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  1. Doudeau

    [UK] 2022.16.x

    I’m amazed when updates like the blind spot camera viewer get to go live. There are so many steps in the software development lifecycle (whatever methodology being used) where somebody would have the chance to have said “why are we going to put it there on the display, it’ll be more...
  2. Doudeau

    Driving to France and Switzerland - advice needed

    I don’t like to challenge your informative post but I’ve never come across passport control after leaving Eurotunnel - that’s always been dealt with before boarding. Up to 3 weeks ago at least. I find mine realises it’s in France before leaving Eurotunnel premises anyway.
  3. Doudeau

    Driving to France and Switzerland - advice needed

    I have a hotel suggestion for you on your journey to Switzerland - if you are going via Dijon and need and overnighter. It’s the Dijon Holiday Inn. I’ve mentioned it before on this forum but should stop as I want to try and use it again in August 🤦‍♂️. Hotel was cheap when I stayed and they...
  4. Doudeau

    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    This is an odd/interesting installation I spotted in Norway today. The tombstones seem to allow for some flexibility with each pair allowing 2 cars with charge points on the same side to charge simultaneously. Google translate suggests the sign says that they are only for charging Teslas...
  5. Doudeau

    Trip to Rotterdam Via EuroTunnel

    Agreed. But for £3 and less effort to order them than type this message I bought some just in case 😀.
  6. Doudeau

    Trip to Rotterdam Via EuroTunnel

    I had the GB marking on my number plate and these covered it well. Otherwise the AA outlet in the Eurotunnel terminal building has the UK stickers in different sizes including magnetic versions. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09KNLMC86/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_i_71A01QVKJBV3CE0SXH3Q?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  7. Doudeau

    When to renew Octopus Go

    I believe I’m just on standard Go. I only get the lower rate between 00:30 and 04:30 - which is very rarely not enough for me.
  8. Doudeau

    When to renew Octopus Go

    Very interesting. I got the same email and thought I was a chosen one. 😂 I hadn’t mentioned it to anyone as the rates are amazing in the current climate and friends without EVs seem to have larger electric bills than we do now 😳.
  9. Doudeau

    Screen protectors: matte or not?

    On my first M3 (2019) I got an Abstract Ocean matte screen protector and the screen really didn’t appear as sharp after fitting it. When I swapped to a MIC M3 I decided I’d get by without one but 3 days later with finger prints on the screen and irritated from reflections I ordered the Spiegan...
  10. Doudeau

    [UK] 2022.16.x

    The notes suggest that the fix for powered trunk has been provided as “owners have reported that their powered trunk stops before closing all the way”. For me, and I thought others, the issue is more prevalent for when the boot stops before opening all the way. I hope the sensitivity changes...
  11. Doudeau

    Screen protectors: matte or not?

    Spigen EZ Fit Anti-Glare Matte Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Tesla Model 3 and Model Y - 1 Pack Spigen EZ Fit Anti-Glare Matte Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Tesla Model 3 and Model Y - 1 Pack : Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
  12. Doudeau

    PCN in electric car bay

    Agreed. I’ve stayed there too. Only me and a hybrid were parked in that night.
  13. Doudeau

    PCN in electric car bay

    As the other space was free I believe not. When somebody posts that she might have stopped somebody charging on the way to hospital (really!!, a 7kw charger as it happens) then I thought more people would have a zero tolerance view.
  14. Doudeau

    PCN in electric car bay

    Playing devils advocate, in the original scenario my daughter may have prevented somebody charging their car from 6:30 to 7pm (albeit the other charging space was empty) in the hotel scenario somebody may have been running out of charge and headed that way at midnight with the hope of charging...
  15. Doudeau

    PCN in electric car bay

    Yep, this one. We changed plans and used it on return leg too.
  16. Doudeau

    PCN in electric car bay

    Out of interest, what’s your multiple choice answer for the scenario I’ve just detailed?
  17. Doudeau

    PCN in electric car bay

    I’m opening up to be flamed on behalf of my daughter again but, as the thread hasn’t died I thought I’d explain the reason I paid. My daughter checked out the signage above the spaces this week and it does say “electric vehicle recharging point” (as apposed to “EV cars only” or similar). If I...
  18. Doudeau

    PCN in electric car bay

    They did and, to be clear, I do support them fining those who park in the wrong place in a car park whether EV, disabled etc… if people have breached the T&Cs of use. I’m sure she won’t have been the first nor the last person to not appreciate that charging bays have different restricted hours...
  19. Doudeau

    Have I been ripped off by KwikFit?

