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  1. Terry F

    2022 Shipping Movements

    FYI if it helps - my MY UK VIN just assiged today: LRWYHCFS7PC564xxx - seen in Vin finder in chrome EDD came forward slightly to Nov 19 to Dec 03 (was Nov 27 to Dec 13) MY RWD White/Black/std wheels
  2. Terry F

    Model 3 RWD used price?

    The Tesla site states that the offer price is only valid for 30 days, so given the 3 months or more EDD any offer now will be well expired by then.
  3. Terry F

    Model 3 RWD used price?

    Yes of course, I feel a bit stupid for asking now. Thanks,
  4. Terry F

    Model 3 RWD used price?

    Thought I might ask for your collective views on a fair price for me to expect for my M3 RWD. I have just ordered a MY RWD and will need to sell or exchange the M3 in December. Registered new on 10 Mar 22, Black inside and out with Aero wheels and has EAP, currently has 2,500 miles at 5.5 months...
  5. Terry F

    Standard Range Model Y Delivery Group

    Once you finish entering your details and have completed the registration process you get the above screen with the "Next Steps" & "Completed Tasks" forms and at this point the Edit Design option that you could previously click on (on the right beside the Estimated Delivery: ) is no longer...
  6. Terry F

    Standard Range Model Y Delivery Group

    I think the suspension is the weakest point in the car, I think the same is true for my M3 though as it does not like potholes and poor roads either. I have always put this down to the extra weight with the battery but a couple of other BEVs seem to be able to overcome this and still provide a...
  7. Terry F

    Standard Range Model Y Delivery Group

    I've just ordered the SRY today in white (bog standard spec), I've been waiting for the SR version to come out. I took the demo LRY for a test drive first to make sure it was as I expected (first time I've driven the MY), nicer high driving position and better visibility than my M3 and easier to...
  8. Terry F

    Have I been charged for charging?

    Very useful to know - thank you.
  9. Terry F

    Have I been charged for charging?

    I visited a shopping centre near my home today and there are 2 Tesla destination charging spaces in the car park. So far I have always used the UMC at home but as I was at 72% SoC and would be an hour I thought I would plug in and try things out. I just plugged in and off it went, 32A according...
  10. Terry F

    Survey Do You Need a UMC?

    Northern Ireland does not currently have a single SuC though the Belfast SC has been on the 'coming soon' list for a while (but only 2 stalls I think). My nearest SuC is a few miles over the border towards Dublin and is about 70 miles from my home. There are a few 11Kw to 22Kw chargers around...
  11. Terry F

    Survey Do You Need a UMC?

    A bit off topic but - Elon has had some bad experiences with banks holding him (Tesla) to ransom (do x or we will withdraw your loans, e.g. 2018 SEC settlement) and so is determined to keep Tesla debt free now that all loans are repaid to avoid this again - hence the very large cash reserves...
  12. Terry F

    Survey Do You Need a UMC?

    When I bought my M3 RWD (LFP) I had planned to buy a charger and have this installed, but now I am not so sure I will need one. I am retired and only drive 100-120 miles per week so get to about 50% SoC after a week's use. I have only ever used the UMC so far, its just plugged into my garage and...
  13. Terry F

    Reversing bug?

    Many thanks for the feedback. I personally consider it a bug (a little one) as whilst the car has reverse selected I would have expected the reverse camera to be the default view (if I am doing nothing else with the screen) rather than the nav screen (I hardly need nav whilst in reverse!). I...
  14. Terry F

    Reversing bug?

    I got into my car this morning (M3 RWD) and selected Reverse as the car was parked nose-in to the house, looked the mirror and saw the rear screen was covered in rain from earlier, so touched the cabin temperature, turned on the heated rear window then touched cabin temperature again to dismiss...
  15. Terry F

    2022 Shipping Movements

    Finance companies who provide lease/PCP/HP contracts will have commercial finance arrangements with Tesla, they will each have a credit limit set by Tesla, say £5m for example. So as each car ordered by that finance company is delivered to a customer Tesla will invoice the finance company for...
  16. Terry F

    2022 Shipping Movements

    Sorry to say that there is likely no large pool of cars just waiting for the lockdown to lift. Figures released by the CPCA on 11 April state that GF Shanghai produced 55,642 cars in March, 32,809 Model Y and 22,653 Model 3. This is roughly the same amount built in February, in theory March has...
  17. Terry F

    Giga Shanghai China

    IIRC there are about 600+ car carrier ships around the world today but just about all car manufacturers (unfortunately, now including Tesla it seems) have reduced production so there a good few of these carriers that have no work and are tied up somewhere at any point in time. So Tesla finding a...
  18. Terry F

    Giga Shanghai China

    '@teslashanghai' account on twitter, which has historically provided some credible info, has suggested that GF Shanghai will not reopen until around 15th May. If so then that will be a huge amount of lost production and Tesla must be having a major re-think about plans for Q2 and Q3. Perhaps...
  19. Terry F

    Tyre pressures ?

