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  1. SpareHeadOne

    Battery to charge the battery

    Companies like Jackery do "portable power stations", but I'm not sure about the practicality for you. The biggest one Jackery do is 1000Wh and takes 7 hours to charge off AC (or 8 off solar) and then gives you a standard 3-pin socket you could use with the granny charger, but I assume it would...
  2. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    All the local offices were closed in 2013, all vehicles are done centrally now. Dealers still tend to use the codes that were used in the area, but I think that's really just a historical hangover as there's no longer a requirement (not sure about that bit).
  3. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    Settings -> Locks, scroll to the bottom of the page and turn off "Lock Confirmation Sound"
  4. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    Tesla register the car electronically with the DVLA when you collect - can't be taxed until it's registered, so they do that at the same time. They suggested to me that I double-check with the DVLA a few days later through their free online service.
  5. SpareHeadOne

    Q2 deliveries...who's getting acceleration boost?

    D'oh, didn't read the signature!
  6. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    M3LR on Friday 24th - if I can get all of the finance paperwork sorted; Tesla Finance aren't in a hurry to respond to anything!
  7. SpareHeadOne

    Q2 deliveries...who's getting acceleration boost?

    You need the 18" Aero wheels for max range, sorry.
  8. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    There are a bunch of laws that could be getting breached; as you say the distance selling regulations relating to internet trading will also factor in. I'm not sure how asking for your money back when you decide you no longer want the car is immoral behaviour when they're not built to order...
  9. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    It's a straightforward breach of unfair contract law - they can't say that they get to keep the money no matter who cancels the order, which makes the clause unenforceable. In particular at the moment they can hardly claim they have to go through an expensive process to find a replacement...
  10. SpareHeadOne

    Price hike

    I don't know about very well, but well enough - I was more sort of saying that I wasn't 100% sure that I wanted to pay that much for the car at £50k and right now I'd probably look elsewhere. I guess that's the idea though, to push away potential customers like me and ease the wait times.
  11. SpareHeadOne

    Price hike

    Wow, those prices are nuts. I might offend some people in here by saying this, but the M3 LR is not a £60k car in my opinion - I didn't even think it was really a £50k car. Hopefully supply chain problems for all manufacturers will ease in the next year or so and prices will come back down.
  12. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    Oh, you think the prices are going to go down then?
  13. SpareHeadOne

    Has anyone traded their 3 for a Y and regretted it?

    I'm just about to trade in my ~18 month old 3 and Tesla are giving me about £1,000 less than I originally paid for it. I think "just enough equity" might be understating things a little with the current state of the 2nd hand prices.
  14. SpareHeadOne

    Apple CarPlay in the UK?

    The devices establish a peer to peer wi-fi connection after an initial discovery/handshake over Bluetooth - the phone turns into a wifi hotspot that the airplay device joins to allow streaming. That gives you the advantage of better bandwidth available with wifi. But. As far as I know Tesla...
  15. SpareHeadOne

    Traffic aware cruise control - should it update the set point?

    It's never done that for me, but I have it set to maintain present speed when I engage rather than go to speed limit so I assume that's why. (I have it set like that because I mostly tend to use it in the average speed section of some major roadworks near me and it ignores the 50 limit.)
  16. SpareHeadOne

    Apple CarPlay in the UK?

    AirPlay 2 allows device to device direct play, there's no need for them to be connected to the same network. It's been in iOS since version 8, but it would depend on the car having the right hardware to support it - which it might not.
  17. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    In that case you can do it pretty well any time and I'm not sure why this isn't a joined-up process. They asked me to provide my settlement letter back in January so it's now very out of date, it seems to be a checkbox in the process that they want completing. If you're really bothered about...
  18. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Model 3 Long Range Waiting room

