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    The thing I thought I’d like the most about my Model 3 is the thing I like the least

    My thoughts exactly. I’m really not interested in what causes the frequent PB I experience, I just want Tesla to sort it out. After nearly 3 years I’m not holding my breath.
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    2 EV Household - what else you got?

    We are a FOUR EV household. I have an M3P, the wife has an EV6 AWD and my two daughters, who both still live at home at the moment, both drive Zoes. For long journeys I tend to use the EV6 because it’s so much quieter and more refined at motorway speeds than my M3. We are all quite high...
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    The thing I thought I’d like the most about my Model 3 is the thing I like the least

    He’s been on it long enough to work out that FSD is deeply flawed and the auto wipers and auto headlights are crap. 😊
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    The thing I thought I’d like the most about my Model 3 is the thing I like the least

    I can’t argue with your experience, but my experience is very different. Perhaps it’s the part of the country you live in. I find I quite often have to queue at superchargers, particularly at Tebay and Gretna. At Gretna I usually opt to use IONITY because I get a significantly faster charge...
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    The thing I thought I’d like the most about my Model 3 is the thing I like the least

    I agree with the first part of your post but certainly not with the last sentence. Tesla have already opened parts of the SuC networks to other makes and this may expand. In some places there are actually better alternatives to the SuC network, such as IONITY at Gretna Green. Several of my...
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    The thing I thought I’d like the most about my Model 3 is the thing I like the least

    Perhaps because you actually enjoy driving? I love throwing my M3P around country roads. The thought of autonomous driving horrifies me, except perhaps on long, boring motorway journeys. Yes, the safety element can’t be ignored but it would be at the cost of sheer driving pleasure.
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    The thing I thought I’d like the most about my Model 3 is the thing I like the least

    Tesla have entered a multi $billion contract with Samsung for them to supply 5 megapixel cameras for self driving. Apparently the current cameras are only about 1.2 megapixel. Are we going to see an admission from Tesla that the current hardware isn’t up to the job? It wouldn’t be the first...
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    The thing I thought I’d like the most about my Model 3 is the thing I like the least

    Yes I’m completely confident it isn’t the driver. Are you completely confident it is?
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    The thing I thought I’d like the most about my Model 3 is the thing I like the least

    I disagree. If I’m driving along the motorway using NOA and the car slams the brakes on for no discernible reason then it’s not the fault of the driver. If the wipers don’t work fast enough in heavy rain then wipe away like mad in clear sunshine it’s nothing to do with the driver. If the auto...
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    Alternatives to a tesla *gasp*

    I’m hoping the Lucid Air makes it over here sooner rather than later.
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    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    Yes, that’s exactly what I’m looking at because I’m looking at the trend. Tesla will sell even more cars in the UK now with the introduction of the Y, but all the other manufacturers will also sell lots more cars. That will have implications for opening up the SuC network, though the wildly...
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    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    According to the smmt 190,727 BEVs were registered in the UK in 2021. There were 34,783 M3s registered, which is about 18% of the total. Sales of S and X were low. While they are the biggest individual seller Tesla are in a clear minority when it comes to total sales.
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    Tesco free Pod point charge rate

    That depends on how long you stay and what rate of charge you can get. Our local Tesco has a couple of free 22KW chargers. Both my daughters have Zoes which can charge at 22KW. Just one hour of charge at that rate is a useful amount of free juice. Just a shame my M3 is limited to 11KW.
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    Here's how to charge with 32A commando in UK

    Exactly. I wouldn’t encourage anyone to install something that isn’t compliant with the regs, but some people seem to think that using a 32A commando is a sure guarantee of instantaneous death by electrocution. A bit like flying a kite in a thunderstorm. Commando sockets have been around for a...
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    Additions and changes (or “What has Tesla ever done for me?”)

    What’s this about describing people as “moaners” if there are some aspects of their cars they’re not happy with, or if they feel distinctly underwhelmed by light shows and fart modes. Teslas are not perfect. These people own Teslas and speak from experience. Their opinions are valid and welcomed...
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    Phantom braking to be investigated

    OTA updates on Teslas have done nothing to improve phantom braking. Buying a new Tesla won’t help either. Tesla are clearly incapable of fixing it.
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    Do people still use dealerships? Good grief, so last millennium. If you’re buying an ICE car use an online broker. I used autoebid for my last two A6s. Configure and order the car online with no haggling, no greasy sales people trying to flog me stuff I don’t want and I got a 20% discount on...
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    Oh those wipers (again, I know...)

