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  1. interbear

    Everything you wanted to know about Intelligent Octopus But Were Afraid To Ask

    I’m still investigating Intelligent Octopus, I’m not entirely sure how it works and what control over charging times I need to relinquish to Octopus to enable it. I don’t have a regular commute as I work at home, so the standard Octopus Go providing off peak rates between 00:30 and 04:30 works...
  2. interbear

    Octopus no longer showing meter readings on bills

    Octopus failed to bill me for electricity over a 6 month period recently. I advised them of this and they subsequently updated my bill and over a period of 2 weeks applied 6 charges for the missing months. Seemed to be a glitch on their billing platform. Credit in my account covered the missing...
  3. interbear

    Permanently Disable Tilt/Intrustion

    It’s not possible to disable tilt / intrusion permanently as far as I know. In fact, in my new MY I’ve not found out how to do it temporarily either, don’t have the toggle to do so. Also, if the spiders are big enough to set the alarm off where you live, you need to burn the house down and...
  4. interbear

    Intelligent Octopus

    True. I’d rather keep hold of my current Octopus Go rates until they expire late September though. Hopefully there are no increases between now and then.
  5. interbear

    Intelligent Octopus

    OK thanks. So it makes sense for me to switch on 25th September, the day that my current Octopus Go tariffs expire, to avoid any October increase to the IO tariff.
  6. interbear

    Intelligent Octopus

    I’m currently on Octopus Go, paying 5p during the 4 hours off peak and 14.02p at other times. This joyous tariff is due to expire on 25th September. Given the impending double whammy of the fix ending and tariff cap rising in October, I’m wondering if and when I should switch to this...
  7. interbear

    Model Y future owner

    I went with the 19s for price, ride quality, range and to give me a slightly better chance of avoiding kerbing my alloys. Glad I did as they look a lot better “in the flesh” than in the pictures so I’m happy with them. Leaving the covers on as is. Although there are 3rd party options to replace...
  8. interbear

    Genesis GV60 comparison to Tesla 3/Y

    Thanks. I’d say that “functional design and appearance” is very subjective, so you are as entitled to think it’s “crappy” as I am to think otherwise. Personally I’ve come to appreciate the minimalist design with fewer physical buttons and everything on the single screen generally works for me. I...
  9. interbear

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

    A few weeks in with my MY LR now. No regrets whatsoever. Delighted with it. Here’s why: Build quality of my 2022 Shanghai MY is significantly and noticeably better than the 2019 Fremont M3 it replaced. Feels more like a premium car. Refinement - less noise when driving. Driving experience -...
  10. interbear

    Genesis GV60 comparison to Tesla 3/Y

    EV6 was on my shortlist but the Tesla charging network, range, driving fun and overall ownership experience kept me in the Tesla family, as did the space in the MY, better for the dog in the boot. I switched my Model 3 for a Model Y. But EV6 looks a really good option. Had the Y a couple of...
  11. interbear

    Unable to disable alarm..

    I checked this in my new Model Y today as we regularly travel to France on the ferry. There is no tilt/intrusion toggle at all. I’m sure there was in the Model 3 I had before so this is a bit of a pain. It’s a simple feature that should be standard.
  12. interbear

    New delivery MY differences

    My Shanghai built MY picked up on 29th June is definitely a better riding car than the MY I took for a test drive. That could just be tyre pressures, not sure, but I was impressed with the test drive and I’m even more impressed with the one I have now.
  13. interbear

    Model Y Dog Guard

    Fitted the Guardsman dog guard yesterday. 5 minute job, easy enough to remove if needed. Quality piece of kit, solid fit and no rattles when driving. Put our mutt in the hatch for the first time, all good, although I need to be careful that the hatchback doesn’t crush him when it’s closing...
  14. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Yes it is, found it. Thanks 👍
  15. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Day 3 of my MY ownership and I remain impressed with the step up in quality over my 2019 M3. It’s much, much better all round. Any ride quality or noise concerns I had are completely nullified - it rides smoothly and quietly. Glad I spotted the post here advising removal of the plastic...
  16. interbear

    Q2 2022 UK Model Y - factory fitted front bumper PPF?

