Something a little different!

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  1. 28 Dec 2017 at 7:48 PM #21
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  2. 29 Dec 2017 at 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??
     
  3. 29 Dec 2017 at 1:28 PM #23
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    It looks nothing like a mondeo to me :roflmao:

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

    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! :thumbsup:

    Comparison.....

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  4. 31 Dec 2017 at 8:46 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!).

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    Especially the forthcoming Mazda range.



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    Awesome Car but for me they need to be less American in looks.
     
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  5. 31 Dec 2017 at 10:31 AM #25
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    Not for me but a lovely car all the same. I don’t 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?
     
  6. 31 Dec 2017 at 11:23 AM #26
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    Wow. Mazda have designed a lovely looking car there.
     
  7. 31 Dec 2017 at 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. :thumbsup:

    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 :eek:

    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 :muttley: :peace:
     
  8. 31 Dec 2017 at 1:43 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?
     
  9. 31 Dec 2017 at 2:45 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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  10. 7 Feb 2018 at 9:37 AM #30
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    looks sweet mate, instant power
     
  11. 18 Feb 2018 at 3:30 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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    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 :D
     
  13. 18 Feb 2018 at 7:23 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
     
  14. 20 Feb 2018 at 1:39 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?

    Congrats :thumbsup:
     
  15. 30 Mar 2018 at 5:21 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 :)

    A few pics......

    [​IMG]IMG_1501 by Stephen Longfield, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1504 by Stephen Longfield, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1509 by Stephen Longfield, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1510 by Stephen Longfield, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1490 by Stephen Longfield, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Untitled by Stephen Longfield, on Flickr

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  16. 30 Mar 2018 at 5:57 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.?
     
  17. 30 Mar 2018 at 6:35 PM #37
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    Great stance there...

    Can't argue with that.

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  18. 30 Mar 2018 at 8:34 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
     
  19. 31 Mar 2018 at 9:57 AM #39
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    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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  20. 31 Mar 2018 at 10:08 AM #40
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    With the changes that looks stunning
     

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