    Back to the same argument - if you’re not happy with the diabolically crap windscreen wipers, auto headlights etc then p*ss off and buy something else. A more positive suggestion would be for Tesla to fix the damn things, which they could do for minimal cost.
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    how low will you go!?

    The weather made a significant difference. When I left Melrose I was estimated to arrive at Tebay with 12%. Because this was already tight I drove slowly, to the extent that on the A7 I was overtaken by, among other things, a Citroen C1 and a Nissan Micra. Oh the shame! I charged enough to get...
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    how low will you go!?

    Driving home from Melrose to Lancashire today in gale force winds and often torrential rain. 1% left and a mile to go to Tebay supercharger.
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    Blinded cameras

    Elon has said a lot, and a good amount of it has been complete crap. I’ve learnt through experience that he often hasn’t got a clue what he’s talking about, and his timelines are unbelievably inaccurate. Don’t hold your breath for a breakthrough anytime soon.
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    V11 - what’s your verdict?

    Sorry, you’ve completely missed my point. I’m not upset that I have to press a button, I’m frustrated that a simple paid for feature on my car is such complete crap. What is pathetic is Tesla’s obvious inability to fix it.
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    V11 - what’s your verdict?

    I do the same, not because I choose to but because the wipers are so unreliable I find them not fit for purpose. I don’t think it’s too much to expect that a paid for feature of the car should just work as intended, especially when the technology to make it work is cheap and reliable.
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    Feel the quality

    Isn’t that the point? The criteria that Tesla, in their deeply flawed wisdom, use is often quite clearly WRONG. And there is always crossover between different threads.
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    Feel the quality

    I’m not for one moment suggesting that you are a hero worshiper or fanboy but there are plenty around. One of my favourite posts began “Elon doesn’t breath the same air as us mere mortals”. It made me barf like a chicken, and I couldn’t believe that someone would actually put their name to such...
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    Feel the quality

    Isn’t this supposed to be a forum where people can air their perfectly legitimate concerns and even grievances? Are we to reserve the forum for sycophantic hero worship of Tesla and St Elon the Musk? Perhaps anyone who offers any criticism or negativity should be taken out and publicly horse...
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    Soon-to-be Tesla owner (1st time) – home-charging questions

    Are there likely to be more EVs in your household in the future? I also have a three phase supply and I had a 22KW Andersen installed. We have four EVs in our household. Two of them are Zoes which can charge at 22KW - a huge advantage. We are all high mileage drivers, so the only alternative...
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    Wiki [UK] V11 UI Changes and Features

    I wasn’t having a dig, and I actually want Tesla to succeed. I was just pointing out how disastrously wrong he’s been in his predictions. If you want me to be constructive then I’d suggest Musk doesn’t make pie in the sky totally unrealistic predictions then we won’t be disappointed. There’s...
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    Wiki [UK] V11 UI Changes and Features

    Personally I prefer to go on the Musk’s track record, and when it comes to FSD his record is dreadful. Musk in March 2015: "I don't think we have to worry about autonomous cars because it's a sort of a narrow form of AI. It's not something I think is very difficult. To do autonomous driving...
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    Phantom braking (TACC/AP) [Not AEB]

    https://electrek.co/2021/12/20/tesla-releases-full-self-driving-beta-update-10-7-improved-phantom-braking-efficiency/ It’s clear that phantom braking is a well known issue for Tesla and they are trying to fix it, with very mixed results. The latest beta software update only aims to improve it...
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    Phantom braking (TACC/AP) [Not AEB]

    My experience is exactly the same. Phantom braking is every bit as bad now at it was two years ago and Tesla seem incapable of fixing it. Perhaps not surprising from a company that can’t even give us decent windscreen wipers and auto headlights. FSD was a huge waste of money. I was sucked in...
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    Why I believe the Tesla M3 AWD is the only really viable EV

    Sorry, but to describe an M3 AWD as the only really viable EV is clearly complete tosh. I’m sure those who drive an S or an X would disagree, as would those who drive an Sr+. And viable EVs are not limited to Tesla. A viable EV is one that fits your needs. My two daughters both drive Zoes...
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    UMC plug and socket getting warm