    No front bumper PPF on my blue MY picked up this week.
  17. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    So I picked up in Bristol today. Appointment was 4pm. Mrs interbear dropped me off at 3pm. Car was still at the dock they went to collect it and then prepped it. I got it at 4:30pm. The nice Tesla folk gave me coffee while I waited. Handover process very smooth. Show driving licence. Sign the...
  18. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    So the 2019 Model 3 has now been gone for a week. It served me very well indeed and cost me very little given the current value of used Teslas. Insurance sorted for the incoming Model Y today via Churchill. £10 more than the Model 3 policy, which seems reasonable to me. Pick up the Model Y in...
  19. interbear

    First puncture with model 3 this morning.

    One of our bank accounts is a Nationwide Flex + which includes UK and Europe breakdown cover. Used it twice (non Tesla) for flats with the wife’s car and they were great. Took it to a local tyre repair centre (of my choice). That’s all I ask, to be honest. They’d do the same with a Tesla, I...
  20. interbear

    Model Y Dog Guard

    Good point on parcel shelf. I hope it fits. Will find out soon enough I suppose.
  21. interbear

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

    Yes that’s true but I have never relied on cruise control, auto pilot or anything else when it comes to speed limits. I need to have something to pay attention to :)
  22. interbear

    Trade in values seem high again ?

    Motorway worked well for me. £43k vs a trade in valuation of £40,500. A very smooth sales process, the Model 3 is the 3rd car I’ve sold via Motorway, good price every time, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
  23. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    This is inevitable :) One of the primary reasons I am switching from M3 to MY is that it’s better for transporting our dog, so I wasn’t bothered about not having a parcel shelf. I’m pretty sure it’ll be in the shed or attic for the duration of my ownership. I might use it when the dog isn’t in...
  24. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Pretty quick. I paid off my balance yesterday at about 14:30. I checked my account just now and the payment has been applied to my account, despite me quoting the wrong reservation number on my bank transfer. Thankfully they made the connection after I called them. I felt it quite important to...
  25. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Indeed - I did exactly that when paying for my Model 3 in 2019. Tesla still has the same bank account so I didn't need to to that this time. The Reservation Number error was just my mistake - I kept seeing 3 of a certain digit when there were only 2 of them. No idea why. Still, Tesla assure me...
  26. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    So my Model 3 was picked up yesterday and disappeared into the sunset. Sold via Motorway. With that transaction done I paid the balance for the Model Y due for pick up on 29/3. And then realised I’d made an error on the payment reference for the bank transfer :oops: I’d added an extra digit for...
  27. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Thank you. I did this and all has returned to normal. Now just need to remove the M3 from my account and hand it over tomorrow, then wait until 29th to pick up the MY.
  28. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Just did the factory reset for my Model 3 ready for Motorway to pick it up tomorrow. The satnav now thinks it’s back in California and the odometer is showing nothing :oops:Anyone else seen this?
  29. interbear

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

    I agree, phantom braking hasn’t been an issue for me for a while, had a few scary incidents of it but can’t recall the last one it was certainly over a year ago. So that’s definitely improved. Having to move the steering wheel every 20-30 seconds is the reason I usually use only TACC rather...
  30. interbear

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

    I agree with this point on VW cruise control accelerating when overtaking. Even my VW Transporter campervan does this, it’s entirely logical. That said, I have no real issues with Tesla’s implementation now that it can be set to current speed rather than speed limit. The initial speed limit...
  31. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    I hope so as my UMC will be departing along with my Model 3 when it’s picked up by the buying dealer on Monday. I’m assuming there will be one in the Model Y.
  32. interbear

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

    Undecided. Will see how I get on with the MY for a couple of months before deciding. I’m expecting to find the standard acceleration just fine, as I do with my current M3. So I’m probably 80/20 not adding acceleration boost. Also - how does it impact insurance? Surely it’s a modification that...
  33. interbear