    I agree that it’s not a bad price at all. I had to buy one in January after a puncture and, for one of those Michelins, Kwik-fit were basically as cheap as anyone at that time and it was £190.
  20. Doudeau

    PCN in electric car bay

    I’ll start by saying I’ve now paid the fine. Interesting to see the mindset of those contributing to this thread trying to shame me into paying. The YTA comment from Chicago a particular highlight. At no point did I try to excuse the mistake my daughter made and I think I made that clear...
  21. Doudeau

    PCN in electric car bay

    She was going for a job interview. I wasn’t making an excuse (which I believe couldn’t have been much more obvious in my OP) and my appeal was based on it not being restricted hours in the car park. I’m not in the habit of gifting £55 to my local council if she had the right to park the car...
  22. Doudeau

    PCN in electric car bay

    Thanks for (most of) the replies so far. I’m going to pay and move on as recommended.
  23. Doudeau

    PCN in electric car bay

    That there is no signage that suggests that the electric car spots have different hours to every other space in the car park. The car park is primarily there for the council offices and so is otherwise a free-for-all for people parking in the evening. No thanks for your sarky first para. I...
  24. Doudeau

    PCN in electric car bay

    I’d appreciate any thoughts on this one as I’m ready to appeal the response to my appeal but don’t want to waste my time. My daughter parked our other EV (e208) in a local car park at 18:30 and the only available spaces were for electric cars so she used one. As the car park only requires...
  25. Doudeau

    Model3 with French motorway tag

    Please correct me if I’m wrong but I recall, from 2005 when you needed to go and buy them in person, that placing them behind the shaded part of the windscreen was for security reasons to hide them from an opportunist thief spotting them rather than a technical reason. It amazes me how many...
  26. Doudeau

    Model3 with French motorway tag

    I’ve used the tags in France for many years but just store them in the centre console and hold up to the windscreen when needed. It can be held pretty much anywhere on the windscreen on either driver or passenger side.
  27. Doudeau

    Elon Musk warns Tesla may stop taking orders on some vehicles due to “ridiculous” demand

    I’m guessing they are still looking to sell 3s and Ys in the UK for the time being as I received this (marketing? 🤷‍) email from Tesla just now.
  28. Doudeau

    Trade in values seem high again ?

    I sold my previous M3 to WBAC when I flipped for my current MIC model and I felt the deductions were pretty fair based on 3 stone chips and 4 curbed alloys. They still beat Motorway and Tesla PX offers. As many will know, WBAC keep pestering to encourage you to get a new quote and I usually do...
  29. Doudeau

    Boot strut recall

    Scrap that idea then 🤦‍♂️
  30. Doudeau

    Boot strut recall

    I’ve had a booking for a ranger visit for this a couple of times but needed to cancel for one reason or another but still have the issue once every 10ish times (i.e boot only partially opens and double beeps). A nephew wanted to see the light show the other day and I noticed that the boot...
  31. Doudeau

    Survey Do You Need a UMC?