    This has also puzzled me. I guess the reasoning is that a UMC is generally only used on an occasional basis as a backup. However, there are a significant number of people who use the UMC on a permanent basis. I used mine as the only method of home charging for over a year. If a commando socket...
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    Best Selling Car Sept21, future models and the competition

    Yes, me! The “vegan leather” looks and feels nothing like any leather I’ve ever seen. I’m not vegan or vegetarian, I don’t have a problem with animal products and I’d much rather the inside of my M3 was covered in lots and lots of real cow.
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    Car needs more love

    I’d mostly agree with you, but even much cheaper cars have windscreen wipers and auto headlights that actually work.
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    FSD Beta Button in the UK?

    Do you not think there’s anything at all to criticise about Tesla’s approach? And on this forum we’re not talking about other companies, we’re talking about Tesla. Other companies have certainly admitted that autonomy is more challenging than they thought. The difference with Tesla is that no...
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    FSD Beta Button in the UK?

    There are optimists who are convinced that FSD is jus around the corner, and there are sceptics (realists) like me who think it is many years away. Only time will tell, but there’s no doubt that, with Musk at least, history is in the side of the sceptics.
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    Interesting UK Autopilot news

    Couldn’t agree more, and that’s a bit of a bummer for those overly optimistic (gullible?) people who are hoping to send their cars out to earn money as robo taxis anytime soon.
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    Tesla model 3 puncture - tyre replacement

    I couldn’t source foam lined tyres anywhere when I had to replace all four on my M3P. I can’t say I’ve noticed the slightest bit of difference in road noise while using tyres without the lining. The car is way too noisy at motorway speeds whatever tyres you use.
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    Squeaky front suspension

    My two year old M3P started doing this a couple of weeks ago. Took it to Chester service centre last week for them to look at and it’s booked in for repair tomorrow. Clearly it’s quite a common problem.
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    Maximum Charger Speed - Is More Better?

    I have thought about getting another charge point installed, and if I do it will be another Andersen as they are far and away the most aesthetically pleasing. But two would be the max - I don’t want the house to look like a motorway EV charging station. Might as well put in some public loos and...
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    Maximum Charger Speed - Is More Better?

    I have absolutely no idea, but as we virtually never DC charge it is, for us, pretty much completely irrelevant. However, we do have four EVs and one charge point at home, so the fact that three of them can charge at 22KW is a huge benefit. My “incredibly advanced cutting edge” M3P charges at...
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    Maximum Charger Speed - Is More Better?

    Ok slightly off topic but I’m frustrated that my M3P can only charge at 11KW at home. I have a three phase supply and at 22KW Anderson charge point. The other three EVs in our household can all charge at 22KW, but my incredibly advanced, cutting edge Tesla is restricted to 11KW. Welcome to the...
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    Auto-Pilot - I give up, it's downright lethal

    Dynamic cruise control on my A6 works so much better than TACC on my M3P, and in 30k miles I’ve never once had an instance of phantom braking in the Audi. I’ve had my M3 for two years now and there has been no appreciable development in FSD. When I bought the car the website promised “auto...
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    Accident damaged Tesla Model 3

    £235 a DAY?? Gee. That’s more than £10k for about six weeks rental. Someone is making money. And people wonder why insurance premiums can be so high.
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    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    Looks like the Musk has pretty much confirmed that the SuC network will be opened up to non Teslas: There was a mention of dynamic pricing based on demand and charging speed, but no hint that non Teslas would be charged more.
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    Auto-Pilot - I give up, it's downright lethal

    This discussion attracts people who have experienced severe often dangerous phantom braking. It is not wrong. I have on several occasions. Emergency braking on the outside lane of a motorway, bringing the car down from 70mph to 40mph before I can intervene is downright dangerous. I really...
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    Auto-Pilot - I give up, it's downright lethal

    Phantom braking happens a lot on motorways too as lots of posts on this forum will testify. On more than one occasion I’ve experienced full on emergency braking in the outside lane, bringing me down from 70mph to 40mph before I can intervene. Cue lots of rude gestures from the very angry drivers...
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    Looks like I'm moving on...

    I’ve often thought this but never dared say it. When people describe the M3 as “quiet” and “refined” and say the headlights are the best they’ve ever used I really do wonder what they’ve been used to. My M3P is certainly not as quiet and refined as it should be, and the headlights are complete...

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