    Tow Bar "Offer"

    Is it the same price to add the tow bar anytime after taking delivery? I might do it later if the desire to cart around a couple of bikes becomes a thing. Not meddling with my current order spec though, paranoid they’d bump it out if I do so.
  34. interbear

    Tow Bar "Offer"

    Is it possibly £1090 without VAT? A trick used by many a vendor.
  35. interbear

    Tow Bar "Offer"

    Ordered mine on March 16th.
  36. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    My Model 3 trade in value dropped £2.9k a couple of weeks ago. So I sold it via Motorway for £2.7k more than the current trade-in offer. Almost clawed the difference back, but not quite. Recommend you take a look at Motorway, pretty smooth process as long as you provide the info and photos required.
  37. interbear

    Tow Bar "Offer"

    I've not had this text but mine is a Blue/Black/19 order due for pick up on 29th June. I think I'd be more concerned that if I was to respond YES to that text that it would be considered a change to the spec, resulting in a price increase in the base car and get bumped to the end of Q3. I...
  38. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    I had the text today saying payment is due. Pick up is 29th. My Model 3 gets picked up and paid for on Monday 20th, so I will pay for the Model Y after that, probably a week before pick up, so I'll comply with the 7 days ask.
  39. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Interesting. When I got my Model 3 insured when I first bought it in 2019, I spoke with LV, told them that the Tesla app had the ability to locate the car, the agent accepted that as a valid tracker and insured it. I asked for a note on the policy to confirm this. Seems very inconsistent. I...
  40. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Well it sold via Motorway to a car dealer, they will take it and resell it with whatever mark up / margin they work on, I’d imagine another £2k or so which would make it around the £45k mark.
  41. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    From my outgoing Model 3 I’ve retained a centre console organiser and set of jack pads. Newly purchased accessories for the Model Y are all weather mats for front seats, rear seats and frunk/trunk, a rear seat protector (for the back of the seat), storage bins for the holes either side of the...
  42. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    £2.7k more than the lower offer. So, almost bridged the gap back up to the original offer which I’m more than happy with.
  43. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Things progressing positively here. So far: Ordered March 16, EDD was end June, then Sept/Oct. Trade in expired :( Last week: New trade in offer, £2.9k lower than the original :confused: But I got a VIN in the source code & a text to pick up 29th June :) Today: Model 3 sold via Motorway for...
  44. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    So my Model 3 is up for sale via Motorway today, their valuation is almost £2k more than the Tesla trade in offer, so I’m going with it, have sold a couple of cars via Motorway before with good results. I’d previously accepted the Tesla trade in offer so am assuming that if it sells via...
  45. interbear

    Model Y Dog Guard

    It was accurate in my case. Arrived approx 9 days after ordering and over 2 months before my Model Y, which is arriving at the end of June. It's one of my growing stock of MY accessories taking up space in our dining room :)
  46. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Correct for the congestion charge exemption. I applied last year and provided all the details for my Model 3. My application was rejected. No reason given. I haven’t bothered since. No idea why this happened.
  47. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Thanks. I couldn’t possibly explain the Tesla allocation policy when it comes to timing. Nor, I think, could anyone at Tesla :)
  48. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Strangely yes, anticipation levels are high although I know exactly what I’m getting this time, the M3 was a totally new experience, I didn’t even test drive it :D I did test drive the MY and am really looking forward to it.
  49. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Bristol was always the plan. Only challenge is that on 29th I’m supposed to be at a work event that I’ll now be very late for. But Tesla only gave me that option, I was hoping they’d give me a choice of 3 days like last time, but it seems that the current policy is “pick the car up on the one...
  50. interbear

    Model Y UK Delivery

    This is indeed quite the rollercoaster. Again. Ordered March 16. EDD end June with trade in for my M3 £43,400. Great. 3 weeks ago the EDD moves to Sept/Oct. Damn. Must be shunted to Q3. 1 week ago, Trade in expires. As expected. Yesterday morning, revised trade in offer is £40,500, a whole...

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