Mondeo (with a bit of Mazda Japanese influence!).
I have to agree. I've never looked at one twice, which is primarily why I could never entertain one. No connection in looks or sound for my taste, the two things that have inspired passion in cars since a lad, both qualities I rate more highly than performance figures, too. Happy to take your word they drive well (and know you can pedal mate), but even that could never be enough to turn my opinion over the styling and lack of soundtrack and smell. Sorry mate

I totally get your reasons though. Seems a sensible solution for the mega-miles you do. And I'm genuinely pleased you're made up with it and forward-thinking enough to embrace the new technology.

I'm obviously a dinosaur: I'm still struggling with the demise of large NA engines to smaller turbo units, let alone the move to drop internal combustion altogether! So what do I know
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Old 31st December 2017, 01:43 PM   #28
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At first glance I too thought it a Mondeo, I also see the Mazda resemblance.

It’s an American car isn’t it, prbibly explans the styling?
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Old 31st December 2017, 02:45 PM   #29
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Interesting how it splits opinion, pretty much everyone who has seen mine thinks jag/Aston/Maserati. In the flash it looks nothing like that Mazda (certainly not anything like a mondeo!) that is a great looking Mazda though.

I actually think in the flesh it looks more Maserati/jag but many people have made this resemblance. Aston rapide S.



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Not for me but a lovely car all the same. I donít think it looks even remotly like a mondeo but I do think that the styling is a bit bland like the mondeo. After I saw pics of yours I went searching on autotrader, Tesla used and even had a look at some YouTube vids. The biggest shock for me is having to preheat the batteries and cool down the batteries at different times. How are you finding that?
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Old 7th February 2018, 09:37 AM   #30
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looks sweet mate, instant power
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Old 18th February 2018, 03:30 AM   #31
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Love it!, 0-60 in 3.1!.....1/4 mile in 11.5😮.....it's the future!
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Old 18th February 2018, 08:22 AM   #32
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Does look like a mondeo but lovely looking car nonetheless.

Least you didn’t get a personalised plate with a electric acronym like most Tesla drivers
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Old 18th February 2018, 07:23 PM   #33
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I think this looks superb! The tech inside looks brilliant, and with the performance it must be a great all rounder. Proberly not my cup of tea due to no soundtrack but I’ve not driven one so my opinion doesn’t count for much.

What i do know is, whilst blasting over the A4069 (black mountains), I got over taken by one of these. Had my window down anyway whilst listening to my own sound track, then a Tesla comes past and pulls away from me like I’m stood still whilst making no noise. I was baffled.

Enjoy the car buddy
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Old 20th February 2018, 01:39 PM   #34
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Brother in law in the states has one of these although it is just an 85 he got it when they had just come out and the 85 was top of the range, although now it is the bottom!

Its still pretty damn quick though.

The in gear times still make me giggle every time i drive it. Its pretty savage once rolling.

Thought I would hate it before I actually had it for a couple of weeks and its a hell of a car, i can only imagine what the 100D feels like.

I love the regenerative braking, means you almost only have to drive it with one pedal all the time apart from to come to a complete halt.

Some would say that is a bad thing, but to me it is a technological masterpiece. I really like it for what it is, if I had the money it would not be something I would buy unless I was absolutely minted and then would love one in my collection, but I love tech, instant throttle response and speed. Plus this thing is a luxury barge. Feels very solid to drive.

The Ipad dash is also brilliant, I absolutely love that. Works absolutely fantastically and never really distracted me that much really once I had set it going. Sat nav is a little late to call lane changes and turns but that’s the only negative.

I always miss the sound of an exhaust too, but one thing with the Tesla is you do not miss having to fill up every week!! That alone is worth its weight in gold.

Elon is a genius.

0-60 in 3 sec and £6 to brim it? Where do I sign?

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Old 30th March 2018, 04:21 PM   #35
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Well, a little update.

Had the car detailed, its totally immaculate now with not even a single stone chip!

I also fitted some 20mm spacers and lowered the car, as its adjustable air suspension I can still raise the car if needed

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IMG_1501 by Stephen Longfield, on Flickr

IMG_1504 by Stephen Longfield, on Flickr

IMG_1509 by Stephen Longfield, on Flickr

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Old 30th March 2018, 04:57 PM   #36
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I like the car a lot, dealership where I live and get to see the models, not leasts in their reserved parking underneath Touchwood. Build quality is there, tech as you day is mighty and performance soothing else. Can you tell me yet what it costs to run, say per month.?
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Old 30th March 2018, 05:35 PM   #37
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Great stance there...

Can't argue with that.

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Old 30th March 2018, 07:34 PM   #38
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Absolutely lovely. All you need to do is get a clean plate and it’ll finish it off nicely
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Old 31st March 2018, 08:57 AM   #39
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. Can you tell me yet what it costs to run, say per month.?
To be honest, it’s very little! I mostly try to take advantage of the free supercharger network (there is one 15miles away from me, so I just pull up on the way home and do a few emails etc as i’d need to do them at home anyway)

I generally stay for 30mins - 1hour determined by how much work I’m needing to do, I don’t stay longer than I need for the work, I just treat it as a free top up.

When I charge at home it’s 8p a kw (economy 7 tariff) so £6.80 if the cars battery was completely flat, which obviously it never is. So generally more like £5.80 if I get home with 20% battery.

I went to Scotland for 5 days a month or so ago and did 1200miles, it didn’t cost me a penny in fuel/electric

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Old 31st March 2018, 09:08 AM   #40
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With the changes that looks stunning
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