    I have a house in Northern France and need to use it there. I’d have no benefit of installing a faster charger as I wouldn’t be able to heat the house or get hot water at the same time ☹️. I think they should discount the cost of the car and make it optional tho. Why give it to everyone when...
  32. Doudeau

    Folkstone Supercharger

    Google maps marks the spaces perfectly. You’ll see that the low review marks are because you cannot use them unless you’re heading to France on the train - they’ve always been working every time I’ve been there since having a Tesla.
  33. Doudeau

    Folkstone Supercharger

    I used them today and have many times before. It was quiet this morning - about 9:00 - and all 8 were empty when I arrived. Another M3 was plugged in as I left. They are pretty easy to find as they are in the front row of the car park and some of the nearer parking spaces to the terminal...
  34. Doudeau

    Bad experience with inventory car

    I’ve bought two inventory M3s - first one was unregistered and perfect condition (although it was a US car so perfect is debatable) and the second had 2000+ miles on the clock. The 2nd one (2021 MIC) was better built, as expected, but it had 3 very small stone chips on the bonnet. I had no...
  35. Doudeau

    Sudden Loss of connectivity

    I lost mine earlier too.
  36. Doudeau

    Live Camera View in the U.K.

    Working for me just now.
  37. Doudeau

    Oh those wipers (again, I know...)

    Interesting that I was driving yesterday and kept having to force the wipers on when driving my Peugeot e208. Personally I’ve not found them to be better (or worse) than my M3. Then again I found my 2010 BMW 5GT was impeccable on auto wipers where my 2015 BMW 5GT (higher spec model) was not as...
  38. Doudeau

    Buying a second M3 - stick or twist on colour ?

    Black/black to black/black for me. I also find passengers struggle to find the handles now. A significant driver for me changing was losing the chrome. This might be controversial…… I think all but the black cars suit chrome better than the black as the black handles look (but not to touch)...
  39. Doudeau

    Lorry smash

    My car was left in a recovery yard for 10 days after an accident I had back last autumn. I found out that the body shop was waiting for Direct Line to deliver to them and DL hadn’t bothered to arrange it as, apart from Teslas, all other cars can be collected by the body shop. It’s a DL policy...
  40. Doudeau

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Nope. You need to wait for V5 to arrive (few days to 2 weeks in my experience) and then it’s instant transfer after completing form on gov website.
  41. Doudeau

    Model Y UK Delivery

    I’ve decided not to switch to a Y but had already considered a semi-personalised plate for it. I’d found this one that I thought was pretty good and base £399 price on DVLA : MY22TLA . It’s still available now.
  42. Doudeau

    Trip to Rotterdam Via EuroTunnel

    Yes and yes.
  43. Doudeau

    Tesla buying money guilt :-(

    Based on all the responses and the latest information from you @AutomaticMan , I recon you should stretch to an M3P 😀.
  44. Doudeau

    Model Y - Test Drive

    Just back from test drive at Thorpe Park. As I’m going to back out of the purchase I love the fact that the team there don’t even ask you what you thought about the drive. My opinions : Good : Acceleration is still sufficient 😀 - I took it out of chill mode before I set off (and changed...
  45. Doudeau

    V11 - what’s your verdict?

    Apologies if I missed this already being raised when I was reading this thread. Yesterday, I put on the indicator moments after there was an alert for an incoming call. The blind spot camera view totally covered the pop up window showing who was calling and the options for taking or declining...
  46. Doudeau

    Tesla buying money guilt :-(

    Fair challenge to my point but if you want to live comfortably with the decision to buy (and I still think you should despite the opinions from the US) then you have got to turn a blind eye on what is the latest hardware because you won’t have the latest for long with Tesla. When, for example...
  47. Doudeau

    Tesla buying money guilt :-(

    Interesting thread. I deffo support the other feedback, based on what you’ve said, of buying the Tesla. Would you feel better if you do what I’ve done both times and buy an inventory model - or even a 2nd hand car if that market softens a bit (the WBAC value on mine has gone down £2k in the...
  48. Doudeau

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Same for me just now. FYI - I ordered within first hour. Now to make a decision if I want to move to it 🤔. I might see if I get the chaser calls they tend to make at this time and try to get a test drive they didn’t offer to me.
  49. Doudeau

    Model Y - Test Drive

    FYI. After applying for the test drive earlier and getting the rejection due to all slots being taken I have now received this text message…..
  50. Doudeau

    Model Y - Test Drive

    I agree. From my POV I’m not convinced I NEED the Y anymore and want to check the feedback that the ride is harsh before deciding to pay the balance (or lose £100).

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