    May as well add my update to this thread. Got my delivery text today, delivery is now set for 24th June - all the details are in my signature. I've not had a formal notification of VIN yet, but there is one in my source code. Last time I purchased I got my reg & VIN about 10 days before...
  19. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    That's going to depend on what you need it for. Tesla will ask for it as part of your pre-delivery checklist in your account if they haven't already.
  20. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    Yep, I have already planned on asking them.
  21. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    It's like a big game of snap at the moment. I just got my text and have scheduled my pickup for 24th June. Slightly annoying, I get paid on the 28th so I could do with the finance payments coming out after that every month 🤣 I wonder what changes (if any) Tesla will have made since the Q1 cars?
  22. SpareHeadOne

    Expired trade in update

    That might be a sign. In the last week I went from June 16-30 to no EDD over the weekend to June 15-29 for my M3LR. Shortly after that I got an SMS saying my vehicle is on the way and a VIN appeared in the source code. But, Tesla
  23. SpareHeadOne

    Expired trade in update

    I waited a couple of weeks after getting the email to try and make sure it would cover my delivery date (this was just before Shanghai shut) and Tesla then didn't give me a new valuation for another three weeks - basically after I got a two week window EDD. From my point of view the problem was...
  24. SpareHeadOne

    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    I think the car died of boredom waiting for him to stop doing pirouettes in the car park and plug in. Man, that's a good demonstration of how to make a 15 minute video with five minutes of content. Seriously though, it looks like either a handshake problem or the Honda can't handle the way the...
  25. SpareHeadOne

    How long do Tesla take to pay off PCP from trade-in?

    I've not read through the agreement, but usually the percent figure they give is when they can no longer repossess the vehicle without a court order you default on the loan. The only point in a PCP contract that you can simply hand back the vehicle is when the balloon payment is due - if you're...
  26. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    It's worth noting that VINs discovered in source code have been known to change before the SMS comes out. It's never clear if this is as a result of shipping damage, being swapped to an earlier car or just logistics because of where the vehicle is actually loaded on the ship or where it will...
  27. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    Quite the opposite, my EDD was 21st-30th for weeks and yesterday vanished completely. Still hasn't come back; I hope it's actually a sign of allocation rather than another bump.
  28. SpareHeadOne

    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    Yeah, but Ionity aren't really the only competition - I think we got bogged down there because a few manufacturers have partnered with them, but in any case they will be cheaper for someone driving one of those partner cars (VW/Audi/etc). GridServe are currently 11p/kWh cheaper at top whack...
  29. SpareHeadOne

    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    Tesla's FAQ about this says that other makes will be charged more because of the additional administration costs associated with supporting them.
  30. SpareHeadOne

    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    I think that's a bit of an unfair comment, firstly this is about the European market not just the UK and secondTesla have something like a nine year head start on Ionity. Yes, Ionity don't have a very big presence in the UK right now but two years after the Model S became available in the UK...
  31. SpareHeadOne

    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    Agreed, not all sites are available for non-Tesla charging for a start. I had a search in the app around the sites on route for the last long run we did and this is how they stacked up: Washington - no Adderstone - yes Edinburgh airport - no Edinburgh newbridge - no Perth - no Aviemore - yes...
  32. SpareHeadOne

    Trade in values seem high again ?

    I got an email asking me to log into my account and provide an updated odometer reading to get a new valuation. I did that and then waited about a month until they confirmed the new offer - which was the same as the old one. Somewhere on here there's a few posts from people saying they'd been...
  33. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    Normally, but that's when the factory is open and operating at full capacity. Shanghai has been badly disrupted by lockdowns and has been out of action or operating at very low capacity for almost all of Q2's production window; you can forget normal timescales for the rest of the year at least.
  34. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    Not entirely, I originally had an EDD of the fist two weeks of March but I had a problem with some of my paperwork and that stopped them allocating me a vehicle, I was then given an EDD of the end of March which changed to May/June when the last ship for Q1 departed. So far my EDD has stayed in...
  35. SpareHeadOne