    So I reduced the tyre pressures to 42psi all round yesterday (according to the analogue tyre gauge I used) and then put the car on charge overnight (RWD LFP - so to 100%). Just back from a short trip of about 4 miles and the car shows all tyres at 41psi but the ride was noticeably better...
  20. Terry F

    China Model 3 Recall - faulty inverter

    The news came overnight from the Chinese vehicle regulator according to a share site I use (ADVFN), so will hit the UK/US mainstream media today.
  21. Terry F

    Tesla Screen (Dangerous)

    Many moons ago I used to drive cars like the original Mini, Renault 5, Renault 14, etc. that did not have AirCon and windows fogging up was always a problem in cold/humid conditions. Then I got a BMW 320i (1986 I think) which had AC and I soon learned that if you leave this on all the time you...
  22. Terry F

    Tesla Screen (Dangerous)

    If you're referring to the V11 issues (I never experienced V10) then Tesla have clearly made some changes. The point about the demist button disappearing when V11 came out, the demist symbols are now shown below the cabin temperature to guide you to this button. So obviously V11 has moved...
  23. Terry F

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery inc the shipping thread for posts with no shipping news

    I think that experience has shown that Tesla makes cars more according to what parts are available (including paint/seat colours) given the various shortages and probably an estimate of how many of each 'combination' it thinks it may sell (perhaps based upon the overall order backlog). The...
  24. Terry F

    Tyre pressures ?

    This thread prompted me to check the tyre pressures today and they seem to be high, screen shows 45psi front and 46psi rear. Label on door frame says they should be 42psi all round. Car is only 4 weeks old. Does keeping these higher pressure cause an issue or should I reduce them to 42psi all...
  25. Terry F

    2022 Shipping Movements

    My bet is on the paint winning, by weeks! 😂
  26. Terry F

    Tesla Screen (Dangerous)

    OK it's clicked now, I misunderstood what you meant by 'second EV'.
  27. Terry F

    M3 MIC 2021 tail lights

    Maybe a bit off topic! I seem to recall that back in the 1970s there was quite an aftermarket trade in fitting rear fog lamps and reversing lamps as these only came as standard on higher spec cars and were not a legal requirement. As a trainee electrician I used to make a few bob fitting these...
  28. Terry F

    2022 Shipping Movements

    Giga-shanghai works 24/7 once open, 2 x 12 hour shifts each day so no way to have catch-up shifts. Best production rate so far is about 2,300 cars per day or 16,000 per week so perhaps they can improve efficiency (as they are constantly trying to do) and get a few more cars made each shift, but...
  29. Terry F

    Tesla Screen (Dangerous)

    No, my wife is often with me. I am more than happy for my wife to use the screen to control the entertainment or climate whilst I am driving (glovebox is a total non-issue as we never use it). OK, maybe I'm not 100% 'happy' with the other half choosing the entertainment - you got me. But, other...
  30. Terry F

    2022 Model 3 RWD LFP observations?

    I have only driven 420 miles since new over almost 4 weeks but the average power use (as per graph app in car) consistently shows an average of 230-250Wh/mile. So is it fair to say that this is roughly 4 mile per KWh and I think the LFP battery has 60KWh useable - so a max range of 240 miles...
  31. Terry F

    Tesla Screen (Dangerous)

    This may be your view but I disagree that any of this is dangerous. I don't see Glovebox, Radio or Climate controls as 'essential to have to hand' and the wiper button is on the end of the left stalk, just as easy to push that button as to flick the stalk on other car models. I understand that...
  32. Terry F

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery inc the shipping thread for posts with no shipping news

    But Shanghai was to close for 2 days, now 6 days and still counting, not confirmed when production will fully resume yet AFAIK. That factory makes around 2,300 M3/MY per day so that is at least 14,000 'lost' cars for Q2 and then there are the Berlin delays where Tesla would have originally...
  33. Terry F

    2 week old MY, Multiple Errors whilst driving - All assist functions disabled

    TBH, unlikely to be corrosion on such a new car, more likely to be a faulty sensor or bad connector. With thousands of parts in each car you will always get the odd bad component that works OK initially but fails soon afterwards, especially with electrical items. You fit a new light bulb and a...
  34. Terry F

    Why is range calculation not accurate?

