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    Model 3 - weight limit in boot storage compartment

    Mine has always been OK, but I’ve not got that close to the actual weight limits; you should put the heaviest items under the boot floor in any case according to the manual:
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    Is the M3 the new Ford Cortina?

    I also hoped the Honda factory (capable of 250,000 vehicles per year) would have been an ideal target for EV manufacturing, but seems not; the whole site has been purchased by a company that is going to convert it into a large logistics/distribution park (Panattoni Park Swindon - Panattoni UK)...
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    Three weeks of driving a Peugeot 208 GT (ICE); what do I miss now I have my Tesla back?

    My Model 3 company car was having some warranty work and minor bodywork repair done and my company provided a Peugeot 208 GT (petrol) hire car for three weeks (was originally only going to be a few days, but apparently certain suspension bolts are incredibly rare in Tesla's universe). It was...
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    Electric car charging prices 'must be fair' say MPs

    It's a laudable pitch from MPs to protect those with no access to home charging from high pricing, but at the same time laughable that HMRC apply 20% VAT to public charging but we only pay 5% VAT on home electricity bills, so 15% disparity is being driven by the government itself! Surely a key...
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    Beaulieu Simply Electric day

    sorry, I somehow failed to attach photo with first reply, here you go.
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    Beaulieu Simply Electric day

    Only one photo I'm afraid, should have taken more but the weather didn't lend itself to spending much time outside! Good fun though, would go again and had been ages since our previous visit.
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    Agile plunge pricing predictions

    Yes, we moved from Agile back to Go after about 9 months of significant savings starting with first lockdown last year, but simply cannot make a cost case without having solar nor battery, and never easily being able to shift usage entirely away from Agile peak. Savings over Agile since moving...
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    What do you miss about your previous car?

    Only one thing I really miss from my previous Passat GTE; the super comfy front seats. I'm in the apparent small minority who struggle to get truly comfortable in the Model 3, the fronts seats are nowhere near as good as the Passat. It's the one thing that might detract me from getting another...
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    TeslaMate [megathread]

    I've noticed discrepancies between battery % shown by car/Tesla app and Teslamate when the battery is very cold; the car will show a blue portion of battery capacity that is effectively not available until it warms up for self-protection purposes I assume. Therefore I guessed Teslamate always...
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    Packed Superchargers

    A black mark against Tesla Leeds from me; last Friday lunchtime I pitched up at the Leeds SuC (just outside the service centre) for a quick splash-and-dash, only to find all eight stalls occupied but only 6 charging. Tesla had actually blocked 2 of their own SuC stalls with what looked like new...
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    Question about home charging the Model 3 - Tesla button alternatives

    Same for me, and I find you don't need to wait for the app to fully wake the car (at least with iPhone); even while app is 'greyed out' and still waiting for car wake up fully, you can still navigate to charging option and open the port. Like the sound of this, which of the third party apps is...
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    TeslaMate [megathread]

    Thanks Dave, I just tried this for the first time and it works perfectly, great guide! There are only a couple of minor points I found: - rclone config option for gdrive seems to have moved from 13 to 15 (at least in my install, I run Docker via openmediavault on my pi); I also used 'Option 3'...
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    Auto Wipers are awful

    I also found my Audi of 15 years ago was superior for auto-wipers (and auto-headlights for that matter) than both our Nissan Leaf and our Tesla M3. I think VAG just cracked it, and engineered a dedicated sensor solution and software logic that works pretty much all the time. It seems Tesla...
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    How is Model 3 automatic headlight levelling supposed to work?

    Thanks, a great Bjorn video, I hadn't seen that one. Certainly reinforces my view that these settings should be set-and-forget, if the settings screen at least gave you a delta change figure when you adjust them it would be easy to return to where they were set originally (but assume this was...
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    How is Model 3 automatic headlight levelling supposed to work?

    Thanks for getting back to me. I have read this as well, and tried this last night parked in front of our garage door. The lights moved up a decent amount and then back down to where they started, which leaves me to think they are right at the bottom of their range already. Moving them up...

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