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24th July...31st July...5th Aug...and finally...

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by ekwng, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. ekwng

    ekwng Member

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    Got it today! :biggrin:

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    First Impression:

    - Much much better finishing, both interior and exterior, than Demo cars. No more wavy leather seams and carpet fitted nicely :cool:

    - Yet to come up with navigation software. They'll update later.

    - Really don't like the all-in-one wiper-indicator, but anyway... :frown:

    - I really need the Center Console (on waiting list)

    - Wiper blades sucks!!! No good! :mad:

    Otherwise it is Grrrrrrrrrreat to drive! :tongue:
     
  2. Vmax

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    Congrats!!!
     
  3. ModelX

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    Beautiful! Enjoy!
     
  4. sonywong

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    Congrats! My car have some alignment issues on the chrome trim (left rear passenger window). they said will fix it for me later
     
  5. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    You may have one of the last "old" grey Model S cars. Congrats.
     
  6. River Leung

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    Congrats! !:wink:
     
  7. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Congrats. Love the delivery area. All of my past cars have been delivered in grimy garages. The Tesla approach is so bright and shiny.
     
  8. Alipapa

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    Concgrats, i really need a compartment on the door panel to store my wallet
     
  9. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    You got too much money then!
     
  10. Alipapa

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    No, but when you get in and out of car park you need octopus right? It will br easier it you can just grab it with your right hand
     
  11. ck1116

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    may be put on the floor at left hand side. :)
     
  12. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    By comparison, here is what the delivery area in Hopewell looked like 3 1/2 years ago.

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  13. EBill

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    For those who have had their car delivered was there any mention of extended warranties, ranger service or other services that are available?
     
  14. ekwng

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    I think my DS mentioned 4-year warranty? I didn't pay too much attention though :rolleyes:

    There's also a 24hr roadside assistance number. If outside office hours then the call will be forwarded to a towing company and a Tesla staff mobile phone.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Tesla's stock price 3.5yrs ago was only twenty something :tongue:

    I like your Roadster color :smile:
     
  15. flashflood

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    Welcome to the club!

    What do you not like about the wiper blades? I haven't noticed anything unusual about mine.
     
  16. sonywong

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    I also think the wipers (or coating on windshield?) are not good. They don't clean the glass very well and feels like using wipers on rental cars.
     
  17. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    #17 DITB, Aug 2, 2014
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    For decades, I have been using products like "Rain Kleer" and "Rainex" (same product, different brand). It last about 1-3 months, slowly wears off. The more you use your wipers, the faster it wears off. Until then, rain is repelled into tiny drops, instead of large splashes of water.

    The windscreen becomes hydrophobic.

    It's like removing all the steps on a climbing wall, there is no-where to hold on. The water cannot fall out flat, but only attach in bubbles - and if you can see through those bubbles (not that hard, just change your focus), you don't need to use your windshield wipers. Obviously, it works better at speeds over 30-50 km/h, as the relative wind then blows the water away. The worst scenario is drizzle at night, with small but bright street lights - in this case, a lot of reflections can make it necessary to use wipers.

    Going on a country road or highway, even passing a large truck in heavy rain, you can see straight though the rain without using wipers. It works magic.

    Here is an example:



    I have also seen some Japanese brands in a Japanese car accessory shop.

    For these reasons, I never cared to change wiper blades too often, and always told at the service - don't replace them.
     
  18. ekwng

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    Thanks!!

    Exactly like Sonywong said it just won't clean well.

    A perfect blade should wipe through silently without jitter and leave no marks. Both of the blades on mine are noisy, jitter and smudgy :cursing:


    DITB: Perhaps I should give it a try..:biggrin:
     
  19. Lerxt

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    Jittery and noisy? I hate that, it was the bane of my life with the old Merc. I will be visiting Tesla service with this as a warranty item often.
     
  20. lx3h

    lx3h Charged.hk TSLA Grp Rep

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    #20 lx3h, Aug 2, 2014
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    Here's a recipe if you want to DIY.

    Homemade Windshield Water Repellent | eHow
     

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