    On the M3 RWD LFP (but with only 400 driven miles so far) I have found that 1% = 2 miles is a good rule-of-thumb for me. I do 100-120 miles a week in shortish 5-20 mile journeys and use about 50% SoC to do this. A very simple fix would be for Tesla to let you setup a conversion factor so that...
  35. Terry F

    Tesla Screen (Dangerous)

    Interesting, I've only had my car 3 weeks but have tried quite a few voice commands and so far they have all worked first time! (except for a couple of searches in Spotify, but I think that was more down to my description and Spotify not finding a decent match).
  36. Terry F

    How Secure Are Teslas/Tesla Thefts

    I agree when you are parked at home, but handy if you are away overnight and parked in a public area, airport, hotel, shopping centre, etc.
  37. Terry F

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery inc the shipping thread for posts with no shipping news

    Just to say that as I only drive around 100-120 miles per week I just use the supplied 13Amp 3-pin plug granny charger to charge overnight once a week. this gets me from ~50% to 100% (RWD LFP) in about 14 hours. If you will drive more miles than this then this method may not work for you, but...
  38. Terry F

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery inc the shipping thread for posts with no shipping news

    Yes that is commitment, I might expect somebody from here to go to England to collect given the wider availability there, and of course this car must have started its UK journey in Southampton so probably passed your house on its way over to NI. ;) Best airport to use would be City Airport as...
  39. Terry F

    Spotify question

    Not quite, there is a Tesla Spotify account that comes with the car, it is tied to the car and cannot be accessed from anywhere else, just from the car. You also need to subscribe to the Tesla Premium Connectivity addon (£9.99/month) else it only works when the car is connected to WiFi. I think...
  40. Terry F

    Spotify question

    I had to do a reset (push both steering wheel buttons until screen goes blank) before it came up on mine. Takes 2 minutes only to reset.
  41. Terry F

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery inc the shipping thread for posts with no shipping news

    I quite like these plates but they are rather expensive. I have seen many Tuk Tuks but never one that looks anything like this, perhaps you were just trying to be offensive? Personally, I try to follow the saying "If you cannot say anything nice, say nothing".
  42. Terry F

    Tesla Screen (Dangerous)

    I've had a BMW 520d which I bought new for the last 7 years. Insurance has always been £200 - £250 since I got it and I was insured with a few different companies over those 7 years (I use the compare sites at each renewal). Got my new M3 RWD a couple of weeks ago and yes I got some silly quotes...
  43. Terry F

    Assign and Retain Number Plate

    I don't think you can do this because you need to enter the "Document Reference Number" at the top right of the V5 to do the transfer. If you had a new Tesla but did not yet have the V5 I'm not sure how you could have got this to work! EDIT: But you also mention a 'corrected V5' which sort of...
  44. Terry F

    Assign and Retain Number Plate

    Sorry but you cannot do this. When you take a personal reg off a car you will be given a reference number for the retention of the number you have just removed, you can use this reference number to immediately assign that retained number onto another vehicle assuming that you have the V5...
  45. Terry F

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery inc the shipping thread for posts with no shipping news

    @Rirawin I did post this previously so sorry for the repeat but, my M3 RWD collected 10th March does not have the boot lid slight misalignment issue on the left upper side that several others here have posted about, (yes it does have the power lift). To my mind this means that the boot can be...
  46. Terry F

    Mandatory Speed Limiters from July 2022?

    Your new MY will not have this. Sensationalist headlines that mislead. July 2022 date only applies to newly launched models (i.e first sales of that new model), for existing models (e.g. M3, MY) then the date is July 2024.
  47. Terry F

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery inc the shipping thread for posts with no shipping news

    It may be that you were fined incorrectly depending upon what aspect of the rules your plate was deemed to have not been compliant with. Folks using italic and non-compliant lettering or incorrect spacing is very common. The thrust of the rules is around readability - using specific size black...
  48. Terry F

    Lane Departure Warning when set to OFF

    You are making the assumption that actual video footage is saved, but perhaps the onboard AI monitoring the video in real-time creates an 'Alert event' to the effect that the driver is not paying attention to the road, no video is saved or leaves the car, just the event record in the log. The...
  49. Terry F

    M3 MIC 2021 tail lights

    The larger brake lights are more likely to be noticed in daylight and stop someone else running into the rear of your car, so a potential benefit to you.
  50. Terry F

    UK 2022 Orders to Delivery inc the shipping thread for posts with no shipping news

    I was asked for driver licence and if I had insurance OK - I showed licence and simply verbally confirmed insurance was OK.

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