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    Window washer fluid low

    Just fill it up and get on with life. Like your washer fluid reservoir, it’s really not that deep.
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    Top up charging on route

    Definitely download A Better Route Planner and download ZapMap. Plan your routes in ABRP and see where chargers are (and if they are likely to be working) in ZapMap. Don’t forget to add a credit card to your Tesla account too. Once you’ve done that, supercharging just works when you plug it in...
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    Energy Cost in UK

    Unless I’m missing something, the price of electric isn’t solely tied to the gas price, but is significantly affected by it owing to the huge increases in gas price? The cheaper generation from other sources is still happening, but there isn’t enough to offset the gas rises? At least that’s...
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    Energy Cost in UK

    As around 50% of UK electric is generated by burning gas (well, it was a few years back), you can’t separate the two prices.
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    EV Tariff conundrum

    It all depends on how much you can shift your electric consumptoon to within the off peak period. The new Go peak rate is 31p a KWh, over double your current rate. You’d need to really max out your off peak four hour slot to get benefit from the 7.5p KWh rate. If it were me, I’d probably stick...
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    Has V11 reduced the number of inputs drivers make?

    I have to faff around much more to find anything. I wanted to save dashcam footage yesterday, but couldn’t work out how. It used to be a button at the top of the screen that was constantly available. In the end I had to hit the horn, but this should not be necessary. The bloke in front thought I...
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    Anyone regretted getting a Performance M3?

    My wife is the same. Hates the launch, while I love it. However, when she is driving and someone fancies a go at the traffic light grand prix, she is more than happy. It does feel very different when you are sat in the passenger seat, I must admit.
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    Stated Range vs Real World

    I think 20 inch wheels without aero caps also has a lot to do with it. Even if I drive my P extra carefully, it doesn’t get me anywhere near 240 miles range. Like you say, I bought a P because I wanted the look and the power. I wouldn’t buy a V8 muscle car and then complain about the mp, so as...
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    Stated Range vs Real World

    You definitely will not get 240 miles comfortably from an M3P. As other state, at best, I only ever get 20 miles for each 10% of battery In my M3P over 2 years of ownership. The LR is more efficient and you may well manage 240 miles in that. I think SR and P are similar on range. The SR may...
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    Anyone regretted getting a Performance M3?

    Got a P and have no regrets. I love it. If you want a sports car and can put with all of the associated down sides, it’s a great car. If comfort, range and value for money are more important, the LR may well be the one for you.
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    SMET2 meters

    I’m guessing that you don’t own one then Glyn? This is utter nonsense I’m afraid. If you get an off peak tariff, they can save you a lot and by helping you to understand which appliances are costing you the most money, they help you economise. Charging at 5p KWh has saved me plenty, as does...
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    Tesla Cyberwhistle

    £50 for a whistle! At that price, they can, erm… whistle.
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    Phantom braking getting some unwanted attention (at last!)

    I’m surprised it hasn’t previously featured more heavily in the media. Hopefully more people start to report on it and Tesla will finally do something about it.

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