    Tesla loan question

    Yeah, empty.
  36. SpareHeadOne

    Tesla loan question

    Interesting question, I've not had one on my loan and it's about 16 months now. I say interesting, because under section 77A of the Consumer Credit Act 2006 they are legally required to send you a statement at least once a year. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/14/section/6...
  37. SpareHeadOne

    [UK] 2022.12.x

    Before they added that you could turn WiFi back on once you put the car into drive, but it would then turn off again once you cycled through the selector which made it a pain for short journeys - I used the facility once to download an update on my drive to work so I could let it install during...
  38. SpareHeadOne

    [UK] 2022.12.x

    Same as @diddy84 for me, miles do not appear when adjusting the slider. Was you car plugged in? Mine was when I tried, I wonder if there's some other factor at play here.
  39. SpareHeadOne

    2022 Shipping Movements

    18th ±2 days of the second month in the quarter tends to be the cutoff, so just under three weeks from today (April 30th) - although the cutoff is earlier the further away from Southampton your delivery is.
  40. SpareHeadOne

    Apple CarPlay in the UK?

    I've not yet had any use for automatic routing via Superchargers and I would be happy to trust Tesla's maps if I was in that situation, but I have found the fundamental routing algorithm to be below par compared to Apple Maps, Google Maps and Waze most of the time because it frequently sends me...
  41. SpareHeadOne

    Apple CarPlay in the UK?

    Maybe it is, but this kind of question is usually followed up with some reason why those of us who want it should actually be happy with what Tesla have given us or wait for some rumoured update that may never arrive or that Tesla should not divert resources into providing it because <something>...
  42. SpareHeadOne

    2022 Shipping Movements

    Not really, ships take about four weeks to do the journey. After that the cars have to be unloaded, checked, charged, clear customs etc, moved to where they're being delivered from and "unpacked" (i.e. all the protective stuff removed). So overall about four and a half to five weeks from...
  43. SpareHeadOne

    Apple CarPlay in the UK?

    We've been around this loop on several occasions, that's a pointless question. Personally I dislike the Spotify interface and its algorithms, I have literally no idea how it became so popular, but I also have no objection to it being available for you and I'm really happy that you like it...
  44. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    Now I think about it, the PHEV we had before that was only supposed to come with a granny cable, but the dealer threw in a Type-2->Type-1 cable because they happened to have some kicking around (it had ChADEMO and Type-1).
  45. SpareHeadOne

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery General Discussion

    Yep, our iD.4 only came with a Type 2 cable last year and I expect the iD.3 is the same.
  46. SpareHeadOne

    What’s my PCP final payment?

    Yes, that's the position that Tesla want you to be in - same as other manufacturers really - they want you to use any equity to buy a new (or newer) car from them. Too early to say what the value of your car will be in three years, we don't have any four year old M3s in the UK that you could...
  47. SpareHeadOne

    How long do Tesla take to pay off PCP from trade-in?

    A good lesson for any vehicle/dealer. Mrs bought a car off a Volvo dealer a lot of years ago and the finance guy managed to make the settlement cheque out wrong then went on holiday. Cheque bounced and couldn't be resolved until he came back about three weeks later - she had cancelled the DD...
  48. SpareHeadOne

    What’s my PCP final payment?

    It should be in your finance agreement as an optional final payment or something similar, but the residual value figure does look to be the right one. Let's see... total financed + interest - (monthly payment x number of months) = final payment 39,390.00 + 5,782.30 - (555.75 x 48) =...
  49. SpareHeadOne

    Mobile Connector to be not included?

    Sorry, the way you phrased it I read it as a specific attack on Apple that dredges up arguments which have been had thousands of times before in more appropriate places - a thread about the wireless charger in the M3 sometime last year descended into an Apple vs not-Apple slagging match for...
  50. SpareHeadOne

    Mobile Connector to be not included?

    I never said it was a good idea, I just get annoyed with people on a Tesla forum spouting the partisan mobile rhetoric. That's kind of by-the-by. I personally don't have a problem with Tesla not including a mobile connector as I've never used one, but I know there are some on here who use it...

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